Six Ideas To Make Your March Bloom – Glasgow

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 Glasgow 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.


Community – Comic Relief Live at the Stand Comedy Club

1st March

Comic Relief Live will be visiting Glasgow at the start of March and will be hosted by one of the UK’s top comics, Jo Brand.  The event promises to make sure you have a great time and will also introduce you to some of the funniest up and coming talent, including Scott Gibson, Larry Dean and Andrea Hubert.

All proceeds from the ticket prices will help to make a difference to those living tough lives either in the UK or across Africa. More information can be found here.

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.

Nightclub – Melting Pot with Gilles Peterson at Sub Club

 24th March

For the first time ever, legendary DJ Gilles Peterson will play for Melting Pot. With a vast career in the music industry- ranging from radio shows, festival organising and producing- if it’s great music, Gilles will be playing it.

Guests can expect to be in for a treat, with a mix of disco, jazz, Latin, soul, techno and future classics on his Melting Pot playlist. Gilles will also be joined by Earl Zinger and Rebecca Vasmant.

More information for this event can be found here.

Concert – Ne-Yo at Barrowland Ballroom

30th March

With over 10 million albums sold worldwide and three Grammy Awards to his name, US artist Ne-Yo will bring an unforgettable concert to Glasgow this month.

The event was originally scheduled for December 2016 but has been rescheduled to March. Tickets already purchased will be honoured and new tickets can be purchased here.