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Sunny Side Up EVENTS

Please come  along to one - or all! - of the events Sunny Side Up is organising for 2018 and support our work. And keep an eye on our website as we may organise additional events, tea parties, etc., which haven't yet entered our minds!





Here are some pictures (and on the Welcome page) showing our ukulele group, The Sunnysiders, performing at our Coffee Morning in March 2016 at Stratford's beautiful Town Hall. Well worth a visit.


Pictures on Sunny Side Up's Activity Groups and Volunteer pages show the ukulele group and some of its individual members in all their colourful glory, by the way!


This year's Coffee Morning was held on Tuesday 27th March 2018 again at Stratford Town Hall. Many visitors turned up to join in the fun and sample our delicious cakes - and sang along with The Sunnysiders. If you couldn't make it, there'll be another one next year!


Standing room only!

Many thanks to Bob Reynolds for

these pictures of our Coffee Morning





Sunny Side Up's third annual tea party on 8th October 2017 was a great success. Beautiful table settings, delicious food, excellent entertainment and the gaiety and style of another era. See the testimonials below from guests and our picture slide show of our first tea party.

Next annual tea party will be held on Sunday 7th October 2018 as part of the Engage 50+ Festival. Save the date!


The elegant interior of Stratford-upon-Avon's

Town Hall

The Sunnysiders about to perform!

The Mayor, Councillor Juliet Short,

and guests

Our tea party is held as part of Silver Sunday - a national celebration of older people and their contribution to communities and the nation. Click or tap on the Silver Sunday logo to find out what it's all about.

Three of Sunny Side Up's lovely volunteers at our 2017 Town Hall Coffee Morning and one of the delicious cakes - this one baked by Eileen, a ukulele group member!


The Sunnysiders


Thanks to Phil Gainey for the colourful picture

      For fans of The Sunnysiders

  • On Tuesday 28th February 2017 we entertained patients at the Nicol Unit at Stratford Hospital.  Lots of cheerful 'sing-along' music in our repertoire so all the patients were able to join in and, well, sing along!

  • On Thursday 16th March, we performed at Sunny Side Up's Coffee Morning at Stratford Town Hall. There was a spirited singalong as always and our Terribly Tempting Tombola! 

  • On Saturday 3rd June we took part in the first Stratford Folk Festival held at the Arts House where we were both playing (great fun!) and running a ukulele workshop. Three participants in the workshop who'd learnt to play Jambalaya in one-hour flat joined us on stage in the Foyer and played along with us. You could too! Contact us for details.

  • On Friday 16th June, The Sunnysiders played at Scholars Mews retirement and care home Open Day. Since it will be partly in the open we're praying for a dry day!


  • On Sunday 8th October we were at the Sunny Side Up third annual Afternoon Tea Party at Stratford Town Hall. See details on left.

  • On Thursday 30th November The Sunnysiders entertained guests at The Afternoon Townswomens' Guild surprise party at Stratford Town Hall.  Christmas music and carols were 'on the menu' of course - and a nod towards the season in our head gear!

    Details of the remainder of

The Sunnysiders

2018 programme will be posted soon.

The group has expanded in size since above picture was taken but there's always room for more! Why not join us? No need to read music. Warm and welcoming group. More details on Activity Groups page or contact us via email or phone.


We've put together a few pictures of Sunny Side Up's First Annual Tea Party held at Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall in October 2015. 


Click or tap thumbnails on left to view if slide show doesn't play automatically - and on larger images to enlarge even further!




Tea Party Menu
Tea party temptations
Our beautiful table decorations
Stratford's Mayor chatting to guests
Our wonderful musicians
More guests
Margaret Greenwood & husband Colin
Yet more guests
A few of the raffle prizes
Animated conversation

Many thanks to Paul Clarke for the above pictures and others on the website.


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We're always pleased when guests and group members take the time

to let us know what they think of our efforts.

Here are some comments we've received - you'll find more on other pages.

Afternoon Tea Party, Town Hall, 2.10.2016


It was a brilliant afternoon. Well done!! We did enjoy it and I know those on our table did likewise. We made several new contacts as well as renewing old ones so it was very rewarding from that point of view and what a marvellous venue, table set up, food and programme.  Excellent!  I was very impressed with the pianist – wish I could play like that!

A.S. by email, 5th October 2016

I just wanted you to know how thrilled we were with our lovely afternoon tea, it was a very enjoyable afternoon beautifully set out. A very enjoyable tea. Very nice company. Entertainment great.
A very enjoyable afternoon had by all. The tombola good idea prizes all in a lovely bag. Thank you & all your tea helpers who worked very hard.

M.K. by email, 4.10.2016

The Sunnysiders Ukulele Group performance at 'Holiday at Home', 25th August 2016


...the spot-on timing to our brief, the song sheets you provided for the two monitors and overall the very professional looking and most accomplished performance from the group.

It was a most memorable afternoon and a card from Droitwich yesterday (said that) they too really enjoyed the programme you presented.                                                                           

 G.L., Holiday at Home, by email 31.08.2016

Coffee Morning, Town Hall, 10.03.2016:


Dad LOVED the coffee morning and the singing…. He was happy all day afterwards which is not usual at the moment. I thought you did a fantastic job of organising it and inspiring people to participate and help. I had imagined that it would be a fairly small affair as you are a new organisation, but it was a wild success. Well Done You!



I love this organisation you have started - and, I think the name is great. It does definitely increase Dad's sunny side moments.

L.H. by email, 16.03.2016

My friend and I so enjoyed the coffee morning/entertainment to-day.


Many congratulations!  You are doing a wonderful job for the senior members of the community.  The number of people there, and the buzz of happy chatter, together with the singing of the good old songs made it a huge success.  The refreshments provided were just the icing on the delicious cakes.

J.I. by email, 10.03.2016

Grand Tea Party, Town Hall, 4.10.2015


We did enjoy the afternoon and thought the tables were laid out beautifully with the china. The sandwiches and cakes were delicious and look forward to the next one.

M.T., Wellesbourne

Just to say a big thank you for giving me an invitation to "Sunny Side Up" yesterday. It really was a sunny bright day. After I had been ticked off the list, I went in the room & joined a table of lovely ladies. The tables were laid out with beautiful china & flowers.

We had a good table & a lovely lady Catherine our hostess. A great tea was served & very nice Palm Court music played and a singer also entertained us.

A very enjoyable afternoon & met some great people.

Thank you very much.

M.K. via PrimeGP

You made so many people so very was a glorious afternoon. Mum was over the moon.


Sunday is such a lonely day for me usually......this has been delightful.


All were excited about a re-run next year......contacts were exchanged and new friends made.


I had such a lovely was a very special occasion. What a lot of joy you've given to a lot of people.

Some general comments at the tea party

Wow, what an afternoon that was. I sort of thought it would be good, but I was blown away. The room was beautiful. The tables were great and the food was fab. Not even to mention the entertainment! Hats off to you for arranging such a great happening! We both thoroughly enjoyed it. My Dad is 85 and thought he had seen it all, but had never been to anything like that. He has a bit of a fear of elderly entertainments. His belief is it will be bingo or a poor quality singalong. And he's right, they are often subjected to well meant but dire ordeals. Yours was far from that, it was a genuine treat.

..why should we expect the elderly to enjoy poor quality entertainment?   I'm so glad your event was so high quality. They often deserve better than they get. I did hear some people saying how fab it was as they left. Many congratulations on a job well done!

G.F. by email, on behalf of her father

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