Expresso – a space for linking creative expression and spirituality

On the 4th Sunday of the month we gather together in a cafe-style setting in the Dungeon of Adamstown Uniting Church (from 6 – 8pm) and listen to thought-provoking ideas about art and faith. ENTRY IS FREE. Delicious sweet and savoury snacks and hot and cold drinks are available to purchase.

Expresso seeks to create deeper faith and community through the sharing of music, stories and creativity. Our featured artist will provide a rich environment to stimulate your ideas through music, art, comedy and other performing arts.

Check out the videos from past events below and Follow Expresso on facebook to stay informed about upcoming events.

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Expresso with Naomi Nash

Expresso with Naomi Nash

Sunday 24 September 2017
6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon
FREE entry. Food & drink available to purchase.

Our September Expresso guest is singer-songwriter Naomi Nash. Naomi’s songs are about the deeper things … space, time, grief, and this beautiful country of ours. Naomi started playing guitar during an 18 month trip around Australia, … Read more

/// Past Expresso Events

Expresso with Luke Vassella

Expresso with Luke Vassella

Sunday 27 August 2017 6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon FREE entry. Food & drink available to purchase. Our August Expresso guest is a singer-songwriter with a heart for justice – Luke Vassella. Luke is well known on the NSW North Coast and beyond as an inspirational performer with strong social justice commitments and…

Expresso with Jordan Wett & Rowan Taylor

Expresso with Jordan Wett & Rowan Taylor

Sunday 23 July 2017 6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon FREE entry. Food & drink available to purchase. A special Winter in July Expresso! Classically trained and incredibly talented, these guys don’t take themselves too seriously.‘Winter In July’ is a tribute concert inspired by all the terrible album covers of the 1970s/80s.

Expresso with John Coleman

Expresso with John Coleman

Sunday 25 June 2017 6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon FREE entry. Food & drink available to purchase. John is an acoustic folk singer/songwriter who has produced nine albums of original songs – his most recent – “Shade Tree Place”. Many of John’s songs have been inspired by the spirituality of the L’Arche and Quaker…

Expresso with Heather Price

Expresso with Heather Price

Sunday 28 May 2017 6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon FREE entry. Food & drink available to purchase. Heather is a passionate singer-songwriter lending her voice to matters of the heart. A much-loved local musician and regular performer at Adamstown UCA, Heather is back at Expresso to perform her latest original songs.

Expresso with Roje Ndayambaje & Will Small

Expresso with Roje Ndayambaje & Will Small

Sunday 23 April 2017 6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon A special Expresso evening of story and insight with two talented spoken word poets, Roje Ndayambaje & Will Small. Roje Ndayambaje was born in Congo and raised in Uganda in a Rwandan family.

Expresso with Rachel Collis

Expresso with Rachel Collis

Sunday 26 March 2017 6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon Rachel is back by popular demand for another Expresso! Honest. Heartfelt. Hilarious. Highly acclaimed songstress Rachel Collis is a “welcome jolt back to the time of Jim Webb, Carole King and Joni Mitchell” (The Orange Press). Hailed by critics as “genius”, “prodigy”

Expresso with Lauren O’Brien

Expresso with Lauren O’Brien

Sunday 26 February 2017 6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon Lauren O’Brien has worked as a singing teacher at the Newcastle Conservatorium, a jazz singer, cabaret performer, art teacher in juvenile justice, freelance photographer, children’s drama teacher, TAFE and university lecturer and is now a practicing lawyer in the criminal courts.

Expresso with Peter Dixon

Expresso with Peter Dixon

Sunday 27 November 2016 6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon Peter Dixon has been performing music all his life. He became semi professional in the early 90’s and a full time muso last year! He has toured the world and performed with artists such as Status Quo, Tommy and Phil Emmanuel, Steve Grace, Sonic…

Expresso with Matt Anslow

Expresso with Matt Anslow

Sunday 30 October 2016 6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon Matt Anslow is a theology educator, community gardener, activist, community organiser, nonviolence trainer, PhD candidate, husband, dad, muso and follower of Jesus. He is a founding organiser of Love Makes a Way,

Expresso with ‘As of Sky’

Expresso with ‘As of Sky’

Sunday 25 September 2016 6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon September’s Expresso will see the Dungeon filled with the soulful lyrics of ‘As of sky’. Raised on the sunny slopes of rural NSW, ‘As of sky’ is a singer/songwriter with a fresh blend of new melodies anchored in old folk roots. Inspired by the likes of…

Expresso with the Waratah Ensemble

Expresso with the Waratah Ensemble

Sunday 28 August 2016 6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon The sheer pleasure of singing a rich variety of expressive music, has brought together the young women of The Waratah Ensemble. Most are former members of the prestigious Waratah Girls Choir

Expresso with John Queripel

Expresso with John Queripel

Sunday 24 July 2016 6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon John Queripel has been a Secondary School teacher and a Uniting Church minister for over 30 years. He has been a passionate advocate for social justice, having been involved in organisations working for Aboriginal Reconciliation, Interfaith work where he has chaired the Council of…

Expresso with Jordan Wett

Expresso with Jordan Wett

Sunday 26 June 2016 6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon Jordan was born in Tamworth and moved to Newcastle to study piano in 2000. Under the tutelage of Dr Gian-Franco Ricci, Jordan developed a love for the power of music in all styles which led to the completion of his Doctorate degree in music education…

Expresso with Brien McVernon

Expresso with Brien McVernon

Sunday 22 May 2016 6 – 8pm at Adamstown Uniting Church Dungeon Brien McVernon is an essential part of the Newcastle music scene having formed and been part of many well known bands in the region. He is an eloquent songwriter having released a solo album of original compositions. Brien is also a teacher and a…

Expresso with Grace Turner

Expresso with Grace Turner

Sunday 24 April 2016 6 – 8pm at Adamstown Uniting Church Dungeon Grace Turner is a significant emerging talent in the Newcastle music scene. She has a voice of deep texture and enchantment exploring her own life journey through original songs that reveal a poetic and rich soul. Her debut EP Long Way Home: Live at Turning Studios…

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