Dreams come true in Wisbech

The Dream Shop winners (from left to right Bronwyn Morgan, Daniel Madsen and Leah Cousins) receive their prizes from Burleigh Ibbott, owner of Wisbech's Luxe Cinema, and Aaron Canham from Burger King in the Horsefair. ANL-140922-154320001
The Dream Shop winners (from left to right Bronwyn Morgan, Daniel Madsen and Leah Cousins) receive their prizes from Burleigh Ibbott, owner of Wisbech's Luxe Cinema, and Aaron Canham from Burger King in the Horsefair. ANL-140922-154320001
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The Wisbech Art Space recently invited former art and design lecturers from the College of West Anglia, Ian and Margaret Milburn, to judge its Dream Shop competition.

The competition, launched last month, asked under-17s to design their fantasy shop to win a prize package of a family night out in Wisbech town centre. The prize consisted of tickets to the Luxe Cinema, Wisbech’s very own independent family-run venue, as well as a family bundle meal voucher for the new Burger King in the Horsefair Shopping Centre.

There were three age categories – six and under, seven to 11 and 12 to 16. The six and under group was won by Bronwyn Morgan, aged five, for her dress and flag shop.

Daniel Madsen, aged nine, won the seven to 11 category with his pet shop, and Leah Cousins, aged 13, won the oldest group with her dress shop called “Bows”.

Kevin Smith, manager of the Horsefair, where the shop designs were displayed said: “We enjoyed seeing the town’s children take part in the competition. The standard was really high and the judges found it difficult to choose the overall winners. Maybe one day the children will start their dream shops here in the Horsefair!”

To see the winning entries, as well as those that were “highly commended”, visit www.wisbechartspace.com.