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Interview with David Cruise

The Metro-Centre is currently buzzing with the St George’s Day vibe, so what better time than to speak to the man himself, David Cruise about how he feels about our celebration and his personal beliefs on this special day.

Metro-Centre: Hello, David. St George’s Day ought to be a national holiday, shouldn’t it?

David Cruise: Absolutely, no doubt about it! St Andrew’s day in Scotland is, St Patrick’s in Ireland… Why can’t we have St George’s day here? Where’s the spirit of pride there?

Metro-Centre: We’re feeling very proud here, David! How are the celebrations going to be looking?

David Cruise: I’m really, really pleased with the line-up we’ve got. The fact that Surrender are playing is just amazing, the girls can’t wait to see the Metro-Centre and do some shopping of their own! Then the parade on Saturday is just going to be amazing. The local Brooklands community have really come together and are going to be putting on an amazing show. It’ll be a sea of red and white.

Metro-Centre: And the Bears are going to be leading the parade?

David Cruise: Of course they are, it wouldn’t be the Metro-Centre without them!

Metro-Centre: And will they be fighting the dragon?

David Cruise: (laughing) Well, we’ll see, it’s traditional for the dragon to get slaughtered, so I expect so!

Metro-Centre: You’ve said in interviews that the dragon is ‘still out there’, what do you mean by that?

David Cruise: The dragon is a metaphor… You see there are elements, sadly elements within our own communities, that the dragon has come to represent… It’s sad, but in today’s day and age inevitable. The legend of St George lives on because the dragon is very much out there. It’s in our streets, in our corner shops, in the back room of our next-door neighbour… And it still has to be vanquished. We still need to defeat the dragon.

Metro-Centre: Will we be seeing you in your suit of armour then, David?

David Crusie: I’ll probably stick to my new suit from High Rise, on the first floor, the new Summer range is in. Recommended!

Metro-Centre: Maybe people could check it out after the parade?

David Cruise: Oh yes, the Metro-Centre will be open after the parade, until midnight in fact, so you can have a look at our new stores there and then.

Metro-Centre: Any other words to say to our readers?

David Cruise: Just make sure you have a great weekend! Really, a lot of nonsense is talked about St George’s Day and patriotism, sometimes it gets clouded with other talk about the day, Shakespeare and so on… But I think this coming Monday… If you really do feel strongly enough, then don’t go into work. Take the day off. Feel pride to be English. Feel pride to wear the St George’s cross and yes, treat yourself to a holiday, come to the Metro-Centre, be with your community. You’d be doing the right thing. St George would be proud and it’s not what they’d expect at all…

Metro-Centre: David, thank you.

English Pride, Metro-Centre Pride

At the Metro-Centre we’re gearing up for the St George’s Day celebrations across the board in all our stores. Exclusive and affordable fashion outlet Deep End is selling both men’s and women’s St George’s tops for the big day. Meanwhile, on the second floor, east wing, Prima Belladonna will be swapping all its Italian food for some decidedly more English fare. Finally make sure you’ve stocked up with flags and noisemakers at Malek and Constantin’s Novelties on the third floor, north sector – it’s time to celebrate!

St George’s Day Parade – Stewards

Can ALL volunteers for stewarding duty please attend the BRIEFING SESSION on Thursday night (19th Apr) at 7:30pm. If you do not attend it will be assumed you are not taking part in stewarding activities.

Millennium People

The Metro-Centre will play host to the seventh annual ‘Brooklands Millennium People‘ this July. The awards, which have been tailored to reflect acts of kindness and pride in local communities will be given out in the west wing reception area on Thursday July the 5th.  Nominations can be posted in the white and red boxes dotted around the Metro-Centre.

Holiday Inn Refurbishment

Following recent events, the Holiday Inn Metro-Centre bar will be undergoing refurbishment. Guests are still welcome to make use of the beach bar and cocktail lounge.

Hello America

Metro-Centre Travel has hooked up with several leading travel operators to offer cheap flights to the USA. ‘Hello America‘ is a new scheme which will allow others to make cheap transatlantic flights. Metro-Centre spokesman Tom Carradine said “This is a great opportunity for all those with a Metro-Centre Loyalty Card to experience travelling to the USA.” ‘Hello America‘ will begin by running flights to both Florida and New York this coming autumn.

Brooklands Olympic Bid

The Metro-Centre is delighted to be supporting the Brooklands athletics and swimming clubs and all their entrants into the Thames Valley Olympics. Go for Gold, teams!

Bear Necessities!

Please excuse our mess as we give the world famous Brooklands Bears a facelift. The Bears, a well known and much-loved fixture of the main atrium are need of a little makeover. Thanks to our friends at the Unlimited Dream Company, we’ll soon have the Bears looking their best again, following recent events.

St George’s Day Celebrations

David Cruise and girl band Surrender will be leading our St George’s Day celebrations at the Metro-Centre next month. Kicking off on Friday the 20th of April with Surrender singing some of their latest hits in the main atrium (west car park), and followed by our St George’s Day Parade on Saturday night, it promises to be a truly amazing weekend. Why not visit CCJ Sports in the south wing, 3rd floor for all your St George’s Day shirts?

The Crystal World Opens

Want to try alternative types of medicine? Want to see what the healing power of crystal can do to your life? Then get over to the east wing on the second floor to The Crystal World. Featuring a wide variety of crystals, for both decorative and practical uses, The Crystal World could be your gateway to a new existence!