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Spooky half-term fun at the Beacon

Steve Wharton’s Spookulele Roadshow

LOCALS can join storyteller and musician Steve Wharton this autumn half term for a unique musical experience.

The Spookulele Radio Show is a mix of spooky stories performed with ukulele sound effects provided by the participants themselves. Sessions take place on Tuesday 22 and Thursday 24 October at 11am and 1.30pm each day.

Steve Wharton said: “My eerie stories will have the perfect backdrop of an orchestra of ukulele twangs and hums. This is one for those who enjoy a spookily good time, but also youngsters who might want to find their way into music for the first time in a fun and relaxed environment.

“In this workshop, attendees can learn to play the ukulele as they enjoy spooky stories performed alongside myself. They will then create their own spookulele story that the rest of the group will perform.”

Visitors during half term will also be encouraged to explore the concept of satire, with a range of other humorous activities connected to The golden age of satire? Late- Georgian satirical prints. This is a new British Museum Spotlight Loan exhibition that will be opened by Ian Hislop on Friday 18 October at a sold-out launch event.

For the Spookulele Radio Show workshop, no experience of playing or writing is needed. The workshop is suitable for all ages and specially-adapted ukuleles are provided, so there is no need to bring your own.

Sessions last for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, and admission is £10 per person plus online booking fees. Tickets can be found via the Beacon Museum website, Facebook and Eventbrite via the following link

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