Put a spring in your fashion step
Princes Quay will be again this year holding a Celebrity Fashion on Saturday 4 May.
This year's event, The Quay to Style, will be hosted by Viking FM's Rosie Madison, who will be joined on the catwalk by the newly reformed Atomic Kitten, plus Chris and Wes the winners of Sky 1's Got to Dance. There will also be a performance by Viking FM's Big Audition winner Nineties Boy and a guest appearance from stylist to the stars Gary Cockerill.
Keep checking back, and become a PQ fan on our Facebook page, to be the first to find out all the details of this exciting day.
Get in the Valentine's mood with our 'love'ly balloon drop
On 9 February, Princes Quay will be spreading the Valentine's love with a prize drop of 99 heart shaped red balloons.
The balloons will be dropped from the top of the Atrium between 2pm and 2.30pm and lucky shoppers below will be able to catch a balloon to see if they have won a prize - with the top prize being a £100 Princes Quay gift card!
Other prizes include:
Princes Quay celebrates Yorkshire food and drink
This Saturday (3 November), Princes Quay shopping centre will be celebrating Yorkshire gastronomy with a special festive Saturday Kitchen.
From 10.30am, local chefs from Leonardo’s and 1884 Dock Street Kitchen will be going knife to knife in a cook-off using local produce.
Hosted by local chef Paul Gregory, the event will also welcome BBC chef and author of best-selling cookbooks, Gerard Baker. Gerard will be on hand to sign copies of his latest cook book.
There will also be a smoothie bike in the centre, where smoothie lovers can create their own recipe and use pedal power to create a healthy and refreshing drink.
Local food producers, including the Great Newsome Brewery and Chilli Devil Sauces will be selling their products on the day and for people looking for local Christmas present ideas, there will also be a hamper making service, with hampers starting from £12.
Princes Quay centre manager, Tony Wilkes, said: “Our Saturday Kitchen events are a great day out for foodie lovers as well as those just interested in trying something a little bit different and learning new cooking techniques.
“We’re very pleased to have such a wealth of local cooking talent with us on the day and to be able to showcase some of the region’s best local produce.”
See some of our special recipes on our news page - www.princes-quay.co.uk/news
Blue take to the Princes Quay catwalk!
Princes Quay will be welcoming chart-topping boy band Blue to the centre for their Celebrity Fashion Show on 27 October.
The centre has teamed up with Viking FM to put on the fashion-filled day that is certain to be a number one hit with shoppers.
The day will see moving catwalks throughout the centre from midday, which will give shoppers all the inspiration they need to make sure they’re one step ahead of this season’s must-have trends.
Shoppers will be able to instantly identify where they can get their hands on the styles on show thanks to brightly coloured large tags that will be on the clothes on the catwalks as well as in the stores.
Viking FM Breakfast’s Rosie and Viking FM Drive host Liam Smedley will be compering the event, giving crowds the chance to win some fantastic prizes and a number of shops will also be offering exclusive discounts on the day.
At 3.30pm, Blue will be hitting the catwalk in the Atrium and then performing an exclusive set.
Lucky shoppers will also be able to win chances to meet the boys through the day. To enter, visit www.vikingfm.co.uk/fashion.
Epilepsy Action rolls out the bunting for Princes Quay
Epilepsy Action has teamed up with Princes Quay to host a pop up vintage tea room at the shopping centre this Saturday [6 October]. The Yorkshire-based charity provides advice and support to the 600,000 people with epilepsy in the UK.
Michaela Crosthwaite, community fundraiser for Epilepsy Action said: “We’ll be rolling out the bunting to give shoppers a vintage tea room experience. As well as tea and cakes served from traditional English china, guests will be able to enjoy a range of vintage entertainment and music.
“We hope that people from across Hull and the East Riding will join us at this fantastic event. It’s sure to be a fun-filled day and we hope that it will raise awareness in the local area and raise funds to sustain our services.
“We find that epilepsy is still so misunderstood. Every day 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy and there are still so many myths that surround the condition. The money raised will help us to continue to provide vital, accurate information so that people with epilepsy feel empowered to manage their condition.”
The pop up tea room will be open from 10am to 4pm in the central atrium of Princes Quay. There will be a raffle on the day with exclusive prizes, and stalls from local traders. For more information please contact Michaela Crosthwaite on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01904 409 814.
All funds raised at the event will go to build a brighter future for the 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK today. Epilepsy Action campaigns to improve epilepsy services and raise awareness of epilepsy. It also provides a national network of support groups, funds a specialist nurse scheme, holds regular regional conferences and has a freephone and email helpline.
Epilepsy affects one in every 103 people in the UK alone and 87 people are diagnosed with the condition every day. In the Yorkshire and Humber region, over 40,000 people live with epilepsy. Last year Epilepsy Action directly helped 1.1 million people through its range of services.
For more information about epilepsy and Epilepsy Action, visit www.epilepsy.org.uk