Fifth Sussex Ukulele Festival

10th September 2017

The date of the festival has been set with preparations already underway for what we hope will be a bigger and more inclusive festival.

We will be returning to The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG for the festival and again will have the use of the whole of the facilities there.

As events unfold we will post them here and on our Facebook page.

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Please note the full title of Jess Vincent's workshop (previously given here as Improve your playing) is Improve your playing through song writing. Don’t worry about having to write the next big hit, Jess will lead you through the process and as the title suggests, you are sure to improve your playing along the way.

Unfortunately due to a serious illness Folk Uke will not now be playing, however we have a fine replacement in The Roots Ukulele Band who will perform a selection of fine songs.

Festival Tickets are now on sale from the Ropetackle Box Office:

The Ropetackle Arts Centre or phone 01273 464440

Tickets and workshop bookings are going well so if you need to get a ticket please contact The Ropetackle box office either online, by phone or in person.

Tickets are just £2.00 each and you need a ticket even if you are playing in one of the jams.

The workshops are now open to book via our email

Workshops on offer are:

11.45 – 12.15 Beginners and improvers with Theresa Free
12.35 – 13.10 Strumming Patterns with Pete £3.00
13.30 – 14.05 Improve your playing through song writing with Jess Vincent £3.00
14.30 – 15.10 Playing the blues with Charlie Beer £3.00
16.00 – 16.35 Picking with Ric £3.00
16.45 – 17.15 Preparing a performance and performing it with Irena and Paul. Free

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