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Belong to SPRUKE’s ukestra at Ukestration

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FREE Ukestration Workshop Heard about ukestration? Seen it in action? Let’s pack the Kala Concert Stage in the main auditorium. Get to South Bank early, and give Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart, of Jack n Jel, their greatest challenge yet. Be a part of an auditorium wide ukulele orchestra (ukestra). Join the “joyous rabble”, and let Mark and Jane take you beyond the ol’ hum n strum! All levels of players, from beginners to advanced[…]

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Secure Parking Discount for Festival Weekend

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For all those who want to take their car to SPRUKE- check out this great offer from Secure Parking. A big thank you to Secure Parking for this exclusive offer for SPRUKE Festival goers. This offer is for the SW1 Carpark- 32 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane. Friday 29 September- Night Parking Sunday 1 October- Weekend Parking No discount available Saturday 31 September due to Riverfire You’ll receive bays from $10 with the promo code SPRUKE17[…]

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WIN one of 36 places at the SPRUKE Art Activation, to decorate a uke during SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival.

Enter the SPRUKE Art Facebook Competition

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What can you create with 1 ukulele, Sharpie pens and 2 hours? Find out at SPRUKE Art! Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc is delighted to give you the chance to WIN one of 36 places at the SPRUKE Art activation, to decorate a uke during SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival. Let your creative spirit run free! Winners receive a Mahalo ‘Rainbow Series’ ukulele. We’ll supply the Sharpie pens and give you 2 hours to create your[…]

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AUTLA

Ukulele Proves Popular

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Ukulele is proving increasingly popular in classroom music. If you teach ukulele in schools or lead a school uke group, come to the ukulele sharing and support day. Be guided and inspired by experienced teachers. Share your successes and challenges with other teachers. This is the most exciting and affordable professional development you will go to this year! The annual AUTLA workshop day runs from 9 am to 4 pm on the last day of[…]

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SPRUKE 2017 workshops

SPRUKE 2017 workshops galore

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Entry to the Festival Precinct is FREE! But while you’re there take advantage of our free and affordable ukulele workshops. There are over 20 workshops on offer catering from beginners to advanced musicians. Cost of workshops range from $15 to $30 and they’re worth every cents. Beginners are well catered for by the Beginners Ukulele Oasis (Beginners Bootcamp and Novice Songs sessions), Come Play Ukulele with Miss Jodie, and Ukulele Downunder Beginners with John Chandler.[…]

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Concert ticket sales for SPRUKE 2017

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Be inspired by what the humble uke can do!  Get tickets for the SPRUKE 2017 concerts now! Limited seats still available. (If you miss out, please join the waiting list.) Spruketacular Concert From quirky, theatrical to the Blues and rock — this concert has something for every ukulele lover. Tyrone & Lesley (AUS) | The Pockets (AUS) | Manitoba Hal (Canada)| Kyas Ryo (Japan) | Ukulele Russ (Alaska) 6:30 – 10:30 pm Friday  29 September 2017[…]

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Manitoba Hal Confirmed for SPRUKE 2017

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In the worst kept secret of the festival we are happy to announce that Hal Brolund is the final international act to perform at SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival 2017. Canadian blues artist Manitoba Hal has forged an international reputation for engaging and connecting with his audience through songs that are mournful, hopeful, silly, romantic and introspective. He proves that the ukulele can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful blues riffs and melodies[…]

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Performer and Presenter agreements for SPRUKE Festival 2017 are due 17 July.

Performer & Presenter Agreements Due Monday 17 July

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Program Committee deliberations are over! We are thrilled to have had so many talented performers and workshop presenters apply to be a part of SPRUKE 2017. All of the performance and workshop acceptances have been sent. Check your email for a performance agreement and our occupational health and safety guidelines. If you applied and have heard or received nothing ….check your junk mail. All performer and presenter agreements as well as the signed OH&S declarations[…]

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