Every Monday, from 14 January - 1st April, 1.30-5pm @ BISC
Learn how to bake traditional British cakes in a team of bakers, with the help of a pastry chef!
Try your skills at following recipes, baking and decorating some delicious cakes – followed by a traditional Tea Party so you can taste your own creations!!
Included in the ticket, is your opportunity to invite two friends to the Tea without any extra cost! Arrive ready to bake at BISC at 1.30pm. The Tea Party is from 4-5pm, with friends welcome to arrive from 3.45pm. Costs £2. All ingredients provided! Limited places! BOOK SOON!!
Wednesday 23 January - Wednesday 27 March
Over 27 million people worldwide have now attended the Alpha Course in 100+ countries. Alpha is an opportunity for ANYONE to explore the Christian faith and the meaning of life in an informal, fun and friendly environment over ten thought-provoking weekly sessions. We meet Wednesdays, 6.45pm at BISC. Evenings include a delicious meal, a short talk on a different topic each week, time for discussion and questions. All opinions are welcome!! FREE ENTRY, but BOOK online or at BISC.
@ Redland Parish Church Hall, BS6 7HE
Tuesdays, 29 January - 26 March
Join BISC friends and let’s practise native English-speaking in a fun and informal way on Tuesday evenings between 29 Jan - 26 March. Delicious refreshments included! Hosted in partnership with BISC by native English speakers at Redland Parish Hall, BS6 7HE from 7.30-9pm. Leave BISC @ 7pm or meet at the venue. BOOK SOON for this FREE event!!
Wednesdays: 30 Jan, 6+27 Feb, 13+20 March
Join the University of Bristol CU Society and hear stories of faith through the eyes of international students. All backgrounds and viewpoints are very welcome! Please join in these interesting discussions, hosted in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, while also enjoying delicious refreshments. Join us from 3pm - 4.30pm in the BISC Lounge. FREE! No need to book, just turn up!
Friday 1 February, 7pm @ EMH, BS1 2NN
Immerse yourself in Chinese culture for a night out with BISC. Enjoy a variety of delicious Chinese dishes and fun-filled activities, including the art of Chinese paper cutting - all while enjoying the delicate sound of Chinese music. Hosted at The Emmanuel Meeting House, BS1 2NN with the help of friends from the International Café. Only £4. Book early to avoid disappointment!!
Saturday 2 February
Step back in time and visit the beautiful birthplace of Shakespeare, England’s most famous playwright. Learn how he grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon with a visit to the Shakespeare Centre. Visit 3 Tudor houses: Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Hall’s Croft and Nash’s House. Guides will explain Shakespeare’s connection with each house. The trip includes time to explore this picturesque town, plus a delicious Cream Tea. Leave BISC at 8am, UWE at 8.15am, return by 8pm. Cost £27: incl. admission fees, Cream Tea and return coach fare.
Friday 8 February
This most famous of fantasy ballets describes an extraordinary night. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins...Tickets costs £23 (usually £30). The show starts 7.30pm at the Hippodrome Theatre. Pre-show drinks, 6.15pm at Colston St. Bar or simply arrive in time for the show. BOOK SOON!
Wednesday 13 February @ 2pm
Join local guide John Watson to find out more about the talented genius, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. A Hero to many, he became an Adopted Bristolian and was also known as a Great Briton! Not just an engineer, Brunel was also an inventor, a problem-solver and a risktaker. Hear about his achievements and discover the best of Bristol’s harbour-side. We leave BISC at 2pm. Costs £3. BOOK SOON!!
Monday 25 February @ 6.30pm
Jungle Rumble plays host to two astro turf multi-themed 18-hole golf courses. The course features a diverse array of adventurous holes including a live volcano. It is a great place to enjoy a night out with friends. Start with a meal at BISC at 6.30pm, followed by an evening of crazy golf in town with CU friends. The meal costs £2.50. Jungle Rumble costs only £7 with NUS card (or £8 without). BOOK EARLY for this exciting evening!!!
Saturday 2 March
Join us as we visit Stonehenge, erected 3000BC - 1600BC, one of the Wonders of the World and best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Stonehenge has a transformed world-class visitor centre, housing museum-quality exhibitions, a shop and café. Then journey to Salisbury for a guided tour of the finest Medieval cathedral in Britain, with the tallest spire in England; plus free time! Leave BISC at 8am, UWE at 8.15am, return by 7pm. Costs £27. BOOK EARLY!
Shrove Tuesday 5 March @ 7pm @Ebenezer Church, 286 Filton Ave, Horfield
Enjoy an evening like no other!! Shrove Tuesday is a typical British tradition where you can sample as many pancakes as you can manage. For a main course you can choose from a variety of delicious savoury fillings, both meaty and vegetarian. For pudding there are more choices than you can imagine! Hear a brief talk on Pancakes, Lent and Easter. The evening starts at 7pm. Return transport from BISC @ 6.30pm if required. Costs £4. Book soon for this VERY POPULAR EVENT!!!
Monday 25 February - Sunday 10 March
Fairtrade is about bringing positive changes to the lives of millions of people in the developing world. Fairtrade Fortnight aims to promote Fairtrade products and raise awareness of Fairtrade issues. At BISC we aim to use Fairtrade products. Ask about these products, use the opportunity to taste delicious Fairtrade food and buy Fairtrade goods at a small pop-up shop set up in the BISC entrance hall.
Wednesday 6 March @ 2.45pm
Have fun as we revive the Arts & Crafts movement in the BISC lounge. Try your hand at the art of painting and drawing; or learn all about creating beautiful objects with fabric, felted wool, stitchwork and knitting. Full instructions and materials provided; plus delicious nibbles, cakes and drinks. Costs £3. BOOK SOON for this FUN afternoon!!
Monday 18 March @ 6pm
The Lanes offers the fun of bowling in an upscale venue with a refreshing style. Enjoy 5 bowling lanes with plenty of lounge area for post-bowling relaxing. We start the evening with a delicious two course meal at BISC. Then walk down with CU friends to The Lanes and try your hand at the art of bowling. Whether you have never bowled before or are excellent at it, do come along. The meal costs £2.50. Bowling costs £7.50. BOOK SOON for this POPULAR event!!!
Saturday 23 March
Visit Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, world-famous for its University. This exciting trip includes a guided walking tour in the morning and a visit to an Oxford college. Also free time for lunch and exploring this bustling, cosmopolitan town. Costs £27. It includes the guided tour, entry fees and the return coach fare. Leave BISC at 8am, UWE at 8.15am. Return by 7.30pm. BOOK EARLY!!