In the Know: what’s hot this April

Empty calendar this April? Same old activities on the horizon? Check out our round up of the latest things to do, places to visit, lunches to eat and films to watch to so there's not a dull day in sight.

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Lady Macbeth at the V&A


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The V&A are hosting an exclusive Gala preview screening of the new feature film 'Lady Macbeth', complete with a Q&A with the director William Oldroyd, lead actor Florence Pugh and costume designer Holly Waddington. The film tells the story of a determined and merciless young woman in a world dominated by men set in rural England, 1865.

Book tickets to the V&A’s film screening.

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About the Jewellers' Jeweller

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A book about Oscar Heyman, one of the most celebrated jewellers in the world, deserves exquisite illustrations to do justice to their designs. Known for creating jewellery for the world’s elite houses since 1912, this book traces the family jeweller's history from Russian immigrants to allies of Tiffany, Cartier and more. Get up close with some fabulous jewellery designs in this new book, 'Oscar Heyman: The Jewelers’ Jeweler' by Yvonne J. Markowitz and Elizabeth Hamilton.

Oscar Heyman: The Jewelers’ Jeweler is published by MFA publishers.

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Designs of an avant-guarde Russian city

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Another exhibition marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Imagine Moscow opened this spring at The Design Museum in Kensington, exploring a bold generation of architects and designers from Moscow in the 1920s and ‘30s.

Book tickets for the Design Museum’s Imagine Moscow.

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Fashion and Flemish art in Bath

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Two exhibitions coming to Somerset this spring will be well worth a visit. The Fashion Museum in Bath is hosting ‘A History of Fashion in 100 Objects’; beginning at the 1500s leading up to the present day, it’s a chance to see corsets alongside body-cons and everything in between. Not far away, Bath’s Holburne Museum is presenting ‘Bruegel: Defining A Dynasty’, looking at three generations of this exceptionally talented family.

Book tickets to A History of Fashion at The Fashion Museum and Bruegel at The Holburne Museum.

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Easter-themed treats


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Although venue’s across the UK will be hosting Easter-themed afternoon teas this month, the delicate little chocolate bunnies of the Langham’s seasonal tea have taken the biscuit for us. Revel in pastries inspired by Wedgwood collections including a chocolate fried egg balanced atop two cascading Chocolate Easter eggs and three Easter bunny figurines amongst a white chocolate mousse and tropical jelly creation.

Book the Langham’s Afternoon Tea and find your local Cornish Bakery.

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The boats with a barbecue

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Watch the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race from a pub on the river in Hammersmith. Many venues will be offering barbecues, screens to catch the action from beginning to end, as well as a riverside view. The Dove is a small, quaint pub with an upstairs balcony – get there very early to save a seat. It’s also one of the oldest pubs along this stretch of the river; no doubt its clientele have cheered the boats from here since the race's start in 1829.

Check out The Dove’s menu and history.

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Shakespeare at the Globe

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It’s National Shakespeare Day on 23rd April, and the Globe’s summer season of open air theatre starts just in time. Beginning with a biggie, Romeo & Juliet opens on the 22nd April – and is described as a ‘vibrant, volatile take’ on the classic play.

Book tickets for the Globe’s summer season.
 

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Annabel Sheen

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