Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Town Gears Up for One Big Night

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Town Gears Up for One Big Night

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VISITORS to Middlesbrough have a One Big Treat in store later this month.

One Big Night on Thursday, April 23 will further boost the town's reputation as one of the region's key destinations for shopping, eating and having a good time.

And visitors to the town will soon be able to get a bird's eye view from the latest major attraction in Centre Square.

The town's flagship venue will be home to a massive wheel - like the iconic London Eye - after Middlesbrough Council's planning committee gave the proposal the green light.

Middlesbrough's Giant Wheel - operated by World Tourist Attractions - will be 40m high, with 30 glass-sided and climate-controlled observation pods with a specially recorded on-board commentary.

Residents, tourists and visitors will be able to enjoy a 15-minute ride featuring three revolutions of the wheel and affording passengers fantastic views across the town centre and beyond..

The One Big Night event, being staged by Middlesbrough Council in partnership with BBC Tees, will feature special offers, discounts, street entertainment and plenty of fun.

It's an open invitation to the public to come into the town to sample what's on offer, from food and drink to entertainment, retail therapy and culture.

Many of the town's key retailers and eateries are taking part - and it's hoped residents and visitors will turn out in force to ensure the evening's a roaring success.

The town's renowned modern art gallery mima will feature an exclusive one-off exhibition by renowned American artist Nathan Carter, a continental market will be held in the town centre, and leading Middlesbrough designer fashion store Psyche is playing host to a 'Girls, Nails & Cocktails' night alongside a 15% discount on everything in store.

Debenhams is laying on a Pamper Yourself Beautiful evening featuring discounts, free makeovers and a raffle. …

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