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Workshops
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Andy's Gob Iron Gang

Mouth Organ Workshop for beginners

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Saturday & Sunday sessions both at 2.30 - 3.30 in Lorna's Craft Tent

then a performance to show off what you've learned Sunday 7.20 on The Marquee Tent Stage

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£10 for 3 sessions. Every penny raised goes to the Summer Strum & our charities.


If you would like to book onto any of our other workshops please email lorna.doyle@scotborders.gov.uk
Saturday Workshops
Yin Yan Yoga 

Saturday 11.30 - 12.15 in Lorna's Craft Tent

Those gorgeous people from YinYan.com are here to sort out your well-being and make you bendy.

Energise your whole day as you stretch & strengthen from head to toe. After warming up there will be a series of guided postures, followed by a short relaxation to finish - perfect!

Wear anything you can move & breathe freely in, bring a bottle of water and a mat if you have one

(we will bring some spares).

£5 for 1 session. Every penny raised goes to the Summer Strum & our charities.

Check out YinYan's fabulous classes and retreats 

Lorna's Mini Crafters

Saturday 12.30 - 2 in Lorna's Craft Tent

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Our very own Queen of Craft will get creative imaginations flowing with exciting things for kids to make & do.

Remember though - she's not a babysitter - she's a Queen!

We will provide all crafty materials. No charge. 

Songwriting with Alison Benson

Saturday 4 - 5 in Lorna's Craft Tent

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Singer/songwriter and gig-loving ukulele player Alison is also the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2019 winner. Her debut EP Paths & Stories was released in 2021. She's made time in her busy schedule to come & teach budding songwriters how to write amazing songs.

£5 for 1 session. Every penny raised goes to the Summer Strum & our charities.

Check out Alison's music

Sunday Workshops
Learn to crochet with Rachael Gill

Sunday 12 - 1 in Lorna's Craft Tent

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Ukulele overload? Do something different and learn to crochet with our industry expert. Everything you need is provided and you'll make something gorgeous to take away with you.

£5 for 1 session. Every penny raised goes to the Summer Strum & our charities.

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Check out Rachael's gorgeous creations at her Summer Strum Festival stall

Violet's Handmade Emporium or online at -  

Lorna's Mini Crafters

Sunday 1 - 2.15 in Lorna's Craft Tent

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 Your kids will be putting the finishing touches to their fantastical creations, so you better find some space on your shelves for their monstrosities... er masterpieces! 

Remember though - Lorna's not a babysitter - she's the Queen of Craft!

We will provide all crafty materials. No charge. 

Other stuff to do...
R & J Amusements

Keep the kids (big & small) entertained on R & J's games & inflatables!

There will be a small charge for these, but hey - the rest of the festival is FREE!

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Mama Mo's Play Your Cards Right

If you play your cards right you could be the winner of a fabulous prize AND help us to raise loads of money!

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The Dolly's will be doing their dealing at 3.15 in the Marquee Tent.

You can't buy this much fun.

 

Well actually you can... tickets are only £2 each!

Busking Bus

Some legendary impromptu videos have been recorded on this busking bus and shared on social media. We're thrilled to say the big bus is making a return for this year's festival.

 

Get on there and show the world how much fun you can have with a ukulele.

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Food Stalls

Our selection of delicious savoury and sweet delights means you won't go hungry.

This year we have vegan options too!

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Artisan Stalls

With something for everyone, from hand-knitted clothes to festival headbands, vintage finds and beautiful things made of wood.

Raffle

Bag yourself a gorgeous prize and support the festival & our charities at the same time. 

Message us on facebook to buy your tickets.

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Play Park

You just can't beat a banana slide.

Unless it's a 50ft 1970's version standing on concrete & broken glass. Gladly this one isn't!

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