Grosvenor Shopping Northampton celebrates Pride with a Fashion Rainbow

Shopping centre launches partnership with local charity at an event bursting with colour

On Saturday 18th May, as part of Northampton Pride, shoppers at Grosvenor Shopping Northampton are invited to explore the rules of colour styling using all the colours of the rainbow. The event will also mark the start of a partnership with local charity The Lowdown, who will be there to highlight the vital services they offer to young people and the LGBTQ+ community.

From 11am-4pm, expert stylists will be on hand to help shoppers step out of the dull and play with the fashion rainbow. Understanding how to wear the right colours is paramount to feeling good, so there will be clothes and accessories from Grosvenor’s retailers to experiment with. Short workshops will run on the hour showcasing the latest colour trends before style lovers are invited to choose their favourite shade and be photographed in a frame to match.

Local Charity The Lowdown, which is a counselling, sexual health and LGBTQ+ support service, offers a free and confidential service to children and young adults. The Lowdown will be raising awareness of their services on the day. And the event will launch an annual partnership with the shopping centre offering ongoing support to the charity.

James Roberts, Centre Manager, Grosvenor Shopping Northampton is looking forward to the celebrations, “We look forward to welcoming people to the centre on Saturday to join in with the fun and celebrate fashion for all.

“As well as providing fantastic fashion advice and fun as the town celebrates Pride, the event will help to highlight the valuable work that The Lowdown does with young people and the LGBTQ+ community.

“As a shopping centre at the heart of the community in Northampton, partnerships like this are invaluable and we look forward to building on it throughout the year.”

Ellie White, Fundraising and Marketing Manager at the Lowdown commented, “We’re really pleased to be working with Grosvenor Shopping Northampton. By being a part of this great event during Pride, we will be able to highlight the services we offer to young people and the LGBTQ+ community making them available to a larger audience. We’re also looking forward to collaborating in the future and building on the partnership.”