Union Chapel presents:

Sunday School Stories Launch Party

Exclusive opportunity to learn more about the next exciting phase of conservation and community activity at Union Chapel

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    Thu 14 June 2018

  • Doors open: 18:30

  • Free (Booking Essential)

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

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Sunday School Stories – a tale of dissent and social change

Learn how we plan to reveal the hidden history of Union Chapel’s Sunday School and create a beautiful space for contemporary community use.  Sunday School Stories will uncover the social impact of the nonconformists, dissenters and early liberals who founded the Chapel. The programme of works will allow us to carry out urgent repairs to the Sunday School Hall and tell the story of a space used by pop stars, play schools and the homeless.  The project will transform an underused space rarely open to the public. It will create an accessible, 200 capacity, community space for the arts, learning, heritage activities, ideas sharing and participative events.  It will also create an important permanent home for our nonconformist collection so it can become a resource for study and research.  To do this we need to raise £1.6 million by summer 2019.

This money will allow us to:

  • Repair the failing roof and brickwork
  • Make the room accessible
  • Conserve the original Akron plan interior, library and study booths
  • Introduce discreet modern services such as electrics and drainage
  • Create a dedicated and public home for our historic collection of nonconformist materials and ephemera
  • Create new, free and engaging programmes for community participation

We hope you can join us and be the first to hear all about the plans, what we need to do and how you could become involved. Places are strictly limited as it will be held in the Sunday School itself.

  • Drinks and nibbles from 6.30pm
  • Introduction, presentations and questions from 7pm
  • Ends 8pm


Photo Credit: Daniela Sbrisny

Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the night

18:30 – Drinks & nibbles

19:00 – Introduction, presentations and questions

20:00 – Ends

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