We are now happily settled into our new (and more comfortable) surroundings at the United Services Club in Haywards Heath and the next two meetings are on Monday 25th September and Monday 9th October at 8.00pm until 10.00pm. We are … more
Hi folks and fellow Wupsters, we are delighted to announce that we have now secured a new berth, which we hope will be our settled home for the forseeable future. We thank the Inn on the Green in Scaynes Hill … more
Hi Wupsters, as those of you who attended last night’s meet learned, our current home The Bull on the Green in Newick is closing down on Saturday for a refurbishment and a change of ownership. This has resulted in us … more
Hi Folks, looking forward to the next meeting on Monday 26th at the Bull. Everyone welcome – see you there….… more
We had a fantastic gig on Friday evening at the TORCH TRUST in Hurstpierpoint, where we played for the blind and partially sighted visitors who were staying there for an activities weekend. There was much music, singing and Jiving – … more
Another great night on 24th April with 40+ memmbers present. Looking forward to our next ‘Gig’ which is at St Peter and St James Hospice on Friday 28th April. Our next club meeting is on Monday 8th May at 8.00pm … more
Next meeting is at 8.00pm at the Bull in Newick at 8pm on 24th April. Everyone welcome! New and experienced players – and anyone who wants a good sing song!
Next Gig is at St Pete and St James Hospice … more
Another super meeting was held at the Bull on 13th March with a good work-out on the songs we intend to play at the Riverside Club in Lewes on 17th March. This was followed by some songs from our sixth … more
Hi Wupsters. Another enjoyable and well attended meeting on 27th February – in spite of us not being able to move into the main bar area as was hoped, and given that we will be in our existing area of … more
Hello again Wupsters! For those who weren’t able to attend the last meeting on 19th February, we’re sorry you were unable to make it as we had a super attendance (I made it 41) and I feel a good time … more
Just a brief note to remind you that our next meeting is at The Bull on the Green in Newick at 8.00pm on Monday 23rd January. The playlist for this meeting is shown at the end of this email.
Last … more
Firstly, thanks to all the members and their guests who turned up our Friends and Family evening last Monday at our new ‘home’ The Bull on the Green in Newick. There were 55 + folk present and we all had … more
Hi! Just a reminder that our annual FRIENDS AND FAMILY EVENING is on above date at our new home – THE BULL ON THE GREEN at NEWICK. All welcome!!
Our gig in the Orchards Shopping Centre in Haywards Heath was … more
Hi Folks, since the last post we have been notified that the pub is not available to us on 12th December due to a mix up in bookings, and so that evening is cancelled. However, everything else in the previous … more
Hi Wupsters and new viewers, we are happy to announce that with effect from Monday 12th December WUPS! will be moving to our new venue for our future meetings, and this will be THE BULL ON THE GREEN in Newick … more
First of all, thank you to those members who were able to support WUPS! with the gig at St Peter & St James Hospice on 10th November – you did a fabulous job and were much appreciated by patients, carers, … more
Hi Wupsters! Another excellent meeting on 24th October with approx 35 members present, and the additional work that people had put in on the new book 5 songs with the aid of Graham’s tuition videos really shone through. Well… more
Hi Folks, and thanks to all those who attended the 10th October meeting. It was another excellent get together and I counted 37 players – a great turnout. We played quite a selection fromour new songbook 5, and this proved … more
Another great meeting last Monday and thanks to all those who attended for contributing to a lovely friendly atmosphere which is becoming a feature of our Monday nights together. As far as I could tell we had a staggering 42 … more
Hello fellow Wupsters! Well, what another great evening yesterday – 32 members present, 27 songs played including two new ‘try outs’ House of the Rising Sun’ and ‘I have a Dream’. There was plenty of enthusiasm, and the playing and … more
Hi Fellow Wupsters, another great meeting last night (11th July), 30 attended and even more new faces ! Welcome new members – we hope you enjoyed it.
WUPS! made an appearance at Wivelsfield Village Day last Saturday and gave a … more
Hi Wupsters – and any prospective new members reading this item.
It’s great to report that we had another super meeting on 27th June, and were delighted to welcome yet another four new faces to our club. We would … more
Hi Folks, our next meeting will be at The Inn on the Green at Scaynes Hill on Monday 27th June at 8.00pm.
As usual any new members will be very welcome whether they are complete newbies or experienced players. It … more
Hi fellow Wupsters (and anyone new entering our website!).
