Oxjam aims to hit the high notes in Buxton

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FUNDRAISERS are aiming to turn musical notes into bank notes with Buxton Oxjam 2012.

Oxjam is Oxfam’s month-long music festival. It runs all through October with hundreds of events around the UK, all organised by volunteers who know and love their local music scene, all raising money towards tackling poverty and famine.

Coinciding with the reopening of the town’s Oxfam shop following its refurbishment, Buxton Oxjam gets underway on Friday October 12 with an Underworld Rock Night at the town’s Level 2 nightclub.

Then on Saturday October 20, between 8pm and 1am, the Orchestra Pit, underneath the Old Hall Hotel, will host an evening of dance music for 150 people, ranging from Dubstep, Electro and Trance to Techno and Hard-style.

Tickets for this over-18s event, priced £4, are available from www.wegottickets.com, or from Zoe Keeling at Muzik and More, on the Market Place.

Organiser Terence Honeyford, who volunteers at Oxfam in Buxton, said: “We are a very musical town, so when I saw this on the Oxfam website I thought it would be a really great way of raising money for Oxfam.

“We have set ourselves a target of £1,000, and if we can raise that we’ll be delighted.”

A third live music event is being planned for Friday November 2 at The Railway, the line-up for which is yet to be confirmed, in addition to a second ‘buskathon’ to be held in Spring Gardens.

The first ‘buskathon’, which took place recently on the Market Place, raised £50.