Some seats have now become available on the coach for the HUG Grand Day Out in Poole. The trip will take place on Saturday, 17 June 2017, pick up around 9.00 am from various points (times to be confirmed). After a day of sightseeing, pottering and shopping in Poole, we will meet up for dinner at the Jolly Sailor on the quayside, with a uking session there after our meal before travelling back. Cost of each coach seat is £15. (Dinner arrangements & costs to follow).
Any Huggers not yet booked for Poole and who would like to join us, please contact Sandy via the CONTACT US form with how many seats you would like. Any Huggers already on the list who would like to bring a friend or two, please get in touch also. Available seats will be allocated in the order requests are received.
A 50 seater coach has provisionally been booked for our outing to Poole on Saturday 17 June 2017 and the booking will need to be confirmed within the next week.
At last week’s HUG, 24 seats were booked…so half way there. If you were not at HUG last week and would like to come on the outing, please use the Contact Us form to request the number of seats you would like to book. In the event of being over-subscribed, seats will be confirmed in the order they were requested.
HUG is arranging another coach trip to Poole in the summer and will need likely numbers to confirm the coach booking. The outing would be on Saturday, 17 June.2017. The coach would pick up from Fawley, Dibden Purlieu & Hythe (times to be confirmed), We would do as before, with everyone pottering around Poole then meeting up for an evening pub meal (venue/meals/prices to be confirmed) before setting off about 7.30 pm to return home. The cost of each coach seat would be about £13 (to be confirmed).
The coach company is already getting booked up for private hires in the summer, so we need to confirm our booking as soon as possible. On the subs table at tonight’s HUG (2 February 2017), there will be a list for you to add name and number of seats that you wish to reserve…nothing else is needed at this stage.
Another date for your diary: this year’s HUG Christmas Dinner is booked at The Boathouse for Friday, 8 December 2017,
NFUF (New Forest Ukulele Festival ) will be held on 20 May 2017.
Doors open at 11.30 am and performance times will be 2.00 to 3.30 pm
and 4.00 to 5.00 pm. With an open session from 6.00 to 8.00 pm.
There will be food available for purchase plus tea and coffee and a bar. The organisers are planning to produce an event songbook so that all can join in and play together with overhead screens. Performance times may change depending on the number of groups or clubs that would like to play. Entrance is £5 per head for players or spectators. There will also be a raffle and workshop.
A website and Facebook page should be up and running soon so that you can keep up to date with the programme for the event.
Well November has certainly crept up on us! After this Thursday, there will only be one more HUG before our Christmas Meal, on 2 December 2016. So could everyone who has confirmed their places please make sure to bring meal choices, deposits, balance of meal costs to HUG this week if possible. Thank you.
We still have places available if anyone else would like to join us….as well as a lovely meal, we can take take our ukes and play See Sandy at HUG on Thursday for menu and details
Well not quite, but it is time to book your place at the HUG sensational Christmas meal – food and ukuleles, who could ask for more?
The Boathouse at Hythe Marina has been booked for Friday 2nd December, 7.00 for 7.30pm – friends and family welcome. Click HERE for the menu. Please print off your own copy and hand it to Sandy at HUG with your meal choices marked ….. there’s no immediate rush for this, any time over the next few HUGS will be fine.
However, our group has grown since the last time we visited The Boathouse, so to ensure your place/s on 2 December 2016, please bring £5 deposit per person to the next HUG on Thursday 6 October. If you won’t be there on 6 Oct, but would like to come to the Christmas meal, please complete a CONTACT US form with XMAS meal as the subject and include the number of seats you would like to reserve.
The Boathouse is happy for us to bring our ukes etc. and play. For those that don’t know the venue, there’s plenty of parking and their postcode is on the menu.
This is a five Thursday month so there is no normal HUG session next Thursday. Those ukulele addicts who need their regular uke fix are invited to the Exbury Club for an extra practice session where we will play some HUG favourites, some of Harry’s songs if we have enough music to go round and some solos sessions, so practice your party pieces. There will be a £1 charge for those who are not members of Exbury Club and, of course, there is a bar – a little beer helps lubricate the voice after all. Usual time – 7.30 – 9.30 pm. If you are not a member of HUG but fancy joining other ukulele players for the evening, you will be very welcome.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain return to Southampton O2 Guildhall on Wednesday 5 October 2016 – start 8.00 pm.
Tickets at £23.00 go on sale on 7 June 2016.
Winchester Ukulele Festival – 4 June 2016 at Winchester Rugby Football Club
Uke Fest Essex – 23 July 2016 at Barleylands, Essex
Fourth Sussex Ukulele Festival – 11 September 2016 at Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea
Rye Ukulele Festival 2016 will be on 28 May 2016 at Rye, Sussex. A link to ukulele festivals worldwide has been added to this Links section of this site.