NEWS AND EVENTS
LIVE PERFORMANCE ART
In August and October this year, a talented caricaturist and portrait artist came to the centre to create wonderful drawings of shoppers, with 15% of proceeds going to Zoe’s Place. Due to popular demand our artist will be returning December. If you would like to have your portrait done in time for Christmas, just call in to the centre on 18th & 19th December.
For more information and prices contact Stan Hurr, Artist.
Tel: 07776 257 628
From Saturday 7th November a ‘Wishing Wall’ will be installed on the mall where visitors can go to pin a Christmas wish.
This can be anything from a seasonal greeting to an actual present that particular visitor hopes to see under their tree this Christmas. Whilst there is no prize to giveaway, retailers will be using the opportunity to tell shoppers if they have that product in store, with the aim of making your Christmas shopping easier. Retailers will visit the wall, see what items have been ‘wished’ for and reply with more details. Belle Vale Shopping Centre has also invited pupils from Gateacre School to create some eye-catching Christmas messages to put on the wall, making the Wishing Wall a striking and festive feature on the mall.
Baubles the Belle Vale elf will be in the Centre on Saturday 7th from 10am – 4pm to unveil our Wishing Wall!
MEET THE POLAR BEAR
Saturday 7th November 10am – 4pm
This beautiful Polar Bear is a fully animated pod puppet, that moves around the event nuzzling up to shoppers and even standing tall on his hind legs. Adult polar bear size and incredibly life like, he is playful, mischievous and huggable. He is just about kept in check by his Arctic Explorer keeper! A highly skilled performer is inside operating all the movements including the facial animations – blinking eyes, sniffing nose, opening mouth and also the live sounds from the custom built sound equipment. The keeper character is dressed in an Inuit style outfit to compliment the arctic theme, and acts as an intermediary between the audience and the Polar Bear, distributing interesting facts and related chat. Additionally, event dressing in the form of inflatable icebergs is provided to set the scene.
Shows are at 12pm, 2pm & 3pm
ARCTIC ANIMAL TRAIL
Children can go on an arctic exhibition in the run up to the Polar Bear appearance. There will be images of ten North Pole animals hidden in store windows and children will have to navigate the centre to find them! They simply fill in their discoveries to the corresponding store on an entry form and pop it in to the entry box; all correct entries will be entered into a prize draw and one lucky winner will receive a prize.
The entry forms & box for the Arctic Animal Trail will be available in the main mall area during the two weeks including October half term.
They picked up their prize from Belle Vale Shopping Centre today with their Mum, Amy Fleming!
Megan and Daniel were over the moon to win with their fabulous summer crafts! They’ve won a hamper of special goodies from retailers within Belle Vale Shopping Centre!
In the picture: Paul Wilson, Centre Manager, Megan, Daniel & Mum Amy.
BHF – BAG IT. BEAT IT. 2015
Please donate your unwanted stuff to help fund life saving research or host a ‘Bag it Beat it’ event and challenge your friends, family and colleagues to clear out the clutter.
Belle Vale store will be launching the campaign in the mall on Saturday 29th August 2015.
Hearty the BHF mascot will also be on the mall handing out balloons, charity bags and posing for photos.
If you need to have some items collected, please call Belle Vale store on: 0151 488 0295
For more information and to see how your donations help, go to the BHF website. You can copy and paste this link into your URL: https://bagit.bhf.org.uk/bag-it-beat-it-donations/
MEET THE MINIONS
The Minions will be in Max Spielmann store at Belle Vale Shopping Centre on;
Tuesday 18th August 2015
10am to 16.00pm
If you would like the chance to have your photograph taken with them, just pop along to the store on the day.
For more information please contact Max Spielmann, Belle Vale Store on: 0151 488 6032
BLOOMING MARVELOUS COMPETITION
BELLA THE BEE KIDS CLUB
In 2013, 11yr old Millie Raines won the centre’s ‘Design a Mascot’ competition with her winning design of Belle the Bee. Since then Bella has represented the centre at all events and in 2015, we have now created the Bella the Bee Kids Club and are inviting all children to join. It is free to join in and there are some great reasons why you should;
- A Bella the Bee personalised membership certificate.
- Advanced notice of any children’s events.
- A birthday card from Bella.
- Relevant offers and promotions from retailers.
- Exclusive members discounts from retailers – subject to availability.
All you have to do to join is ask for a membership form from any member of customer service staff or they will be available at all events held in the centre.
LIVE PERFORMANCE ARTIST
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August
A talented caricaturist and portrait artist will be in the centre creating wonderful drawings of shoppers.Shoppers can buy a caricature or portrait of themselves with a percentage of proceeds going to Zoe’s Place, Belle Vale Shopping Centre’s chosen charity.
This event will be held in the central mall area.