A SPECIAL KATE BUSH POP-UP SHOP WILL OPEN AT LONDON’S COAL DROPS YARD NEXT WEEK
THE SHOP IS AT 108 LOWER STABLE ST, LONDON, N1C 4DR AND OPENS AT 10AM ON WEDNESDAY DEC 5. SPECIFIC OPENING TIMES ARE LISTED BELOW. THE SHOP CLOSES AT 8PM ON SUNDAY DEC 9
London, 30 November 2018 – A special Kate Bush pop up store is to launch at Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross, open from 5-9 December 2018. All profits from sales in the shop will go to national homelessness charity Crisis.
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.
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.
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.”
Kate Bush at Coal Drops Yard
Wednesday 5 December – Sunday 9 December
10am – 10pm Wed, Thursday, Friday. 10am – 8pm on Saturday Dec 8. 11am – 8pm Sunday Dec 9
Lower Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard, London N1C 4DR
Follow @katebushmusic and @coaldropsyard for updates
020 7361 0730
020 7426 3880
Out of hours please call 07973372587
Coal Drops Yard
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Notes to editors
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We help people directly out of homelessness, and campaign for the social changes needed to solve it altogether. Through our pioneering research into the causes and consequences of homelessness and the solutions to it, we know what it will take to end it and so this year we launched a plan to end it for good.
Crisis at Christmas is just the beginning of helping people out of homelessness for good. The centres open from 22 December for a week, providing food, warmth, vital services and the first steps out of homelessness. Last year 10,930 people volunteered at 15 centres across Britain offering 4,194 homeless people food, clothing, advice and support with health, housing, employment and benefits. For many, Crisis at Christmas offers a chance to relax, regain confidence and plan for the future in a supportive environment, away from the immediate hardships of homelessness. But we don’t stop there. At our Christmas centres, we introduce people to our year-round training, education and support with housing, employment and health. This long-term support helps people to rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good.
Coal Drops Yard is a new shopping and restaurant district in London’s King’s Cross. Coal Drops Yard was originally established in 1850 to handle the eight million tonnes of coal delivered to the capital each year, and was latterly the location of nightclubs Bagley’s and The Cross. The area reopened in October 2018, reinvented by the acclaimed Heatherwick Studio, which has interwoven a contemporary design with the surviving structures, streets and rich ironwork of the original Victorian coal drops.