*This show has been rescheduled from 14th September 2021 to 12th November 2021. Your original tickets remain valid for the new date. If you are unable to make it, we can refund the cost of your tickets. Please email [email protected] to apply for any refunds.*
7.00 - Doors
8pm - Support
8.30 - Interval
9pm - The Leisure Society
10.30pm - Curfew
Nick Hemming grew up in Burton-on-Trent. The Leisure Society was born when Nick decided to share a London flat with fellow Burton-on-Trent exile and multi- instrumentalist / producer, Christian Hardy.
The years following that initial meet have seen the band release 4 critically acclaimed albums. Touring extensively throughout, the The Leisure Society have recorded with Ray Davies and were subsequently asked to play at his Meltdown Festival. They packed a tent at Glastonbury. Brian Eno declared himself a fan, and the band have been nominated for two Ivor Novello awards. The band also provided the decisive musical ending to Paddy Considine’s BAFTA winning directorial debut Tyrannosaur, and were invited to perform live with The Heritage Orchestra at a sold out Barbican.
In 2016, the band was derailed by the break-up of Nick and long-term partner, flautist Helen Whitaker. Retreating to their roots, Nick and Christian left the UK to tour Europe as a duo, then another 3 weeks touring Italy with violinist Mike Siddell in tow. New songs emerged throughout this period and developed in intimate venues, hotel rooms and moonlit courtyards.
In 2017, the band’s album delivery deadline loomed, but rather than rush out a new record, they decided to dedicate another 12 months perfecting it in studios and rented houses across the UK and France. Arrivals & Departures is their most ambitious and diverse record to date, charting the journey from heartbreak, to anger, to hope, in 57 lavish minutes.
All ticket holders are required to demonstrate their Covid-19 status by providing either proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test, proof of full vaccination or proof of natural immunity based on a positive PCR test. Entry will be denied to those that cannot provide evidence of one of the above requirements.
Our bar will be open for this performance, pre-show from 7pm and during the interval. The bar will be closed after the interval.
Please note, the bar will be operating card payments only, cash payments are not possible at this time.
Alcohol consumption will be limited to the bar area only, it is not permitted to take alcohol to the main chapel space. An array of soft drinks and snacks will also be available and are permitted in the main space.