About Ukulele Wednesdays

What is Ukulele Wednesdays?

It’s a free weekly ukulele jam, which happens concurrently over 3 locations in London and welcomes all levels, from beginners to advanced. A fun strumalong to liven up your humpday! Bring your ukulele and a songbook. Download the pdf to your tablet/or phone, or if you’ve extra cash to spend, print it out.

Get an email if we change venue, or update the songbook: Join the email list.

New songbook email only: Join the other mailing list.

How do I join in?

Turn up with your ukulele and songbook, and be ready to say hello and play with the friendly and wonderful people at all 3 venues.  If you want a bit more online activity, head over to twitter and facebook (see below for details). See you for a strum?

Where is it? 

Ukulele Wednesdays happens concurrently in 3 London venues each week. Go for food from 6pm or go for a strum which starts between 7-8pm.

The Main Venue

Has a projector screen. If you get there early you can see the chords projected. Songbook requests tweeted or shouted. People take the mic to lead. Best to bring a device with the songbook on, just in case you can’t see the screen. Usually, a bassist and a Cajon player keep time.
In the Basement of
The Albany, 240 Great Portland St, London W1W 5QU 
Phone: 020 7387 0221
Nearest Tubes:  Great Portland Street, Regent’s Park or Warren Street.

The First Venue 

This was the first Wednesdays. It may seem anarchic at times but that’s the fun! Shout the song you want everyone to join you with, so everyone can find it in the book. When they have, count in so that they join you. 
In the Basement of
The Royal George, 133 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0EA Phone: 020 7734 8837
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road.

The East London Venue 

The newest, started in 2013. Everyone is lovely and know one another. Go along, make friends and say hello to Lorna, Rob and Jaclynn and everyone.
Walthamstow Trades Hall, 17 Hoe Street (read on for directions), London, E17 4SB.
The entrance door is on Tower Hamlets Rd, not on Hoe Street. 
Phone:020 8520 3806
Nearest Rail: Walthamstow Central

On facebook?
Chat to others from the above locations in these groups:

FB group: Ukulele Wednesdays The Albany, and Catch All.

FB group: Ukulele Wednesdays at the George.

FB group: Ukulele Wednesdays in E17.

On twitter? Follow & share uke info for us to RT :)

 

Want to know more about how Ukulele Wednesdays began? See the history lesson, here.

 

14 thoughts on “About Ukulele Wednesdays

  1. Hi, I’m interested in coming to ukulele Wednesday tomorrow. I’ve been learning Uke for a few months, but I just wanted to find out how good you need to be to take part.

    Can you also let me know what time it starts.

    Many thanks

    Susie Bond

  2. We will be traveling from Alaska to visit the UK for the holidays and will be in London on Wednesday, January 8th. Both my son and I play (he’s 12 and better than me, of course). Are kids allowed in the pubs for the ukulele jams if their folks are with them?

    Rhonda

  3. The Toy Library in Walthamstow is having a May Fair, would the Castle E17 group like to come along and perform?

    Thanks!

    Terri

  4. A friend recommended your event to my daughter who plays uke while we were visiting from the US. It was June 25th and the Royal George was full (explained to me that the other venue was undergoing construction). The sound of so many ukeleles playing together was astounding! I am inspired to branch out from guitar to the uke so that the next time I visit London I will be better prepared. Love your song book too.

  5. Do you guys run the night at the Albany near Great Portland Street? Are there ever extra uke’s for people that don’t own them themselves?

  6. Jill and I from New Zealand were brought along to the jam last Wednesday ( August 27th) Magic night, had a real blast.Thanks so much for having us in your space everybody,

    xxx Don

  7. Aloha to everyone on ukulele Wednesday’s. We got to enjoy your Harry today at our oasis ukulele group here in California. Harry entertained us with his version of Hotel California. You are all welcome to visit us when you are in the states. Nice to hear someone who knows how to speak real English!

  8. how much would you have to know to join these sessions, just bought my ukulele but wondering what basics i should know before i come along?

    • Hello Paul, we welcome basses and other instruments, but not guitars, I’m sorry. Many of our players bring ukuleles rather than guitars, which is useful as there wouldn’t be enough room if it were guitar Wednesdays.

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