Event will showcase Hinckley’s Crescent Development

Promenade at The Crescent

Published Tuesday, 21 June 2016

A special showcase event to celebrate Hinckley town centre’s exciting new multi million pound Crescent development will take place early next month.

The Borough Council, along with the Tin Hat Partnership and GBR Phoenix Beard, is inviting everyone to come along to the special free event taking place on Saturday 2 July from 12 noon until 2pm.

Visitors can listen to live music from ‘It’s the Beatles’ - dubbed the best Beatles tribute band on the circuit - and there will be free face painting for children by ‘Funtastic Faces’  along with free giveaways, games, free samples and tastings. Visitors can also enjoy a dance performance by the Arts Academy of Dance.

The Crescent is a new development of retail, leisure and restaurant outlets in Hinckley town centre. Sainsbury’s (including Snap fitness and Timpsons), Cineworld, TK Maxx, Prezzo, Wed2B, Costa, Tarro Lounge, Elbow Room, FAB, Burger King, Simply Gym, Mobility & Lifestyle, Poundland, GHM! and Rossini are all open at the development, with the final few occupiers due to be announced shortly.

The planned timetable for the day is:

  • 12 noon - Opening of event
  • 12:15pm to 12:45pm - Performance by 'It's the Beatles'
  • 12:45 to 1pm - Playing of recorded music and announcements
  • 1pm to 1:15pm - Dance performance by ‘The Arts Academy of Dance’
  • 1:15pm to 1:45pm - Performance by ‘It’s the Beatles’
  • 1.45pm to 2pm - Closure of event 

Parking is available at the Sainsbury’s car park on site as well as in town centre car parks including Trinity Lane, St Mary’s Road and Church Walk.

Councillor Amanda Wright, Executive Member responsible for Culture and Leisure at the Borough Council, said: “This event will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the multi million pound leisure and retail development, attracting new and returning visitors. This brand new facility really does complement the existing town centre and we hope you will come and see what Hinckley has to offer.”

Tony Baker, of the Tin Hat Partnership, said: “It is great to see that all the hard work that has gone into the Crescent is coming to fruition.

“We always believed it would have a hugely positive impact on Hinckley and that is already proving to be the case with so many new outlets and jobs being created here.

“We wish every business that has already moved in every success and look forward, very soon, to announcing the final few occupiers.”

Last updated: 21/06/2016 12:41