Whether you’re celebrating your Easter bank holiday at a garage rave or a street market, dive into a range of festivities this April.

Immerse Yourself In Alice Neel’s ‘Hot Off The Griddle’ Exhibition

Making history as the longest-running exhibition in the UK, Alice Neel’s latest installation ‘Hot Off The Griddle’ features a selection of unique portraits, amongst archived photography and film. Showcasing a range of the visual artist’s innovative and technicoloured work, the show is an accumulation of 70 different installations reflective of America’s twentieth century.


You can catch the exhibition at Barbican until Sunday 21st May. Find dates and purchase tickets here.

Celebrate The Second Edition Of Risen Festival

Featuring 80 artists over seven venues, for one night only, Risen Festival is returning, and this time it’s going to be bigger than ever before. Located in several Hackney Wick spots, Risen is celebrating divine feminine energy with a roster of established and emerging female talent who are dominating the garage, disco, house and techno scene.


Find all your favourite selectors in venues such as Colour Factory, The Yard, and Crate Brewery on April 1st. Tickets can be brought here.

Visit Southbank’s ‘Aladdin Sane: 50 Years’ Exhibition

David Bowie’s iconic ‘Aladdin Sane’ album is nearly half a century old, can you believe it? We certainly can’t. Celebrating the artist and album’s legacy, Southbank centre is running an exhibition in ode to the album’s stunning artwork.


If you’re so lucky to be a member, then the exhibition is completely free. Launching on April 6th at the Royal Festival Hall, Bowie fans can have a last swan song, indulging in this iconic album.

Make Your Way Down To Brick Lane’s Easter Block Party

Easter isn’t just for stuffing your faces with chocolate. Brick Lane’s ‘Easter Block Party’ looks to bring out the revellers in us all, offering adults a taste of music festival hedonism.

Spread across four venues, with DJs spinning everything from drum and bass to garage, if you’re stuck on what to do this easter, then treat yourself to a night of back-to-back bangers. Ravers will be assembling at Brick Lane on April 8th. Find your tickets here.

Dive Into Good Reads At London Book Fair

Calling to arms all bookworms, London’s Book Fair returns to Olympia London from April 18th to 20th. Lauded for opening up opportunities for emerging talent in the literature space, the event looks to inspire future storytellers in immersive fashion.

You can register to attend or showcase your business at the London Book Fair here.

Enjoy a Movie Marathon At New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival

A community-led event run between New Cross and Deptford, this festival offers 10 days of completely free movie screenings. Showcasing a range of film, from blockbusters to documentaries and all-time classics, the programme champions new and old independent and mainstream screenings.


Throwing a launch party that promises an array of 80s-themed tunes, the festival pays homage to the local area’s rich screenwriting history. Held between the 21st to 30th of April, all you’ve got to do is get there!

Dig Into Delicious Goods At Marylebone Food Festival

Marleybone Food Festival is filled with tasty treats this year for everyone to enjoy. From the Italian Greyhound market to Champagne Bottomless  Brunch, there’s a range of activities and workshops to fill the food connoisseur in us all.

Tickets range from as cheap as £15 to an eye-watering £225. The full list of events can be viewed here.

Dive Into Hackney’s Black-Owned Street Market

Support Black businesses at Hackney’s Black-Owned street market. Celebrating three days of Black culture, the event will be serving up a variety of traditional cuisines, promoting a multitude of independent fashion businesses and playing all the best afrobeats from a range of DJs.

You can find more information on the dates and secure your free tickets here.