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‘Must-have’ Pastel Pieces for Spring/Summer

With that warm winter wardrobe hung up and folded away for another year, it’s time to look forward to a palette that is lighter, more comforting, and symbolic of the optimism of spring. Pastels are back, with last year’s catwalks awash with tones of tranquillity and connotations of wellness and self-care; and collections full of mint, lemon and peach looking as beautiful as they sound delicious.

Here are our top picks of the must-have pastel pieces you need in your wardrobe this season.

 

Orange Gingham Square Neck Midi Dress

Newlook

Dress dreamy in this orange gingham midi. This the perfect midi dress to take you from day to night, just switch out your sandals for a block heel and you’re ready for cocktail hour.

 

Blue Pintuck Zip Up Cropped Hoodie

Primark

We’re loving the clash of the casual and the classy, with influencers taking the humble tracksuit to new levels with monotone pastel sets paired with statement gold jewellery and sunglasses.

 

 

Pink Ombré Oversized T-Shirt

New Look

Festival season is just around the corner, so what better reason to rock the washed-out tie-dye tones with a fit that’s both comfortable and comforting.

 

Green long sleeve frill hem mini dress

River Island

From beaches to barbecues to beer gardens, out-out means outdoors this summer. The perfect dress fits any occasion – it’s easy to wear, and accessorises up or down wherever you’re going (or whatever the weather.)

 

Purple high rise skinny jeans 

River Island

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to switch out those classic blue jeans for something fresh. We’ll be adding these lilac high rise skinny jeans from River Island straight into our basket.

 

 

Mint Twist Handle Crossbody Bag

Primark

Not quite ready to embrace the head to toe pastel look? Instead, opt for a pop of pastel with this mint crossbody bag from Primark.

A rockin’ day with All Star Rock School

We had a rockin’ day at Lion Walk on 22nd February with All Star Rock School!

Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House Valentines Competition T&C’s 2020

  • One entry per person
  • All entries to be submitted via Facebook
  • No responsibility will be accepted for entries that are illegible, delayed or damaged electronically or online during the promotion.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • Automated/bulk entries and entries from third parties will be disqualified.
  • Winner details will be announced on Lion Walk Shopping Centre Facebook page.
  • Entries from people using multiple email addresses will be disqualified.
  • The winning entries will be drawn shortly after the closing time/ date.
  • Prizes are as stated, are not transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  • Entries to all free prize draws must be received as stated by the closing date specified.
  • If you are a winner, you must claim your prize within 28 days of being notified. We will contact you twice using the details you have supplied to us and if you have not responded within 28 days of our first contact, the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • Entries that are not submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions will be disqualified.
  • Lion Walk Shopping Centre does not take responsibility for any prizes damaged in transit or collection.
  • Winner must present valid ID to receive the prize
  • Entries submitted after 12pm on 14th February 2020 will not be valid
  • Voucher includes afternoon tea for 2 guests only
  • Any other drinks not included in afternoon tea will be charged as extra
  • Cannot be used on specific dates throughout the year, subject to availability, exclusions apply.
  • Voucher must be shown on time of arrival
  • Afternoon Tea for 2 must be pre-booked
  • Available Wednesday-Sunday

Back to School Supplies

 

 

The summer holidays are almost over so now’s the time to get ‘back to school’ ready. Lion Walk retailers* have been busy filling their shelves with fun and inspiring items that will have your children skipping back to class, here’s a small sneak peek of what you might find:

 

WHSmith
Doughnut Print Clear Chunky Pencil Case – £8.99
A snazzy new pencil case is an essential back to school item and WH Smiths at Lion Walk has plenty to choose from. This bright and fun donut print case will sweeten school days.

 

WHSmith
Games Controller Black Neoprene Pencil Case – £5.99
WH Smiths also have this games controller design bound to be a real hit with gaming fans.

 

 

 

New Look
Black Nylon and Leather-Look Backpack – £19.99

A new school year calls for a new school bag and this black nylon and leather-look backpack is perfect for older ch

 

 

 

 

Primark
Harry Potter Hufflepuff Notebook – £3.00
Harry Potter Gryffindor Notebook – £3.00

Whether it’s a magic spell or spelling test, Primark’s Harry Potter notebooks are perfect for taking down information that really matters.

 

 

 

Clintons
Marvel Thor – Tritan Bottle – £7.00
Mary Poppins Large Water Bottle – £8

Learning is thirsty work so keep your kids hydrated every day with a fun, re-usable water bottle. Clintons have a great selection featuring handy flip top lids and everybody’s favourite characters.

 

 

EE Kitsound Metro Wireless Headphones – £24.99

These Kitsound Metro wireless headphones are perfect for journeys to and from school. Whether practicing their foreign language skills or listening to their favourite tunes, school days will sound simply awesome!

