Grand Opening of the Book and Record Bar, Saturday 31 August 2013, from 10am

FEAST’s very own Michael John­son, aka ‘The Record Man’, will be host­ing the Grand Open­ing of his Book and Record Bar on Sat­urday 31 August 2013, from 10am. The Book and Record Bar, at the old Gipsy Queen pub, 20 Nor­wood High Street, SE27, will be West Norwood’s new­est cof­fee shop selling second hand fic­tion and vinyl records

Michael has been selling records at FEAST’s Retro Vil­lage since the very first mar­ket and has been known as ‘The Record Man’ almost from the begin­ing. He has spent 40 years put­ting his col­lec­tion of books and 8,000 records togeth­er, start­ing with money from a paper round. Michael also helps to com­pile and update the Rare Record Price Guide.

To mark the Grand Open­ing on Sat­urday, the Book and Record Bar has a drinks and music licence for the day, with local DJ, West Nor­wood Cas­sette Lib­rary at 4pm, and local band, Metanomo at 7.30pm (£5 tick­et).

We think Michael has done a ter­rif­ic job in get­ting the shop ready, he is pos­sibly the first FEAST trader to move from mar­ket stall to bricks and mor­tar shop! Michael would also like to say a big thank you to the own­ers of the Gipsy Queen, H. A. Marks, for going above and bey­ond the call of duty in refur­bish­ing the build­ing.

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