ROLL UP, ROLL UP!
It’s time for some good
old-fashioned fun at the Square.
Complete with fairground rides, coconut shy, hook-a-duck, food & drink and more, head down for nostalgia galore between Friday the 12th of August and Sunday the 4th of September and show the kids
how summer is supposed to be spent!
The Secret Comedy Club
Letters to the Earth
These letters to the Earth have been written by Warrington’s schoolchildren as part of a global campaign to address the climate emergency. People of all ages are taking part, from scientists to musicians, nurses to politicians, as well as famous faces like Yoko Ono, Ben Okri, and Vivienne Westwood
To tie in with the Earth (Gaia) coming to Warrington between the 6th – 10th March, we are joining in with the letters to the Earth campaign this month. From the 5th of March, the ex-coop unit in the Square will be filled with letters written by children from our partner schools. Make sure you go along and check it out!
Our Training and Social Development Manager at Golden Square is helping with the Police and Warrington Borough Council on a project called ‘Safer Streets 3’.
#SaferStreetsWarrington is working towards making people feel safer across Warrington by enhancing CCTV and lighting in areas on concern.
We all deserve to feel safe!
We are proud to be representing the retailer sector on this project and our staff have also been given a great opportunity to receive some free training.
The training concept is focussed on “Bystander Intervention” and businesses, particularly those associated with the night time economy have been able to apply for this.
Learn more about how they are implementing change: www.saferstreetswarrington.co.uk
When it comes to protecting the planet, it can be hard to know where to start. It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming!
We believe that taking small steps can help make a big difference.
From sustainable everyday substitutes to cool reusables, you can choose greener shopping here at GS.
On our website, you can read the steps our internal team are taking as well as our retailers, plus you’ll find some suggestions of small steps you can make to start making a big difference today: https://gswarrington.com/greener-shopping/
Symphonic Ibiza 2022
Following on from the huge success of Symphonic Ibiza this year, Golden Square along with HC Promotions have announced the next Symphonic Ibiza on the 10th September 2022.
Symphonic Ibiza fuses a thrilling live orchestra with high tempo beats from renowned club DJ Andy Joyce, whose credentials include residencies at Ibiza super-clubs Pacha, Amnesia, Eden and Café Mambo, directed by musical genius Steve Etherington.
Early Bird tickets frozen at 2021 price of £17.50pp (+ booking fee) available until 23.59pm, 31st December 2021 and then after that time they are £22.00pp (+ booking fee) up until the event.
Live Sports in the Square
We are showing our top picks of Sky Sports fixtures live on our screen in the Square, every week!
School Uniform Appeal
We are overwhelmed with the positive response we’ve had to our School Uniform Appeal, and want to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated their outgrown uniforms.
We now have plenty to give away to those in need, you can come and pick up your free school uniform at Warrington Food Bank, located near Primark at GS.
Opening times are from 10 am – 2 pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
Warrington Foodbank Information Centre
Local charity, Warrington Foodbank, has opened a brand-new outlet at Golden Square Shopping Centre, providing a dedicated drop-off point where generous shoppers can donate non-perishable food items and toiletries. The information centre and donation station will open from 10am-2pm Tuesday to Saturday.
The new site will be located near Primark in Golden Square and will be run and manned by the charity. Alongside Warrington Foodbank, representatives from the Citizens Advice Bureau will also be available to speak to, offering information and guidance on such things as universal credit and debt issues.
To find out more about Warrington Foodbank and the services they offer, please click here. Please follow the Golden Square Facebook page for updates on the foodbank’s most needed items.
There’s bags of stuff going on at Golden Square. The below events have passed, but sign up to the Good Stuff newsletter to be the first to know what’s on in future!
Luke Jerram’s floating three-dimensional artwork, Gaia, will be in the Parr Hall between 6 and 10 March. An imposing 7m in diameter, Gaia accurately depicts the Earth’s surface as it would be viewed from space using detailed NASA imagery.
Culture Warrington is again collaborating with world renowned artist Luke Jerram after he brought his hugely popular ‘Museum of the Moon’ – which has been seen by more than three million people in 25 countries – to Parr Hall in October 2019.
But unlike the Moon, which we have been gazing at for millennia, the first time humankind got to see Earth as a blue marble floating in space was in 1968 with NASA’s Apollo 8 mission.
