The Hedge Inspectors do The Uke Express Minehead 2017
Oct
27
to Oct 28

The Hedge Inspectors do The Uke Express Minehead 2017

The Uke Express 2017 - Minehead - 1 Train, 300 Ukes

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For the fourth year in a row, the fantastic, fun-filled steam adventure that is The Uke Express is on the rails again! This year, a change of venue to keep things fresh, and we've chartered a private train on the West Somerset Railway on Saturday 28 October!

Scroll straight down to the bottom for tickets, or read on for details!

The West Somerset line is the longest heritage railway line in the UK, and our train will take to the tracks to steam through the beautiful Quantock Hills from the seaside town of Minehead. As we pass by this lovely countryside, playing from the provided songbooks, preparations will be afoot for something interesting when we arrive at our destination, Bishops Lydeard.

Near the station, we've lined up The Uke Express Beer Festival at the village's Quantock brewery, with a marquee and hall available for us (with open mic stage!). The brewery will be selling various different local ales and ciders, including the specially commissioned Uke Express Ale - guaranteed to get you steaming! While you're free to explore the village instead, there's room for us all, and the venue will be selling wood fired pizzas and speciality hot-dogs throughout for lunch.

We'll then board the train again and head back to Minehead on another tuneful journey, where you're free to continue to strum away to your heart's content at any of the list of 'uke-friendly' pubs we'll list and send with tickets and songbooks, nearer the time.

There are two types of ticket, the day-only, which includes everything above - the train and beer festival. Then there's the weekend ticket, with entertainment on the Friday and Saturday night too. There are two venues, and you choose one to be your 'home venue' for the weekend. You'll go to that venue each evening, and we'll change the line-up! NOTE - ACCOMMODATION IS NOT INCLUDED - BUT THERE IS LOADS TO CHOOSE FROM IN WALKING DISTANCE!

Hobby Horse Hotel Venue

Friday Night - Matt Stead & Rob Ash, followed by the Hedge Inspectors Saturday Night - The League of Ukulele Gentlemen and Dead Mans Uke

Beach Hotel Venue

Friday Night - The League of Ukulele Gentlemen and Dead Mans Uke Saturday Night - Matt Stead & Rob Ash, followed by the Hedge Inspectors

Ticket prices are - Day Only £45 and Full Weekend £65

Beer, steam and ukulele all in one fantastic event!

*Please note, there will no buffet or meal at the evening venues, but our pub list will tell you where to go for something to eat. This was previously advertised, but has been replaced by extra acts at each concert venue.

** Capacity of train is 350 approx, including a buffet car for snacks and refreshments. However, we have capped the tickets at 300 so there's room for everyone to find a place easily, especially if they're in groups - places in the carriages are unreserved.

*** The train is for the exclusive use of our party - but non-uke playing friends and family are of course, allowed, and welcome!

 

For more events and info click here > http://worldofukes.co.uk

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UNPLUGTHEWOOD at the Lamb Farnham
Oct
26
8:30 PM20:30

UNPLUGTHEWOOD at the Lamb Farnham

UNPLUGTHEWOOD'S award winning acoustic open mic and jam pays a monthly visit to Farnham.

8:30 start Jam - open mic - Jam

Projected song book of over 400 songs of all genres with simple lyrics and chords for all to sing and play along to. Open mic spots available on the night no pre booking,

limited on street parking but free parking at The Maltings which is an easy 3 minute walk, 

 

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

UNPLUGTHEWOOD ACOUSTIC OPEN-MIC & JAM VARIETY NIGHT

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GRAND EVENTS PRESENTS AMERICAS UKULELE SWEETHEARTS, Craig Chee And Sarah Maisel.

Guest night. The amazing Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel will be dropping in to do a short set, not to be missed. We have also arranged for an hour ukulele workshop in the stable bar before the start of the usual unplugthewood night. There will be a small charge for the workshop. Spaces are limited. Who's interested unplugthewood@googlemail.com

Hosted by Krabbers and Mrs Hedge AKA The Hedge Inspectors

Weekly open mic and jam at UNPLUGTHEWOOD'S spiritual home

Workshop in the stable bar from 6pm 10 spaces left tickets £10, we have a different workshop arranged to the Winchester workshop.

Doo-Wop Till You Drop – All Levels

This class focuses on popular progressions, including Doo-Wop, Blues, and Pop. With those we will also discuss holding the instrument, barre chords, and creating efficiency while playing. It’s a perfect class for the beginners to more experienced ukulele players. 

