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A Night of Cabaret

13 August 2017

We can't believe it's been a whole month since our Night of Cabaret at Duffy's Bar! For our first fundraiser this year we invited our audience to suit up and get their glam on for a night of debauchery, mystery and fun.

Our cheeky host Doug Deans ensured the crowd was roaring with laughter throughout the night. After a brilliant introduction, the Sergeant Jones Band kicked off the show and were followed by a night of tantalising burlesque performances by the beguiling Chicas Locas, Minnie Milk, Twinkel Pink, Luna Diosa and Violet Kiss, as well as more fun and laughs with failed children's performers Wayne Kerr, Simon and finger puppet Winky.

All in all, it was a fantastic, cheeky night in aid of raising funds that will help Oxfam eliminate poverty for good.

We'd like to warmly thank all performers for a great show, our volunteers for their efforts and hard work and Gareth Norman for the wonderful photography (check out photos from the night here). Special thanks go out to Duffy's Bar, Glitterbug Burlesque and Skytribe Dance Studio, without whom this night would not have been possible.

Lastly, a big thanks to our fabulous audience! We hope to see you all again at any of our upcoming events, and of course especially for Oxjam Leicester Takeover on 28 October. Don't forget to get your Takeover tickets here or via this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oxjam-leicester-2017-tickets-34638722351?platform=hootsuite. See you soon!

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About Oxjam Leicester Takeover

Oxjam Leicester Takeover is a one-day music festival, now in its seventh year, featuring the best of Leicesterís independent music talent from the city and beyond... plus lots more!

In the lead-up to Takeover day there will be a programme of exciting events and gigs across the city, bringing you music, art, fun. Last year Oxjam Leicester Takeover raised more than £6000 - donated to Oxfam to help end poverty for good.

The Takeover is organised by a dedicated team of local volunteers, with the support of local venues and businesses. There are opportunities for performers, volunteers and businesses to get involved - contact us for more information.

About Oxjam Nationally

Oxjam began in 2006, with the aim of creating a network of music-loving people across the UK, all united by a shared goal - to raise money to fight poverty and suffering around the world. 9 years on itís still going strong, with hundreds of incredible gigs taking place each October.

Over the years Oxjam has gained several high profile celebrity supporters, including Jarvis Cocker, Fatboy Slim, Damon Albarn, Hot Chip, 2manydjs and many more. But at its heart it is still a grassroots festival, with thousands of volunteers celebrating music in their local communities by organising their own gigs in support of Oxfam GB.

Did you know?

Over 1.3 million people have been to an Oxjam gig.

So far there have been†over 5,100 Oxjam events across the UK.

Since 2006 Oxjam has raised over†£2.5 million†for Oxfam.