Science Museum Live presents The Energy Show this summer – win tickets!

Please note: The competition is now closed! Many thanks to all those that entered. The lucky winner has been contacted – if you weren’t chosen, you can still buy tickets to the show which runs from 22nd July until 31st August! Details below.

We’re sure all the parents amongst you have been very busy trying to think up suitable things to keep the youngsters occupied this half term week…and perhaps already wondering what to do during the long summer holiday! Here’s something that will surely fit the bill for summer, that’s both highly entertaining and educational – a live science show at the Science Museum!

The Energy Show, a new show for summer 2013 presented by Science Museum Live, will be hosted at the IMAX Theatre at the Science Museum from 22nd July to 31st August 2013. Suitable for both adults and children aged 7+, this is a fast and furious live show that follows on the back of a critically acclaimed, nationwide tour of Science Museum Live.

Science Museum Live Presents - The Energy Show
Credit: Science Museum London

In the show, two scientists do unpredictable experiments against the clock to prove their knowledge of energy. Find out whether they have the time to complete their challenge – assisted by their digital assistant ‘Einstein’ and equipped with a workshop full of volatile chemicals – and whether they will still be in one piece at the end?

Critics have said about Science Museum Live 2012:

A show that lights up the world…Go and see it.’ ★★★★★ – whatsonstage.com

Superb’ – Mail on Sunday

A great way to encourage a love of science’ – Western Mail

Performances of The Energy Show last 75 minutes and take place Tuesdays to Sundays at 11.30 and 13.30.

Early bird tickets are currently on sale (available until 30th June) and cost £13.50 for adults (normal price £14.50) and £8.50 for concessions (normal price £9.50).

Various family tickets are also available, priced at £26 for 1 Adult, 2 Children; £38 for 2 Adults, 2 Children; £34 for 1 adult, 3 children; and £31 for 2 adults, 1 child.

For more details about The Energy Show and to book tickets, please go to www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/SMLive.

Win tickets for The Energy Show at The Science Museum!

Please note: The competition is now closed, and many thanks to all those that entered.

We’re also very pleased to announce that we have a family ticket to give away! (A family ticket comprises four tickets, which must be made up by at least one adult and one child.) To enter, all you have to do is email your name and address to webmaster@kensington-chelsea.com, and you’ll automatically be entered into the draw.

The winner will win a family ticket for one of the following performances only: 11.30am on Wednesday, 24th July; 11.30am on Thursday 25th July; 11.30am on Friday, 26th July.

The competition will close on Sunday, 30th June 2013 and the winner will be notified by email soon after this date. They will then be able to pick which one of the performances listed above they would like to attend.

Good luck!

ThePrizeFinder – UK Competitions

WIN a three-course meal for two at Spaghetti House Kensington – and celebrate their first anniversary!

Please note: The competition is now closed! We’ve had a great response, and thank you to everyone for entering. We will be in touch with the winner soon.

It seems the Kensington branch of Spaghetti House opened only yesterday, but in May the restaurant will already be celebrating its first anniversary!

Nestled in that small parade of shops overlooking Kensington Gardens, and close to the Royal Albert Hall, Spaghetti House will be celebrating its first anniversary this May with a special Celebration Menu offering the best and the most popular dishes, from 7 to 24 May, at just £15.95 for two courses and a glass of Prosecco.

Spaghetti House Kensington
Lobster Spaghetti

The Celebration Menu will be available seven days a week for lunch and dinner, and will include the top-choice Lobster Spaghetti with tomato, white wine, chilli and garlic. This alone, when it’s on the menu as a special, sells at £15.95, making the Celebration Menu superb value. There will also be the all-time favourite Pollo Milanese, breast of chicken coated in seasoned breadcrumbs with rosemary potatoes, Pizza Parma & Rucola, Tomato Bruschetta, or Deep Fried Mozzarella with Arrabbiata Sauce. It’s only £3.50 to add a third course, and you may well want to leave some room for Spaghetti House’s very own Tiramisu, or the iconic Coppa Nostra, chocolate & vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce & crunchy praline.

Spaghetti House Kensington
Goats cheese and wine

With such tasty food, a great choice of quality wines and some of the best Italian coffee, celebrating this local restaurant’s first anniversary is what Spaghetti House invites guests to do in May – and to ‘vivere per mangiare, non mangiare per vivere’ (live to eat, not eat to live).

Win a three course meal for two at Spaghetti House!

Please note: The competition is now closed! We’ve had a great response, and thank you to everyone for entering. We will be in touch with the winner soon.

What’s more, we have teamed up with Spaghetti House Kensington to offer one lucky reader the possibility to win a superb three course meal for two, to include a glass of Prosecco on arrival, a bottle of quality wine and a delicious cup of coffee. All you have to do is send your name, email and address to webmaster@kensington-chelsea.com and the first name picked at random after the closing date (24th May 2013) will win the prize. You then have until the end of September to redeem your prize, so don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy a fantastic evening out at the Spaghetti House – although you will probably want to visit soon to enjoy this Kensington hot spot whilst the special menu is available!

Small and cosy, this boutique Spaghetti House has established itself as one of the most popular restuarants in the high street, with locals swiftly becoming regulars – although it also welcomes shoppers, tourists and visitors alike. Its subtle and stylish interior, livened up by splashes of colours, coupled with a great seasonal menu of freshly prepared regional Italian dishes,provide the winning combination for this broad-appealing restaurant.

Spaghetti House Kensington

Spaghetti House is at 9 Kensington High Street, London W8 5NP, tel: 020 7937 8961, email: khs@spaghettihouse.co.uk. It sits 74 people including two alfresco tables, and is open Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 11 pm and Sunday 12 noon to 10 pm. Still family owned since 1955, Spaghetti House is London’s longest established restaurant group, with 12 venues in the capital. For more details on Spaghetti House, please visit www.spaghettihouse.co.uk.

Spaghetti House Kensington

ThePrizeFinder – UK Competitions

Are you ready to Style the Cyclist?

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea’s Bikeminded campaign – which aims to encourage those that live and work in the area to get on their bikes – has teamed up with Harrods for a fantastic ‘Style the Cyclist’ competition, in which you get the chance to style two local personalities! Whether you’re a stylist or someone with a particular eye for fashion, you are being invited to “style” (via Pinterest) Italian jewellery designer Carolina Bucci – a keen user of the Barclays bikes to get to work – and founder of Sipsmith Gin, Sam Galsworthy, who often uses a bike to deliver to stockists! The competition aims to show that taking to two wheels doesn’t mean that fashion has to take a back seat, and that the latest trends and looks can still be enjoyed if you’re a keen cyclist.

To enter, all you have to do is create a Pinterest board for either one of the personalities, and select clothes and accessories from harrods.com to create a full look that reflects their lifestyle and personality.

The competition opens this Friday, 18th May, and will run until Sunday 27th May. Entries will be judged by an expert panel including fashion journalist for the Independent, Harriet Walker; fashion blogger Kristen Knox, aka the Clothes Whisperer; and sportswear GMM at Harrods, Stewart Mancey. The team will be judging entries based on style, individuality, suitability for the personality and practicality.

Bikeminded - Style the Cyclist

Cycle chic blogger, Lady Velo, creating her Pinterest board

And what’s the prize? Well, two lucky winning entries will receive a £150 Harrods voucher, a fantastic goody bag, AND have their winning look photographed by a renowned fashion photographer, to be featured in Absolutely and Harrods Magazine.

Kristen Knox, ones of the judges of ‘Style the Cyclist’ says:

“We look forward to receiving some innovative and inspirational style ideas for city cyclists from some of the most creative fashion minds out there. The ‘Style the Cyclist’ competition is a fantastic opportunity for stylists or anyone with an interest in fashion to showcase their talents. In addition to the great prizes, getting their winning outfits shot and styled for a prestigious fashion spread would be a great addition to someone’s portfolio!”

Councillor Nick Paget-Brown, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea says:

“As our Bikeminded campaign shows, there are many people in London who look fantastic when cycling around, however we want to encourage even more people back into cycling in the borough. We are delighted to have teamed up with Harrods to give our competition entrants access to some of the most innovative and creative designers around, and look forward to proving that you can look stylish and fashionable on two-wheels.”

Full details of the competition and how to enter can be found at www.bikeminded.org/events/style-the-cyclist – and don’t forget to check out more on the Bikeminded campaign too!

Win tickets to the Ideal Home Show courtesy of Harveys®

12/03/12: The competition is now closed – thank you to everyone who took part! We’ll be picking ten winners through the many, many entries we received and will be notifying them soon.

Harveys is creating a ‘Half Hour Haven’ this Spring at the Ideal Home Show, Earls Court, London and to celebrate is giving away ten pairs of tickets to readers of this site!

Harveys Bristol Cream

A Harveys Half Hour is the perfect way to take a moment out just for you. When we’re all so time poor, there are few chances to relax and unwind. Whether you enjoy gardening, reading or catching up with friends, make sure you dedicate half an hour to do doing something you love and enjoy a glass of chilled Harveys Bristol Cream® served over ice with a slice of orange.

