August 2014 sees the highly anticipated return of the ‘Make it Ealing Rooftop Society’ bought to you by Ealing Broadway BID and Land Securities, in close partnership with Ealing Council and supported by Network Rail.
From Wednesday 6 August to Sunday 31 August the seventh floor of Springbridge car park, will be transformed into an outdoor cinema as the ‘Make it Ealing Rooftop Society’ welcomes the return of the Timeout recommended ‘Rooftop Film Club’ back to Ealing, the home of London film. Sit back, relax and enjoy your favourite films.
As well as showing cult classics and Hollywood blockbusters, the site will also play host to The Frontier Rooftop Bar, which will be open to all from 19:00 – 22:00, Wednesday to Sunday. Enjoy a drink whilst watching the sunset over West London. Frontier craft lager is proud to be the official beer partner for the ‘Make it Ealing Rooftop Society’. Enjoy a pre film drink as the sun set across the London skyline, before tucking into deckchairs under warm blankets and settling in front of the big screen.
The ‘Make it Ealing Menu’ will offer a range of takeaway options both savoury and sweet from local businesses such as Firezza Pizza, Okawari, Green Mango Café, Kerbisher & Malt and Creams Café, which will be delivered to your seat and new for 2014 is a pre-order drinks service so you won’t need to miss a moment of the film.
Ann Hunter, Chief Executive of Ealing Broadway BID, said
“We are thrilled to be working with Land Securities and Ealing Council once again to bring a cinema back in the centre of Ealing. We are putting Ealing on the map as West London’s capital of culture, and by working with award winning and innovative partners such as Rooftop Film Club and Cellar Door we hope to attract new audiences to the area. With major new high quality developments including the new film quarter in the pipeline there has never been a better time to come to Ealing.”
William Terry, Development Manager at Land Securities, added:
“We’re delighted to support Ealing Broadway BID’s fantastic initiative for a second year, bringing film back to the heart of Ealing while we progress our plans for the Ealing Filmworks development, which will provide a permanent multi-screen cinema opposite the town hall.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said:
“Ealing is best known for its film studios and this summer festival event is a great way to celebrate our proud heritage whilst we await the return of a permanent cinema complex. This is a creative use of the car park space and a fantastic opportunity to experience the atmosphere of cinema outdoors.”
About Your Visit: The Springbridge Car Park roof space is open from 7pm so please join us early to enjoy delicious food & drink from the rooftop bar plus fantastic views.
The cinema box office opens at 7:00pm and your screening will start around 8:00pm.
At the box office you can collect your tickets, headphones and blankets (if necessary). Please note that blankets are available on a first come, first served basis.
All events are 18+
We look forward to seeing you on the rooftop soon.
Tickets available from HERE
What’s happening in retail & with brands – trends for week ending 25th July 2014 #retailtrends #retailnews #marketingweek #eventmagazine
- John Lewis have reported an 18.8% increase in sales for the week to 19 July 2014. Fashion, Electricals & Home Technology and Home sales increased by 13.6%, 11.4% and 33.7% respectively. Sales at johnlewis.com increased by 25.1%.
– Britvic has posted a steady lift in year-to-date sales and volumes despite a soft third-quarter for its international unit. (Source: Just Drinks)
– Kingfisher have reported a 0.8% increase in total sales for the 10 weeks to 12 July 2014. Like-for-like sales decreased by 1.8% while UK & Ireland sales increased by 0.7% for the same period. Like-for-like sales for UK & Ireland decreased by 1.3%.
– SABMiller has reported a 6% lift in first quarter sales, as a strong soft drinks performance offset slow growth for lager volumes (Source: Just Drinks)
- Lifestyle Motor Group have reported a 21% increase in sales to £146m for the 12 months to March 2014. (Source: AM Online)
– Caffyns have reported a 3.9% increase in like-for-like new car unit sales for the quarter to 30 June 2014. Like-for-like used car unit sales increased by 14.2% for the same period.
– McColl’s Retail Group have reported a 3.6% increase in total sales to £444.2m for the 26 weeks to 25 May 2014. Like-for-like sales increased by 2.1% while loss before tax was reported at £4.0m for the same period.
– Poundstretcher have reported a 6% increase in like-for-like sales for the first quarter of 2014. (Source: Retail Bulletin)
– United Carpets have reported revenue of £21.1m for the year to 31 March 2014. Like-for-like sales increased by 2.2% for the same period.
– Vertu Motors have reported a 34.8% increase in sales for the four months to 30 June 2014. Like-for-like new car retail volumes increased by 13.5% while like-for-like used car sales volumes also increased by 13.5% for the same period.