Platinum Square Warrington
Thursday 2nd June
- Live coverage of The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour): Over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians parade to mark The Queen’s official birthday
- 5pm Vintage Viola’s LIVE in THE SQUARE
Friday 3rd June
- Live coverage of the Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign, held at St Paul’s Cathedral
- Live coverage of the Epsom Derby meeting and music all day
- 5pm Vintage Viola Live in the Square
Saturday 4th June
- Live coverage of the Queen and Royal Family’s presence at The Epsom Derby and music all day
- 5pm Vintage Viola Live in the Square
- Live coverage of the BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace
Sunday 5th June
- Golden Square unofficial Big Jubilee Lunch: Come and celebrate with friends and family all day with special food and drinks offers all day!
- 2pm Vintage Viola Live in the Square
90s Square Hits
On Sunday the 1st of May, we’re taking you back to the nineties!
Brace yourselves as you experience this blast from the past with your friends. Don’t miss out, get your tickets now for the May Bank Holiday weekend.
This event will sell out!
Back to the 90s with live performances from FIVE, 911, and a DJ set by Phats & Small.
Get your tickets here
Christmas Toy Appeal
As part of our Very Caring Christmas, we have launched a Christmas Toy Appeal.
After the huge success we had last year, we want to make sure every child receives a toy from Santa this Christmas.
The donation point is based near Vintage Viola in the mall and the opening times are:
Tuesday- Saturday, 10am – 2pm.
Donations can also be left at the customer service desk every day.
The toys that are donated will be distributed to the families in the community who sadly can’t afford a toy this year.
We look forward to seeing you and hope you will join us this year at Golden Square for A Very Caring Christmas.
At No 25
A free festive installation aimed at capturing the magic of Christmas morning has come to Golden Square – and all the family are invited!
Culture Warrington’s ‘At No.25’ has launched at the former Shipton’s jewellery store, opposite Starbucks, on the 1st December and will run throughout the month, with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and bank holidays. Standard opening times are between 10 am and 4 pm.
There will be live performances with the Sugar Plum Fairy coming to life on 4th, 11th and 18th December from 10 am to 11.30 am and 12.30 pm and 2 pm.
The Square at Christmas
We’re so excited for Christmas at Golden Square this year!
From the 3rd of December until the 31st of December our Square (Old Market Place) will be filled with huts. There will also be festive films, food & drink and arts & crafts.
You can expect Bratwursts, Yorkshire pudding wraps, and more sweet treats from White Lace Bakery too! There will also be local arts and crafts to browse and shop and benches to enjoy your food and drink and build the Christmas spirit.
Looking forward to seeing you over the next festive period.
Santa and his Sleigh
It wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa and his Sleigh…
Santa has travelled all the way from the North Pole to come and see us. He will be in Golden Square every day at 11am and 2pm between the 18th – 23rd of December.
Come and meet him as he takes his sleigh on a magical tour of our mall.
You can then head over to the Square for festive films, food & drink plus arts & crafts.
Christmas Opening Hours
Who’s ready to get their Christmas shopping done? Whether you like to get organised nice and early or you leave things until last minute, we’ve got you covered with late night shopping every Thursday. We are also open on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.
Here are our Christmas opening hours:
Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd:
09:30 – 20:00 (late night shopping)
Christmas Eve: 09:30 – 17:30
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 11:00 – 17:00
New Year’s Day: Closed
The Square Festive Films
Between the 18th and the 23rd of December, we are going to be showing Christmas films in the Square. Here you will be able to grab a drink and a festive snack and watch one of your Christmas favourites!
All films are free and start at 3pm
Here’s the full schedule:
Saturday 18th December, Frozen
Sunday 19th December, Home Alone
Monday 20th December, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Tuesday 21st December, The Polar Express
Wednesday 22nd December, Arthur Christmas
Thursday 23rd December, Elf
Santa Letters Writing Workshops
The Entertainer’s Famous Santa Letters Writing Workshops are back!
The Entertainer will be hosting Letter Writing workshops on Saturday 6th, 13th and 20th November between 10am – 4pm where children young and old can write their letter to Santa and with the help of the instore elves they will ensure Santa sends you back a reply!
There will also be Christmas themed activity sheets, balloons and in-store toy demonstration! You can use the instore letter paper or bring your own but they do ask you to write the address on our paper as it helps Santa find the address!
