LondonSwedes' Lucia Nights

Asylum Chapel


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Description

Tuesday 12 December 2017 and 2 other dates
Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Tickets from £10
Something A Little Different, Live Music, Food & Drink
Live Music
no age

SPOILER ALERT: This event is not just for Swedes and it's not religious in any way and will probably result in 100% Christmas Spirit and happiness!
Kids welcome and we have two bars and a café with Swedish food and drinks!

For the third year in a row, LondonSwedes are hosting a set of unique Christmas concerts in the amazing Asylum Chapel, celebrating one of Sweden’s most beloved traditions - Lucia.                        

In December, Lucia is honored all over Sweden with candlelight processions that brighten up the dark winter days. These spectacular events feature the chosen Lucia wearing a crown of lights, and girls and boys in white gowns take place in schools, at work, in town squares or churches. They sing festive songs and spread warmth in the community. Lucia and her entourage have now made their way to London where they will share their magic and Christmas spirit in a traditional but yet so modern and fun way!


                        

About the tradition

The original name of this special day is Saint Lucy’s Day, however, in Sweden, we simply call it Lucia.

Swedes have been celebrating Lucia for 400 years. The Queen of Light herself is an ancient mythical
figure
with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish winter. Lucia was a young Christian
girl
who was martyred, killed for her faith, in 304. Back then the persecuted Christians in Rome were
hiding
in the catacombs under the city. She would secretly bring them food but had to wear candles
on
her head for her hands to be free. The story was told by Monks who first brought Christianity to
Sweden.

The main celebration takes place on December 13th, while there are candlelight processions the

week before as well. On Lucia’s day, you will see thousands of young girls and boys emerge from the
darkness,
gently silencing the crowds with a procession of light and beautiful singing. Today the
action
usually begins before dawn in schools, churches, and offices. The procession is led by the girl
picked
to be Lucia, dressed in a long white gown with a red sash and a crown of lights. She is joined
by
girls wearing similar outfits as her ( tärnor ), and boys wearing tall pointed hats and star wands
(
stjärngossar ). Most Swedes feast on a special version of mulled wine ( glögg ) and saffron-flavoured
buns
( lussekatter ) during the week of Lucia.


                        

LondonSwedes’ Lucia Nights


Featuring a stunning Lucia choir of 20 girls led by professional singer Cecilia Stalin, Lucia Nights is

one of LondonSwedes’ most popular events. We're not religious but just want to share our traditions with a more modern twist!

This year the choir will also be joined by award-winning Swedish singer-songwriter Miriam Bryant for the Sunday shows. The enchanting venue of Asylum Chapel in Peckham makes for the perfect setting for these intimate shows, where spectators are treated to traditional Christmas songs as well as Swedish delicacies.

LondonSwedes are hosting 7 shows held over 5 days, with a capacity of 1400 guests in total. During

the break of each 2x30 minute concert guests will be able to enjoy typical Swedish Christmas nibbles
and
beverages, such as saffron buns, gingerbread biscuits, and meatball sandwiches, along with
Swedish
beer and of course glögg ”. Raffle tickets will be sold at the venue, giving guests a chance to
win
 prizes and Christmas gifts from our partner Clas Ohlson.


AMAZING pictures from 2016: http://bit.ly/LondonSwedesLuciaChoir2016

Follow the event on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/671801026344703/


Dates:
Sunday 10/12 with SPECIAL GUEST Miriam Bryant 

12pm - 2pm (show starts 12:30pm)
3pm - 5pm (show starts 3:30pm)
6pm - 9pm (show starts 7pm)

Tickets: £30

Children £15

STUDENTS half price, use the code STUDENT 

Seating: First come first served, 150 guests can be seated out of 180 tickets sold.


Monday 11/12 --> 6pm - 9pm 
Tuesday 12/12 --> 6pm - 9pm 
Wednesday 13/12 --> 6pm - 9pm Thursday 14/12 --> 6pm - 9pm

Tickets: £20 - £23 

Children: £10 - £12

STUDENTS half price, use the code STUDENT 

(Doors open 6 pm, show starts at 7:15 pm. 

Seating: First come first served, 150 guests can be seated out of 180 tickets sold.


Kids (0- 3 years of age) are welcome for free if they can share seats with a parent or family member. Tickets for children 3-13 years of age from £10.

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Location

Asylum Chapel
Caroline Gardens, Asylum Rd Asylum Road, London, SE15 2SQ



Nearest station:
Queens Road Peckham (Rail)

Terms

1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd) and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.
3. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
5. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
8. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
9. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may be
refused entry to or ejected from the venue.
10. The venue may operate a No Smoking Policy.
11. The promoter, venue management and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.
12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.

Organiser

LondonSwedes

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http://www.londonswedes.com

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Wow - wonderful! My very first visit and I loved it...even some snow fell on the day just to create a magical backdrop to a beautiful presentation.... #First concert of the season Alex visited Asylum Chapel on 10 Dec 2017
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