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Pop Up Shop Opens on Sunday

News story posted on: Sat, 13th Aug 2016
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The Vale Earth Fair 40th anniversary music and arts festival is just a few weeks away, and the organisers will be taking over the OSA Pop-Up shop in Smith Street this Sunday and all next week to promote the event. Tickets will be on sale at the shop, along with Vale Earth Fair merchandise, including t-shirts, hoodies, and other goodies.

Second hand records and CDs will also be on sale at the shop, which is opening early especially for record enthusiasts on Sunday from 2pm until 5:30pm. It will then be open daily from 10am until 5:30pm daily all next week.

The Vale Earth Fair Collective is appealing for donations of records, CDs and other music related items for the Pop-Up Shop to add to existing stock. “Maybe there is a box of old records gathering dust at home” said Vale Earth Fair Collective member Rob Roussel, “if so, we will happily take them off your hands to help raise money towards the Vale Earth Fair”.

There is renewed interest in vinyl records, with both young and old enjoying rummaging through boxes of records. You don’t have to be a serious collector either, and there will be plenty of bargains on offer too, with a broad selection of records from Jazz to Rock, Dance to Classical, and from the 50’s up to the present day.

If you have any unwanted  records, CDs, DVDs, music books or other music related paraphernalia you would like to donate to help raise funds for the Vale Earth Fair please email rob.roussel@cwgsy.net or call 07781 107698. Collections can be arranged, or you can drop them into the Pop-Up shop anytime on Sunday or during next.

The Vale Earth Fair is organised by volunteers and donates profits to the charitable organisations. Information about the causes that the Vale Earth Fair supports, namely the Burma Campaign UK, Free Tibet, and Bridge2, will also be available at the shop, if you want to learn more about the humanitarian work they do.

The Vale Earth Fair takes place on Sunday 28th August at the Vale Castle and runs from noon until midnight. Asian Dub Foundation is headlining the event, and there are three live stages and three DJ tents, with over 50 acts performing at the festival throughout the day. Advance tickets are £20, or you can pay £25 at the gate on the day. Concessions for over 65’s and under 18’s are £15 in advance and £20 pounds on the day. Children (12 and under) are free if accompanied by an adult.

The Vale Earth Fair is supported by the Guernsey Arts Commission.