April Fool's Day, London Marathon, Edinburgh Comic Con ...
ARE JUST SOME OF THIS MONTH'S EVENTS
Spring is on the way ... hopefully! This month we're looking forward to both '70s and '90s weekends, a Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Edinburgh Comic Con. If you're into music, how about Singalonga Sound of Music? Or for the sporty people, we've the London Marathon and a mini marathon for the little people. Let the spring fun begin!
If there's one musical everyone loves to sing along to, it's the Sound of Music. We all just seem to know all the words, don't we? Even if you've not seen the movie for years, if someone begins singing one of the songs you just can't help but join in. This April the Sing-a-long-a crew are touring the UK again, and it's the perfect excuse to get your singing voice out ... and your nun outfit, obviously.
Everyone loves the 70s ... even people who weren't born until the '80s or '90s love the '70s. There's just something about that decade that captures the imagination... perhaps it's the bell-bottomed flares! Either way, Butlins knows we all love a trip back in time with some golden oldies, and they're putting on a heck of a weekend for us this April at Minehead. Whether you're into your glam rock, your Slade or your Quo, this is the place to relive your past ... or someone else's past, if you weren't there first time around!
Everyone loves to watch the Marathon, don't they? Now in its 35th year, the London Marathon draws entrants from all over the world. It's one of the top six international marathons, but more than that it's a massive celebration of running and charity collection. Since it began in 1981, Marathon runners have raised a whopping £450 million for various charities. In fact, the London Marathon holds the Guinness World Record for the largest fundraising event in the world. Race entry is mostly done by ballot, with over 247,000 people applying for just 38,000 places.
Everyone loves a good comic convention, right? These days a comic convention has so much more than just comics as well; you find the stars of cult TV shows, horror writers, and tons of other things. It's a great convention for anyone who doesn't watch the mainstream channels all day, and we love it. Edinburgh Comic Con is no exception either. This is its third year of geeky goodness, with a promise of stepping it up from last year - we can't wait!
This is a fantastic half term activity for families at All Souls in Bolton. A sumptuous afternoon tea of home-made treats, while a magician performs at the table. And of course, you can't go to a mad hatter's tea party if you're not a mad hatter; so you'd better get your hat ready. There's even a Mad Hat competition - so may the best hat win!
The 1990s spawned non-stop raves in fields, the Blur vs Oasis rivalry and tons of other Britpop bands. There was indie, blowing whistles to your techno music and glow sticks everywhere! We can't wait for the ‘90s Reloaded weekend at Butlins Bognor Regis this month, with top names from the decade and tribute acts as well, it'll be a weekend filled with nostalgia... can you believe that the 1990s ended 16 years ago?!
While April might be all about the London Marathon for some, the Mini Marathon for Kids at Greenwich Park is now in its fourth year and looks set to be a great race. It's open for children aged 5-16, with a distance of 2.62 miles around Royal Greenwich Park. All kids love fancy dress - and they mostly love to run around too, so this race really is a winning combination!
Ellen von Unwerth, Nadja Auermann, Black and white shoots