Legendary DJ Gilles Peterson is launching a pop-up record and book shop in London’s Stoke Newington.
The pop-up store, Look Up, will sell a selection of books, artwork and records curated by the Brownswood label owner. With all proceeds going to local mental health charity, Safaplace, Look Up aims to explore the positive connection between mental health and the arts.
Housed at Stoke Newington’s Edwards Lane Gallery, Look Up will also feature a series of events which will see Gilles Peterson interviewing drum and bass artist Goldie, Mo’Wax founder James Lavelle, Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and former Hacienda resident Dave Haslam.
Look Up will open its doors for just one week from 24-30 September. To coincide with the pop-up, nearby venue The Old Church will feature performances from artists Jordan Rakei, Yazmin Lacey and Aaron Unknown. A closing party – with guests including Daphni and HAAi – will take place at Tottenham’s Five Miles on 4 October.
All proceeds from sales at Look Up will go to Safaplace, an emerging mental health charity set-up by Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form.
Safaplace’s ambition is to develop effective ways of improving mental health in education that can be adopted by schools, families and communities across London and beyond, helping provide support for the wellbeing of all our young people.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea