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St. Enoch Centre has selected Cancer Support Scotland as its Charity of the Year 2012/13 and will be holding a public event in the Centre to mark the auspicious partnership.
To mark the launch of the charity partnership St. Enoch Centre will be hosting a fundraising event ‘Rub Shoulders to Raise Pounds’ on Saturday, July 28. Shoppers will be encouraged to form an enormous chain of people and rub the shoulders of the person in front demonstrating a simple way to make anyone feel more relaxed.
Volunteers from the charity will also be providing hand massages, head and shoulder massages, talking therapy and information on the charity’s services throughout the day.
Every day 81 people in Scotland are diagnosed with cancer, with 54 of those people living in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. Cancer Support Scotland provides practical and emotional support for those living with cancer, as well as their friends, family and carers.
Cancer Support Scotland has a network of support groups throughout the country and offers free complementary therapy and one-to-one talking therapy (counselling) sessions, which provide support to patients before, during and after their treatment.
This year Cancer Support Scotland will be moving to its new premises in the Calman Cancer Support Centre at Gartnavel Complex, where it can offer new services such as online talking therapy and an in-house salon providing expert advice on anything from hair loss to chiropody. The move will allow the charity to treble its current capacity and directly help 1,400 people every year.
The charity currently runs 3,000 complementary sessions a year, supporting more than 500 people through a programme of six sessions. St. Enoch Centre will be raising money for the Take Care Appeal, which will fund these support sessions for those living with cancer in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
The new partnership will enable Cancer Support Scotland to accommodate more people in its new centre and having a presence in St. Enoch Centre will provide an ideal opportunity to reach potential service users and inform them of the help available to them.
Anne Ledgerwood, Marketing Director at St. Enoch Centre, said: “We are extremely proud to be supporting Cancer Support Scotland as our Charity of the Year 2012. Our staff in the Centre are excited to start the fundraising activities in the knowledge that the funds we raise will help such a worthwhile charity in Glasgow and the West.”
Colin Graham, Chief Executive of Cancer Support Scotland said: “We are absolutely thrilled that the St. Enoch Centre has chosen Cancer Support Scotland as its Charity of the Year. It will be a huge honour having our brand displayed in such a well-known and successful establishment.
“The next year is sure to be an extremely fun one not just for us but for all the shoppers at the St. Enoch Centre. There will be lots of fundraising events and people will have a chance to see what our charity does, as well as help us to raise vital cash allowing us to continue and expand on our work”.
The mass shoulder rub will begin at 2.45pm on Saturday, July 28. Participants should gather on the ground floor of the Centre outside of Boots where they should make their £1 donation and members of Cancer Support Scotland will demonstrate the basic technique before the event begins.
For more information on the services provided by Cancer Support Scotland please visit www.cancersupportscotland.org, and for more details of the mass shoulder rub please visit www.st-enoch.com.
They’ve been seen by over 200,000 people across Europe but this summer Sharmanka touring sculpture sets, Travelling Circus and Gothic Kinetic are coming home to Glasgow. Shoppers will be stopped in their tracks as sculptures come alive with sinister carved wooden rats, mythical creatures, robots and other figures in performances at the St Enoch Centre in the city centre. There is also the opportunity to see sculptures new to the city at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre itself.
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre is a unique moving sculpture gallery, situated in Glasgow’s creative hub at Trongate103. The artist, Eduard Bersudsky, creates kinetic sculptures and presents them to audiences as a mechanical ballet – in which dancing shadows and expressive soundtracks accompany the movement of machines made from old industrial scrap and intricately carved wooden figures. They reflect Eduard’s life in Russia and in Scotland, his experiences, influences and friends. They are arresting, serious, rich in myth and have a wicked sense of humour.
Marking the start of the city’s Merchant City Festival, Travelling Circus will be performing at St. Enoch Centre, on Wednesday 25 July until Sunday 26th August. Comprising 9 large moving sculptures, it will be installed in the Lower Buchanan Mall, playing 12 minute shows, free of charge.
The nine sculptures making up Gothic Kinetic will be installed alongside aspects of the permanent collection at Sharmanka at Trongate 103 from June to November 2012. Made with Victorian household machinery and carved wooden figures the set plays an 18 minute show reflecting on the human condition in the modern world.
The gallery will also extend its opening hours and days especially to mark this summer’s Olympic Games – 01 July to 19 August.
Sharmanka (the Russian for hurdy-gurdy) was founded in St. Petersburg in 1989. Audiences across Europe have been fascinated by its magic and since relocating to Glasgow in 1996, it has gained a reputation as one of the city’s hidden treasures.
Notes to Editors:
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre:
Performances of Sharmanka at 103 Trongate run on:
Short Shows (45 minutes): 3pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Full Shows (1 hour 1 minutes): 7pm Thursday and Sunday
Short Shows (45 minutes) £5 / concessions £4
Full Shows (1 hour 10 minutes) £8 / concessions £6
Free access to view sculptures in the gallery between shows
Live music on the first Thursday of every month at 8pm.
