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Free Family Fun SPRUKE 2017

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Ukulele by day … Riverfire by night. Last weekend of the holidays … the perfect family cultural experience … plenty to see and do … ENTRY to the festival precinct is FREE. Bring the whole family to learn to play at the FREE Come Play Ukulele workshop See artists decorate their ukes at the SPRUKE Art stand Take a photo with a friend or a ukestar at the SPRUKE Selfie Photo Frame Be a part[…]

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SPRUKE Art Winners and a second chance

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SPRUKE Art is a chance to chill out and be creative in a different way.  Thank you to all who entered our SPRUKE Art Competitions. The winners are Michelle Verner, Princess Tashiwa, Joanne Butterfield, Pauline Sing, Brenda Meehl, Carrie Silke, Margaret Andrews, Jacki McDougall, Val Hodgson, Debbie Youngs, Debbie Taylor, Sharna Norman, Linda Johns, Salli Chmura, Tanya Dettloff, Louanne Oakes, Holly Shipston, Laya Skelly, Emma Jacobson, Anne Gerber, Marion Carol Johnson, Rosa Huddy, Chakae Carlyle D’Ellencourt,[…]

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John Chandler

Begin with Ukulele Downunder

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Ukulele Downunder Beginners Workshop Change your life! Begin an exciting musical journey with John Chandler from Ukulele Downunder, Aiersi Room, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Saturday 30 September 2017. Since 2004, John Chandler has taught ukulele at adult community colleges all over Sydney. He’s come to SPRUKE to show you that, ‘The Ukulele Is The Happiest Instrument There Is.’ No need for past music experience, no need to read music. Join John’s beginners workshop to[…]

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Ukulele Plays Irish

Novice Songs Play Irish

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Ukulele Plays Irish at SPRUKE We’ve a little bit of Irish embedded in our Beginners Ukulele Oasis Novice Songs … Peter McMeel, ukulele teacher of 30 years’ experience, and the equally-talented musician and teacher Brendan Williams, are bringing a little bit of Irish to SPRUKE Novice Songs sessions. If you’re keen on Irish music, or just keen to learn, meet Peter at the Oasis for the Ukulele Plays Irish songs at: Saturday 2:00 pm –[…]

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Tom Richter

Brilliance of Tom Richter

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Augment your Ukulele Repertoire Tom Richter is back at SPRUKE by popular demand. Tom’s regular workshop presenter at Sunshine Coast music festivals, and as an experienced musician and teacher, Tom’s well organised workshops received rave reviews at SPRUKE 2015. Sunshine Coast performer and music teacher Tom Richter has played stringed instruments since his teens. He’s performed with great artists like Kevin Borich, Shane Howard (Goanna) and Neil Murray (Warumpi Band), and taught more than a thousand[…]

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Jack n Jel

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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