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30 November -1 01:00

Stafford Arts Festival

Dancers, musicians, and artists will be taking to the streets of Stafford for the town’s 5th ‘Arts Festival’.

 

The Festival is the brainchild of Stafford’s Town Centre Partnership along with the Borough Council with the ‘Arts Fest’ to go ahead in September.

 

As well as dancers and musicians providing a carnival atmosphere for the day, the event will include a range of art workshops including the “painting party” and balloon modelling.

 

Performers in the town’s Market Square,  will include professional Brazilian  drummers and dancers ‘Art Brasil’ and the Stafford  Morris Men, The local dance partnership and delightful children’s group Dappa Dance will also be entertaining members of the public.

 

Talented street theatre favourite the “Bubbleologist” will delight the crowds with his amazing bubble tricks - from giant bubbles to very tiny bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles and lots more.

 

Residents and visitors will also get the chance to enjoy activities at various venues around the town centre including, exhibitions at the








01 November 2012 11:00 - 30 November 2012 15:30

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Nothing is impossible
We invite you to visit our new art exhibition opening in Unit 3 at the Guildhall Shopping Centre. Sans Space, 'a digital and tangible space for creativity' will present its first exhibition during November. 'Nothing is Impossible' represents three photographers' wanderings and interpretations of San Sebastian in Spain. This free exhibition will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout November from 11am to 3.30 pm.







18 March 2013 09:00 - 31 March 2013 17:30

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Easter Bunny Hunt

Join in the fun with the Easter Bunny Hunt between 18th and 31st March 2013. All you have to do is find the 8 hidden bunnies located in the windows of 8 different shops. To help you, we will tell you that there are 3 bunnies in the Guildhall Shopping Centre, and one in stores in Market Square, Greengate Street, Salter Street, Crabbery Street and Princes Street. Pick up an entry form in any of the participating stores and return it to the post-box by the Lottery Kiosk in the Guildhall Shopping Centre. Alternatively you can email your answers to us at info@guildhallstafford.com. Our 3 winners will be notified by 5th April and will win some great chocolatey Easter prizes.

Terms & Conditions

1. One entry per household
2. Management decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.








31 May 2013 09:00 - 01 June 2013 17:30

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Style & Shop at the Guildhall Shopping Centre

Move over Gok Wan, the Guildhall Shopping Centre's style experts will be offering free fashion tips and advice at the exclusive "Style & Shop" event on Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June.

Meet our style guru, colour technician, make-up and hair stylists and get inspirational advice on colour and style that will be tailor-made for each customer. If you feel indecisive, nervous or reluctant to shop and unsure as to what style and colours suit you, then this opportunity to speak to experts is just what you need.

Each consultation will leave the shopper with a personalised plan of their colour or style palette and there will be the opportunity to have a free mini make-up makeover to demonstrate how important it can be to choose colours and styles that suit an individual's skin tone and body shape.

Working with the major stores in the Guildhall including TopShop, River Island, Wallis, Roman, Store Twenty One and Evans, our experts will give presentations to explain how to select outfits that flatter and how to accessorize a look to take it from daywear to glitzy nightwear, as well as incorporating style and comfort.

Signal 107 will be supporting us on both days with live radio roadshows. Come down and meet the presenters and be in with a chance of winning spot-prizes in our fun competitions. There will be music and free giveaways throughout the event including over £900 worth of vouchers for Go Ape – the amazing adventure days out at Cannock Chase which has something for the whole family with amazing views, lush forest, tree-top high wires, crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires. They also offer the chance to get off the beaten track and enjoy the latest forest adventure with the Go Ape Forest Segway – an epic new experience with a down to earth twist. There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy, including mountain biking and a large children’s play area. If you would like to try your hand on a Segway, you can do so for free by coming along to the Guildhall Shopping Centre.

