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 the 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.”
Listings: 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