The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen
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Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open at 19:00
Curfew - 22:30
Union Chapel Bar open after the show.
You can book for dinner at Margins Cafe at 18:30 but you must have a reservation for access at 18:30. The Bar is also open to Union Chapel members who have tickets to the show.
Access to the cafe before doors open is via the side gate to the left of the main entrance to the Chapel on Compton Terrace.
We will email the menu and add it to the listing here shortly before the show.
If the early 6.30pm reservations are fully booked don't worry you can still come to eat from when doors open, the cafe is open through to the end of the interval.
Please note you must have a ticket to the show to come to Margins Cafe & Union Chapel bar.
There's lots of useful information in the Visiting section of our website.
As our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early.
THE SUN RA ARKESTRA
under the direction of Marshall Allen
"One of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz" - New York Times
"The missing link between Duke Ellington and Public Enemy" - Rolling Stone
Composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn, Sun Ra led his "Intergalactic Arkestra" of thirty-plus musicians in a career that ranged from boogie-woogie and swing to be-bop, free jazz, fusion, and New Age music until his death in 1993.
The Sun Ra Arkestra still perform today under the direction of long-time Sun Ra collaborator and alto-saxophonist Marshall Allen who is 92 years old this year. The Big Band play fully dressed in intergalactic garb influenced by the spirit of Ancient Egypt and will perform a selection of Sun Ra classics.
Gilles Peterson has just compiled a selection of Sun Ra Arkestra tracks for Strut Records.