Competition: WIN a Chorlton Arts Festival package

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Enter our competition to WIN tickets for three fab events at the Chorlton Arts Festival.

Back for its fifteenth year is the Chorlton Arts Festival, a May-time mashup of music, art, theatre, comedy and performance. Included in the ten day run (15-24 May) are an exhibition of cartoons by Tony Husband from Private Eye, live performances from The Travelling Band and Young Knives, Twisted Fairytales from feminist collective Stirred Poetry, a vegan fair and a Tea Club that looks to be more performance than, er, tea. Perhaps the most exciting of the live lit events is Re/Place (20 May), where six acclaimed writers perform specially-created work that responds to the buildings and spaces around Chorlton. Rounding it all out is the Chorlton Arts Festival Weekender. So where does this giveaway come in?

Fill in your details, throw your hat in the proverbial ring – this events package is not to be missed

We’ve got a bumper package lined up for one reader: enter your name into our competition (using the form below) and you’ll be in the running to win a pair of tickets to recipients of a MOJO Folk Album of the Year award O’Hooley & Tidow, who will be performing at St Ninian’s Church on 22 May, as well as two tickets to the provocative, compelling monologue performance Tuesdays at Tescos on 23 May, and finally two tickets to see ex-bassist from The Fall Steve Hanley in conversation at The Lloyds in Chorlton on 24 May. So, fill in your details, throw your hat in the proverbial ring; this events package is not to be missed. The competition closes at 10am on Tuesday 12 May – good luck!

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.

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, Chorlton Arts Festival or 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 apologise for the fact we are unable to post prizes 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. The offer is for one winner, who will be given a pair of tickets three events as part of the Weekender. Closing date: 10am, Tuesday 12 May.

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