Hucknall Ukuleles cheer up the summer

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The Hucknall Ukulele Group were joined by the celebrity guests during their latest flash mob event at the town’s Titchfield Park.

In a break in the dismal summer weather, the Hucknall Ukulele Group hosted a popular flash mob in the park.

Performers from ukulele groups across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire joined forces with Bulwell Community Choir and HUG's own busking mate Ukulele Eric, to provide some entertainment in the park.

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They were joined by Coun Dave Shaw and Coun Lee Waters, who contributed a total of £300 from their Nottinghamshire Council divisional fund to assist to make the event happen and towards equipment for future events.

Coun Dave Shaw andCoun  Lee Waters get put through their paces by Mike Harris and other members of Hucknall Ukulele Group. (Photo by: Ashfield Independents)Coun Dave Shaw andCoun  Lee Waters get put through their paces by Mike Harris and other members of Hucknall Ukulele Group. (Photo by: Ashfield Independents)
Coun Dave Shaw andCoun Lee Waters get put through their paces by Mike Harris and other members of Hucknall Ukulele Group. (Photo by: Ashfield Independents)

HUG member Mike Harris, one of the organisers, said, “The aim is to try to make it look spontaneous, although it has taken months to organise, rehearse and seek permissions.

"The help and support from Ashfield Council, our councillors and their events team has been invaluable. It’s great to get people together and play the ukulele. Our performances were well received with the public joining in and dancing.”

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HUG is a voluntary-run, not-for-profit community organisation which was set up in September 2022 as a ukulele group for all ages and abilities. For more information, email [email protected]

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Members meet every Tuesday at The Bowman pub, Nottingham Road, Hucknall, at 7pm.

Coun Waters said: “Coun Shaw and I were delighted to support this. There was lots of fun and we even had a go ourselves. Ukulele playing is a great stress reliever and it’s events like this that bring our great community together. I’ve invited them to come together again for our Food and Drink Festival in Hucknall on Sunday, August 20.”