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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Daylight Music Autumn 22 to Spring 23

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As we plan a path to future events, we once again need to reach to our community of friends, fans of music, musicians and supporters for help.

We know we are not alone in the music world trying to continue, but we know we are making a difference to all those who can attend, perform and volunteer.

The path to a self-sustaining series is taking longer than we hoped, but we’re in this for the long run. We feel what we offer is important and we’d like to continue as long as you’ll have us. Obviously don’t just take our word for why our series matters; let’s hear from one of the musicians who recently joined our series:

‘I have rarely experienced this much dedication, hard work, generosity and fairness in treating artists and crew. Daylight Music is a beacon of light in the London Music and Art scene and its promoter deserves all the support in the world’. - Emma Tricca

For thirteen years and 340-something outings, Arctic Circle's Daylight Music has been ‘there’ in the background supporting London’s live music scene, with its constantly evolving mix of music, delicious cake (something for everyone with vegan and gluten free options), and iconic and welcoming spaces. It has been featured regularly in Time Out’s 101 Things To Do in London and cited in The Rough Guide to Make the Most of Your Time in Britain.

‘It was heart-warming to see many children there who were captivated by the performances. The relaxed atmosphere meant people could come and explore our instrument collection after the show and the usual boundaries between audience member and performer were broken down.’ - Minihi

We need to raise money in advance for hiring the venue, bringing in a sound system with a van to transport it and an experienced engineer, who will set up and pack down. Then there are all the hours and weeks of preparation the costs of design, media and website. We also want to make sure we can financially compensate our musicians for their time and transport, which cannot always come from the Pay-What-You-Can door entry.

Our last two successful crowdfunders and our Arts Council funding allowed us to continue till now (July 2023). We now look ahead with some ambitious plans for our series from the Autumn 2022 till Summer 2023– these include new venues and events outside of London for the first time. For this we launch this crowdfunder alongside another funding application, a new membership scheme and our merchandise range.

'Daylight has been an incredibly welcome and inclusive space for audiences of all ages - it was amazing to be able to bring my son to see his very first experience of live music after a pandemic. I think he will be talking about watching Mummy's gig for a long time!' - Mary Erskine

So, our question to you is can you give something to help? Everything makes a difference as we look towards our return this Autumn.

Thanks for reading and supporting,

Ben Eshmade

Arctic Circle’s Daylight Music

Cover image Rattle from DM346 04.06.22 by Cath Dupuy

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  • Ben Eshmade1 month ago
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    1 month ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Another milestone moment for our crowdfunder. We've just reached 30% of our target. Thank you to all who have supported us so far. Our live music series return on 3 September and we continue to fundraise to deliver our planned events this Autumn 22 through to Summer 23. It's a very tough time at the moment but if you can help us get nearer our goal we very much appreciate your help, Ben Arctic Circle's Daylight Music

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  • Ben Eshmade2 months ago
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    2 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Afternoon. We've reached a milestone moment having made it to a quarter of our target for this crowfunder and beyond (27%). With thanks in particular to a big donation/support/thumbs up for our series which took us through and beyond 25%. We still have a long way to go to try and reach our taget before our September return in less than a month. Thanks for your continued support of the series, we wouldn't still be doing this without you! Ben

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  • Ben Eshmade3 months ago
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    3 months ago

    A big thank you to our brilliant community of music, tea & cake supporters who have allowed us to get to 20% so quickly. Hopefully we'll see some of you at our last event on Saturday (16th July) at St John on Bethnal Green: http://daylightmusic.co.uk/event/348/ We still have 80% to go and our fundraising must continue to allow us to bring the series back this Autumn. Once again thank you and please keep supporting if you can! - Ben

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  • Ian & Alison Damaged

    Ian & Alison Damaged

    Sep 22, 2022

    Congratulations on your wedding day, see you later, cheers!

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 22, 2022

    Nancy and Terry - enjoy life together.

    £100.00

  • Mandy, Bill, Amy and Serdem

    Mandy, Bill, Amy and Serdem

    Sep 21, 2022

    In celebration of the marriage of Terry and Nancy, a contribution to a great cause! Congratulations to you both, lots of love from the Schuller's xxxx

    £100.00

  • Michael Fennessy

    Michael Fennessy

    Sep 21, 2022

    Love and congratulations tonTerry and Nancy on your wedding day :)

    £20.00

  • Julie & Chris

    Julie & Chris

    Sep 21, 2022

    Love to Terry & Nancy on your Wedding Day Xx

    £50.00

  • Paul Cuddeford

    Paul Cuddeford

    Sep 21, 2022

    Great cause!! Congratulations to Terry and Nancy - lossa luv Paul & Rachael xxxxxx

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 21, 2022

    Great cause, and best wishes Terry and Nancy X

    £50.00

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Ben Eshmade

Ben Eshmade

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I’m a freelance producer working in audio and live music. Creator of Arctic Circle, Daylight Music and the Age of Not Believing. Found by the sea and the city in Margate & London.

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