Newkulele Festival announced for October 2018

NEWKULELE FESTIVAL is on 19 -21 OCTOBER 2018!

Applications for the 2018 Festival are NOW OPEN.

In 2018 the Newkulele Festival is moving into the heart of the city. The new venue is Newcastle City Hall which has excellent facilities and performing spaces for the feature concerts, community performances and workshops. The Concert Hall in particular has exceptional acoustics! There is plenty of room to hang out, beautiful gardens across the road and fabulous food close by – all in the one central city location.

Applications are now open and BUMS members wishing to perform are encouraged to submit them early. Applications must be made online via the festival website: www.newkulelefestival.com.au.

Applications close 1 May 2018

Newkulele 2018  will feature two ticketed evening concerts, loads of wonderful workshops to register for and two days of free festival performances. Program will be announced in August 2018.

Stay up to date on the Newkulele Festival Facebook page.

The Newkulele Festival Organising Committee look forward to seeing many of you in October 2018.

BUMS thanks ourSPRUKECrew with a BBQ on Saturday 18 November
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Thank You BBQ for SPRUKE Crew

SPRUKE Crew Thank You BBQ

BUMS Inc wants to thank all of our wonderful SPRUKE Crew for their enthusiasm, energy and time. If you volunteered over the festival weekend you are invited!

Steak sandwiches are the fare, OR a couple of snags on bread.

DATE: Saturday 18 November 2017
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: 12:30 pm

You must RSVP for catering. Be quick numbers are limited!

RSVP to Festival Director, Max Borchardt. Email mkborchardt@gmail.com or phone 0402 071 483 by Monday 13 November 2017 .

Drinks available at the bar.

Bring your uke, your pics and your stories!

SPRUKE SUCCESS

It’s a wrap! SPRUKE 2017 was a great success. A huge thank you to the SPRUKE committee for putting in the hard yards – months of planning and dedication. Thank you to the stage, sound and lighting crew, the official photographers and all of the volunteers for their assistance with the execution of the event. Thank you to the international headliners for wowing us with their skills and to all of the talented performers who entertained us. Of course it would not be possible without the help of our generous sponsors. Finally, thank you to all who attended to enjoy the entertainment and the educational value of the workshops. A great time was had by all.

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For Ukulele Teachers & Leaders

Teaching ukulele or leading a uke group? Looking for guidance or inspiration? Excited to share your experiences with others?

Looking for exciting, affordable professional development to top off your school holiday experience?

Come to the annual AUTLA workshop day being offered from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday 29 September at the South Bank TAFE campus as part of SPRUKE 2017. Ukulele teachers, classroom teachers with an interest in ukulele, music teachers offering ukulele, and ukulele group, band or club leaders will benefit from the wealth of talent and experience that contributes to the workshop day’s fun and frivolity.

Ukulele Leader Group Therapy – ‘It happened to me!’

AUTLA Ukulele Teachers & Leaders Sharing & Support Day

The Australian Ukulele Teachers and Leaders Association Incorporated supports and promotes the teaching of ukulele in the community, and as a part of school music programs. Check out the aims of AUTLA on the website at www.autla.org.au.  At SPRUKE 2017, AUTLA will provide a forum for ukulele teachers and leaders to discuss and share information about community and school ukulele groups, to play music together, and to have some serious fun! The day’s activities culminate in the 2017 AUTLA Inc Annual General Meeting at 4:10 pm.

Download the program for Ukulele Leader Group Therapy – ‘It happened to me!’ (PDF 475 KB)

Registration: $50 ($40 for members) Register for the day-long workshop with PayPal from the link on the AUTLA webpage at www.autla.org.au

Queensland teachers who would like a PD certificate for the workshop day, please contact Keryn Henderson, SPRUKE 2017 Festival Secretary, via festival@spruke.net.au.

Email: autla.inc@gmail.com     Website: http://www.autla.org.au    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AUTLAINFO/

Proudly supported by BUMS Inc and SPRUKE 2017.