Union Chapel Concert – a fundraiser for the Robert Grace Trust
Wednesday 5th October, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Robert Grace Trust presents a riotous a Capella evening of alternative performances. The evening will feature three choirs; the London Gay Men’s Chorus, Deep Throat Choir and Owl Parliament, and will be a fundraiser for The Robert Grace Trust which supports the patients of the Bloomsbury Clinic, Mortimer Market Centre and Nkosi’s Haven in South Africa.
The Union Chapel is an amazing space. It is an architectural treasure that’s home to a working church, an award winning venue, a unique organ and The Margins Project for those homeless and in crisis in London. It’s a rich community where people come to revel, to worship, to listen to wonderful music, to volunteer and to find help when they need it most. Over the past 25 years the Chapel has gone from facing demolition to being Grade 1 listed and from being virtually abandoned to welcoming tens of thousands of visitors a year. The Union Chapel is now a vibrant hub of activity with a huge amount going on. There are six main groups based here all united by a love for this space and our desire to welcome people to it
Robert Grace was an architect and one of the Mortimer Market Centre’s patients. The Robert Grace Trust was founded after he died to provide emergency funds for Bloomsbury patients as well as helping to support projects in his home country of South Africa, it has been running for five years and helps Bloomsbury patients in emergencies. It has paid for repairs, new locks, baby milk, groceries, a cooker, a fridge, beds & mattresses, school uniform, holidays for disabled children, subsidies for travel and child care costs so that young mothers can attend the newly diagnosed course.