– Waitrose have reported a 1.2% increase in sales (including petrol) for the week to 19 July 2014.
– White Stuff have reported a 16.2% increase in total sales to £115.7m while like-for-like sales increased by 8.5% for the 53 weeks to 03 May 2014. Retail sales increased by 8.9% to £86.0m while wholesale sales increased by 38.2% to £4.7m for the same period. Online sales rose by 47.9% to £24.1m. (Source: Retail Week)
A strong week for the lifestyles sector with the majority of contributors posting very solid results. Cycling shops appeared to struggle whilst department stores performed the strongest.
A very poor week for the fashion sector with like-for-likes dipping significantly against the wider market. There were some reports of strong margins though against weak comparative figures from last year LFLs should arguably have been better.
Double digit growth from the homewares sector with all but one contributor in positive territory. Department stores performed strongest though those selling interior products also did well.
Very strong results through non-store channels with fashion and non-fashion both performing ahead of expectations. Homewares continues to struggle through these mediums of trade.
Clothing, Footwear & Accessories
- Boohoo.com have launched their German language website on 22 July 2014 as part of an expansion scheme to increase their global presence. (Source: Fashion United)
– Cath Kidston have sold a substantial stake in the business to Baring Asia, in a move to expand their presence in China. (Source: The Telegraph)
– eBay have partnered with British Fashion Council to launch BFC Contemporary, a scheme that will provide mentorship and guidance to a selected group of upcoming fashion designers to meet the global demand for contemporary fashion. (Source: The Independent)
– Adidas Scores Big In Sales And Social Media Growth During The World Cup (Source: Forbes)
- M&S have plans to expand their presence in Saudi Arabia by opening 10 new stores by April 2015. The retailer also have plans to open their first flagship store in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Source: Fashion United)
– Vans have announced plans to open a 3,000 sq. mt. creative space in London on 09 August 2014, which will include a music venue, gallery, café, cinema, bars, skate park and artist labs. (Source: Fashion United)
– Women’s activewear retailer Sweaty Betty is opening a store in Shoreditch, east London. (Source: Drapers)
Electrical & Entertainment
- Dixons have appointed Philip Bell-Brown as their Group Property Director. (Source: Retail Week)
According to a study by EE and CEBR, pop-up retailing is poised to deliver £2.1bn to the British economy in 2014. Pop-up shops have been among the fastest growing business sector in the UK. The report estimates that the pop-up retail economy is expected to rise 8.4% over the next year, more than double the 3.4% predicted for the high street. More than 9,400 outlets employing 23,400 people, now qualify for the pop-up designation.
Food & Drink
- Aldi have announced plans to invest £600m to increase their presence in the UK. The retailer plans to launch 60 new stores next year, revamp their existing shops and open a new regional distribution hub. (Source: Retail Week)
– Diageo has been warned not to imply alcohol can “overcome boredom” in its future advertising in the wake of a ban on a Facebook ad for its Captain Morgan rum brand. (Source: Just Drinks)
- Lidl have announced plans to enter the Australian market and are currently looking to open their first store in Melbourne in 2015. (Source: Verdict)
– Morrisons have partnered with Quidco to launch a campaign to help them acquire new customers. The campaign will offer cash back from £5 – £10 to Quidco members who shop for the first time on Morrisons grocery website. (Source: The Drum)
– New Zealand has overtaken Australia as the UK’s second-biggest seller of wine in the GBP7-plus off-trade segment, latest figures reveal. (Source: Just Drinks)
– McColl’s Retail Group have announced a number of changes to their board of directors following their flotation on the LSE in 2014. (Source: Retail Bulletin)
– Tesco have announced that their Chief Executive, Philip Clarke will step down by end of September 2014 and will be succeeded by Dave Lewis. (Source: The Grocer)
- Argos have plans to start a same-day delivery service on trial basis by later 2014. (Source: The Telegraph)
– Black & Lizars have plans to open a new flagship branch in Edinburgh. The retailer are also planning to expand their number of branches from 26 to 40 in the next two years. (Source: Retail Bulletin)
– Made.com have launched a social networking platform designed to encourage consumers to connect with existing customers. The network aims to bridge the gap for their customers who would like to see the products in real before purchase. (Source: The Drum)
- Rolling Luggage have launched an online dance film to celebrate their 20th anniversary, the development of new store concepts and the launch of their new online store. (Source: Retail Bulletin)
– Swoon Editions have raised £4m from Octopus Investments and Index Ventures to fund their expansions. (Source: Retail Week)
– Ultimate Outdoors have opened their first physical store in Preston, UK. (Source: Fashion United)
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