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Social programme

Don’t just learn English, learn about England – and the rest of the UK

Develop your independence by speaking to locals while enjoying new activities and places. BLC’s social programme means you can take part in events on most days through the year.

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8:00 AMBank Holiday

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Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday

WhenAug 27 8:00 AM

Today is Summer Bank Holiday in the UK - so there will be no classes today! Enjoy some extra free time in Bristol and we will be back open as normal tomorrow.

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3:30 PMSuspension Bridge and Clifton Village

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Suspension Bridge and Clifton Village

Suspension Bridge and Clifton Village

WhenAug 28 3:30 PM

Head up to Clifton to view the world-famous Suspension Bridge in all its glory. If you are brave, take a walk across it and admire Bristol from the other side of the river and then wander around the beautiful Clifton Village!

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3:30 PMMini Golf at Cabot Circus

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Mini Golf at Cabot Circus

Mini Golf at Cabot Circus

WhenAug 30 3:30 PM

WhereMeet in Reception

Enjoy the magic of Jungle Rumble complete with jungle settings, rock hard obstacles, tribal huts and Aztec surroundings!

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9:30 AMTrip to Wells

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Trip to Wells

WhenSep 1 9:30 AM

WhereMeet in Reception

The UK's smallest city, but one of the biggest and best cathedrals. Hop on the bus and pay a visit to this quaint, typically English city, with cobbled streets, tea rooms, and the 2nd oldest astronomical clock in the country (dating back to the 14th Century).

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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

WhenSep 3 3:30 PM

WhereMeet in Reception

Come along to Conversation Club and improve your English in a relaxed atmosphere. It's also a great way to meet other students!

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3:30 PMSS Great Britain

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SS Great Britain

SS Great Britain

WhenSep 5 3:30 PM

WhereMeet in Reception

Step on board the world’s first great ocean liner, learn her history and discover what life on board the ship was like. A visit to Bristol is not complete without a visit to the S.S. Great Britain. Called “the greatest experiment since the Creation” when it was launched in 1843, the S.S. Great Britain was a hugely important Victorian engineering achievement. - Tickets Cost: £15.70, Please pay in the office for your ticket by 3.30 pm on Wednesday 25th of July.

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7:00 PMBristol & Beyond Photography Exhibition

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Bristol & Beyond Photography Exhibition

Bristol & Beyond Photography Exhibition

WhenSep 7 7:00 PM

WhereMeet in Reception

Join The Bristol Nomad, Chris Hill, Sam Miles & Sam Binding on a journey around your city and beyond. Live music, wine and a charity auction included!

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9:00 AMTrip to Bath

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Trip to Bath

Trip to Bath

WhenSep 8 9:00 AM

WhereMeet in Reception

Bath is located just 20 minutes away from the city of Bristol. Bath is especially famous for its Roman built baths, stunning architecture and being a World Heritage City. If you would like to join us on a trip exploring the beautiful city of Bath, please sign up at the office.

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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

WhenSep 10 3:30 PM

WhereMeet in Reception

Come along to Conversation Club and improve your English in a relaxed atmosphere. It's also a great way to meet other students!

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3:30 PMVisit the Bristol Museum and Cabot Tower

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Visit the Bristol Museum and Cabot Tower

Visit the Bristol Museum and Cabot Tower

WhenSep 12 3:30 PM

WhereMeet in Reception

Explore Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s world class collection, housed in a beautiful Edwardian building, then head to Brandon Hill where you’ll find the iconic Cabot Tower. Climb the twisting steps and you’ll be rewarded with a stunning panoramic view of the city! A photo opportunity not to miss.

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9:00 AMTrip to Salisbury

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Trip to Salisbury

WhenSep 15 9:00 AM

WhereMeet in Reception

Come and spend your Saturday exploring one of the south's quaintest cities, with its spectacular Cathedral - which sports Britain's tallest spire, old cobbled streets lined with tempting shops, and beautiful Queen Elizabeth gardens.

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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

Conversation Club

WhenSep 17 3:30 PM

WhereMeet in Reception

Come along to Conversation Club and improve your English in a relaxed atmosphere. It's also a great way to meet other students!

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3:30 PMClifton Suspension Bridge and Clifton Village

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Clifton Suspension Bridge and Clifton Village

Clifton Suspension Bridge and Clifton Village

WhenSep 18 3:30 PM

WhereMeet in Reception

Head up to Clifton to view the world-famous Suspension Bridge in all its glory. If you are brave, take a walk across it and admire Bristol from the other side of the river and then wander around the beautiful Clifton Village!

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3:30 PMBritish Food at The Stable: Pies, Pizza and Cider

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British Food at The Stable: Pies, Pizza and Cider

WhenSep 20 3:30 PM

WhereMeet in Reception

Come and try one of the delicious pizzas or pies at The Stable!

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9:00 AMTrip to Cardiff

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Trip to Cardiff

Trip to Cardiff

WhenSep 22 9:00 AM

Enjoy a day roaming around the capital city of Wales. Step back in time in the world-famous castle, keep fit with a tour around the great Millennium Stadium or simply enjoy a walk around the beautiful Cardiff Bay.

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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

Conversation Club

WhenSep 25 3:30 PM

WhereMeet in Reception

Come along to Conversation Club and improve your English in a relaxed atmosphere. It's also a great way to meet other students!

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3:30 PMHarbourside Walk & M Shed

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Harbourside Walk & M Shed

WhenSep 27 3:30 PM

What better a way to spend an afternoon than strolling along the scenic Bristolian harbour, encircled by steep slopes and pretty pastel coloured houses. Afterwards we will head to the waterside M Shed, one of Bristol's favourite museums, where you can learn all about Bristol, past and present, thanks to an exhibition space dedicated to this city's fascinating history.

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9:00 AMTrip to Oxford

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Trip to Oxford

Trip to Oxford

WhenSep 29 9:00 AM

WhereMeet at BLC

Come with us as we explore the beautiful, world-renowned city of Oxford. Meet us at Temple Meads train station at 9:00am and choose where you would like to head first: could it be the fantastic Ashmolean Museum housing half a million years of art and archaeology? Or do you perhaps fancy a punt on the stunning River Cherwell? Any Harry Potter fans will definitely want to head to Christ Church to tour the great hall, as seen in the movies. Train travel will be about £17 pp (Price will be confirmed week of trip).

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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

Conversation Club

WhenOct 2 3:30 PM

Come along to Conversation Club and improve your English in a relaxed atmosphere. It's also a great way to meet other students!

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Kasia Tyka
My BLC

Kasia Tyka, BLC Teacher

“It's definitely the people. I love coming to work with people from every corner of the globe and finding out what makes them tick. A large part of my job relies on building rapport with students so it really helps that I'm genuinely interested in them”

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