News & Events Archive

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Debenhams

£500 Debenhams Shopping Spree Winner

The summer fashion competition winner is Carol Brittain from Canvey Island.  She wins a fantastic shopping spree with the Debenhams Personal Shopper worth £500.

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Waterstones

Waterstones moves to HMV

Leading book retailer Waterstones has just moved location to the newly refitted HMV, and you will find its range of products towards the rear of the store.  

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A Brand New Look for New Look

Eastgate’s New Look superstore has just become the talk of the town following a recent refit.

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Eastgate

Calendar Club to open opposite Build-a-Bear

Monday October 11th – Calendar Club open opposite Build-A-Bear on the Lower Mall, selling their large range of calendars and will be there until the new year.

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Fashion Express

Fashion Express image gallery

Eastgate shoppers were able to enjoy displays of the latest fashion trends as the Fashion Express hit the Malls every Saturday from July 31st to August 28th.

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Rush Hair

Rush Summer Colour

Shimmer this summer with golden highlights, warm tones or a glistening all over colour. Simply choose from one of the hot offers below and we’ll ensure your true colour shines through.

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Radio

New Radio Station for Eastgate

The new sound of Basildon is set to hit the airwaves when Basildon’s own community radio station starts broadcasting from the heart of Eastgate On Saturday September 25th.

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Virgin Media

New Virgin Media Opens

Virgin Media has just opened its luxurious new store at Eastgate next to Bon Marche and close to ASDA.

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The Sweet Shop

The Sweet Shop

Now open opposite Debenhams and close to Burger King on the Upper Mall is The Sweet Shop.

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New Look to reopen with new menswear department

New Look are currently closed until 10am on Friday September 17th, while they prepare to reopen their Upper Mall department. The new autumn wear will include an exciting range of fashions for men for the first time at Eastgate.

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Eastgate's Big Donation

The BIG Donation enables everyone to help fight heart disease by donating their good quality unwanted goods which will be sold on in BHF Shops.

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Giant World Cup!
Story added Friday 11th June

The Eastgate World Cup!

World Cup fever has truly arrived at Eastgate shopping centre in Basildon, with the completion of our giant world cup sculpture. Standing more than four metres in height, the sculpture is full of global detail and finished in a stunning gold colour.

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GimmeGizmo
Story added Tuesday 25th May

GimmeGizmo now open at Eastgate

Another new arrival at Eastgate is GimmeGizmo, a gadget store next to Aura on the Lower Mall.

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Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce accepts cheque from British Land

Fiona Bruce, BBC newscaster and Action Medical Research ambassador, has recently accepted a cheque for £27,050 on their behalf from British Land’s Chief Executive, Chris Grigg.

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Little Haven's art exhibition

Little Havens art exhibition

Eastgate welcomes Little Havens Children’s Hospice from Monday May 17th to Saturday May 22nd, which is National Children’s Hospice Week.

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Barratts

Barratts now open

Eastgate has another top footwear store for shoppers with the reopening of Barratts on the Lower Mall.

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Josh Dubovie
Story added Tuesday 25th May

Eastgate supports Basildon’s Josh

Eastgate is thrilled that Josh Dubovie, from Basildon, will be flying the flag for the UK next Saturday, May 29, as our UK representative for the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo.

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Superdry
Story added Tuesday 25th May

Superdry now open

Top international fashion store, Superdry, is now open and already shoppers are flocking to select new outfits from the wide range of men’s and women’s clothing.

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Purple Apple
Story added Tuesday 25th May

Purple Apple merit for Eastgate bike ride

At a glitzy gala evening at The Brewery in London, Eastgate was awarded a British Council of Shopping Centres Purple Apple marketing merit award for community relations.

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Topshop

Topshop & Topman open at Eastgate

Eastgate’s lengthy list of quality fashion stores has grown even longer with the opening of a fantastic new Topshop and Topman store.

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Eastgate

Eastgate Celebrates the Art of Basildon

Shoppers will have an opportunity to appreciate the artistic talent within the Basildon District as the first ever Basildon District Art Trail is launched.

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Talent Week 2010

Eastgate Talent Week 2010

This coming half term, youngsters aged between 14 and 21 will have a golden opportunity to enter a competition to win an iPad with two runners up prizes of an iPod Touch.

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Gateway

Gateway 97.8 Now Live!

Now broadcasting live from its studio in the Eastgate Upper Galleries is Gateway 97.8 FM, the exciting sound of radio serving the district communities of Basildon and east Thurrock. www.gateway978.com

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Perfect Party Wear

Let's Get the Party Started... with Perfect Party Wear

Are you looking for inspiration to make sure you get the perfect outfit for this year’s Christmas party? Maybe you want to learn how to create the best hair style and make-up look for you. Or, how would you like some one-to-one style advice?

