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With the end of March just around the corner, we have looked into things to do in April. It is a month full of amazing art exhibitions and enormous antique fairs - what's not to love about that?


The unbelievable Francis Bacon exhibition at the RA finishes this weekend - 17th April 2022

On until 8th May

Following a major modernisation project, the Courtauld gallery reopened its doors in November 2021. Currently exhibited is a collection of Van Gogh's portraits, estimated to be about half of all his portraits ever painted during his life.


Gabby Deeming's Daydress will be popping up at the Anthropologie Gallery from 7 April – to 1 May,


21-24 April

Taking place at London's Business Design Centre in Islington, the London Art Fair will showcase exceptional Modern and Contemporary art from a wide selection of leading galleries from across the globe. Explore guest-curated exhibitions and inspiring talks and tours at the London Art Fair from 21-24 April.


26th - 30th April 2022, 32 St George St, London W1S 2FJ, UK

British sustainable homeware brand Petra Palumbo is delighted to announce her debut London Pop-Up shop in the heart of Mayfair for a limited time, opening on Tuesday 26th until Saturday 30th April, showcasing handmade glassware, ceramics and textiles.


15-16 April

Set within four permanent buildings, an array of trade marquees and acres of outdoor pitches, Peterborough: The Festival of Antiques will host hundreds of antique shops, antique dealers and interior design shops at their event over Easter weekend.


23 April

Celebrating its 46th year of the symposium, in 2022 The Furniture History Society aims to assess the overall contribution made to furniture use, appreciation and design by twentieth-century interior designers. Hosted at The Wallace Collection, the symposium will feature papers from experts, academics and practitioners.


5-10 April

Artist Rebecca Hardaker's vibrant paintings will be exhibited at Copeland Park this April. Focusing on creating a space for people to escape into a joyful world, Rebecca's aim is to conjure feelings of happiness and optimism within her work - so expect lots of yellow and vibrant, jolly colours!


31 March - 1 April

With up to 2,500 stands taken by dealers from around the globe, experience the world-renowned antique fair at Newark this week. The antique furniture dates from Edwardian to mid-century and there are also loads of other antique treasures to be found.


3 April

The iconic London vintage fair, Frock Me, returns to Chelsea Old Town Hall this April where they'll be joined by around 60 vintage fashion, textile and accessories dealers for their 25th vintage fashion fair. Tickets are £5 or preview tickets are £10 for 11 am entry.


On until 26 June

The Barbican hosts Postwar Modern, a vivid take on art created in Britain after the Second World War. The exhibition focuses on subjects that mostly preoccupied artists during that time, such as the Blitzed streetscape and imagined future horizons.


Now open!

Set in the heart of Notting Hill, The Princess Royal opens its doors to the public from 12 April. The beautifully designed pub now boasts a dining bar, private feasting rooms, four bedrooms and stunning gardens designed by Jinny Blom. The restaurant menu was created by chef, Ben Tish, focuses on seasonal British produce and is inspired by the Mediterranean way of life.


19 - 20 April

Another antique fair, but this time in the South of England! Just one hour from London, Ardingly Antiques Fair will host up to 1,700 vintage and antique stalls on 19 & 20 April. Fingers crossed for those April showers hold off for the event!


8-10 April

Following two years of having to cancel the show, Ceramics Art London is back this April, hosting 93 top international makers showcasing state of the art contemporary ceramics. The event also includes exclusive talks and live making demos. Tickets are selling out fast, so get yours before they're gone!



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