October 5, 2010 2.27 pm This story is over 161 months old

Celebrating Black History month with music

Charity festival: A music festival will kick off Black History month at The Collection by raising money for Oxfam.

The Collection museum will be hosting the Oxjam Music Festival this weekend to celebrate Black History month.

The festival on October 9 will showcase local musicians with genres from rock to gospel, while raising money for the charity Oxfam.

Bands in the lineup are headliners The Lounge Crusade and Dancing Lotus, alongside Elliott Morris, Dumi! and Olivia Hutchinson.

Colin McFarlane as Commissioner Loeb in Batman Begins.

As well as the bands, Batman actor Colin McFarlane will open the evening and start the Black History month celebrations.

There will also be activities on hand such as a raffle and face painting.

Community Officer Bukky Ojo said: “The event will be a fantastic opportunity for people to come to The Collection and see the museum in a different light!

“We are extremely lucky to have Colin McFarlane joining us to mark this special occasion.

“I cant think of a better way to kick-start our Black History Month celebrations and most importantly make a contribution to an important charity in a new and interesting way!”

Doors open at 6.15pm. Tickets can be bought with a donation, the suggested amount being £3. To reserve a ticket, contact 01522 550990.

There will be an after party at Kind Bar from 10pm – 1am. Tickets for the after party will be available on the door priced at £2.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council | Photo: WAG Screen