23 March 2013


I have something to brighten your day. With the dank, dark and snowy weather unrelenting, I think we all need something to cheer us up, and get us all through the rain/snow/wind/rain/rain/hail weather pattern we are having and it's a thank you for reading my little corner of t'internet. The organisers of the largest UK Foodie Festivals have kindly offered 2 of my readers a pair of tickets (each pair worth £30) to their London Foodie Festivals - meccas of delicious food, lovely drink and a chance to meet the people behind their products. 

We went last year (as independent paying, escaping from the office, excited-to-enjoy-the-sunshine customers) so how would you like to try a little of the below (obviously I can't guarantee the sunshine though!).

Did I mention the New Zealand wine stockists who exhibited last year? See, Kiwis ARE taking over the world.

Now in its eighth year, new highlights will include:
  • A Chocolate Theatre to showcase the world of chocolate and confectionery demonstrations
  • A Wine Village, bringing together international producers and wine regions, including English producers
  • The extensive Producers’ Market sells a vast array of artisan produce from the local area and incorporates the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Market’s award-winning British produce.
  • New dining and VIP area serving signature dishes from top local restaurants including pop-up versions of Ed Baines’ restaurant Randall & Aubin, Jamie’s Italian Kingston and Masala Zone, run by Veeraswamy, the oldest Indian restaurant in the UK. 
  • City Beach where families can chill out on deckchairs with an artisan ice-cream or an afternoon tea whilst children build sandcastles.
  • This year’s Children’s Cookery Theatre will be operated by local cook school Kiddy Cook who will run a series of workshops incorporating gastronomic experiments. 
  • Specialist tea, coffee and fresh juice vendors can be found around the site.
  • The entertainment stage features live music acts including Gloria Miller performing every day
  • A spectacular Bake and Cake Theatre in association with Electrolux incorporating a ‘bake-along’ with members of the audience invited to participate.
  • The new market section Homeware Village offers visitors the chance to shop for kitchenware and gadgets
Thank you to Foodies Festival for providing these tickets for the readers of Adventures of a London Kiwi, and for inviting me to the festival this year.

 I can't guarantee you will get these abs by attending, but the smile I can!

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  • Closing date -  12th April 2013 12.00 pm 

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  3. Tickets are non transferable. One pair of tickets per winner only.
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Enter here to win tickets for

Hampton Court Palace – Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May 2013

London Clapham Common: Friday 7, Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June 2013


  1. Cool giveaway, looks like a fun event! Would love to drink some Kiwi wine & the chocolate theatre sounds pretty good too :)

  2. Ohh this looks like so much fun! Definitely signing up for this!

  3. This looks great. I went to foodie festival once but it didn't look so good as on yours photos :) Definitely going to enter this :)

  4. I forgot to say - Chocolate Theatre and the Wine village is definitely something I look forward to :)

  5. This was great last year, ate way too many free samples though.

  6. My initial reaction was that I'd most look forward to the chocolate village, but actually the thing I usually enjoy most is wandering around talking to producers who are really excited about their products

  7. A food festival is always a great way to get a lot more supportive..

  8. So looking forward to this! Fingers crossed for lots of sunshine...

  9. All the lovely food! Yum

  10. The Artisan Producters section I think. I love seeing the handiwork of people who really care about the food they're producing.

  11. The bake along sounds like fun!

  12. The bake along sounds fun!

  13. I think all the pop-ups sound great. All in one place!


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