The Millennium Forum in partnership with the Richmond Centre has continued with its longstanding tradition of hosting an annual Christmas schools competition, offering the winner a trip for their entire class to see their pantomime.  This year, Connie and her class from Ebrington Primary School in the city were the lucky recipients of this amazing prize and earlier today, they enjoyed a special ‘meet & greet’ with some of the cast of this year’s panto, Jack & The Beanstalk.

Local students of all ages were asked to create an art piece on what they would like to find at the top of the beanstalk.  Hundreds of entries were received, all of which are currently on display in the Richmond Centre (show sponsor of the Forum’s panto).  Entries were then shortlisted and the finalists posted up on the Richmond Centre’s Facebook page for public voting.

Cara McCartney, Development Manager at the Millennium Forum, said that this year’s competition was extremely close: 

“We were astounded with the huge number of entries, which made the job of the judges extremely difficult.  In the end, with over 3,000 votes, Ebrington Primary School took the prize and they were delighted!”

She added:

“Sponsorship with the Millennium Forum and the Richmond Centre continues to build momentum in terms of branding with our biggest show of the year, rewarding staff and reaching into the local community with the schools competition.  As a registered charity, we are very grateful for their support and we look forward to building upon this success story throughout the year.”

Bobby Nicholson, Manager of the Richmond Centre and sponsor of the Forum’s pantomime, commented:

“The Richmond Centre enjoys supporting local arts, schools and community and we are extremely pleased that Ebrington PS has won the schools competition.  We hope that the winner and her class has a great time of fun and laughter at Jack & The Beanstalk.”

Any business interested in becoming involved with the Millennium Forum should contact the Development Team at partnerships@millenniumforum.co.uk

Jack & The Beanstalk, sponsored by the Richmond Centre, is currently running at the Millennium Forum until 31st December.  Tickets are now available from the Box Office.  Telephone 71 264455 or visit millenniumforum.co.uk for tickets.