Article Source: East Renfrewshire Culture & Leisure
First Published: 11 November 2021 9:36
Updated: 11 November 2021 9:36
Scottish writer J.M. Barrie's story was voted the nation's favourite* opening line with 'all children, except one, grow up'.
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure is asking children to come up with the first sentence of a story which they think will 'hook' readers, in 20 words or less.
There will be three age categories and each and the best opening lines will win a family panto pass for Peter Pan at Eastwood Park Theatre, which runs from 26 November - 30 December 2021.
Creative children from across Glasgow are encouraged to enter and forms are available from East Renfrewshire libraries, as well as over at East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure's Facebook and Twitter pages.
Anthony McReavy from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure said: “We're proud to be presenting our biggest ever pantomime this year at Eastwood Park Theatre. To celebrate Peter Pan's magical tale and the nation's favourite opening line, we're asking children to get creative with our writing competition.
“We’d love to see how imaginative they can be with their opening lines and can't wait to read their efforts. If they’re looking for inspiration, we have plenty of stories available at libraries across East Renfrewshire to help spark their imaginations.”
Entries should be under 20 words and entered in one of three categories: seven and under, 8-11 and 12-16. Competition entries should be submitted by Friday 19 November and will be judged by a special team of literary-loving library and theatre staff.
Tickets for Peter Pan at Eastwood Park Theatre, which takes place from 26 November - 30 December, are being snapped up and are on sale now priced £13 off peak/£15 peak for adults, £11/13 concession and £9/10 for children, while a Family Ticket for two adults and two children is £40/45.
Buy tickets at www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk or call Eastwood Park Theatre box office on 0141 577 4956.
*World Book Day poll conducted in 2015.
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