April Diary

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1: Good Friday. Bank Holiday. April Fool's Day. 17th London Handel Festival begins, Royal College of Music, London SW7. Easter Events begin (until 10 April), Science Museum, London SW7.

2: Spring Craft Fair, Alexandra Palace, London N22. Easter Egg Hunt, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent. Sailing, Whitbread Round the World Race, fifth leg begins, Punta del'Este, Uruguay.

3: Easter Sunday. Bank Holiday. Battersea Park Easter Show, London SW11. Medieval Jousting Tournament, Knebworth Park, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

4: IMREX '94 - the International Model Railway Exhibition begins, Royal Horticultural Society's Halls, London SW1. Organ Recital, Birmingham Cathedral. Horse racing, Irish Grand National, Fairyhouse.

5: London International String Quartet Competition begins, Goldsmiths' Hall, London EC2.

6: Squash, British Open, Lamb's Squash Club, London EC1 (at Wembley Conference Centre from 8 April).

7: British International Antiques Fair begins, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Golf, US Masters begins, Augusta National, Georgia.

8: 'Easter Treats' talks for children begin (until 13 April), National Gallery, London WC2. Cricket, fourth Test begins, West Indies v England, Bridgetown, Barbados.

9: 'Stephen Willats - Museum Mosaic' exhibition begins, Tate Gallery Liverpool. 'Sculpture from Benin' workshops begin (until 10 April), Museum of Mankind, London W1. Concerto Final, BBC Young Musician of the Year, Barbican Centre, London EC2. Horse Racing, Grand National, Aintree.

10: First Sunday after Easter.

11: British and World Marbles Championship begins, Tinsley Green, West Sussex.

14: 'The Genius of Rubens' exhibition begins, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford.

16: Territorial Army Open Day, Duke of York's Headquarters, Chelsea, London SW3. Cricket, fifth Test begins, West Indies v England, Antigua. Horse Racing, Scottish National, Ayr. Snooker, Embassy World Pro Championship begins, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

17: Second Sunday after Easter. The London Marathon takes place, starts Greenwich, ends The Mall. 'Tribute to the Carpenters' gala charity concert in aid of Ravenswood Village centre for mentally handicapped children, takes place, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London WC2.

21: The Queen's Birthday (41-gun royal salute, Hyde Park, 12pm; 62-gun royal salute, Tower of London, 1pm).

22: 'Art in Post-war Europe: new realities' exhibition begins, Tate Gallery Liverpool.

23: St George's Day.

24: Third Sunday after Easter.

27: Moh'd Saggar speaks on his work, Kufa Gallery, London W2.

29: Chichester Festival Theatre Summer Season begins, Chichester, West Sussex. Horse Racing, 1,000 Guineas, Newmarket, Suffolk.

30: Falklands Families Annual Service, Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London SW1. Rugby League, Challenge Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, Wembley.

31: Fourth Sunday after Easter.