Willy Wonka famously offered golden tickets to visit his fabulous chocolate factory. At its 30th birthday party last year, NEAT ran a special golden ticket draw for its volunteer promoters. A little less chocolatey but still delicious as it entitled its lucky winner to all the box office takings from a NEAT event.
Picked at random from a number of entries by Maureen Watt MSP, the NEAT promoter that won the golden ticket was Johnshaven Village Hall.
The Johnshaven team will be using their golden ticket for Tales of a Grandson, storyteller Andy Cannon’s re-telling of Scotland’s history, coming to their village hall on Saturday 14 May.
Andy Cannon, formerly of Wee Stories Theatre, is one of Scotland’s finest storytellers for children, and a familiar face at many NEAT venues. The Johnshaven promoters are delighted to be welcoming Andy back to their hall. “We are chuffed to bits to have won the golden ticket and to be using it for Andy’s show”, said Rebecca, one of the Johnshaven team. “We are planning some much needed upgrades to our hall building to improve disabled access, and the income from our ticket sales will be a wonderful boost to our funds”.
NEAT is planning to offer another golden ticket at its Promoter Day on Saturday 1 October (date still to be confirmed) so stay tuned as your local NEAT venue could be the next Charlie Bucket!