Disney UK has launched a new limited-time sale this month and you can get your hands on a range of magical items at up to 50% off.
The world-famous shop is delighting Disney fans across the country by offering discounts of up to half price across hundreds of items, and prices are starting from just £2 on selected items.
If you’re looking to make the most of this sale whilst you can, then it’s already live online and there’s plenty of things to keep the kids happy come rain or shine.
You could even get a bit of Christmas shopping done early doors as well if you’re that type of person. We know that could seem like a rather far-off suggestion right now, but let’s face it, with our lockdown days all blending into one and July creeping up on us as fast as it has, it’ll be December before we know it at this rate, so get in there quick and snap up a few deals.
There’s also a FREE delivery perk when you spend over £50 too.
Some of the best items spotted in this limited-time sale range from toys, to clothes, kitchenware, jewellery and even stationary featuring Mickey Mouse, Marvel and other popular characters
You can have a browse at the selected sale items and snap up a few purchases on the shopDisneyUK website.
Whilst it is not believed to be as extensive of a sale in store as is available online, a number of Disney stores across the UK and Ireland did reopen to the public last month, including the Manchester Arndale and Trafford Centre branches.
It’s advised that you check the opening times for your local Disney store before making any trips and you can do so via the store locator here.
Disney UK has released details of a number of COVID-safe precautions that have been put in place at stores which members of the public are asked to correctly adhere to. A statement on the Disney UK website reads: “Disney Store is taking a responsible approach to reopening and implementing a number of new health and safety measures.”
“Whilst your next shopping experience may look and feel a bit different, please rest assured that every Disney Store location will offer outstanding guest service and the very best products.”
“We are looking forward to welcoming you back to store and sharing the magic with you.”
“We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our other guests, and staff embers [and] you must follow posted instructions while visiting the Disney Store.”
“Help keep each other healthy and safe.”
For more information about the precautions in place at Disney Stores ahead of your visit, you can read the full statement via the shopDisney website here.
Eurovision 2023 grand final to be screened live in cinemas across the UK
The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest is to be screened live in cinemas across the UK for the first time ever.
With fans from across the globe set to descend on Liverpool in a couple of months time as the UK hosts the 2023 edition of the world’s biggest song competition on behalf of last year’s winners Ukraine, those who weren’t lucky enough to secure tickets will instead by able to head to their nearest cinema to experience the action on the big screen.
Distributor CinemaLive has announced it will be broadcasting the Eurovision grand final show live in cinemas nationwide for the first time ever.
It means that Eurovision fans up and down the country who missed out on grabbing tickets to the final – which sold out in under 40 minutes after going on sale earlier this month – will be able to come together to celebrate what is set to be the “biggest, brightest, boldest music party of the year”.
500 cinemas across the UK, including several here in Greater Manchester, will be screening the grand final on Saturday 13 May.
Vue, Odeon, Cineworld, and Everyman are just some of the cinema chains taking part.
Vue Manchester Printworks, Odeon Great Northern, and Everyman Manchester are the Manchester city centre venues lined-up to screen the event – with cinemas in the The Lowry Outlet Mall, Trafford Centre, Didsbury, Heaton Moor, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, and more also set to welcome Eurovision fans through their doors.
Event organisers say the screenings will encourage singalongs and fancy dress.
“We’re delighted to be working with the BBC to bring Eurovision’s grand final live into cinemas across the UK for the first time ever,” said John Travers from CinemaLive.
“We want audiences to enjoy themselves, so get your fancy dress on, and come together to enjoy this historic occasion on the big screen.”
With an illustrious entertainment career spanning over four decades, O’Grady may have been most well-known and loved by British audiences as a comedian, presenter, broadcaster, actor, writer, and the former drag queen Lily Savage – but he was also one of the nation’s most-famous dog lovers and animal rights advocates.
O’Grady was a longtime supporter and Ambassador of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, and helped raise the profile of the shelter to millions around the world through the hugely-popular ITV series Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs.
Battersea says there’s “no doubting” that O’Grady’s influence has helped thousands of rescue animals find new homes over the years.
Over several series of the show, O’Grady would make an effort to spend quality time with these animals and show-off all of their quirks and loveable qualities, which went a long way to proving that rescue animals “really are the best pets”.
Paying an emotional tribute to O’Grady following his passing today, Peter Laurie – Chief Executive of Battersea – said: “To many, Paul O’Grady was the immensely popular TV and radio presenter and comedian who lit up their screens with his razor-sharp humour and perpetual generosity and warmth [but] Battersea will forever remember Paul as a devoted animal lover with the biggest heart, who fell head over heels in love with every dog he met at our centres.
“Paul will always be associated with Battersea and we are truly saddened to have lost such a true friend and huge part of our charity.
“Paul had an extremely hands on approach as a Battersea Ambassador and has been fundamental in helping our charity to communicate important campaign messages.
“He was a champion for the underdog and would do anything to ensure all animals live a healthy and happy life.
“He will be dearly missed.”
Since the news of O’Grady’s passing was announced, touching tributes have been pouring in in their hundreds from right across the world of entertainment and on social media.
Countless famous names have shared supportive messages and memories.
Emotional tributes to O’Grady have been flooding in all morning, both from those who knew and had worked with him in the past, and from those who admired his work and all that he achieved and had stood for throughout his respected career.