Oxjam Peterborough Festival

Cause Name: Oxjam Peterborough Festival
Cause Type: Poverty Alleviation
Cause Location: Peterborough
Cause Contact: Phil Lewis
Cause Contact Position: Festival Manager

Cause Mission:

The Oxjam Peterborough Festival aims to raise valuable funds for Oxfam by filling the city of Peterborough with music and artistic performances.

Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn’t inevitable. This is just some of what we do.

We make sure people can get clean water to drink and decent sanitation. We provide help for people to get food and the essentials they need to survive and ensure the most vulnerable are kept safe from harm.

We support them in being better prepared to cope with shocks and uncertainties and we help rebuild communities to come back stronger from disaster and to face the future on their own terms.

Additional Information:


The festival will raise valuable funds for Oxfam and forms part of a series of Oxjam events taking place up and down the country throughout the month of October. 2017 will be the first year that such an event has taken place in Peterborough.

Briefly, Oxjam began in 2006 as a grassroots initiative run entirely by volunteers who are passionate about their local music and arts scene. Since its conception, Oxjam has attracted a number of celebrity supporters across the music industry and has raised extraordinary sums of money in the fight against global poverty.

The Peterborough Festival will see every corner of the city filled with talented performers for one weekend only. Artists representing every conceivable genre and style, from classical ensembles and youth choirs to video DJs and spoken word artists, will be entertaining residents of all ages with proceeds raised going directly to Oxfam.