 

 

 

* All items are subject to availability at Lion Walk Shopping Centre

Bank Holiday Weekender

Colchester’s music scene is buzzing and we want to showcase some of the best talent around! Join us over the bank holiday weekend for free live music at the Summer Drinks Terrace.

THE LINE UP

Friday 28th August 
Live set from Gabriela Eva, with special guests Hung Velvet and Sheikha Ziza. Get ready for the weekend with some alternative soul / nu-jazz / funk. 6pm til late.

Saturday 29th August

Actual Radio DAB takeover – live ‘ON AIR’ pre-launch for Colchester’s newest and only digital radio station. Competitions, cocktails, dancers and a whole lot more!

Monday 31st August
Live set from DJ  Odgee Poore
Mahoosive 9 hour back-to-back Ibiza themed house music. Good vibes, chilled out melodic and nu: school house – 130bpm is the way to go this bank holiday Monday! 12pm til late.

Summer Drinks Terrace is open all day everyday, serving you the best lagers, ciders, cocktails, prosecco and more! Sit back with a refreshing drink and soak up the holiday vibes.

Remember to stay safe and boogie the last of the summer days away!

Beach Bag Ready Competition

WIN a fantastic bundle of goodies to get you BEACH BAG READY!

Visit our Facebook page here to enter.

Terms and Conditions

  • One entry per person.
  • All entries to be submitted via Facebook.
  • No responsibility will be accepted for entries that are illegible, delayed or damaged electronically or online during the promotion.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • Automated/bulk entries and entries from third parties will be disqualified.
  • Winner details will be announced on Lion Walk Shopping Centre Facebook page.
  • Entries from people using multiple email addresses will be disqualified.
  • The winning entries will be drawn shortly after the closing time/ date.
  • Prizes are as stated, are not transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  • Entries to all free prize draws must be received as stated by the closing date specified.
  • If you are a winner, you must claim your prize within one week of being notified. We will contact you twice using the details you have supplied to us and if you have not responded within one week of our first contact, the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • Entries that are not submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions will be disqualified.
  • Lion Walk Shopping Centre does not take responsibility for any prizes damaged in transit or collection.
  • By entering this competition you are agreeing to have your photograph taken for media purposes.
  • Competition closes on Monday 30 July at 2pm. Anyone who enters after this time and date won’t be entered into the competition.
  • Entries from Lion Walk Shopping Centre staff are not valid.

Beehive Event Facebook Competition

 

 

 

Win a fantastic bundle of honey related goodies from Holland and Barratt, Boots, The Body Shop and Primark.

Visit our Facebook page here to enter.

Terms and Conditions

  • One entry per person.
  • All entries to be submitted via Facebook.
  • No responsibility will be accepted for entries that are illegible, delayed or damaged electronically or online during the promotion.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • Automated/bulk entries and entries from third parties will be disqualified.
  • Winner details will be announced on Lion Walk Shopping Centre Facebook page.
  • Entries from people using multiple email addresses will be disqualified.
  • The winning entries will be drawn shortly after the closing time/ date.
  • Prizes are as stated, are not transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  • Entries to all free prize draws must be received as stated by the closing date specified.
  • If you are a winner, you must claim your prize within one week of being notified. We will contact you twice using the details you have supplied to us and if you have not responded within one week of our first contact, the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by t hese terms and conditions.
  • Entries that are not submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions will be disqualified.
  • Lion Walk Shopping Centre does not take responsibility for any prizes damaged in transit or collection.
  • The prize must be picked up by the winner, photo ID will be needed.
  • By entering this competition you are agreeing to have your photograph taken for media purposes.

Busy Bees And Friends

Come down to Lion Walk Shopping Centre for our busy bees and friends event.

From Thursday 31st May – Saturday 2nd June from 11am – 4pm.

We will have craft events, book readings, wildlife experts and a fantastic trail to complete.

See you there!

Celebrate Bike Week With Us!

Bike week is coming!

Celebrate everything that is great about cycling from 8-16 June.

Bike Week is a great opportunity to celebrate the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling.

To find out more, visit www.bikeweek.org.uk

Christmas at Lion Walk – Watch our Video!

Welcome to Christmas at Lion Walk.
From independent boutiques and coffee shops to some of the best national retailers available, we have all you need for the best Christmas presents and wonderful winter days out.
Can you spot yourself at our Christmas Light Switch On?!

Christmas Lights Switch On

Tis’ our favourite time of the year! Join us at Lion Walk on the 17th November 2021 for a festive evening of magic and joy. Whether you’re bringing the whole family along or it’s just another excuse to get the gang back together, get ready to celebrate this Christmas in style. From a magical Father Christmas show to an incredible fireworks extravaganza, you won’t want to miss this one! Events begin at 4pm until 11pm. 

