Find out how you can spend the Easter bank holiday weekend, whilst the majority of the University will be closed.
Published Thursday, 14th April, 2022 in University news
With the Easter weekend ahead of us, the UK is set to have a four-day weekend with Good Friday (Friday 15 April) and Easter Monday (Monday 18 April) being bank holidays.
Friday 15 April also marks the end of Spring term teaching and main student activity for most courses here at City. Students will be on Spring holidays (staff and services will still be operating as normal) until Friday 13 May when the Summer term will begin with assessments or teaching (and related assessments).
Some suggestions including from the above can be:
- Joining an Easter weekend service at oneof London’s churches or cathedrals at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, St Martin-in-the-Fields or Southwark Cathedral
- Watching a spectacular free performance of The Passion of Jesus: Featuring 100 performers, in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday
- Enjoying a traditional Good Friday performance of Handel's Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall: Be moved by the Royal Choral Society as they sing the iconic ‘Hallelujah’ chorus
- Getting involved with an Easter egg hunt, whether that's your more traditional hunt which results in a chocolate egg or one where participants can win, among other things, free wine and chocolate
- Making your way over to Kew Gardens for a family friendly Very Hungry Caterpilar Trail that follows the journey through a butterfly's life surrounded by Kew's natural beauty
- Checking out the Horniman Museum's Spring Fair filled with an Easter Bonnet parade and compeition, performances from South London Samba, cooking demos, garden trails and more
- Or joining a virtual Open Iftar to celebrate Ramadam and break fast with others from your own home
Please be aware during the Easter weekend that the University will be closed from Friday 15 April – Monday 18 April. During this period students won’t be able to access City support services, however, external support (e.g Togetherall, Blackbullion, other organisations) can still be accessed. The Northampton Square Library will remain open throughout the weekend (you can find detailed information on the City's libraries on their webpage). The University will reopen on Tuesday 19 April, where City support services will resume running again.