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‘Drastic on Plastic’

At the beginning of November, members of the office team attended the Association of Independent Festivals Congress in Sheffield, where independent festival organisers gathered to debate the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing the festival sector. This year, the theme of the Congress was ‘Under the Sea’, and there were a number of talks, workshops and panel …

A Beginner’s Guide to Festivaling with Oxfam: The Top 5 Q+As

This year’s festival season is sadly over, yet anticipation for next summer is already building. Welcoming hundreds of newbies to our Facebook page we know that, although it may be getting gloomier outside, festival fans still have their sights squarely set on summer. This is especially the case as, as the summer of 2019 approaches …

Application Basics

Oxfam Festivals has a wealth of opportunities to get involved with this summer including Stewarding, Campaigning and Shop Volunteering.  With many different roles across a variety of festivals around the UK, we hope that you can join us this summer! Keep reading to learn more about the ‘Application Basics’. Stewarding: To be prepared for your application …

Water For Life

This summer we will be speaking to festival goers at: Common People Download Latitude WOMAD Bestival JOIN THE MOVEMENT: Just ask yourself how far would you walk to get clean water? Because for women in Africa and Asia, the average trip is 6km – nearly 8,000 steps and countless lost hours. This summer, lots of …