Ropetackle Arts Centre
This year’s Line Up
11.15 Doors open
11.40 – 12.05 Foyer Sir Robert Woodard AcademyThe enthusiastic and very talented children kick off the day
12.15 – 12.55 Foyer LUV JamOur sister jam from just down the road start the day's communal activities with songs from their many songbooks.
13.05 – 13.35 Auditorium WobThe bouncy ex barman returns for another set at the festival full of originals and old classics.
13.40 – 14.20 Foyer B Naturals JamThis new all female group will lead a jam filled with pop and rock classics.
14.30 – 15.15 Auditorium Ukulele Ska Collective
Lawrie met the London-based "Ukulele Ska Collective" at a festival in Blackpool and thought they would be great at our festival, but now we don't have to wait. As they say, "We love ukuleles. And we love ska. So… we play ska music, on the ukulele, with kazoos. And we’re a collective."
Catchy, fun, singalong ska tunes, from Prince Buster to the Specials and Toots and the Maytals. They’ll make you smile, they’ll make you dance and we’ll all have fun. Their motto: Enjoy Yourself!
15.25 – 16.05 Foyer Littlehampton JamLittlehampton’s first lead at our festival. Sure to be fun.
16.15 – 17.00 Auditorium Charlie DoreCharlie has had a long career writing songs for others and releasing five solo albums. It will be great to see this rare Ukulele set.
17.15 – 17.45 Foyer Last SongsUsual mix of stuff which will doubtless include Fisherman's Blues and Knocking on Heavens door.
Festival WorkshopsAll Workshops are held in the Ropetackle Arts Centre.
You must have secured a ticket for the Festival in order to book a Workshop.
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11.45 – 12.15 Improvers with Lawrie £3.00
Tips and hints for getting the best from your uke.
12.30 – 13.15 Uke Can Sing In Harmony! £3.00
A unique vocal and ukulele workshop led by members of Qukulele!
Our mission – to encourage uke jammers to bust out of the shackles of singing in unison! We'll be tackling one of our infamous mash-ups (or is that a pile-up?!) – Lady Gaga vs. Madonna!
This workshop is for:
Singers – from those who can confidently carry a tune, to those who can’t carry one in a bucket!
Players – from beginner to intermediate.
Workshoppers will also get a chance to perform the song in the auditorium later in the afternoon, if they want to.
13.20 – 14.05 Strumming Patterns with Pete £3.00
Get those strumming hands going to different rhythms.
14.15 – 14.55 Playing the blues with Paul Fallows £3.00
Paul will have you strumming the blues in no time with this workshop which was well received at our Uke camp and is sure to improve your playing.
15.00 – 15.45 Charlie Dore £3.00
Charlie Dore – The Unexpected Ukulele – a workshop for the curious.
Multi-award winning songwriter Charlie Dore shares her experience of using the ukulele as a fundamental tool in writing, arrangement and accompaniment and how, after an accidental encounter with her first ukulele she has grown to love and respect its hidden powers.
Charlie has included the ukulele as part of her instrumental palette for many years, not only on her own albums but also on songs written for others, occasionally ending up on records one wouldn’t normally expect to feature a ukulele…
This will be a highly inclusive session during which Charlie hopes you will enjoy experimenting with the ukulele’s ability to shape-shift, sometimes within the space a couple of bars. Bring a ukulele and an open mind.