Union Chapel Church in partnership with Docheads presents:

The Street

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    Wed 19 February 2020

  • Doors open: 19:00

  • £8 | £4 conc. adv + cmsn

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

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

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The Street

A film by Zed Nelson

Focusing on one East London street and its inhabitants over a four-year period – a film about love and loss, a community unravelled by gentrification, and the nation’s slide into Brexit.

As the glinting steel and mirror-glass skyscrapers of London’s financial hub edge ever closer, the area surrounding Hoxton Street has been transformed by luxury developments and sky-high property prices. This traditional East London street, less than a mile from the City of London, has become the last bastion of the areas disadvantaged – a concentration of the aged, poor and dispossessed.

Set against rapid gentrification, the fallout from Grenfell and the eruption of Brexit, Zed Nelson’s feature-length debut is a comic, tragic and deeply moving portrait of not just a street, but a nation on the cusp of enormous change.

★★★★ “Quietly enraging. An unmissable portrait”
The Guardian

★★★★ “Accomplished. Surprising tenderness and humour”
The Times

★★★★ “A purposeful, poignant pictures of loss. Watchful, patient documentary”
Total Film

★★★★ “An intimate and original exploration of an oft neglected topic. Captivating.”
Little White Lies

Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the night

19:00 – Doors and bar open

19:30 – Film begins

Union Chapel bar open after the film.


Location and Disabled Access

This event takes place in the Union Chapel Bar. Access is via the gate to the left of the Chapel on Compton Terrace. There is a short but uneven and dimly lit alley. There are approximately 12 steps, with a handrail, to the bar. There is also a platform lift. Stewards are on hand to assist with the platform lift. Seating in the bar is typically free standing chairs and very flexible. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements.

We do not have separate tickets for disabled customers – just buy a standard ticket above. Essential companions do not need a ticket, but you do need to inform us in advance if you are attending with an essential companion.

We will happily reserve a suitable space for disabled patrons with specific access requirements. Please be in contact to inform us of any specific requirements you have and the size of your party. We will reserve a space for you in the auditorium and make the appropriate notes for our staff so they can provide any necessary assistance.

[email protected] | 020 7226 1686 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm).

NB: Please note that we are unable to accept calls from withheld numbers.

For more information regarding disabled access at Union Chapel, please click here.

*Ticket Info

Concession tickets are available to those in receipt of DLA / PIP or Job Seekers Allowance, students, and those over the age of 65.

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