Rumble in the Jumble

The Music Circle is back with another Rumble in the Jumble, hosted by Gemma Cairney and in association with Oxfam on 26th April at Bethnal Green’s Oval Space loft from 12 – 6pm, and we’re really excited to be back serving tea alongside cakes from Drink, Shop, Do.  Last year’s sale raised over £16,000 and featured designer donations from the likes of Alison Mosshart, Fearne Cotton, Daisy Lowe and Annie Mac.

The event is raising money and awareness for women in the DRC, the victims of “the world’s most forgotten conflict”, who face constant threats of forced displacement, sexual violence, abduction and extortion.

It will once again feature clothing from celebrities and musicians, this time including loot from Arcade Fire, Gemma Cairney, Jessie Ware, Paloma Faith, Shirley Manson, Everything Everything, Savages, Lauren Laverne, Caroline Flack, Bat For Lashes, Foals, Friendly Fires, Anna Calvi, Peace, Cherry Healey, Disclosure, Rudimental, Metronomy, The Postal Service, Erol Alkan, Noah and the Whale, Beady Eye, Skin (Skunk Anansie), Jonny Woo and more.

There’s also some brand new items at jumble prices from Whistles, ASOS, Topman, SONOS, Schuh and Marshall Amps.

Music and club tees and music from: Urban Nerds, Hottwerk, Club De Fromage, Trouble Vision and more.

Expect pop-up hair and make-up salons, flash auctions throughout the day, a photo booth from The Photo Emporium, DJs soundtracking the shopping, and plenty of familiar faces on the stalls.

All you need to do is bring a bag of jumble and get ready to rumble in the jumble!

Here’s what happened last year:

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Rumble in the Jumble 3 flyer

This harrowing clip explains what is going on in the DRC and is why we are supporting the women who live there:

The Music Circle in conjunction with Oxfam, was formed in spring 2011, spearheaded by Emily Cooper, former director of PR company Anorak London, now of Everything Counts PR. Together with Laura Martin of Real Life PR (then co-Director at Anorak), the pair invited a selection of key women across the music industry to join the newly formed Music Circle. The women came together to discuss ideas and ways in which they could collectively use their skills and knowledge to help raise money and awareness for important female related causes that Oxfam supports, namely the severe and ongoing problems in the Congo.

The money will be used to support women in the DRC; strengthening the work Oxfam already do with communities on protection and working on women’s and men’s strategies for ensuring that women’s concerns are addressed through the project. Targeting 56,000 direct beneficiaries of which half are women, the project aims to support protection committees for a to better ensure women’s right to protection in Eastern DRC.

The Music Circle is a subsidiary of Annie Lennox’s The Circle. Set up in 2008 by Annie Lennox and Oxfam, The Circle is a partnership of influential women who work with Oxfam, bringing ideas, skills and resources to the table to help Oxfam fight poverty and inequality. to date, The Circle has raised almost a million pounds for Oxfam to date.