What can you expect?

All day – 4pm until 11pm

Actual Radio with Pete Chapman, including Dom from Breakfast and Dave Gowland from Drivetime.

 

4:20pm until 4:50pm

Say hello to Father Christmas in the Magical Father Christmas show.

 

4:50pm until 5:50pm

All Star Rock School showcasing Colchester’s freshest talent singing live rock hits.

 

5:50pm until 6:50pm

Live music from Cushti covering your favourite chart anthems and their very own Christmas song.

 

6:50pm until 7:10pm

Live singing and stage production from Disney’s Elsa, Anna & Olaf.

 

7:10pm until 7:30pm

Live music from the Colchester Choir, Colchester Choral Society “The Colchester Singers”.

 

7:30pm until 7:45pm

Christmas panto special ‘Widow Twanky & Humphrey The Camel’ by Mercury Theatre.

 

7:45pm until 7:55pm

Christmas lights switch on and dynamic fireworks with Colchester Mayor, Robert Davidson, plus artists and guests.

 

7:55pm until 11pm

Dance DJ anthems with live percussion including saxophones and bongos.

Colchester Fringe Festival

Lion Walk has teamed up with Colchester’s Fringe Festival to host a variety of  entertainment this May Day. The event will be hosted by DJ, Ben Howard at Lion Walk’s Secret Garden!

Below you can find out more about the acts that will be performing on the day.

Movement Space Dance Company
We observe the potency of Greek God Dionysus, known as “liberator”, born from rain & earth. Followers who partake in their mysteries are known to become possessed and empowered. Themes of this piece include, unity, ecstasy, wild frenzy, community rituals, festival & wine. Join MOVEMENT SPACE tumbling into a Utopia, where an eclectic fusion of dance styles, coupled with storytelling presents a battle of desire, loss and highlights the strength of humanity. Music styles include drum & base, tribal, folk & pop. Expect a vivid show rich in skill and truth.

MOVEMENT SPACE Dance Company’s second piece sends us to a futuristic era. Tangled in the vines of mass-extinction, like a phoenix we watch performers rise from the ashes. Triumphantly basking in a new age where humanity has established harmony with Mother Earth. They dance till dawn. Music styles include house and pop-culture.
Bird Rave
Bird Rave brings together live artists Miss High Leg Kick, Abi Cunliffe, Steve Nice, Luciana Hutt and Reggie Roberts for a “dancefloor ornithology” performance inspired by our changing relationship with nature (and each other) in lockdown.

Bird Rave is also a celebration of rave music and the “freedom to dance” days of early rave, self-expression and group unity through dance. The raving birds you might see include Hooded Crow, Hummingbird, European Nightjar, Blue-backed Manakin, Arctic Tern, Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Tufted Titmouse and Penduline Tit. Plumages by Darren Evans.

The acts will be performing from 12pm to 4.30pm.You can find out more about the performers here!

Rosalind Harris
https://www.facebook.com/RosalindHarniessMusic

Polly Haynes
https://www.facebook.com/pollyhaynesuk/

Blooms
https://www.facebook.com/bloomsbanduk

Colchester to Ukraine: Humanitarian Aid

In light of the recent events in Ukraine, on behalf of World Food Aid, Lion Walk Shopping Centre has one mission: To urgently deliver 100% non for profit humanitarian aid directly from Colchester to Ukraine.
“Ukraine Humanitarian Aid – Direct from Colchester to Ukraine” Our aim is to send one artic lorry per week of essential aid, that is within the requests of Ukraine to neighbouring countries. Withstanding, multiple governments advice and support of efficient and essential aid delivery. We have phenomenal backing based entirely from the local community, including a host of local charities and organisations. Notably Lion Walk Shopping Centre, The George Hotel, Surya Foods, World Food Aid, Community 360, Colchester Foodbank, Colchester Borough Council, Colchester Rotary Club, Colchester Food Bank, Anti Loo Roll Brigade, Colchester Community Facebook group and many others.
Research shows items required include; “blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, bed linen, tents, first aid kits, bandages, painkillers, nappies, toiletries, torches with batteries, toothbrushes, toothpaste and toys.” This list will be explored, and updated, in real time with major organisations advice to the donating public. We will have the infrastructure in place to receive donations from the public at Colchester’s Lion Walk Shopping Centre, but also to purchase and/or produce bulk pallets of necessary food and nonfood items at discount/cost/production price.
Every penny raised will support the door-to-door the procurement, production, and delivery of this essential aid from the community of Colchester.
Donate HERE
Watch the full video HERE

COVID 19 Update

Covid-19 Update
As of Tuesday 30th November, it will be mandatory to wear a face covering in all our stores.

