The Uke Express 2018 - Pickering - A Steam Train & Uke Weekend
The Uke Express returns to Pickering on the weekend of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of November! If you are a Uke Express veteran, read carefully as the railway have made changes - meaning our event is a little different too!
We have chartered reserved carriages aboard two Uke Express steam trains on the beautiful NYMR heritage railway, running from the pretty town of Pickering to the seaside at Whitby and back. There are 150 places on a Saturday train, and 150 places on a Sunday train - so you can choose which you prefer. The return train trip is £40, including ticket and songbook.
As a classic engine steams away, it'll pull our train through beautiful scenery as the ukes are strummed and our voices join together in songs from our provided songbook, and any other music you want to bring on board. Get a cuppa from the buffet car to keep you singing all the way to the lovely port of Whitby, where you'll have ample time for shopping, seeing the sights, and most importantly, fish and chips! On the way back to Pickering, why not try a local real ale or two from the buffet car to keep you in good voice!
Saturday Train - Departs Pickering 9.25am. Arrives Whitby 11.10am. Departs Whitby 2pm. Arrives Pickering 3.40pm
Sunday Train - Departs Pickering 9.50am. Arrives Whitby 11.30am. Departs Whitby 2.10pm. Arrives Pickering 3.44pm
In addition, there are a number of optional extras that you can add as you please to make this flexible ukulele weekend work for you. These include: -
Friday Night Big Strum & Open Mic - at Pickering Working Men's Club. We'll lead you through the songbook for a session playing together, then hand over to some brave open mic performers. Costs £5
Saturday Night Triple-Header Concert - at Pickering Working Men,s Club. With sets from The League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Dead Mans Uke and Opera-lele. Concert ticket costs £12
Sunday Night Big Strum & Open Mic - at Pickering Working Mens Club. Same format as the Friday night, though you're welcome to come to both - we'll cover different songs to the Friday. Costs £5
Workshops - TBC - We plan to offer a Saturday afternoon workshop in Pickering as an option for those people arriving in Pickering in advance of the Sunday train. We also plan to offer a late morning workshop on Sunday, for those who went on the train on Saturday. Prices, venue and content will be confirmed later.
Please note - physical tickets and songbooks do not get posted until nearer the event (mid Oct). If you book, you'll get a confirmation e-mail - that means everything is in order!
Click 'additional info' for a video from a previous event.