Friday, 2 May 2014

Retreat 2014 Wrap

Class Of 2014

The retreat and concert were put to bed last week, and I have finally emerged from bed myself – fully recovered from all the hard work. Thanks to all who attended for helping to make the retreat and concert such a big success – yet again! The WA ukulele community is getting a bit of a national – and international - reputation for putting on a great show. We had guests over from Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne, as well as the Fong Family from Honolulu and Salt Lake City in the USA. The early feedback from tutors and guests has been universally upbeat.

We have already started planning for next year, and are seriously considering holding the retreat on the East Coast. After holding three retreats in three years in the west, we think it might be time to share the love with our eastern ukulele communities. Perhaps also shifting to later in the year. If you have an opinion on this, please let us know what you think.

After working on the Perth International Arts Festival in the two months leading up to the retreat, then on the retreat and concert itself, I’m taking a short break – three months in Europe! – but will keep everyone posted about developments.

In the meantime, check out some of the new pics throughout this blog and stand by for some new movie footage. We videoed the tutors’ concert at the retreat along with some great interviews. Well also be on Facebook soon.