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Summer News

Wednesday 19th July will be our last session at Lidgett Park Methodist Church Hall until Wednesday 6th September, as we have a break for August.

We’re playing at Oakwood Craft Market on Saturday 29th July so see you at Oakwood Clock 12pm-1pm

***UPDATE*** RUG TO PERFORM AT CHAPEL ALLERTON ARTS FESTIVAL 2nd SEPTEMBER 12:45pm-1:30pm

Thank you to everyone who has helped make RUG such a wonderful group this term … I am very excited to welcome new players to the group and hear our more established members make improvements in their playing all the time. The gigs we do are always so fantastic and fill me (and I hope you and the audience!) with joy. Here’s to many more ukulele good times together.

Happy strumming and ALOHA for now 🙂
Jen
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PS – if you have any friends who are interested in playing… here are the details of our beginners and improvers courses starting in September!

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Summer Charity Concert

Hello RUG friends!

I hope you will be able to join us for a fantastic evening of music on 7th July! We’ll be at St Edmunds Church on Lidgett Lane, along with some other fantastic ensembles and choirs, from 7:30pm to raise money for St Gemma’s Hospice. You don’t need a ticket but please do donate what you can on the door. Hope to see you there 🙂

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May 2017

It’s officially Spring now and RUG are nicely settled in to our new home at Lidgett Park Methodist Church Hall every Wednesday evening. There is plenty of parking – and you can access the room from the car park. We are there from 7:30pm for a coffee and chat – the session starts at 8pm.

We’ve got two lovely gigs coming up this month, which we are busy preparing for!

FRIDAY 12th MAY at School Diner Food Festival, Chapel Allerton Primary School. 6pm

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SUNDAY 14th MAY at Headingley St Columba URC, fundraiser for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice from 2:30pm

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We’re really looking forward to performing with Good In Parts Community Choir – we have a big finale planned so I hope you can bring a friend and join us for this special concert.

Hope to see you all very soon 🙂

A NEW HOME FOR RUG

Due to the closure of The New Highwood – we have had to find a new home!

I have tried to keep things simple by block booking LIDGETT PARK METHODIST HALL April-July this year. We’ll see how this goes… but as I have found out there are not many places in north Leeds that can accommodate us! 🙂

Unfortunately – they are booked out next week! So…

WEDNESDAY 29th MARCH – top floor of THE WOODS BAR – 5 Stainbeck Corner, Chapel Allerton, LS7 3PG – next to the CO-OP.

PLEASE NOTE – nearest parking is on Harrogate Road or Stainbeck Lane. There is no dedicated car park.
It’s a great room but it is up 3 flights of stairs and there are no lifts. There will be a bar open for drinks.

WEDNESDAY 5th APRIL – NO SESSION

WEDNESDAY 12th APRIL – 26th JULY – Lidgett Park Methodist Church Hall (fire door entrance on main car park)

There’ll be tea and coffee available for a small cost before the session so we can have a chat and a cuppa as we get ready to play together.

Thank you all for your support for RUG – whether you’ve been coming since the kitchen days, or you’ve recently joined us – RUG wouldn’t exist without your enthusiasm and energy for the group. Here’s to a new chapter and many more lovely musical moments together.

See you soon

Jen

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Looking Forward to Spring with RUG

Our Wednesday evening sessions continue to be a lot of fun as we learn new songs and play our old favourites together from 7:30pm every week at The New Highwood. Players of all abilities are welcome to join us!

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no session on Wednesday 5th April

GIGS!

We’ve got some lovely gigs coming up… remember to keep checking the GIGS page for more details and updates…

Saturday 18th March 3:30pm-4:00pm Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre with Sunshine and Smiles

Friday 31st March 6:30pm North Leeds Charity Beer Festival at North Leeds Cricket Club

Friday 12th May 6pm Chapel Allerton School Diner

Sunday 14th May 2:30pm Headlingley St Columbas for Wheatfields Hospice

Hope to strum with you all again very soon 🙂

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope you have all had a lovely festive season – we will be back strumming and singing together from 7pm on WEDNESDAY 11th JANUARY at The The New Highwood…

Expect new songs and good times!

Also a big thank you to everyone who played at and supported the Leeds Macmillan Carol Concert on 14th December – the event raised £4155 for Macmillan Cancer Support and The Robert Ogden Centre. A fabulous amount!

See y’all next week 🙂

Ukulele Courses starting January 2017

Two new nine-week courses are starting on Tuesday 10th January at The Woolpack Studios, Otley.
Ukulele for Beginners (7:15pm-8:15pm) is designed for total beginners and will get you strumming in no time!
Ukulele for Improvers (8:30pm-9:30pm) is for those with a good grasp of basic chords in the C family (C, F, G, G7 and Am) but want to further their chord knowledge and strumming technique.

For more details please see our COURSES FOR BEGINNERS page!

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