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09 October 2014

Oxjam strikes a sweet note for charity

web story Oxjam takeover - South Thames CollegeMusic students will turn the Wandsworth Campus into a hive of musical activity as they host a charity concert as part of their course. The Oxjam takeover, in aid of Oxfam, will see college bands perform four hours of live music on Thursday 16 September.

The ambitious event will form the ‘music events management’ unit of their music performance course, students will be assessed on aspects including planning, organising and managing the event.

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.