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American Business Chooses Cathedral Quarter For UK Debut

An American jewellery company has chosen Derby’s Cathedral Quarter to open its first UK flagship store – paving the way for regional and national expansion.

Filthy Rich has opened in the Cornmarket.  The store specialises in authentic replicas of iconic jewellery and accessories owned and worn by legends of the past, as well as fun and chic items inspired by today’s biggest celebrities.

There are three core ranges.

The Jacqueline Kennedy collection featuring iconic pieces worn on the world’s stage by the former American First Lady. The collection includes jewellery given to her by John F Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis and have been licensed through the Kennedy Library Foundation.

The Hollywood collection of replicas of famous pieces from the golden age of the cinema.  These include copies of Marilyn Munroe’s platinum and diamond eternity band, given to her by husband Joe DeMaggio after their 1954 wedding and the emerald earrings worn by Vivien Leigh in ‘Gone with the Wind’. The Hollywood Collection is licensed and manufactured under strict specifications through contracts with celebrities’ families, foundations,trusts and representatives to ensure accuracy and quality.

Finally, the Contemporary collection includes jewellery worn by stars and celebrities today from Princess Diana’s engagement ring worn by the Duchess of Cambridge to pieces from the catwalk worn by Angeline Jolie.

Filthy Rich was established in Florida 11 years ago by entrepreneur Mike Shurtleff who bought a replica of the Crown Jewels which he displayed in his store in International Drive, Orlando. 

This was then joined by a collection of replica jewellery worn by Marilyn Monroe which was an instant hit with visitors and the collections were born. The company now operates in eight different countries with 800 outlets.

Derby store manager Cara Mills explained: “Filthy Rich is extremely popular with shoppers in the USA who want to wear glamorous and iconic jewellery made famous by the stars of stage and screen at an affordable price.

 “The company were looking for somewhere in the middle of the UK to open their first flagship store here and were attracted to Derby due to the demographic profile of the city and surrounding area and the affordability of the shop leases.

“I was appointed to set up the Derby store and was keen to open in the Cathedral Quarter which is such a unique part of the city centre and attracts just the clientele that we want.

“Despite the fact that money is still tight, our research shows that women continue to be keen to refresh their wardrobe with bright and beautiful jewellery and accessories, buy something for a special event or as a gift.

“The unique things about our jewellery is that each piece comes with its own special history and becomes a real talking point.”

Cara continued that the Cathedral Quarter store will soon be followed by an expansion throughout the Midlands.

“Rather than shopping centres, we are looking at high street locations and market towns in particular.

“We will be making Our Cornmarket store the UK headquarters with offices and training rooms to support staff as the company expands in the UK.”

Martin Langsdale, chair of the Cathedral Quarter Management Group, which drives forward activities under the area’s Business Improvement District status, concluded: “The reputation of the Cathedral Quarter as a quality destination with a diverse range of property continues to attract high calibre businesses into the area.

“We are obviously delighted that Filthy Rich has chosen this part of the city centre to site their UK flagship store.”

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Lots of great activities happening in the Cathedral Quarter this Easter

 

CQ Saturdays Events at Easter

On Easter Saturday19 April - the CQ Saturdays programme returns with the free 'Knickerbocker Glorious' live entertainment at the Waterfall stage and the Cathedral Quarter Arts and Crafts Fayre under the Guildhall arches.

 

Headline acts performing on stage between 11am and 3pm will include Derby Rock and Pop Choir, - , Cardao de Ouro Capoeira Derby local  star Harriet,; poet Lily Gornall and members of Derby Magic Circle.

 

Swashbuckling compere Captain Pigheart will introduce the acts in his own unique style and there are more acts showcasing the best in local and regional talent still to be confirmed.

 

The Cathedral Quarter Arts and Craft Fayre between 10am and 4pm, underneath the Guildhall Arches will feature a wide range of crafts, artists and designers .

 

Easter Treasure Hunt - 9th-25th April

Sight Support Derbyshire have arranged an Easter Duck trail  across the Cathedral Quarter. 

Entry forms at £2 from The Mecca in the Market Hall . 40 businesses have participated with this trail, hiding ducks in their windows or premises.

 

For more details please contact Fundraising Office on 01332 287027 or email 

 

Easter Events in the Market Hall Derby

On Saturday 19th April 2014,  Market Hall traders have arranged a range of activities for families.

 

Join the Easter quiz and hunt, answer the questions and enter the draw, chance to win a giant Easter egg. 

 

Guess the total sweets in the jar on Jans Jewels - nearest answer wins the jar.

 

Test your wits against a live human fruit machine and win  spot prizes. 

 

All of these activities are free. Volunteers will be on the doors on the day collecting donations to Age UK Derby and Derbyshire.  

 

Derby Digital Easter Trail.

Greendog Media in Friar Gate Studios have designed Derby's Digital Easter. The free app can be downloaded onto a smartphone from the Apple or Android App Stores or from the website  and then used to follow five clues around the area - scanning QR codes along the way. 

 

Everyone who completes the trail between April 12 and 27 will be presented with an Easter egg - the first 150 donated by Thorntons. 

 

They will then be automatically entered into a prize draw.  First prize is a Nexus 7 tablet donated by Greendog.  Runners up prizes include five family portrait experiences and an 8" framed print from Firefly Photography; and a family cinema ticket for four to Quad.

 

Derby Museum and Art Gallery at Easter

Derby Museum and Art Gallery in The Strand are also running an Easter Holiday Egg Trail from Saturday 12 April to Monday 21 April and costs 50p per child.

 

Other activities at Derby Museum and Art Gallery include Just Hatched! on Wednesday 17 April between 10am and 3pm with animal expert James McKay introducing children to new-born chicks and rabbits.  Places are limited and sessions with the animals are with half hour timed tickets and visitors can then join in the free Easter-themed craft activities.

 

On Good Friday (April 18) between 10am and 3pm, there is a free day of family activities including face painting, craft activities and storytelling.  And on Saturday 19 April again between 10am and 3pm, children can make Easter baskets 

 

Quad at Easter

Easter holiday activities at Quad include a wide range of photographic workshops for children and young people of different ages.  

 

All activities need to be booked through the box office.

 

 Other regular free events for families include Lego Saturday which is free and open to children of all ages between 11am and 4pm as well as a host of family films including the LEGO Movie (U)

 

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Forthcoming events in the Cathedral Quarter include:

 

Wednesday 9/4 - Friday 25/4 - Sight Support Derbyshire Easter Duck Hunt.

 

Saturday 12/4 - Sunday 27/4 - Digital Easter Hunt

 

Saturday 12/4 - Monday 21/4 - Derby Museum Easter events

 

Thursday 17/4 - Farmers Market - Market Place

 

Saturday 19/4 - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - Waterfall and CQ Saturdays Cathedral Quarter Arts & Crafts Fayre - Guildhall Arches.

 

Saturday 19/4 - Market Hall Easter Quiz and Hunt

 

Saturday 26/4 - St Georges Day Celebrations

 

Saturday 26/4 - Fools Paradise performance - Market Hall

 

Tuesday 29/4 - CQ Safer Neighbourhood day.

 

Wednesday 30/4 - Commercial Property Seminar - Jurys Inn - 12 noon till 5pm

 

For more information on these and other events in the area, please visit : www.visitderby.co.uk or www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk   

 

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