Events: April 2017

All month: Beer Farts photo exhibition at Hop Hideout, 448 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 1FR. Beer Farts composes and shoots humorous beer and Lego photos.

March 22-April 2: The World’s Biggest Beer Festival at J D Wetherspoon pubs and bars nationwide.

March 29-April 1: Wandsworth Common Spring Beer Festival at Le Gothique and Garden, The Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, off John Archer Way, London SW18 3SX. 100 cask ales and 25 craft ciders, plus food and live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

March 30-April 1: Burton and South Derbyshire Beer and Cider Festival at the Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 9JG. Details on the festival website

March 30-April 1: Beer festival at The Hope, 48 West Street, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2PR.

March 30-April 2: Five Years Celebration at The Ale House, 24-26 Viaduct Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1TS.

March 31 and April 1: Ale and Pie Festival at the Clovelly Bay Inn, Boringdon Road, Plymouth PL9 9TB. Also ciders, wines, gins and live music. Details on the event Facebook page

March 31 and April 1: Fools Festival at the Cornish Arms, 86 Commercial Road, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4DJ. Beer, cider, face painting, juggling and live music from 5pm onwards each day. Details on the event Facebook page

March 31 and April 1: Beer festival at the Blue Anchor, 50 Coinagehall Street, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8EL.

March 31 and April 1: North Leeds Charity Beer Festival at North Leeds Cricket Club, The Homestead, Old Park Road,Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 1JX. Forty real ales and six ciders. Full details on the event Facebook page

March 31-April 2: Formby Beer Festival at the Formby Cricket and Hockey Club, Cricket Path, Formby L37 7DP. In association with Red Star Brewery, the event will feature 24 cask ales, plus cider. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

April 1: Manchester Brewing Co open from noon-6pm at 66 North Western Street, Ardwick, Manchester M12 6DX, then weekly. Beer, cider, wine, spirits and soft drinks, as well as live music and exhibitions on different occasions.

April 1: Open day at Wibblers Brewery, Goldsands Road, Southminster, Essex CM0 7JW, noon-3pm. £10 per person, including a talk on brewing and the history of Wibblers, and four pints in the taproom.

April 5-8: Maldon Beer and Cider Festival at Plume School, Fambridge Road, Maldon CM9 6AB. More than 60 real ales, plus cider and perry. Details on the festival web page

April 6: Siren Craft Brew tap takeover at The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Road, London SW4 7BZ, 7-10pm. Ten keg and four cask beers, with free samples and beer flights, and a chance to meet the brewers.

April 6-8: Isle of Man Beer Festival at the Villa Marina Royal Hall, Harris Promenade, Douglas IM1 2HJ. Details on the festival website

April 7: Beer Tasting and Pasty Night at Keltek Brewery, Cardrew Way, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 1SS, 7-9pm. Ten Cornish beers to taste, plus a pasty. Details on the event Facebook page

April 7: Music with The Bare Knuckle Blues Band at St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre, 63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4BY, 8-11.30pm.

April 7 and 8: Rothwell Beer Festival at the Rothwell Parish Centre, Church Street, Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 0QL. A joint charitable venture run by Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell, and Rothwell Lions Club. Cask ales, bottled beers, cider, perry, food and live music. Full details on the festival website

April 7-9: CAMRA AGM and members’ weekend at the Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH. Full details on the event website

April 8: Easter tap takeover at UBREW, 24 Old Jamaica Road, London SE16 4AW. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

April 8: Street Eats, Beats and Beer at Rebel Brewery, Century House, Parkengue Road, Kernick Industrial Estate, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9EP, 11am-6pm. Gathering of street food vendors organised by The Shellfish Pig

April 8: Beer tasting at Vessel Beer Shop, 184 Exeter Street, Plymouth PL4 0NQ. £15 per person — details via the Facebook event page

April 8: Craft Theory craft beer and music festival at the South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU. There’s a family friendly afternoon session and an adults only evening session. More details on the festival website

April 13: Women and beer group Dea Latis beer and food tasting at The Old Blind School, Hardman Street, Liverpool L1 9AX.  See preview

Hop City

April 13-15: Hop City 2016 at Northern Monk Brew Co, Marshall Street, Leeds LS11 9YJ. A hop-led beer festival featuring a host of British breweries, as well as the likes of Alchemist (USA), O/O Brewing (Sweden) and Dry and Bitter (Denmark). Full details and tickets via Eventbrite

April 13-16: Egham Real Ale and Cider Festival at Egham United Services Club, 111 Spring Rise, Egham TW20 9PE. 60 real ales plus cider, perry, live music and a barbecue. Full details on the festival website

April 13-16: Wirral Easter Beer Festival at Hulme Hall, 23 Bolton Road, Port Sunlight, Wirral CH62 5DH. 100 real ales, plus continental beers, cider, perry, mead and fruit wine. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

April 13-17: Minerva Inn Real Ale Festival, 31 Looe Street, Plymouth PL4 0EA. More than 20 real ales and ten real ciders.

April 13-17: Tyne and Wear Beer Festival at the Old Cock, 11-13 Crossgate, Otley, Yorkshire LS21 1AA.

