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

April is almost here and spring is well and truly in the air in Glasgow. 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 and enjoy a well-earned rest!

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 Glasgow team have picked seven fun ideas to put that spring back in your step this April!


3rd April: Concert- Craig David at the SSE Hydro

Craig David’s surprise re-emergence on the music 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 Glasgow 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.

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.

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.

Every Weekend – Sloan’s Artisan Market

At Sloan’s Market you will discover a unique and fun selection of stalls, with everything from jewellery to handbags, scarves, designer clothing, sweets and even fortune tellers.

This market in open every weekend throughout April from 11am to 5pm and is a great chance to experience that unique charm that Glasgow is infamous for.

More information about Sloan’s Artisan Market can be found here.

Food (Ongoing) – Handmade Burger Co

This month, it’s time to put down your beans on toast and head over to Handmade Burger Co, where students can get 25% off all food from Monday to Fridays. The restaurant offers over 40 different handmade burgers for you to choose from and you can enjoy your meal even more knowing that you’ve made a saving.

Getting your discount at this restaurant is easy- just bring along a valid student ID card to show a member of staff when ordering.  To find out more about this offer, click here.

Every Thursday: Nightclub – Throwback Thursdays at The Sanctuary

Throwback Thursdays at The Sanctuary are bringing back the best old school tunes every week this month. It’s all about classic hip-hop, R&B and house tracks from the days gone by.

So if you feel like a great night out with your friends is something you need this month, then why not head down to The Sanctuary one Thursday to see what all of the hype is about?

More information about this event can be found here.