Newy's Uke Master, Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson has been many things - including, but not only, a PhD student, childcare worker, geographer, university lecturer, mental health worker and public transport activist.
In 2009, Mark created a new job for himself - community musician - that combined both his work experience and passions into a single occupation.
In this talk from TEDxNewy in 2011, Mark discusses the success he’s had helping people build a sense of community through playing music, specifically with the ‘Ukastle Ukestra’.
The Ukastle Ukestra also performed as part of TEDxNewy and you can see their uplifting performance here.