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London events in April

Your guide to the best happenings in London this April

© David Tett

April in London means that the city finally comes alive with warm weather, outdoor pursuits and a whole heap of energetic things to do. Whether you're up for taking on the mighty London Marathon, cycling the London to Paris bike ride - or just becoming the ultimate race spectator, we've picked out the best bits this April to keep you in cultural shape.

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Our April highlights

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Funny Girl

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'Funny Girl' will transfer to the West End's Savoy Theatre for a limited 12-week run in April 2016. Barbra bloody Streisand, eh? If the 75m-selling singer-slash-actress’s only really noteworthy contribution to the twenty-first century has been playing Ben Stiller’s mum in ‘Meet the Fockers’, then that’s okay: her legacy was pretty much assured before she hit 30. 

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Savoy Theatre , Charing Cross Until Saturday October 8 2016
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Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

Get ready to have shirts and skirts stripped back to focus on the skivvies that shape the body below at this exhibition charting how underwear supports and firms the figure, as well as the sexual and sensual appeal it holds. Around 200 garments and accessories will be on display, from long cotton drawers worn by Queen Victoria's mother to an Antonio Berardi dress sported by Gwyneth Paltrow.

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V&A , Brompton Until Sunday March 12 2017
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The Tate Britain Commission 2016: Pablo Bronstein

The Turbine Hall over at Tate Modern may get the lion’s share of coverage, but Tate Britain’s annual commission for its central Duveen Galleries is often a highlight of the cultural year. This spring, the Buenos Aires-born, London-based artist Pablo Bronstein will make an, as yet unspecified, site-specific work for the galleries. On paper, he’s a perfect fit.

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Tate Britain , Westminster Until Sunday October 9 2016
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Brenna L
Brenna L

Is there any annual spring music festivals that take place in London? We are looking at a Music trip in 2017 for students and hoping for something related to do there. 

Ceri D
Ceri D

An alternative lecture on C.L.R. James and other writers’ opposition to WWII with James Heartfield, author of Unpatriotic History of the Second World War. CLR James wrote,"My friends, ... the democracy I haven’t got Hitler didn’t take from me."  Organised by education charity WORLDwrite, at Hatch, Homerton,London E9 6AB on Wednesday 8th April, 7.00pm .Book tickets online via https://clr-lecture.eventbrite.com