When the sun gives way to April showers, why not take shelter at the Divas’ pick of cultural events sprinkled around the capital this month? From art to theatre, design to artisan food, discover top diary dates to help you plan your next day out in April.
London Coffee Festival, 7 Apr – 10 Apr
Old Truman Brewery
Celebrating the capital’s buzzing coffee culture, London’s Coffee Festival returns for 2016. Featuring gourmet coffee, artisan food and show–and–tell’s from coffee connoisseurs (latte art masterclasses, anyone?), there is simply no better place for your weekend caffeine fix.
Conceptual Art in Britain, 12 Apr – 29 Aug
Art lovers, rejoice! Tate Britain’s upcoming exhibition Conceptual Art in Britain traces the politically-motivated work by artists who, thinking beyond the limits of conventional art, used unique mediums to explore and express current affairs. See resonating work that pays homage to the art movement’s lasting legacy.
The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, 19 – 24 Apr
Shake up your modern interior with an accent piece (or two) from none other than The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair. Browse stalls of over 100 dealers selling traditional and decorative antiques, accessories and 20th century design— the rococo chandelier you always dreamed of could soon be yours!
Queen’s Birthday Gun Salutes, 21 Apr
April showers or sun, the nation’s longest reigning monarch is celebrating her 90th birthday with a bang! Head to Hyde Park for a spectacular show of the utmost grandeur, with a 41-gun salute and royal steeds at full gallop— a birthday ceremony fit for a queen.
Reasons to be Happy, 17 Mar – 23 Apr
In Hampstead Theatre’s latest production, an estranged couple attempt to reconcile amid added predicaments. Overflowing with wit and humour, the romantic comedy explores human nature and the pursuit of happiness. Reasons to watch Reasons to be Happy? Many.
The City Garden, 23 Apr – 24 Sept
The City Centre
A micro-theatre of London’s natural world, Moorgate’s City Centre will transform into a magnificent garden featuring fresh flowers suspended above head height— a simple yet dazzling installation whose tiny entities of nature will remind you of the beauty of life.
MADE LONDON: The Design and Craft Fair, 29 Apr – 1 May
Made London Bloomsbury debuts this spring with a vast range of colourful and unique craft and design products showcased by talented makers. Boasting glassware, textiles, ceramics and furniture (to name a few), the fair is a home décor paradise for the interior lover.
Trees of the Heath exhibition, Apr – 26 June
Burgh House & Hampstead
With its rambling hills and ancient woodlands, Hampstead Heath stands as a tranquil oasis in the midst of a bustling metropolis. Burgh House & Hampstead’s latest exhibition captures and celebrates the vast beauty of the Heath through delicate sketches, watercolours and lithographs. If the Heath is a favourite haunt, this charming exhibition is not to be missed.