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After attending The News We Can Do It Awards at the Kings Theatre and being totally blown away by the massed ukulele players who performed a mash-up of Valerie and Kung Fu Fighting and an awesome rendition of Lady Madonna, I’ve been inspired to have a strum myself.

Mention the word ukulele to 95 per cent of the population and instantly you’ll hear the same old tired George Formby impressions.

But the other five per cent will tell you the instrument is making a big comeback with a modern twist.

That’s especially the case here in Portsmouth.

So if you fancy having a go yourself, come along to the Auckland pub in Southsea on a Monday night and join me and some of Pompey’s finest pluckers.