Johana BaldellaJohana BaldellaApril 20, 2017


Can your business bounce into action for the latest underground craze in team bonding and networking?

Ping Pong Fight Club, the world’s greatest inter-company ping pong tournament and Tsingtao, the world’s second biggest beer brand (pronounced Ching Dow), are calling for maverick businesses in London to roll their sleeves up and rise to the challenge on May 18th 2017.

Businesses can register to take part in this lively night of teambuilding and networking, with competitive ping pong and beer thrown in for good measure. The event is being held from 5.30pm at a secret location in central London and registration takes place at  …. full details will be revealed to companies when they sign up.

Not for the faint hearted and not open to the general public, Ping Pong Fight Club mimics the underground feel of Fight Club the movie with an eight-table ‘fighting arena’ and the location will only be revealed to participating businesses shortly before the event.

Ping Pong Fight Club will be a tour de force of inter-company ping pong rivalry, as businesses compete for the bragging rights against a backdrop of DJs, MCs, pop-up bars, social zones and Tsingtao’s famous Beer Pong Championship. Attracting the biggest names in media and digital firms, previous teams have included Facebook, Spotify, Expedia, Ticketmaster and Deliveroo.

 Only 16 companies can take part in the London event, with 64 players in total (four players from each company), playing to become the ultimate Ping Pong Fight Club champion, who will then go on to compete in an overall UK final against winners from Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.

Around the ping pong action, friendly ‘grudge’ matches and robot challenges will take place in surrounding social zones. Face painters will be on hand to draw company logos and tribal colours, while DJs and live MCs will hype up the guests for the battles ahead as they tuck into great food and Tsingtao Beer and soak up the Ping Pong Fight Club atmosphere.

James Wright, for Tsingtao Beer, says: “Tsingtao Beer is excited to partner with Ping Pong Fight Club, because it’s a world away from the usual team building, networking and corporate nights out. Everyone can have a go at table tennis and we want to encourage all types of businesses, from start-ups to well established industry leaders, to get involved. This event always gets such a great response from staff – from the ultra-competitive to the non-sporty types. Some companies invite their competitors too, as it’s the perfect way to throw down the gauntlet in a fun and social way.”


There are participation packages to suit every company’s budget, with a Rookie package for start-ups, to a Champions package for global brands. Guests will receive complimentary drinks on arrival – including Tsingtao Beer – as well as company-branded T-shirts and wristbands, keyrings, professional pictures and videos for companies to promote their involvement after the event. 

There are also huge prizes up for grabs – not just for the winning team, but also through an online charity raffle, which last year included brand new professional table tennis tables, camera drones and GoPros.

Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongJuly 6, 2016


Jess Glynne  rose to prominence as a featured artist on Clean Bandit’s single “Rather Be” and Route 94’s “My Love”, both of which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in 2014. Her debut solo single, “Right Here”, reached the top ten the same year.

In 2015, she became the second British female solo artist after Cheryl to have five number-one singles in the UK, following her solo releases “Hold My Hand” and “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” and her feature on Tinie Tempah’s “Not Letting Go”. Glynne’s debut album, I Cry When I Laugh, was released in 2015 and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. Chelsea Monthly caught up with the songstress as she announced her exclusive competition for a lucky reader to win an opportunity to review her gig next week.

You are donating a percentage of your fee to charity ‘ Retraining of Racehorses (RoR)’, which is being matched by the Jockey Club Live. Why did you pick this charity in particular?
Firstly I love horses and have loved riding from a young age.  When I was first approached about playing these dates at racecourses it made me think about what happens to the horses that get injured or just too old to race anymore so I did some research and found out about the charity and the work it does. So when I agreed to the dates I said I’d do them if I could donate some of my fee to the charity. The Jockey Club kindly agreed to match my donation too, which is great.

Are you looking forward to shows at the racecourses- I imagine the set up is a little bit different from your normal shows, as you’ll have horse racing essentially being your support act?
Yes, never had horses as an opening act before. Looking forward to it.

