Competition: WIN The 2014 Cultural Calendar

Stevie Mackenzie-Smith

Win your own copy of Creative Tourist’s annual Cultural Calendar, a beautiful and not-for-sale piece of print that could be yours to cherish all darn year.

Roll up, roll up! Get it while it’s hot (off the press)! Our fifth annual cultural calendar is a beautifully illustrated A4 broadsheet. Designed to fold out and adorn your walls with a colourful reminder of the most exciting and anticipated events of 2014 – from art, dance, theatre and literature via a mechanical circus and, yes, a festival dedicated to forced rhubarb – this is your definitive what’s-on-guide for the North.

Modern Designers has taken care of the aesthetics, commissioning LA-based illustrator Patrick Hruby to produce a bespoke and fantastically playful design to bring the calendar to life with literal interpretations of the events, exhibitions and festivals it contains.

Fancy winning a copy? To enter, all you need to do is add your details below. The winner will be selected at random on 10am, 30 January 2014.


Terms and conditions: The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Employees of Creative Tourist, Modern Designers and associated companies are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person. We’re sorry, but we are unable to post calendars outside of the UK. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list – don’t worry, we never share data and we promise not to bombard you with endless emails. Closing Date: 10am, 30 January 2014.

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