AGMP presents:

The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen

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    Thu 16 August 2018

  • Doors open: 19:00

  • £27.50 adv + cmsn

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen

“One of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz” – New York Times “The missing link between Duke Ellington and Public Enemy” – Rolling Stone Composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn, Sun Ra led his “Intergalactic Arkestra” of thirty-plus musicians in a career that ranged from boogie-woogie and swing to be-bop, free jazz, fusion, and New Age music until his death in 1993. The Sun Ra Arkestra still perform today under the direction of long-time Sun Ra collaborator and alto-saxophonist Marshall Allen who is 92 years old this year. The Big Band play fully dressed in intergalactic garb influenced by the spirit of Ancient Egypt and will perform a selection of Sun Ra classics. Gilles Peterson has just compiled a selection of Sun Ra Arkestra tracks for Strut Records.

Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the night

19:00 – Doors, Bar & Margins Cafe open

20:00 – The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen

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.

 

Important:

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.

 

Menu:

Mains
Organic Chicken with Greens & Basil Pesto
Spinach, Asparagus & Pea Risotto

Smaller Bites
Tomato, Basil & Capers Tart Tatin
Red Onion & Goat Cheese Quiche
With Salads

Desserts
Roasted Apricot & Almond Tart With Cream

Access Information

Please note that our lift is currently out of order meaning the bar is only accessible by stairs. We are working hard to get it fixed but we expect it to be unavailable until October 2018.

We can make alternative arrangements for customers whose disability means they cannot access the bar without a lift.

Our stewards will be on hand on the night to help with this but if you have any questions do get in touch events@unionchapel.org.uk | 020 7226 1686 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm)

There is more information about access at Union Chapel here.

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