The choir offered to sing at the Science Museum Lates, after singing at the opening of their Medicines Gallery in November 2019. Science Museum Lates takes place on the last Wednesday of every month between 18.45 and 22.00 and is exclusive for adults only. It’s free to attend but you have to register online for a ticket. Each month, a theme is set around one of the exhibitions or galleries. They have various events taking place during the evening from talks, workshops and interactive make and take sessions.
I hadn’t seen Sweeda since Christmas so invited her along to the event. Beforehand Sweeda made a reservation at a restaurant called Dirty Bones. They have various restaurants located in London but we opted for the Kensington branch as it wasn’t too far from the museum.
Dirty Bones is a New York-inspired restaurant with a diner theme and decor. When we arrived at the restaurant the entrance was quite deceiving as it didn’t look like. The restaurant was quite small with about 10 tables. To start, the waiter recommended a cocktail each while we browsed the menu.
For starters, Sweeda ordered Cheeseburger Dumplings which was gyoza dumplings stuffed with mince and melted cheese with a burger sauce. I thought this was a very creative interpretation of a cheeseburger and it was a bitesize dish full of flavour. I opted for the Mac Balls which was fried mac & cheese balls topped with sweet chilli sauce. Mac and cheese is one of my favourite side dishes so whenever I see it on the menu I have to order it. The dish was lovely and cheesy paired with the tasty sweet chill sauce.
The main course arrived quickly. Sweeda chose the Pork Belly Ribs and I picked the Beef Short Rib with Cheesy Truffle Fries to share. The portion sizes were very generous. The Beef Short Rib fell off the bone and had a rich bbq taste which was amazing. Sweeda could only manage one pork belly rib as it was so filling. The fries were flavoursome with truffle oil and hints of cheese.
Overall, the food was enjoyable, the cocktails were adequate and we received a friendly service. I will definitely try out another branch of the restaurant and will try something different on the menu. I would definitely recommend if you’re a fan of American BBQ style cuisine.
The Science Museum
We had to jump on the Circle Line from High Street Kensington to South Kensington Station to get to the Science Museum. It was only one stop away and a quick journey. On arrival, there was a long queue at the entrance of the museum. I was instructed to enter through the group entrance to collect a lanyard and store my belongings in the storage cabinets allocated.
The choir were allocated three 45-minute slots from 7.30-10 and were located in the Maths section of the museum on the second floor. The venue was beautiful and we sang in under an unusual but interesting setting as you can see in the photos below.
We sang a range of songs from Accentuate the Positive to Ohutl which was a choral piece in Estonian. I thought the time would’ve dragged but was surprised how quick the time flew by. The crowd grew during each session and we received a great response.
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