Summer Break 2018 + ukulele events and festivals

This year we are not having a complete Summer Break from Thursday and Sunday sessions:

  • There is one Thursday Session in July but none in August
  • There is one Sunday Session in August but none in July

THURSDAYS

The Cumberland Arms: 6:00 – 8:00
The next two ​Thursday​ ​Sessions are on July 5th and Sept 6th

  • July 5th (1st Thursday of the month: with Dot and Misspent Uke)
  • SUMMER BREAK – NO SESSIONS IN AUGUST
  • Sept 6th (1st Thursday of the month: with Dot and Misspent Uke)
  • Then 1st, 2nd & 3rd Thursdays as usual
  • No sessions on 4th & 5th Thursdays

​SUNDAYS

The ​Millstone: 2:00 – 4:00
The next two Sunday Sessions are on Aug 5th and Sept 2nd

  • Sunday June​​ ​2​​4​ ​CANCELLED (too many people on holiday)​
  • SUMMER BREAK – NO SESSIONS IN JULY
  • Sunday ​Aug​ ​5
  • Sunday Sept 2​
  • More dates to follow . . .

Sunday Sessions are not suitable for beginners​.

​Sunday and Thursday Sessions​ – What to expect

  • Thursday Sessions are not all the same
  • Sunday Sessions are different to Thursday Sessions
  • Please see these pages for more information:

If in ​any d​​oubt about dates and times​ of sessions​, please check the Calendar

https://ukes4fun.org.uk/calendar/

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Other ukulele sessions and events over the summer

2018-06-25 Ukes4Fun Summer Break Blog collage

In case you start pining for your regular uke-fix on Thursdays and/or Sundays!​

Best wishes​ for ​a lovely summer!

Dot and Lizzie

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Strum on The Tyne! 12-3 Sat 27 Aug North Shields

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Crossing The Tyne Buskers Festival, Sat 27 August

Fundraiser in aid of The Great North Childrens Hospital at the RVI

“Strum on The Tyne” Ukulele Hub

12:00 – 3:00

Old Low Light Heritage Centre
North Shields Fish Quay
Clifford’s Fort,
Fish Quay,
North Shields
NE30 1JA

(Across the road from the Low Lights Pub,behind the Staith House Pub.)

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/285004621868299/

Strum on The Tyne Running Order

12:00 Rea Browne – Bluesy Jazz Baritone Uke

12:30 Colin Bourdiec – George Formby Tribute Act

1:00 Heading for Oblivion – Rock ’til you drop!

1:30 Open Stage/Open Mic

Fly solo or with friends!
– Showcase your favourite songs
– Start a singalong
– Do it for a dare!

Up to three songs per slot.
You know you want to!

2:30 Liz Panton – Ukulele Allsorts

Come along to watch or join in the fun!

Free entry for everyone! 

Donations on the day to the The Great North Childrens Hospital – every little helps!

Strum on The Tyne Open Mic

Shuffling shyly towards the Open Mic so far, a fine selection of players from The Seaside Strummers, Bay Ukes, Central Bar Ukulele Players and more!

Just wait until the adrenaline starts flowing and they won’t be so shy – I am bringing a referee to wrestle the mic off you! :-)

To put your name down in advance:

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Crossing The Tyne Buskers Festival

Main page for Crossing The Tyne Buskers Festival with full programme of events on both sides of The Tyne and the Ferry!

https://www.facebook.com/CrossingTheTyneFestival/

Only three days to The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival #GNUF2016 — Ukulele Allsorts

The GNUF fun in Huddersfield starts on Friday night with free events! The festival timetable includes free entertainment and at The Head of Steam on the railway station and at the The Sportsman pub. I was more than delighted to get an email from Kris Ball, one of the lovely festival performers and organisers, saying that GNUF […]

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GNUF 2015 – Tickets selling like hot cakes! | @northernuke

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Message from GNUF on 23 March:

“There are now only TWELVE FESTIVAL TICKETS LEFT for the full weekend and only a handful of Saturday/Sunday day tickets. We have sold out of children’s tickets, young adult tickets and other discounts.

The whole thing could well sell out this week.”

http://northernuke.com/2015/

If you have been before you will know that this is a fantastic event and amazing value for money, with staggeringly good international-league main stage performers and excellent acts from across the north and the rest of the UK at the fringe venues.

Festival tickets:

£39 Weekend
£29 Saturday or Sunday Day Ticket

All the Friday night events are free entry.

Workshop tickets:

  • Some workshops have already sold out.
  • You need to have already bought a Main Festival Ticket to book a workshop:

£17 each Skills/Performance Workshop
£36 each Making Things Workshop

Performers:

http://northernuke.com/2015/performers-2015/

Workshops:

http://northernuke.com/2015/workshops/

What’s on each day:

http://northernuke.com/2015/2015-festival/

Update:

If you find that the Northern Uke website has crashed (due to overload from ticket buyers?) as it did today, you can still use these links to buy tickets:

Festival Tickets:
http://www.thelbt.org/node/1206

Workshop Tickets:
https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/22163/chk/6401

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Find other ukers! List of lists!

UkeJungle

Some suggestions to get started connecting with other ukulele players:

Local Clubs and Sessions Lists:

There are lists of Clubs and sessions on many websites and blogs – here are just a few examples:

  1. Curt Sheller: http://www.curtsheller.com/ukulele/clubs/index.php
  2. Got A Ukulele: http://www.gotaukulele.com/p/ukulele-clubs-and-societies.html
  3. Mighty Ukulele: http://mightyukulele.co.uk/index_UkuleleClubs.htm
  4. Ukulele Hunt: http://ukulelehunt.com/2010/03/10/ukulele-clubs-and-groups/
  5. Ukes4Fun (North East and Cumbria only): https://ukes4fun.org.uk/north-east-and-cumbria-uke-sessions-classes-etc/
  6. Ukukee Map and Android App: (added to this list 6 Feb 2015):
    https://ukukee.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/ukulele-map-united-kingdom/

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Simply amazing! Don’t miss the 2014 Grand Northern Ukulele Festival! @northernuke

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The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival (GNUF)
Huddersfield
13 – 14 Sept 2014

* Free Festival Fringe: free fringe events start on Friday night, 12 Sept, at the GNUF Festival Pub, the Head of Steam (on Huddersfield Railway Station)

Performances, Workshops, Fringe events . . .

  • There are still day and weekend tickets left for the main festival. Some workshops have sold out but not all of them – yet!
  • Good timetabling! Only workshops with the same start-time clash – and no workshops clash with the main stage.
  • Amazing value for money when you look at what is included in the programme!
  • Don’t miss out! Some people have been looking forward to this all year! (This video is my entry to the GNUF competition to get an upgrade to a posh seat for the main stage events).

Some handy links:

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