Greenbelt Festival presents:

From Boughton to Bethlehem: Christmas with Greenbelt Festival Friends

Harry and Chris + Revd. Kate Bottley + Bridget Minamore + Folk On + Masashi Fujimoto + Claudina Edwards + Anna-Liisa Donatella

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    Wed 4 December 2019

  • Doors open: 19:00

  • £20 adv + cmsn

  • Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

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From Boughton to Bethlehem: Christmas with Greenbelt Festival Friends

An evening of song, laughter and Christmas cheer with some of our festival favourites. Soothe your Christmas concerns by kick-starting your festive season with some seasoned and familiar faces.

Hosted and compered by the incomparable Harry and Chris and culminating in the most uplifting singalong mass-e-oke experience you will ever have – The OK Christmas Chorale – this will be a night to remember.

Featuring stellar spoken word from poet Bridget Minamore, former Gogglebox star and Celebrity Masterchef semi-finalist the Rev Kate Bottley, the Union Chapel Artists (three wonderful singers putting a contemporary twist on some Christmas classics), and Folk On – with capers and and their unforgettable Christmas hit Pants, It Must Be Christmas Time.

You can also book in to dine in the Union Chapel Bar through the venue’s Early Dinners scheme – with beautiful food prepared and served by Margins Cafe (working with people facing homelessness and crisis).

There will be festival-friendly traders there – like Zaytoun with Palestinian produce and Out of the Box with alternative cards – for last-minute Christmas shopping. We’ll have festival merchandise available, too.

Donations can be made on the night to Union Chapel’s Margins Project — for people facing homelessness & crisis.

Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the night

19:00 – Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open

22:30 – Curfew

Union Chapel Bar open after the show.

Margins Cafe

Margins Cafe will be serving delicious, hot, homemade food at this event. All profits support The Margins Project, which works with people who face homelessness and crisis and is based here at the Chapel.



You must also have a ticket for this event to eat at Margins Cafe.

The Cafe opens to all ticket holders when the chapel doors open, scheduled to be 19:00 for this show.

We’re also taking limited early dinner reservations at 18:30 for this event. Be quick it can fill up fast!


How to book early dinner reservations:

You can book for dinner when buying your ticket through our site.

If the option doesn’t appear then it means dinner is fully booked.

If you have already purchased your ticket for this show you can check availability and book for all dates here.

If there are no tables available it will say ‘We are sorry but this event has sold out.’


Information for people with a reservation:

You’ll get an email with full details shortly before the event, however, you just need to come to the black gate to the left of the main entrance, marked Early Dinner Reservations at 18:30 and show your reservation and gig ticket.



The menu will be displayed here; it normally goes up a couple of days before the show.   There will always be at least two hot meals, one of which will be veggie, to choose from, plus lighter bites such as quiche and salad.  Check out the sample menu here.

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