THIS week is your last chance to enter the Herald’s exclusive competition to open the new Magic Alley flagship store in Stratford’s Bell Court.
We are looking for the world’s greatest opening spell whether it be ‘Alohomora!’ from Harry Potter; ‘Open Sesame!’ from the Arabian Nights; or ‘Izzy Wizzy, Let’s get busy!’ from Sooty and Sweep.
Or, you might like to be really creative and come up with your own! The lucky winner will get to perform their opening spell and cut the ribbon on Saturday, 14th April, and, along with three family members, will be treated to a night out at the Everyman Cinema and a meal in Miller & Carter, as well as receiving a huge basket of goodies from Magic Alley!
A shortlist will be drawn up of a winner from each of three age categories — eight and under; nine to 16; and over 16. And the overall winner will be selected for the main prize, the runners-up will also receive a small prize.
The entries will be judged by Dave Matthews, who is behind the Magic Alley project, and Herald editor, Amanda Chalmers. All you need to do to enter the competition is to tell us what you think the world’s greatest opening spell is and why, using the official entry form on page seven of this week’s Herald.
Send the completed entry forms to: Magic Alley Competition, Stratford Herald, 17 Rother Street, Stratford, CV37 6NB, to arrive by Friday, 23rd March. The winner will be notified at the beginning of April.