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Nostalgic confectionery retailer, Henleys, is due to launch its first Glasgow store in St. Enoch Centre on April 27th.
The new 700 sq ft store on the ground floor of the recently refurbished Centre will offer St. Enoch shoppers more than 1,500 varieties of traditional sweets, such as soor plooms, toffee doddles, Chelsea whoppers and many other old favorites.
Established in 2010, Henleys operates four other stores across the UK - in Livingston, Edinburgh, Gloucester and Winchester. The new shop will employ 12 members of staff, taking the total number of employees at the company up to 52.
David Green, Company Director of Henleys, said: “We are very excited about the launch of our first Glasgow store at St. Enoch Centre. Since Henleys was established two years ago, we have gone from strength to strength, and there is certainly a real demand for our products in the Scottish market.
“Opening this new store in Glasgow marks the next stage of our company’s expansion – we are also looking to open new outlets in Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh later this year.”
Susan Nicol, General Manager at St. Enoch Centre said: “Henleys will be a fantastic new addition to St. Enoch Centre, and will complement our strong family-focused mix of retailers.
“We are confident that it will go down a storm with all of our shoppers – catering for young children, students and adults alike.”
Hamleys in St. Enoch Centre is set to be invaded by a troop of Stars Wars characters to celebrate May 4th, an international day recognising the film franchise.
Stars Wars fanatics of all ages are invited to come along to the free event taking place exclusively in Hamleys at St. Enoch Centre from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th May. Fans can meet their favourite Star Wars characters and take part in a Star Wars weapon workshop to learn how to master the art of the ‘blasters’.
‘May the 4th Be With You’ is a day dedicated to loyal Star Wars fans worldwide, celebrating the pop culture that has been created through the George Lucas films. Taken from the classic line ‘May the force be with you’, May 4th has been dubbed Star Wars Day, and has become a worldwide phenomenon and one of the top trending topics of Twitter in 2011.
Anne Ledgerwood, marketing director at St. Enoch Centre, said: “The Star Wars movies are enjoyed by both children and adults so it’s fantastic that Hamleys are bringing the characters to life this May the 4th.”
Grant Yuill, marketing manager at Hamleys in St. Enoch Centre, said: “At Hamleys, we love all things to do with Star Wars and we’re looking forward to celebrating the force this May weekend with lots of other Star Wars fans.”
The ‘May the 4th Be With You’ weekend takes place on Friday 4th – Sunday 6th and all events are free of charge.
An art and design competition organised by St. Enoch Centre last year is in the running for two prestigious marketing awards.
It’s My Greener Glasgow was set up by the Centre in 2011 to encourage secondary school pupils to think creatively about environmental issues affecting the city.
The competition has been shortlisted in the Cause Related Marketing category for the ICSC SOLAL Marketing Awards, which aim to bring together the very best of retail marketing across Europe and South Africa. It has also been shortlisted in the Community Relations category for the BCSC Purple Apple Marketing Awards, which reward effective shopping centre marketing within the UK shopping centre sector.
Over 100 pupils from six Glasgow secondary schools took part in the It’s My Greener Glasgow competition last year. Each pupil was asked to submit a piece of art or design work with a green theme which was then showcased in a specially constructed gallery unit on the first floor of the busy Centre.
Over 3,000 members of the public visited the gallery to help determine the competition winners by casting a vote for their favourite piece of art or design. The public vote was then used to create a shortlist which was judged by a panel of experts, including STV weather presenter Sean Batty and Evening Times retail correspondent, Sarah Swain.
General Manager of St. Enoch Centre, Susan Nicol, commented: “Being shortlisted for these two sets of awards gives due recognition to this very worthwhile competition which was a huge success last year – both with the city’s youngsters and with our shoppers.
“The high calibre of art and design work produced for It’s My Greener Glasgow was extremely inspiring to see – the pupils clearly put a great deal of thought and time into their innovative environmental projects.
“St. Enoch Centre is dedicated to working with the local community, and continuously looks for new ways to strengthen ties with Glasgow, whether that’s through educational initiatives, community projects or the provision of first class shopping facilities.
“We are looking forward to attending the award ceremonies in the coming months and are hopeful of securing the top position in both sets.”
SPRING has sprung at St. Enoch Centre with various fun activities for kids taking place throughout the two week school holiday and Easter weekend.
Pop into Hamleys to meet some very special guests at the Mini Farm this Easter. Some of the cutest farm animals will be visiting the store including pigmy goats, lambs, rabbits, chicks and even a miniature horse. The Mini Farm will be in store on Wednesday 4th and 11th of April from 12 noon until 4pm.
