#WhatsOnUK April 2018

A continually-updated, monthly, choice list of creative events happening outside of London and within the UK…


David Stead:  Finished Unfinished – David Stead Gallery, Ripon, N. Yorks.  Landscape, fine art painter.  Email [email protected] or call 01765 604461 for further details.  Thursday, 26th April, 4pm to 8.30pm.  Wine will be served.  (davidsteadgallery.co.uk)

Amanda Dagg working on one of her bold, embracing, landscape paintings. she will be exhibiting on Friday, 27th April at Pontardawe Arts Centre.  (See dagg.co.uk for further works.).

Four Seasons Art Exhibition (Exhibition Launch) – Pontardawe Arts Centre, Neath Port Talbot, SA8.  Internationally-renowned artist Amanda Dagg.  Art, bubbles and culture.  Landscape artist.  Friday, 27th April, 7pm to 10pm.  (dagg.co.uk).


A Wedding In Florence (1539) – St John the Evangelist Church, Newbury, by Newbury Chamber Choir.  Concert reflecting the hugely-significant marriage of Cosimo de’ Medici and Eleonora di Toledo in 1539: civic processions, wedding banquet, theatrical performances.  Featuring Susanna MacRae (Sop), Freya Jacklin-Edward (Mezzo-Sop); Guy Withers (Ten) & Ossian Huskinson (Bass).  28th April, 7.30pm to 9.20pm.  Tickets available at buytickets.at/newburychamberchoir/151963.  (newburychamberchoir.org).

You’re Welcome – Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, PO1.  Day-long, live performance event with performers, poets, writers and musicians taking to the stage to promote togetherness in Portsmouth.  Fundraising for local refugee and asylum-seekers services.  Includes Majid Dhana (poet exploring refugees, addiction and mental health); Amanda Garrie (Portsmouth Writers’ Hub); William Sutton (musician, playwright, raconteur and author of the Campbell Lawless book series) et al.  Attendees will have the opportunity to create artwork to explore their reaction to the event throughout proceedings.  Open mic opportunities from 1.50pm.  Sunday, 29th April, 11.30am to 3.30pm.  Tickets £3 (proceeds donated to Portsmouth’s British Red Cross branch).  Organised by writer Emily Priest.  (aspex.org.uk).

The Importance of Being Earnest – Holy Trinity Church, Guildford (28th April) and The Cross Barn, Odiham, RG29 (29th April).  Critically-acclaimed theatre tour of the UK.  Performed as you’ve never seen it before!  Tickets available at splitsecondproductions.com.

Festivals, Fairs & Expositions:

Newbury Artisan Market – Northbrook St & Bartholomew St, Newbury, RG14.  Original art, designer crafts, family activities, street food.  Kids corner.  Sunday, 29th April, 10am to 4pm.  More details at [email protected]


[Credits:  Feature image – The Importance of Being Earnest (splitsecondproductions.com); davidsteadgallery.co.uk; dagg.co.uk; newburychamberchoir.org; aspex.org.uk; splitsecondproductions.com; newburyartisanmarket.co.uk]







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