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Dr Spa Fish

Dr Spa Fish are the talk of Basildon

Garra Rufa or ‘Doctor Fish’ are the current talk of Basildon following the opening of Dr Spa Fish next to Body Shop and opposite Jane Norman on the Lower Mall.

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Past Times

Past Times now open

Another new Christmas store for Eastgate, with the opening of Past Times, on the Lower Mall and next to Ernest Jones. Shoppers can enjoy browsing through their range of Christmas gifts, decorations, snow globes and many other ideas for stocking fillers, including jewellery, books and stationery.

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Taco Bell to open in Food Terrace

Watch out for the arrival of an exciting new eating experience in the Food Terrace towards the end of November when Taco Bell opens.

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Christmas events

Christmas Events at Eastgate

Christmas is a time for the Basildon Community to rally round and entertain shoppers while also raising funds for a variety of local causes.

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Gift

Win a Christmas gift worth £250 from Eastgate!

Register for eNews between now and the 22nd December and you will be entered into our free prize draw to win the gift of your choice from the store of your choice in time for Christmas!

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Eastgate shoppers treated to perfect party wear event

Eastgate shoppers were treated to some excellent ideas for perfect party wear as personal stylist and image consultant Tina Gill demonstrated how to make the ultimate impression this Christmas.

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Christmas

Festive Opening Hours 2010

Find out when Eastgate is open over the festive period

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Superdry Jetstream boots - a must have this Christmas

Take a look at these aviation inspired boots.

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Little Havens

Festive Fun at Eastgate for Little Havens

Christmas has come early for dozens of life-limited children thanks to a local shopping centre. As the stores closed for the day, Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon was transformed into a winter wonderland for the Little Havens Christmas Party on Sunday 12th December.

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Fashion show

Fashion show held by students from Performer’s College in Corringham

Eight glamorous students from Performer’s College in Corringham performed dance routines and modelled the fashions of Jane Norman, Republic and New Look.

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Help Your Health

Eastgate’s annual fitness challenge takes place from Friday Jan 10 to Sunday Jan 16.

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year at Eastgate

Eastgate’s annual Chinese New Year Celebrations will be held on Saturday February 5th.

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Rush

From RUSH, with Love

Love the RUSH Experience? Create a tailor made package & we’ll include a complementary Kérastase Treatment Ritual 1.

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Eastgate

New Stores at Eastgate

Select ladies fashions and Madhouse fashion outlet are now open at Eastgate Shopping Centre.

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Mother's Day? Simple

Eastgate makes Mothers Day simple with hundreds of gorgeous gift ideas. Visit our perfume sampling sessions opposite Starbucks on the Lower Mall until Saturday for details of heavenly scented offers at such great stores as Debenhams, The Perfume Shop, Superdrug and The Fragrance Shop.

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Hans

Hans hangs up his clogs after 16 years

Hans Wustefeld has finally called time on his role as General Manager of Eastgate after 16 years of loyal service to the Centre and to the town of Basildon.

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Japan

Help Eastgate Help Japan

Eastgate Shopping is preparing to unite the town behind a special twelve-day appeal to help victims of the recent disaster in Japan.

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Gateway

Gateway 97.8: The story behind the station

Ever since September 2010, Eastgate has enjoyed having a community radio station resident within the Centre.

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St George

Model required for recycled wedding dress that is set to fly the flag for St George’s Day in Basildon

To paraphrase that old wedding adage: something old, something borrowed is set to create something new as Fashion students from South Essex College will be creating a St George’s Day themed wedding dress made completely from recycled ones.

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Eastgate

Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Find out when we're open this Bank Holiday

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Summer Suitcase Event - Friday 27 & Saturday 28 May

The sun is shining – our winter woollies are packed away and we are all looking forward to getting ready for summer!

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Nando's

Two for One at Nando's until Tuesday 31 May

Spend £30 or more on fashion at a selection of top Eastgate stores, and receive two meals for the price of one at Nando's, until the end of May.

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Spring into Summer with Rush

Take a look at our fabulous summer savings!

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Basildon-Eastgate Art
Saturday 2 July 2011

Basildon-Eastgate Art (BEA) now open

Basildon-Eastgate Art officially opened to shoppers at 10am on Saturday June 2nd.

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Christmas Opening Hours 2011

Eastgate is open late On Saturday November 19th and on Thursdays from November 24th plus other selected nights before Christmas.

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Eastgate

Win a grand Eastgate Christmas shopping spree worth £1000

Spend £30 or more at Eastgate on Saturdays until December and be entered into our free prize draw to win a Christmas shopping spree worth £1,000 at the Eastgate stores of your choice.

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Little Havens
21st December 2011

Christmas Cheer at Festive Party for Little Havens

Seriously ill children and their families from across Essex have had an early visit from Santa at a special Christmas Party over the weekend.

