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Re-Read returns for the Christmas Bazaar

Re-Read, a Doncaster based campaign to boost literacy levels in the town, is coming back to Waterdale Shopping Centre for one night only as part of the Christmas Bazaar on Friday 20th November.  The return of Re-Read follows the success of the initiative during the half-term holidays.

St. Modwen, which owns and manages the centre, has invited Re-Read to deliver a special Christmas storytelling session for young children from across Doncaster. The storytime session, which takes place from 12pm to 6pm, will feature a number of classic Christmas tales. Free books will also be given out during the event.

Rebecca Berry, Town Centre Manager at Waterdale Shopping Centre, said: “Hundreds of people visited Re-Read during the half-term holidays and greatly benefitted from the initiative. It is therefore a great pleasure to invite Re-Read back to Waterdale Shopping Centre to take part in our special Christmas Bazaar. The magic of Christmas is really brought to life by the classic Christmas stories and poems.” 

Judith Smith, Services Manager from Re-Read said: “We are delighted to be part of the Christmas Bazaar at Waterdale Shopping Centre. The response we received during our most recent visit was fantastic so we welcome the opportunity to once again encourage more young people to develop a passion for reading.”

The Christmas bazaar at Waterdale Shopping Centre will include over 20 Christmas stalls, offering a range of locally produced crafts and gifts, including jewellery and accessories. Taking place from 4pm – 9pm, the family friendly event also includes activities for young children, such as face painting and bauble decorating, in association with Sticky Mits nursery, as well as performances from local dance group, The Reel Dancers. Father Christmas and pantomime characters from the Little Theatre will also be making an appearance!

In addition, bands from across the region will be performing a selection of classic Christmas songs as part of an alternative Christmas Carols. The bands have been selected by the owners of Taste café, which regularly hosts live music. Compering the event will be former local DJ, Simon Saynor, owner of the Notorious Aardvark Record Shop in Waterdale Shopping Centre.

St. Modwen, which owns and manages Waterdale Shopping Centre, will be extending the opening hours of the underground car park until 9.15pm on 20th November. All parking in this car park will be free from 4pm.