I do like a freebie. A pretty nail varnish in a magazine, or a massive Galaxy bar when you buy Grazia in WH Smith in Euston Station**… but FREE music in one of the most beautiful venues in London? Now that is something else altogether.
The completely gorgeous Union Chapel has opened its brilliant doors at noon to offer you the chance to hear some of the best contemporary, acoustic, folky and even classical tunes this fair city has to offer. All for free. FREE. I shall say it again. Free.
Daylight Music is a rocking notion, produced by Arctic Circle, who not only see the value of bringing top music to a shiny new bunch of people, (that’s you again) but recognise the need to have fresh and exciting platforms for up and coming artists to showcase their stuff. By stuff I mean ditties.
There’s no standing around waiting for narky musicians to grace us with their presence, or being fobbed off with flat beer and soggy crisps. Nope. The music kicks off pronto and you can grab yourself a warming mug of tea and a scrummy cake from the Margins Union Cafe to nibble as you settle back at your FREE lunchtime concert. Lovely. What’s more, all the profits from the cafe go straight to the Margins Homelessness Project, so do spend your pennies – you’ll be doing a swell thing.
Did I mention it was free?
**This occurred once and it was one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me. In a train station. I have no idea if this will ever occur again, or if I was the only one but I am writing this so I don’t get in trouble.
Daylight Music at Union Chapel
Compton Avenue, London, N1 2XD
Saturdays 12pm – 2pm
Free (See? FREE)
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