Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Whitewall Galleries Christmas Gift

Dreaming Of A Whitewall Christmas?

Whitewall Galleries are offering a special Christmas gift of £50 off any piece of artwork purchased in the month of December.

Celebrate the festive season and join the Whitewall Galleries team for champagne and mince pies. Have a browse and be inspired by the phenomenal portfolio of original and limited edition artworks from awarding winning artists such as Rolf Harris CBE, Doug Hyde, Fabian Perez, Rebecca Lardner and many more.

Can’t think of a Christmas present! Why not purchase a Whitewall Galleries Gift Voucher for your loved ones. They start at just £25!

Whitewall brings the finest artwork from around the world to a discerning audience of art lovers. Placing the emphasis on individuality and quality, Whitewall reflects the exhilarating character and infinite variety of the contemporary art scene.

Get it all wrapped up this Christmas and embrace the art of presenting the perfect festive gift from:

Whitewall Galleries
10-12 Cross Arcade
Victoria Quarter
T: 0113 242 8138

Monday, 28 November 2011

Carols by Candlelight at Harvey Nichols

 Carols by Candlelight at Harvey Nichols

Wrap up warm and join us for our annual Christmas carol events with St Peters Church Choir, followed by a winter supper and yuletide traditional mulled wine.
Founded by Harry Fernley in 1977, St Peter’s singers is one of the leading chamber choirs in the North of England. The singers sustain an enviable reputation for performances of Bach and Handle, many in conjunction with St Peter’s Chamber orchestra. Song sheets will be given on arrival and guests are welcome to join in on a selection of carols.
Tickets are £27 per person and the carol services takes place on; Sunday 11 December and Sunday 18 December. Each event commences at 6.30pm with a welcome drink
Tickets for both events can be booked by calling the Fourth Floor Reception team on 0113 204 8000.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Tattoo Your Shoe at VQ

Tattoo Your Shoe at VQ

Ever dabbled with the idea of a piece of body art but just don’t have the bottle for a permanent piercing or a forever tattoo?

Well, Oliver Sweeney have the answer.

Saturday 17th December
visit the VQ’s luxury Oliver Sweeney footwear store and any shoes purchased on the day can be tattooed with a design of your choice…..think initials, a phrase or choose from an array of ideas.

Thinking about it? Well see for yourself at:

The Oliver Sweeney pop up tattoo parlour was a huge success at the brands Selfridges’ London event and doubled the sales of shoes from the creators that combine the energy of great British design with the consummate flair of Italian manufacturing prowess.

“The interest in the event was incredible”, explains Gavin Sleightholm, Manager of Selfridges’ Men’s Shoe Department. “Queues for shoes to be tattooed formed from the start of the day. We’re not sure if we can remember an event that has had quite as much attention as our Sweeney Shoe Tattoos”.

Customers certainly unleashed their creative side like never before and you can too, at the Leeds VQ event and just in time for Christmas.

“We’re really looking forward to the tattoo day here in Leeds,” enthuses Mark Selvon, Manager at the VQ Oliver Sweeney store. “It’s a great way to ensure a unique and personal shoe design, and a fantastic opportunity to perhaps pass on a message as a gift!”

Need some inspiration? So what have been the most interesting designs so far?

Plenty of initials and dates; presumably to prevent customers forgetting their loved one’s birthdays, but so far the winner has to be the one that the team at Oliver Sweeney just can’t show. Needless to say the expert  female tattooist was pushed not to blush!

It’s one of those things, as a teen you may have wrestled with the notion……‘shall I / shan’t I?’ when considering tattooing your behind. Well there’s still chance to go for it, well maybe not your behind. You can now continue to sit pretty but bare your sole with the next best thing!

So step inside Oliver Sweeney’s VQ store for the perfect and unique Christmas gift. Uppers or soles can be customised to your liking and there’s no fear of a telling off when you get home.

