Oxjam at the Pelton Arms

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Katy from the Greenwich Oxfam Fundraising Group asked me to let people know about their Oxjam events at the Pelton Arms this week. She wrote:

This October the Pelton Arms pub is holding a week of charity events and gigs featuring the best local talent as part of the nationwide Oxjam music festival.

There will be a variety of events & people involved, from the best local bands & DJ’s to a music quiz and the pub’s knitting group. The week opens with an “Oxjam Pub Quiz” on Tuesday 9th, and closes on the Sunday with afternoon entertainment from local band The Los Dawsons. Both Friday and Saturday night will feature evenings of music, with Tom Minchin of The Dirty Reds & Andrew Abbott of Star Witness kicking the weekend off on Friday, and then Charlton rockabilly band Ronnie Ripple and the Ripchords start the music on Saturday followed by the Bob Dylan Experience with the night ending with some authentic rhythm & blues from Kit Curtis & The B3s.

Oxjam is a month-long music festival that takes place throughout the UK  during October to raise money for the charity, Oxfam. Since the first year of the festival in 2006, Oxjam has raised over £1.75 million for Oxfam’s causes.

Katy, Chair, Greenwich Oxfam said “We are really excited to be putting on a whole series of events for Oxjam this year, they are incorporating a variety of local talent and  should have a real community feel. This will be our best Greenwich Oxjam yet!”

There will be events most nights from 9th-14th October and entry to all gigs is free. To get the listings for the week and news as it becomes available, follow @OxfamGreenwich on twitter. You can donate online to Greenwich Oxjam at http://www.justgiving.com/Greenwich-Oxjam-2012

The line up is as follows:

9/10 – Pub quiz (£1 from each entry donated to Oxjam)

10/10 – Rock n’ Roll Knitting and a DJ set from Blackheath Panda Scooter Club

12/10 – Acoustic sets from Tom Minchin (The Dirty Reds) & Andrew Abbott (Star Witness)

13/10 – Kit Curtis & The B3s, The Bob Dylan Experience, Ronnie Ripple & The Ripchords

14/10 – The Los Dawsons

All monies raised go to helping Oxfam’s work in countries around the world.
For more information, visit http://www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam

The Pelton Arms

The Pelton Arms