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Media calendar

Please find below our calendar of media stories and reports for the next few months. Do get in touch with the relevant contact if you'd like any more information or call the press office on +44 (0)1865 472498.

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October 2016

7 Oct: Mystery Jets ticket treasure hunt in Oxfam Edinburgh shop. The Mystery Jets will hide three pairs of tickets to their Edinburgh gig in the Oxfam Edinburgh music shop, EH4 1HJ, with clues posted on Twitter @oxfammusicedin. Their tour of Oxfam shops is part of the Oxjam Music Festival month of live shows, raising funds for Oxfam. For more information please contact Serena Tramonti: 07825 780 651/

7-9 Oct: World Bank / International Monetary Fund annual meetings, Washington: Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on the impact of measures in fighting poverty and inequality. Please contact Melanie Kramers +44 (0)7825 088894 /

9 Oct: Mystery Jets at Oxfam shop in Preston, for Oxjam Music Festival month. The band will be in store 2-3pm, PR1 2AR. Fans can win tickets to their evening show by posting photos of the band using #oxjam. For more information please contact Serena Tramonti: 07825 780 651/

10-11 Oct: OECD development aid meeting. For comment on how proposals will affect global efforts to end poverty, please contact Meg Pruce: +44 (0) 7824 824359 /

12 Oct: Mystery Jets Style Session in Oxfam shop in Cambridge. The band will be in store 1-2:30pm, CB2 1UW, selecting their favourite outfits from the shop’s stock. For photos and interviews please contact Serena Tramonti: 07825 780 651/

12-13 Oct: Oxjam 24-hour DJ marathon, featuring Basement Jaxx, Simian Mobile Disco, B.Traits and Friendly Fires. 24 acts will each play 60-minute sets for Oxjam Music Festival month of live shows, raising funds for Oxfam. For press invite and interviews, please contact Rachel Edwards: 07979 111 400 /

w/c 24 Oct: UK Government to update amount of arms sent to Saudi Arabia. The Government has so far licensed the export of £3.3bn worth of arms to Saudi Arabia to bomb Yemen, in contravention of national and international law. Yemen has more people in need of humanitarian aid than any other country. For interviews and case studies please contact Ian Bray: +44 (0)1865 472498 / +44 (0)7721 461339 /

Date TBC: New research on poverty and women’s low-paid work in the UK, from Oxfam and the New Policy Institute. For more information, contact Sarah Dransfield: + 44 (0)1865 472269 / + 44 (0)7884 114825 /

Date TBC: Credit Suisse annual wealth report: For Oxfam comment on the impacts of the wealth gap on the world's poorest please contact Melanie Kramers +44 (0)7825 088894 /

November 2016

Early Nov: expected increase in Boko Haram fighting. With the end of rainy season, fighting is expected to increase and conditions to worsen. Already in northern Nigeria over six million people are severely hungry and 2.6 million people have fled homes because of violent attacks. For interviews and case studies please contact Ian Bray: +44 (0)1865 472498 / +44 (0)7721 461339 /

1-5 Nov: Living Wage Week. New report by the Bevan Foundation, supported by Oxfam Cymru, on the take up of the Living Wage in Merthyr Tydfil. For more information contact Casia Wiliam:  +44 (0)7887 571687 /

7-18 Nov: UNFCCC COP22 in Morocco. Oxfam spokespeople available for interviews at this year's climate conference. Please contact Lisa Rutherford +44 (0)7917 791836 /

Date TBC: Oxfam will launch a major global inequality report. For information and case studies please contact Meg Pruce: +44 (0)7824 824359 /

21 Nov: Launch of Cirque de Soleil giant Christmas tree in London St Pancras station, fundraising for Oxfam. A celebrity will switch on the lights and there will be a performance by the cast of Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil's latest show. People will be able to donate to Oxfam by pushing a button which will trigger the tree to light up in a different way. For more information please contact Emma Fabian: +44 (0)1865 472193 / +44 7825 503 274 /

23 Nov: Autumn Statement. Oxfam spokespeople will be available to comment on policies related to tackling corporate bad behaviour and reducing poverty and inequality. For more information contact Meg Pruce: +44 (0)7824 824359 /

28-29 Nov: Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Winter Fair. Oxfam Cymru will be attending, to speak about its work with the Government to improve vulnerable people’s chances of finding decent work. For more information contact Casia Wiliam: +44 (0)7887 571687 /

Late Nov: New research into inequality and poverty in the UK, from London School of Economics and Oxfam. For more information contact: Sarah Dransfield on + 44 (0)1865 472269 / + 44 (0)7884 114825 /

December 2016

7 Dec: Sanctuary in the Senedd. Refugees and asylum seekers living in Wales will share their experiences of resettlement in Wales with politicians. Annual event supported by Oxfam Cymru as part of the Welsh Refugee Coalition. For information, case studies and interviews contact Casia Wiliam: +44 (0)7887 571687 /

15 Dec: Report on resettlement of Syrian refugees. New report on the numbers of vulnerable refugees resettled by countries against the target of 10 percent by the end of 2016. For more information contact Sarah Grainger: +44 (0)1865 472089, +44 (0) 7810 181514 /



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