Looking for something madly cultural (but fun) to do in April? Then why not clear a space in your diaries for the Isle of Arts festival, based on the Isle of Wight?
The festival, now in its third year, is a multi-arts event including music, art, comedy and literature and usually features a wide range of events, concerts, lectures, and themed walks. I have to admit I'm not entirely unbiased since my uncle is one of the main organisers; however, he and his colleagues seem to have a knack for attracting some top level 'guest stars'. Last year they snaffled Lesley Garrett while this year's acts include Alan Davies, Stuart Maconie and Femi Temowo. They're even running a Doctor Who writing competition!
If you're interested, the event runs from 19-21 April 2013 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Which is a jolly nice place to visit on its own account with spectacular cliffs, sea views, and a quaint town centre. It's also a great base for exploring the rest of the island, a green and pleasant place with a distinct whiff of seaside holidays of the past.
details here: http://artsisle.org/