The Society has 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
"Rumpole" Bailey on keyboards and Dave Griggs on bass. Performances are usually videoed and a video of your performance may well be
placed on the USGB's YouTube channel and linked from the Videos
page on this site.
Where possible, the Conventions include a workshop between 11 am and 12 noon. This year at the Spring convention (7th April)
"Rumpole" Bailey, our keyboard player, will be presenting a workshop entitled "Picking for Beginners" (see the flyer
). So bring
your uke with you and get pickin'. There is no charge for attending the workshop and any printed materials will be supplied.
You can download a flyer for the next meeting (in A4 .pdf format) by clicking here
Location of Conventions
Conventions take place at Digswell Village Hall, Harmer Green Lane, Digswell, Welwyn, AL6 0AT.
Entry costs £10 for members and non-members alike. This includes
lunch and afternoon tea.
There is no need to book in advance as payment is made at the door as you enter.
Spring Convention Programme
10:30 Doors Open
Meet the Vice-President and his team
"Picking for Beginners" by 'Rumpole' Bailey
12:30 Lunch - Tea & sandwiches
13:30 Concert Pt 1
with Compere Ray Neal
16:00 Concert Pt 1 Finale
16:30 Tea & refreshments
18:00 Concert Pt 2
19:00 The Thrash