Photos: Launch night at new Margate record store and music venue Elsewhere

Elsewhere Photo Shannen Long

A launch party at Margate’s newest record store and music venue attracted hundreds of vinyl enthusiasts on Thursday (August 30).

Elsewhere at 21-22 The Centre opened its doors following a successful crowdfunder campaign.

Photo Shannen Long

The public are now able to use the ground floor cafe and bar and browse through a selection of new and used vinyl that champions a range of genres from up and coming indie artists to psychedelia, metal, folk, pop-punk, world music, disco and more.

The second-hand section is being provided by Coast Vinyl.

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The basement live music space is expected to be ready for opening later this month. The shop will also host intimate ‘in-store’ events and signings.

The brainchild of previously Canterbury-based record store Monkey Boy Records and Margate music promoters Art’s Cool, plans for Elsewhere were announced at the beginning of July alongside details of a crowdfunding campaign.

Photo Shannen Long

The campaign received a warm reception with donations of money totalling over £3,600, time or skills.

Opening hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 10am – Midnight
Friday: 10am – Midnight
Saturday: 10am – Midnight
Sunday: Noon – 4pm

Find the Elsewhere facebook page here