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Tea & Tales

Wednesdays 22 April, 6, 20 May, 10 June

Delicious refreshments, open discussions and an opportunity to look at Bible stories with friends. All backgrounds and viewpoints are very welcome! Come and join us from 3pm – 4.30pm in the BISC Lounge for a fun, interesting and relaxed atmosphere. FREE! No need to book, just turn up!


Trip to the Theatre: Les Miserables

Friday 24 April

Experience the dramatic highs and lows of the epic story of ‘Les Miserables’ set in mid-19th century France. With stunning sets and a world-famous musical score, this evening is sure to be one that will stay with you for a long time to come. Don’t miss this great evening with BISC friends. Tickets cost £33.50. Show starts 7.30pm, with pre-show drinks at 6.15pm in the Piano Bar at the Hippodrome. BOOK EARLY!!!


Meal with a Message

Monday 27 April, 6.30pm @ BISC

Come and enjoy a delicious two-course meal in the comfortable lounge of BISC while exploring the topic of The Importance of Community, with our guest speaker. Share your own ideas as we talk, listen and explore in a relaxed and informal setting. All opinions and viewpoints are very welcome!
This wonderful evening is hosted in partnership with the Christian Union of UoB. Starts 6.30pm at BISC. FREE Entry! Book in advance


The Alpha Group continues

Wednesdays 6 May – 10 June @ BISC

The search for the meaning of life continues this term. After the very stimulating Alpha Course, we continue to meet at BISC to study the Bible. Anyone is welcome, even if you did not do the Alpha Course during the Spring term. We meet Wednesdays at BISC: 5.30 - 7.30pm. Evenings include a light meal, drinks, reading the Bible and time for discussion. All opinions are welcome!! FREE ENTRY. Book online or at BISC.



Saturday 9 May

Spend a day in the Cotswolds to see the beautiful British countryside. Visit the Corinium Museum in Cirencester, Britain’s second biggest Roman town. In the afternoon we visit the picturesque villages of Bourton-on-the-Water (voted prettiest village in England) and Stow-on-The-Wold. Enjoy a perfect end to a perfect afternoon with a Cream Tea. Leave BISC at 8.15am, UWE at 8.45am. Return by 7.45pm. Cost £30. Book SOON for this great trip!


The Noise

Sunday 10 May

The Noise is all about Showing Love in Practical Ways! Join this extraordinary project and make a difference, joining forces with a 1000 volunteers to bring joy to our city. Be part of the BISC Team on the afternoon of 10 May to help with a family fun afternoon including games, face-painting and cooking a BBQ. Costs £10 (£5 before 23rd March) which includes a NOISE T-shirt, lunch and treats. Entry forms at BISC!!

Coast and Countryside Walk

Saturday 16 May

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime! Join BISC and journey to Severn Beach where local guide John Miller will take us on a walking tour along the beach to view the magnificent Severn Bridge Crossing.
We then visit a beautiful old farm in the nearby British countryside to enjoy a buffet lunch. Cost of £8 includes train ticket and the meal. Leave BISC at 8.30am. Back at 2.15pm. BOOK SOON. Limited places available!


Afternoon Tea

Sunday 24 May

Enjoy an Afternoon tea in true British style with all the trimmings. One of our local hosts invites you to her lovely home and garden where you can enjoy a selection of freshly made sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a variety of cakes to accompany your choice from a tea selection. Meet at BISC at 2.30pm, return by 5.15pm. Costs £3.50. Limited places.


Summer Garden Party

Friday 5 June 6pm @ BISC

‘So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye…’ However you want to say it, come and say it at BISC. Join us and say your goodbyes before you leave Bristol. Enjoy freshly prepared summer picnic, with lots of traditional British treats. During the evening, there will also be a short farewell talk and some fun outdoor games. Relax in the BISC garden and reminisce about your time here in Bristol. Starts 6pm at BISC. Costs £8. BOOK SOON to not miss out!!!


International Feast

Tuesday 9 June, 6.30pm @ BISC

Enjoy a fabulous evening of international cuisine and a variety of very entertaining games! Bring a main course or dessert from your own country for us all to try. And why not bring the recipe too, so others can re-create your dish at home! NO CHARGE because you bring the food and the University of Bristol CU provides the entertainment!! Starts 6.30pm at BISC. Please BOOK IN ADVANCE for this fabulous evening!


Term Programme

Each term BISC arranges a programme of events and activities for international students in Bristol to enjoy. We believe that it is important to take a break from your studies to explore the country that you are studying in and BISC provides the perfect opportunity to explore historic cities and places of interest, as well as promoting cross cultural understanding and exchange through weekly events and cultural evenings.

Our trips and events are open to all international students studying at any of Bristol's Universities, colleges or language schools. Whilst we do invite others to join in our events (including husbands/wives, visiting family or friends of international students), priority is always given to international students studying in Bristol.

Our trips are also very popular, so booking early is highly recommended. If you book on-line, you will receive an email to confirm your booking. You must pay within 7 days of booking to confirm your place or we may offer it to someone else. We accept cash or cheque only. You can pay at the BISC office (Mon-Fri between 1-5pm) or The Octagon, Community Hub on Frenchay Campus (Thur 12-2pm - only if student has booked online by the day before). During the last week before an event, all tickets become available and are sold on a first come, first served basis.

We hope you enjoy the activities and trips that we have arranged. If there are any places that you think we should arrange a visit to, or if there are other activities you'd like to do, then please let us know!

Weekly Events

During university term time, BISC hosts a Monday tea, Wednesday lunch and Friday lunch at the BISC Centre.

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