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USGB Conventions

The Society holds two Conventions every year, normally on the first Sundays of April and October.

The Conventions are very relaxed in nature and are a great opportunity to see some excellent performers as well as to meet and interact with other ukulele players from all over the country. The atmosphere is always very friendly.

All members are invited to play two songs in one of the concerts and backing is provided (if you wish) by our resident duo, "Rumpole" Bailey on keyboards and Dave Griggs on bass. Performances are usually videoed and a video of your performance may well appear on the USGB's YouTube channel and linked from the Videos page on this site.

Workshops

Where possible, the Conventions include a workshop between 11 am and 12 noon for which there is no extra charge.

For the Autumn 2020 Convention, the workshop will be the one originally intended for the Spring Convention. It will be provided by Colin Tribe and is entitled:-
“Discover and develop a flexible approach to your playing”.

Flyers

You can download a flyer for the next meeting (in .pdf format) by clicking here.

Location of Conventions

Conventions take place at Digswell Village Hall, Harmer Green Lane, Digswell, Welwyn, AL6 0AT.

Parking is available in the surrounding streets, or in the station car park about 100 yards away. (The station car park operates a Pay & Display system which will cost you 2 or 3 pounds for the day). There is also a station buffet available to the public via the car park for those who arrive in need of immediate sustenance in the form of coffee and bacon butties.

Next Conventions

The Autumn Convention 2020
Sunday 4th October 2020

The Spring Convention 2021
Sunday 11th April 2021
(later than usual because of Easter)
Admission Charge

Entry costs £10 for members and non-members alike. This includes lunch (tea & sandwiches) and afternoon tea.

There is no need to book in advance as payment is made at the door as you enter.
Autumn Convention Programme
(4th October)

10:30 Doors Open
  Meet the President and his team
11:00 Workshop
  Colin Tribe -  “Discover and develop a flexible approach to your playing”
12:30 Lunch - Tea & sandwiches
13:30 Concert Pt 1
  with Compere Ray Neal
16:00 Concert Pt 1 Finale
16:30 Tea & refreshments
17:30 Raffle
18:00 Concert Pt 2
19:00 The Thrash