GNUF – a Grand Northern Ukulele Festival
A Grand Northern Ukulele Festival is a new ukulele festival for the north of the UK. It will be held on October 12th – 13th, 2013 at Pontefract Town Hall. The festival has three key principles: making things, making connections and sharing knowledge.
There will be opportunities to create things; both artistic and musical, meet new people who share your interests, learn from others, and share your knowledge in return.
We are trying to develop a festival that is a bit different. We are working with local businesses (to help them bring their wares and skills to the festival) and we are consulting ukulele players and festivals around the world as we develop what we hope will be a tremendously fun and unique event.
We have a strong commitment to building something that is meaningful for both the local and wider communities. For that reason, in addition to speaking to ukulele players, the festival team are also working closely with The Pontefract Miners Recreational Charity, and Faceless Arts to engage local communities and include them in the festival.