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MUST DO: Oxjam Camden and Patron Live

Live music one-offs and regulars to distract you from the autumnal chill in the air

FESTIVAL: Oxjam Camden

Various artists dotted around the stables and tunnels. Photo: PR
This fundraising initiative by Oxfam actually forms part of the UK’s largest grassroots music festival. And this year its annual Camden event features thirty acts across six venues.

The day kicks off in Camden Market at noon, with a trail following acoustic musicians throughout the various stables and tunnels.

Highlights include spoken word from Christian Foley and alternative hip-hop from Ceiling Demons, both at the Fiddlers Elbow, indie-rockers Toffees and local duo Blythe at Camden Assembly, and up-and-coming rock acts, including Blinding Lights at The Good Mixer. Sat 28th Oct. Tickets available at Oxfam Camden High St (£10/£8) or head here.

JAZZ: Patron Live

Now hosting Sunday evening jazz nights. Photo: David Loftus.
The folk behind the always innovative Fortess Road bistro love their music (see here for more evidence) and are now hosting free live music events to take your mind off the impending doom of a new autumnal week. And what a welcome idea that sounds.


Next up are local jazz singer Sue Henry (22nd Oct) and GOMA2 Quartet, a trio on sax, bass and guitar (29th Oct). And if you arrive at 5pm, you’ll bag the 2-4-1 drinks deal, which applies to cocktails and wine. Hic. 6:30-8:30pm, Sundays, 26 Fortess Rd, NW5. More info here.

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