A NEW shop showcasing "the unusual and alternative" is opening in Keighley

The Kindred Bizzare – in the Royal Arcade, Low Street – begins trading next Tuesday (March 1).

A wide range of handmade goods – including alternative and gothic pieces; crystals and metaphysical items; art sculptures; shoes, bags and clothing, plus jewellery – will be on offer.

Behind the initiative is Leanne Wright, who will sell some of her own creations alongside those of fellow traders.

She said: "After many years of trading at large tattoo conventions and alternative events – and with the impact of the pandemic on gatherings – I decided to take the plunge and make the Royal Arcade the permanent home of The Kindred Bizzare.

"I have always wanted to open a shop showcasing some of my own pieces, and those of the amazingly talented traders I have met along the way.

"We have brought together some of Britain's best makers of handmade alternative goods, from the north of Scotland to Sussex."

A 'grand opening' takes place on Saturday, March 5, from 10am, when some of the makers will be available to chat to visitors. There will also be entertainment from singer-songwriter Wilson and sideshow performer Bloody Bones.