The Ukulele Project – UK Tour – July 2011 – North East Dates


I saw these at the Edinburgh Festival last year, when they went under the name of “The Ukes Are Coming!” – and they are brilliant!

They are not coming to Tyneside but they are on in Middlesbrough and Hexham:

Wed 27th July: Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt…

Sat 30th July: Hexham Queens Hall Arts Centre

They also have a Facebook Group for updates:

The Ukulele Project Tour Dates

Hawthorn, Co Durham – Village Fair – Sat July 31st

George says that there is room for up to 12 people to play at this gig, including George and other members of “Misspent Uke”, so there will be space for about six more.

There is no fixed time to go on stage but it will be sometime after 1:00

George says he is happy to meet up at the Stapylton Arms in Hawthorn at 12:30 and sort out then who is going to play if too many of us turn up.

So, if you fancy taking your chances – bring your uke

Hawthorn on Googlemaps:

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Stapylton Arms
The Village Green
County Durham
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Hawthorn, County Durham
Hawthorn is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated between Seaham and Easington.
The only noticeable location in the village of Hawthorn is the Staplyton Arms. A small local pub situated in roughly the centre of the village.
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Situated near the old Sunderland to Stockton turnpike road Hawthorn is and has always been a working agricultural village.
Hawthorn village and particularly its Dene, now a serene and exquisite beauty spot, home of deer and badger, wild garlic and the Mayflower,

Sunday July 25th – Session at Holy Biscuit instead of Biscuit Factory

This will be a slightly more formal session as there will be an audience, George will be struttin’ his stuff and we will be the “backing band”

If you want to join in, please turn up about 12:30 so George so George knows numbers and seating can be sorted. The session will start at 1:00

If you just want to mosey around the event then turn up whenever you like

Sat 24th 6:00 – 8:00 – Concert – George will be doing a set:

Entrance fee: Adults £5; Kids £2

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2 DAYS of FOLK & ART at Holy Biscuit, 24/25 July

2 DAYS of FOLK & ART at Holy Biscuit, 24/25 July

A few of us lot here at The Biscuit Tin and The Biscuit Factory Studios present a great weekend at The Holy Biscuit (Shieldfield, Newcastle). July 24th & 25th. CONCERT SATURDAY 6-8pm Joanne McIver & Christophe Sauniere / George Welch. £5. FREE ART SHOW with musicians 11am-6pm both days.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom


Tickets: £5 (£2 for kids) from The Biscuit Factory Reception or by calling Andy on 07962 202 805

Other Musicians playing during the free art exhibition:
Ukulele AllStars

Jack Burness & Robin Dunn
Digital Art Demo by Io Zarate

Barry Fox
Helen Grierson
Andy Hull
Shaun Parkin
Naomi Walker
Olwyn Williams
Sarah & Fiona, Glassworks
George Welch
Suzanna Zarate

Bede’s World – Sunday July 11th – Misspent Uke gig at Fabulous Sixties Shindig and Garden Party

The Bede’s World website has been hacked and the link to get further info does not work. I phoned and they said that entrance fees are:

“Sixties prices”: £2 – if you come in ’60’s dress and/or make-up

Otherwise: £5.50 Adults; £3.50 Concessions

Children: £1:00

There will also be demonstrations of stone carving, etc.

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Bede's World: The Museum of Early Medieval Northumbria at Jarrow

Bede's World: The Museum of Early Medieval Northumbria at Jarrow

Join us for our fabulous Sixties Shindig and Garden Party

Revisit the swinging sixties by joining us on Sunday 11 July between 12-4.30pm for our Sixties Shindig and Garden Party.
Throughout the day you can try your hand at a range of sixties inspired activities including jewellery making, spinning and weaving and stone carving.
For one day only we are charging 1960’s price for admission if you come in 1960’s dress. For further information, please contact our reception on (0191) 4892106.