We had a tremendous meeting on Monday 23rd May, with 30 of our 45 members attending, and it was widely acknowledged to be our best meeting yet. It went with a … more
The next meeting will take place at the Inn on the Green, Scaynes Hill next Monday evening. We will be following last time’s formula by playing some songs from a prepared list interspersed with requests from you, the members. So … more
Eleven members of WUPS! gave a one hour performance at the Riverside Club in Lewes, and it was warmly appreciated by the Audience. Happily it also raised £50 for the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.
Hi Folks, we had a most enjoyable evening on 25th April and we were delighted to welcome another 6 new faces, and we hope that they all had a good time and and that they will become regular members of … more
Hello Wupsters, just a brief note to say that we had a super meeting on 11th April with 27 members in attendance, of which 7 were new that evening. We extend our warmest welcome them to them all, and hope … more
Hi folks, first of all let me say how much I enjoyed the last meeting on 21st March, I think it was easily the best session since we started the group in April last year, and the enthusiasm and happy … more
Hi everybody, and thanks to those members who attended last night’s session at The Inn on the Green. It was a thoroughly enjoyable session and we packed in the maximum content we could in the time available. Thanks go to … more
Hi Folks, our last meeting on 8th February at the Inn on the Green, Scaynes Hill, was attended by 15 members and a good time was had by all. We performed some of our old favourites and tried out a … more
Hi Folks, I’m delighted to report that our first meeting in our new home THE INN ON THE GREEN in Scaynes Hill was a great success with the new venue receiving much praise from the members present. The larger room, … more
The big news from WUPS! is that with effect from Monday 25th January our regular meeting nights on the 2nd and 4th Mondays in the month will now be at THE INN ON THE GREEN at Scaynes Hill (address as … more
Hi folks, and Phil and I would like to wish each and every one of you a happy and healthy New Year. After our successful and enjoyable Friends and Family evening (well done those who attended!) at the Rose and … more
Hello Folks, and thanks to those who attended last night. We had a super run through of the songs we will be presenting on Monday 14th December at our ‘Friends and Family’ evening, and we were delighted once again with … more
We had a super meeting on Monday 9th November, when 12 members attended. It was a lively meeting and it was generally agreed at the end that everyone had thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and that we had achieved our best standard … more
Hi Folks, we have GOOD NEWS and MORE GOOD NEWS!
The first good news is that we have finally been able to publish our third songbook, appropriately named WUPS 3 !
This has taken quite a while to pull together … more
Hi folks, just a gentle reminder that we’ll be in action again next Monday and hoping for a good turn out now that the summer evenings seem to have deserted us! We have tried really hard to publish Wups songs … more
Hi Folks, we held our first Monday meeting on 14th September at the Rose and Crown and we had 9 members playing and singing. This was encouraging because a few members were still on holiday or had previous engagements, and … more
Hi Folks! We were recently asked by the proprietor of the Rose and Crown in Fletching whether we could alter the night for holding our meetings from Tuesday to Monday as their food business is now getting busier, and they … more
At the next meeting we’ll start with a selection from our ‘easy’ songbook to get us loosened up, and then the intention is to repeat the songs from the ‘intermediate’ songbook that we performed last time – plus a few … more
At our meeting on 14th July we had 13 members who were playing and one new member who was ‘observing’ with a view to attending with a ukulele at the next meeting. It was a good turnout and the evening … more
We are delighted to report that there were 13 active strummers at our last meeting ( the largest number yet) plus one new recruit who came in to see what it was all about, and who says he will be … more
We were happy to see that there were 11 members at our last meeting on 9th June out of a total of 17 who have now joined or expressed an interest to join. It is satisfying to see our numbers … more
Hi everyone! Our fourth meeting took place at the Rose and Crown, Fletching on 26th May and, dare I say it, there were definite signs that we are improving! For instance, we are now paying a little more attention … more
Our third jam took place at the Rose and Crown, Fletching on 12th May. We had 8 participants, and this time everyone was playing and singing. We were happy to welcome Gavin to the group – this time he brought … more
As you will have seen, we now have on this site all 11 songbooks belonging to Uke at the Duke in Shoreham, and they have kindly agreed to share them with us.
So, at the next meeting we will be … more
Our second ever meeting took place at the Rose & Crown, Fletching, on Tuesday 28th April.
This time there were 10 people present, 8 ukulele strummers (including one banjolele) & two potential members who came to see what it … more