April is upon us and ooh, it’s going to be a good ‘un. We’ve had a very recent bank holiday, and there are more lined up. The clocks have gone forward and the days are only going to get longer. Outdoor events suddenly don’t sound like the worst idea in the world. It’s just really lovely. And of course, there are super-cool things happening all across the capital. We made a list of some of our favourite April events – maybe we’ll catch you at one?
Circusfest is back at the Roundhouse and this year’s festival will see a whole load of companies performing a huge range of circus-based shows. Whether you’re more into physical comedy or graceful movement, you’ll find something to suit you. Watch death-defying stunts and curse yourself for never running away to join the circus when you were daydreaming about it as a kid.
It’s the miraculous elixir that keeps us awake when we’re tired and stops us from biting our colleagues’ heads off when we’re annoyed. Ok, fine, when we’re tired. We basically just don’t get enough sleep. But anyway, coffee is brilliant and this festival is devoted to it. Sure, it might be slightly snobbier than your average Starbucks caramel cappuccino with extra caramel, but we guarantee you’ll learn something.
City Hall are opening their doors to hold a celebration of the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi. There’ll be music, food, and art, as well as community stalls and activities like turban tying. They’re promising a family-friendly day, and you never know – maybe Boris’ll show up and use it as an opportunity to pretend to be down with the kids.
London Marathon time is here again, and we’re excited. Of course, we’re not running the thing, but a day full of people performing incredible feats of stamina, as well as physical and emotional strength in aid of their favourite charities is always pretty special. And by “special”, we do indeed mean “guaranteed to make us cry like the babies we secretly are.”Get down there, cheer from the sidelines, and try not to blub.
The Goosebumps books were super-popular when we were kids, as were the (terrifying, in this writer’s opinion) TV shows. Well. Now there’s an immersive theatre experience where you can walk through interactive sections from multiple stories. Based in the vaults under Waterloo station, there’s an adult’s show and a kid’s show, so you can choose your levels of scary.
Shakespeare is old. That is not news. However, this year marks his 400th birthday, and that’s pretty special. There’s not even a card for that. We can’t think why. The Globe is marking the occasion with all sorts of events, from kids activities to film screenings. There’ll also be short films, based on each of his plays and featuring respected Shakespearean actors, on giant screens up and down the banks of the river Thames. Get on it, forsooth.
If you’re a fan of boats, then this is the event for you. And if you’re a fan of hanging around waterways in pleasant Spring weather in a nice part of town, mooching around stalls, eating food, and enjoying entertainment, then this is also the event for you. The Canalway Cavalcade will be a great April event for barge fans and landlubbers alike.
If any of these events have taken your fancy and then maybe we’ll see you at one of them this April. And if not you might find something else that you fancy either on the Wonderush Marketplace, or through your Wonderush Unlimited subscription. If you don’t already have one, check out the site today!