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April

Oxford - 01/04/2012 - April Oxford Jazz Festival
1st April - 7th April Oxford - Four days of acclaimed jazz artists perform at some of the city’s architectural gems and finest venues, including the Ashmolean and Saint Michael at the North Gate
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Chester - 05/04/2012 - Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival
5th April - 9th April Chester - One of Cheshire’s biggest events, the annual event – now in its 15th year- covers Blues, ska/ reggae, and even Tony Christie headlines. 
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Plymouth - 05/04/2012 - Plymouth Bike Nights
April - October On the historic Hoe, a weekly bike rally raising money for Help for Heroes and Afghan Heroes armed forces charity
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Worcester - 06/04/2012 - Worcester Motor Festival
6th April Worcester - The 6th festival features vintage and classic cars, around 40 of the latese cars on the market, and live music and roving entertainment
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Coventry - 06/04/2012 - Royalty on the Road
6th April - 10th June Coventry - To celebrate HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, Coventry Transport Museum is mounting Royalty On The Road; a special exhibition bringing together a variety of vehicles that have been used by British Royalty, past and present. From magnificent Daimler limousines used by monarchs to the Austin Metro given to Diana Spencer by Prince Charles, you’ll be able to get up close and personal with some extremely special vehicles.
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Bristol - 07/04/2012 - Chocolate Festival
7th April - 8th April Bristol - Easter egg trail, music and all things choccie at this celebration of the chocolate from around the world down at the harbourside, in the city that actually invented the Easter Egg.
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York - 07/04/2012 - York Model Railway Show
7th April - 9th April York - The York Easter Show is the North's premier event and one of the longer running Model Railway shows in the Country. Expect between 110-130 stands and about 40 working layouts
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Hull - 09/04/2012 - April IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship
9th April - 15th April Hull - Group B games in Division 1 pit GB against 5 other countries.
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Preston - 09/04/2012 - Easter Egg rolling
9th April Preston - A long history of this in Preston, even mentioned in Wikipedia, it’s been going on for centuries. Parades, competitions and the beautiful parks make it a good fun day out
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Southampton - 10/04/2012 - City of Southampton Orchestra
10th April Southampton - One of a series of events to mark the 100th Anniversary of the titanic tragedy. This concert takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Terminal, overlooking the berth from which the titanic set sail
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Liverpool - 12/04/2012 - John Smith’s Grand National
12th April - 14th April Liverpool - The big one for horseracing fans. Running since 1839, when a horse called Lottery was the first winner, and a certain Captain Becher fell off at a now famous brook
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Exeter - 13/04/2012 - Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink, Northernhay Gardens & Exeter Castle
13th April - 15th April Exeter - Join 15,000 visitors for top-notch regional food and drinks, including two Festival Evening After Dark events, with live music, chef demos and a great atmosphere
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Bradford - 19/04/2012 - International Film Festival National Media Museum
19th April - 29th April Bradford - One of the leading events in the UK film calendar. An incredible variety of films and all things celebrating films. Well worth a visit.
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Winchester - 19/04/2012 - Winchester Chamber Music Festival
19th April - 22nd April Winchester - The London Bridge Ensemble’s 5th Festival. 6 concerts and a masterclass for local talent. An intimate and informal celebration of chamber music and song.
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Exeter - 20/04/2012 - Budleigh Salterton Jazz Weekend
20th April - 22nd April Featuring Sir Richard Rodney, Claire Martin, Scott Hamilton and a host of others, a really cool way to spend the weekend
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City of London - 22/04/2012 - Virgin London Marathon
22nd April London - A cracking event this one, one of the World’s major sporting spectacles. Either join in, or sit outside one of the numerous bars and watch, and watch, and watch- a true celebration of unity and camaraderie
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