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World Street Food Festival
Handel's Messiah on Good Friday
Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race
The Passion of Jesus
The Passion of Jesus
The Passion of Jesus
The Passion of Jesus
London Easter 10K
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Vikings: Life And Legend
The London International Ska Festival
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Glorious Georgians at Kensington Palace
Glorious Georgians at Hampton Court Palace
Glorious Georgians at Kew Palace
The Glamour of Italian Fashion
Udderbelly Festival
April Fool's Day Comedy Concert
Yard Life Festival - Men's Adventures
Tokyobikes and Ace Hotel London Bike Tours
 

 

Jean Paul Gaultier and Matisse are the two big blockbuster art exhibitions to see this Easter weekend. The World Food Festival comes to the South Bank and Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace mark 300 years since George I's accession.

 
 

Vikings: Life And Legend

A 37-metre-long Viking warship sits centre stage at this British Museum exhibition.

Vikings: Life And Legend Vikings: Life And Legend Weapons, coins, jewellery and the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship go on display at the British Museum's brand new Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery which opens in March 2014. The first major exhibition on Vikings at the British Museum for over 30 years features weapons and looted treasures showing the central role which warfare played in the identity of the Scandinavian warriors. Exhibits include recently excavated skeletons from a mass grave of executed Vikings near Weymouth in Dorset, and The Vale of York Hoard - shown in its entirety at the British Museum for the first time since it was discovered near Harrogate in 2007. These hoards, artefacts and religious icons give visitors an overarching insight into how the Vikings created an international network connecting cultures over four continents, contributing to the development of the early Russian state.
2014-03-062014-06-22 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Exhibitions

British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3DG

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Russell Square Station, Holborn Station

 

Dates: 06th March - 22nd June 2014

 

Weapons, coins, jewellery and the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship go on display at the British Museum's brand new Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery which opened in March 2014. The first major exhibition on Vikings at the British Museum for over 30 years features weapons and looted treasures showing the central role which warfare played in the identity of the Scandinavian warriors. Exhibits include recently excavated skeletons from a mass grave of executed Vikings near Weymouth in Dorset, and The Vale of York Hoard - shown in its entirety at the British Museum for the first time since it was discovered near Harrogate in 2007. These hoards, artefacts and religious icons give visitors an overarching insight into how the Vikings created an international network connecting cultures over four continents, contributing to the development of the early Russian state.

 
 
 

The Glamour of Italian Fashion

The V&A looks at the art of top Italian designers Prada, Gucci, Armani and Versace.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion The Glamour of Italian Fashion Since the Second World War, Italian designers have become synonymous with glamour: Prada, Gucci, Armani, Versace... the names alone scream swagger, money, luxury and style. But there is more to Italian fashion than jet-set glitz - its success has been built on values such as craftsmanship, fine materials, innovation and expert tailoring. This V&A exhibition offers the chance to appreciate the art of the designers and the makers, without running the gauntlet of Bond Street doormen, displaying 100 ensembles, both menswear and womenswear, from the museum's collection. Pieces from leading Italian fashion houses are set beside lesser-known mid-century designers and emerging talent and put in context through period film and fashion photography.
2014-04-052014-07-27 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, London London, SW7 2RL
Category: Exhibitions

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

Tube: South Kensington Station

 

Dates: 5th April to 27th July 2014

 

Since the Second World War, Italian designers have become synonymous with glamour: Prada, Gucci, Armani, Versace... the names alone scream swagger, money, luxury and style. But there is more to Italian fashion than jet-set glitz - its success has been built on values such as craftsmanship, fine materials, innovation and expert tailoring. This V&A exhibition offers the chance to appreciate the art of the designers and the makers, without running the gauntlet of Bond Street doormen, displaying 100 ensembles, both menswear and womenswear, from the museum's collection. Pieces from leading Italian fashion houses are set beside lesser-known mid-century designers and emerging talent and put in context through period film and fashion photography.

 
 
 

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

An insight into the world of fashion's most theatrical of designers, opens 9th April 2014.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk The first major exhibition of the work of fashion's most theatrical of designers, Jean Paul Gaultier. More than 140 pieces will be on show in the Barbican Art Gallery, spanning Gaultier's 35-year career. Alongside couture, ready-to-wear garments and film costumes will be pieces that have become celebrities in their own right, such as Madonna's conical bra from her 1990 Blonde Ambition world tour and stage outfits designed for Kylie Minogue. Plus there'll be catwalk films, music videos and clips from the cult 90s TV show Eurotrash. This won't be any standard exhibition; like the man himself, it promises humour, drama and subversion.
2014-04-092014-08-17 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Exhibitions

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London, EC2Y 8DS

Tube: Barbican Station, Moorgate Station

 

Dates: 9th April to 17th August 2014

 

The first major exhibition of the work of fashion's most theatrical of designers, Jean Paul Gaultier. More than 140 pieces will be on show in the Barbican Art Gallery, spanning Gaultier's 35-year career. Alongside couture, ready-to-wear garments and film costumes will be pieces that have become celebrities in their own right, such as Madonna's conical bra from her 1990 Blonde Ambition world tour and stage outfits designed for Kylie Minogue. Plus there'll be catwalk films, music videos and clips from the cult 90s TV show Eurotrash. This won't be any standard exhibition; like the man himself, it promises humour, drama and subversion.

 
 
 

Udderbelly Festival

Tony Law, Susan Calman and Comedy in the Dark are on the bill this Easter.

Udderbelly Festival Udderbelly Festival Udderbelly Festival Look out for an upside-down purple cow as you're crossing over the Golden Jubilee footbridge to the Southbank Centre from the mid-April - failing that, just listen out for the belly laughs - and you'll find your way to London's funniest summer event. The colourful, comic, curvaceous cow marks the spot of the Udderbelly - a two-month festival of comedy, cabaret and theatre from around the globe. There's a huge variety of entertainment taking place both in and outside the bulbous bovine - which also appears at the Edinburgh Festival - with something going on almost every night. Confirmed acts for 2014 include Omid Djalili, Tony Law, Spank!, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, and The Showstoppers Improvised Musical who create a brand new musical from scratch at each performance of the show.
2014-04-102014-07-13 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London London, SE1 8XX
Category: Comedy

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 10th April to 13th July 2014

 

Opening on Thursday 10th April 2014, the Udderbelly Festival is back for a sixth year bringing all manner of comedy and hilarity to the upturned purple cow which is hard to miss if you're crossing over the Golden Jubilee footbridge to the Southbank Centre. Over the Easter weekend in the belly of the colourful, comic, curvaceous cow you can see Tony Law ("Imagine if Harry Potter was a Canadian non-wizard who writes very funny jokes with his big hands, that's Tony Law" - Sean Lock), Scottish comedian Susan Calman - a frequent panellist on BBC Radio 4's topical shows The News Quiz - and Comedy in the Dark. The latter features comics Sara Pascoe, Mark Olver, Joey Page, and Mark Simmons all performing stand up in the dark - we're talking pitch, pitch black.

 
 
 

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

See around 120 cut-outs made during the last decade of Matisse's life.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs In this exhibition of the work of Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Tate Modern ignores the artist's famous colourist paintings to focus instead on his paper cut-outs. Made during the last decade of his life, when Matisse was often too ill to work at an easel, the cut-outs, or gouaches découpées, are arrangements of simple painted-paper shapes that nevertheless form striking graphic images - the 'Blue Nude' (1952), for example, or 'The Snail'. This will be the most comprehensive exhibition of this aspect of Matisse's work ever staged, and brings together around 120 pieces made between 1943 and 1954.
2014-04-162014-09-07 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, London London, SE1 9TG
Category: Exhibitions

Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Tube: Blackfriars Station

 

Dates: 16th April to 7th September 2014

 

In this exhibition of the work of Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Tate Modern ignores the artist's famous colorist paintings to focus instead on his paper cut-outs. Made during the last decade of his life, when Matisse was often too ill to work at an easel, the cut-outs, or gouaches dcoupes, are arrangements of simple painted-paper shapes that nevertheless form striking graphic images - the 'Blue Nude' (1952), for example, or 'The Snail'. This will be the most comprehensive exhibition of this aspect of Matisse's work ever staged, and brings together around 120 pieces made between 1943 and 1954.

 
 
 

Glorious Georges

The Glorious Georges are revealed at Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace.

Glorious Georges Glorious Georges At Kensington Palace State Apartments a special display will take place to mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty. The King's State Apartments will be transformed to recreate the court of King George II and Queen Caroline, to show how the Georgian king and his court entertained in lavish style. There will also be a Georgian garden party featuring historically appropriate food, music and costumes at the palace on 14th and 15th June. There will also be Glorious Georges exhibitions at Kew Palace and Hampton Court Palace. 2014-04-172014-12-31 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, London London, W8 4PX
Category: Exhibitions

Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London, W8 4PX

Tube: High Street Kensington Station

 

Dates: 17th April to 31st December 2014

 

The Glorious Georges are revealed at Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace through new displays which mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty. New permanent displays open in time for Easter reveal the lives of the palaces' royal residents through stories and gossip of the time. At Hampton Court Palace the magnificent Queen's State Apartments - which re-open on 18th April 2014 - and Private Apartments will transport visitors back to 1720 to the early Georgian Court where they will meet fascinating characters governed by the new King, recently arrived from Hanover. At Kensington Palace State Apartments the King's State Apartments will be transformed to recreate the court of King George II and Queen Caroline, to show how the Georgian king and his court entertained in lavish style. There will also be a Glorious Georges exhibition at Kew Palace where the Royal Kitchens open on 29th March 2014 revealing what King George III and his guests were served for dinner in the royal palace.

 
 
 

The London International Ska Festival

Easter weekend conclusion for niche music festival.

The London International Ska Festival The London International Ska Festival Back for its 26th anniversary, this four-day festival returns to the capital over the Easter weekend (17th to 20th April 2014) and invites 50 acts to perform across multiple London venues in celebration of all things Ska. With a variety of guests, including a number of Jamaican legends, the festival spans across all eras of the music genre. From 60s Jamaica through to the 70s and late 80s revivals, music fans can expect ska in all its guises including the original American rhythm and blues, The Specials 2 Tone era and Madness who were responsible for bringing Ska into the mainstream. Embracing these influences, the line-up boasts the likes of Derrick Morgan, Junior Murvin performing his classic Police & Thieves album, soulful vocalist Ken Parker, and Keith & Tex, the Jamaican duo famed for 1967 hit 'Stop That Train'.
2014-04-172014-04-20 Where:
Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, London London, NW1 7PG
Category: Concerts

Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London, NW1 7PG

Tube: Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station

 

Dates: 17th - 20th April 2014

 

Back for its 26th anniversary, this four-day festival returns to the capital over the Easter weekend (17th to 20th April 2014) and invites 50 acts to perform across multiple London venues in celebration of all things Ska. With a variety of guests, including a number of Jamaican legends, the festival spans across all eras of the music genre. From 60s Jamaica through to the 70s and late 80s revivals, music fans can expect ska in all its guises including the original American rhythm and blues, The Specials 2 Tone era and Madness who were responsible for bringing Ska into the mainstream. Embracing these influences, the line-up boasts the likes of Derrick Morgan, Junior Murvin performing his classic Police & Thieves album, soulful vocalist Ken Parker, and Keith & Tex, the Jamaican duo famed for 1967 hit 'Stop That Train'. Venues include the Jazz Cafe in Camden, the Dixie Queen Thames cruiser and the Victoria & Albert Museum where the Ska Garden Party takes place on Good Friday 18th April 2014 from 1pm to 5pm when the Gladdy Wax Sound System & the Tighten Up Crew take over the lawns of the South Kensington museum.

 
 
 

World Street Food Festival

Street food from all corners of the globe line the South Bank riverside.

World Street Food Festival World Street Food Festival The people behind the weekly Real Food Market bring the World Street Food Festival to the Southbank this Easter with food stalls running along the full stretch of the riverside Queens Walk between the London Eye and Hungerford Bridge. Taking place on the Easter Bank Holiday, from 18th to 21st April, there will be street food from all corners of the globe, from burgers sourced on the British Isles to all the spices of South East Asia. Malaysian, Korean, Taiwanese and Vietnamese cuisines compete for your attention with fresh pasta, paella and Polish smoked sausages.
2014-04-182014-04-21 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London London, SE1 8XX
Category: Shopping

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 18th - 21st April 2014

 

The people behind the weekly Real Food Market bring the World Street Food Festival to the Southbank this Easter with food stalls running along the full stretch of the riverside Queens Walk between the London Eye and Hungerford Bridge. Taking place on the Easter Bank Holiday, from 18th to 21st April, there will be street food from all corners of the globe, from burgers sourced on the British Isles to all the spices of South East Asia. Malaysian, Korean, Taiwanese and Vietnamese cuisines compete for your attention with fresh pasta, paella and Polish smoked sausages.

 
 
 

Handel's Messiah on Good Friday

The Royal Choral Society's Good Friday performance dates back to 1878.

Handel's Messiah on Good Friday Handel's Messiah on Good Friday Handel's Messiah on Good Friday The Royal Choral Society presents its renowned Good Friday performance of Handel's 'Messiah' at the Royal Albert Hall on Good Friday continuing a tradition which, for many, marks the start of Easter - the Royal Choral Society's Good Friday performance stretches back to 1878. For those who find the year flat and empty between Prom seasons, this afternoon performance of the world's favourite sacred work may help in some way to fill the gap, offering a similar mixture of patriotism, good cheer and excellent performers. Messiah is the Baroque composer's most famous creation and amongst the most popular works in Western choral literature, presenting Jesus's life and its significance according to Christian doctrine. It is thought that the Royal Choral Society has sung the work more than any other choir - estimated at over 265 times.
2014-04-182014-04-18 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London London, SW7 2AP
Category: Concerts

Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AP

Tube: South Kensington Station

 

Dates: 18th April 2014

 

The Royal Choral Society presents its renowned Good Friday performance of Handel's 'Messiah' at the Royal Albert Hall on Good Friday continuing a tradition which, for many, marks the start of Easter - the Royal Choral Society's Good Friday performance stretches back to 1878. For those who find the year flat and empty between Prom seasons, this afternoon performance of the world's favourite sacred work may help in some way to fill the gap, offering a similar mixture of patriotism, good cheer and excellent performers. Messiah is the Baroque composer's most famous creation and amongst the most popular works in Western choral literature, presenting Jesus's life and its significance according to Christian doctrine. It is thought that the Royal Choral Society has sung the work more than any other choir - estimated at over 265 times.

 
 
 

The Passion of Jesus

A free, open air recreation of the story of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

The Passion of Jesus The Passion of Jesus The Passion of Jesus Now a regular addition to Easter in London, The Passion of Jesus is a recreation of the story of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, put on for free for the public in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday. Not to be outdone by the scores of Easter egg hunts and other events across the city, Trafalgar Square hosts this special adaptation giving viewers the chance to get to grips with the story at the heart of Easter. Featuring a cast of over a hundred, all donning period costumes, a donkey and horses, the 90-minute show attracts up to 20,000 people for each of its two performances at 12noon and 3.15pm and undoubtedly has a big impact on the watching crowds as they witness the tale of Christ's betrayal by Judas and his trial before Pontius Pilate.
2014-04-182014-04-18 Where:
Trafalgar Square, Central London London, WC2N 5DS
Category: Seasonal

Trafalgar Square, Central, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DS

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: 18th April 2014

 

The Passion of Jesus is a recreation of the story of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, put on for free for the public in Trafalgar Square. Not to be outdone by the scores of Easter egg hunts and other events across the city, Trafalgar Square hosts this special adaptation giving viewers the chance to get to grips with the story at the heart of Easter. Featuring over 70 actors, all donning period costumes, the show is sure to have a big impact on the watching crowds as they witness the tale of Christ's betrayal by Judas and his trial before Pontius Pilate.

 
 
 

Yard Life Festival

Brand new festival featuring 35 bands and 30 DJ's over the Easter weekend.

Yard Life Festival Yard Life Festival Held over two days this Easter, Yard Life Festival is a new charity event - raising money for Multiple Sclerosis research - hosted by Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music) presenting more than 35 bands and over 30 DJs during the course of the weekend. Some bands are established names, others are up-and-coming acts, all playing at an indoor venue, Islington Metal Works, where art installations, a market area, a big BBQ and lots of other fun things will take place. Bands on the busy Sunday line-up include Men's Adventures, and Younghusband, a four-piece band based in London whose music has been championed by BBC 6 Music and NME, while well-known DJ and acid house pioneer, Justin Robertson, now lead singer of band Thee Earls, also puts in an appearance.
2014-04-192014-04-21 Where:
The Islington Metal Works, 7 Torrens Street, London London, EC1V 1NQ
Category: Concerts

The Islington Metal Works, 7 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: 19th - 21st April 2014

 

Held over two days this Easter, Yard Life Festival is a new charity event - raising money for Multiple Sclerosis research - hosted by Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music) presenting more than 35 bands and over 30 DJ's during the course of the weekend. Some bands are established names, others are up-and-coming acts, all playing at an indoor venue, Islington Metal Works, where art installations, a market area, a big BBQ and lots of other fun things will take place. Bands on the busy Sunday line-up include Men's Adventures, and Younghusband, a four-piece band based in London whose music has been championed by BBC 6 Music and NME, while well-known DJ and acid house pioneer, Justin Robertson, now lead singer of band Thee Earls, also puts in an appearance.

 
 
 

Tokyobikes and Ace Hotel London Bike Tours

Take a two-wheeled tour of east London on Easter Saturday.

Tokyobikes and Ace Hotel London Bike Tours Tokyobikes and Ace Hotel London Bike Tours Starting on 19th April 2014, Ace Hotel and cult bike brand tokyobikes are running monthly bike tours exploring the scenic and hidden parts of the surrounding Shoreditch area. Everyone is welcome on the three-hour two-wheeled tours with bikes and gear provided by toykobikes. Tours are largely led by writer and brand consultant Duncan Riches who gives an insider's view of the local area. On the first tour, on Easter Saturday, highlights include a visit to artists' workshops at Terrace Studios in Dalston, a ride down Regent's Canal, and a visit to Keeling House, a modernist block of flats in Bethnal Green by the architect of the Royal National Theatre, Denys Lasdun. Meet in the lobby at 10am sharp, then head over to tokyobike who'll provide the wheels and helmet. After three hours of action and insight and you'll return to the hotel for a well earned fresh juice from Lovage, the Ace Hotel's onsite juice bar. 2014-04-192014-04-19 Where:
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London London, E1 6JQ
Category: Tours

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JQ

Tube: Old Street Station

 

Dates: 19th April 2014

 

Starting on 19th April 2014, Ace Hotel and cult bike brand tokyobikes are running monthly bike tours exploring the scenic and hidden parts of the surrounding Shoreditch area. Everyone is welcome on the three-hour two-wheeled tours with bikes and gear provided by toykobikes. Tours are largely led by writer and brand consultant Duncan Riches who gives an insider's view of the local area. On the first tour, on Easter Saturday, highlights include a visit to artists' workshops at Terrace Studios in Dalston, a ride down Regent's Canal, and a visit to Keeling House, a modernist block of flats in Bethnal Green by the architect of the Royal National Theatre, Denys Lasdun. Meet in the lobby at 10am sharp, then head over to tokyobike who'll provide the wheels and helmet. After three hours of action and insight and you'll return to the hotel for a well earned fresh juice from Lovage, the Ace Hotel's onsite juice bar.

 
 
 

April Fool's Day Comedy Concert 2014

Rich Hall joins Rainer Hersch as Tennessean country singer Otis Lee Crenshaw.

April Fool's Day Comedy Concert 2014 April Fool's Day Comedy Concert 2014 Comedian Rainer Hersch returns to the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. with his family-friendly April Fool's Day Concert on 21st April 2014. Since officially becoming a classical musician who does comedy, Rainer has hosted several gala comedy concerts in support of Comic Relief, and this is the fourth staged at the Southbank Centre following three sellout years. For this afternoon concert Rainer is joined by American comedy legend Rich Hall, Oompah Brass, classical music stars and a symphony orchestra and choir performing Queen's Bavarian Rhapsody, PDQ Bach's Missa Hilarious, and Rossini's Largo al factotum with Rich Hall in character as Tennessean country singer Otis Lee Crenshaw. Classical music has never been less serious.
2014-04-212014-04-21 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London London, SE1 8XX
Category: Concerts

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 21st April 2014

 

Comedian Rainer Hersch returns to the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall with his family-friendly April Fool's Day Concert on Easter Monday 21st April 2014. Since officially becoming a classical musician who does comedy, Rainer has hosted several gala comedy concerts in support of Comic Relief, and this is the fourth staged at the Southbank Centre following three sellout years. For this afternoon concert Rainer is joined by American comedy legend Rich Hall, Oompah Brass, classical music stars and a symphony orchestra and choir performing Queen's Bavarian Rhapsody, PDQ Bach's Missa Hilarious, and Rossini's Largo al factotum with Rich Hall in character as Tennessean country singer Otis Lee Crenshaw. Classical music has never been less serious.

 
 
 

Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race

'One of the most demanding open-to-all endurance events on the planet'

Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race Organisers of this annual 125-mile race call it "one of the most demanding open-to-all endurance events on the planet". Celebrating its 66th anniversary in 2014, the Easter Weekend Charity Canoe Race starts in Devizes, Wiltshire, on Good Friday (18th April) and finishes four days later opposite the Houses of Parliament on Easter Monday. Rowing canoes or kayaks, participants in five different race classes first negotiate the Kennet and Avon Canal, before joining the River Thames at Reading. The top class, the senior doubles, compete non-stop through day and night from start to finish making it the longest continuous canoe race in the world, whilst other classes - senior singles, junior doubles, veteran/junior and non-competitive doubles - are raced over four different stages during the Easter weekend. Much like the London Marathon, a minimum of six months' training is recommended for those entering the race, which is a severe test of skill and stamina. Spectators are encouraged to head down to Westminster Bridge on the Easter Bank Holiday Monday to witness the arrival of most of the participants.
2014-04-212014-04-21 Where:
Westminster Bridge, Victoria Embankment, London London, SW1A 2JR
Category: Sporting Events

Westminster Bridge, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, SW1A 2JR

Tube: Westminster Station

 

Dates: 21st April 2014

 

Celebrating its 66th anniversary in 2014, the Easter Weekend Charity Canoe Race starts in Devizes, Wiltshire, on Good Friday (18th April) and finishes four days later opposite the Houses of Parliament on Easter Monday. Rowing canoes or kayaks, participants in five different race classes first negotiate the Kennet and Avon Canal, before joining the River Thames at Reading. The top class, the senior doubles, compete non-stop through day and night from start to finish, whilst other classes - senior singles, junior doubles, veteran/junior and non-competitive doubles - are raced over four different stages during the Easter weekend. Much like the London Marathon, a minimum of six months' training is recommended for those entering the race, which is a severe test of skill and stamina. Spectators are encouraged to head down to Westminster Bridge on the Easter Bank Holiday Monday to witness the arrival of most of the participants. Check www.dwrace.org.uk for more information.

 
 
 

London Easter 10K

A charity run that awards runners with Easter eggs and seasonal prizes.

London Easter 10K London Easter 10K Earn the right to feast on a year's worth of chocolate in one weekend this Easter by taking part in the London Easter 10K. A fundraiser for The Children's Trust, this special event returns to Regent's Park for a third time in 2014. Held in the surroundings of the park, runners are treated to Easter eggs and other seasonal goodies, plus a well-deserved medal, as a reward for taking part. Or, if 10K seems a little daunting, the day also includes two sub events: a two mile Easter egg scurry for adults and a one mile Easter egg scurry for children.
2014-04-212014-04-21 Where:
Regent's Park, Inner Circle, London London, NW1 4NR
Category: Sporting Events

Regent's Park, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR

Tube: Regent's Park Station

 

Dates: 21st April 2014

 

Earn the right to feast on a year's worth of chocolate in one weekend this Easter by taking part in the London Easter 10K. A fundraiser for The Children's Trust, this special event returns to Regent's Park after a successful 2012 debut. Held in the surroundings of the park, runners are treated to Easter eggs and other seasonal goodies, plus a well-deserved medal, as a reward for taking part. Or, if 10K seems a little daunting, the day also includes two sub events: a two mile Easter egg scurry for adults and a one mile Easter egg scurry for children.

 
 
 

Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square

A 250 seat banqueting area is a highlight of the free St George's Day celebrations.

Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square Though St George's Day is always on 23rd April, in 2014 it falls on a Wednesday so the London celebrations in Trafalgar Square will take place on the Monday before the saint's day, Easter Bank Holiday Monday 21st April. Flag waving is encouraged at this free event held in recognition of England's dragon-slaying patron saint with live bands playing on the main stage and food stalls surrounding the square. This year's event focuses on British food and there will be a 250 seat banqueting area in the square, free tastings, hog roasts, live cookery demonstrations and food workshops. A bandstand, traditional games and a kids' tent add to the very English sense of fun. Sadly, despite tireless campaigning to make St George's day a national bank holiday, celebrations on the actual day itself will have to fit in with working hours.
2014-04-212014-04-21 Where:
Trafalgar Square, Central London London, WC2N 5DS
Category: Seasonal

Trafalgar Square, Central, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DS

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: 21st April 2014

 

Though St George's Day is always on 23rd April, in 2014 it falls on a Wednesday so the London celebrations in Trafalgar Square will take place on the Monday before the saint's day, Easter Bank Holiday Monday 21st April. Flag waving is encouraged at this free event held in recognition of England's dragon-slaying patron saint with live bands playing on the main stage and food stalls surrounding the square. This year's event focuses on British food and there will be a 250 seat banqueting area in the square, free tastings, hog roasts, live cookery demonstrations and food workshops. A bandstand, traditional games and a kids' tent add to the very English sense of fun. Sadly, despite tireless campaigning to make St George's day a national bank holiday, celebrations on the actual day itself will have to fit in with working hours.