NEWS AND EVENTS
PROFESSIONAL PORTRAIT ARTIST IS BACK
Friday 25th March & Saturday 26th March
Friday 1st April & Saturday 2nd April
Come along and get a funny Caricature or professional portrait from our highly skilled artist. These will be available to purchase with a percentage of all sales going to Zoes Place, the centre’s chosen charity.
THE WEDDING SHOP BY BHF
The British Heart Foundation have had over 80 wedding outfits donated to their shop and they now have a big sale on. To help them out they have been given temporary use of a store in Hedgefield Mall to display their full range and to let future brides try one on. The store will be open for two weeks only and prices range from £20 to £200.
It will sell bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, prom dresses, page boy and flower girl clothing and accessories. Prices start from a crazy £20 and include designer samples and pre-loved dresses that are ready to make another bride’s big day!
For more information please go to the British Heart Foundation store next to B & M or call: 0151 488 0295
BUZZ WIRE WINNERS
Buzz Wire Game – Supporting the British Heart Foundation
On Saturday 19th March, the centre attracted lots of people to try their hand and at the Buzz Wire game. There were over 30 winners that beat our Buzz Wire game and won a free voucher from our retailers! Those with the steadiest hands walked away with £10 vouchers for Argos, New Look, Greggs, Store 21, CEX, Superdrug and Boots.
The Buzz Wire event ran throughout the day and was promoting the opening of a Wedding Fayre Shop by the British Heart Foundation in the centre. The store is located on Hedgefield Mall will be open for two weeks only, selling a range bridal gowns and accessories.
MOTHERS DAY WINNER
We’d like to say a huge congratulations to our Mother’s day winner Jason Steers! Jason won by filling in an entry form telling us why his mum Deborah deserved to win.
She has won £100 worth of vouchers from Peacocks, Snips and Spa Nails at the Centre. Deborah will now have a new outfit, a hair treatment at Snips and a nail treatment at Spa Nails. Here’s Deborah Flynn claiming her prize with her son Jason and Centre Manager Paul Wilson.
BELLE VALE BABY & TODDLER of the YEAR
This March, Belle Vale Shopping Centre will host Belle Vale Baby and Toddler of the Year 2016. The free to enter baby and toddler photo competition will be opening on Monday 14th March.
Between Monday 14th of March and Saturday 26th of March, families are invited to Belle Vale Shopping Centre to take part in the Belle Vale Baby and Toddler of the Year competition. There are three age categories available: 0 – 9 Months, 10 – 18 Months, and 19 Months – Under 4 Years. To take part in this fantastic competition, locals must visit the free photo studio next to Coffee Break between 10am and 3:30pm (not including Sundays).
The event is free for anyone wanting to take part, there is no appointment necessary and winners from each category can get their hands on a share of £1000 worth of prizes. Shoppers will be invited back to a viewing of their photo and then they can cast a vote. At this time, they will also have the option to purchase photo packages or individual photos at hugely discounted prices. Belle Vale has a history with this kind of event, having hosted the Bonnie Baby pageant in the 70s. The centre is excited to see history revived and the community coming together once more.
Shoppers who want to enter (and vote in the competition), please visit Belle Vale Shopping Centre. The competition is open from Monday 14th of March and Saturday 26th of March. Voting is open from Saturday 26th March – Monday 29th March and each entrant gets 6 proxy votes for those unable to make it into the centre. Terms & Conditions apply.
BIG LITTLE LIBRARY IS BACK!
Back by popular demand: Belle Vale Shopping Centre has once again partnered with Gateacre School to host The BIG Little Library. The pop-up library is back on Wednesday the 2nd March to inspire the community to read. The team behind the project are delighted to announce that the library will be officially opened by Channel 4 Gogglebox Star’s Leon and June at 2pm.
Once upon a time, in 2015 to be exact, Belle Vale Shopping Centre and Gateacre School embarked on a quest to get shoppers reading! The team were inspired by ‘Little Libraries’ – an international phenomenon in recent years of free drop of points for people to share books and from this, the BIG Little library was born! A unit within the centre was magically transformed into a book swapping library and dynamic hub of learning, reading and events for local school children, residents and shoppers which changed reading in the community forever…
The BIG Little Library is back with an even bigger mission as it will be open for six months! At 2pm on Wednesday 2nd March (just before World Book Day) the BIG Little Library will return with fantastic, new activities. Local celebrities and stars of Channel 4’s hit show Gogglebox, Leon and June will be opening the unit. The pair, both of whom are former teachers, are very popular with the show’s fans. Everyone is invited to get involved and show how exciting reading can be for the whole family! Belle Vale Shopping Centre is now collecting books to stock the library at the yellow book collection point on the mall. Customers are invited to bring unwanted books with them to the Centre on the launch day and during the six month opening.
Last year’s event had over 3,500 visitors, shared an amazing 10,000 books with the community and hosted an exciting mix of FREE literary games and activities. It was also the workshop for 10 ‘Little Libraries’ which were hand crafted, decorated and distributed to the local community. These little libraries have found new homes across Liverpool and Merseyside including at Liverpool City Hall. The team behind the project are excited to see what this year will bring.
WIN A PAMPER DAY FOR MUM
Monday 22nd Feb – Saturday 4th March
It’s time to treat Mum with Mothers Day at Belle Vale Shopping Centre!
Win your Mum a fantastic pamper day including hairstyling from Snips Salon, a nail treatment from Spa Nails, and an outfit courtesy of our retailers. To be in with a chance of winning her this fantastic prize simply fill out the form below and tell us why your Mum deserves to win. Make sure you post it through the post box on the mall by Sunday 6th March for your entry to count. Terms and conditions apply.
NEW STORE – HOLLAND & BARRETT
The new Holland & Barrett shop can be found on Childwall Valley Mall near Greggs. This national health store offers a wide range of vitamins, supplements, vegetarian food and a range of ‘free-from’ food (for customers with allergies). They are also a supplier of natural beauty and sports nutrition products. The store opened its doors for trading on Wednesday 17th February and customers were tempted with free samples and information.
Holland & Barrett’s Regional Manager Liz Conroy said, ‘ We are really excited to unveil our new store in Belle Vale Shopping Centre and we look forward to welcoming the people of Belle Vale in store, to show them the new concept areas and the latest products in the health food, beauty and sports categories.’
VALENTINE’S DAY LOVE BUZZ!
On Saturday 13th February, families are invited to Belle Vale Shopping Centre to test their skill against the electrifying Love Buzz game.
Between 10am and 4pm, shoppers can visit the centre mall area to play the heart shaped buzz wire game. Shoppers must keep a steady hand as they try to win prizes and the fastest time will earn a place on the love leader board. Keep an eye on the rankings via Belle Vale Shopping Centre’s Facebook and Twitter page.
Bella the Bee will also be buzzing about throughout the day to join the valentine’s fun and pose for a cool photograph.
FEELING GOOD IN JANUARY!
It is that time of year again when everyone is on a fitness kick and Belle Vale Shopping Centre has what it takes to help keep you healthy!
‘Do you wanna feel good?’ Then why not visit the centre to see whats on offer this month.
Need your eyes testing? Pop into Specsavers or John Prebble Opticians to see the great selection of frames for sale,
Superdrug & Boots have multitudes of multi vitamins & shakes to keep you on your toes.
Or if you really want to push the ‘rowing machine’ out….try out Exercise4Less Gymnasium.
Exercise4Less are currently offering FREE day passes which shoppers can pick up from the centre mall on the yellow ‘A’ board. This will give you the chance to try out the gym before taking out a full membership. Don’t miss out as there are only a limited number of FREE passes.