London is ripe with creativity – and this is where you’ll find the best of the bunch for April. Think of it as your reward for surviving three full months of mediocre weather.

Between fresh-as-a-daisy designs at Mary Quant to a glass-encased garden at The New Craftsman, these are the cultural events you’ll need to breathe life into your Easter schedule. Book those tickets now...

Mary Quant at the V&A
Shift dresses at the ready! Open your peepers to an emporium of colour by way of the V&A’s homage to Mary Quant and the electric and much-loved world of the sixties cult designer.

Hailed as an instrumental figure in the Mod movement and a pioneer of fashion’s first youthquake revolution, Quant’s kitsch floral designs capture all of the vim, vibrancy and vigour of the era. Blooming brilliant, we say!

Mary Quant, sponsored by King’s Road, runs from 6 April, 2019 to 16 February, 2020 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, SW7 2RL. Click here for more information. Main image Mary Quant and models at the Quant Afoot footwear collection launch, 1967 courtesy of PA Prints.

Image courtesy of Glass Meadow.

Glass Meadow: Jochen Holz and Philippa Craddock
Integrated as part of the “Botanic” in-store exhibition, Glass Meadow is a conceptual installation that takes the form of 21 free-blown glass vases by renowned artist Jochen Holz, in which a unique floral landscape springs to life.

Care of royal florist extraordinaire Philippa Craddock, the botanical-material fusion is described as a “playful dance” that celebrates Mother Earth’s best qualities. Alongside the abstract display, flower arranging events are happening alongside it – so as well as snapping up one of the vases for your own, you can also put your green fingers to the test.

Glass Meadow by Jochen Holz and Philippa Craddock runs from 7 March, 2019 at The New Craftsman, 34 North Row, Mayfair, W1K 6DG. Click here for more information.

A Clockwork Orange, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1970-71; GB/United States). Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) in the Korova Milkbar. Still image. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition
From the Big Apple to the Big Smoke, acclaimed film director, screenwriter and movie mastermind, Stanley Kubrick, is the focus of a shiny new exhibition at the Design Museum.

Go behind-the-scenes of his seminal A Clockwork Orange and relive classics like The Shining IRL – if you have the courage, of course. In the wise words of Stephen Spielberg: “Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition!” Our advice? Book in advance to avoid disappointment!

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, sponsored by Taschen, runs from 26 April to 15 September, 2019 at the Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 6AG. Click here for more information.

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