This week we're celebrating the sixth birthday of Wukulele with a bumper birthday uke jam at Shoreham's Ukulele Festival Sussex on Sunday 20th September. Our jam forms part of a packed programme of performances, workshops and strum-alongs and we'll be kicking off Wukulele's jam at 12:50pm.
Wukulele – Worthing Uke Jam was born six years ago when I moved to Worthing from Brighton. I'd previously been running Brighton Ukulele Sundays but wanted to have a uke jam in my new home town. Our very first meeting brought together the Brighton uke jam posse, regular strummers from Shoreham and newcomers from Lancing, Worthing and Littlehampton who turned up to give it a go. One of those new people was Flying Aspidistra Harriet Booth who now runs our monthly Worthing jam, produces Wukulele's songbooks and keeps us all in time. I now occupy a side seat, am chief cheerleader and look after the Wukulele website.
It is fitting then that we celebrate turning 6 with our friends in Shoreham who have contributed so much to our own jam and gone on to form great ukulele jams of their own. We do hope that everyone who has passed through Wukulele in the past six years will be able to join us, and as usual there'll be a warm welcome to new strummers too!