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Leicester Oxjam Takeover 2010

This article was originally published in Arts in Leicester magazine and is included now, as part of  our archives project.

Music raises funds for charity. Oxjam breathes new life into Leicester’s live music. Oxjam is a month-long music festival organised for the charity Oxfam. All around the UK, hundreds of music events are being organised to raise funds for the charity. These events are put on by people who know and love their local music scene.

This is our report on the 2010 Festival held in Leicester.

Kevin Gaughan sums up the day (see below)

The Oxjam Takeover festival took place in Braunstone Gate on Saturday 23rd October 2010. It was an astonishing success, both musically and in raising nearly £16,000 for the Oxfam charity.

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17th December 2014

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Music diary for April 2014

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Gigs and events this month that we were at

30th April

Curve:   we went to see the new musical Water Babies;  see our review on Arts in Leicestershire

26th April

Smokin’ The Profit album launch at Sumo with Smokestacks, Paddywax and Blunderbuster

22nd April

Joel Owen and the Antoine Band at The Musician with The Brandy Thieves and Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos.

Read Meri Everitt’s review.

19th April

Black Mesa at the Soundhouse with Deep Red Thread, Headwire and FourPointOh.

Deep Red Thread

A seriously good performance from lead vocalist Sophie Garner was backed by fizzingly good guitar  work by Oscar to produce rock with plenty of punch...

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