Win one of the pairs of tickets to see Brief Encounter or a three-hour paddle boarding session for your family

All aboard for a journey into classic romance

Noël Coward’s classic film, Brief Encounter, comes to the stage at Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough this month.

We have teamed up with the theatre to offer two people a chance to win a pair of tickets each to see the production.

This playful production has been adapted by Emma Rice and is directed by Paul Robinson. It turns Noël Coward’s 1945 film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy while maintaining the classic romance of the original.

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow their worlds apart. Will they give in to love’s first rush and risk everything? Has this relationship changed the tracks of their lives forever?

The production runs until August 27. For more information, including how to book tickets and details of socially distanced and accessible performances, visit the Stephen Joseph Theatre website.

To enter, answer this question

In what year was the original film version of Brief Encounter released?

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The closing date is Monday 8 August. A winner will be chosen at random from all the correct entries.

Terms and conditions apply.

Get on board for fun with this great competition

Stand-up paddle boarding is an incredible experience for people of all ages and abilities.

We’ve teamed up with Live For Today at Ripley Castle Lake to offer you a chance to win a three-hour session for your family.

After some fun introductions and warm-ups on the bank, you will be equipped with all the technical and safety kit, including, of course, a paddle, leash and paddle board. It's then onto the water and time for serious fun!

You’ll start off paddling in a kneeling position, which is a great way to become one with your board and paddle. Once mastered, you’re ready to stand up and enjoy the full paddle boarding experience.

As well as making a journey around the impressive lake, taking in the sights of Ripley Castle, you’ll be challenged to paddle board gymnastics, races, water polo and many more games – keeping dry is not an option.

Live For Today offers more than 20 exciting outdoor activities and adventures in Harrogate, York and Leeds. Find out more on the Live For Today website.

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To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize of a free paddle board session for a family of four, answer the following question:

In which three towns and cities does Live For Today provide outdoor activities?

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The closing date is Monday 8 August. A winner will be chosen at random from all the correct entries.

Terms and conditions apply.

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