Peterborough shopping centre to launch ‘quiet afternoons’

Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough is to introduce new ‘Quiet Afternoons’ with music turned down and lights dimmed to make it more accessible for the disabled.

By Brad Barnes
Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 11:49 am
On Purple Tuesday, Queensgate will also have a Pianist playing calm and soothing music on the mall for all to enjoy
On Purple Tuesday, Queensgate will also have a Pianist playing calm and soothing music on the mall for all to enjoy

From 1.30pm on November 3 - which marks Purple Tuesday – and every Wednesday from November 11 until the end of the year – Queensgate and its participating retailers will be dimming their lights and reducing or switching off their mall and in-store music, to create a quieter and more relaxed shopping environment for those who prefer it.

On Purple Tuesday, Queensgate will also have a pianist playing calm and soothing music on the mall for all to enjoy.

The annual event, which supports anyone who lives with a disability, encourages organisations of all sizes to improve their customer experience for disabled people.

Carol Wakelin, Environmental Manager for Queensgate Shopping Centre, commented: “We are delighted to be supporting Purple Tuesday again this year and to be launching our new Quiet Afternoons scheme this November, in another step towards making our centre accessible and enjoyable for all visitors.”

A spokesperson for Shop Mobility in Peterborough added: “As a disability charity, we know the value of those living with disabilities being able to enjoy a shopping experience. Queensgate’s events and contributions over the years have always been very successful, and we know their new Quiet Afternoons will make the shopping experience even more accessible and positive.”