Promoting Wellbeing and Inclusion in the Community
FREE zoom workshop courtesy of National Lottery Community Fund - 20 places. To book please visit: https://ronan.ie/blog/workshop-summer-strum-hoylake
A look at alternative chord shapes / voicings and playing techniques to boost your ukulele game.
This workshop will take some well-loved ukulele songs and give them a mega-upgrade. Ronan will show you new ways of handling the ukulele part allowing you to gain the skills needed to add additional textures to group performances as well as enhancing your solo playing. This is a workshop for all levels - from beginners who have mastered C, G, Am, F to those of you already looking at lead parts.
SATURDAY 4th July 9:30 - 10:30am
Beginner-Friendly Yoga with Yin Yan (Free ZOOM class courtesy of National Lottery Community Fund - click for full details and how to sign up)
Roll out your yoga mat/blanket and join Robin to experience the benefits of Yoga for yourself - improve mobility, flexibility & strength; reduce feelings of stress & anxiety; perfect your posture; learn to work with your body and create a mental state of calm & contentment. After a short warm up you'll be guided through a series of easy to follow postures with clear instructions and options for all levels. You'll stretch & strengthen your whole body (including some muscles you might have forgotten about!) and after a short relaxation to finish you'll be feeling good all over.
SATURDAY 4th July 10:30 - 11:00
Mindfulness with Yin Yan (Free ZOOM class courtesy of National Lottery Community Fund - click for full details and how to sign up)
Feel the powerful calming effects of mindfulness in this beginner-friendly session that includes some breathe awareness techniques and a body scan mediation that will leave you feeling calm & relaxed in your body & mind and ready for a great day ahead.
To book your place for FREE and (thanks to Summer Strum!) new clients get FREE unlimited access to all YinYan's online Yoga, Mindfulness & Pilates classes for 1 whole month - just visit https://www.yinyan.co.uk/online/ . If you have any query contact Robin on 07912 031543 or email [email protected] :)
BEST CAMPING PITCH COMPETITION
Summer Strum 2020 may be physically cancelled but don't let that stop you camping out (or in) over the festival weekend whilst you join in the online fun so get planning! We would love to see your camping photos on facebook. Back garden, dining room, front room, bedroom - pitch your tents and partay anyway and let the best pitch win! Be crowned the king or queen of the campsite!
SUMMER STRUM JUKEBOX
Join the Summer Strum Jukebox Facebook Group here and submit a video/sound file/photo to cheer us all up. Anything goes - song, recital, musing, dance - so don't be shy! There's already lots to see so head on over for a gander!
Saturday 4th July 11:30am
Family Singalong with Bexi Owen
Join in with the whole family for a singalong with Bexi! She will be streaming LIVE on our Wellbeing Tent Group Page on Facebook. Bexi is the founder of Mind on Music which uses music and sound to promote well-being and owner of Bexi Owen Music.
Bexi loves to share how good singing and music is for our wellbeing and keeping us connected so let's get singing together!
Saturday 4th July
STORYTELLING with Andy Johnson
Join Andy in the Wellbeing Tent throughout the day at 11:15 / 2:45 / 3:30 / 7pm (times are approximate!)
Saturday 4th July
LIVE poetry with Wirral poet Alison Schultz
Join Alison LIVE from the Wellbeing Tent at 2:30 & 6:30pm on the Main Stage
UKULELE BLUES WITH UKULELE CLUB LIVERPOOL Saturday 4th July 3-4pm
FREE zoom workshop courtesy of National Lottery Community Fund - 20 places. To book please contact Elaine Kinsella at [email protected].
Join Elaine live from UCL Headquarters and explore the 12 bar blues the ukulele way, with practical picking and strumming techniques suitable for beginners and improvers. This is a great way to utilise your improvisation skills and jam for hours on end.
This workshop will help you get creative with the basic chords of C, F & G7 whilst navigating the fretboard to find alternative ways of playing them with a variety of strumming styles and finger picking patterns. You will also explore the blues scale with slides, tricks and turnaround techniques and learn how to shuffle like you’ve never shuffled before.
MP3 Play-along Download
Chance to record and submit your part for the main event.
Here is how you joined in online in 2020! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves!