Things to do in... April

Henry Moore Sculpture Park
Dane Tree House, Perry Green, Much Hadham SG10 6EE
Henry Moore enjoyed working outdoors, having moved to Hoglands in Hertfordshire with his wife Irina in 1940 they immediately began adapting the gardens to serve this purpose. Moore found inspiration in nature and utilised the land surrounding his home as a practical workspace, underscoring the connection between his sculptures and the environment. He experimented with placing his works amidst fields, against the backdrop of the sky and trees. While he appreciated seeing his sculptures in various settings worldwide, he and Irina cultivated an ideal environment at home for appreciating his work.

Yearly, approximately twenty of Moore's sculptures are showcased in the gardens, with many more housed inside the studios. These include numerous casts personally entrusted to the Foundation's care by the artist himself.


The Last Caravaggio at National Portrait Gallery
18th April - 21st July 2024

In May 1610 Naples, Caravaggio worked on the last picture he'd ever paint. Two months later, he died in mysterious circumstances. But it was during his final years that Caravaggio made some of his most striking works. His style focused on dramatic lighting, real models and a theme of dirty feet and hands. Alongside his work The National Portrait Gallery will also display letters and notes. And this exhibition is free!

Standing at the Sky's Edge
 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre 166 Drury Lane WC2B 5PW

The critically acclaimed new musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge has garnered multiple awards including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production and the South Bank Sky Arts Award, is making its way to the West End after successful runs at the National Theatre and Sheffield Theatres.

Described as ‘the most thrilling new British musical in recent memory’, Standing at the Sky’s Edge was originally conceived as a tribute to Sheffield, chronicling the aspirations and trials of three generations spanning six eventful decades, delving into timeless themes of love, grief, and resilience.

Under the direction of Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Robert Hastie, featuring music by  singer-songwriter Richard Hawley and a poignant, humorous and emotionally resonant script by Chris Bush, Standing at the Sky’s Edge unfolds the narrative of modern Britain through the lens of a landmark housing estate, offering a heartfelt examination of the strength of community and the essence of home.

July restaurant

10 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2LT
Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia is getting a new restaurant opening in Spring. French-Swiss food writer Solynka Dumas and Julian Oschmann are the duo bringing July to London. With Holly Hayes as chef and Honey Spencer as sommelier (who's worked on the wine list for July and has also just opened her own London wine bar, Sune, across in Hackney), the all-day restaurant will be open for breakfast pastries and delicious coffee in the morning, lunches that include salads and sandwiches, like roast beef, horseradish crème fraiche and watercress, heading through to small plates and bar snacks in the evening. Opening 25th April!
july wine bar opening on charlotte street

Every year, the Garden Museum Spring Plant Fair brings together expert plant growers and specialised nurseries from across the country to offer some of the finest garden plants available in London.

Whether you're seeking plants for shaded areas or those that attract pollinators, you can meet the growers and seek their advice on what will thrive in your garden, balcony or allotment. This year's fair will feature stalls from esteemed nurseries such as Great Dixter Nursery and Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens, presenting a unique opportunity for London residents to purchase plants cultivated by these cherished and historic establishments.

For £5 a ticket, a decades of wisdom from grower and plant enthusiasts alike, it's an event not to be missed.

27th April 10:30am - 4pm

St John's Church, 18 Hyde Park Crescent London W2 2QD
At a new venue in the heart of central London, The Hyde Park Vintage Furniture Flea Market is situated between Hyde Park and Paddington Tube stations, perfect for East and West Londoners alike.

Doing away with expensive replicas and focusing on quality and affordability, the Flea chooses seller with a love for mid-century living from the 1950s onwards, showcasing premier vintage vendors offering furniture and household items at reasonable prices. Featuring vendors from across the UK, hosting a diverse array of vintage chairs, tables and other furnishings from esteemed brands like Ercol and G-Plan. Perfect for those renovating their home.
Spotlight on 3 Vintage MCM Furniture Shops - Atomic Ranch
The Bull, Charlbury
Sheep Street, Charlbury, OX7 3RR
Fancy getting away for the weekend? The Bull is a beautiful inn nestled in the middle of the Cotswolds with incredible dining, rustic bedrooms and menu full of high quality pub food but chefs Ronnie Bonetti and George Williams with meat locally sourced from Paddock Farm. Perfect for a romantic escape from London.