Things to do in London in April 2020

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The ianVisits guide to April's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Wednesday 1st April

Come and admire the rare and historic Camellias in the Grade 1 listed Conservatory, a gorgeous array of blooms; pink, red, white and striped.
 11am to 3pm
 
 Chiswick
Camellia Show 2020 – 10th Anniversary
As well as setting these competing narratives into their wider context, this lecture will ask why the partisan memorialisation of religious atrocity in Ireland has proved so exceptionally durable.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican

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Thursday 2nd April

Come and admire the rare and historic Camellias in the Grade 1 listed Conservatory, a gorgeous array of blooms; pink, red, white and striped.
 11am to 3pm
 
 Chiswick
Camellia Show 2020 – 10th Anniversary

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Friday 3rd April

Come and admire the rare and historic Camellias in the Grade 1 listed Conservatory, a gorgeous array of blooms; pink, red, white and striped.
 11am to 3pm
 
 Chiswick
Camellia Show 2020 – 10th Anniversary

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Saturday 4th April

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting
Come and admire the rare and historic Camellias in the Grade 1 listed Conservatory, a gorgeous array of blooms; pink, red, white and striped.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Chiswick
Camellia Show 2020 – 10th Anniversary

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Sunday 5th April

Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
 All Day
 
 Croydon
Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
Open days usually feature the restored engines in operation, a light railway trip, and walks around the Victorian buildings.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Abbey Wood
Open day and steaming at the Crossness pumping station
There will be extensive bus displays, heritage bus trips and a huge selection of trade stalls.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Weybridge
 London Bus Museum Spring Gathering
Monthly open day at Gatton Park, the core 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Reigate
Gatton Park's monthly open day
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
Come and admire the rare and historic Camellias in the Grade 1 listed Conservatory, a gorgeous array of blooms; pink, red, white and striped.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Chiswick
Camellia Show 2020 – 10th Anniversary

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Monday 6th April

In this talk Dr Sheila Kanani combines the story of a pioneering woman astronomer, with an account of the science behind comets, asteroids and meteors. This talk will end with a demonstration of how to make a comet model using kitchen ingredients.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican

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Tuesday 14th April

The first comprehensive biography in three decades on Margaret Beaufort, the mother of the Tudor Dynasty.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch - A Talk by Dr Nicola Tallis

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Thursday 16th April

Live screening in the cinema of a David Attenborough documentary and Q&A.
 7:10pm to :
 
 Barbican
 David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet Live From the World Premiere

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Saturday 18th April

Monthly tour of the former Inland Revenue offices, now a artists workshop.
 Starts at 1:15pm
 
 Strand
Somerset House Studios Tours

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Sunday 19th April

Alongside the special MG displays there will be a whole host of British built vehicles, from the pre-war Alvis, Norton and Sunbeam right through to the latest Jaguar model.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Weybridge
MG and British Marques Day
Hear from the Jewish Council of Racial Equality (JCORE) as they explore the identity of minority communities in Britain and the potential for building bridges between these communities in an increasingly fractured world.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Camden
Exploring Identity: Building Bridges between Minority Communities in Britain

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Tuesday 21st April

Ceremonial military guns will go bang bang at the Tower of London and Hyde Park to mark HM The Queen’s Birthday.
 12pm to 1:30pm
 
Royal Gun Salutes in Hyde Park and at the Tower of London

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Wednesday 22nd April

This talk will explain how to discern what and who to trust, how to know whether evidence is causation or just a correlation, and how to overcome the temptation to accept views that we agree with.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican

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Sunday 26th April

Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum

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Monday 27th April

This lecture will present the endeavours of cosmologists and particle physicists, as they attempt to explain the fundamental nature of these mysterious dark components.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican

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Tuesday 28th April

The lecture will focus on a number of equations and algorithms which are making a profound difference to the way that we live.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican

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