Live@Croydon pop-up emporium comes to Church Street

By - Thursday 28th August, 2014

The opening of the Live@Croydon pop-up emporium in Church Street in central Croydon takes place at 12pm on Saturday 30th August with the first in a series of monthly music events.

Live@Croydon Pop Up Emporium opens Saturday 30th August. Photo used with the permission of Born Star Clothing and CDN.

Release begins: BornStar Clothing and CDN present LIVE @ CROYDON POP-UP EMPORIUM

Saturday, 30th August, 12-6pm

BornStar Clothing and the local street photographer CDN present a series of live monthly music events. Hosted at 86-88 Church Street, the former Dreams showroom situated next to the Church street tram stop has been transformed beyond belief into a vibrant pop-up store. The Emporium is home to BornStar Clothing’s very own flagship store as well as various other local independent retailers.

BornStar Clothing founder Leon and CDN street photographer Wesley initially met at a pop-up store at the Lives Not Knives unit in the Centrale shopping mall. On meeting again at the Pop-up Emporium the idea for an acoustic music event was born. Enlisting the talents of some of south London’s YouTube singing sensations, the event sees acts taking to the Emporium’s stage from midday till 6pm on Saturday 30th August.

Murray (of Rodium Records), Marley J Wills and Lydia Kinsey return for a second stint with new acts including hip hop artist Wisdom, Amit Chadda, local band Red Planet and (singer/musician) Remi F joining them.

Saturday’s event also sees singer/spoken word artist JAEPoet and Conrad.

The idea of the event is to allow singer songwriters to have a platform to promote their work, reach a new audience and perform live for the fans who have followed them via social media. The organisers see the monthly concert as a great addition to similar music events taking place at Matthew’s Yard and Lives Not Knives.

There are fears that Westfield will over shadow Old Town but the presence of live music, art and various other events taking place now with the support of the community will mean a level of establishment that sees Old Town as a district to head to and not just a place to ignore or pass through. Leon and Wesley believe the modern shopper wants the shopping experience to become more of an event. With a café in the building, the emporium is the perfect setting to relax for an extended amount of time and discover independent musicians whilst catching a bite to eat or finding a unique item of clothing.

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Release providers: Born Star Clothing and CDN



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