I thought it might be a good idea, to share some knowledge of the Ukulele Scene in Brighton and the surrounding area. There are a few ukulele groups/meetups and ukulele events in Brighton that I think need raising awareness of (if I’ve missed out anything of note please add it in the comments below). Hopefully this page will help go towards you finding something to do with your Ukuleles in Brighton.
Ukulele Groups in Brighton:
I have either been to ukulele sessions, or met people from all of the ukulele groups below. I can confirm they are all great bunches of people, very welcoming to new ukulele players and seasoned pros alike (I’m not quite sure why they all meet on a Tuesday). These are the ideal places to enjoy and learn more with your Ukuleles in Brighton.
BAD Ukes (Brighton After Dark Ukulele Sessions) – Regular ukulele group, meeting on the 4th Tuesdays of each month – based in the Queen’s Park and Hanover area of Brighton in the Hanover Pub. http://bad-ukes.moonfruit.com/
Brighton Ukulele Fun Strum – Weekly Tuesday evening ukulele meet-up in Brighton, with a free and easy vibe – now based at the Mrs Fitzherbert’s Pub. https://www.meetup.com/Brighton-Ukulele-Fun-Strum/
L.U.S.H. Lovely Ukulele Strummers of Hove – Hove’s offering for ukulele players is at the Farm Pub, a friendly group of ukulele strummers – meeting every first Tuesday of the month. http://www.facebook.com/groups/1405728436305516
Uke at The Duke – A little further afield in Shoreham, another popular ukulele group in the Brighton area – meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, in the Duke of Wellington Pub. http://www.ukeattheduke.co.uk
Ukulele Events in Brighton:
Here are some of the popular ukulele events in Brighton. All well worth a visit, these ukulele events should be on the calendar of any local ukulele players and fans. There are many musical events in Brighton that feature ukulele acts, however these are the regular big events to take your Ukuleles in Brighton.
Paddle Round The Pier – The Ukulele Stage at Paddle Round The Pier is by far the biggest ukulele event in Brighton. A firm favourite with ukulele groups and ukulele players, from far and wide. The entire festival weekend is free to enter and raises funds for local community projects and charities. Family and dog friendly, a weekend full of ukulele music (other music is available), entertainment, food, surfing, paddling and all sorts of other fun and madness.
Sussex Ukulele Festival – Now a well established ukulele festival on the local calendar, this low profile event hosts some of the most well-known ukulele acts, mixed with other lesser known local, national and international ukulele talent.
Ukulele Open Mics & Pub Gigs – There are several smaller ukulele events and gigs in and around Brighton, mostly based in pubs and bars around town. Ukulele open mic nights are also a popular choice, for ukulele players and fans in the local area.