MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE FROM 50 TO 100+
Sunny Side Up's
Have you always wanted to learn the ukulele but never quite got round to it? If so, you can now live your dream! Everyone in our group, The Sunnysiders which has grown considerably since we took this picture (see Events page), started as a complete beginner last year- and so did our volunteer teachers some years ago (read all about them on our Volunteer with Us page). We have great fun and don't take ourselves too seriously - though we try (try being the operative word), to practice as much as we can between sessions as we have hopes of great things for the future! Update: the future is here aleady - see list of upcoming public performances on Events page!
Once you have a few chords under your belt (and you'll learn them surprisingly quickly as there's no need to read music), you'll soon be playing a song or two - simple ones perhaps but recognisable! You can join the group at any time - we'll quickly bring you up to scratch. Tea/coffee and cake are a vital part of the proceedings - in fact of everything Sunny Side Up does!
DATE & TIME
Every Monday morning
10.00am - 12 noon
"You will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines,
sail away from the safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover.
Our ukulele group, The Sunnysiders, photographed at a performance at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon where Shakespeare is buried! If you'd like to join the group, email us or call. A warm welcome awaits you - and it's great fun. Ability to read music unnecessary and you can use our ukuleles until you decide if it's for you. It will be!
Come along to Sunny Side Up's Computer Club and join the digital age! Our kind, patient, good-humoured volunteers help everyone from total beginners to the more advanced. Learn how to send emails, edit pictures, talk to your family and grandchildren via Skype or Facetime (both free!), buy safely online, develop your hobbies, etc. - all at your own pace.
You'll wonder why you didn't get to grips with computers before when you realise what a fascinating new world the internet reveals. Bring your own laptop or tablet or try ours before you buy. Tea/coffee and cake are always available to help you along the way!
Methodist Church Centre (map)
DATE & TIME
Every Thursday afternoon
2pm - 4pm
Of course, if you've got this far, you're probably not a beginner! But if you have a family member, neighbour or friend who might benefit, please draw this group to their attention - and don't forget, we're ready to help anyone, beginner or not.
NEW GROUPS IN THE PIPELINE FOR 2018
These are some of the activity groups Sunny Side Up is planning for 2017. Let us know if you're
interested in joining one or more of them - or have any other suggestions.
If you'd like to volunteer to help us set up or run them, we'd love to hear from you!
Drum for Fun
Our singing group, The Show Stoppers, will be meeting every Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon at Methodist Church Centre, Old Town, Stratford CV37 6BG from 21st March 2018. It's great fun so come along and give it a try even if you're convinced you 'can't sing'! Everyone can! Improve your breathing for health and well-being too. No need to read music. Tea/coffee, cake and chat included! Contact us for details particularly if it's your first visit. Currently seeking a new leader so temporarily in limbo! Contact us if you have the appropriate experience and would like to help or know of someone else who might.
SUNNY SIDE UP'S WRITING GROUP, All Write, is held every other Thursday from 10am to 12 noon at Methodist Church Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG. It's run by a charming and experienced creative writing mentor, Helen, a published award-winning author. Support and encouragement to help build the confidence of those who've never written a word but would like to, those who already write and are perhaps interested in self-publishing - or just enjoy writing and spending time with like-minded people. There'll be regular talks from publishers, editors, journalists and others too. Contact us for details (especially if coming for the first time).
New mindfulness group.
Calm your mind and reduce stress.
Starting in the Autumn.
Drum for Fun! Every Tuesday morning at the Rosebird Community Hall, Shipston Road,
CV37 8LU (next to Waitrose) from 11.45am to 1.30pm. Free and easy parking. First visit free then £5 per session. Come along and give it a try - great fun and research says it's good for your health and well-being! Led by Bo Davies (above), drummer extraordinaire!
© Sadlers Wells Company of Elders
New Dancing Group starting in the Autumn!
More details will be posted soon.
COMMENTS ON Sunny Side Up's
UKULELE GROUP and COMPUTER CLUB
(to be undated soon as we have many more recent and positive comments!)
You do such a lot to help us, the older generation. It's a pleasure to visit the club. All the volunteers are helpful, kind and professional. Thank you all so much.
M.W. by email 3.05.2016
I received a warm welcome at Tyler Street on Thursday after a long absence through illness and we magically picked up where we had left off 3 months ago. I have learned such a huge amount in this group and gained enough confidence to order a new laptop and extend my horizons for its creative usage. Thank you so much for your expertise. patience and ongoing support. It is much appreciated.
P.P. on Stratford Streetlife, 14.02.2016
So enjoyed the first meet of Sunny Side Up at its new premises in Tyler St - also thanks to all the volunteers who give of their time and make us so welcome. I'm looking forward to attending next Thursday. Long may it continue.
M.W. on Stratford Streetlife, 31.01.2016
I can thoroughly recommend this for anyone thinking about coming along for the first time. Such fun, with lovely teachers and very different levels of progress.... Small, friendly group, and great fun.
M.M. on Stratford Streetlife, 2.11.2015