Media Release: The Avenue to feature BodyWorks exhibit during October Week

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THE Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns is to feature The Glasgow Science Centre’s BodyWorks exhibit to entertain and educate families throughout the October Week.

How high can I jump? How much water is in my body? How flexible am I? What will I look like if I smoke? The BodyWorks exhibition is a fully hands-on, active learning experience, encouraging investigation into our amazing bodies and what they can do.

Centre manager, Michelle McCabe, said: “Ideal for a family audience, BodyWorks shows you just how amazing your body is, lets you put its flexibility, strength and endurance to the test and gives you a chance to find out just how hard your heart and lungs work – as well as telling you how you can stay healthy.

“Educational as well as entertaining, BodyWorks was hugely popular when it visited the Avenue this summer.

“Indeed, we had as many adults as children jostling to participate to test their grip strength, balance and co-ordination and lung capacity! It really is a great way to experiment, engage and enjoy learning about how your body works.

“And with our own resident scientist, mall mascot Newton handing out free fruit throughout the promotion, sponsored by Asda, we’re sure that BodyWorks will prove as popular this autumn as it was this summer.”

The BodyWorks exhibits will be taking place in the Avenue throughout the full October Week from 12 noon till 4pm from Monday 17 till Friday 21 October.

On Wednesday, BodyWorks science communicators will break out from its stationary site to roam amongst shoppers to amaze and excite them with interactive health and wellbeing demos.

The Avenue Shopping Centre offers shoppers an alternative to sprawling trolley-dash shopping culture with a comprehensive range of outlets offering a warm and welcoming shopping experience conveniently located on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre.

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For further information please contact Susan Christie on tel 0141 561 4018

Issued on behalf of The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns by Liquorice Media

Date 10th October 2011

Notes to editors

  • The Avenue is open until 7pm every Thursday with 1,000 free car parking spaces (including underground) seven days a week.
  • The Avenue is home to 44 different retailers including: banks/post office; books; children; clothing/fashion; food and drink; health and pharmacy; jewellery and gifts; mobile phones; newsagent and cards; opticians; perfumery/beauty salon; restaurant and coffee; shoe and repairs; handbags/ luggage and travel.
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Contact: Susan Christie
Phone: 0141 561 4018