Month: July 2021

Harry Potter Day

child dressed as harry potter

Harry Potter Day – with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

Friday 30 July – 10am – 7pm

Braehead centre mall

Wands at the ready! Join us on Friday 30 July for Harry Potter day in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital charity.

This fun-filled day will run from 10am – 7pm. Witches and Wizards, both big and small will be invited to come along and take part in magical arts and crafts. There will also be an enchanting green screen that will transport you to Hogwarts!

All monies raised are in aid of the miraculous Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity!

William McGowan, Head of Partnerships and Events, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity said: “We can’t wait to host our Harry Potter day at Braehead and look forward to bringing the spirit of Hogwarts to the shopping centre. We are incredibly grateful to Braehead Shopping Centre for their continued support and generosity. We rely entirely on fundraising and donations to fund our life-changing hospital projects to make sure that young patients and their families receive the extra special care they deserve. Funds raised through our magical Harry Potter Day activities will help to continue our charity-funded play and events programme, family support services and wellbeing support for NHS staff, giving children and their families the best possible hospital experiences.”

You’ll find the enchanting event in the centre mall of Braehead shopping centre.

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Month: July 2021

Children’s Book Prize

Waterstone Children Book Prize 2021

Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2021

Waterstones Children Book Prize 2021

Inspire your little ones and spark their imaginations with these top pics from the expert team at Waterstones.

Open daily with a wonderful selection of books for readers of all ages and interests, you can find Waterstones on the lower level of the shopping centre.

Kind of Spark

A Kind of Spark - Waterstones Children Book Prize

‘A Kind Of Spark was inspired by the history of Scottish witch trials, and the tenacity and fortitude of neurodivergent children. I wanted to write a funny, warm and empowering book for young girls and ND children.’ – Elle McNicoll

A Kind of Spark tells the story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial in memory of the witch trials that took place in her Scottish hometown. Addie knows there’s more to the story of these ‘witches’, just like there is more to hers. Can Addie challenge how the people in her town see her, and make her voice heard?

Grumpy Fairies

Waterstones Children Book Prize 2021 - The Grumpy Fairies

Between the fairies’ comical expressions and the plot’s light-hearted sense of peril, Bethan’s marriage of text and illustration crafts an entertaining tale. The Grumpy Fairies is a book that children gleefully request on repeat.

On winning the category, Bethan said:

‘I’m so thrilled that The Grumpy Fairies has won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Illustrated Book category, I can’t quite believe it’s true! It has been such a privilege to have been included on the shortlist with so many other talented authors and illustrators and it means so much to me that more readers will get to enjoy the antics of the grumpy fairies as a result of the award.’


Waterstones Children Book Prize 2021 - Wranglestone

Darren’s post-apocalyptic narrative balances a cinematic state of impending-doom with unending hope, courage and love. Standing out in its genre for all the right reasons, it’s impossible to put this perfectly-paced and nerve-tingling horror down. Suitable for 13+.

On winning the category, Darren said:

‘Because Wranglestone has been chosen by a range of booksellers from across the UK, I hope this win proves that there is a readiness in readers for the LGBTQ+ experience to expand into genres still dominated by their heterosexual counterparts, and this causes publishers to make bolder choices in the books they decide children and teenagers should read. But ultimately, this is a win for LGBTQ+ teenagers by showing you that your story can be for the many and not just the few. I am so touched and so very grateful that my two boys ever found such an open-hearted tribe to champion them.’

Find out more about the winner or read recommendations on other books of the Waterstones website here 

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