The Trafford Centre turns 20 on Monday and, as with any decent birthday party, it’s going to be a four-day affair.
Saturday and Sunday
The birthday weekend kicks off with Stylist Live, where visitors will have the chance to enhance their shopping experience by browsing Stylist’s pick of eclectic lifestyle, fashion and beauty brands before watching the curated Stylist catwalk bring the latest trends to life in a brilliantly unique setting.
Visitors will then have the chance to take a seat at the Stylist stage and hear influencers, experts and celebrities deliver life hacks, inspiration and learnings to take away.
Speakers will include:
Mariah Idrissi, the first hijab-wearing model to be featured in an international fashion campaign for H&M and a leading authority on Modest Fashion.
Freelance fashion stylist and creator of the online video series She Is, where she interviews women in the fashion industry about their views on diversity.
Multi-award-winning broadcaster, author, founder of production company Boom Shakalaka and activist.
Dame Kelly Holmes
Olympic and Commonwealth gold medalist who still holds the British records in the 600m, 800m and 1000m and founder of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.
Manchester City Women’s Team
2016 league winners who opening their Girls’ Academy in 2016 and launched the #SameGoals campaign to drive girls’ participation in grassroots football.
Local girl and one of the UK’s best-loved actors, the Corrie star has also starred in ITV’s Tina And Bobby as well as the BBC drama series Our Girl.
Broadcasters who has fronted documentaries such as I Never Said Yes for the BBC and the online coverage of The X Factor and currently presents the Build series for AOL.
Shot to fame as the winner of the BBC’s Sound of 2017 – when she was still unsigned and has gone on to collaborate with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Gorillaz and Stormzy.
Children’s TV and national radio presenter and Royal Television Society award-winning documentary maker.
One of the UK’s most celebrated make-up artists. Her reputation for approachable beauty has helped her establish an impressive roster of clients, including Emma Watson and Kylie Minogue.
The talks are free to attend and seats are allocated on a first come first served basis. Visit the Trafford Centre website for more information.
The shopping centre’s official birthday is on Monday (September 10) and to commemorate the milestone the centre will be attempting to break the world record for the biggest ever game of Musical Statues.
The record attempt will take place in the Orient between 9-10 am and will be led by a very special celebrity guest. In order to break the record, 1100 people need to be playing the game at the same time so the centre is encouraging everyone to get involved. And as an added incentive, will donate £1 to charity for every person that comes along.
Register here to take part.
There will also be a tea party hosted by Trafford Domestic Abuse Support (TDAS), where visitors will be able to enjoy a cake and a cup of tea while taking part in activities including a cake decorating competition.
Also, an army marching band from the ABF (The Soldiers Charity) will be in the centre performing while new recruits will be hosting some fun party themed events for shoppers to enjoy.
AND FINALLY, on Tuesday, the Trafford Centre team will be taking the birthday party on the road to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, taking a full-on birthday party to local children who can’t make it to the celebrations the day before. Isn’t that lovely?