Our sponsor for the event is the Big Local App Stafford, the new community mobile app that provides a one-stop shop for all your needs in and around Stafford. Free to download from the iPhone store and Google Play, the app essentially brings together local news, information and businesses, accessed whilst on the move. Information from local BBC news, Council information, Tourist attractions, Sport and Leisure, Education information, Cinema and Arts as well as a business directory can all be found on the app, making it a must have app for the community.

It’s a great way for local businesses to promote themselves by owning a “mini” app within the Big Local App and keep information fresh and up-to-date on a regular basis. Guildhall, Couture, Tenpin, Stafford Lancers and Mela Lounge are featured on the app, where you will find some amazing promotions.

Make sure you come to the Guildhall and meet up with our friendly BLA mascot – he is looking forward to meeting you.








19 August 2013 10:30

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Chinese Mask & Lantern Making (Children's Fun Week)
The Guildhall's popular Children's Fun Week is returning this year to help mums and dads keep the children entertained.
Three Chinese Mask and Lantern making workshops will take place on Monday 19th August at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Each workshop lasts 1 hour and all the materials to take part will be provided.
Suitable for children aged between 4 and 11 - it is advisable to book in advance by calling Anne or Lindsey on 01785 223107







20 August 2013 10:30

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Pirates - Design a Treasure Chest (Children's Fun Week)
The Guildhall's popular Children's Fun Week is returning this year to help mums and dads keep the children entertained.
Three design a treasure chest workshops will take place on Tuesday 20th August at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Each workshop lasts 1 hour and all the materials to take part will be provided.
Suitable for children aged between 4 and 11 - it is advisable to book in advance by calling Anne or Lindsey on 01785 223107







21 August 2013 10:30

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Punch and Judy (Children's Fun Week)
The Guildhall's popular Children's Fun Week is returning this year to help mums and dads keep the children entertained.
Three Punch and Judy performances will take place on Wednesday 21st August at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
Suitable for children aged between 4 and 11 - it is advisable to book in advance by calling Anne or Lindsey on 01785 223107







22 August 2013 10:30

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Balloon modelling (Children's Fun Week)
The Guildhall's popular Children's Fun Week is returning this year to help mums and dads keep the children entertained.
Balloon Modelling workshops will take place on Thursday 22nd August at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Each workshop lasts 1 hour and all the materials to take part will be provided.
Suitable for children aged between 4 and 11 - it is advisable to book in advance by calling Anne or Lindsey on 01785 223107







23 August 2013 10:30

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Magic Workshop (Children's Fun Week)
The Guildhall's popular Children's Fun Week is returning this year to help mums and dads keep the children entertained.
Magic workshops will take place on Friday 23rd August at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Each workshop lasts 1 hour and all the materials to take part will be provided.
Suitable for children aged between 4 and 11 - it is advisable to book in advance by calling Anne or Lindsey on 01785 223107







06 September 2013 00:00

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Santa's Christmas Parade

Stafford Christmas Lights Switch-on - Saturday 23rd November

Probably the most spectacular Christmas Light Switch-on Event in Staffordshire with a full day of entertainment and fun for all the family. The day starts at 11.00am with the popular Father Christmas Parade when Santa arrives in town with his real live reindeer and a carnival procession with marching bands, dressed floats, costume characters and much, much more.

Following the parade the activities focus on Market Square where a 40ft stage and big screen are erected. Singing, dancing, competitions and demonstrations take place between 12.30pm and 4.30pm when the excitement starts to build for the big switch-on.

At 5.00pm the Christmas Lights are turned on and this is followed by a spectacular firework display launched from the roof of the Guildhall Shopping Centre. As this is a totally free event, it is extremely popular, so visitors are advised to arrive early (and please leave pushchairs and buggies at home!!)

Featuring in this year’s Father Christmas Parade are:

Apus’ Birds

These fantastical giant birds with their stunning fanned tails entertain and inspire audiences. Accompanied by Major Apus, the jungle explorer, they are a real treat for children and families. Since his honourable discharge from the army Major Apus has been exploring deepest darkest Africa, he specialises in large unusual creatures, showing off his latest find, two giant albino peacocks.

