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Wakefield - 01/04/2013 - World Coal Carrying Championships
1st-2nd April -
A unique event comprising of stamina and strength, it dates back to 1963 where someone bet that they could race them with coal on their back. Since then the event has occurred every Easter Monday and this year is its 50th edition.
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Preston - 01/04/2013 - Easter Egg Rolling
1st April -
A tradition in Preston that has been going for centuries. Parades, competitions and the beautiful parks make it a good fun day out.
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Hereford - 03/04/2013 - Hay Bike Fest
12th-14th April -
Weekend of events showcasing all types of cycling; from testing fitness rides to leisurely rides stopping off at pubs and cafes along the way.
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Liverpool - 04/04/2013 - John Smith’s Grand National
4th-6th April -
One of the biggest events in the horse racing year. Attracting over 150,000 visitors to the famous racecourse and a huge TV audience.
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Brighton - 08/04/2013 - Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival
8th April - 30th September -
This new 6-month event will see 20 world class artists turn heaps of sand into spectacular sculptures. This family friendly event will have workshops and demonstrations available.
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Bradford - 11/04/2013 - Bradford International Film Festival
11th-21st April -
In its 19th edition this has become one of the most anticipated dates in the UK film calendar. The Bradford International Film Festival showcases both new and classic films and special guests.
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Oxford - 19/04/2013 - Folk Weekend Oxford
19th-21st April -
Various artists perform across the city in a weekend of folk music and dancing.
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City of London - 21/04/2013 - Virgin London Marathon
21st April -
A great sporting spectacle, whether you are competing or just watching it’s a great atmosphere.
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Cambridge - 22/04/2013 - The 45th Cambridge Drama Festival
22nd-27th April -
Showings of many short plays, both by adult and junior groups from the region and nearby.
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Nottingham - 23/04/2013 - St. George’s Day 2013
23rd April -
Traditional music and dance are on show, as is a parade put on by The Royal Society of St George to celebrate this patriotic.
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Winchester - 25/04/2013 - Winchester Chamber Music Festival
25th-28th April -
A celebration of chamber music accompanied by performances from the London Bridge Ensemble and international guests. Various workshops also take place at this festival
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Exeter - 26/04/2013 - Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink
26th-28th April -
Over 15000 visitors come to this festival to see TV chef’s demonstrations, workshops and activities. A great food and drink festival for the family.
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Newcastle - 27/04/2013 - Great North Gluten Free Fair
27th April -
The inaugural gluten free event takes place this year with around 40 stands showcasing gluten free food and drink.
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