Jaromir Nohavica in London
Fri 24 April 2020
Doors open: 19:00
£35 adv + cmsn
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.
Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult
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Jarek Nohavica is clearly the most popular and most listened-to Czech singer-songwriter.
His concerts are often a unique experience for his listeners, as he definitely ranks among those performers who create, while on stage, a kind of gripping mystery. With great expertise, he remains poised between folk music and folklore, truly occupying the role of the bard of his region. Strikingly, he remains different from the generation of Czech folk singers from the 1960s, in that his stylistic orientation tends to look eastwards: using elements of Slavic melody, taking subject matter from a Slavic setting and inspiration from Russian Romantic literature.
Nohavica’s greatest advantage is his rich vocabulary, his ear for the melodic qualities of sung Czech, and for the unique stratifications of linguistic typologies from the most literary diction through slang to vulgarisms. In his verbal expression, what immediately strikes the listener is its force, transparency, strength of rhymes, trenchant aphorisms, yearning for romanticism, simplicity and self-evidence.
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.