K-Town Shopper

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Keighley Alternative Department Store and Arts Trail

FREE admission

Step back in time into the golden years of retail when the high street was king and shops bustled with energy and atmosphere. See Keighley town centre transformed into a fantastic retro shopping experience and brought to life by local artists who will bring lots of fun and entertainment – watch out for some hilarious surprises.

Swing by our alternative department store to discover local independent businesses and snap up some unique products. And sample some delicious local craft food and drinks.

Don’t miss this fantastic free family fun - grab a map and follow the trail to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Expect to find:
-A life-size paper doll station hosted by Rachel Lackey and Chloe Knight on Church Green. Visitors will have the chance to dress up in iconic looks through the ages and get the perfect Insta snap.

-A series of portraits of the people behind beloved local businesses by renowned visual artist Shiraaz Ali on Hanover Street.

-Streets lined with large scale and bold fabric banners designed by Keighley Creative’s studio holder, Olivia Brearley.

-A popup of nostalgic post boxes designed by local maker Emily Parkin. Emily will use her own quirky style to depict iconic market stalls from Keighley’s past and present, and visitors will have the chance to post and share their own memories of shopping in Keighley.

-A search for an iconic “lost dog” brought to you by Kevin McNulty. Expect to be taken on a digital journey through Keighley’s musical history along the way.

-An interactive projection in North Street Arcade by digital artist Bill Beaumont featuring all your favourite childhood toys.

-Paste ups celebrating Keighley’s top shopping destinations in the early 2000’s by Robyn Nichol whose work was recently featured in the independent newspaper.

-The return of Irene Lofthouse’s extremely popular “Royal Arcadians tour” which takes visitors on a trip though the shopping streets hidden below the Royal Arcade.

-A family friendly Toy Lab Workshops repurposing old toys into new creations.

This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the 2014- 2020 England Operational Programme.

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K-Town Shopper

Type:Shopping Event

Keighley Creative Space, Old Sunwin House, Hanover Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 3QJ

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