Venue Address (Get Directions)Oxford Human Rights Festival
Date and Time
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 7:00pm
I am proud to be invited to perform as part of the 2014 the Oxford Human Rights Festival. I will be playing at one of Oxford’s coolest venues the Truck Store – Oxford’s Independent Music Hub.
The Oxford Human Rights Festival was founded in 2003 and attracts diverse audiences and hopes to raise awareness about a range of human rights concerns. The festival is open to all. Each year the festival engages academics, film directors, musicians, actors, singers, celebrities and performers to take part, attracting diverse audiences and raising awareness of a range of human rights concerns. The first festival, sponsored by Oxfam, opened in March 2003, and lasted 5 days. Award-winning director Jean Chamoun joined the second festival for the world premiere of his film ‘Women Beyond Borders.’ This also included an additional satellite film festival, held in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004. Former Beirut hostage John McCarthy attended the third festival. Tuzla once again hosted a satellite Human Rights Film Festival in addition to Jersey which was organised by a former student. Film highlights included ‘Kids behind bars’, ‘S21: The Khmer Rouge killing Machine’ and ‘Ghosts of Attica’. Legendary musician Annie Lennox presented the Oscar nominated South African film ‘Yesterday’ at the 2006 festival drawing the largest audience to date.