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Everyone’s Invited to a weekend of free entertainment at intu Lakeside in Chafford Hundred

PUBLISHED: 15:55 29 June 2016 | UPDATED: 08:34 30 June 2016

Dillon Farrey (6) from Romford has fun doing half term craft sessions at Lakeside

Dillon Farrey (6) from Romford has fun doing half term craft sessions at Lakeside

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X Factor finalists Reggie N Bollie perform as part of the Everyone’s Invited party at intu Lakeside in Chafford Hundred this weekend (July 2-3).

Mary Waters, of the intu Lakeside  Events Team with Lilly May Pegrum (8) from Stanford Le Hope Half term crafts, Lakeside Mary Waters, of the intu Lakeside Events Team with Lilly May Pegrum (8) from Stanford Le Hope Half term crafts, Lakeside

X Factor finalists Reggie N Bollie perform as part of the Everyone’s Invited party at intu Lakeside in Chafford Hundred this weekend (July 2-3).

The free entertainment includes other live acts such as Sky One’s Got To Dance stars Chris & Wes, Bruce Airhead and plenty of local talent.

Sheridan Smith, marketing manager at intu Lakeside said: “Rain or shine, we can’t wait to celebrate the summer in true intu fashion with brilliant activities like our disco lifts, free children’s workshops plus so much more, that will amuse and delight all of our customers.

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“We’ve worked hard to make sure there’s something for everyone at this summer’s Everyone’s Invited party, whether you’re planning on watching the fantastic entertainment, taking part in some fun activities or simply planning a great day out with family and friends. From little kids to big kids we’re aiming to put a smile on everyone’s face over the Saturday and Sunday.”

Customers at the centre are encourage to put on their best party gear as the roaming paparazzi within the centre are bound to want to take a snap for intu Lakeside’s Facebook page facebook.com/intulakeside.

Reggie ‘N’ Bollie said: “We’re really looking forward to entertaining intu Lakeside visitors over the weekend and helping everyone in Essex celebrate the summer in style.”

Half term crafts, Lakeside Diya Patel (5 and a half) from Grays Half term crafts, Lakeside Diya Patel (5 and a half) from Grays

Reggie @n@Bollie perform on Saturday at 3pm, acrobatic trio The Black Eagles perform at 11am and 4pm on Sunday, dance troupe “Style Monkeyz B Boy Dance Crew” are in the spotlight at 4pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. Charlotte Venita who has just recorded a song called Dream of Paradise, the main theme for a new animated movie to be premiered in London late 2016, is performing on Saturday at 2pm.

Further highlights include Dancing Heads, which uses the latest ‘green screen’ technology to superimpose your heads onto professional dancer’s bodies whilst you sing along to some of the best pop songs of all time and create a music video to take home on DVD, giant props around the centre that make the perfect selfie, three disco lifts with props and music and wooden spoon decorating workshops.

Visitintu.co.uk/everyonesinvited for more details of what’s on and opening hours.

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Earlier this summer children visiting Lakeside had fun learning fantastic new skills during free half term workshops.

Experts ran a packed week of exciting events to help children pick up fun new skills and make something amazing, and go on to try out their new skills at home too.

In Kids Go Potty, children got creative with ceramics. They could decorate some ready-made mugs, or made their own from clay then added their mini-me model to a big montage.

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At Grow your Gardenon Fun they learned how to adapt old cast-offs to new must-haves such as bandanas, bunting and jewellery.

Sheridan Smithing Skills children planted a seed, then took it home and watched it flourish.

In Upcycle Fashi, marketing anager, at intu Lakeside commented: “The Make It Amazing half term workshops were extremely popular with our visitors. 2,829 children attended the workshops and we’ve had some fantastic feedback from parents and children alike highlighting how much they enjoyed the free activities.”

Intu Lakeside has lots of exciting activities planned for the summer holidays. Keep an eye out for the upcoming announcement.

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