Spring is here and the daffodils are out and Easter will soon be here. Things are starting to happen again. There are various exhibitions and events planned from April 2021 and let’s hope they happen this year. Here’s a few of them.
The Epsom Derby is scheduled to take place as normal on Saturday 5 June on Epsom Downs. The Wimbledon Tennis is happening in the first two weeks of July. The Olympics, which was postponed last year, will be taking place in Tokyo at the end of July.
Guided walks with a theme, such as Harry Potter in London and ghosts in London, take place round our capital city and are starting again on Friday 2 April. I’ve been on lots of these and they are always very interesting and often end in a pub. Some of them are currently taking place online.
Nonsuch Park near Epsom in Surrey is huge with lots to see and do. There are lots of paths through trees and across fields, the site of Nonsuch Palace, the rose garden and it even has a cafe. It is on several bus routes and very near Cheam railway station and is easy to get to.
The Postal Museum in London has an exhibition about postcards, including seaside postcards and handmade postcards. It starts on 20 May and the tickets last for a year.
Meanwhile there will be an exhibition about trainers at The Design Museum in London starting on 18 May. I once went to the shoe museum in Toronto, Canada, and saw shoes made out of leaves and found it fascinating.
If you like sculpture you will be able to visit The Making of Rodin at the Tate Modern in London which begins on 29 April. There will be 200 works displayed on loan from the Rodin Museum in Paris. The Tate Modern is unusual because it is a converted power station and still looks like one from the outside.
We’ve all had a difficult year but these events and exhibitions planned for this year show that soon we will be able to go out with friends and family and enjoy ourselves again. See the menu on the left for more ideas about places to go and books to read.