Visit our vintage garden, stand 1E46 in Ideal Gardens and revive yourself with a Harveys Half Hour and a refreshing sample of Harveys Bristol Cream.

For inspiration on how to take your Harveys Half Hour and for some delicious cocktail recipes visit www.harveyshalfhour.co.uk. Drink Aware
Enjoy Harveys responsibly.

For your chance to win one of ten pairs of tickets, just answer the following question:

What is the perfect accompaniment to Harveys Bristol Cream over ice?

A. a slice of orange
B. a slice of lemon
C. a slice of pineapple

Simply email us on comp@kensington-chelsea.com with your answer – it couldn’t be easier!

All winners will be notified by email and supplied with a ticket before the start of the Ideal Home Show.

Harveys

The Ideal Home Show returns to Earls Court from 16th March to 1st April 2012 and will feature over 600 quality exhibitors from the worlds of interiors, home improvements, gardens, gadgets, food, housewares and more.

Harveys

Harveys is introducing The Harveys Half Hour to the women of Britain this Spring, inviting them to indulge in half an hour of “me-time” as part of their daily routine. As everyone deserves some time to unwind, The Harveys Half Hour encourages people to do something good for their soul, whether it’s pottering in the garden, catching up with friends of cooking up a feast – and what better way of doing so then whilst enjoying a refreshing glass of Harveys Bristol Cream®.

Made exclusively from grapes grown at Harvey’s own vineyards and blended using traditional methods at its bodegas in Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez wines, the sensational, silky and smooth taste means its the perfect drink to unwind with. Best served over ice with a slice of orange, this easy combination brings out the taste of candied orange and perfectly complements the dried fruit and toasted almond flavours of this delicious sherry.

Alternatively, Harveys is also equally delicious served in a cocktail – why not try one of the following wonderful recipes?

Harveys Cocktail Recipes

Using the quintessential Harveys Bristol Cream in its iconic blue bottle, you’ll find that sherry is a wonderful secret ingredient in many a cocktail. Give one of the following delicious and refreshing cocktails from Harveys a try – perfect for a spring or summer get-together.

Harveys over ice with a slice of orange
The simplest of serves, Harveys over ice with a slice of orange brings out the taste of candied orange and perfectly complements the dried fruit and toasted almond flavours of this delicious sherry

Recipe:
Place two or three cubes of ice in a tumbler
Pour over 50ml Harveys Bristol Cream
Garnish with a slice of orange

Harveys & LemonadeHarveys & Lemonade
A glass of Harveys topped-up with lemonade and filled with vibrant fruit is a refreshing way to wind down after a long day.

Recipe:
Place some ice, apple slices, orange segments and blueberries in a highball glass
Pour over 50ml Harveys Bristol Cream
Top up with good quality lemonade
Stir generously and garnish with a twist of orange peel

Harveys Frosted Apple & Ginger

Harveys Frosted Apple & Ginger
Harveys frosted apple and ginger is bursting with effervescent flavours and is great to mix in a punch bowl that you can share with friends.

Recipe:
Fill a highball glass with ice (crushed ice looks even better!)
Pour over 50ml Harveys Bristol Cream and 50ml premium pressed apple juice
Top up with a dash of ginger ale
Swirl with a cinnamon stick and leave in the glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and apple slices

Harveys Bristol Cream Soda
This refreshing long drink combines the bitter with the sweet and the smooth with the fizzy and is best served muddled over plenty of ice.

Recipe:
Fill a high ball with ice cubes
Squeeze in the juice from a few lime wedges
Add 25ml Harveys Bristol Cream, 15ml fresh orange juice, 25 ml Courvoisier VS and 5ml vanilla syrup
Top with lemonade and gently stir

Harveys Bristol Punch
A sweet short burst of tropical flavours with a hint of zingy lime; perfect for a fun summer’s day

Recipe:
Add 25ml Harveys Bristol Cream, 10ml fresh lime juice, 25ml fresh pineapple juice, 25ml Brugal Anejo, 10ml Galliano and 5ml orgeat syrup into a cocktail shaker
Fill with ice and shake vigourously for 10 seconds
Garnish with pineapple and fresh grated nutmeg
Serve and enjoy

Harveys ‘Sloe Boat to Jerez’
This cocktail conjures up feelings of relaxing in the warm Mediterranean sun with this dryer option splashed over ice

Recipe:
Add 25ml Harveys Fino, 20ml fresh lemon juice, 5ml sugar syrup and soda water into an ice filled highball
Gently stir in 25ml sloe gin
Garnish with wedge fresh lemon
Serve in glass mugs decorated with star anise

Harveys Bristol Cream (75cl RRP £9.04) is widely available across the UK.