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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.
The 18:30 dinner reservations are fully booked but you can still come and eat from 19:00 with out a reservation. The Bar is open to Union Chapel members from 18:30 who have tickets to the show.
Access to the cafe & bar 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.
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.
Originally signing to the Vee-Jay label in 1953 with The Staple Singers. In 1956 they had their first smash hit "Uncloudy day" featuring the teenage Mavis on lead vocals. Other hits in the 1950's included "Will the circle be unbroken?" and "This may be the last time" ( the latter covered and made famous by The Rolling Stones ).
In the 1960's the band became aligned with the burgeoning American Civil Rights movement and recorded protest songs such as "March up Freedom's Highway" and "Washington we're watching you". For most of the 1960's Mavis dated Bob Dylan and the Staple Singers covered many of their songs with Dylan also covering their own "Dying man's prayer" in 1962.
The Staple Singers had their most popular period during the 1970's with smash hits "Respect yourself", "I'll take you there" and "Let's do it again".
Mavis Staples has now released over a dozen solo albums in her career and is widely credited as one of the greatest Gospel Soul voices of all time.
Mavis Staples Performs "I'll Take You There" at In Performance at the White House