Singers, drummers and comedians entertained hundreds at a charity concert raising funds for the Oxford African Caribbean Society.

The Oxford Variety Show was held at the Old Fire Station in George Street on Sunday and was headlined by MOBO award-winner and rapper Akala.

Students from Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University were among the performers.

These included comedian Nathan Caton, the Oxford Drum Troupe, and singer Danielle Solomon.

Danielle, 23, who is studying medicine at The Queen’s College, said: “There were about 100 people in the audience and it was a really good atmosphere — I sang Ain’t No Sunshine and I really enjoy singing songs from musical theatre as well.

“I’ve sung in public quite a few times and I do classical as well but I haven’t got a recording contract — I just do this for a hobby.”

Oxford Drum Troupe member Paul Woodruff, 58, a British Telecom engineer who lives in North Leigh, near Witney, added: “It was a really good evening and the audience were up on their feet and dancing by the end of our set.”

A contribution from every ticket sale is being made to youth charity organisations supported by the Oxford African Caribbean Society.