Seven Ideas To Put A Spring In Your Step This April – Cambridge

April is almost here and spring is well and truly in the air in Cambridge. This month signals the arrival of the Easter holidays, which means that it’s finally time for you to come out of your study hibernation, enjoy a well-earned rest and re-energise before exams are on their way!

So while this holiday is a great opportunity to fit in some extra revision, Downing Students believe that it’s also important that you make the time to nurture and re-energise yourself this month.

Whether it’s a good book, a new film release, a music gig or even a local restaurant with a great student deal, this month is full of exciting moments for you to look forward to. That’s why our Cambridge team have picked seven fun ideas to put that spring back in your step this April!


4th April: Book release – My Last Lament by James William Brown

A poignant and evocative novel about one Greek woman’s struggle- and her nation’s- in the aftermath of World War II.

Aliki is one of the last of her kind, a lamenter who mourns and celebrates the passing of life. She is part of an evolving Greece, one moving steadily away from its rural traditions. Through Aliki’s powerful voice, an unforgettable one that blends light and dark with wry humour, this novel delivers a fitting eulogy to a way of life and provides a vivid portrait of a timeless Greek woman, whose story of love and loss is an eternal one.

More information about My Last Lament can be found here.

7th April: Album release- Memories…Do Not Open by The Chainsmokers

Memories…Do Not Open is the upcoming debut album by the New York hitmakers The Chainsmokers and features exciting collaborations with both Emily Warren and Coldplay.

The DJ duo, which consists of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, have already released two singles from their new album with ‘Paris’ and ‘Something Just Like This’.

The pair have previously achieved global success with songs ‘Closer’ and ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ and will embark on their first US this month.

More information about Memories…Do Not Open can be found here.

12th April: Concert- The Bootleg Beatles at The Corn Exchange

Formed in 1980, The Bootleg Beatles are the UK’s longest running Beatles tribute act, having performed over 4,000 times.  So, if the “Beatlemania” craze was before your time, then this band is the next best thing to experiencing the magic of the Fab Four in concert.

The Bootleg Beatles are currently on a UK tour and will be playing at The Corn Exchange on 12th April.

More information about this gig can be found here.

14th April: Film release- The Fate of the Furious

It should probably come as no surprise that this sequel to Furious 7 went into production almost immediately after the film hit cinemas.

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

Scheduled to be released on April 14, 2017, The Fate of the Furious’ cast includes Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Kurt Russell, and the majority of the other core players from earlier instalments.

More information about The Fate of the Furious can be round here.

15th April: After Dark Rum Club Closing Party at Lola Lo

If you feel like a great night out with your friends is what you need, then why not visit Lola Lo for its last ever After Dark Rum Club! The closing night for this event is 15th April and will be one of your last chances to lap up that Polynesian party atmosphere.

The nightclub is also offering half price cocktails until 10:30pm and you can reserve your place on the guest list here.

28th April – 1st May – Ely’s Eel Festival Weekend

Ely is once again preparing itself for its four day extravaganza to celebrate the origins of the humble eel. The Eel Parade will kick off with a colourful array of eels processing through Ely’s High Street, down to the river where a whole host of eel related activities take place.

Special highlights include the Town Criers’ competition and the World Eel Throwing competition (no eels will be harmed, only stuffed toys). There will also be a two day Food and Drink Festival where over 60 artisan and specialist food and drink traders will be showcasing their delights.

This unique event is not one to be missed this Spring Bank Holiday and you can find more information about Ely’s Eel Festival Weekend here.

Food (Ongoing) – Wildwood Restaurant

Wildwood restaurant is offering Cambridge students a tasty deal this month, with 25% off food available all day from Monday-Friday. The restaurant offers a range of delicious, freshly prepared food in a relaxed, homely environment.

Whether you feel like trying a dish from the grill section, a stone-baked pizza or a freshly made plate of pasta, your meal will taste even better knowing that you’ve saved yourself some money!

To claim your discount, you must present valid student ID in addition to your voucher code. Discount is only available for customers with a valid student card and not for non-students.

For more information about this offer, click here.