Friday 8 - Tuesday 19 September (10 nights)
Join us for a FREE homemade two-course meal to welcome you to Bristol; meet new people and make friends. Meals are served at BISC between 6.30pm-8.30pm, on a first come, first served basis, on: Fri 8th, Sat 9th, Mon 11th, Tues 12th, Wed 13th, Thurs 14th, Fri 15th, Sat 16th, Mon 18th and Tues 19th September. Your first meal is FREE, then just £2 thereafter. No need to book!
Tuesday 12 September & Friday 15 September
Learn to find your way and explore the beautiful and historic city of Bristol with local guide John Rosewell, while making new friends. See the sights of Central Bristol on the 1st walk and explore the famous Clifton Area on the 2nd walk. Wear good shoes and leave from BISC at 4pm. FREE, but BOOK IN ADVANCE!
Thursday 28 September @ 7pm
Learn about British Culture, meet British people and sample delicious UK food to get A Taste of the UK. The evening includes a cooked meal, soft drinks and light entertainment. Enjoy good fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Return transport from BISC @ 6.30pm, if required. Venue: Ebenezer Church, 286 Filton Avenue, Horfield. Costs £4. BOOK and pay SOON at BISC or UWE (The Octagon)!
Sunday 1 October
Enjoy a special Afternoon Tea in true British style with all the trimmings! We will enjoy a selection of freshly made sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a variety of delicious cakes to accompany your choice of teas or coffee. Venue: Redland Parish Church Hall, BS6 7HE. Leave BISC at 3.30pm, return by 6pm. FREE, but LIMITED PLACES!
Saturday 7 October
7.00pm @ Woodlands Centre, Belgrave Rd, Clifton
A spectacular multi-cultural event not to be missed! Meet students from all over the world. Includes food, drink, live stage entertainment and an official welcome from Rob Scott-Cook, Vice-Chair of BISC Trustees. Over 700 expected! ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS are welcome. FREE ENTRY! No need to book, just turn up.
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Tuesdays, 10 October - 12 December
Join BISC friends and let’s practise native English speaking in a fun and informal way on Tuesday evenings between 10 Oct - 12 Dec. Delicious refreshments included! Hosted by native English speakers at Redland Parish Church Hall, BS6 7HE from 7.30-9pm. Leave BISC @ 7pm or meet at the venue. BOOK SOON for this FREE event!!
Saturday 21 October
Our first coach trip of the term takes us into the heart of England’s capital city. In the morning there is a guided sightseeing coach tour with a professional tour guide. In the afternoon there is free time to explore London at your leisure. Leave BISC at 7am, UWE at 7.15am, return by 9.30pm. Costs £28. Please book in advance for this popular trip!
Wednesday 25 October @ 2pm
Explore a city rich in history and diverse in culture with local guide John Watson! The first of a number of walks exploring themes ranging from Banksy, the famous street artist; to Brunel, the reckless engineer; to the Abolitionist Movement!! Costs £3. BOOK SOON!!
Saturday 4 November
Windsor Castle, an official residence of The Queen, is the oldest occupied castle in the world (900 years of British history). Visit the State Apartments, Queen Mary’s Doll’s House, St. George’s Chapel and more. Leave BISC at 8.30am, UWE at 8.45am, return by 8pm. Costs of £32 includes admission, audio guide and coach fare. BOOK EARLY!!!
Wednesday 8 November 2.45pm @ BISC
‘Knit one, purl one!’ Come and learn to knit at BISC. Knitting is the method of stitching together wool to make a garment, using two needles to connect the wool into joined rows. Full instructions and materials provided. Organised in partnership with the BUCU. Costs £3. Book in advance for this FUN afternoon!!
Tuesday 14 November @ 6.30pm
On this special evening, award-winning Bristol-based poet, Emma Wall, invites you to hear a selection of her poems and those written by her pupils. We will enjoy a delicious two-course meal while exploring the relationship between poetry and faith. All backgrounds and viewpoints are very welcome, so please join in the interesting discussion and share your valued opinions. Starts 6.30pm at BISC. FREE, but you need to BOOK EARLY for this exciting evening!!
Saturday 19 November
Visit South Wales and experience two very different venues in one day! In the morning we visit the Big Pit - The National Coal Museum of Wales. Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain’s leading mining museums. Descend 92m underground for a guided tour with a real miner! The miners, now retired, are extremely friendly and have wonderful stories to share. The exhibitions are also well worth visiting; and the miners’ café with a delicious café menu is a great place to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a Welsh cake. In the afternoon we visit the elaborately decorated Cardiff Castle, which dates back nearly 2000 years. Enjoy a guided tour, visit the ‘interpretation centre’, then explore the grounds with your own multi-media guide, plus free time to explore the capital city. Leave BISC 8.00am, UWE 8.15am, return by 7pm. Costs £29 and includes return coach fare and entry fees. BOOK SOON!!
Friday 24 November, 7pm @ BISC
Experience the very best of Poland without even going there!! Join us for a very popular evening of Polish food, traditional music, and customs here at BISC. Kindly organised by the Bristol University Polish Society. Come and enjoy an evening like no other! Evening starts at 7pm. Costs £4. BOOK SOON at BISC or online!!
Wednesday 29 November 2.45pm @ BISC
An opportunity to have fun, be creative and make your own Christmas cards. Learn about Christmas and why we send cards at this special time of the year. Who will you send a card to this Christmas? All materials and refreshments provided. Organised by the BUCU. Costs £3. Book in advance for this FUN afternoon!!
Saturday 2 December @ 7pm
@ Alma Church Hall, Alma Rd, Clifton
Experience Christmas the English way!! Enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner of roast turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pudding and custard, mulled wine and mince pies. Enjoy carol singing and a short talk about how and why we celebrate Christmas. Starts 7pm. Smart Dress. Costs £12.80. Book in advance to avoid disappointment!