Have you ever met a Ukulele Apothecary? You’ll probably hear them coming, playing their ukuleles and trumpet kazoos as they stride into view looking for people to make friends with, bring a smile to, pass the joy to.

Instead of dispensing herbs and medicine like a traditional apothecary, these clowns dispense music and silliness. Stopping for a short while with an individual or couple, staying longer with a larger family group or allowing people to gather around them.

First they need to check vital statistics, give you the once over. Check your wellness with their stethoscopes, blood pressure monitors and put you through some rigorous reaction tests (catching balls, timed star jumps, press ups, singing different notes, copying a dance move) until they finally decide on the perfect remedy for you. A song. It will always be a song!

You will then be serenaded with humour and harmony. Perhaps their work will then be done or perhaps more
musical medicine will be required. In most cases it will be vital for you and your group to learn to play the ukulele too. With just a couple of simple chords a song can be played and a new skill is begun.

Ukulele Apothecary is a walkabout activity with performances lasting 30 minutes at 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm. There will also be a drop in activity inside the market.

Suitable for all ages
  • free
  • markets
  • music
Fri 02 Aug / 11.30am
Darwen Market Hub

Croft Street
Darwen
BB3 1BH

Make your visit a full day out with a visit to the market, shops and cafes.

Sat 03 Aug / 11.30am
Blackburn Market

Blackburn Market Hub
Church Street
Ewood
Blackburn
BB1 5AF

Make your visit a full day out with a visit to the market, shops and cafes.

 

Further Information

This free event is supported with funding from Arts Council England and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

Ukulele Apothecary is a walkabout activity with performances lasting 30 minutes at 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm.

There will also be a drop in activity inside the market.