The George Formby Road Trip 9th-11th June 2012

posted 19 Feb 2012, 12:07 by ukulele457   [ updated 28 Feb 2012, 01:26 ]
Dear Member,
            On Saturday 9th of June The IUC are taking a little road trip to Blackpool to attend The GFS Society Summer Convention. We will be leaving early Saturday morning and arriving at The Imperial Hotel where the convention takes place at around midday. The fun starts at 1pm and goes on until the evening ends around 22.00. The following day it again kicks off around 10.00 am until  21.00. and the event which attracts around 150-200 George Formby fans from all around the world and all age groups takes place in a large hall within the hotel. Delegates are free to wander in and out as they please and everybody takes their Ukes. 
           Each day consists of a variety of performers both professional and amateurs getting up on the stage and demonstrating their singing and playing skills to the audience. In between these " concerts " other things are going on like GF films being shown, instruction sessions, The GFS gift shop and in a separate room ukes of all shapes and sizes (and prices) are on sale. 
          The cost of admission to non members is £5 per day or £8 for both days or if you join The Society at the convention (£15) you get in free and get their quarterly magazine sent to your home. We have managed to book rooms for 2 nights at a local Travelodge which will cost you £49 in total. Our dear friend Marco has agreed to drive us up there and you will be expected to share the fuel costs. If you fancy joining us please let me know asap as I will need to book you a room at this special rate asap. "Turned out nice again" !