Grand Junction

Grand Junction
St Mary Magdalene, Rowington Close, London, W2 5TF
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Grand Junction

10 minutes’ walk from Paddington Station, beside the Grand Union Canal, St Mary Magdalene Church is one of the finest neo-Gothic churches in the country. Managed by Paddington Development Trust, the Grand Junction project sees the church opened up to all as a venue with a lively community and arts programme.

Grade 1 Listed, it was built in the 1860s and 70s by the great Victorian architect G E Street, who orchestrated the very best artists and craftsmen of the day to produce a masterwork combining architecture, sculpture, stained glass, and arguably the most remarkable painted ceiling in an English parish church. From the mid-20th century the church fell into disrepair. It has now been lovingly restored and a beautiful new building has been added alongside, designed by Dow Jones Architects, which provides a café, learning studio and visitor facilities.

We are open as a venue running courses for adults, after-school clubs for young people, family workshops, and a rapidly growing arts and music programme. The church is open regularly for visitors, allowing enjoyment of its astonishing architecture by a much wider audience. At the heart of Grand Junction is the idea of bringing together different communities, bridging some of the parallel worlds of 21st century London.

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Events at this venue

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Halloween Ceilidh

Don your spookiest dancing gear for this unique All Hallow’s Eve celebration with the Ceilidh Liberation Front! Something wicked this way comes… The Nest Collective have reached beyond the veil and summoned a new ceilidh event for you this autumn. Dance between the otherworld and our own as you waltz around the beautiful…

Sat 29 Oct

£10–£15 / 020 7289 1818

Magpie Nest

The Nest Collective’s one-day festival celebrating the finest folk and roots music from around the world. Wander between the majestic Nave Stage and the intimate Crypt Stage with music all around you, revelling in old favourites and discovering new gems. Enjoy extraordinary music in our beautiful venue. This is an all…

Sat 19 Nov

£25.01 / 020 7289 1818

Magpie's Nest: London

The Nest Collective’s one-day festival celebrating the finest folk and roots music from around the world. This November, we return to the stunning halls of Grand Junction for our final event of the year. Wander between the majestic Nave Stage and the intimate Crypt Stage with music all around you, revelling in old…

Sat 19 Nov

£28–£35 / 020 7289 1818

Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

Rowan Rheingans A courageous new work by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans. Adventurous new writing meets the warmth of a live gig in this heartfelt and personal show, uniquely weaving immersive storytelling with live fiddle, banjo and genre-melding original songs. Unravelling a story of her…

Sat 10 Sep

£14.59–£16.83 / 020 7289 1818

Sarah Davachi

Upset The Rhythm presents SARAH DAVACHI Thursday 27 October Grand Junction, Rowington Cl, London W2 5TF 7.30pm | £16 SARAH DAVACHI's work as a composer and performer of electroacoustic music is concerned with the close intricacies of intimate aural space, utilizing extended durations and simple harmonic structures that…

Thu 27 Oct

£17.96 / 020 7289 1818

Sarah Davachi live at The White Hotel

Composer and performer Sarah Davachi makes a rare UK appearance in support of her latest record Pale Bloom.

Thu 27 Oct

£17.60 / 020 7289 1818