DAYLIGHT MUSIC AND ARCTIC CIRCLE PRESENT
THAT FUZZY FEELING (PARTS 1 + 2) AT THE UNION CHAPEL
A lazy Saturday afternoon with music, tea and cake
December 3 – That Fuzzy Feeling part 1 – Christmas Special
December 17 – That Fuzzy Feeling part 2 – Christmas Special
An event for all ages. Midday – till 2.00pm
Entrance is free (£5 donation suggested)
Daylight Music officially ushers in Christmas with two special shows, including seasonal surprises that are guaranteed to give you a Yuletide glow!
The Union Chapel recently won Time Out‘s “Love London Award” for Local Culture in Islington
Saturday 3 December – Daylight Music 241 – That Fuzzy Feeling Part 1: School of Noise + HSS – a Punk Rock Choir + Laura J Martin + Enderby’s Room + Whoa Melodic + The Action Men + Spaceship Mark presents: Null
See here for more info: http://store.unionchapel.org.uk/about/events/3-dec-16-daylight-music-241-union-chapel/
In part one of their fuzzy line-up, Daylight Music bring together experimental electronics, festive folk, punk and even a guest appearance by a certain scarf wearing snowman. Thanks to The Union Chapel’s wonderful in house Margins café, all this can be washed down with lashings of hot chocolate and some mouth-watering mince pies as well as Gingerbread, Dundee cake and chocolate Yule logs. Plus, regular collaborators Arty Facepainting London will be on hand for festive transformations.
Laura J Martin, Liverpudlian singer-songwriter, flautist and sometime member of Euros Childs’ band returns to London this weekend for Daylight Music. School of Noise run workshops and events for children and adults exploring sound using a range of machines; their performance will be the result of one mornings rehearsal …everything else is improvised. Whoa Melodic is singer/songwriter Michael Wood (Singing Adams, Hayman Kupa Band) who has been performing his sweet catchy songs about love, loss and the weather since 2002, both solo and as a band under the moniker michaelmas. Over the course of 2016 ‘Spaceship’ Mark Williamson has been curating the excavation of the works of Bogquake and Null leader Gordon Stranger from the Hookland County Archives – with the help of Gordon’s son, Gary, Mark will present some highlights from these releases. Songwriter Dan Mayfield has been hatching songs under the name Enderby’s Room for over five years and 2017 will see the release of their first album on Fika Recordings.
Saturday 17 December – Daylight Music 242 – That Fuzzy Feeling Part 2: hatis noit + The Gentle Good + Wing-It Singers + Hannah Lawrence
See here for more info: http://store.unionchapel.org.uk/about/events/17-dec-16-daylight-music-242-union-chapel/
There is a woolly winter theme to Daylight Music’s second event. Beginning with recent Matmos collaborator ハチスノイト hatis noit, who harks from snow covered Shiretoko, Japan. Her unique song-world offers transcendent vocal interpretations that at once deconstruct and recombine the DNA of Western classical, Japanese folk, whispering, and poetry reading, creating an astounding soundscape. The line-up then jumps the globe to Wales with The Gentle Good aka Gareth Bonello. His new album Ruins/Adfeilion reflects the disparate themes of history, identity and social commentary. Be prepared for some moments of reflection with the London based The Wing-It Singers, a world music choir specialising in the wonderful harmonies and haunting melodies of traditional songs from Eastern Europe and Georgia. All this will be wrapped together by a selection of festive fun as Hannah Lawrence won’t stop playing the hits on the chapel’s own unique santa-sizer the Henry Willis organ.
Daylight Music invites everyone to enjoy their unique concerts — from babies through to grandparents. The venue is also accessible, so wheelchair users are also warmly welcomed. Music encourages creativity, so if you feel like creating your own artwork, there’s even a drawing area for everyone to enjoy.
Daylight Music’s a treat for all the senses; as well as hearing glorious music, you can also admire the outstanding Gothic architecture of the Union Chapel; it’s frequently voted one of London’s best music venues. You can also treat yourself to a cup of tea, a slice of quiche and homemade cake; the café’s run by the Margins Project so you’ll be supporting London’s homeless people while you enjoy your lunch.
Experience for yourself the magic of Daylight Music, combining fantastic music, a friendly atmosphere and delicious food, in one of London’s finest venues. It’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday lunchtime.
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The Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN