After five days in business at the back of London’s redeveloped Kings Cross area, Kate Bush‘s pop-up shop (officially called ‘Kate Bush Remastered Pop-Up’) closed its doors yesterday.
The shop sold the newly remastered vinyl and CDs, T-shirts, hoodies, posters, prints, coasters, badges, Christmas cards, Christmas baubles and the like. The merchandise was largely all new although some programmes from Before The Dawn were available earlier in the week. All profits go to the national homelessness charity, Crisis.
Fans could also buy daily raffle tickets offering a chance to win exclusive/signed items, the grand prize being an Aerial presentation disc signed by Kate. The shop was very small although it was never rammed. I actually ended up going on two occasions, once on the evening of the first day of opening – when it was raining and therefore not busy at all – and again yesterday afternoon, to pick up a few things for a friend. A ten or 15 minute wait in a queue was required yesterday, but it was all very civilised. Unsurprisingly, Kate didn’t make an appearance at any point in the five days.
Kate Bush Remastered Pop-Up (click image to enlarge).
There were some rather nice framed prints on display including the covers to The Sensual World, The Dreaming and ‘The Other Side 1’ (the shot of Kate used for the back cover of ‘Running Up That Hill’) but you couldn’t actually buy them in-store at the time, rather a notice advised customers to go online to purchase. This was actually confusing, because a visit to Kate’s site offered no such prints, but yesterday via her social channels Kate advised that a new online store will open today specifically to sell the goods in the pop-up shop.
The shop goes online today at 12.30pm GMT. Presumably, these prints will be available alongside the various other merchandise.
Visit the Kate Bush Remastered Pop-Up online (from 12.30pm today). All profits go to the UK homeless charity Crisis.