Music venue Union Chapel faces threat of closure

Brandon Bakshi

Islington music venue, Union Chapel, faces threat of closure due to housing development plans proposed by the borough’s council.

A statement on the venue’s website read: “We're worried that a major new proposed housing development situated at the back of Union Chapel will threaten our operations as an award-winning music venue, rehearsal space and homeless centre.”

The statement goes on to say that the plans could “have a real impact on [the venue’s] operations” due to late night activity that ...

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