FOBP Tuesday Ukulele Group

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Welcome to the Friends of Beaumont Park – Ukulele Group

Formed in February 2013 for anyone over 55 and wishing to learn and play the ukulele, the Ukulele group meet in the Visitor Centre every Tuesday afternoon.  The group starts promptly at 2pm.

If you can play the ukulele and interested in joining us, please contact Mary Kenworthy  01484 301411. Please note soprano, concert, tenor or bass ukuleles only, not banjoleles or similar instruments.




26 June:   Mount Pleasant School – half hour concert enjoyed by three classes.

14 February:   Mrs Sunderland Festival at the Town Hall – 1st place winning the Henry Leah Trophy


20 December:  Upper Cumberworth St Nicholas Church – Singalong, Christmas Carols and buffet

23 November:  Sandy Mount with Musica Kirklees young musicians

10 November:  Berry Brow Methodist Church concert to raise money for church funds. 15 Ukulele players and David Pawson on accordion.

21 October:  Holmfirth Music Festival – 87% and winners of the club in Class 44

12 October:  Brighouse Arts Festival – St Johns Church Rastrick, Ukulele Extravaganza – very well attended and lots of fun.  Thanks to Ray Lumb who organised it.

2 September:  Slaithwaite Spa Gala

13 June:  Mount Pleasant Primary School afternoon concert

3 June:  Fund raising summer ball for Yorkshire Air Ambulance at Meltham Golf Club. Organised by Joy (Practice Nurse, Lockwood Surgery) raised over £1,000

6 May:  Holmfirth Folk Festival Ukulele Jamorbee

16 February:  Mrs Sunderland Festival at the Town Hall – 1st place winning the Henry Leah Trophy


9 December:  HEARTBEAT Christmas Party at Brighouse Cricket Club.

27 October:  Brighouse Arts Festival – Ukulele Concert at St John’s Church, Brighouse.
Various ukulele groups played from around the area. Super venue. Thanks to Ray Lumb for organising the music.

15 October:  Winners of class 44 and the Director’s Cup in the Holmfirth Musical Festival

18 October:   In the Visitor Centre with our trophies from the Holmfirth Musical Festival.

9 July:   Southgate Threatre Honley – music night with Kirklees Music School African Drummers and Honley Sax Choir.

25 June:  United Reform Church – Mold Green charity event raised £732 towards a wheelchair bike for Jemiah’s Foundation (Supporting Disabled Children Non profit foundation).

11 June:  New Mill and District Senior Citizens Reunion at Holmfirth High School. £50 donation to Musica Kirklees (Formerly Kirklees Music School) – Gift of Music

25 February:  Mrs Sunderland Festival – 1st place in Large Ensemble Class.


20 December:  Lockwood Baptist Church Carol Service

12 December:  With the JoyBelles concert at Shepley Methodist Church

10 December concert NHS Retirement Fellowship New North Rd Baptist Church

7 December:  Christmas Social Grange Public House, Grange Moor

November:  Lions Charity concert Holmfirth Civic Hall

October:  Holmfirth Musical Festival – 1st in Ensemble Class

August:  Almondbury Cricket Club

To assist the Almondbury Cricket club raise funds for a new roof, the FoBP Ukulele Group played a number of pieces for those lucky enough to attend a gloriously sunny afternoon. Photos courtesy of Linda Edwards and Yvonne Latawiec.