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

April is almost here and spring is well and truly in the air in Leeds. 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 Leeds 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: Entertainment- The Harlem Globetrotters at First Direct Arena

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to Leeds during their 2017 World Tour.

Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry mixed with hilarious comedy. This event is a great opportunity to escape from the stresses of studying and enjoy a brilliant evening of live entertainment.

More information about this event 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.

16th April: Nightclub- Federation 15th Anniversary at The Warehouse

This Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, Federation will be heading to its spiritual home – The Warehouse to celebrate its 15 year anniversary in style.

Federation DJs, including Tony Walker, Stuart Robinson and Marc Leaf, will take centre stage for an unforgettable evening on 16th April.

This event promises to be a great night out for you and your friends and tickets can still be purchased here.

22nd April: Concert – Seasick Steve at the O2 Academy Leeds

If you feel like experimenting with a new genre of music this month, then why not head over to the O2 Academy to watch American blues musician, Seasick Steve!

Steve is currently on tour with his eighth album, Keepin’ the Horse Between Me and the Ground, and will arrive in Leeds on 22nd April.

This gig promises to be a memorable experience and you can still purchase tickets 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.