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Venue

The Congress Centre, London

8 Great Russell St, Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3UB

A beautiful, contemporary and flexible venue close to the buzzing ‘silicon roundabout’, the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s is an inspirational setting for SocialDay 2020! 

Just a few minutes’ walk from either Old Street or Barbican tube station, LSO St Luke’s combines the convenience of a City location with the wow-factor of a unique, heritage space. Within the central Jerwood Hall, hints of original 18th-century architecture appear alongside contemporary features to create a stunning setting, with natural light flooding the space through the soundproof windows.

The Congress Conference Centre is in a fantastic location in the heart of London’s West End, just three minutes’ walk from Tottenham Court Road Underground Station and a short walk from Oxford Street, Covent Garden and theatre land.

8th-century Grade 1 listed Hawksmoor church

LSO St Luke’s is an 18th-century Grade 1 listed Hawksmoor church, restored to become the home of the LSO’s community and music education programme LSO Discovery.

From derelict church to Music Education Centre

An innovative venture and a unique one, LSO St Luke’s is the foremost UK orchestral music education centre. It is the physical embodiment of the LSO’s aspiration to draw in more people to enjoy music – from the local community and around the world.

In the mid-1990s when the LSO raised the idea of rebuilding the disused Hawksmoor church of St Luke’s close to the Orchestra’s home at the Barbican as a base for the LSO Discovery music education programme, it approached the global finance firm UBS, who were delighted to back the project.

Over the years UBS and its employees have contributed substantial funds, technical expertise and voluntary time to LSO St Luke’s and they still do today. LSO St Luke’s shows how much can be achieved when businesses work with arts and education organisations to develop projects designed to add new dimensions to the lives of people in deprived communities, such as those in and around east London.

Where to find the venue!

UBS & LSO Music Education Centre
161 Old Street
London
EC1V 9NG

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