World of Ukes 2nd Birthday Party + Official Expanded Store Opening
September 2018 will see the second anniversary of the opening of the World of Ukes showroom in Carlisle. This specialist store for ukuleles began life as a home for exclusive and specialist instruments, but over the past years – thanks to fantastic customer support – has expanded to supply all shapes and sizes of uke, to suit all budgets.
I’d like to invite you to the 2nd Birthday of World of Ukes, and to help celebrate the opening of the new, expanded premises – having taken on two more floors to accommodate a larger display space, packing and storage areas, and an events room to host workshops, small gigs and a monthly ukulele open mic.
The party will take place at Carlisle’s Masonic Hall, a few minutes walk from the shop, with a big singalong to start, a performance from Dani & Liam (Danielle from the Mersey Belles and Liam Capper-Starr), followed by an entertaining set from Peter Moss. There’s a bar in place and birthday cake for everyone! Tickets cost £8 and include a goody bag for all attending. Doors open 7pm, and concert starts 7.30pm.
This year there are two extra options you might wish to take up this time.
Optional Peter Moss Workshop – £12
NOT A CLOUD IN THE SKY - Based on the popular tune Blue Skies. This singalong type workshop covers some chords with harmony rundowns. It is offered in 2 keys to add a bit of variety, and also offers some 2-part vocals. This workshop is suitable for players who are fine with chords and beyond. There are two times available, Saturday 29th, 1-2.30pm and Sunday 30th, 11am-12.30pm. Booking essential as places are limited. Venue – World of Ukes event room. He’ll do the same workshop in both slots, so don’t book for both!
Optional Evening Meal at Foxborough PLUS private performance by Mike Haysom - £12
Next door to World of Ukes is Carlisle’s award-winning casual dining restaurant, Foxborough. This has been booked out for the World of Ukes Party – seating at 5pm to give us chance to eat before the party starts over the road at the Masonic Hall. The price includes a main course and a drink. (You’re welcome to order extras and additional drinks and settle the extra cost yourself). At the bottom of the page, click additional info to see the menu. Diners will also have a private gig from Mike Haysom, who will play some of his wonderful instrumental pieces after we eat - next door in the new dedicated World of Ukes events room.
In addition, you are of course welcome to come and have a browse at the World of Ukes expanded store! It will open: -
Friday 28th September – 9.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday 29th September – 9.30am – 4.30pm
The previous parties, for my initial opening and the 1st birthday party were loads of fun – so it would be lovely to see you for this celebratory event!
Click ‘additional info’ below to see the Foxborough menu!