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

April is almost here and spring is well and truly in the air in Coventry. 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 Coventry 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.

8th April: Concert- Craig David at the Ricoh Arena

Craig David’s surprise re-emergence on the musical scene is up there with some of the most talked-about returns to music by an artist in decades. Ahead of the release of his new album ‘Following My Intuition’, Craig will visit Coventry this month as part of his biggest UK arena tour in 15 years.

Demand for Craig’s shows are higher than ever, but you can still get hold of your tickets 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.

26th – 29th April: Theatre – The Legend of Mike Smith at Belgrade Theatre

An incredible stage performance of award-winning jazz and hip hop star Soweto Kinch’s album. Soweto performs the story of Mike Smith, a young, aspiring MC caught in a world of temptation where the boundaries of reality and fantasy collide.

The Legend of Mike Smith promises to be an absorbing combination of music, animation and dance.

Tickets for this performance can still be purchased here.

29th April: Nightclub- Priority at JJ’s

Coventry’s premier nightclub will once again present its signature event, Priority, on Saturday 29th April.

JJ’s weekly resident DJ Huggy will be playing some of the biggest tunes of the moment with an eclectic and alternative mix of genres.

Tickets for this event can be purchased here.

Food (Ongoing) – Chiquito

Chiquito’s menus are packed with delicious Mexican and American dishes to suit all tastes, from wild to mild, there is a meal for everyone. To make their food taste even better, Chiquito are offering students 25% off food all day, every day!

In order to access this offer, you can download the Chiquito app to get your student voucher here.