Doctor Who Pop-up Shop Materialises in Brisbane

With the 50th anniversary fast approaching, we are thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to get together, interact and take home their very own piece of Doctor Who."Rachael Hammond, BBC Worldwide ANZ’s Retail Manager
Date: 08.10.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.56
Category: BBC Worldwide
A Doctor Who fan’s paradise will materialise in Brisbane this week, with BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand announcing that a Doctor Who pop-up shop will open its doors on * Saturday 12 October at Shop 13A, 23 James Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

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Following the overwhelming popularity of the first-ever Doctor Who pop-up shop in Sydney earlier this year, this special one-off Brisbane store will feature some exclusive merchandise not currently available in Australian stores. On offer is the Who Home range boasting a selection of stylish homewares, such as teapots and mugs, plus notebooks, tea towels and more.

Fans can stock up on women’s apparel from cult US fan-girl designers Her Universe, including some new leggings and t-shirt designs, a new range of men’s t-shirt designs from the UK, replica coats from Canada, costume jewellery from the US, a new range of kids’ back to school stationery and much more.

A limited number of the special edition Tenth Doctor in tuxedo Titan figurines will also be on sale, as well as the covetable silver collectible coin from the New Zealand Mint.

Also on offer will be the popular range of toys, gifts, DVDs and books that Australian fans love. And as a special treat, fans can get up close to a TARDIS and a K-9.

To celebrate the store opening at 9am on Saturday 12 October, fans are invited to dress up as their favourite Doctor Who character with a small gift given to the first 20 fans to arrive in costume.

Says Rachael Hammond, BBC Worldwide ANZ’s Retail Manager: ‘With the 50th anniversary fast approaching, we are thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to get together, interact and take home their very own piece of Doctor Who.’

Also coming soon and a Queensland first, Brisbane will welcome the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, a musical celebration of the iconic BBC series.

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra will perform Murray Gold’s captivating music from the series, accompanied by a big screen featuring specially edited sequences of Matt Smith’s performance as the Eleventh Doctor.  A host of monsters, including the spine-chilling Silence and the awe-inspiring Daleks and Cybermen, will add to the electric atmosphere.

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will have its Queensland premiere in Brisbane on Saturday 8 February 2014 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Ph: 132 849 or visit ticket.com.au

 

 

For more information, please contact: Phoebe Price, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand

T: +612 9744 4507 M: 0403 457 533 E: phoebe.price@bbc.com

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

* The pop-up shop will be open for three weeks, but may close early depending on stock levels.

 

About BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) is a priority territory for BBC Worldwide, focusing on growth across all its core business areas.  Based in Macquarie Park, Sydney, BBC Worldwide ANZ wholly owns five channels: UKTV, BBC Knowledge and CBeebies in Australia; UKTV and BBC Knowledge in New Zealand; and is responsible for the distribution and promotion of BBC World News which transmits in both countries.  In August 2014 it will launch a new premium BBC channel showcasing premiere drama and comedy on the Foxtel platform in Australia.  BBC Worldwide ANZ distributes great British content from the BBC and other producers to all free-to-air and most subscription channels in Australia and New Zealand.  It works with partners to bring BBC Worldwide DVDs, magazines, digital apps, innovative products and live events to the local market, as well as offering advertising opportunities for the BBC’s world renowned bbc.com news site and lonelyplanet.com.  Australia is the most successful territory for the global BBC iPlayer.

 

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