About

Everyone is welcome at Daylight Music. The series itself is always changing and developing, and diversity is something we have always felt passionately about. We are working harder than ever to make sure it is reflected in our programming. We can do better. We will do better.

Daylight Music is perhaps best described through the words and experience of the audience, itself.  ‘From the moment you walk in, your mind immediately calms, and you can quietly revel in the pure pleasure of new, often unexpected,’ wrote Mike. ‘I love how it’s family friendly, you get to experience live music in the daytime, and how the light filters through the stained-glass windows,’ says Tamanna.

‘It’s my holiday treat…I always take a different friend each time,’ adds Annaliese. Natasha calls a recent performance a ‘total breath of fresh air – inspiring moving and spiritual with a small ‘s’ while Paul, a regular, says it’s all about opportunity: ‘Opportunity to explore new musical genres. Opportunity for children to experience live music. Opportunity to play a venue artists would never get a chance to play.’ 

This is an event for all ages. The venue is accessible to wheelchair users and buggies. The Margins Project café provides the quiches, wraps and cakes alongside mug of tea and coffee, the profits of which help supports Islington’s homeless community.

Daylight Music is housed by Union Chapel, which is one of London’s best-loved music venues, renowned for its fabulous acoustics and glorious Gothic architecture.

With brilliant musicians, a magical atmosphere and delicious food in one of London’s greatest music venues, Daylight Music is the perfect way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon.

We return late 2020.

“London’s best kept secret. Tea, cake and delightful music in a working church and award-winning music venue.”

Lisa-Marie Ferla, blogger at Last Year’s Girl

About Union Chapel

Union Chapel is an amazing space. It is an architectural treasure that’s home to a working church, an award winning venue, a unique organ and The Margins Project for those homeless and in crisis in London.

It’s a rich community where people come to revel, to worship, to listen to wonderful music, to volunteer and to find help when they need it most.

Over the past 25 years the Chapel has gone from facing demolition to being Grade 1 listed and from being virtually abandoned to welcoming tens of thousands of visitors a year.

Union Chapel is now a vibrant hub of activity with a huge amount going on. There are six main groups based here all united by a love for this space and our desire to welcome people to it – we hope to see you here soon.

Learn more about Union Chapel here.

About The Margins Project

For people facing homelessness and crisis in Islington.

Margins offers a range of services to support people facing homelessness, risk of homelessness and crisis in Islington. These services aim to help people in their hour of need and with their long term recovery.

We are a secular charity based at Union Chapel.

Learn more about The Margins Project here.

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