Will you be placing a bet?
I’ll have a look at the runners and riders and see if any names pop out.

You’ve had 5 No.1 singles and your debut album also headed straight in to the number 1 spot. For a debut artist, you’ve had an amazing couple of years; did you think it would happen this quickly, and this big for you?
No it’s all been a bit of a whirlwind and I didn’t expect any of it, I just hoped and prayed for people to enjoy the music I was making. Being able to take my music around the world, through Europe, down to Australia and across to America has been insane and a real a dream come true.

Speaking of which, you’re playing Sandown Park Racecourse with thousands of people snapping up your tickets in a few short weeks and other courses are following suit. Are you surprised with the reaction you have been getting, as we can’t imagine you get to visit Surrey often?
I am always surprised and overwhelmed when I hear things like that. It’s never a normal feeling. They are not regular stops on tour but I’m looking forward to all of them.

Have you ever visited racecourses before or followed any races growing up? Any experience of horses?
I loved horse riding when I was growing up and used to go all the time. I have been to Ascot a couple of times, which was a laugh with my friends but race wise that’s about it for me.

Your performance at the Brits was spectacular, did this give us an insight into what we expect from a large outdoor summer Jess Glynne show? Do you have anything special planned for these dates?

Yes, the Brits was fun. I’m just finishing rehearsals now for all the summer shows coming up and I’m super excited! We’ve made some changes to the show and I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have planned.

Can you give us an idea of your set list- have you noticed any songs fans react particularly well too? 
You’re going to have to wait and see.. I’m sure there will be a fair few songs in there that you will know.

Are you working on album no.2 yet? Anything you can tell us, who you are writing or working with?
I’m always writing – I keep all these ideas on my phone-and I’ve started writing a bit but it’s early days yet. When I’m not touring this summer and afterwards I will be back in the studio.



Chelsea Monthly in association with Phonaudio are providing one lucky reader plus guest an opportunity to review next week’s Jess Glynne concert at Sandown for Chelsea Monthly. To be in with an opportunity to win a pair of review tickets for Chelsea Monthly. Answer the question below,

What was Jess Glynne’s first ever commercial top 10 single?
Send your answers, together with your full name, contact number and date of birth to;

Deadline for the competition is 12pm , Saturday, the 9th of July 2016

Disclaimer: All applicants have to be over 18 or accompanied by an Adult. Tickets are review tickets only, no additional travel/accommodation costs are included.

Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongMarch 18, 2014


Chelsea Monthly has a pair of tickets to giveaway to see the UK’s hottest vocal harmony group: The Overtones at indig02 on 21 March and an overnight stay at Mercure Greenwich – the official hotel of the band’s tour Saturday Night At the Movies.


The Overtones have sold more than 750,000 albums and are torchbearers for flat-out fantastic singing, as much as a throwback to the timeless appeal of doo-wop and Motown, as they are to modern day R&B and pop.

Mercure Hotels has 74 hotels across the UK, including Mercure Greenwich and is therefore well placed as the official hotel partner for the band’s nationwide tour.

To enter please answer the following question:

Which countries do the band members come from?

  • Belgium, Denmark and France
  • England, Ireland and Australia
  • Italy, Germany and Spain

Send your answers including your contact details to :

Find out more about Mercure hotels here


T&Cs :

Prize includes 2 tickets to Overtones show at Indig02 on 21 March 2014, tickets to be collected on the night.

B&B for 2 people needs to be taken within 6 months; excludes bank holidays and is subject to availability

Competition closes at 5pm on Thursday 20 March 2014 

Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongJune 17, 2013


For the month of June, we have a gift bag to give away worth a whopping £2,500.  Items in our June giftbag include; x2 VIP  Tickets to the British Young Business Awards, a Zuricom Z 3 Tablet Phone, an Alba TV set with DVD player, and keys to your very own Aprilla scooter , R125. To be in with a chance of winning.  Send us a short e-mail with a maximum of 500 words on a moment which you consider a Best ever Moment in your life!