Yes, it’s shoeing and tattooing that won’t get you a doing at……..

Oliver Sweeney
38 – 40 County Arcade
Victoria Quarter
T: 0113 242 7864

Monday, 21 November 2011

The Amanda Field L'Ange Collection

Friday, 18 November 2011

VQ Wins Urbanism Award

VQ Wins Urbanism Award

Following its recent success at the UK Property Awards, Leeds’ premier shopping development, Victoria Quarter, scooped another prestigious award on Friday 11th November, when it was voted 2012’s Great Place by the Academy of Urbanism.
The Urbanism Awards were initiated in 2006 to develop a strong evidence base for high quality, innovative and sustainable urbanism. The Awards process seeks to identify and recognise the best, most enduring or most improved urban environments at various levels of scale and to understand better the processes by which they are nurtured, used and enjoyed.
The annual Call for Entries was launched in the spring of this year and by early summer the 15 finalists (three in each category) were announced. An assessment visit by a team of Academicians was hosted at VQ in July, with a report then compiled on the centre based on six key areas.
In The Great Place category, VQ was shortlisted with Gillett Square in Hackney and Queen Square in Bristol, both of which fielded strong competition. The final vote was a close run thing, with VQ securing victory over Gillett Square by a matter of only a few votes.
The development of VQ, combining the regeneration of the existing Victorian buildings with contemporary features, such as Brian Clarke’s stained glass roof; its user friendliness and accessibility, along with the overall atmosphere in the centre were all factors in its success. But as Professor Kevin Murray, the Academy’s Chairman and a leading urban planner with more than 20 years experience in planning, regeneration, urban design and economic development says the win was fundamentally because “it did exactly what it said on the tin.”
Commenting afterwards, VQ Centre Director John Bade added, “This is a significant award for VQ, recognising as it does, not only the foresight of the scheme’s original developers but the subsequent evolution of the centre and its enduring appeal for the people who work here and those that visit every week.”
“Our nomination was wholly independent and unconnected to the centre,” he continued, “so it is an especially pleasing win particularly so given the awards are on an international scale”

Thursday, 17 November 2011

A Trio of Moorcroft Christmas Treasures at the VQ

Collectable Christmas Creations at James MacIntyre

Celebrate Noel with a coveted, collectable, Christmas creation from James Macintyre & Co, the flagship retailer for Moorcroft Art Pottery.

As a Christmas treat, the VQ’s James Macintyre & Co store are offering a £50 discount voucher*, that can then be used when purchasing any of these 3 stunning, seasonal designs:

Christmas Partridges

Designed by Kerry Goodwin

The Messenger

Designed by Emma Bossons FRSA

Winter Combe

Designed by Paul Hilditch

*This offer expires on the 22nd November 2011, and due to the hand made nature of Moorcroft art pottery, it is subject to production capacity.

 The Messenger is a limited edition of only 25 pieces and is always subject to availability.

Remember, a piece of collectable Moorcroft is not just for Christmas, it’s to treasure for life!

For more information,
 for your complimentary £50. voucher, 
please contact & quote VQ CHRISTMAS OFFER ll

James Macintyre & Co
 23 County Arcade
 Victoria Quarter
 LS1 6BW
 T: 0113 234 6363
F: 0113 234 6364

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Stylist Skincare Awards Celebration at Harvey Nichols

Stylist Skincare Awards Celebration at Harvey Nichols
Wednesday 30th November


Join Harvey Nichols Leeds to celebrate the 2011 Stylist Skincare Awards.

Indulge in an evening of pampering and beauty advice, with masterclasses and tutorials from the skincare experts.

Enjoy complimentary treatments and learn the latest beauty tips and tricks from the professionals.

Tickets cost £10, redeemable against a beauty purchase on the night and also includes a goody bag*.

Tickets available to purchase in store or online:

Harvey Nichols
107-111 Briggate
  Victoria Quarter
T: 0113 2048000