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Grand National, Sat 6th April
The Annual National Hunt horse race held at Aintree Racecourse. This handicap steeplechase involves the horses jumping 30 fences over two circuits, demanding more than just luck from both horse and jockey. Only the best can make it over Becher's Brook, The Chair and the Canal Turn.
World Pillow Fight Day, Sat 6thApril, Trafalgar Square
In a bid to imbue our public spaces with a bit of fun, the Urban Playground Movement have organised this raucous trans-continental flash-mob event. It invites all to take part in a public pillow face-off!
Frock Me Vintage Fashion Fair, Sun 7th April, Chelsea Old Town Hall:
With myriad vintage fairs, all you need to know is that this one’s the ‘posh one’, with celebrities like Yoko Ono and Annie Lennox amongst its customers. The event sees 52 traders flogging their veritable vintage garments, so whether you are going for sixties beat-chic or goth-extraordinaire, there’s sure to be clobber to suit all tastes.
David Bowie is- at the V&A Museum:
From Aladdin to Ziggy, from London to Berlin; this exhibition takes a retrospective look at Bowie’s original costumes, instruments and works to piece together a portrait of this chameleonic super-star in the wake of his long-awaited comeback.
Life and Death: Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum:
This dynamic new exhibition at the British Museum explores Ancient Roman life by examining artefacts from Pompeii and Vesuvius which had been preserved under ash from the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Objects displayed even include casts of some of the citizens buried in the eruption and give a fascinating peek into the homes and lives of the Roman people.
Portrait of baker Terentius Neo and his wife. Pompeii, AD 55–79
St. George’s Day, Tue 23rd April:
St George and the Dragon, Raphael
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