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The Easter holidays are almost upon us and there are so many reasons why we can’t wait for the long weekend. Its arrival signifies the end of another bitter winter, it’s the first Bank Holiday of the year – which means four days of lie-ins and intentional late nights, and it’s the only holiday where gorging on as much chocolate as you like is totally acceptable.

But you may be wondering the reason behind Easter and what the religious origins actually are. Well, Easter is a Christian feast day – which are significant days in the life of Jesus Christ or saints. But unlike most days in the Christian calendar, Easter does not have a fixed date, instead it is determined by the lunar calendar, which is based on the phases of the moon. Meaning, that each year, Easter weekend falls on a different date.

And this year, Easter in the UK will be celebrated with Good Friday falling on 14th April, Easter Sunday on 16th April and the public holiday the following day on Monday 17th April.

So, what’s your plans for the holidays? Perhaps you’re planning a break with the family or visiting friends for the weekend. Or maybe you’re just looking forward to spending a long weekend relaxing at home. And if Easter Egg hunts aren’t your thing, there are lots of other events happening over Easter to keep you entertained…

Why not treat yourself to a hearty dinner out and then dance the night away? At Tom Brown’s Brasserie – located on the banks of the River Trent, on Easter Sunday you can tuck into a three-course meal while listening to live music from one of the country’s greatest Beatles tribute band.

But if the Beatles’ music isn’t your thing, check out British street dance troupe Diversity who will be live on stage at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on 12th April for their seventh tour “Genesis”. The new tour Genesis is the concluding part of their super hero fantasy epic and follows ‘Limitless: The Reboot’.  Creator and choreographer Ashley Banjo said of the tour;

“It is approaching 7 years since Diversity won Britain’s Got Talent in front of an audience of over 20 million and thanks to the support of the British public and our legion of fans we have gone from strength to strength.”

Driven by their motto “Dream, Believe, Achieve” Diversity continue to inspire all generations and are a remarkable example of what can be accomplished with dedication, belief and hard work. See them in action and who knows what you might be inspired to do next?

And best of all, the Motorpoint Arena is located just 15 minutes away from our student accommodation at Lace Market Studios. To find out how you can join our thriving student community at Lace Market Studios please contact us today on 01158 240 590.