The What, Where, When: 18 April

The Lady's pick of the best events over the coming days
WHAT: Saint George’s Day Music Hall.  A patriotic extravaganza of song, dance and magic to celebrate St George’s Day presented by The Players’ Joys.
WHERE:  Magic Circle Theatre and Museum, 12 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD  (near to Euston Station)
WHEN: 23 April

WHAT: Bristol Spring Poetry Festival. Three day festival involving readings, performances and other poetry activities.
WHERE: Bristol, various venues
WHEN: 17-19 April

WHAT: The Passion of Jesus. A celebration of the start of Easter and a showcase of the events of the crucifixion story and resurrection of Jesus.
WHERE: Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
WHEN: 18 April

WHAT: Norfolk Antique and Collectors Fair. 500 exhibitors showcasing a wide range of collectibles and antiques.
WHERE: Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich, NR5 0TT
WHEN: 18-19 April

WHAT: All About Dogs – Suffolk. Largest canine show in the region for pets, show dogs and working dogs. Includes competitions, activities, shopping and demonstrations.
WHERE: Trinity Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8UH
WHEN: 18-19 April

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WHAT: Chocolate Festival. A wide range of demonstrations and masterclasses given by top chocolatiers as well as book signings, chocolate cocktails, a Chocolate Lounge and Chocolate Spa.
WHERE: Town Hall, Oxford, OX1 1BX
WHEN: 18-19 April

WHAT: Betfair Lambourn Open Day. Horse racing training establishments hold a meet and greet session for the general public across the country.
WHERE: Various venues, UK
WHEN: 18 April

WHAT: Aldeburgh Easter Weekend. A wide range of recitals and workshops from intimate Baroque period recitals to large-scale choral works.
WHERE: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Bridge, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1SR
WHEN: 18-20 April

WHAT: The Suffolk Spring Garden Show. Major horticultural show featuring more than 300 exhibitors, a craft marquee and food court.
WHERE: Trinity Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8UH
WHEN: 18-20 April

WHAT: Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival. The largest showcase in the south of England of the food, drink and hospitality that the area has to offer.
WHERE: Various venues, Brighton and Hove
WHEN: 18-19 April

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WHAT: The Children’s Trust Easter Fair. Day of family entertainment including an Easter egg hunt, animals and fairground rides all in aid of the Children’s Trust.
WHERE: The Children’s Trust, Court, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5RU
WHEN: 19 April

WHAT: Sakura at Sake No Hana. The Japanese restaurant, Sake No Hana, celebrates the arrival of spring and Japanese cherry blossom season with a pop-up cherry blossom secret garden taking over their bar, along with limited edition cocktails, bento boxes and desserts. 
WHERE: 23 St James's St, London, SW1A 1HA
WHEN: 7 April – 19 May

WHAT: Help for Heroes Colossal Cake Sale. Nationwide fundraising event encouraging local town bake sales in aid of Help for Heroes.
WHERE: Nationwide
WHEN: 19 April – 5 May

WHAT: Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival. Large showcase of food and drink from local counties and across the world. Includes a Taste Cheshire Village, lifestyle section and cooking demonstrations.
WHERE: Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY
WHEN: 19-21 April

WHAT: Central Scotland Horse Trials. Dressage, cross-country and show-jumping classes as well as shopping opportunities.
WHERE: Dalkeith Country Estate, Dalkeith, Edinburgh, EH22 2NJ
WHEN: 19-20 April

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WHAT: Hopefield Animal Sanctuary Easter Fair. Charity fundraiser for non-profit organisation caring for 200 sick, mistreated and unwanted animals.
WHERE: Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM 15 9BY
WHEN: 20 April

WHAT: Toy Collectors Fair. Britain’s largest toy collectors fair featuring a wide range of toys including diecast models, model railways, dolls, teddy bears, TV and film related collectables, Lego and more.
WHERE: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
WHEN: 20 April

WHAT: The Kelmarsh Country Fair. Includes clay shooting festival, gundog events, traditional rural crafts, hot air balloons, pet dog show, craft marquee, antiques marquee, practical horsemanship and much more.
WHERE: Kelmarsh Hall, Kelmarsh Crossroads, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 9LY
WHEN: 20-21 April

WHAT: Thame Country Fair. Features equestrian events, dog zones, field sports such as clay shooting and falconry display.
WHERE: Thame Showground, Kingsey Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3JL
WHEN: 20-21 April

WHAT: The Queen’s Birthday Gun Salutes. The Queen’s actual birthday marked by gun salutes in Hyde Park and at the Tower of London.
WHERE: Hyde Park and Tower of London
WHEN: 21 April

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WHAT: Malvern Flea & Collectors Fair. Opportunities to purchase paintings, glassware, furniture, ceramics and decorative items.
WHERE: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW
WHEN: 21 April

WHAT: Irish Grand National. Irish horse-racing calendar’s biggest jump race.
WHERE: Fairyhouse Racecourse, Ratoath, Meath, Ireland
WHEN: 21 April

WHAT: World Book Night. Largest book giveaway ever attempted with one million books being given away by 20,000 people.
WHERE: St George’s Hall, Liverpool and various venues, UK
WHEN: 23 April

WHAT: Celebrate St George. Music, dancing, parades and debates to honour England’s Patron Saint’s Day.
WHERE: Old Market Square, Nottingham
WHEN: 23 April