Wednesday, 15 January 2014

February 1st is Ukulele Day in Buxton

Just had this Press Release - and bang it's out there!

Buxton’s Festivals Join Forces For Ukulele Fun Day

Buxton Festival and Buxton Speech and Drama Festival have joined forces to host a fun day of ukulele workshop in Buxton. On 1st February at Buxton Methodist Church ukulele teacher Phil Doleman will lead fun group workshops for people of all abilities.

Organisers from the two festivals are keen to encourage local people to come together to play this fun instrument.  Novices can attend the beginners’ session at 10am and more experienced players might prefer the intermediates session at 11.30am. Each session is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and players of all ages are welcome.

Claire Barlow from Buxton Festival comments:

‘If you’ve always wanted to play an instrument now’s your chance. A starter ukulele can be bought in our local music shop for about £20 and after a fun session with Phil, you’ll be able to play several songs on your new instrument. If you’re already a fan of the ukulele then the intermediate session will be a great way for you to play with others and learn some new material.’

Tickets on sale from Muzik and More, Concert Place off Buxton Market or available at the start of each session. For more information contact Claire Barlow on 01298 70395 or claire@buxtonfestival.co.uk. For more details on Buxton Festival’s Outreach programme visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk/outreach