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

April is almost here and spring is well and truly in the air in London. 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 London 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: Nightclub – Luciano & Friends at Printworks

In the halls that once housed the printing presses for the Metro and Evening Standard, The Printworks has created the ultimate night out for you and your friends this April.

On Saturday 8th April, the infamous Luciano & Friends party will take over Printworks, for a night filled with quality house music.

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.

28th, 29th & 30th April: Concert- Bob Dylan at the London Palladium

American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan will be performing at the London Palladium over three nights this month.

The Like a Rolling Stone singer will visit London as part of his ‘Never Ending Tour’ in April, which last visited the capital in 2015.

The critically-acclaimed folk-rock singer is widely considered to be one of the greatest recording artists of all time and you can still get tickets to this event here.

Every Sunday – Overpoured Sunday Cruise on the River Lea

Combining a canal boat cruise of the River Lea, with both drink and brunch options, the Overpoured Sunday Cruise will take you out on a two hour east end waterway voyage.

This unique riverboat experience includes cocktails, tasty brunch items and an up-beat mix of eclectic background music. This sounds like the perfect way to enjoy a springtime afternoon with friends and you can purchase tickets 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.