Rev Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir



7.30pm, Sunday 22nd October 2017
Doors 7.00pm, starts 7.30pm
The Blackfriars Ouseburn Cinema @ The Ouseburn, (community centre run by the St Vincent de Paul Society) NE1 2TQ


Rev Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir are award-winning wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth-loving urban activists  – and they return to the UK on tour this autumn to spread their word.

If you’re concerned about a world rife with global advertising, multinational control, climate change, packaging, supermarket domination, TV merchandising and all the rampant free marketeering epitomised by the US President, this is for you. If you’re not, this is REALLY for you!

The Church of Stop Shopping is a New York based secular political religion founded in 1999. Since Trump, the Frankenstein of shopping culture, won – or stole – the election, the church has been a repository of community anguish. Under the direction of Savitri D the choir has paraded, boycotted and protested while singing multiple harmonies. They have opened for Neil Young, been produced by Laurie Anderson, and hosted a benefit for Black Lives Matter with Joan Baez. 

Expect humour, great music and an unshakeable belief.

‘a show that isn’t just enjoyable but empowering, reminding us of the power we all have’ 

Time Out

‘the Church’s honesty, passion and lack of cynicism is inspiring’

The Guardian 

‘my favorite transcendent and down to Earth preacher’ 

Laurie Anderson 

Ticket prices

£9.50: Solidarity – help us cover the costs of concessions and free tickets 
£7: Standard – help us cover the basic costs  so that we break even
£4.50: Concession – for those that can’t afford the standard costs.
Under 12s: Free

If you’d like to come but any of the above are difficult, or if you are coming with a large-ish group, please get in touch and we’ll try to work something out. We want to make sure everyone who wants to come along can.

Ticket prices explained:

There aren’t huge costs to host Rev Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, and if 100 people paid £7 each we’ll break even.* We know that not everyone can always afford to pay for a full price ticket, so we’d like to make a cheaper ticket available to those people.

We also know that sometimes some people can afford to pay for a full price ticket and have a few extra pennies to spare. So with this thinking in mind, we’d like to give those people the opportunity to pay a little extra for their ticket to directly subsidise those that can’t afford a full price ticket. So instead of paying £7, you could buy a ticket for £9.50. This extra £2.50 would then allow someone else to pay £4.50 and we at WB HQ would still break even at £7 per ticket.

*If we make more, the artists get paid more. Wunderbar won’t be making a profit 🙂


Additional information


£7 – Standard, £9.50 – Solidarity, £4.50 – Concession, Free – Under 12s