What's on1St Nicholas Parade, 3 DecemberThe 'real' Father Christmas - St Nicholas - will be paying his annual visit to the city, part of a weekend of activity centred on the Heritage Museum in Stour Street.Lord Mayor's Charity Carols, 24 DecemberThis event, which is usually presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury himself, attracts thousands and starts at around 6pm. It's a great way to welcome in Christmas!2Launch of Christmas in Canterbury,
17 NovemberJoin the panto stars to officially welcome in Christmas in Canterbury and the opening of the Whitefriars Christmas Market.3Trinity Warriors 'model' the latest SportsDirect sportswear at the Fashion Fiesta!The Whitefriars Magazine 05www.whitefriars.euWhitefriarsNews & EventsFind out more at whitefriars.euBank yourold clothesCanterbury shoppers can now recycle their unwanted clothes and textiles by depositing them in our new textile 'bank' located near the M&S link bridge on level 1 of the Whitefriars multi-storey car park. Wearable clothes are exported to Africa, providing good quality garments to families unable to afford new clothes. Clothes that are worn, damaged, stained or unsuitable are washed, shredded and turned into blankets or mixed with other materials to be used as stuffing for mattresses and cushions. Whitefriars Manager Peter Scutt says: "In Britain, about a million tons of old clothes and textiles are dumped in the household rubbish every year, ending up as landfill. It's wasteful, bad for the environment, and makes no economic sense. Our new textile bank makes it convenient and easy for our shoppers to recycle their unwanted clothes and benefit the environment."Fashion Fiesta!As well as getting a sneak peek at the latest autumn/winter fashions, spectators at our recent fashion shows were treated to hi-octane dance routines from two of the country's highest profile street dance troupes.Trinity Warriors, finalists in last year's Got to Dance TV talent show, as well as Out of the Shadows, the sisters of Britain's Got Talent 2009 winners Diversity, added some extra pizzazz to the day and delighted the Whitefriars crowds with their fast-paced acrobatic routines.There were opportunities to receive free makeovers, facials and professional beauty advice throughout the day in the pamper pods located in the Marlowe Arcade and our promotional team handed out 500 goodie bags. The lucky winner of the Golden Ticket was Taiwo Afolabi from Canterbury, who received £200 to spend in Whitefriars plus a cut, finish and treatment at Rush (who also fixed the models' hair). There was also a host of exclusive offers and promotions on the day to entice shoppers to update their fashion wardrobe.
06 The Whitefriars Magazine www.whitefriars.euWhitefriarsFashionSeasonal style advice from fashion writer Laura JonesIt's time to ditch the baggy jumpers and smarten up for a quirky winter look! Think sky high heels, printed blouses and Sarah Jessica Parker!Laura with Gok WanMade in ManhattanA patterned dress with long sleeves is the perfect solution to wearing the traditional maxi style!A subtle way to wear prints, this blouse is ladylike and bang on trend too. A perfect fit! These tan shoes are perfect with some cropped tailored trousers and also with pencil skirts. This skirt is a classy way of wearing leather and will look great with some super smart accessories.Phase Eight £55Next £40Topshop have some great knitwear this season and this wooly hat looks fab!Topshop £14A beautifully embellished belt like this one will take an outfit from day to night.Miss Selfridge £25H&M £3.99Keep your accessories simple if you want the skirt and blouse to make the statement.Monsoon £125Ted Baker at Fenwick £129