Elbow to elbow in a Lancing uke hut

My part of the Sussex coast is fast becoming Ukulele Country with seven (count them!) uke jams within easy reach by bike or public transport. Worthing's Wukulele is at the hub of this spreading local ukulele scene with Littlehampton Uke Jam to the west and Shoreham's massively popular Uke At The Duke to the east. Brighton currently boasts not one but two uke group meet-ups, and its sister town of Ovingdean also has its very own jam.
  The appetite for sociable ukulele playing in these parts shows no sign of waning and this week a brand new jam was launched in a hut on Lancing beach. Uke on the Beach is a mid-week, mid-morning meeting organised by Martin Henwood who kindly opened up his beach hut to us.
With a harsh wind blowing outside we squeezed into the hut - elbow to elbow - for a lively hour of singing and strumming on the seafront. Not even the noisy JCB redistributing pebbles on the beach could deter us and we soon out-uked its drone until the only external sound was the wild sea lapping at the shore. 
Afterwards I cycled the coastal route home in the sunshine with that euphoric top-of-the-world feeling you only get after strumming songs with a bunch of friends and strangers. A ukulele high.


Uke on The Beach meets every third week. For information and date of the next jam visit their Facebook group.
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