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“I think that’s the thing about record shops that people don’t realise, we’re part of the local music scene. We sell records to people who spend money, every week, on music.” Al, 81 Renshaw.
“I think in this community a record shop’s really important because it enables people to come together, share music and turn each other onto music… to form those relationships that lead to the creative hub.” Tom Berry, Sound Records.
"The record shop has got a certain mystique about it. It's difficult to put into words. It's kind of, yeah, a certain magic about it and I think that's why every record shop’s different as well." Steve Sexton, Sister Ray.
“I really feel like the shop has become a bit of a hub, because everybody kind of migrates to the record shop, that’s like the heart of where it all starts.” Natalie Judge, World Of Echo.
This week’s episode features Black Star Records in Lyndhurst, New Forest. “You have invest in the art, you have to invest in the future… we invite people to get involved with owning music.” Fran Jones, Black Star Records.
“I think a record shop’s important to a community because it’s keeping the high street alive, you can’t beat just staring at a shelf and physically going through things, that’s the way you pick up stuff you might not have done.” Keith Wildman, The Record Café.
“When we were first putting the shop together we wanted it to be inclusive. We wanted it to be that anyone’s welcome.” Kieran Wilson, Shrubs & Dubs.
"There's two things which diaspora always bring with them, music and food. You can actually demonstrate how multicultural areas have always been if you explore the musical heritage" Craig Jamieson, Peckham Soul.