Sunday 31 March 2019

The Month Ahead – April 2019

Welcome to April's The Month Ahead. As is often the case in April there's a lot going on this month. The four day Easter bank holiday coincides with the Queen's birthday and St. George's Day follows days after it. Let's have a look at some of the traditional feasts and festivals, events and exhibitions that are happening around the UK this month.

5th April to 1st September – Brickosaurs, Marwell Zoo. Created with more than two million Lego bricks all dinosaur and Lego fans are in for a treat. You can't fail to miss the eight metre Tyrannosaurus Rex!

8th to 22nd April - National Trust Easter Events. Up and down the country the National Trust are organising a whole host of events to keep children and families busy over the Easter holidays.

11th to 14th April - Books By The Beach, Scarborough Book Festival. Head to the Yorkshire coast for a long weekend of talks from historical author and broadcaster Kate Williams, former cricketer Mike Brearley and politician Alan Johnson.

12th to 14th April - Whitby Goth Weekend. The landing place of Dracula attracts Goths from around the country for their spring event. Check out the music, shopping and the food across the town.

13th to 14th April – Festeaval, Tobacco Dock, East London. Celebrate all things with a weekend of special events. Taste tea, cook with tea and even have beauty makeovers with tea ingredients!

19th to 22nd April - Eastertide at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk. Step back in time and experience Easter as it was in Tudor times. See the cooks preparing a feast for Easter Sunday and other Tudor characters going about their daily lives.

20th April to 6th May - World Snooker Championship, Sheffield. The best snooker players in the world will be returning to The Crucible Theatre to try and claim the title. Look out for the players around the city while they film for the BBC.

25th to 28th April - Harrogate Spring Flower Show. The first of the big gardening shows of the year. Marvel at the show gardens, pick your plants in the nursery pavilion and pick up some expert advice.

27th to 28th April - British Touring Car Championship, Donington Park. A must for petrol-heads as the championship series visits the famous track in Derbyshire.

27th to 28th April - Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations, Stratford Upon Avon. The home town of William Shakespeare each year has a weekend of events to coincide with his birthday. Watch the procession with characters from his plays and find the living statues around the town.

All events are subject to change. Please check with the organisers before travelling.

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