It’s now confirmed that The Royal George in Soho is re-opening and we are going to be there! First confirmed date is the 19th of October. Watch this space (and social media) for upcoming dates after that. Hope to see you there!
Ukulele Wednesdays is now in back in full swing in person again! Strumming along together, enjoying a pint and all the friendly company. Playing every second week at the Battersea Barge (sister to our old home at the Tamesis) and also soon to be back at The Royal George. Hopefully see you all in person soon!
If you want to join Lorraine each Wednesday from 7ish prior to the online ukulele jam to combat loneliness and get your uke fix each week, here you go:
Like everyone, we are self-isolating. I just sent this email (below).
This thing happens 7 days per week. Please come along and get your uke fix!
With brimming pride and overflowing relief we announce the fourth edition of the Ukulele Wednesdays songbook. It has 99 new songs and many tweaks to make it clearer and more fun.
Get your copy here.
Merry Christmas Ukulele Wednesdays!
Our present to you is a sparkly new version of our special Christmas Songbook!
Download and strum away at both the Royal George and the Tea House Theatre this December, and treat your families to some festive tunes over the holidays.
Ho ho ho,
~ Uke Wednesdays
THIS POST NO LONGER HAS A DOWNLOAD LINK TO THE DRAFT VERSION OF OUR SONGBOOK. PLEASE VISIT THIS PAGE TO FIND THE LATEST, FINISHED EDITION.
After almost three years of toil (and long breaks of doing nothing) we have fashioned a new DRAFT of a songbook. It’s almost there, but we’d like you to help us play through it and spot any errors.
It has 99 new songs (marked with an asterisk) and updated versions of 255 from the old book.
Download your copy by clicking on the link or image below and let us know any errors in the comments below (or through the Ukulele Wednesdays Facebook page).
And when the final version comes out, please delete this one. We want everyone to be singing from the same songsheets. (We’ve put ugly watermarks on every page to encourage you to do this.
We’ll be testing out the final songs for the new songbook tomorrow. Please join us at the Oxymoron, SE11, or head to the Royal George if you prefer to keep it classic.
There will be no strumalong at the Albany until Wednesday 20 December, which will be the final strum of the year. The Royal George and the Bell, E17 will strum as normal. As ever, check via the FB groups for up-to-date info.
Do you have the Xmas songbook?
Whilst Christmas is a magical time of year for some, for others it’s a time that can be difficult as it can exacerbate loneliness and feelings of loss. For this reason, Lorraine invites you to either donate goods or money to Crisis (Homeless Charity) or to join her in leading a number of singalongs on Wednesday 27 December…
Lead a singalong with Lorraine, ‘on tour’ on Wednesday 27 December:
- If you are planning to perform, you will need to sign-up in order to gain access to the centres. Please sign up as an ‘Additional Performer.’ It will take no longer than 5 minutes.
- Please note, all members of our group must register to gain access to our centres and no one who is under the age of 18 can perform.
Follow this link to access the online application form:
Step 1: Insert all personal details.
Step 2: Are you applying with a friend? – No
Do you have a role code? – Yes
Role Code: CCLive2017
How many shifts are you planning on doing
Select team – Entertainments
Select ‘Additional Performer’
Step 3: Insert the name of the person who completed the full application (Lorraine Bow) & the name of your act . (Ukulele Wednesdays).
Step 4: Select the same dates & times as the person mentioned in step 3. (Wednesday 27 December, 14:00-17:00 and 17:00-21:00, we’ll be doing 3 slots, 2pm, 6pm and 8pm.)
For the locations, please choose ‘on tour’ as we’ll be visiting 3 centres.
Step 5: Select Training
Read & complete the health & safety terms & conditions.
Step 6: Drop Lorraine a line to let her know you’ll be joining her and arrange travel on the day.
Know any more ukulele playing friends in London? Loads of people aren’t on the email list. For things like this, it’s handy, and getting the news in your inbox on email could save you an inconvenience of going to the wrong venue one week. Please make sure everyone you know is signed up so the news comes straight to yours and their inbox rather than in a social post that you might miss. Perhaps you could forward this email on to let your ukulele jamming friends know about this email list so that they can also join and know straight away if there are important updates like this in the future? Many thanks and look forward to strumming with you.