Six Ideas To Make Your March Bloom – Coventry

March has arrived, which means spring has finally sprung and we’re now well into the second semester. After a busy few months of studying, you’re probably feeling like a well-earned rest is overdue.

Our Coventry team has been studying hard too, and they’ve done their homework on the best bits that March has to offer. With lots of exciting new releases, great books coming out, and fab activities bringing our city to life, there’s no excuse not to have a good time as we bid winter adieu and say hello to spring!

So once exams are out of the way and you’ve finally done that spring clean you’ve been promising to do since Fresher’s week, take a look at some of Downing’s ideas to make sure this month is filled with fun.


Album release – Divide by Ed Sheeran

3rd March

The release date for the highly anticipated third album by the Thinking Out Loud hit maker was announced on his Instagram in December.

Ed’s latest album marks his return to the limelight after taking a one-year hiatus, with the singer having already released two new singles with “Castle On The Hill” and “Shape Of You”.

Pre-order for Divide is now available here.

Entertainment – Peter Kay’s Dance for Life 2017 at Ericsson Indoor Arena

3rd & 4th March

This month, one of the UK’s best loved comics will bring his three hour dance-a-thon to Coventry, with all profits going to Cancer Research UK.

Peter Kay will transform the arena with enormous dance floors, featuring state of the art sound and lighting, with what promises to be an unforgettable fundraising experience. Fancy dress is optional!

Tickets for the event can be booked here.

Theatre – Blood Brothers at Belgrade Theatre

6th-11th March

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Few musicals have received such acclaim as this multi-award winning show and you can still buy your tickets here.

Book release – Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

7th March

An extraordinary story of love and hope from the bestselling author Mohsin Hamid. This novel tells the story of Saeed and Nadia and how their lives are tangled in war and a world in crisis.

Before too long, the time will come for Nadia and Saeed to leave their homeland. When the streets are no longer useable and all options are exhausted, this young couple will join the great outpouring of those fleeing a collapsing city, hoping against hope, looking for their place in the world.

The book is available for pre-order here.

Film release – Kong: Skull Island

10th March

Scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Cut off from everything they know, they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature.

As their mission of discovery soon becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape from a primal world where humanity does not belong.

More information about Kong: Skull Island can be found here.

Nightclub – The Academic at Kasbah

31st March

One of Ireland’s most promising musical talents at the moment, The Academic are set to rock the Kasbah at the end of March.

The club has cemented itself as one of the best independent nightclubs in the UK and is guarantee to provide a memorable night for all.

Tickets for this event cost £5 and more information can be found here.