Picture Gallery

Just some of our past events.

A Ukulele Group for all ages and abilities

Attendance is desirable, ability is optional, fun is  compulsory 

Sharewear Charity Fundraiser, Bulwell

We joined Sotto Voce and the Bulwell Riverside Community Choir to play in the beautiful church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour orchestrated by musical director Matt Burton.

Jubilee Court Care Home, Hucknall

The troop turned out in force to support one of our own in a tribute to a loving mother and wife and the care she received at the Jubilee Court Care Home, Hucknall.  Did someone say fancy dress?

Boat & Horses Ukulele Festival

Blessed with fine weather, the troop turned out in force to support this great initiative. A brilliant, friendly and welcoming venue.

Let's hope this becomes a location for an annual "Nottingham Ukulele Festival", who knows. 

And, the burger bar was simply divine.

Hucknall Christmas Festival

One of the coldest nights of the year saw the Hucknall Ukulele Group and friends perform at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Hucknall.

The troop had the crowd singing along to a selection of Christmas favourites. Credit must go to the Hucknall Rotary Club and Ashfield Events for promoting  such an  enjoyable evening for both performers and audience alike.

Halloween at Buddleia House

Would you go out in the dark with this lot around?

Fortunately we managed to keep the spooks under control and had a lovely time during the afternoon.

Park House Care Home: Bulwell

Community spirit and musical joy strums its way to Park House Care Home as it welcomed the vibrant sounds of the Hucknall Ukulele Group. 

Known for their lively tunes and infectious enthusiasm, brought smiles and toe-tapping rhythms to the residents and staff, fostering an atmosphere of joy and togetherness.

See the rest of the review [HERE]

Newgate Lodge Retirement Party: Mansfield

A popular venue in collaboration with the Mansfield Ukulele Group. 

To spice things up a bit we had a hat and shoes competition during the second set, judged by a member of the audience. 

Congratulations to Chris and David who walked away with the top prizes.

Hope Lea Project Open Day: Hucknall

A local registered charity which aims to improve the quality of life for people with a learning disability.

The group pictured here with Sir Mark Spencer, Minister of State for Food, Farming and Fisheries   

Hucknall Community Day

On one of the hottest days of the year.

The Community Day is always a popular event organised by the Hucknall Rotary Club to promote and recognise community activities

Bulwell Bogs Family Day

Stepping in at the last minute, the Hucknall Ukulele Group together with friends from Mapperley, Bulwell, Mansfield and other Ukulele Groups. 

Fabulous day with lost of activities culminating in the popular Duck Race.

Ukulele Flash Mob: Titchfield Park Hucknall

Took a bit of organising, but we got there.

Joined by members from several local Ukulele Groups plus the Bulwell Riverside Choir.

 Special thanks to Lee and David (local councillors) who helped with the mirad of regulations and official permissions. 

Buddleia House Coronation Lunch: Hucknall

Our second visit to the Buddleia House residential care home, saw us invited to their Coronation Lunch on Monday 8th May 2023.

We couldn't let the opportunity go by without taking along the ukuleles for a bit of a sing song'

Macmillan Cancer Support

Presenting Green King Brewery with donations from the Coronation Fun-Strum held at the Bowman on Sunday 7th May 2023.

We raised £119.97 including a PayPal donation. A big thank you to all the groups and individuals who took part to make this such a memorable event

Coronation Fun-Strum at the Bowman

On Sunday 7th May, the Hucknall Ukulele Group (HUGs) hosted what we believe to be the largest organised ukulele meeting in Nottinghamshire.

With technical help and assistance from Neil Marriott and the Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra, the event featured a number of local groups each leading a pre-planned set.

With sponsorship from Animal Doctor, all registered ukulele players received a full colour complimentary song book covering the whole event.

Sets  included the Mapperley Ukulele Group, the Mansfield Ukulele Group, Long Eaton U3A ukulele Group, Hucknall Ukulele Group and the Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra.

Entertainment at the Spinney, Nuthall

The Spinney is a retirement housing complex run by Broxstowe Borough Council under their independent living scheme.

The communal living area provided a great backdrop to the HUGs Performance Troop from the Hucknall Ukulele Group playing their selection of sing-along songs.

As you can see, we were lucky to have the King made an appearance.

Entertainment at Buddleia House Care Home, Hucknall

The very first outing of the HUGs Performance Troop. Basically a collection of ukulele enthusiasts who can make it particular day.

Buddleia House is a purpose-built care home based in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. One of the first in the UK to apply the Montessori method to dementia care. 

A big thank you must go to the staff who made this such a memorable event.

HUGs Christmas bit of a do... 2022

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas Charity Evening at the Bowman. We raised £26 for the Alzheimer's Society who strongly support musical participation within the community. Check out the fabulous work by Nottingham's own Vicky McClure.

It was lovely to see the support from the Hucknall U3A members along with MUGs from Mansfield.