The ukuleles of Ross-on-Wye ring out

The Ukulele Man of Ross (Matthew Stead) and the Ross Uke Troupe gave a brilliant charity concert on Saturday night. They raised over £500 for the Evelina Children’s Hospital and entertained a packed house at the Phoenix Theatre, Ross-on-Wye. The first half of the show featured the ‘Ross Uke Troop’, formed from ukulele students of all ages, all taught by Matthew. They attacked their repertoire of pop covers and classical arrangements with gusto and clearly had a great time, as did the audience, who clapped and cheered and generally showed their appreciation throughout the night. Continue reading

Crazy Bird Comedy Cracks It

The first outing of a new comedy night in Ross-on-Wye was a side-splitting success. The show, held in the intimate ‘cabaret’ room at Walton Sports Centre was organised by Nick Bird of Crazy Bird Comedy, who already holds regular comedy nights in Stroud.

The audience was treated to a raucous mix of comedy styles, from straight stand up to unusual character comedy, supplied by an excellent line up of seasoned (and rookie) comics, and with six acts on the bill there was something for everyone.

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