play_arrow

keyboard_arrow_right

skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
playlist_play chevron_left
chevron_left
  • play_arrow

    YO1 York Yo1 Radio York

  • cover play_arrow

    Matt chats to AJ Towse from York City Knights YO1 Radio

  • play_arrow

    Liz is talking to the ladies from Lollipop admin

  • play_arrow

    Liz is talking to the ladies from Lollipop admin

local News

New Coppergate Centre Brollywalk echoes city-wide sentiment – We Love York!

todayJuly 9, 2020 6

Background
share close

New Coppergate Centre Brollywalk echoes city-wide sentiment – We Love York!

36 new umbrellas are dancing in the air above visitors to York’s Coppergate Centre, with the installation of a new Brollywalk as the city re-opens for business, and the message is very clear: We Love York!

The Coppergate Centre’s umbrellas have been a focus of thousands of pictures over recent years, and the rainbow brollywalk, which was installed in May in a joint salute to the workers who kept the world running during lockdown, and to Pride Month, has been a cheery beacon of hope whilst much of the city has been quiet.

“With this new Brollywalk, we wanted to create a message that makes it clear that York is open for business, and that it is still a marvellous place to enjoy culture, shopping and food and drink, even with health-related restrictions in place,” says Pippa Unwin, manager of the Coppergate Centre.  “Most of our shops are now open, and JORVIK will be welcoming visitors back from Saturday morning, and there is a cautious sense of life returning to the city centre.  It has been particularly reassuring to see how well customers are adapting to the social distancing and hand sanitisation requirements in place – all measures designed to keep us all safe.”

The custom red, green, blue, yellow and white umbrellas were welcomed by early morning passers-by who praised the cheery message, and a request has already come in on Facebook from a customer asking where they can be bought!

“Photographs of our Brollywalk are shared far and wide – if these umbrellas can plant a seed in the heads of those seeing them to come and visit, that’s a huge positive for the city as a whole.  Like every other city, York has gone through a very difficult time and the path to recovery isn’t going to involve a quick and easy fix, but we do have the space, capacity and wondrous places that make us uniquely attractive – even whilst we are following distance and hygiene rules,” adds Pippa.

The Coppergate Centre is home to York city centre’s only Primark store, as well as Fenwick, Topshop/Topman and Flying Tiger Copenhagen.   Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience continues to run until December in York St Mary’s, and JORVIK Viking Centre re-opens on Saturday 11 July.  The centre is home to the widest selection of shoes in the city, with Pavers, Clarks and Charles Clinkard adding to the collections in the department stores, as well as specialist retailers like Home & Fragrance Outlet and The Whisky Shop.

For more details, please visit www.coppergateshoppingcentre.co.uk

Written by: YO1 Radio Web Team

Rate it

Previous post

local News

York band releases song of Hope for British Red Cross

York-based band KanOwurmz are releasing an original single entitled "Hope (Lockdown Session)" on Friday 3 July to raise money for the British Red Cross. All proceeds from download sales and donations will go to the charity.  How it all happened … Shortly after KanOwurmz formed in 2015, keyboard player Giordano Girotto dusted off an instrumental piece he had written years earlier under the working title "Hope" and shared it with […]

todayJuly 8, 2020 5


0%