Late night student lock in back at Churchill Square

There’s not long left now to register for the student ‘Lock-In’ event at Brighton’s Churchill Square where they’ll have the chance to take advantage of huge discounts whilst having a great night out.

Following the amazing success of its annual fresher’s week Lock-In, Brighton’s shopping centre has organised an extra extravaganza for Wednesday, 13 April – giving students the run of the centre as well as the chance to make some incredible savings.

“This is the first time we’ve held a student Lock-In event in April,” said Churchill Square Centre Director Mark Buchanan-Smith. “Our annual fresher’s week event continues to be a huge hit and is one of the highlights of our year.

Student-Lock-In-2015---59-copy“Following demand from retailers and students alike, we’ve teamed up with our tenants and some other local businesses to put together a second event which we hope will be just as successful.”

Registration is now open for the event, which, as with previous lock-ins, will see Churchill Square opening ‘after hours’ exclusively for students, with live music and entertainment to keep everyone entertained from 6.30pm to 10pm.

“Local club Coalition will be providing the music, and there will be a host of entertainment throughout the centre,” said Mark. “In keeping with the shopping theme, we’ve also lined up the amazing ‘Granny Turismo’, an amazing, hilarious shopping trolley dance display team, who will be bringing their act to the malls.”

Retailers will be offering a variety of one night only discounts and special offers for students, and there will be several surprises throughout the night.

“As with previous lock-ins, admission is totally free but students have to register beforehand otherwise they will not be able to get in on the night,” said Mark. “Our fresher’s event regularly attracts more than 10,000 shoppers so we’re expecting a big turnout on Wednesday and it’s important that anyone wishing to come along has registered properly.”

The event is open to anyone over 16 who attends any college or university. To register, visit Once details have been accepted, a confirmation e-mail will be sent which needs to be brought to the centre – together with student identification – on the night.

Student-Lock-In-2015---49-copy“Our customer service desk will also be able to register details in person, from 10am on the morning of Wednesday 13 April,” said Mark. “Only people who have registered and bring their e-mail and student ID will be given their Lock-In wristband, which qualifies them for the deals and discounts throughout the centre.”

Mark said he was sure the event was going to be a fantastic success. “The Lock-In is always a fun-filled evening and with the entertainment we have lined up and the discounts on offer, we’re really looking forward to this being another huge hit with students,” he said.

The student Lock-In event at Churchill Square will take place on Wednesday, 13 April, between 6.30pm and 10pm. To register, visit