The poll by Time Out saw us gain an incredible 18% of the public vote. This support for the venue from so many people means the world to us.
We want to say an enormous thank you to all those who voted for us and welcome everyone to come along to something soon!
To celebrate this award we are offering people 18% off Union Chapel Membership. Membership benefits include priority entrance to events, cushions to borrow at gigs and 10% off at our bar & kiosk. Available online via www.unionchapel.org.uk (http://www.unionchapel.org.uk)
For more information please contact Emma Stell, Events administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7226 1686.
About Union Chapel
Union Chapel is a unique venue in Islington, North London. Its reputation as a space for live music has been growing since the first gigs here back in 1991 but is more than simply an award winning venue. The Chapel is a Victorian Gothic architectural jewel, that’s still a working church, home to an incredible organ and the base for Margins Homelessness Project.
Coming to a gig at the Chapel supports the restoration and development of the building. Union Chapel operates as a charity dedicated to looking after the space and opening it to a diverse group of people. In the past 25 years the Chapel has gone from facing demolition to being Grade 1 listed and from being sorely neglected to welcoming tens of thousands of visitors a year.
The Chapel works hard to give something back to the community with a range of free events. The Saturday lunchtime concert series, Daylight Music brings an amazing range and calibre of artist to the Chapel Stage. Open Wednesdays give people a chance to simply enjoy the space as well as a whole range of free activities from craft sessions to organ recitals.
Of an evening, gig goers get the chance to enjoy wonderfully eclectic events that have included the likes of Tom Jones, Tinariwen, Philip Glass, Stewart Lee and Beck. They canwatch the show with a mug of tea in hand, have a pint up in the bar and even tuck into a hot homemade meal from Margins Cafe - run by Margins Homelessness Project training kitchen to help people who have faced homelessness take the first steps back into employment.