Exam period is looming and as much as spending your time studying is important, it is equally important to look after yourself. For me attending events around the city is the perfect way to destress and take some time away from the pressures of work. Here are my personal recommendations for what to do for a stress-free day! Exhibitions I have only recently visited The Collection despite living in Lincoln for the past three years, for those of you who haven’t been yet, definitely take a look. The museum is home to lots of interesting artefacts from the area, dating back millions of years. It is perfect for strolling around and discovering more about the city, relaxing and forgetting your deadlines for an hour or so. If the museum itself doesn’t interest you check out the events and special exhibitions they have on. For me, I visited the Museum of the Moon, which is still on until April 28th and I know I’ll be going again. Other events that I think will interest any stressed student (like myself) include Yoga in the Museum, which happens every Thursday evening, and Disruption 2019 which is an event by the University’s Photography students on May 1st. Theatre For me, I love a night at the theatre, and have been going to different performances and musicals since high school. Lincoln is home to The New Theatre Royal, The Drill Hall and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, all have a range of shows to suit everyone, even those who aren’t as big of a fan as I am. Be sure to keep up to date with their websites as some shows sell out pretty quickly though. A personal favourite to look out for is comedy shows because with the stress of assignments, a good laugh is really what you need. Markets Lincoln is host to many regular markets all over the city, even if they’re not as big as the famous Christmas Market! The Lincoln Farmers Market is held every third Saturday of the month at Castle Hill. The market is the perfect place to buy local produce, browse new foods and get the best advice from those who know (not to mention some free samples). I like to spend the morning buying the best ingredients and then I can spend the day baking or just preparing dinner. I personally love cooking to relieve stress, invite some friends over and cook together to make it extra fun. In my spare time, and on days where I really need a break, I love to spend my time doing arts and crafts. The Lincoln Makers’ Market happens twice a month at Castle Hill and Cornhill Quarter, there you can purchase local pieces of art but for me I just love a wander around. I explore the hobbies and crafts that others do and see if there’s anything new that interests me. Hopefully with these suggestions you can find something that interests you for when you need to take a day off and destress!