The festival season is fast approaching and one lucky winner of this competition will get the VIP treatment at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and overnight accommodation at a boutique hotel plus dinner for two and up to £200 for travel costs.
This year’s Jazz Festival headline act is none other than Gregory Porter. An award-winning American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actor, Gregory Porter won the Grammy for best jazz vocal album in 2014. As well as tickets to see Porter in action, you’ll get access to the VIP Hospitality Lounge on Sunday May 4.
This competition prize is brought to you by Henry Westons Cider, the ‘Official Cider of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival’. One lucky reader has the chance to win an exclusive package prize that includes:
• A pair of tickets to see jazz icon Gregory Porter perform on Sunday May 4.
• Access to the VIP Hospitality Lounge tent.
• Overnight accommodation at a top boutique Cheltenham Hotel.
• Dinner for two at the Hobbs House BBQ Shack on-site restaurant.
• Travel costs of up to £200
• A Henry Westons jazz kit, which will include bottles of Henry Westons, a CJF program, a voucher for a tour of the Westons cider mill and lunch in the Scrumpy House.
For your chance to win this great prize just answer the question below.
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.”