He is quite a big softy and rather than kill and stuff his prizes he shows them off and encourages conservation. He traded his blunder bus for a giant net, he says, "It creates a lot less mess, don't you know, what!". Although he is a seasoned explorer, he did get lost once in Kew Gardens!

The Birds are animated by sound effects reminiscent of a rare species from the tropical rain forest. From a distance, the Birds are impressive and magnificent, and close up, their detail is dazzling.

 

Hark

With neon halos, silly trumpets, amazing sound effects and accompanied by beautiful ambient music these amazing angels are a sight to behold! Their movement is quite stunning and you can see them glide their way around our parade route – almost as if they are floating on air!








28 September 2013 11:00 - 15:00

Guildhall Stafford

Fashion & Business Showcase

GUILDHALL SEEKS MODELS FOR ITS FASHION SHOWCASE

The Guildhall Shopping Centre has announced a new and exciting event coming to its malls in September. Working in collaboration with Stafford College and Town Centre businesses, the Fashion and Business Showcase will take place on Saturday 28th September.

Fashion shows will take place each hour from 11am to 3pm and will showcase the latest Autumn/Winter collections from Guildhall fashion retailers, such as Wallis, River Island, Roman, Evans and Store Twenty One, as well as town centre stores such as Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Saffron Lingerie as well as the Tu range from Sainsburys. Stafford College's Foundation Degree Fashion students and the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma students are working with the Guildhall to put together the choreography and styling and students on the dance course are working on some dance routines for between the shows. Stafford's own radio station Stafford FM will be hosting the event providing music, chat and plenty of competitions and give-aways during the day.

The Guildhall are currently seeking models to take part in the catwalk shows and Marketing Manager, Anne Graham said "We have the basis of a fantastic event but we are now seeking male and female models to take part in our fashion shows. We are running a competition to find members of the public who would like to be a model for the day and anyone chosen to take part will receive £50 of shopping vouchers to put towards the outfit of their choice. Applicants do not need to have any modelling experience but they must be prepared to work hard and take part in our catwalk shows. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and must be available to attend for a rehearsal during week commencing 23rd September. Entry forms are available on the malls of the Guildhall or can be downloaded from our website and must be submitted with a photograph by 31st August 2013".

In addition to the fashion shows, businesses belonging to the Stafford Town Centre Partnership have been invited to have pop-up stands in the Guildhall for the day. A wide variety of businesses including restaurants, solicitors, music, food and fashion will be exhibiting their products and services and offering the opportunity for customers to meet them in a convenient town centre location.

Richard Ralph, Associate Director at DTZ who manage the shopping centre said "This is a new event for the Guildhall and one that shows us fully engaging with the rest of the Town Centre. The tough economic times mean that it is vital that businesses work together to promote the town centre and the Stafford Town Centre Partnership has held many successful events to ensure Stafford remains a vibrant town that customers enjoy. We hope that, if successful, the Fashion and Business Showcase will be a permanent feature in Stafford's calendar of events".

Download an entry form here



Events    |   @ Guildhall Stafford





14 November 2013 09:00

Market Square, Stafford

International Market
The Guildhall Shopping Centre will be hosting an International Market from Thursday 14th November to Saturday 16th November (inclusive). With stalls selling everything from german sausages, cheese and olives through to Bavarian Crafts and Hungarian wood items, this will be a market with a difference.







23 November 2013 11:00

Stafford Town Centre

Santa's Christmas Parade

Stafford Christmas Lights Switch-on - Saturday 23rd November

Probably the most spectacular Christmas Light Switch-on Event in Staffordshire with a full day of entertainment and fun for all the family. The day starts at 11.00am with the popular Father Christmas Parade when Santa arrives in town with his real live reindeer and a carnival procession with marching bands, dressed floats, costume characters and much, much more.