For an eggs-traordinary treat take the kids along to party with Hamleys’ Bunny Bear and the entertainment team during the school holidays. Take part in this unique party with lots of Easter arts and crafts, storytelling, yummy treats and a very special Easter egg hunt. The parties run each weekday from 2-13 April at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, and cost £15 per child. Book online at www.hamleys.com/bunnybear.
Disney Store is calling all potential pirates to come aboard this Easter and ‘Join Jakes Crew’. From 1-15 April Disney Store is asking all mini pirates to visit the store between 1 - 3pm every day to take part in some swashbucklin’ activities including a pirate masterclass where they can learn to walk, talk and dance like a pirate. Proud parents can enter a video of their pint-sized pirate’s performance into a competition for a chance to win one of five VIP Disney shopping experiences and a chance for their clip to appear in an advert for Disney Junior. For more information visit www.disney.co.uk/disney-junior.
Disney will also have different types of entertainment every day to amuse the kids, from animation and drawing events to princess curtsy classes. While in store make sure to look for the fantastic new Avengers range ahead of The Avengers movie release on May 4th.
St. Enoch Centre will also be providing free face painting every weekend, plus Good Friday and Easter Monday, from 12-4pm in the foodcourt.
Anne Ledgerwood, marketing director at St. Enoch Centre, said: “St. Enoch Centre’s Spring break activities are a great way to keep kids entertained over the holiday period. We’re delighted to be giving back to our customers and the whole family can enjoy a fun-filled day out at St. Enoch Centre.”
Clyde 1 breakfast show host George Bowie was at St. Enoch Centre this week to receive a £2,000 donation raised by the Centre staff for Clyde 1 Cash for Kids.
Twenty-one charitable members of St. Enoch Centre’s team, led by marketing director Anne Ledgerwood, donned their walking gear to climb Ben Lomond to raise funds for the charity which helps underprivileged and less fortunate kids in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
Kind-hearted staff hiked between three and four hours to reach the summit of Ben Lomond and fulfil their fundraising challenge.
Anne Ledgerwood, Marketing Director at St. Enoch Centre, said: “It’s a fantastic result that our dedicated team raised £2000 for Cash for Kids. We’re really pleased that our walk to the summit of Ben Lomond will go some way to helping less fortunate children in the city.“
Sharon Taylor, Charity Manager at Clyde 1 Cash For Kids, said: “We’re very proud of the team at St. Enoch Centre for taking on the challenge of Ben Lomond and would like to thank them for their generous donation.”
St Enoch Centre has appointed an award-winning Glasgow design agency to handle its creative account.
Tangent Graphic – which secured top spot at the 2010 Scottish Design Awards - has been tasked with evolving the shopping centre’s brand across print, digital and large format channels.
Specialists in brand identity, digital design and art direction, Tangent Graphic works with a number of high profile clients including Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Diageo, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre.
David Whyte of Tangent Graphic, said: “Winning the St. Enoch creative account is a great development for us and we are excited about this new project. Our aim is to raise the profile of St. Enoch’s fashion and family retail offering throughout Glasgow and the UK.
“So far, we have worked with the Marketing team at St. Enoch to develop a new brand platform that addresses the Centre’s messaging, art direction, tone of voice, photography and styling across print and digital material.
“The creative, which will be unveiled in the Spring, is flexible and has a lot of longevity. This will help us take the brand in a more sophisticated direction in line with the Centre’s objectives.”
Anne Ledgerwood, St. Enoch Centre’s Marketing Director, said: “2011 marked the first full year of trading for St. Enoch after completing our £150 million redevelopment. With footfall hitting a record 19million last year, we felt it was an ideal time to take a fresh look at our branding and at the messages we were sending out to our customers and key stakeholders.
“Tangent Graphic came up with an idea that builds upon the Centre’s history and reputation in Glasgow, and we were very impressed with the team and their enthusiasm for the project. We are looking forward to working with David and the others at Tangent as we launch our new St. Enoch brand over the coming months.”
Hamleys, Glasgow’s famous toy store, has found four new elves to join Santa’s North Pole Elite thanks to the Elf Factor auditions held at St. Enoch Centre.
The lucky winners took part in a demanding audition in front of the most important judge of all for an aspiring elf – Santa! Father Christmas was joined by Hamleys very own crop of elves named The North Pole Elite, Hamleys event manager Grant Yuill and Clyde 1 radio presenter Shebhan Littlejohn.
Contestants leapt onto the Clyde 1 stage at St. Enoch Centre full of Christmas cheer and confidence but only three lucky winners showed the judges the extra spark of magic that Santa looks for at Christmas.
The auditions showcased dancers, singers, toy demonstrators, balloon modellers, poets, elf boy bands and many more fun festive acts from around Glasgow. There was a host of talent on offer but only three applicants stood out and demonstrated to the judges that they had The Elf Factor.
