About Sottovoce + Locations


Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

Thursday presentation and screening
42-44 Pollard Row, Dalston E2 6NB

Cafe OTO

Friday event
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston E8 3DL

The Nave

Main base Saturday and Sunday
1 St Paul’s Road, Islington N1 2QN


Sunday brunch screenings
Shacklewell Studios, 18 Shacklewell Lane E8 2EZ


Sottovoce, now in its 4th year, is a London-based, multi-venue festival showcasing groundbreaking acts producing challenging, experimental music. Sottovoce aims to expose the experimental musical genre to new audiences whilst maintaining the familiar crowd interested in new forms of presentation.
This year the festival will be based at The Nave for Saturday and Sunday, where the festival will present 8 acts per day in two different spaces: a main resonant hall for loud acts and a church hall for acoustic sets.



Getting there

The nave can be easily reached from all corners of london.

Nearest tube: Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line and Overland), Dalston Kingsland (Overland)

Buses: 30, 38, 56, 73, 271, 277, 341, 476

From the west: take the tube to Highbury and Islington, then walk for 15 minutes down St. Paul’s Road to the junction with Essex Road, the nave is on your right.

From the east: 15 minutes walk from Dalston Junction along Ball’s Pond Road, to the junction with Essex Road, the nave is on your left, crossing the junction.

Please note the main entrance to the nave is in the small passageway behind the venue, which can be accessed from st. paul’s road or essex road.