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Local charity festival scoops top award; raises record figure

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The October 2015 Beeston Oxjam Takeover was last weekend confirmed as raising the most amount of money out of all Oxjam Takeovers in the Midlands, as well as being the third highest fundraiser out of the 53 Oxjams over the UK, trailing behind only Cheltenham (population three times larger than Beeston) and Islington (population ten times larger than Beeston.


Bartons for Beer, Bopping, Books and Brushwork …

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and other things beginning with B

Bartons, is launching its 2014 season of events this week, 6 June 2014, with a package of art and entertainment designed to really put Chilwell on the cultural map of the East Midlands over the coming months.



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The Nottingham fightback


Brash, foolish and likely to be doomed, Bartons fight back the Monsters of the devious 'tram' attack, when the battle for the soul of the town that no one realised had begun had been all but lost!


The Carnival of Monsters 2012 - Artist Proposals Wanted.

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Proposals sought from artists and performers for a major Nottingham Art Festival.

comwhiteFollowing on from the success of last years multi-arts Carnival of Monsters festival 2011 in Nottingham, Bartons ( have kindly offered to host the festival again this year. We are currently putting together what will be a bigger and better festival combining Art, Music and Performance in the fantastic Bartons buildings.

We are running the festival around the same dates as last year (starting on the Oct 13th for 2 weeks). We already have support from the Beeston Bid and Broxtowe Councils, been offered Radio air play and promotion in the press, TV and the Oxjam Festival among many others. Bartons have also been chosen as a venue for the Cultural Olympiad this year.

We are currently seeking ambitious proposals from artists working in the East Midlands or further afield, either site specific or existing pieces. The Festival is a unique opportunity to present large-scale sculpture, painting, live art, photography, installations, film, video, dance and music in a truly unique venue.

Should you wish to visit the venue prior to submitting a proposal please get in touch and we will try to accommodate small groups in advance of the submissions deadline.

For more information about the festival please visit our website:

From here you can join our Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus pages to keep informed of the latest news.

The deadline for submissions will be 27th July and prior to that full submissions guidelines will be posted on the site. Anyone interested should get in touch via our website, or via our email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you could help by forwarding this onto anyone who might be interested it would be most appreciated. This years event promises to be very exciting!


Carnival of Monsters.


Oxjam Music Festival 2011

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Oxjam Beeston Takeover

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Time: 5pm - 7pm 10th September 2011

Place: The Engine Room, Bartons, High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 4AJ

You are warmly invited to attend the Oxjam Beeston Takeover 2011 press launch, where we will provide the following information and news:
• Artistes (the festival will include over 30 musical acts and many comedians and poets)
• Venues (the festival takes place over 10 venues)
• Festival sponsors
• Details of ticket collection points in Beeston & online ticket sales
• Launch our official website: - Take a sneak preview:

We will also hand out more festival info.
At the launch there will be live music by Miss 600 at 6pm, set against a stunning back-drop of classic vehicles from 100 years of Ford, National Heritage Day. (The Bartons Heritage day is taking place earlier in the day)

On October 22nd the Oxjam Beeston Takeover 2011 will take place in Beeston as part of Oxfam’s National Music Festival and so live music, comedy and poetry is scheduled at over 10 participating pubs, bars and restaurants in Beeston between 12pm and 11.30pm.

Artistes include the Pesky Alligators, Miss 600 and the Phil Langran Band. Nottingham’s Miss Imp will be hosting a comedy afternoon at Latino’s Restaurant with stand-up from Carl Jones.

As a warm up to the festival there will also be two Pub Poetry evenings held in Beeston. These will take place at the Hop Pole on Tuesday 20th September and The Crown Inn on Sunday 16th October. This is an informal and fun evening of strictly comic/ light hearted poetry or short stories – just turn up on the day to listen or bring your own for the open mic part.

The entire event is volunteer run so if you would like to participate or help in any way on the day or leading up to the event, please contact the Oxjam Beeston team.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require any more information.
Best wishes
The Oxjam Beeston Team

For further information or to arrange for photographs or interviews contact:
Carly Collingwood on 07974 061437,
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Stephen Wallace on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Charlotte Wright on 01476 860127/mob: 07973 296001