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Stylish tips for summer at The Beacon

Fashion models hit the cat-walk and shopping malls for a special free one-day event, Sun, Sea and Style, at The Beacon on Saturday.

Shoppers were given a taste of what’s going to be big this summer as they watched four fashion shows that were held in the Centre.

Crowds gathered to watch flash mobs of professional models and dancers strutt their stuff in the newly extended, rebranded Centre.

As well as the chance to see all the latest styles for men, women and children there were lots of fun ideas for all the latest looks. Stand-alone beauty counters in the Centre meant customers could try out the latest headline products and there were fantastic discounts for one day only!

Centre Manager Bill Plumridge said: “We had a great response to this free event that gave everyone a chance to see what’s on offer in our stores this summer. We’ve had some great feedback and our customers really enjoyed the chance to relax and enjoy a memorable day.”

Shoppers took the  opportunity to catch up with all the new names that have opened so far in the extended Centre – H & M, Next, FatFace, Paperchase, New Look, Flying Tiger, Jack Wills, Schuh, Nando’s, JoJo Maman Bébé and Lovisa. Cineworld is due to open in the summer and further signings are expected to be announced soon.

The 170,000 sq ft extension to The Beacon is being funded by owners Legal & General.

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Smartphone and tablet accessory store Baseus to open in The Beacon

Leading phone and tablet accessory store Baseus is the latest signing to be announced for The Beacon.

The brand, which has more than 600 stores across 180 countries, sells a range of accessories from fashion flip cases to Apple watch straps, phone chargers and mounts.

The new store will be in the unit next to Starbucks by the West entrance with shopfitting due to start shortly. An opening date is expected to be announced soon.

Bill Plumridge, manager of The Beacon, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to announce that Baseus is to open in The Beacon. Its a premium brand with a reputation for innovation so it will be a great new name for the Centre and Eastbourne.

Matt Davies, from Baseus, said: “This is a really exciting time for Eastbourne and we are delighted to be part of the town’s extraordinary transition.  We are looking forward to bringing our extensive range of technological accessories to the local people and to provide a shopping experience like no other. “

The Beacon has seen the construction of an £85 million extension funded by Legal & General that is due to be completed this summer.

Baseus joins a list of impressive names that have recently opened in Centre with a state-of-the-art eight screen Cineworld due to open on July 12.

New stores that have opened are: H & M, Next, FatFace, Paperchase, Jack Wills, Schuh, JoJo Maman Bébé, Flying Tiger, New Look and Nandos.

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Worldwide fashion jewellery brand Lovisa to open in The Beacon

Worldwide fashion jewellery brand Lovisa is opening in The Beacon this month!

The Australian-based brand is the latest signing for the new mall of the £85 million shopping centre extension in Eastbourne.

Launched in 2010, Lovisa now has more than 300 stores in 14 countries across the world. The brand takes inspiration from couture runways and current street style to deliver new, on trend, must-have styles to its customers at reasonable prices.

Fitting out is now well underway for the new store with an opening date due mid-May.

Andrew Rice, Fund Manager at Legal & General, said: “Lovisa is a great signing for The Beacon and we are thrilled to welcome such an inspirational brand to Eastbourne. It joins an impressive line up of stores in the extension and the good news is that we will be announcing more signings very soon.”

Lovisa, that delivers 150 new styles to its stores every week, prides itself on bringing affordable jewellery and accessories to customers and giving expert advice on current trends, styling techniques and personalised tips to customers.

James Shepherd, Executive Vice President at Lovisa, said: “We are very excited to be opening a new store at The Beacon. Bringing on-trend jewellery at affordable prices for any occasion every day.”

Lovisa joins H & M, Next, FatFace, Paperchase, New Look, Flying Tiger, Jack Wills, Schuh, JoJo Maman Bébé and Nando’s in the 170,000 sq ft extension to The Beacon which is funded by owners Legal & General.

Cineworld is currently also fitting out with an opening date announced for July 12.

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– New Cineworld Eastbourne to open its doors on Friday 12th July 2019 –

– Cinema to open in extension to The Beacon, following relocation from Sovereign Harbour Retail Park – 

1st May 2019 – Cineworld, one of the UK’s leading cinema chains, has today announced that the exciting new look Cineworld Eastbourne will open on Friday 12th July 2019, relocating from its original site in Sovereign Harbour Retail Park.

The new cinema will feature eight state-of-the-art screens, two more screens than the current site, all with brand new seating and the latest in laser projector technology to show the latest Hollywood releases. Also new to the cinema will be a Baskin Robbins counter offering a wide selection of ice creams to suit all tastes. Cinema favourites from popcorn to Pick & Mix will also be available for movie fans to purchase. The cinema will open in time for the highly anticipated live action adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King.

John Glover, Cineworld Eastbourne General Manager, commented: “We are very excited about our new location in the heart of Eastbourne and can’t wait to open the doors to movie fans on Friday 12th July. With an exciting line-up of films this summer, we look forward to continuing to share our love of film with the local community.”

