140 years standing
2017 is a very important year for us – it’s the 140th birthday of our building and the 25th birthday of our venue!
We will be marking the occasion with events throughout the year. These events will celebrate our building’s heritage and our growth as a music venue.
We will also be looking to the future – announcing plans and undertaking new projects.
Support the conservation of the Chapel, it’s development as a music venue and The Margins Project working with those homeless and in crisis. And get a whole host of great benefits to boot!
Plans for 2017
- Repair our Clock
Our iconic clock has been out of order for more than a decade – it’s time to fix that! We hope to start works in early Summer 2017.
- Refurbish our Portaloos
The temporary toilets near the bar have long been our greatest shame. The time has come to sort them out!
They will be completely gutted, floors, doors and ceilings replaced, they’ll have new basins, mirrors, toilets and cubicles plus there’ll be heating!
Due for completion April 2017.
- Party like it’s 1877
Union Chapel’s annual Summer Fete is coming over all Victorian!
Join us – in your finest Victoriana, for some good old fashioned fun, with Punch & Judy, Battenburg baking competition & all sorts of games.
Sunday 25th June – FREE
- Anniversary Concert
A very special evening of music in a stripped back Chapel – no PA, no stage lighting just the Chapel as it was built in 1877 and lots of candles!
Saturday 16th September – full details to be announced soon
- Organ Reframed
It’s also 140 years of our magnificent organ – expect a very special edition of Organ Reframed bringing this remarkable instrument bang into the 21st century.
October 2017 – full details to be announced soon
- Margins Art Group Installation
The Margins Project, works with people facing homelessness and crisis – their long running art group are creating a major new piece to mark the anniversary and to be displayed in Union Chapel Bar.
Plus much more!
Stay tuned for updates 🙂