North Tyneside Ukulele Festival: What usually happens…
Bay Uke, the organisers of the North Tyneside Ukulele Festival, pick a weekend in November to host their festival. The Friday night event happens at the Spanish City, Whitley Bay and the Saturday night event at Cullercoats Crescent Club. Great acts, great open mic sessions, stall holders… all the usual stuff. We finish off on Sunday at Tynemouth Station.
Almost none of what usually happens can happen this year. Instead we have had to move online but we still have great acts and great open mic sessions. We, like everyone else, are doing it differently in 2020. Our headline acts have all sent us videos this year. We have also had contributions from all over to our open mic slots. There are two live Zoom sessions. There are shops to browse and the Festival Songbook to download, there is a page full of free stuff. We also have a Songbook Singalong page where Bay Uke members have sent in their own renditions of songs in the songbook. Just in case you don’t know the song.
We’ve kept the buttons simple. One says Click and it takes you to another page, the other says Click here to view and this will take you to a video on YouTube.
Getting Around the Festival Website…
The menu at the top of each page gets you (approximately) where you want to be.
|Home||Takes you to the home page||There is a welcome from Bay Uke Chairman George Payne and a message from the Hedge Inspectors who topped the bill at NTUF 2019.|
|Headliners||Go find out about our headline acts||More info about:|
Track Dogs, Percy Copley, Fragile Lucy, Tricity Vogue, Robin Evans, George Welch & Christine Jeans
All of these will be live at NTUF 2021
|Workshops||Takes you to a selection of three workshops||A workshop with the legendary Phil Doleman (3-chord and 4-chord tricks) Beginners Ukulele and Moveable Chord Shapes with Donna Cairns;|
Beginning GarageBand with John Timney
|Events||Takes you to a page leading you to Friday Night and Saturday Night||These events pages only open on the day scheduled. You can pick your way through the menu but, remember, there is a live Zoom event on at 7:00 p.m. on the Friday night and the Saturday night. There is also an “Opposite Side of the World” Zoom meeting on Saturday.|
|Merchandise||Takes you to a range of Festival merchandise.||All of the Festival merchandise is being managed by Phil at LogoBear. The merchandise page will take you to his online shop where you can buy stuff.|
|Songbook||Download the Festival Songbook here.||Once you’ve got the songbook you will want to try out some of the songs. We’ve put together a page of audio recordings (the Songbook Singalong) of Bay Uke members covering the songs in the songbook.|
|Freebies||Download a number of songbooks past and present and ukulele handbooks||All of these songbooks are free to download but there is a link to our JustGiving page if you fancy making a donation. Everything we raise will go towards next year’s festival which, we pray, will be “normal”|
|Links||Takes you to a general page with information, ideas, shopping and inspiration||We are not live at Spanish City, Cullercoats Crescent Club and Tynemouth Station but we would still like to tell you all about North Tyneside and the thriving ukulele scene here. There are lots of links on this page.|
|Contact||Takes you to a standard contact page.||Fire off any question you like here or just email us directly at email@example.com|
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