Well what a night! Winter Wonderland was the first of its kind and an overwhelming success. This was a joint Christmas event between Avocet Theatre Company and Banbury Academy which involved live performances, a Christmas Market, an immersive Narnia experience, Santa's Grotto, a Virtual Reality Snowball Fight, a Scientific Christmas, fair rides and much more.
With so many people working incredibly hard to stage such a big event it was brilliant to show the community what both ATC and Banbury Academy are capable of!
Here are some comments we received during the evening:
"Something for everyone"
"A unique and dazzling experience"
"The best Christmas event I've ever seen"
Sylvia Thomas, Principal of Banbury Aspirations Campus said “Banbury Academy prides itself on building community ties and creating innovative events for both our students and the people of Banbury. We are so grateful to Avocet Theatre Company for teaming up with us to hold an event that everyone in the community was able to enjoy. The students and staff have worked closely with the team at ATC and the result was something magical and unique. We can't wait to work with ATC again in the future”
Ben Coleman, Chairman and Artistic Director of Avocet Theatre Company said “ATC is only a year old having evolved from the successful St John’s Drama Group. When we formed, our ethos was to look for new ways to push the boundaries and create new and memorable theatrical experiences for the people of Banbury. This year we wanted to produce an event that encapsulated the community spirit that makes Christmas a magical time and we are so pleased that Banbury Academy supported that vision. Winter Wonderland was truly an event that bought Banbury together and we are can't thank Banbury Academy enough for forming this partnership!”
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who gave their time to make the event such a success and to those that came along to support us.
Finally, thank you so much to the staff and students at Banbury Academy for partnering with us to create this event; it was fantastic working with you!