ŽELIV 2019

15.5.2019 - 19.5.2019




performance and entertainment with the ukulele

A ukulele retreat with Tricity Vogue & Andy Eastwood

Two seasoned musical entertainers, with roots in variety and cabaret, help you explore how to engage and entertain people with your ukulele - and with your own individual personality.

As well as technical uke study we will look at songwriting, arranging, performance presentation and how to engage an audience - 4 days of workshops and masterclasses to cover the whole process of taking your music 'from page to stage'.

This retreat will take place in the monastery at Želiv which is about a 1 hour drive from Prague. The venue is perfect for such an event with everything we need on site.

The monastery is an interesting mixture of the original Baroque ecclesiastic buildings with some delightful seccesion elements dating from the beginning of the 20th century, the complex offers accommodation, practice rooms (one with piano), a brewery with restaurant, a pub, and a pleasant garden.

Želiv is a small village placed on an isthmus where the Želivka and Trnava rivers meet. Surrounded by hills and cliffs, there are also great opportunities for walks, indeed, if the weather is good, we will incorporate a ukulele picnic in to the program. As well as the monastery, Želiv also offers a small supermarket, a pub which has good solid Czech lunches, and the Hotel Kocanda (10 minutes walk from the Monastery) which has great food and drink, also a hall for events.

The program will be in English.