Jam starts at 7:45pm - open mic 7:45 - raffle 10:30 - Jam to finish till 11:00

for info email us at unplugthewood@googlemail.com

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Jeff Japers at UNPLUGTHEWOOD at the Lamb Farnham
Sep
28
7:45 PM19:45

Jeff Japers at UNPLUGTHEWOOD at the Lamb Farnham

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UNPLUGTHEWOOD award winning acoustic open mic and jam pays a monthly visit to Farnham.

Thursday 28th September at The Lamb Farnham as part of the unplugthewood night Jeff Japers is dropping in to do his ukulele fun time slide show. This is not to be missed. Free entry.

Jeff Japers has been writing comedy songs for over 20 years. The vehicle for performing them has changed over time. He now has 3 outlets for his songs. His band Gaudy Orde, a stand up routine and a solo ukulele slid...e show.

‘Jeff Japers Ukulele Fun Time Slide Show’ sees Jeff perform some of his favourite songs whilst triggering slides with a foot pedal. The songs could be described as ‘Anthropomorphic Whimsy’. The show features some songs that are more suited to a solo performance like ‘Purple Fleeces’ and ‘Pandas on Pedalos’

Jeff’s Achievements

In 2007 Jeff won the Risa Worldwide Ukulele Video Competition and is still using the Risa Tenor Ukulele that he won as his main ukulele.

In 2011 Jeff performed his ‘Size Of Wales’ song for an event in the Wales Millenium Centre for the Size Of Wales charity including guests such as the Welsh Assembly First Minister.

In 2016 Jeff performed in the final of the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Awards at the Glee Club in Cardiff.

7:45 start Jam - open mic - Jam

Projected song book of over 400 songs of all genres with simple lyrics and chords for all to sing and play along to. Open mic spots available on the night no pre booking,

limited on street parking but free parking at The Maltings which is an easy 3 minute walk, 

 

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UNPLUGTHEWOOD ALL STARS AT THE ASH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Jul
29
12:30 PM12:30

UNPLUGTHEWOOD ALL STARS AT THE ASH MUSIC FESTIVAL

ASH MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

In aid of The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice and C.R.Y

Next year's Ash Music Festival takes place on Saturday 29th July 2016 from 11am to 7pm. On Harper's Recreation Ground, Guildford Road, Ash (opposite The Lion Brewery)

The Line up so far is:

THE IMPOSTERS, NURSERY CRYME, RATTLING CATFLAPS, CRASH N BURN, MARCUS PRAESTGAARD BAND AND UNPLUGTHEWOOD ACOUSTIC JAM

SKP will then be playing in The Lion Brewery in the evening after the festival.

Entrance is £10 adults and £5 for under 14's and senior citizens.

There will also be various side stalls and attractions including: children's amusements, burger van, ice cream van, tombola, beer tent and many more.

If anyone would like to have a stall at the music festival then please contact Lyndsey:01252 650486

IF ANYONE IS ABLE TO HELP MAN THE GATES FOR A FEW HOURS THEN PLEASE RING LYNDSEY ON THE NUMBER BELOW. THANK YOU

STALLS: If anyone would like to have a stall at the festival then please contact Lyndsey on michaelj.armitage@ntlworld.com

If anyone would like to sponsor the Music Festival in anyway then please e-mail or call Mike or Lyndsey 01252 650486

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UNPLUGTHEWOOD at the Lamb Farnham
Jul
27
8:30 PM20:30

UNPLUGTHEWOOD at the Lamb Farnham

UNPLUGTHEWOOD'S award winning acoustic open mic and jam pays a monthly visit to Farnham.

8:30 start Jam - open mic - Jam

Projected song book of over 375 songs of all genres with simple lyrics and chords for all to sing and play along to. Open mic spots available on the night no pre booking,

limited on street parking but free parking at The Maltings which is an easy 3 minute walk, 

 

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UNPLUGTHEWOOD FOR HEATHERSIDE CHURCHES
Jul
1
6:30 PM18:30

UNPLUGTHEWOOD FOR HEATHERSIDE CHURCHES

UNPLUGTHEWOOD JAM SESSION AND GUEST SPOTS

JAM SESSION MEANS BRING INSTRUMENTS AND VOICES AND JOIN IN !!!

MUSIC AND CHIPS? WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT

Please come along and support this great event , £10 gets you a fun evening with play alongs , open mics and fish and chip supper . Tickets also available from Suzy on 07881245587 . Bring whatever you would like to drink with you.

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