Following the parade the activities focus on Market Square where a 40ft stage and big screen are erected. Singing, dancing, competitions and demonstrations take place between 12.30pm and 4.30pm when the excitement starts to build for the big switch-on.

At 5.00pm the Christmas Lights are turned on and this is followed by a spectacular firework display launched from the roof of the Guildhall Shopping Centre. As this is a totally free event, it is extremely popular, so visitors are advised to arrive early (and please leave pushchairs and buggies at home!!)

Featuring in this year’s Father Christmas Parade are:

Apus’ Birds

These fantastical giant birds with their stunning fanned tails entertain and inspire audiences. Accompanied by Major Apus, the jungle explorer, they are a real treat for children and families. Since his honourable discharge from the army Major Apus has been exploring deepest darkest Africa, he specialises in large unusual creatures, showing off his latest find, two giant albino peacocks.

He is quite a big softy and rather than kill and stuff his prizes he shows them off and encourages conservation. He traded his blunder bus for a giant net, he says, "It creates a lot less mess, don't you know, what!". Although he is a seasoned explorer, he did get lost once in Kew Gardens!

The Birds are animated by sound effects reminiscent of a rare species from the tropical rain forest. From a distance, the Birds are impressive and magnificent, and close up, their detail is dazzling.

Hark

With neon halos, silly trumpets, amazing sound effects and accompanied by beautiful ambient music these amazing angels are a sight to behold! Their movement is quite stunning and you can see them glide their way around our parade route – almost as if they are floating on air!

 

 

 



Events    |   @ Stafford Town Centre





30 November 2013 11:00

Guildhall Shopping Centre

A Dickensian Christmas Ding Dong
Times: 11.00am and 2.00pm

Pushing a giant old-fashioned pram, decked in holly and ivy with angels on trombones and cherubs on trumpets, the Jelly Roller will toast in the bleak mid-winter with his roaring renditions of your favourite old winter chestnuts. A virtuoso strolling musical performance to thaw the ice in Scrooge’s heart. Knees Up Ebeneezer, it’s time to tango Tiny Tim!







07 December 2013 09:30 - 16:00

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Snowglobe is coming to the Guildhall
For a fabulous Christmas family photo, a special gift or just for fun, visit the Snowglobe at the Guildhall Shopping Centre on Saturday 7th December.  Everyone knows what a snowglobe is!  It's the festive snow scene encapsulated within a plastic ball - shake it and the snow swirls around!  Now imagine this on a giant scale.  Climb inside the ball, complete with swirling snow and have your photograph taken.  Up to 6 people fit into the ball at one time.  Great fun, really unusual and something not to be missed. 







07 December 2013 11:00

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Price Check – A Christmas Special
Times: 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm

Decked in their tinsel with instore festive muzak, these checkout girls are on a Christmas special that will have you in fits of laughter.







14 December 2013 11:00

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Sparky the Sparkling Robot
Times: 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm

Meet Sparky, the ultimate giant version of your favourite toy.  He chatters endlessly in his friendly robot voice, plays music, squirts water, nods, shakes hands, dances and twirls.  Sparky combines state of the art digital technology with an intriguing mix of recycled parts – come along and check him out!







22 December 2013 11:00

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Victorian Carol Singers
Join in with our Victorian Singers and enjoy some tradition Christmas carols.







18 January 2014 09:00 - 16:30

Guildhall Shopping Centre

It's A Wonderful Life - Stafford Gang Show

The Stafford District Scouts will be promoting their bi-annual Gang Show at the Guildhall Shopping Centre on Saturday 18th January.  

The show will take place at the Blessed William Howard Catholic High School in Stafford between 18th and 22nd February and tickets cost just £8.50 (Concessions £6.50).

Members in the show, who range from the age of 6, include Beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers and leaders,  Everybody has been working very hard since October last year to learn new songs, dance steps and sketches.  There are 80 cast members, the largest cast ever to perform and it will be a fun evening for all the family to see.

 

Show your support.  Pop down to the Guildhall on Saturday 18th January and buy your tickets.








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