April 14: Ale and Cider Festival at St Austell Rugby Club, Tregorrick Park, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7AG, noon-midnight. Veterans’ rugby match during the day, plus food and live music. More details on the event web page

April 14-16: Emley Real Ale Festival at the Emley Band Room, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley HD8 9RN. 18 beers, 5 ciders, wine, soft drinks, burgers and snacks. Free entry, with beers at £2.50 per pint. Opening times: Friday at Saturday, 1-11.30pm; Sunday, 1pm until the beer runs out.

April 14-16: Beer Trends, 2016 v 2017, Easter Beer Festival at Gloucester Brewery, Fox’s Kiln, West Quay, The Docks, Gloucester GL1 2LG. Including barrel-aged beers, sours, hop-forward IPAs and double IPAs. More details and tickets via Eventbrite

April 14-16: Morley Beer Festival at Morley Cricket Club, Scatcherd Lane, Morley, Leeds LS27 0JJ. More than 30 beers and ciders. Details on the event Facebook page

April 14-17: Easter Beer Festival at Mersea Island Vineyard, Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, Essex CP5 8SX. ore than 35 real ales, plus cider and wine. Food, including a hog roast, plus live music. Free entry. More details on the festival web page

April 14-17: Falmouth Folk and Cider Fayre at Event Square, Discoverey Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall. Featuring more than 70 ciders, 22 folk bands, street food and arts and crafts. More details on the event Facebook page

April 14-17: Easter Beer Festival at the Royal Oak, 44 The Street, Poringland, Norfolk NR14 7JT.

April 14-17: Beer Festival at the Rose and Crown, 108 High Street, Sandhurst GU47 8HA.

April 15: Hambleton Ales open day, Melmerby Green Lane, Melmerby, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5NB, noon-4pm. Free entry.  See preview

April 19-22: East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival at Apex 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD.

April 20: Cloudwater Brew Co meet the brewer and tap takeover at The Plasterers, 43 Cowgate, Norwich NR3 1SZ, 8-11pm. Details on the Facebook event page

April 20-22: Skipton Beer Festival at Ermysteads Grammar School, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1PL. Full details on the festival website

April 21 and 22: Newbury Racecourse Beer and Cider Festival, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7NZ. Details on the racecourse website

April 21 and 22: Hook Beer Festival at Verona Drive (Scout Hall), Surbiton, Surrey KT6 7SU. Sponsored by Fuller’s and in aid of charities including Shooting Star Chase. Details on the festival website

April 21-23: Beer Festival at The Sultan, 78 Norman Road, London SW19 1BT.

April 21-23: Beer and Banger Festival at the Black Horse, 64 Magdalen Street, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2BP. Up to 20 local real ales.

April 22: Thorner Beer Festival at Victory Hall, Carr Lane, Thorner LS14 3EY. Details on the festival web page

April 23: Beer Tasting Cub hosted by the Real Ale Girls at the East Town Cafe, East Street, Crediton, Devon EX17 3AZ, 1-3pm. Details, including how to get tickets, via the event Facebook page

April 27-29: Beer festival at The Hope, 48 West Street, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2PR.

April 27-29: Farnham Beerex at Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR. 60-70 beers, plus cider and perry. Organised by the Lions Club of Farnham, CAMRA and Farnham Maltings. Full details on the festival website

April 27-29: Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival at Tuckers Maltings, Teign Road, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 4AA. Showcasing beers from South West SIBA members. Details on the festival web page

April 27-30: Waterloo Beer Festival at Old Christ Church, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 1RE. Up to 150 real ales and ciders, plus continental bottled lagers, wines, food and entertainment. Full details on the event web page

April 27-30: Reading Beer and Cider Festival — details on the festival website

April 27-May 1: Essex v Cambridgeshire: Battle of the Ales at South Benfleet Social Club, 8 Vicarage Hill, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1PB. Nine beers from each county.

April 28-30: Blackburn Beer Festival at Blackburn Rugby Club, Ramsgreave Drive, Blackburn BB1 8NB. More than 60 beers, plus cider, food and entertainment. In aid of Blackburn Youth Zone. Full details on the festival website

April 28-30: Berries, Beans and Beer Drinks Festival at Crewe Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe CW1 2DB. Including a keg beer, cider, wine and bottled beer bar. Full details on the Facebook event page

Gateshead Beer FestivalApril 28-30: Gateshead Beer and Music Festival at Gateshead Rugby Club, Eastwood Gardens, Gateshead NE9 5UB. Details, including ticket availability, on the Facebook event page

April 28-30: The Haverhill Beer Weekend at Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill, Essex CB9 8AR. 12 ales, food and music, in collaboration with Nethergate Brewery

April 28-30: Beer Festival at Wymondham and District Ex-Services Social Club, 9 Friarscroft Lane, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0AT. 24 real ales and three ciders. Open 11am-11pm.

April 29-May 2: Beer, Wine and Cider Festival at the Queen Inn, 28 Kingsgate Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9PG. Details on the event Facebook page