In the run up to Christmas, the Vale Earth Fair Collective ran a Pop-Up Shop in Fountain Street.
It proved so popular that it managed to stay open every Saturday throughout January (and some weekdays too). However, the time has finally come to close up shop and this Saturday will be the shop’s last day.
“We always knew it was a short-term arrangement” said VEF Collective member Rob Roussel, “but unfortunately we have to clear out after this weekend to allow the new tenants to start work on their new venture”.
Focusing mainly on second hand vinyl and CDs, the shop at No. 18 Fountain Street (next to Hansa) has been selling records to music enthusiasts along with Vale Earth Fair merchandise including hoodies, t-shirts, tote bags, water bottles, and badges. The stock in the shop now has some really exciting items, including:
- Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Stereolab CDs
- A box of Motown and northern soul 7” rarities
- A box full of Queen singles – including Japanese Imports
- Almost a complete set of Blondie LPs, lots of Abba LPs and a good selection of Folk LPs
- A complete Iron Maiden 12” box set, and a Motown Singles CD Box set which are both collectors’ items
Profits from the shop are being donated to a humanitarian aid cause for Gaza, and a donation of £1,000 from December’s takings has already been sent to Medical Aid for Palestine. The Vale Earth Fair Collective is hopeful a similar donation can be made for January.
The shop will be open this Friday from 12pm to 5pm and again at 10am on Saturday before closing for the last time at 6pm.
“We are planning on some live acoustic music while we are open on Saturday to entertain shoppers” said Rob Roussel, “and we’ve had some great donations recently which helps keep our stock fresh”.