The health and safety of our customers and our employees is our priority at all times and we will continue to follow formal guidance provided by our local authorities. All of our retailers will be implementing their own health and safety processes and we encourage you to check their social media platforms for any changes to opening times. We will continue to update our website and social media with up to the minute information.

Discover Colchester: New Family Activity Books!

We’re proud to announce Lion Walk’s partnership with Will Quince MP and artist, Veronica de Vera, on a very exciting new project, Discover Colchester.

The community project has been created to bring joy and something to focus on during a period that has lead to much uncertainty and strain on many people’s lives.

Discover Colchester presents two wonderful activity books; a colouring book filled with ten beautiful illustrations of local landmarks, and an activity book comprised of a series of thought provoking questions.

As part of the experience, we have also launched six competition prize giveaways worth £50 each! To enter into the competition, all you need to do is submit you work to discovercolchester@lionwalk.co.uk.                                                                                               Competition closes on April 9th.

The project has been created for everyone to enjoy so if you or your children are interested and want to learn more about Colchester’s landmarks and the history behind them download them here:

Discover Colchester Activity Book
Discover Colchester Colouring Book

The activity books will also be sent to all local primary schools, for those without printing facilities at home, and hard copies will be made available free of charge from Boots store, located on Lion Walk, in Colchester town (special thanks to Purav Patel – Store Manager). These should obviously only be collected as part of an essential shopping trip, due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

We hope you have fun and good luck!

Early Closing

Due to bad weather conditions, some stores have not been able to open or will be closing early today. Please check the store you wish to visit for opening times.

Easter Gift Guide

 

It’s time to hop to it and burrow into Lion Walk’s egg-cellent Easter gift guide, bursting with Easter treats that will last much longer than the season and keep your loved ones busy over the holidays.

 

Minnie’s Boutique

Lovely Easter pastels. Shop the just landed Blue Knitted Heart Top as seen on the gorgeous Billie Faiers (£30.00).

 

Paul James Hairdressing

Treat him to a fresh spring trim from Paul James Hairdressing, with prices starting from as little as £13.00! (£13.00 – £24.00).

Primark

We all know the most important date to keep in our diaries this spring… treat the biggest Game of Thrones fan you know to these impressive mugs from Primark, there’s always time for tea (£5.00 each).

 

Clintons

The easiest way to send Easter wishes is with a thoughtful card. This set of 6 adorable chick and bunny fluffy Easter cards will warm your loved ones’ hearts (£3.00).

 

The Lion Café, Bar & Bistro

Enjoying a spring stroll? Treat your friends and family to a coffee in The Lion Café, Bar & Bistro, a favourite rest stop for Lion Walk shoppers.

 

River Island

Step into warmer weather, lighter nights and beautiful footwear. She’ll love these Navy Stripe Bow Sliders from River Island (£35.00)!

 

The Body Shop

Say ‘thanks, honey’ with the kindest of gift bags including products designed for dry and sensitive skin. Tucked up in this beauty bag is The Body Shop gentle almond milk and honey shower gel, body butter and hand cream, both enriched with organic almond milk from Spain (£12.00).

 

Thorntons

Thorntons has been producing incredible chocolate Easter Eggs for almost 100 years, which is why Easter isn’t Easter without Thorntons! With something for everyone, you are sure to find the perfect egg for your loved ones.

 

WH Smith

The perfect book to take along with you on your Easter adventures, this stylish Zoella paperback notebook is perfect for jotting down dreams, ideas and favourite memories (£6.49).

 

New Look

Nothing says ‘Hello Easter’ like fresh florals. This pink milkmaid dress is perfect for spoiling your special lady, just add afternoon tea and some spring sunshine for the perfect day-date (£27.99).

 

Topman

Put a spring in his step with the tan premium soft suede upper loafers with gold snaffle detail from Topman! He’ll be looking suave for the Easter celebrations (£65.00).

 

Holland & Barrett

Each of these cute chocolate bars are perfectly made for vegan families, from Moo Free’s multi-award winning dairy free rice milk chocolate! They taste just like a delicious quality milk chocolate (£0.99).

 

Dear Grace

How beautiful are these Gold Spot Wooden Eggs from Dear Grace? They make the perfect Easter gift for a loved one (£7.50).

 

GAME

With over 1200 beads, 4 design cards, bead storage and a bead tray, the Ezee Beads 3D animal’s game is sure to get the kids creative spirit going in the Easter holidays (£18.06).

 

So, whilst the flowers are blooming, the eggs are hidden and the smell of sweet treats are in the air, these gifts can make Easter super special. Manage to pick up any of these goodies? Let us know on our social media!

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Eat Out To Help Out

Throughout August, there’s even more reasons to visit Lion Walk.

Muffin Break are taking part in the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme – so you can enjoy 50% of food and drink ever Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. As many times as you like!

That’s lunch sorted.