Our blogger Sandip has created this great round up of things to do in March. Take a break from revision and try out one of his suggestions!
Can you believe that it’s March already? The end of our final semester is in sight. These final few weeks of term don’t have to be consumed with work, reading, essays and dissertations. Sometimes it can help to take a day of to relax and enjoy yourself, and there are plenty of things to enjoy in London this month.
Swap the library for the cinema
There are plenty of good movie releases, the most-hyped release the return of Captain America in the sequel Winter Soldier (28 March). If superhero films aren’t your thing and you love a murder-mystery, then there’s the return of sassy private investigator Veronica Mars (14 March) in her first feature film. If it’s something with a comedic edge you’re after, then The Grand Budapest Hotel (7 March) is for you. This is very much a who’s who of Hollywood, but above all it is a brilliantly funny story.
Take in some nature whilst at the National Archives
If your dissertation takes you to the National Archives then why not check the annual Orchid Festival? Perfect for anyone looking to escape the last of the winter chills, you can enjoy the tropical temperatures of the Princess of Wales Conservatory. Here you can explore the exotic world of orchids and tropical plants, learn about different plant species and rare botanical treasures. This orchid exhibition will be any nature lover’s paradise, and even if plants aren’t normally your thing the beautiful blooms will be enough to take your mind off your work. The Festival is in full bloom at Kew Gardens until 9 March.
Go green at the St Patrick’s Day parade
It’s time to discover your Irish ancestry with the St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival on Sunday 16 March. The parade begins in Piccadilly at 2pm. There will be singing, dancing, Guinness-drinking, and in amongst all of that the religious aspects of the Saint’s day. Whether you’re Irish or not, this is a great celebratory festival in London, and did I mention entry is free? So why not head down to Piccadilly and let your hair down for the afternoon?
Visit a festival of fashion
The final weekend of March sees the Vogue Festival descend onto the capital. Across the two days at Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank there will be an array of special fashion events, such as advice sessions from designer Alexander McQueen on getting into fashions, which styles are in and which are not, workshops, interview panels and lots, lots more. So if fashion is one of your interests, or you see yourself as the next big designer, then put down your book and book your tickets to this event.
Have a laugh with Miranda
Coming to the O2 this March is popular comedian Miranda Hart with ‘My, What I Call, Live Show’. If you’re a fan of her popular sitcom Miranda, or just a fan of comedy in general, this will appeal to you! Hart has won awards for her TV work and this is her first stand up show since her series began on the BBC. But make sure you’re quick as tickets are going fast.
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