COMPETITION DETAILS FOR DAY 3 CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE
It’s been a tough year for everyone in Stockport, with our town placed under the strictest restrictions for the majority of 2020. Stuck in Tier 3 for the next few weeks at least, unfortunately things don’t look like improving any time soon. Here at The Viaduct, we’d love to make life better for Stopfordians if we could, but we can’t let you go and have a few beers on the Market. Or pop over to Redrock to catch a film. Or even enjoy a Christmas show at the Plaza. But we are going to try and cheer you up if we can, with the launch of The Viaduct Advent Calendar, running every single day from now until Christmas Day!
It’s been a very testing time for businesses across Stockport this year, and in a show of solidarity, we’ve offered them free advertising throughout November and December to display our support. In return, many of your favourite businesses from across the town have kindly donated prizes that we’re going to be giving away to our readers every day. Open up The Viaduct Advent Calendar each day and you’ll find chocolates, alcohol, artwork, gifts for the home, music, gift vouchers and lots of other wonderful treats in store!
We’ve given away chocolates and alcohol over the first couple of days, so today we thought we’d go with something that will last a little bit longer. Perfect for the Stockport County fan in your life, we’ve got a stunning A4 print from Penno Draws. County fans took to Twitter recently to vote for the club’s all time greatest team, featuring the likes of Mike Flynn, Jim Gannon and Kevin Francis. Penno Draws have taken that vote and turned it into this wonderful, nostalgic print featuring the illustrations of all eleven players, as well as legendary manager Danny Bergara.
To win our Day 3 prize, please answer the question at the bottom of this article. Also, take a few moments to read our short interview with Ric, and check out his contact details as well if you’re looking to purchase any football prints for friends or family this Christmas. Ric has lots more County ones available, as well as Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and plenty of other clubs at home and abroad.
5 QUESTIONS WITH RIC PENNINGTON
Who would win in an art competition, you or Banksy?
Banksy 100 percent. He’s far more creative and witty than I could ever be. If I was Banksy I’d definitely have been caught by now.
How did you get into art?
Really enjoyed it in school then didn’t do it for years. Started drawing with my son by hand and then moved on to illustration on the computer.
If you could go anywhere in the world right now, to draw any landmark, where would you go?
The San Siro in Milan – my favourite stadium as a kid. Can’t believe they are tearing it down soon.
What’s your favourite place in Stockport for inspiration?
Stockport Old Town or Edgeley Park. Both iconic places.
What item has been the most popular customers are buying from you for Christmas?
Stockport County prints have always been popular but I’ve recently done quite a few Serie A prints and a Blossoms one.
You can also find Ric on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram under @pennodraws
COMPETITION DETAILS – DAY 3
Firstly, a huge congratulations to Dave Shackleton, our Day 2 winner, who has a 5 litre mini keg of Monkey Business to look forward to, courtesy of Fool Hardy Ales at The Hope Inn. Thank you to everyone who entered. Dave’s favourite Stockport night out was a Christmas pub crawl down Hillgate, and we enjoyed reading all of your answers as well!
To win today’s prize, a Stockport County all time XI legends print, please answer the following question, typing your answer into the comments section below.
Day 3 Question – What’s the best Stockport County game you’ve been to, home or away?
We’ll choose one of the answers at random, and announce the winner on The Viaduct website, and across all of our social media channels, tomorrow!
If you’d like your business to be featured in our Advent Calendar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.