Bill Plumridge, Manager of The Beacon, said: “This is fantastic news for The Beacon and for Eastbourne. It will be a huge boost to the town’s night-time economy to have this state-of-the-art eight screen cinema open for business in just over two months’ time, ready for the school holidays. Everyone will be looking forward to the release of the Lion King.”

Cineworld Eastbourne is currently situated in the popular Sovereign Harbour complex and will officially close on Friday 12th July 2019, the same day as the new site welcomes in cinema-goers. The relocation to The Beacon Shopping Centre will bring the cinema into the heart of the town, and two additional screening rooms will offer the people of Eastbourne more opportunities to experience the latest and best films.

Cinema fans can take advantage of a range of offers at Cineworld Eastbourne including discounted Movies for Juniors screenings for just £2.50 on Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays, as well as the Cineworld family ticket and Student NUS discount. The cinema will also be available for private venue hire.

Cineworld customers can also enjoy watching as many films as they want, as many times as they want with an Unlimited Card for just £17.90 per month (or £20.40 for London West End cinemas). The Unlimited Card also allows members to enjoy 10% off cinema snacks and drinks, local offers at restaurants and shops, and advance preview screenings.

Follow @Cineworld and tweet using #CineworldEastbourne and for updates visit the Cineworld Eastbourne facebook page. For more information on Cineworld Cinemas, please visit: www.cineworld.com

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Jojo Maman Bébé Opening Party

Saturday 13th April

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Demelza Hospice Care for Children in East Sussex are holding a fundraising ‘Danceathon’ on Saturday 11th May 2019 in Eastbourne.

The event is being generously hosted by the Beacon shopping centre in Eastbourne.

Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions and their loved ones in East Sussex, so they can enjoy their time together as a family, for as long as they have. As a charity, we’re dependent on the generosity of our supporters to keep our services going.

The event on 11th May will run from 10.15am-4.30pm at the Beacon main square outside Boots.  Live performances will take place with the fantastic support of 6 local dance schools- Old Town Dance (http://www.oldtowndance.co.uk/about-us), Bede’s(http://www.bedes.org/prep-school/academic/department-pages/dance.aspx), Ratton Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA)https://www.rattonacademy.co.uk/, Diana Freedman’s school of Dance (https://alexfreedman.vpweb.co.uk/), Cherry Dance (https://www.cherry-dance.com/)

and Willingdon school of dancing (https://www.facebook.com/willingdondancingschool/).

Old Town Dance will open the event at 10.15 am.  The school’s teacher and event supporter Helen Burroughs said to Eastbourne Demelza volunteers that she ‘is delighted to support the event in aid of Demelza. We are a local school offering Ballet, as well as Modern and Tap classes from toddlers to adults’.  There will also be a vibrant performance on the day from RAPA dance students. Emma Cronk, RAPA’s Professional Dance Principal is committed to bringing out the best in her enthusiastic students, believing that all children have a talent.

For more information about Demelza Hospice Care for Children or to make a donation visit the website demelza.org.uk or email[email protected].

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The Beacon sponsors Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival for seventh year

The Beacon is tickled pink to be sponsoring Eastbourne’s Sunshine Carnival for the seventh year running.

“Colourful Eastbourne” will be the theme of this year’s carnival on Saturday May 25 at 2pm. Once again, the carnival procession will wind its way from the Western Lawns to Princes Park.

Bill Plumridge, manager of The Beacon, said: “Although we have supported the Carnival for many years, this will be our first year since we rebranded The Beacon and opened our new shopping mall. As we near completion of the Centre’s extension, this is a very exciting time for Eastbourne, and we’re delighted to be involved once again with the carnival which is a highlight in the town’s year.”

Carnival President Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd said: “A huge thank you to The Beacon for supporting our carnival. We really appreciate their continued sponsorship which means we can carry on giving the people of Eastbourne this wonderful, fun, community event.

“Our theme this year of ‘Colourful  Eastbourne’ will inject even more vibrancy to our lovely promenade. So I’d say to all of you, bring out those brilliantly coloured shirts and wacky trousers, and come along to enjoy the event on May 25. We’ve hundreds of folk taking part, they’ll also be static entertainment sites along the whole route, and in the town centre beforehand we’re running a carnival fayre to get everyone in the mood!”

For more information visit eastbournecarnival.co.uk

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Nando’s has hatched in The Beacon!

Nando’s has hatched in The Beacon today as customers flocked to get a taste of the world-famous flame grilled PERI PERI chicken.

Excitement mounted as the Nando’s 34-strong team prepared to flee their nest for the first time in the new £85 million shopping centre extension in Eastbourne.
Customers used the new escalator in the Centre which now has a brand new first floor with Nando’s the first restaurant to open ahead of the arrival of eight-screen Cineworld in the summer.

Bill Plumridge, Manager of The Beacon, said: “This is a big day for Eastbourne. We have the long-awaited arrival of Nando’s on the first floor, and from there our customers can see how the completed restaurant level will appear. We are also looking forward to Cineworld opening later this year.”

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