European Shakuhachi Society presents:

World Shakuhachi Festival Gala Opening Concert

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    Tue 31 July 2018

  • Doors open: 19:00

  • £20 | £15 con. adv + cmsn

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

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World Shakuhachi Festival Gala Opening Concert

This concert, the Gala Opening Concert of the World Shakuhachi Festival 2018 in London, brings together many of the world’s best performers of the shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute, from all continents. It presents, at highest level, a broad cross-section of traditional and contemporary solo and ensemble music for shakuhachi.

As an instrument, the shakuhachi is known by many people, but without being named or recognised. It has put in appearances in many film soundtracks, including the final Harry Potter films, and is on the other hand enjoyed by many because of its deeply meditative quality. The instrument is, however capable of a broad range of music, from quiet to energetic and stimulating, alone, and grouped with other instruments, from Japan and elsewhere. The broad spectrum of its music can be heard in this concert, which is of interest to music lovers from all walks of life and with all tastes, from traditional to modern, from meditative to ‘world music’.

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 serves hot homemade food. It is open to all ticket holders when doors open at 19:00. Limited 18:30 dinner reservations are available above, when tickets go on sale. The Bar is also open at 18:30 to Union Chapel members who have tickets to the show.

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Access to the cafe at 18:30 is via the side gate to the left of the main entrance to the Chapel on Compton Terrace.

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Please note you must have a ticket to the show to come to Margins Cafe & Union Chapel bar.

*Concession and Access Information

Concessions are: NUS/ Student

 

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 September 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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