You could win a fantastic night out at Kew the Music, complete with luxury picnic and overnight stay in The Cavendish London. One lucky winner will get a pair of tickets to the night of their choice, a picnic for the evening, accommodation and breakfast for two at the 4 star deluxe hotel (courtesy of Superbreak), and £100 travel expenses. Five runners up will also receive a pair of tickets to the Kew the Music concert of their choice.
Kew is delighted to announce the full line-up for Kew the Music 2013, in partnership with John Lewis. Opening this year’s festival is the iconic Blondie, followed by electro pop icons The Human League and Howard Jones. Next up is ‘Modfather’ Paul Weller, boogie-woogie king Jools Holland and pop princess Leona Lewis. Folk sensation Bellowhead will play us out on Sunday evening, with the help of the inimitable Billy Bragg. From punk and pop to folk, jazz and blues, there’s something for everyone in this year’s unique line-up.
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In case you didn’t know, Scandinavia is cool right now. The food, the fashion, the facial hair – plus the Vikings have invaded the British Museum. All we need next is a healthy economy, a reliable public transport system and a sense of social justice, and London will be indistinguishable from Oslo. Meanwhile in Hackney, there’s yet another Northern European-inspired incursion. Or apparently so: the website claims this bar-restaurant-club draws on ‘a Nordic aesthetic’, although it’s not immediately obvious within. Oslo occupies the previously deserted old Hackney rail station and takes on a bit of a railway theme with its luggage-rack lighting, plus there are industrial stylings that give the whole place a Janet Jackson ‘Rhythm Nation’ video feel. The restaurant part is rather fancy, its food incorporating a few of the forages, pickles, jellies and marinations of New Nordic cooking. The kitchen is regularly given over to guest chefs, and you have to book – it’s always heaving. Eat in the bar and the food is more straightforward. Where once the standard snack in pubs was a toastie, sausage roll or pork pie, now it’s the slider or fried chicken. These are served alongside frankly obscene portions of chips, slathered with the likes of cured bacon fat and bacon salt, or braised oxtail, gravy and cheese. There’s a commendable range of craft beers from the vicinity, including a couple from Five Points Brewing just five minutes up the road at the Downs.Head upstairs and you’ll find a
Venue says: “Join us every Thursday night until late for Soul Soul Soul – a night of vinyl appreciation with DJs playing soul, funk, disco and more.”