With all these letters going to Santa he’d Love to see some of you but as you know he is VERY busy this time of year so like much of us he’d love to meet you over zoom for your chance to meet Santa via The Entertainers Virtual Grotto enter here: https://www.thetoyshop.com/santasgrotto
Secret Comedy Club
Well well well, the world’s least secret cat got out of the bag and we sold out all three of our events quicker than you can say “secret stand up comedy star” – which, admittedly, isn’t the quickest thing to say. But still, you get the picture.
Between you and us, The Secret Comedy Club MAY or may not be making a return again – so keep an eye on this page for further updates.
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
Symphonic Ibiza 2021
Introducing Symphonics… an Ibiza club night with a difference.
Calling all cheesy quavers: forget Ushuaïa and Ocean Beach, this year we brought Balearic beats to Golden Square with a live orchestra (yes, you read that correctly), for a club night like never before.
Combining world-renowned mixes from club DJ Andy Joyce, famed for his residencies at the super-clubs Pacha, Amnesia, Eden and Café Mambo, set to live orchestra, Symphonic Ibiza is a fusion of euphoric anthems and spine-tingling strings.
We’re not just talking goosebump-worthy beats but a stunning spectacle that was not to be missed.
GS & HC Promotions loved seeing you at Warrington’s official summer closing party.
Stay tuned for further updates on next year’s event!
Dough Dough are launching a parents club, they want to get more involved with the community and they would like to create a safe space for parents to come and share their parent troubles and for this to be a supportive event.
Good Luck Rhiannon!
The unbeaten Warrington lightweight boxer Rhiannon Dixon returned back to the ring with a bang – we’re so proud to have sponsored her for her fight which of course she smashed! Congratulations Rhiannon
Before this fight the pharmacist-turned-fighter hadn’t had a match since the end of 2019, when the pandemic pulled the plug on a fight scheduled for last March, and any further fixtures.
As she worked on the frontline in the meantime, boxing was her release, and on the 12th September in the Premier Suite, Bolton Whites Hotel, the gloves were finally back on. It’s been an excruciating wait for Rhiannon, but she credits the power of her mind in mental agility as well as physical prowess on her side.
Darkness into the Light
In Warrington, an average of 19 people die from suicide every year. There are support systems available, but often those who struggle don’t hear of it quickly enough.
On Friday the 10th of September five employees from Warrington’s Golden Square Shopping centre took part in this year’s ‘Darkness into Light Walk’ to mark Suicide Prevention Day.
The second annual walk took place between 2:30am and 7am from Widnes to Warrington, with the idea being that it symbolises that there can be a move from dark to light, or from despair to hope.
Summer sounds in the Square!
Summer 21′ saw Golden Square bring you your favourite summer sounds in the Square every Friday & Saturday from 6pm – 10:30 pm.
This meant that you joined us in the Square on Fridays with Ibiza sessions featuring DJ sets from Rachel T., Paul Enamu and Paully.
On Saturdays you got to experience your favourite Indie bangers!
There’s no need to venture into big cities on the weekends when you have great music, drinks, and food right here on your doorstep.
Pop-Up Museum & Library unveils FREE Summer Activities
Thie summer we also saw loads of free family activities going on at the Pop-Up Museum &; Library in Golden Square!
For more information click here
Kids Summer Cinema
This year our Kids Summer Cinema, returned for another series of family-friendly films and fun! On the reel this year we saw the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog, Night at the Museum, Inside Out and more, which were all FREE to watch, 11am on selected Saturdays and Sundays.
Here’s what was on for this year’s Kids Summer Cinema:
Saturday 14th August – Sonic the Hedgehog, FREE
Sunday 15th August – Night at the Museum, FREE
Saturday 21st August – Wonder Park, FREE
Sunday 22nd August – Jungle Book, FREE
Saturday 28th August – Jumanji 1, FREE
Sunday 29th August – Jumanji 2, FREE
Saturday 4th September – Biff and Chip surprise takeover, ticket only
Sunday 5th September – Inside Out, FREE
Meet the real faces of business in Warrington
Local business owners’ partner together to launch ‘real5 Faces’; showcasing the real faces of businesses in Warrington in the hopes that it will encourage people to keep it local.
Ambitious real5 Networking founder, Andrew Hibbert, and Ian Cox, Centre Director of Warrington’s very own Golden Square, have teamed up to put business owners at the forefront during this unprecedented time.
The brand new website www.real5faces.com, created by real5 Digital, is accessible by all to browse the faces behind real businesses and delve deeper by taking a look at the individual profiles and stories.