Send your entries before the 28th of June to:


1. All comp. entrants should be aged 18 or over

2. Entrants must be resident in the UK

3. Winner will be announced 48 hours after close of competition


Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongFebruary 7, 2013


Win a one-off clutch bag worth £260 in next season’s colours by momondo Local Fighter Elnaz

With London Fashion Week around the corner – 15-19 February, travel site momondo is offering the chance to win a travel-inspired clutch bag in next season’s colours.

The bag was created by UK designer ELNAZ NIKNANI – one of 27 talented ‘Local Fighters’, the brand is supporting in 2013.

The travel clutch is the perfect size to carry all the essentials you need on a city break, whilst not losing any fashion credentials. The bag is made in luxurious, soft and durable Nappa Leather – in peach, pink and orange, with a shimmer finished. Inside the bag is a digital animal print lining and signature label. The bag has a retail value of £260.

Elnaz states: “I was inspired by the momondo Local Fighter project, and wanted to design the perfect travel friendly bag – that was both luxurious and practical. I arrived at this piece – which is a total one-off, and combines next seasons colour, yet still fits the travel necessities for any chic city break.”

To win the gorgeous momondo prize, please write what essentials you always carry in your bag on a chic city break here:

The winner will be drawn on the 19 February 2013. All entrants must be based in the UK. Terms and conditions apply.

Welcome to our world!

LaurencelaurenceOctober 29, 2012


THE FORES, JESS CLAYTON, THE CORRESPONDENTS, SOBER, ANA FREE, RACING GLACIERS, SINCERE, RICHIE HAWTIN, CAROUSEL are just some of the acts nominated for this year’s Download Music Awards!

Today the annual Download Music Awards announces the nominees for this year’s highly anticipated Awards Show taking place on the 9th of November.

Each year artists from around the UK are given the fantastic opportunity to be nominated for 10 categories, whilst thousands of fans vote to decide which artist wins in each category.

Previous winners the Saturdays won The Best Newcomer category at the first ever Download Music award in 2009, and have gone on to become the number one artist in the UK and internationally.



Leicester based group ‘The Fores’ are amongst this years nominees in several categories, including Best Newcomer, Best Music Video, and Best Single going head to head with artists such as Ana Free, Gemma Mewse, and Wildflowers. Other Nominees include acoustic songstress ‘Jess Clayton’ who is looking to steal Best Single, and four-piece indie folk band ‘Racing Glaciers’ who have their sights set on Best Album, if competition from ‘The Correspondents’ isn’t too much to handle!

The Download Music Awards is held in association with British Music Week, The International Independent Charts, and the Official European Charts. The awards ceremony was launched in 2009 to recognise the achievement of independent artists, DJ’s, and bands throughout all different genre’s of music including: rock, pop, acoustic, indie, electronic, and urban to name a few.

The Voting goes live from Tuesday, 30th October – 7th November


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The Full list of the Download Music Awards Nominations is as follows:


Best Newcomer

The Fores

Cold Fields



Ana Free

Chameleon Boy

Gemma Mewse


Nothing North of Alaska

The Boondock Hippy

Tom Bradley


Zephyr Reign




Best Indie Act

Will and the People


Cold Fields



Moral Dilemma

Jess Clayton

Black Vendetta

Fred Irwin

Tiger Lilly


Best Acoustic Act


Tom Bradley

The Boondock Hippy

Nothing North of Alaska

Jess Clayton

Fred Irwin


Best Live Performance


Ana Free

George Montague

Mercury Underground



Tiger Lilly


Best Music Video

Sober – Tipsy

Carousel – Big Issue

The Fores – Let Go

Will and the People – Lion in the Morning Sun

Cold Fields – Never Get Back


Best Single

Ana Free – Electrical Storm

Cold Fields – Never Get Back

Gemma Mewse – Feels So Right

Sober – Tipsy

Jess Clayton – Voice for the Voiceless

Nothing North of Alaska – Memphis Time

Racing Glaciers – South

The Fores – Let Go

Tom Bradley – Sandy Shoes

Wildflowers – Took me to the River

Carousel – Big Issue


Best Album

George Montague – Have you met George

Kritikal – Urban Poetry

Racing Glaciers – Racing Glaciers

Zephyr Reign – Tempus Fugit

Becoming Real – Solar Dreams/Neon Decay

The Correspondents – What’s happened to Soho

Eugene McGuinness – The Invitation to the Voyage

Everything Everything – Arc

Daytona Lights – The Modern Landscape


Best Urban Act





Dot Rotten





Best DJ

DJ Pioneer

DJ Target

Logan Sama

Andy Moor

Richie Hawtin

Toddla T


Best Website

Cold Fields –

Fred Irwin –

Tiger Lilly –

George Montague –

The Boondock Hippy –

Fear of Fiction –

Jess Clayton –

ShairahshairahOctober 26, 2011


Chelsea Monthly magazine and Jaguar are exclusively offering our readers and their family to win a chance to meet Tim Henman and attend a master class conducted by the tennis legend.

The Jaguar Academy of Sport is a long term commitment by Jaguar to British sport. Our goal is to recognise, celebrate and inspire the next generation of British sporting heroes by giving them the opportunity to work with and learn from the best British sportsmen and women.

The Jaguar Academy of Sport, backed by some of the biggest names in British sport, showcases some of the most successful British sports stars, marks outstanding achievements and sporting moments, and identifies and provides funding for Rising Stars which we hope, over time will help produce our
future greats.

The Jaguar Academy of Sport recognises, celebrates and inspires the very best of British sporting talent and success. This is a long term commitment to support the next generation of British champions, by bringing together the Academy’s Rising Stars and the nation’s most celebrated sportsmen and women, sports media and prominent business figures to create a unique Best
of British sports club.

At the heart of the Academy of Sport is our unique Bursary Programme. Each year, our Patrons and Ambassadors work with Sports Aid to select the Academy of Sport’s Rising Stars. These young athletes, typically aged between 14-24 years old, are those who demonstrate the greatest potential, real dedication to their sport and an outstanding desire to perform and succeed.

Bursary Awards help support our Rising Stars with equipment, competition and training expenses. More importantly, each Rising Star also becomes a member of the Academy of Sport’s Mentoring and Education Programme, which we hope will inspire each of them to go on to become a future British champion.

This unique programme brings together the insight and experience of our Patrons and Ambassadors to develop specific skills within our Rising Stars. The programme includes Workshops, Talent Days and One to One Mentoring, working not only with the young athletes but also their parents and coaches.

With the forthcoming Tim Henman Children’s Tennis Master Class at The Harbour Club, Chelsea this Saturday, the 29th October The Jaguar Academy of Sport have a family ticket to give away to one lucky reader and their family.

For your chance to meet Tim Henman email and tell us why, in less than 120words, you and your family should be at this exclusive event!


*Terms and Conditions*

This prize is for 2 adults and 2 children on Saturday 29th October 2011 at he Harbour Club, Chelsea, London.  No travel or accommodation will be provided just 1 family ticket to enter the masterclass.  There are no cash alternatives or date alternatives.

Jordan KensingtonjordanAugust 4, 2011


If you are into luxury cars and have ever fancied checking out a Bugatti for a week at least to see whether you can get used to it before you buy it!! Then this would be your perfect opportunity courtesy of Zoom Luxury Car Hire.
To be in with a chance of winning, send us 200 word review of your favourite London attraction.

*All entrants must be over 18
*Must have a Full Driving Liscense
*Must be resident in London

To enter, e-mail your reviews to:

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