I wasn’t there, but those who were said it was a great fun day with excellent organisation, workshops and concert by The Spice Boys. Around 150 people attended from near and far! Well done to Ukumania for organising this.
Tickets available in the tea rooms on Saturday or at the door, $10, with morning tea and homestead tour included. Bring your uke along.
There is plenty of accommodation available in the centre of town, or in the beautiful countryside around Katikati, Athenree or Waihi Beach. Sapphire Springs has cabins, motel units and campsites AND HOT POOLS surrounded by bush. It’s just out of town in Hot Springs Road.
Fundraisng is ongoing: Ukes-A-Plenty appeared at the Tauranga Earth Day at Sulphur Point and at Pahoia School Foodfest on March 31.
The ukulele raffle is underway. Thanks to Waihi Music Oasis for the beautiful red ukulele and electronic tuner. The prize includes a designer uke bag and a book and CD from Kevin Fogarty. All you need to get started.
Please contact Christine Donehue, phone 0274 809 261 or (07) 549 5827 or email@example.com if you would like to help, or for further information.
Further festival news is available at http://tinyurl.com/86xepch
This year, again at Coromandel Town, on 19 May 2012. Workshops, singing, open mic and a concert by The Old Spice Boys from Australia.
The provisional date for the 2011 New Zealand Ukulele Festival is 26 November 2011. It is scheduled to be at the Trust Stadium in Henderson West Auckland again.
If the organisers do as great a job as they have in previous years, it wil again be a great event for families, kids of all ages and especially those school kids who participate in the massed “Kiwileles”
More info will be posted here as it comes to hand.
For info and reviews of the 2010 festival see http://www.culturevulture.co.nz/blog/ukulele/ukesinschools/nz-ukulele-festival-auckland-2010-review/
Celebrating everything British 9th October 2010….
Brits will be a family friendly festival, with all the fun of the fair, including Coconut Shys, Sponge Stock, Bell N Hammer, Bran Barrel, Egg N Spoon, Tug O War, just to name a few, plus yummy food, Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pud, Mushy Peas, Toad in The Hole, loads of stalls selling cool stuff, including the Best Of British Shop with authentic British goods, plus, hundreds of old and new British motorcars and motorcycles all looking their very best. Music will fill many venues around the town
Loads more info and contact information on the website at http://www.britsatthebeach.co.nz
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