London Line-Up: April
The warm weather is fast approaching and with the arrival of April comes a new selection of happenings to get stuck into. We have a range of events coming up for you this month which include food, coffee and fitness festivals, art exhibitions and a vintage fair. So, grab your diary and pour yourself a refreshing spring drink because this month will definitely be jam packed!
London Coffee Festival
Friday 7th- Sunday 9th April
Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QR
Two weeks to go until the UK’s largest London Coffee Festival returns with an even bigger coffee selection. The festival will be celebrating the city’s vibrant coffee culture with live music, lectures and demonstrations from baristas, and will also feature speciality coffee, tea and artisan food to flavour your weekend. On the 7th April, there will be an Espresso Martini Launch party with Norman Jay set to headline. To bag yourself cheaper tickets and plan your day, book here.
Judy’s Vintage Fair
2nd April, 10.30am – 4.30pm
York Hall, 5 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green, E2 9JP
The UK’s most famous affordable vintage fair is back and opens its doors in Bethnal Green. With over 50 stalls packed with vintage fashion, collectables, homeware and accessories you are sure to pick yourself up a bargain. Remember this place is cash only so make sure you pre-plan your trip and get to a cash point to avoid the long queues near the venue. Under 12s go free but, everyone else, book your £3 earlybird entry here.
Uniqlo Tate Lates
28th April, 6pm-10pm
Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG
Uniqlo has partnered up with Tate Modern to give you an unforgettable experience at the gallery – after hours! You can enjoy a mix of art, film, music, talks and workshops by night, with various food and drink on offer throughout the evening. The programme for April has not yet been released, but to get a feel of what you can expect at Tate Lates take a look at the March programme here. No need to book, just pop down for a night to remember!
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Shrek’s Adventure: Easter Egg Hunt
1st April- 23rd April,
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, SE1 7PB
This Easter, Dreamworks Tours is launching an Easter Egg Hunt like never before. Combinging two family favourites, Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon, guests will be given a special challenge as you search for rare Dragon eggs during the Shrek Tour in Far Far Away. At the end, the kids will be given a reward for their hard work finding these rare eggs and will see a dragon emerge from its egg! Buy tickets here and enjoy the magical land of Far Far Away and the Easter Egg Hunt. Fun for all!
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Be:FIT London 2017
Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April, 10am-5pm & Sunday 30th April, 10am-4pm
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0QH
Need to be refreshed and re-inspired about your well-being? Calling all women, you can enjoy the UK’s only three-day festival celebrating women’s health and fitness. Expect lots of exciting new health and fitness classes to try out, expert advice from the best brands and individuals in the industry – plus much more! You’ll be leaving Be:FIT London with your confidence boosted and your fitness regime shaken up. Earlybird tickets have now sold out, however, you can catch the second release which ends on 28th April. To avoid disappointment book sooner rather than later, here.
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Cheese and Wine Festival
1st April 12am-6pm & 2nd April 11am-4pm
East Village, Victory Parade, E15 2ER
Over the first weekend of April, the neighbourhood of East Village will be transformed into a cheese and wine haven. London’s first ever FREE cheese and wine festival will showcase the very best of artisan cheese and wine from over 25 independent sellers. There will be an abundance of free events and demonstrations including cheese sculpting, tastings, and talks with cheese fanatics – including The Great British Bake Off contestant Tom Gilliford. Get down on the 1st and 2nd April to get your cheese fix whilst browsing around East Village’s independent bars, cafés, restaurants and shops. See the festival schedule in full here.
Working in conjunction with the festival, Tina We Salute You, E20, are hosting an epic three-course cheese feast created by Feest London. The quirky café will be serving you up a welcome drink while you pig out and, afterwards, they will be holding a Cheesy Pop Quiz with a £50 winners’ bar tab up for grabs. Tickets are £37.42. Book here.
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UK Coloured Pencil Society Exhibition
Tuesday 25th April- Saturday 6th May
Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark St, SE1 1RU
In late April, the Menier Gallery is welcoming the UK Coloured Pencil Society Exhibition to its floors. The exhibition will consist of a number of coloured pencil drawings by a variety of artists, featuring subjects ranging from people to animals to inanimate objects. The exhibition aims to promote the use of this medium and to support UK-based coloured pencil artists. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, several of the society members will be demonstrating ways to use coloured pencils. Keep updated via the Coloured Pencil Society website here.
What’s booked into your diary for next month? Let us know what you will be getting up to and comment below!