Level 3 music performance student, Matthew Davies, has the responsibility of being the artist organiser as well as rhythm guitarist on the day. The 18-year-old from Earlsfield said: “Getting involved with Oxjam this year has been brilliant. It feels good to know we’re raising money for charity and also getting a chance to improve our performing, organising and our social skills.”
Oxjam music festival is a month of live gigs in aid of Oxfam. Every October, Oxjam Gig Makers organise hundreds of fundraising gigs nationwide. Since its start in 2006, Oxjam now has seen over 1 million people attending gigs, helping raise over £2 million.
Toby Clark, music and performing arts curriculum manager at South Thames College, said: “Throughout the year our talented music performance students get the opportunity to perform at many functions and events so being on the other side and organising one has been a brilliant chance for them to get hands-on experience in a different side of the industry. The team has put so much effort in to making the show a success we’re hoping all the staff, students and local residents are going to get behind this great event for a really worthwhile cause.”
The students will be hosting matinee and evening performances at 12 -2pm and 6-8pm on Thursday 16 October, with the evening performance open to the public. Tickets are £5 or £2 for students and all proceeds will go to charity. Tickets are available on the door or from Student Services at the Wandsworth Campus of the college in advance.