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Gym 4 All

Gym4all - Get Fit, Pay Less

As you pile on a few extra pounds over Christmas, help is at hand soon to get you back into shape….and it’s so close to Eastgate Shopping Centre.

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Baby
2nd April - 15th April

Baby and Toddler of the Year Competition

Eastgate’s annual competition in conjunction with the Yellow Advertiser will be held from Monday 2nd April to Sunday 15th April.

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Eastgate
Saturday 2nd June

Eastgate Goes Red, White and Blue!

The Whitsun weekend sees the start of the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and stores are already crammed full of special fashions, gifts and souvenirs to mark the sixty years that our Sovereign has been at the helm of our nation.

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Eastgate

Gallery 2 - Now Open

With Basildon Eastgate Art already having attracted over 50,000 visitors, Gallery 2 has just opened in an adjacent unit on the Upper Mall.

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Gateway 97.8 Wins the Queens Award

It has been announced that Gateway 97.8 FM, the community radio station based at Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon, has won The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

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Abbie Smith Exhibition Now On...

Aged just 13, Abbie Smith is sharing her passion for fashion with Eastgate shoppers until August 31st with her very own fashion exhibition at Gallery 2, next door to Next on the Upper Mall.

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Eastgate

Visit Alistair Smith’s Exhibition in Gallery 2

One of the county’s most talented and created sculptors, Alistair Smith, is currently exhibiting a range of his artistic creations in Gallery 2, next to the BEA Gallery on the Upper Mall.

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Eastgate

New, improved car parking facilities are on the way

The Eastgate Car Park, No 6, is currently undergoing a floor by floor transformation to provide you with the best car parking facilities in Basildon.

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Bat

Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. Still need to get organised? We’ve lots of great stores at Eastgate Shopping Centre - here’s where to head for your spooky stuff…

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Amy Childs to Open Pop-Up Shop at Eastgate

She only launched her debut clothing boutique back in September of this year but following the huge success, Amy Childs, is set to open her very first pop-up shop on Saturday 1st December in Basildon - just in time for the festive period!

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Bigger, Brighter & Better for Christmas!

Bigger bays, brighter lights, better floor surfaces and no more car park works from November 12th until mid-January.

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Christmas Opening Hours

Our opening hours during the Christmas period, including late night shopping on Thursdays.

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Eastgate

Trespass Now Open

Did you know that our company has been making clothes for over 70 years? So we’ve done our homework when it comes to outdoor clothing! We design performance clothing to be used in the outdoors, so whether you’re up hills, on mountains, on snow or in rain, it’s safe to say that we’ve got it covered! Designed for men, women and children, our clothing boasts stylish designs as well as excellent value for money.

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Eastgate

Mother's Day Competition - Terms & Conditions

We're holding a competition where your Mum could win a pamper day worth £200 from Debenhams!

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Eastgate

Access to and from Asda after 8pm

With effect from Monday March 11th, 2013, there will be a slightly amended procedure for late night shoppers entering and exiting ASDA.

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Eastgate

Look out for our newest Eastgate stores

Look out for the newest additions to Eastgate's Store Kineuo

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Eastgate

Asda Opticians Now Open at Eastgate

Your new Asda Optician offers you a complete range of services to suit the eye care needs of you and your family.

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Eastgate

Great Grottos Job Vacancies

Would you like to be part of our Christmas team here at the Grotto this year? We are looking for Grotto Managers, Elves and Santa’s!

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Fashion Awards

Basildon Fashion Awards

Eastgate has once again joined forces with South Essex College and the Echo to find prospective young fashion designers of the future.

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Eastgate

Young Fashion Designers Shortlisted

Forget New York, forget London, fashion wise: it’s Basildon’s Eastgate Shopping Centre where the future of fashion is at, thanks to the Basildon Fashion Awards competition which saw a celebrity judge and other top local fashion experts assess the future of the region’s fashion talent.

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Santa

Biggest Ever Christmas Start at Eastgate

“Bigger and better than ever before”, is how Eastgate Centre Manager Ian Clark described his shopping centre’s Christmas launch celebrations for this year on Saturday November 16th.

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Basildon Christmas Festival

Festive Tree to return as part of bigger and better Basildon Christmas Festival

Basildon residents can look forward to a feast of festive fun this year as the Basildon Christmas Festival is launched for the first time, starting with the switch-on of the Christmas lights on Saturday 16th November.

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Eastgate

Holiday Opening Hours 2013

Find out when we are opening over Christmas and New Year.

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Deichmann

Deichmann Shoes Opens in Basildon

Deichmann, Europe’s biggest shoe retailer, opened its doors in Basildon’s Eastgate Shopping Centre earlier this month, creating 14 new permanent jobs for local people in the process.

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