Taiba Hilmy (17) and Stephanie Patterson (16) from Glasgow, along with Christopher Costello (19) from Motherwell won the coveted elf positions by showing their talents and releasing their inner child. The contestants involved the audience and encouraged the North Pole Elite to join in on the fun.
After passing the first round of the Elf Factor auditions the three applicants were invited to Hamleys Elf Camp. The camp put the would-be elves to the test where they participated in interviews, role plays, toy demonstrations and a special chat with Santa, who explained the skills needed to be a successful elf.
Jennifer Dyer (18) from Wishaw had won a golden ticket through to Elf Camp live on Radio Clyde and impressed Santa and the Hamleys team so much at Elf Camp that a position was created for her.
The four winning elves are now training in-store preparing for Santa’s Breakfast and Tea visits with children from Glasgow. Over 1,000 children will visit Santa at Hamleys for Breakfast and Tea this year when he arrives on December 1st.
Anne Ledgerwood, Marketing Director at St. Enoch Centre, said:
“The Elf Factor helped St. Enoch Centre to kick off the festive season with a fantastic event. We were so pleased to host the auditions and witness the wonderful talents of all the applicants. The new additions to Hamleys North Pole Elite will help Santa through the Christmas season and ensure that every girl and boy has a Happy Christmas at Hamleys and St. Enoch Centre.”
Grant Yuill, Event Manager at Hamleys, said:
“The Elf Factor was a fantastic opportunity to see the talent Glasgow has to offer. All the contestants demonstrated enthusiasm and ability but our four winners had the Elf Factor, bringing the magic of Christmas to the Clyde 1 stage at St. Enoch Centre. At Hamleys, we look for the full package when it comes to our elves and the successful candidates had to demonstrate that they believed in the fun, magic and theatre of this historic toy store.”
For more information on Hamleys and Christmas Events at St. Enoch Centre visit: www.st-enoch.co.uk
An innovative approach to new technology at Glasgow's St. Enoch Centre is delivering major environmental benefits and cost savings.
The Centre, which recently completed a £150 million redevelopment programme, has implemented an action plan tackling waste, water, energy management and community engagement in a bid to reduce its environmental impact.
Working in partnership with cleaning contractor GBM Support Services, the St. Enoch management team has introduced a raft of initiatives which have positioned it as one of the UK's most environmentally-friendly shopping centres.
The latest of these is the introduction by GBM of hand-held Ionator cleaning devices which use tap water rather than chemicals to clean all surfaces throughout the Centre.
St. Enoch is the first facility in Scotland to deploy the Ionator which works by applying a low-level electrical charge to tap water. The ionised water helps break apart and lift the dirt from surfaces like a magnet and kills 99.9% of harmful germs without the need for chemicals to be used.
The introduction of the new technology is just the latest in a series of green initiatives which has positioned St. Enoch as Scotland's most sustainable shopping centre.
Susan Nicol, General Manager of St. Enoch Centre, said:
"A key objective in our overall redevelopment plan was a commitment to achieving a whole range of environmental targets.
"Earlier this year, we announced that the Centre was 100% waste to landfill free which for a facility of our size is a fantastic achievement. GBM's innovative and proactive approach to the delivery of our cleaning and other support services has been invaluable in helping us to achieve this.
"Throughout our redevelopment programme we've placed a great deal of focus on implementing a range of green initiatives which not only help considerably reduce our environmental impact but also deliver valuable cost savings."
St. Enoch Centre operates one of Scotland's largest food courts generating a high level of waste and the recent redevelopment programme has further increased footfall and the potential for waste.
However, all waste within the food court is now sent to an anaerobic digestion plant which converts it into gas, electricity, compost and fuel blocks. In addition, the introduction of a hydraulic bin lifter, which removes the need for food waste to be put into plastic bags, will save the use of 100,000 black refuse bags leading to a cost saving of around £12,000.
In the Centre as a whole, all waste including food, cardboard, wood and metal, is separated on site using waste compactors. The decommissioning of an obsolete cooling tower in 2009 reduced its annual water usage by 3 million litres, enough water to fill 15,000 bathtubs.
In addition to the significant environmental gains of being 100% waste to landfill free, the Centre will also save approximately £14,500 per annum on the costs associated with waste disposal and landfill tax.
St. Enoch was the first shopping centre in Glasgow to take part in the Recycle Zone scheme, a partnership between Coca-Cola Enterprises, WRAP Scotland and RECOUP, which allows the public to deposit cans, plastic bottles, paper and general waste for recycling, helping to reduce Scotland's environmental footprint whilst increasing public awareness of recycling in the city centre.
St. Enoch also offers charging bays in its car park for drivers of electric vehicles to recharge for free while visiting the mall. The charging bays not only offer a convenient service for visitors but also help to raise awareness of greener forms of transport.
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