Clapham gets its jam on ahead of Oxfam music festival

Clapham residents will be getting their jam on this Saturday as the Oxjam team are putting together a fundraising gig entitled Summer Shakedown, to celebrate the lead up to Oxjam Clapham Music Festival in October.

Taking place in Bread and Roses pub from 4pm until 11pm, the shakedown is delivering an evening of live music from local artists such as Forleigh and 3Ž4, I am the ID, Mark Matthews, Kenesha and Paul Freeland.

The gig will also include summer games, BBQ, a photographer and face painting, all of which can be enjoyed for a small £3 donation.

The event will provide party goers with a small teaser of what’s to come with the Oxjam Clapham Festival taking place on Saturday October 11, with both events helping to raise funds and awareness for the charity.

Oxfam is devised to help fight poverty through emergency response, development work and campaigning for real change and last year alone their work benefited a staggering 15 million people across 55 countries.

Summer Shakedown is the second event this season for the charity fundraisers with previous ones including a successful music bingo session in Gigalum back in June, where prizes included tickets to numerous festivals on the common including South West Four 2014.

The team behind the music campaign consists of ten individuals from Production to Design and Fundraising.

So far Oxjam Clapham has raised around £500 with a target of £1,000 before October’s festival and are hoping to continue their fundraising with various up and coming including a rock night at Arch 635 on Friday September 12.

All of which will be in building up to the main event in October where Oxjam Clapham will be staging over 70 acts across eight venues to a crowd of over 800 music lovers.

Entry for Summer Shakedown requires just a £3 donation at the door.

For more information on the Oxjam Clapham Festival on 11th October visit or @OxjamClapham on Twitter.

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