I now have a set of keys to allow us in for meetings up until the festive break, so please turn up as usual on Monday. I’ll get the earlier bus so you don’t have to wait around outside for me turning up ten minutes late.
I’ve just noticed there was a mistake in the calendar for the dates up until the break, which I’ve now fixed. It should have read:
We can have the Christmas night on the 15th and the first meeting after the New Year will be on 12th January. Apologies for the error.
See you on Monday.
Those of you who turned up for the last meeting will be aware of the unfortunate turn of events that meant we couldn’t get into the building. I can’t see the same thing happening again but for the next meeting I shall endeavour to confirm the access arrangements on Monday morning, so please check here later in the day to find out what’s happening. Alternatively you can use the Follow button to get an automatic update by email whenever there is something new posted here. Hope to see you on Monday…
The next meeting rather conveniently falls between Hallowe’en and Guy Fawkes Night, so we have an excuse for a two-pronged themed night this year. There should be ample material in the books by now but if you have any new ideas particularly on the theme of witches and general spookiness, or anything more to do with fire, please bring them along. Pointy hats optional, but we should probably leave the explosive stuff at home. Hope to see you then.
Sit up and pay attention, because Graeme Williams of Meteor Music has this to say:
‘My name is Graeme Williams and I am the co-founder of a new website called Meteor Music (www.meteormusic.co.uk). We are Edinburgh based and you may have heard of my partner, Chris Abbott, who used to work at Rikki’s Music Shop. We specialise in retail of high-quality musical instruments, including ukuleles and accessories. I am writing to offer members of Ukearist a special 10% discount on all the products on our website (minimum spend £50). Our products are already heavily discounted so an additional 10% saving represents exceptional value for money.’
If you want to take advantage of this excellent offer, details are on the new Resources and Useful Links page.
I’ve been meaning to compile a page of useful links for a while, and have finally got around to making a start on it. It’s still a very short list so let me know if I’ve missed anything obvious or if you have anything interesting to add. There isn’t much that’s new but at least they’re all in one place, which appeals to my sense of tidiness (or my inner librarian). Hope to see you at the next meeting on 6th October, when we will hopefully be welcoming a guest from North Carolina.
The first meeting after the summer break is this coming Monday so if you’ve been naughty enough not have done any playing lately (and I’ll be first to put my hand up to that one!), then it’s time to blow the dust off your uke and get yourself along there. Hope to see you all again next week.
Not many people are going to be around over the summer so we’ve decided to take a break over the next couple of months. We’ll be back on Monday 25 August, same time, same place, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Enjoy your holidays.