This is absolutely brilliant news, and such a lovely gesture from Kate in the run up to Christmas. Kate has announced that she will open a special pop-up at London’s Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross from the 5th – 9th Dec 2018. All profits will go to the national homelessness charity, Crisis. Seán and the Kate Bush Fan Podcast will be there on Saturday and Sunday, come say hello and have a chat if you see a smiling Irish guy with a digital recorder!
The shop is at Unit L10, Coal Drops Yard, 108 Lower Stable St, London, N1C 4DR and opens at 10am on Wednesday Dec 5. The shop closes at 8pm on Sunday Dec 9. Specific opening times are:
Wed 5th December: 10am to 10pm
Thurs 6th December: 10am to 10pm
Fri 7th December: 10am to 10pm
Sat 8th December: 10am to 8pm
Sun 9th December: 11am to 8pm
Full Press Release:
Coinciding with the release of definitive remastered versions of her music catalogue, as well as the publication by Faber of the lyric book How To Be Invisible, the shop will sell the vinyl, CDs and book plus a selection of exclusive specially made items. Each book sold will include an exclusive bookmark.
DAILY RAFFLE: In addition to the stock there will be a daily raffle with very special prizes which will be announced on social media on the day. Only 250 tickets on sale at £20 each per day. ONE TICKET PER CUSTOMER. 40 WINNERS EACH DAY. Prizes include: Signed book, picture discs, signed art print. All winners notified by phone / email.
GRAND RAFFLE: Enter into one of the daily raffles and you will be entered into the grand raffle automatically. The Grand Raffle prize is an ‘Aerial’ Presentation Disc signed by Kate.
The store is located in a space at 108 Lower Stable Street, a sunken street within the new Heatherwick Studio designed Coal Drops Yard shopping district, directly adjacent to King’s Cross’ Granary Square.
Kate said “I can’t imagine how it must feel to be homeless. Our attention is drawn to this tragic issue at Christmas when most of us can share the celebrations with those we love but, of course, homelessness is there all year round – all the time. It must be so frightening. Without charities like Crisis, who would people turn to? Who would help? Where would the hope of a future come from? I hope this pop up shop will raise some money for Crisis and raise more awareness of this life-saving charity”.
Crisis Chief Executive Jon Sparkes said; “We’re absolutely thrilled that Kate Bush has chosen to support us this Christmas by donating all of the profits from her pop up shop.
“Homelessness is one of the most urgent issues of our time – across the country thousands of people are needlessly suffering life on the streets or trapped in hostels and B&Bs. We simply can’t carry on like this when we know that homelessness is not inevitable.
“The money raised by Kate and her fans will help us provide food, warmth, and vital services to thousands of homeless people this Christmas – as well as the year round support they need to leave homelessness behind for good – and for that we’re incredibly grateful.”