Resident Lifestyle & Events Programme

April 2021

April Events

Throughout April we will be offering an exciting range of events, competitions and on demand content through the Resident Concierge platform, below:  

Stress Awareness Month

1st - 30th April

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Despite this running for 29 years we have got a long way to go. According to the Mental health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.

Millions of us around the UK are experiencing high levels of stress and it is damaging our health. Stress is one of the great public health challenges of our time, but it still isn’t being taken as seriously as physical health concerns. Stress is a significant factor in mental health problems including anxiety and depression. It is also linked to physical health problems like heart disease, problems with our immune system, insomnia and digestive problems. Individually we need to understand what is causing us personal stress and learn what steps we can take to reduce it for ourselves and those around us.

Foodie Month

Foodie Month

1st - 30th April

April is Foodie Month!

We have put together 4 exciting cooking classes to keep you entertained throughout April, here is what you can look forward to:

Week 1 Hot cross buns
Week 2 - Grain Bowl (quinoa and roasted veggies with a light vinaigrette)
Week 3 - Traditional Cornish pasty
Week 4 - Falafel and hummus

Easter

Friday 2nd - Monday 5th April 2021

Easter

Easter always occurs on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon (the first full moon that occurs after the vernal equinox, which signifies the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere).

In 2021, the vernal equinox falls on March 20, 2021, making the first full moon after that date March 28 and the following Sunday—April 4—Easter 2021.

The name Easter is derived from 'Ostara' or 'Eostre', a pagan goddess of fertility, whose feast was celebrated on the Vernal Equinox. The word East is also derived from her names, as is Oestrogen, the female hormone. In Saxon culture, the Hare was sacred to Ostara and the modern tradition of the Easter Bunny is a distant echo of that.



World Health Day

World Health Day

Wednesday 7th April

April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization.

Over the past 50 years this has brought to light important health issues such as mental health, maternal and child care, and climate change. The celebration is marked by activities which extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health.

Shakespeare Day

Friday 23rd April

Shakespeare Day

Shakespeare Day is an annual event to celebrate the late William Shakespeare, who is arguably the best and most celebrated playwright and poet of all time. Shakespeare Day falls on the same day every year – April 23rd. Whilst we don’t know for certain his actual date of birth, he is thought to have been born on this day, which is why we celebrate him on this day! Shakespeare was born in 1564, which is almost 500 years ago. He lived mostly during Queen Elizabeth I’s reign.

We celebrate Shakespeare Day to remember this hugely influential playwright and poet, and all of the amazing work that he produced. Shakespeare wrote hundreds of plays and poems when he was alive – you’ve probably studied some of them! 

Here we have put together a range of resources so that you can learn more about the man himself and his work.

Ramadan

Ramadan

Monday 12th April - Wednesday 12th May

Ramadan is a very important time in the Islamic calendar, and Muslims all over the world will be preparing to take part.

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims won't eat or drink between dawn and sunset. This is called fasting.

Fasting is important during Ramadan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to Allah, or God.

Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which form the basis of how Muslims live their lives. The other pillars are faith, prayer, charity and making the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.

Ramadan is also a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends.

Normally, people will make a special effort to connect with their communities and reach out to people who need help.