Don’t miss: Spiritual Sessions at St Pancras Old Church

Last year’s “pop-up” gig at the ancient pile was packed to the rafters. Now Chalk Farm’s diminutive dive bar is doing it again

Last year's atmospheric event photographed by Anna Orhanen
Atmospheric. Photo: Anna Orhanen

Like a dollop of ambience with your music? Us too. Which is why we’re drawn like mosquitos to gigs at St Pancras Old Church, the properly ancient site of worship that dates back to Roman times – and still needs an injection of cash to survive.

Next up on Feb 27th is Spiritual Sessions, hosted by Rafael Pesce, owner of the tiny Ferdinand Street caiprinha bar, which is set to feature four music acts, as well as poetry and dramatic monologues.

Old St Pancras Church
Ancient: Old St Pancras Church
Artists include Spiritual bar regular Tarq Bowen, who has being recording with Nick Mason from Pink Floyd, headliner and festival regular Sam Green, harpist Tara Minton and blues/folk duo Cosmo House.

At the last event, our writer Gav Duffy was mesmerised by the acts continually rotating with each other, “a refreshing change from the well-worn thirty-five minute support slot. But it also added to the community feel of the night; there was no sense of competition, with all participants happy to be a part of something special.”


So if you’ve never been, head down to Pancras Road and see why the building’s worth saving. Oh, and soak up some thoughtful tuneage too.

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Spiritual Sessions Presents… 27th February. St. Pancras Old Church. Tickets £10 here. For nightly acoustic folk try Spiritual Bar, 4-6 Ferdinand Street NW1


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