Caption competition... Spring/Summer 2019

| July 11, 2019

We were delighted with the flood of entries we received for our Winter 2018-19 Caption Competition – thank you for keeping us entertained! The winner for the issue was Kathryn McColl, with her caption ‘So kids, where did we leave the car?’ to accompany the image below. Ms McColl will receive an illuminated globe from Stanfords.



To those of you who didn’t win, thank you for taking the time to enter and please do have another go using the image below. Send an amusing caption to accompany it (10 words maximum) to, along with your full name and address. The winning caption will be published in the winter 2019-20 issue. Entries must be received by 12 September 2019.

For this latest competition, our winner and a companion will enjoy a private backstage tour of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. Courtesy of ROH staff member Georgie Barry, gain a fascinating insight into the mechanics of this cultural destination that brings world-class ballet, opera, dance and music to two stages. (Prize is subject to availability.)

The Royal Opera House’s 2019 summer season opens for general booking on 3 April. Operatic highlights include mighty classics Carmen and Boris Godunov, alongside comic operas The Marriage of Figaro and La Fille du Régiment, plus a new production of War and Peace. Meanwhile, the visiting Bolshoi Ballet present Tchaikovsky’s spellbinding Swan Lake, Russian favourite Spartacus and a sparkling adaptation of Don Quixote, while The Royal Ballet pay tribute to Margot Fonteyn, marking the centenary of her birth. Please visit


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