What’s on in April

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Don't miss all these events in April around the UK! Remember to pack your favourite juice to give you all the vitamins you need and get ready to face the day!

Southampton City Art Gallery exhibition, ‘Beasts or Best Friends: Animals in Art’

This new exhibition asks its audience to consider whether humans really are animals’ best friend. Free admission.

Where: Civic Centre, Commercial Rd, Southampton, Hampshire
When: from 2nd April
More info: www.southampton.gov.uk

The Grand National, Liverpool

First run in 1839, the Grand National takes place every year. It is a very exciting race over 4 miles with 30 fences.

Where: Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
When: 7th April
More info: www.thecrabbiesgrandnational.co.uk

Chepstow Walking Festival

Five days of walks for all abilities, plus events and a chance to see Chepstow and the Lower Wye Valley at its finest.

Where: Chepstow, Monmouthshire
When: 6th – 10th April
More info: www.walksinchepstow.co.uk

Bath in Fashion, Bath

The fashion pack descends upon Bath for a week-long celebration of debate, in-store events and fast-paced catwalks.

Where: Chepstow, Monmouthshire
When: 18th – 24th April
More info: www.bathinfashion.co.uk

Festival of Food and Drink, Exeter

Billed as ‘the ultimate foodie event’, this festival is an annual event bringing together food and drink from around the South-West. (Tickets required).

Where: Exeter Castle, Exeter, Devon
When: 22nd - 24th April
More info: www.exeterfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Celebrate the birth of the world’s most famous playwright – William Shakespeare – in his 400th anniversary year.

Where: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
When: 23rd April
More info: www.shakespearescelebrations.com 

London Marathon

Whether you take part or join in as a spectator, this is a London institution. Come and cheer from the sidelines as thousands of runners take to the streets.

Where: central London
When: 24th April
More info: www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com

Tour de Yorkshire

Once again the Tour de France comes to Yorkshire. Competitors will begin their race to the finish line from Beverley to Scarborough over three days.
Where: various locations, Yorkshire

When: 29th and 30th April, 1st May
More info: letour.yorkshire.com