USGB Conventions

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 here). 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.

Next Conventions

The Spring Convention 2019
Sunday 7th April 2019

The Autumn Convention 2019
Sunday 6th October 2019
Admission Charge

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
(7th April)

10:30 Doors Open
  Meet the Vice-President and his team
11:00 Workshop
  "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
17:30 Raffle
18:00 Concert Pt 2
19:00 The Thrash