OxJam Chiswick’ Team Up With Boutique And Bookshop

For "Vintage & Vinyl’ event celebrating all things vintage in the world of fashion & music


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A group of Chiswick based volunteers inspired by their love of the community, local music, and the work of international charity Oxfam, have forged together support from venues, businesses and individuals to plan, create and deliver a music festival called ‘Oxjam Chiswick’, on behalf of Oxfam, a first for the leafy West London area.

Following hundreds of applications Oxfam’s head office gave the green light to an enthusiastic volunteer earlier this year, Julian Chattin, who’s drive is not only to produce a series of events based on his love of music but also to give back to the community, and to a charity which focuses on three main objectives, emergency response, campaigning for change, and development work worldwide.

Julian now armed with local support from PR to Production to help create, plan and execute fundraising events throughout July, August, and September this year, will focus on raising cash for the official inaugural ‘OxJam Chiswick Takeover Day’, which will take place across six venues in Chiswick on Saturday 22nd October 2011.

To kick things off July sees the ‘OxJam Chiswick’ team pair up with the Oxfam Boutique on Chiswick High Road, and the Oxfam Bookshop on Turnham Green Terrace, to present an evening called ‘Vintage & Vinyl’ celebrating all things vintage in the world of fashion & music.

With live music acts to entertain throughout the night including several local DJs, resident music man Matt Adey from the Troubador in Earls Court, and local hero Patelvis to raise a smile or two, Vintage & Vinyl will take place at the George IV pub on Wednesday 27th July 2011.

Pop-up booths selling vintage clothing from the delights of the Oxfam Boutique and Oxfam Bookshop will keep crowds rummaging for a bargain or two to the sounds of local music, not only helping to raise funds for OxJam Chiswick, but also making a global impact.

OxJam Takeover Manager, Julian Chattin says: “OxJam Chiswick is a great gig for the local community for everyone who loves great music. It means we can put Chiswick back on the map in terms of celebrating local musical talent and also be part of Oxfam’s National music festival which is now the biggest music festival in the UK.”
Julian goes on to say:

“I’m looking forward to seeing my friend Matt Adey perform his new album ‘Home’ at ‘Vintage & Vinyl’ at the good old George IV pub. We’ll be celebrating and shopping for vintage fashion too. Shop til’ you drop will take on a whole new meaning.”

Toni & Guy who are sponsors of the launch event will be providing everyone with mini make-overs for a snip at just £10.00 designed especially for those who don't have time to go home from the office and change.

Toni and Guy, Chiswick Manager Sue Balfour Birks says: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the launch event of Vintage & Vinyl, with a make-over for all, for just £10.00. We will also be presenting our popular ‘Treatment Rooms’ providing beauty treatments for this exclusive event. “

Sue goes on to say: “Vintage & Vinyl will be a vibrant atmosphere to enjoy and we are proud to support this local Chiswick event with

local music and the talents of the Oxfam Boutique and bookshop too. It’s something different and unique which is why we decided to sponsor the event, also for a fantastic cause. Besides, as locals collaborate around music for a global cause everyone will benefit.''

Tickets are limited for this event to only 200 for the night and can be purchased from both the Oxfam Boutique and Oxfam Bookshop in Chiswick, as well as from Toni & Guy Chiswick, or by emailing V&V@ChiswickOxjam.co.uk

The OxJam Chiswick team are also looking for volunteers and opportunities in various areas including local talent, bands & DJ's, live cabaret, Fundraising, PR & Marketing too. Do get in touch and join in on the fun– follow us and support us on Facebook or Twitter to help.

Find them on Facebook: Oxjam-Chiswick or Twitter: OxJamChiswick and sign up and keep up to date with new announcements and events.


July 22, 2011