That oddity among string instruments, the ukulele, has undergone a massive revival in recent years with both whole orchestras and individual performers strumming the four-string mini-banjo. You can even take ukulele classes in East End pubs….
Now ukulele-strumming, jazz singing, cabaret star Tricity Vogue, who hails from nearby Rotherhithe, is hosting a summer garden party this Sunday, June 10, outdoors at The Albany venue in Deptford – and visitors are encouraged to bring along their own ukuleles to join in – as well as their umbrellas of course.
And you can win a pair of tickets for the evening with a special EastLondonLines competition – see below.
Joining Tricity’s Ukulele Cabaret will be the Dulwich Ukulele Club – described as the ‘’best ukulele band in the world’’ – and there will be a pre-show ukulele workshop 4.30 – 6.30pm led by Tricity. For one night only, participants will form an Albany All Stars Ukulele Orchestra and perform alongside her as part of the grand finale.
Since taking up the ukulele in 2007, Tricity has enjoyed widespread critical acclaim, taking her act to venues as disparate as the Edinburgh Festival and the Savoy Hotel.
Other ukulele playing guests will include 70-year-old Banjo Dez and Rufus Yells, who is known unofficially as ‘’the godfather of the ukulele.’’
The Albany is in Douglas Way, Deptford and further details can be found at www.thealbany.org.uk
Tickets are £7 for the concert or £12 (£10concs) for the workshop plus concert and you can win a pair of the latter, covering the whole evening, with EastLondonLines
To enter the competition, just send us the answer to this simple question using the form below:
Which famous ukulele playing star sang the song ‘’With my little ukulele in my hand.’’
The competition is now closed. Congratulations to our lucky winner, Jamie Wright.