The Islington venue has announced a series of Winter Warmer events will take place between the 3rd-9th December to raise money to repair the chapel’s School Sunday Hall .
Filled with family film screenings, disco yoga, a cockney singalong and a Christmas market, Union Chapel’s Winter Warmers Week will not only help visitors to get into the Christmas spirit but also help to raise funds to repair the chapel’s School Sunday Hall and turn it into a cultural hub for the community.
The programme for the events are as follows:
3rd-7th December, Doors 10am: Baby Cinema in the Sunday School Hall – These family-friendly Christmas screenings will include: The Muppet Christmas Carol, White Christmas, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hugo and Home Alone.
4th December, Doors 6.45pm: Christmas Cockney Singalong in the Sunday School Hall – Gather round the piano as Tom Carradine leads one hundred people in a vintage singalong of East End classics and Christmas favourites, including; Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, Last Christmas, The Twelve Days of Christmas and many more. Song sheets will be provided, just bring your festive enthusiasm for this quaint evening of camaraderie and carols.
5th December, 7pm: Disco Yoga in the Sunday School Hall – This fun one-hour yoga class, suitable for all-abilities and ages, will be set the backdrop of a DJ spinning hits from the 70’s. Tickets include access to the glitter station for some disco-prep and an after class cocktail (or mocktail) with healthy bites available from £5 at Margins Café.
9th December, 1pm-6pm: Christmas Market in the Sunday School Hall – Harking back to Victorian times when the Sunday School was regularly used for bazaars, Union Chapel’s Christmas Market will feature stalls from local artists and makers plus mulled wine for the adults, and a Santa’s grotto for the kids.
9th December, 2pm & 4pm: The Snowman screening in the Chapel – A free screening of this children’s classic will be made even more magical by East London Brass who will perform the iconic soundtrack live. There’ll be mince pies aplenty and mulled wine for the adults.
9th December, 6pm: It’s a Wonderful Life screening in the Chapel – The ultimate Christmas film, It’s A Wonderful Life, will screen in a candlelit Union Chapel, bedecked in festive decor. All tickets include a free mince pie, with mulled wine and hot chocolate available.
Winter Warmers Week will take place at the Union Chapel from the 3rd to the 9th December. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.unionchapel.org.uk/winter-warmers-week/