Dive into April's UK events, from dance parties to night markets, festivals, art exhibitions and more.

April at Number 90 

Perfect as warmer weather hits, canalside venue Number 90 is definitely somewhere to soak in the rays alongside a banging musical lineup. Celebrating their 8th year this April, the venue is hosting a huge birthday weekender. The lineup includes  Maurice Fulton, nd_BAUMECKER, Raw Silk, Space Dimension Controller, Terry Francis. Rhythm Sister and more.

As the month continues, there’s an Easter weekend special with Future Disco, plus music from Wes Baggaley, Phonica DJs, Gaia Collective, Tropical Disco and many more.Tickets available now from number90bar.co.uk/tickets

FEEL IT Queer Super Party 

Produced by drag superstar Jodie Harsh, FEEL IT is a new Queer Party at Omera London in partnership with queer collective Little Gay Brother. Attracting famous faces from Sam Smith and Tom Daley to Ricardo Tisci, the night aims to create an inclusive space in which clubbers and discerning house music lovers can come together to celebrate.

Previous DJs have included Eats Everything, Ewan McVicar and Club Fitness, and we’re sure you can expect some big names into April. Hosted every Friday, tickets are £15 on the door.

 

Glitterbox Presents Last Dance Exhibition

Glitterbox present the ‘Last Dance’ Exhibition, showing a series of iconic images shot by prolific NYC photographer Bill Bernstein.

Focussing around capturing the late-70s nightlife of New York’s diverse dancefloors, Bernstein’s images captured the essence of disco across legendary hotspots Paradise Garage, Studio 54, Better Days and more. Inspired by the parties of the 70s and 80s, Glitterbox’s curated edit will include never before seen images alongside a Paradise Garage backdrop. A signed special edition of Bill’s book Last Dance will also be available for visitors.

Liverpool Sound City Festival 2022

On the 30th April Liverpool will once again play host to Sound City, a 3 day festival that sees established names perform alongside a constant stream of local, national and international emerging talent. After hosting numerous iterations of Sound City across 3 different continents over the last 14 years, this festival is the place to hear the big artists of tomorrow.

This year’s lineup includes the likes of Yard Act, Self Esteem, Mae Muller and Alfie Templeman over the bank holiday weekend. Weekend and day tickets for the festival can be found here.

Lady Leshurr and Fusa Nocta Exclusive Gig with Madrí Excepcional

Madrí Excepcional, the Mediterranean style lager, is serving up the Soul of Madrid to Londoners to mark the May Bank Holiday, with an exclusive gig taking place on Friday 29th April at Vinegar Yard.

Spanish trap artist and singer Fusa Nocta will be making her London debut, performing alongside UK rap sensation, Lady Leshurr, in a sound sensation, fusing London and Madrid. Get your tickets here.

Sony World Photography Awards at Somerset House 

The 2022 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition celebrates exciting contemporary photographers in celebration of the diversity of photography today. From 15th April – 2 May 2022, Somerset House will display a selection of photographs from the awards, with photographs across different categories exploring a wide range of subjects. Imagery ranges from personal experiences to architecture to everyday moments, and is a highlight of the photographic calendar whether you’re looking for inspiration, or a day out.

Tickets are available here.

Rooftop Film Club Returns

As the weather warms up, the dark and stuffy environment of cinemas might prove to be a little less appetising than it was. Fortunately, there’s an alternative in the return of the Rooftop Film Club, which puts on memorable open-air screenings on rooftops in Peckham and Stratford. This year’s programme is varied enough for any film lover to enjoy – big names from this awards season like West Side Story or Licorice Pizza, nostalgic faves like 10 Things I Hate About You and The Notebook, and superhero fare like Spider-Man: No Way Home or The BatmanScreenings begin on 30th April, and you can book here.

Vivus II Exhbition by Lefty Out There

Maddox Gallery has now opened its doors to the latest show by dynamic contemporary artist Lefty Out There. It’s an immersive experience that sees Lefty enveloping every surface of the gallery in abstract and kaleidoscopic shapes which represent the tense and uncertain nature of contemporary existence. Weaving in and out of stillness and stimulation, it’s a unique experience that encapsulates Lefty’s status as a thoughtful modern provocateur.

The exhibition runs until 5th May, and you can find out more here.

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