On Saturday 19th October, Beeston becomes one multi-venue music festival. The town literally comes alive with music from an amazing array of performers, all giving their talent and time for free.
During the afternoon, many bars and cafés offer free music to kick off the day. After 6pm, access to all music venues is by wristband only, purchased in advance or on the day.
Organised by an enthusiastic band of volunteers, this very popular and successful community event has raised over £100,000 for Oxfam since it started in 2011.
Last year, it raised £27,000, once again breaking its own and national, records. It really is the local music event of the year, attracting large audiences and creating a great buzz around the town.
A small group of local volunteers forms the project team. They use their experience from previous Oxjam Beeston events to plan all the activities for the day.
However, Takeover can simply not happen without a band of willing volunteers to help out for a few hours during the day.
If you’ve never been to an Oxjam Beeston Takeover, this is your chance to experience this fantastic event – or maybe you already know how great the Takeovers are and would like to be part of it all.
Members of the project team operate from a central hub to co-ordinate the day. This includes ensuring all volunteers know what is expected and dealing with any queries.
The project team volunteer co-ordinators will be on duty all day to help all the volunteers know where they are needed and when.
Volunteers will do literally anything, from delivering an instrument to a forgetful band member, selling raffle tickets, to supporting venues to run their programme of performances.
But the main activities needed for volunteers to sign up for in advance are venue manager, venue assistant,fundraiser, runnerand kiosk staff.
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