Promoting Wellbeing and Inclusion in the Community

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About the Festival


Joining a group of likeminded people is a proven tonic. It improves wellbeing, gives an individual a sense of purpose, creates new friendships and spreads waves of positivity throughout community.


Summer Strum Hoylake's number one purpose is to facilitate just that throughout the year, culminating in a weekend of inclusive fun for the entire community and beyond -

the Summer Strum Ukulele Festival.


We are a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. All performers give their time for free and we rely entirely on fundraising and any grants we can procure to get the main show on the road and to ensure that entry remains free to all.  




With grant money from the National Lottery Community Fund we have set up a Zoom account to enable all our Summer Strum musicians and groups to stay in touch during and after the Covid-19 Pandemic. With Zoom you can keep up with practice, introduce and record new songs or simply talk and catch up with your group members over a glass of wine or two. Please email us to book a slot or weekly meet in our Zoom calendar - [email protected].

Summer Strum would have been celebrating its 6th and last year at Hoylake Rugby Club this July. We were set to have a final party to end all parties to show how grateful we are for your continuing support over the years - all musicians & their families and friends, everyone who volunteers, our audience & local community, stallholders, and especially Jack and Sue from the Rugby Club - you have all made Summer Strum something really special.


And then along came Covid-19 ... and, like so many other community event organisers, we have had to take the decision to cancel the festival.


BUT ... every cloud has a silver lining and we are excited that the Summer Strum Team are taking the festival online! Using the power of technology - Facebook Live & watch parties and Youtube - we will be featuring performances from some of yours and our favourite acts from the Summer Strum over the years. Keep on top of all the news on the Main Stage and Wellbeing Tent pages and on our Facebook page: summerstrumhoylake.


AND you can still help raise money for the two charities we have supported all the way through - Wirral Hospice St John's and Wirral Mind. To find out how click on the Fundraising Page.

Going Online in 2020!