ORGANISERS of a popular Stourbridge record fair are taking the short trip down the A451 to Kidderminster to be part of this month’s music-themed arts festival.
Kiki & Henry are set to take over the town hall’s newly refurbished Corn Exchange on Saturday (August 6) with their fellow knowledgeable record traders.
The record fair began as an off-shoot of Kiki & Honey’s Vintage Fair, a success story in Stourbridge for the past three years, which has brought local shoppers something unique and original.
Vinyl records had proved so popular at these events that they needed an event of their very own, leading to the birth of the pair’s record fair.
Maria Kaye, otherwise known as Kiki, said: “Many had thought it was a dying format, but over the past few years, sales of vinyl records have soared, with a whole new generation discovering record collecting.
“They enjoy the warm sound of music on record, having something tangible to own rather than an anonymous download, plus the beauty of large-scale artwork on an album sleeve rather than a CD.
“Vinyl records from all eras will be the main focus of the fair, but there will also be CDs, music books and magazines, plus all manner of music memorabilia up for grabs, as well as bargain-priced items, rare collectables, and hopefully something for every taste and pocket.”
As well as the free record fair, which runs from 11am until 4pm, Ella's Rock Hard Cafe will be in residence, serving the likes of Oreo Speedwagon Cake to hungry music fans, while the Corn Exchange’s bar will also be open.
For more information about the fair email Kiki & Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music-lovers are being well catered for in Kidderminster on Saturday, as the ‘Unlikely Pop Quiz’ visits the Corn Exchange later in the evening.
Throughout the day, the town’s streets will be full of performers, live mural-painting and art exhibitions, while the ‘Fastest One Man Band’ will also be in action.
For more information on any of the events taking place as part of Kidderminster Arts Festival, visit www.kidderminsterartsfestival.org.uk