Published 9 January 2012
What's On @ The Trafford Centre Jan/Feb 2012
The Trafford Centre's year-round calendar of events continues with January and February's round-up, from Star Wars fun at Half-Term, through to Beauty Magic and Chinese New Year - there's always something happening...
The Trafford Centre Tea Dance 4pm - 6.30pm
Join us for our regular weekly tea dances with Greg Francis and his band. Complimentary tea and coffee, complimentary cloakroom a free prize raffle for a box of chocolates provided by Thornton’s.
Please note there will be no Tea Dance on Tuesday 14 & Tuesday 21 February
The Trafford Centre Mall Walk
Meet at the Customer Service Desk in the Main Dome every Wednesday at 9.45am
Our free mall walk is a short brisk 30-40 minute walk, with trained leaders taking you round the whole Centre.
First weekend of every month - Young Driver launches on the Overflow Car Park
Then it’s the first weekend of every month!
Aged between 11-17 years old? Want to learn how to drive? Then let one of the fully qualified ADI driving instructors teach you how. For more information visit traffordcentre.co.uk
The Photo Lounge – Lower Peel Avenue every Thursday
Ever fancied your own photo shoot? With qualified make over artists state of the art photo technology and the best in fashion styling. The Photo Lounge will transform you; prepare yourself to look amazing.
Wednesday 11 January - Are You Protecting Your Health This Winter? On Lower Peel Avenue
This winter find out how you can protect yourself by coming along for expect advice where a nurse from the British Lung Foundation will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have.
Sunday 22nd January – Chinese New Year Celebrations on The Orient Main Stage 1pm – 4pm
Come and celebrate the 2012 Year of the Dragon on The Orient Main Stage.
Together we’ll celebrate Chinese New Year, featuring internationally acclaimed acrobat troupes from Chengdu, China, world class Chinese acrobatics, juggling, contortion acts plus many more.
This colourful show is packed full of fun and excitement, it is the perfect entertainment for the whole family!
Visit The Bandstand where you can find out your Chinese zodiac sign and see which lucky animal represents your birth year plus a great collection of colourful arts and crafts, perfect for gifts with a little bit of good fortune.
Beauty Magic at The Trafford Centre
Monday 30 January-Sunday 5 February – Please see website for times.
It’s time for a post-party season makeup boost and our free week-long beauty magic extravaganza has everything you need for your beauty bag of tricks. While you’re topping up, take lessons in tips and trickery from our top high street and designer brands as they work wonders for your skin with free demonstrations all week.
Want to channel the trend for smokey eye makeup? Wish you could create the ultimate age-defying illusion? Learn how, with the cream of our skincare and beauty brand experts over seven spellbinding days. From free samples to free makeovers, treatments and special offers it’s a week of pure beauty magic!
For up to date details go to www.traffordcentre.co.uk/beautymagic
Sunday 12 February – I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge – The Orient 10am - 4pm
I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge will be a fun packed day in The Orient. Children’s author and poet, Pauline Stewart, will be bringing poetry to life in fun child-friendly sessions. Children (and parents) will be able to take part in interactive dramatic play sessions with Debutots, that encourage imaginations to soar and communication skills grow. Other highlights include goody bags, free face painting, a magician and the chance to meet Humf, the furry purple cuddly thing from Nick Jr.
February Half Term
Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 February 11am – 4pm
Join the team from LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre as they host a LEGO® Star Wars™ themed activity on the Bandstand. Look at for a LEGO Captain Rex watching over you as you build!
Wednesday 15 February: Show Times 12noon, 1.30pm & 3pm
Join Jedi Moss, a descendant of the Skywalker Solo legacy and part of the Rebel Alliance along with 2 of his Jedi companions on the Main Stage for an exciting show. that offers all you need to know to transcend from being a young Padawan learner to a fully-fledged Jedi Knight. Be prepared for lots of action and a chance to join in the fun!
Thursday 16 February – Darth Vader’s Mask Making Workshop 11am – 4pm
Visit the bandstand to make your very own Darth Vader Mask in our Star Wars Workshop
Friday 17 February – Luke Skywalkers Lightsaber Workshop 11am – 4pm
Every Star Wars fan knows the lightsaber is the signature weapon of the Jedi order. So come along and get creative on the bandstand, let your imagination run wild in our lightsabre making workshop.
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 February – 99th Garrison on The Bandstand, The Orient
Meet characters from the Empire and have your photo taken. Members of the 99th Garrison - Star Wars costuming group will be searching The Trafford Centre for Rebels - so bring your camera!
11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 January - The Caravan & Motorhome Show
The North’s favourite outdoor leisure show is the perfect place to kick-start your outdoor adventures. Over 200 top brand companies will display a great selection of caravans, motorhomes, holiday homes, awnings and accessories.
Free entry for kids www.caravanshows.com
Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 January - Destinations
Do you love discovering new cultures, indulging in unfamiliar foods and learning about different countries? Destinations will provide you with fresh ideas and information from hundreds of exhibitors to guide you to the holiday of a lifetime. www.destinationsshow.com
Sunday 5 February - Antique & Collectors Fair
Up to 700 stalls selling thousands of large and small items ranging from porcelain, china, glassware, gold, silver, Vintage and Retro through to stamps, coins, postcards, furniture and much more. www.dualco.co.uk
Thursday 9 - Saturday11 February - The Creative Crafts Show
The Creative Crafts Show is the perfect place to stock up on craft supplies. Learn a new craft or simply be inspired! With stands, features & demonstrations there is plenty to see and do for all ages & levels of ability. www.sccshows.co.uk
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 February - Asian Bridal & Lifestyle Show
The UK’s largest wedding and fashion exhibition, bringing together over 200 exhibitors from across the globe showcasing the best of Asian culture, style and wedding service providers. www.asianlifestyleexhibition.com
Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 February - Skills North West
The region’s largest skills and training event established to inspire young people from schools, colleges and community groups about their future careers and opportunities.
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