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Kate Bush launches pop-up shop to raise funds for Crisis

A Kate Bush pop-up store has opened today (5 December 2018) at Coal Drops Yard, the new Kings Cross shopping centre designed by Heatherwick Studio.

All profit from the singer-songwriter’s store will go to national homelessness charity Crisis. The store will open for just five days, and coincides with the release of remastered versions of all of her albums.

The store will sell vinyl albums, CDs and the Faber lyric book How To Be Invisible, along with other exclusive products. A daily raffle will feature special prizes, each announced via social media on the day.

“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,” says Kate Bush.

“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,” says Crisis chief executive Jon Sparkes. “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.”

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