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Last Shop Standing

Wednesday 3rd October
Doors 7.30pm
Screening at 8pm
Q&A 9pm
Kraak present an evening of music and film: a special screening with the filmmakers inc QA of recently released “Last Shop Standing” which charts the Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the UK independent record shop.  A 50 minute film full of character, humour and pathos.
“A punchy and engaging documentary” Mojo

“You’ve read the book, now see the film…you’ll laugh, you’ll cry.”

Record Collector 4 stars


“You are never going to discover Captain Beefheart or the 13th Floor Elevators or the Velvet Underground in your local supermarket, ever.” – Richard Hawley.

Last Shop Standing inspired by Graham Jones’ book of the same name takes you behind the counter to discover why nearly 2000 record shops have disappeared across the UK. The film charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies. Hear from over 20 record shop owners and music industry leaders as well as musicians including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley and Clint Boon as they all tell us how the shops became and still are a part of their own musical education.