Sweet April showers do spring May flowers

Smog and traffic“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.”   Mark Twain

The warmer weather brings with it smog and this year it is mixed with sand making the air quality particularly poor. But don’t despair, hopefully it will have blown over by the weekend, just in time for the Oxford and Cambridge boat race. Seen one boat race, seen them all? Try something else instead.

Coffee grinderCan you tell your Caffé Corretto from your Café Bombón?

If you are someone who needs their daily latte or skinny flat white, then the London Coffee Festival may be the perfect place to grab a cup. Not only will there be artisan coffees but stalls, gourmet food, demonstrations and tasting sessions.

London Coffee Festival, Saturday and Sunday, The Old Truman Brewery

Good things come in small packages

And it doesn’t get much smaller than Roy’s People. Roy, the artist, sets tiny miniature people in unusual settings making witty and whimsical displays.

Roy’s People: Street Life, From 3rd April, Curious Duke Gallery.


disco lightsGo Fish

A rave for kids? Big Fish, Little Fish is really designed for adults to enjoy some funky music with their friends while their kids also enjoy a great party. There will be bubbles, DJs, crafts and cakes. What better way to kick off the Easter holidays?

Big Fish, Little Fish, Sunday 2-4pm, Balham