News & Views
Calling Classical & Choral Fans
6 November 2023
Classical, cinematic, moving experiences coming to Union Chapel soon.
Open Day 2023 Success
28 September 2023
Thank you so much for coming to our Heritage Open Days and Open House London Festival event on Saturday 9 September 2023. It means a lot for us to share our world with our community. Read our round-up; complete with your feedback and glorious photos by Nicola and Len Morcombe.
Union Chapel Open Day 2023
28 July 2023
Walk within our walls on Saturday 9 September to discover our Grade I & II* buildings, unique organ, 200+ year legacy, and plans for the future in this unique day for all.
Comedy Coming | Let's Have A Laugh!
19 July 2023
Escape the every day with top shelf, international and home-grown comedy talent coming up at Union Chapel.
Laugh along to our comedy clip playlists and take your pick of the events you want to share with us (viewer discretion advised as videos may contain adult language and themes...)
The Margins Project Re-Launches Its Empowering Supported Employment Programme
23 May 2023
Our Supported Employment Programme provides those with experience of homelessness and other crisis with paid catering training and support to improve their chances of employability. Discover photos and quotes from those involved
The Margins Project at Union Chapel | Supporting those facing homelessness and crisis
5 May 2023
Watch our new film, created by volunteer and broadcaster Archie Powell, to discover our essential work, our community, and for information on how you can help
Union Chapel Project's 2021-2022 Report
10 March 2023
Union Chapel Project presents its 21-22 report outlining our aims and achievements
New Voices Championed the Voices of Young Womxn
8 March 2023
This International Women's Day, we reflect on a first in Union Chapel's history back in 2021, and how the ripples from this wonderful project went on to do even more good for a fairer tomorrow.
Local MP, the Rt Hon Emily Thornberry, visits The Margins Project
3 March 2023
This week, Islington South and Finsbury MP, the Rt Hon Emily Thornberry visited The Margins Project drop-in service that offers nutritious hot meals for over 70 people experiencing homelessness or living in precarious housing conditions as well as training and advice & engagement services
Join Us at LHC London Walk 2023
17 February 2023
Walk 10km with the Margins Project on Friday 10th March 2023 to fight homelessness in London
The LHC London Walk 2023 brings London-based homeless charities and supporters together to walk as one. Register by 1st March
Go Behind the Scenes with Ed Sheeran
12 January 2023
Watch the highlights video of one of the biggest moments of our 30th year as a live music venue was Ed Sheeran's unforgettable acoustic performance at the first Wellstock x For One Night Only event in aid of mental health charity Shout in October 2022.
#HeritageTreasures 2023 | Roses of Union Chapel
11 January 2023
We're bringing our roses to celebrate this Heritage treasures day - a design that is weaved throughout our Grade I & II* listed Victorian Gothic buildings, from the tiles that wrap our rooms to the iconic window that towers over gigs and services alike
Favourite Live Union Chapel Moments of 2022
6 January 2023
Huge thanks to everyone who has come to our events and supported our work last year, our 30th year of being a live venue and charity. We ended the year reaching our Crowdfunder target and sharing our favourite gigs together with you, including Orchestra Baobab's sold-out show that ranked Time Out London's 2nd best gig of 2022
December Crowdfunder | Change lives with your donations matched
1 December 2022
Throughout December, AVIVA Community Fund will match your donation (up to £250) to help us change the lives of those experiencing or at risk of homelessness, crisis and disadvantage in our community
Christmas at the Chapel
14 November 2022
Our Christmas events are the perfect way to get yourself in to the festive spirit
Nominate us in a Christmas Bid
10 November 2022
12 Days of Giving is the last phase of Benefact Group's Movement for Good programme for 2022. For 12 days in December, they will draw 10 charities per working day to receive £1,000.
Your nomination really counts. £1000 could make a real difference to the work we do with and for our community. The more nominations we get, the greater our chance of winning, so please nominate us by end of November 2022 and help us spread the word!
An Autumn Week to Shout About
19 October 2022
From raising funds and awareness of homelessness hosting St Mungo's comedy night and the London Homelessness Awards, to Ed Sheeran's powerful, unique performance raising tons for mental health charity Shout, next Union Chapel Church kicked off the Black History Month programme, then we announced our Sunday School Stories grant from National Lottery Heritage Fund that made national broadcast news, wrapping up our week with an intergalactic event of live music, reading, Q&A, and signing of Tom Fletcher's new children's book SPACE BAND. And October has much more to come...
Sunday School Stories Project
13 October 2022
We are delighted to announce that Union Chapel has been awarded a grant of £1,054,500 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for our Sunday School Stories project.
The Margins Project | Autumn 2022 Updates
28 September 2022
The Margins Project, based at Union Chapel, offers a range of services supporting people facing homelessness, risk of homelessness and crisis in Islington. These services aim to help people in their hour of need and with their long-term support needs. In our Autumn update, meet the team, learn how their work has helped others, and how you can support
Free Open Days | 18 & 21 September 2022
8 September 2022
We’re opening the Union Chapel doors to all in our free open days coming this 18th & 21st of September. Come see what’s happening In Union
Discover what we do in the beautiful Gothic Victorian architecture of our Grade I and II* building, which is home to an inclusive church, an award winning live music, comedy, and screening venue, a unique organ, and The Margins Project for those in crisis in London.
Re-Opening Union Chapel
15 July 2022
This last week has been a very important - and emotional - week for us at Union Chapel.
We were overjoyed to be open to re-open as a venue to audiences for the first time properly since 19th March 2020 – 16 months ago.
And we couldn’t have wished for a better artist to re-open our venue than Celeste, with great support from Hak Baker. As the reviews came in, Celeste at Union Chapel quickly became the hottest ticket in the UK (well, maybe aside from tickets to Wembley!)