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?
And at what time does it start/end?
Go for food from 6:30pm or go for a strum between 7:30-8pm. The last strum is usually around 11pm.
Where is it?
Ukulele Wednesdays happens concurrently in 3 London venues each week, see below for details. Join in at the one most local to you, or try them all out and see which one you prefer. They tend to feel different week-to-week, so worth trying each venue a few times.
The Main Venue
Has a projector screen. If you get there early and get a spot up front, 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 can 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
Chat to others from the above locations in these groups:
FB group: Ukulele Wednesdays The Albany, and Catch All.
On twitter? Follow & share uke info for us to RT :)
Want to know more about how Ukulele Wednesdays began? See the history lesson, here.