Oxjam events in Norwich

COLIN WILSON The local leg of this national charity event for Oxfam - launched by Jarvis Cocker earlier this month - comes to Norwich over the next few days.

COLIN WILSON

The local leg of this national charity event for Oxfam - launched by Jarvis Cocker earlier this month - comes to Norwich over the next few days.

Tonight there's the Young Oxjam event at Brickmaker's sister venue B2 on Sprowston Road in Norwich, with Huck and Lick The Dice playing.

On Sunday there's a busk-a-thon organised in two city centre venues by local indie-rock band Huck who were keen to get involved again this year. After discovering no official gig was being organised for Norwich, Huck manager Claire Read decided to organise one herself. And so The Forum (10am-3pm, with a break while the bells are rung at St Peter Mancroft) and inside the Castle Mall (11am-3pm) have been arranged. The line-up includes: Forum - Huck, Lahayna, the Kabeedies, Sam and Daisy, the Interpreters, Russ Whitehouse and Fletch Cadillac, and at Castle Mall (acoustic stage) - some of the above artists playing unplugged - plus Ed Sheeran, Mark Miller and Stuart Moore (Morning Blue). Free admission, so give what you can.

Also as part of Oxjam, Acoustic Ladyland bring their fiercely unique take on skewed, rabble-rousing jazz to the Queen Charlotte, Dereham Road, on Tuesday night (7.30pm). Their fans include everyone from Scott Walker to The Mighty Boosh, and the band features Pete Wareham (saxophone/vocals) with Seb Rochford (drums), Ruth Goller (bass) and Tom Cawley (keyboards). Since the album Skinny Grin was released to critical acclaim in December last year, the band have been keeping busy with various projects with Seb Rochford featuring with Mercury-nominated Basquiat Strings and the band Polar Bear. The show sees Acoustic Ladyland previewing new material in preparation for their next studio album. Box office for this event: 01603 631144. (£4adv/£5door)

t www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam

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