It’s not every day we are gifted a four-day weekend that we can all enjoy together, so we’d better make the most of this time with our friends and loved ones… even if it does mean taking a road trip with your Nan.
As usual, there’s plenty going on around Coventry and the surrounding cities to keep you entertained. Whether you’re looking to have a great night out or planning some fun with the younger members of the family, you’ll find it all in UnCOVered’s guide to Easter weekend…
Sigma (DJ set) – Jump in the car or climb aboard a train and head to the Assembly in Leamington for a DJ set by one of the most successful duos of the past few years. Consistent banger droppers, Sigma, are all set to get your weekend started big, and probably ensure the rest of it is spent in bed. (25th March)
Trivium - Witness one of the more celebrated acts in modern metal as Trivium come to the O2 Academy in Leicester. The band recently released the critically acclaimed, Silence in the Snow and fans of crazy guitar work and punching bass drums should be looking to get involved. (27th March)
Official nights - Of course, the usual club nights around the Midlands are sure to be lively affairs over the four-day weekend. Highlights are bound to include Propaganda at the O2 academy in Birmingham and We Love Fridays at JJs in Coventry. Then again, for something a little different, JJs also offer their cocktail masterclass so you learn the tricks of the trade.
Batman V Superman - World’s Finest explode as two of the most iconic superheroes of all time finally meet on the big screen. While it’s not without its controversies, Batman V Superman promises to be a can’t miss affair. (Release date: 25th March)
Kung Fu Panda 3 - For something a little more light-hearted, the latest instalment of the Kung Fu Panda series is sure to be enjoyed by fully-grown bears and the tiniest of cubs alike. The first two received a lot of praise and we’re hoping the third can carry on the streak. (Release date: 11th March)
Culture and stage
American Idiot - The Curve Theatre in Leicester plays host to Green Day’s American Idiot, their hit stage show that expands upon the hugely successful album of the same name. It’s really cool to see some of Green Day’s biggest songs like Boulevard of Broken Dreams and Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) be transformed into big stage numbers. (19th-27th March)
Pinocchio - Ballet Theatre UK presents Pinocchio at the Albany Theatre in Coventry. For dance and Disney fans alike, this is a traditional retelling of the childhood story through the medium of classical ballet. Tickets can be purchased through the Albany Theatre’s website. (25th March)
Glitch Art with Antonio Roberts - Ever had your old computer freak out on you, and thought, actually that looks kind of cool? Well so did a lot of other people, and now we have the world of glitch art! Why not expand your own artwork with digital artist, Antonio Roberts, in his cutting edge work shop at the Museum and Art Gallery in Birmingham? Places are limited so head on over to their website and book now. (25th March & 27th March)
Families and kids
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 2016 - For some traditional family fun check out one of these fantastic hunts at National Trust locations throughout the country. It’s obviously aimed at the youngsters but the locations are pretty incredible. Enjoy a casual stroll around in the fresh air for a nice change. For more information, take a look at their official website. (25th-28th March)
Tolkien Reading Day - Everyone loves a bit of Lord of the Rings, so why not head on over to Sarehole Mill, where much of Tolkien’s work was inspired, and enjoy this year’s reading day? There’ll be guided walks, trails and plenty of readings for you to enjoy. (25th March)
Easter Adventure Quest at Kenilworth Castle - Enjoy castles? Enjoy people pretending to be knights and kings? Got children in your family that you have to try and entertain over the weekend? Well then, Kenilworth Castle’s Easter adventure quest might be for you… there’s chocolate involved if you’re not already sold! (25th-28th March)
Hopefully, no matter what the situation with your family or friends is, you’ve been able to take away some inspiration for how to enjoy the long weekend with them. Even if you don’t do any of the things that intrigued us, make sure to put the effort in with them and enjoy your time together.