Create a Scene with Cross and the RSC

We are thrilled to announce another exciting writing competition to win an experience day with Cross and the RSC! If you are an aspiring playwright or a keen amateur writer then this competition is for you.

How To Enter
Playwright Tanika Gupta was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company to write ‘The Empress’, a play which centres on Queen Victoria and her growing attachment to one of her Indian manservants in the royal household. Tanika has written the following line which must be incorporated into the first scene of your new play.

To enter the competition you should write a scene of no more than 500 words using the following line:

“Finally, you will pay for what you did to me…”

Grand Prize (1)
• An Experience Day with the RSC
• RSC’s Complete Works of William Shakespeare
• A limited edition RSC/Cross Ballpoint Pen
• Cross merchandise
• A pair of tickets to ‘The Empress’ by Tanika Gupta, in April 2013 at the Swan Theatre in Stratford upon Avon

Runners Up (5)
• Tickets to The Empress in April 2013
• An RSC Notebook and a Cross Pen

To Submit Your Entry

Submissions are due by 30th November 2012

All submissions must be typed and double spaced and sent to either of the addresses below:

Email: nshepherd@cross.com

Post: Nicola Shepherd
Cross
Unit 14 Windmill Trading Estate
Thistle Road
Luton
Beds
LU1 3XJ

Terms and Conditions
1) Competition closes 30th November 2012. 2) Winners will be notified in writing by 20th December 2012. 3) Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 4) Experience day must be taken by 31st December 2013. 5) The 500 words does NOT include stage directions or character names. 6) Full terms and conditions including judging criteria can be found at www.cross.com. 7) This is not a play commissioned by the RSC but is a piece purely for the competition.

Regent Street Cross Event

If you’re in London on the 11th of October head to our Regent Street store for a demonstration from Cross on the new Cross Pen of the Year and Cross Click pens!

The latest Cross Special Edition pen is the Year of the Snake 2013. Symbolising great wisdom and intuition, the Year of the Snake Pen is the perfect tool to expand your creativity, inspire innovative thinking and turn smart concepts into bigger ideas. This Special Edition pen has a deeply etched snake design with rhodium plated detailing and appointments.

The new Cross Click slim gel ink retractable pens are the newest addition to the Classic Century collection that modernises this iconic silhouette and adds new writing functionality.

For more than 166 years Cross has re-invented writing instruments, combining design ingenuity with jewellery-quality craftsmanship. Cross’s commitment to its customers extends to its lifetime mechanical guarantee (warranty) on all writing instruments.

For those of you in London on the 25th of October our Regent Street store will also be hosting a limited edition event, contact the store for more information on 0207 734 4088.

Pre-order: Cross Year of the Snake 2013

We are thrilled to announce the latest Cross Special Edition pen will be the Year of the Snake 2013 which shall initially be exclusive to The Pen Shop. These Special Edition pens will be available from the 8th October, pre-order now through our Website Here.

Next in the sequence of the 12 year Chinese Zodiac calendar is the Year of the Snake. Symbolising great wisdom and intuition, the Year of the Snake Pen is the perfect tool to expand your creativity, inspire innovative thinking and turn smart concepts into bigger ideas. This Special Edition pen has a deeply etched snake design with rhodium plated detailing and appointments.

The sixth out of the twelve signs of the Chinese Horoscope the snake symbolises ambition, beauty and wisdom. In certain parts of China people call the snake “dragon in heaven” or “celestial being”. According to some legends a snake entering a person’s home means that person will live in good fortune or be protected from harm and disease.

For more than 166 years Cross has re-invented writing instruments, combining design ingenuity with jewellery-quality craftsmanship. Cross’s commitment to its customers extends to its lifetime mechanical guarantee (warranty) on all writing instruments.

Product Details
• Translucent blue lacquer with rhodium plated detailing
• Rich high gloss black lacquer with rhodium plated detailing
• Rhodium plated solid gold 18ct Fountain Pen nib – medium and fine
• Apogee nib featuring unique snake engraving pattern
• Special presentation box with romance piece/removable display piece

There will be six pens available as part of this special edition including a Fountain Pen, Roller Ball and a Ball Point pen in both the blue and black lacquer.

Fountain Pen: £330
Roller Ball: £280
Ball Point: £230

These Special Edition pens will be available exclusively with The Pen Shop from 8th October. Pre-order now to guarantee your purchase as we only have a limited number of pens available.

The Pen Shop