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

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

5th April: Concert – Melanie C at O2 Academy Liverpool

The award- winning singer and former Spice Girl, Melanie C, will be returning to her home city this month with her new album Version Of Me.

Melanie, who will visit the O2 Academy Liverpool on 5th April, is currently on tour with her seventh studio album and this gig promises to be a great night out for any pop music lover.

Tickets to this event can be purchased 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.

15th and 16th April: Liverpool Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival at Sefton Park

The Liverpool Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival is returning to Sefton Park this month to celebrate the awakening of spring.

Taking place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April, the festival will feature a much wider lifestyle offer, with zones dedicated not only to food and drink, but homes, gardening, craft and even body and mind.

Sefton Park is definitely one of the gems in Liverpool’s crown and this event will certainly be worth a visit the Easter Bank Holiday.

More information can be found here.

Food (Ongoing) – YO! Sushi

If money is a bit tight this month but you still want to treat yourself, then YO! Sushi is offering a student discount that is too good to refuse. Hungry students can enjoy 25% off food bills from Tuesday- Friday and Sunday at the Liverpool ONE restaurant.

This offer is valid when you present your unique YO! Student code and a valid student ID card when paying your bill.

More information about YO! Sushi’s student discount can be found here.

Every Friday: Nightclub – Gigantic at Heebie Jeebies

Every Friday throughout April, Heebie Jeebies are pulling out all of the stops to get your weekend started. If you feel like a fun night out with your friends is overdue, then Gigantic is the place to go, with great dance-music playing non-stop.

More information about this event can be found here.