In Union

Where culture, community and social justice come together, in union

Whilst our venue is closed, we’ve been working hard to ensure the Union Chapel you know and love can remain a place for amazing gigs, award-winning comedy, a place of community and support for the most vulnerable, especially at this time of uncertainty.

So we’re bringing the Chapel to you.

Keep an eye on our socials for updates on any live shows.

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Any donations you’re able to give will help us:

  • Keep Union Chapel running as a hub of community support including a donation drop off and distribution point and advice and guidance for people experiencing homelessness
  • Ensure the future of our beloved venue, coming back to bring you more gigs and events when we’re able to reopen
  • Support the dedicated staff that make Union Chapel what it is

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Boe Huntress – Artist-in-Residence Album Launch

Former Artist-in-Residence, Boe Huntress plays a show for Union Chapel, to celebrate five years of creating immersive shows, music and performance at the Chapel.

This show will also be the launch of her new album, Thirteen Queens. Boe will play the first half of the album live, interspersed with poems from the likes of Anne Sexton, Mary Oliver, David Whyte and Rilke. Following on from her sold out shows, ‘A Female Power’ and ‘Medusa’, Thirteen Queens is a feminist vision of thirteen female archetypes, each with their own song.

Thursday 16 July at 8pm via YouTube

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Laura Marling – LIVE from Union Chapel

We are extremely excited Union Chapel is host to a very special one-off live-streamed show by Laura Marling.


Tickets 

 

Emmy The Great

Watch Emmy The Great play play First Love’s 10th-anniversary show from last year!

With thanks to Liam Murphy at Fluro Studio for filming and Caroline Adcock for live sound. Also Shaun Paterson, Bishi, Tom Rogerson (Three Trapped Tigers), Jenny Lau, Stats, Dan Schreiber, Ric Hollingbery, Robin and House Of Strange for the musical guesting.

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Frank Turner

As part of his #IndependentVenueLove campaign, Frank Turner & Jess Guise performed a one-off benefit gig for us at Union Chapel.

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Daylight Savings

Join Daylight Music producer and introducer Ben Eshmade on a special curated journey each week into our archive with video new and old each Saturday, from midday to 2pm.

Edition 1 (16/05/20) | Edition 2 (23/05/20) | Edition 3 (30/05/20) | Edition 4 (06/06/20) |

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Consolations of Art from an Armchair

How have artists dealt with loneliness or love, can art help us doing difficult times? Why should we even bother look at art at all? Our friend, and Ten Feet Away’s lead tutor, Kim Noble, runs a weekly course to contemplate, view, enjoy, hate and learn about art and themes artists have tackled from day 0 to yesterday. all without leaving the lounge.

Course dates 16 June – 28 July.

Enrol here 

 

Cooking with Iraj

Iraj, The Margins Project’s Kitchen and Trainee Manager, takes us through his favourite recipes on a budget. The Margins Project is a charity offering range of services to support people facing homelessness and crisis in Islington.

These services aim to help people in their hour of need and with their long term recovery, particularly in this time of emergency due to COVID-19.

Recipe 1: Sweet Potato Stacks

Recipe 2: Sea Bass

 

Notating the World: Organ Programme

Our series of free online workshops in Notation for Composition and Sound Design for 14-16 year-olds. 

Workshop 1: Notating for the Organ

Workshop 2: Expect the Unexpected – Expanding Horizons

Workshop 3: Drawing Sounds

Workshop 4: Music from Prose

 

Culture Café – creative workshops

Online interactive step-by-step workshops led by Jo McCormick

Origami Series: Part 1: Hearts

Sock Puppet tutorial

Drawing from Nature

 

Mrs H and The Sing-Along Band

Union Chapel family favourites, Mrs H and The Sing-Along Band sing their songs and have some fun from their homes. They create music that reintroduces audiences to the joy of the ‘sing-along’. Bringing together elements of Folk, Soul, Afro, Latin and Dub, they create music that unites generations and is truly for the whole family.

Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6

 

Union Chapel Church Sunday Services

Union Chapel Church continues its weekly service.  They are an opportunity for thoughtful reflection and meditation on our times in the light of faith. There is a new service every Sunday morning.

For new and previous services, visit here.