10 fantastic things to do this April

Stumped on how to spend your Easter break? DesignMyNight are here to make sure revising for exams aren’t your only plans, with an April that’s got plenty of opportunities to dress up, sing along and party hard. From bonkers bingo nights and glitter-covered rooftop parties through to over-the-top music quizzes, check out this essential guide to an epic April.

Put on a show at The Singing Cinema - Liverpool

Warm up those vocal chords, dust off your sparkliest outfit and get ahold of some glitter, The Greatest Showman is coming to Circo. The notorious club will be screening the classic film, complete with dazzling visuals, catchy songs, bottomless popcorn and free-flowing drinks. Running away with the circus has never looked so fun.

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Make a meal out of Absurd Bird’s Bottomless Wing Night - Leeds

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Absurd Bird are hosting an all-you-can-eat chicken wing fiesta, and it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. Bringing an authentic taste of the deep American South to Leeds, the restaurant lets you chomp your way through as many buckets of their iconic wings as you can handle for just £12, every Wednesday. Loosen your belt buckle and get ready to feast on the likes of K-Pop BBQ, Hot Strawberry Blonde, Crispy Fried Buttermilk and the classic Buffalo, all with a heap of fries.

Have a roaring time at this wild brunch - Manchester

Get down to Flight Club Manchester’s one-off Wild Brunch Social this April (also coming to multiple Flight Club locations in London) for the ultimate boozy safari, which will have you diving into jungle juice cocktails and unleashing your inner party animal with a killer DJ set. Pizza, prosecco and prizes are also on the agenda, so dig out the leopard print and bunny ears and get ready to let loose at this daytime brunch party.

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Ring in spring at Byday Bynight’s Rooftop Party - London

Take your spring celebrations to a new level and head up to The Prince of Wales’ terrace for their mega rooftop bash. Level-up your party game as you get stuck into some mouth-watering street food, sip on summer cocktails and shower yourself in sparkles at the glitter station. House and disco DJs have been called in from across the globe to make sure only the very best tunes are pumping through the state-of-the-art sound system at this Brixton party.

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Party like it’s 1999 - London

Fire & Lightbox in Vauxhall is getting a seriously nostalgic makeover in honour of all the best tracks to grace our speakers since 1991. This extravagant throwback party spans three rooms, packed with everything from retro video games, to giant Jenga and a prop-filled photo booth. After wading through the absurd amount of confetti and inflatables, you may also find the holy grail, AKA the karaoke station, where you can warble to everything from the Spice Girls to Backstreet Boys.

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Win ridiculous prizes at Hip Hop Bingo - London

Win big and go hard at this bingo bonanza that’s had a blinged-up makeover. Taking place in two London locations, the night is hosted by the hilarious Grandma Flash and her crew who put on an outrageous show, complete with competitive dance offs and lip sync battles. If that’s left you wanting more (34…), you’ll be thrilled to hear that the antics continue well into the night at their wacky after party.

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Join the Rave of Thrones at Electric Brixton - London

If you can’t make it to Westeros in time to celebrate the final season of Game of Thrones, South London’s got the next best thing. Worth battling an army of White Walkers, this raucous rave will be bringing the renowned show to life; expect to brush shoulders with the likes of Daenarys, a sword-swinging Jon Snow, and some fierce fire-breathing wildlings. This immersive experience is complete with a live DJ set from the real Hodor, everyone's favourite stable worker turned disc-spinner.

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Watch your favourite rom-com on a rooftop - London

Summer’s outdoor cinema season is starting this April at FEST’s idyllic Camden rooftop. Playing everything from Notting Hill to Black Panther, and with plenty of blankets to go round, the cinema has got your evenings covered, from romantic date nights through to chilled trips out with your girl or guy gang. A number of packages are available depending on your budget, all including a complimentary drink and two tickets to this cute and quirky cinematic experience.

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Get a star-studded visit from an old friend (or five) - London

Sounds Familiar are putting on an Easter Special at The Grand this April, and they’re bringing along some friends in the form of pop band 5IVE. The night kicks off with the iconic singalong quiz, which is stuffed with throwback bangers and tunes that demand dancing on tables. Once you’re done quizzing, 5IVE will be storming the stage for a legendary reunion performance to make sure you ‘keep on movin’’ till you drop.

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Live your best chocoholic life at this dreamy pop-up - London

Make more room for cocktails by combining dessert and drinks at The Chocolate Cocktail Club. Hidden in a slick East London basement, the bar knocks up a whole host of chocolate-flavoured boozy beverages from creamy mocha concoctions to cool mint masterpieces. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out some chocolate beers and wines; but be quick, you’ve only got until May to redeem your Golden Ticket.

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