Don't forget Alveley Donkey Derby 14/8/2016

                                                                               HUGS are playing again this year

The Donkey Derby at Alveley on Sunday, here are the details for those who would like to come along and support this great cause with a bunch of songs, we have always had a good time and the audience enjoy the music.  We will be playing from 1.30 pm and do about 45 minutes.

Alveley Recreation Ground 
Daddlebrook RoadAlveley

WV15 6JT
more details will be posted when available

 Letter received over Christmas

Dear Mr Love,

I contacted you a few months ago about Dudley Library Launch Day on Saturday 10th November 2012 and you and several colleagues very kindly did a ukulele performance at Dudley Library. The performance went down very well at the launch day, the public and management enjoyed the songs that were performed so thank you very much for coming in.

Netherton Library has also had a makeover, it has been moved to a new building and refurbished and due to this Netherton is also having a launch day next year. The launch day will be on Saturday 23rd February 2013 and will take place at Netherton Library which is based in the Savoy Centre, Halesowen Road, Netherton.

I was wondering if you and the group would be able to do another performance for us at Netherton Library at about 12:30pm for about 20 minutes? It would be very similar to Dudley Library but it is a smaller venue. If you could contact me as soon as is convenient as to whether you are available that particular day and time I would be very grateful. It would be wonderful if you could come and give us a performance of the ukuleles.

Thank you for your time. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Emma Dibbins

Senior Library Assistant

Dudley Library

HUGS Pleased to welcome the Mayor

The Mayor of Dudley will be making an official visit to HUGS on 16th December 2012.

He will make a speach then join Roy and the learners in the back room. 

Choir to visit HUGS 

Brandhall Community Choir will be joining us on 16th December 2012 at out Christmas Party.


HUGS are busking to raise some money for Childen in Need.

It will be 16th November 2012. 

Blackheath & Halesowen Town Centres (from Midday)

If you can play please come and join us.

Past Events

HUGS on the Radio 

Help For Heroes
Somerset House
Enville Street

29th September 4-5pm
more details to follow

Set List                         


King of The Road                              
Act Naturally                                    
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion           
Eight Days a Week                           
Folsom Prison Blues                         
Freight Train                                     
Leaning on a lamp
Sloop John B        
You are My Sunshine
Your Cheatin' Heart
Bad Moon Rising         
Putting on the Style                              

Bandstand Marathon

BCUPS & HUGS Will be at Mary Stevens Park on Sunday 9th September 2012 as part of Bandstand Marathon. 1pm onwards, Don't forget to learn Viva la Vida as it will be performed at 2pm!

Ukulele Workshop

If any one is interested in a workshop by Ken Middleton this autumn let Alan know so he can see if it is viable.


Looking good for numbers more details in 2 weeks time

Open Mic Night 

Open Mic Night at Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery on 9th November 2012

£3 entrance fee includes light refreshments. Ukuleles are welcome. Start time around 7pm.

Music Club to start in Tipton

Den Payne (from Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery) has set up a Music Club to run at:

Glebefields Library St Marks Road, Princess End, Tipton

on Sat 3rd. November 10am to 12 pm, also on Sat 17th November same time.

It will be similar to the jam session some of us have experienced. It will be interesting to see how it evolves over time. If you are free please come and join in.

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