Six Ideas To Make Your March Bloom – Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh 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.

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.

Theatre – Sean Lock at Festival Theatre

16th March

Sean Lock will be giving fans another chance to see his new stand-up show ‘Keep It Light’ this month.

Sean is one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed and original comedians and his stand-up is the product of hyperactive imagination combined with hilariously surreal imagery and observations about the human condition.

This performance promises to entertain and tickets can be purchased here.

Nightclub – Fly presents Denis Sulta & Big Miz at Cabaret Voltaire

24th March

Denis Sulta is one of the most exciting new prospects on the Scottish music scene and he will be bringing his unique sound to Cabaret Voltaire this month. Fly will be hosting an incredible night full of Soulful House, Disco and Techno music.

Tickets for this event can be purchased here.

Community – Edinburgh Flea Market at Drill Hall

25th March

Held on the last Saturday of every month, the Drill Hall Market is Edinburgh’s only flea market and occupies the middle ground between the beloved car boot sale and more exclusive antique markets.

With 50 stalls on offer, this a great opportunity to spend your Saturday morning rummaging through some second hand treasures whilst enjoying some hearty food and a hot drink.

More information about this event can be found here.