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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.

July 2018
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Jul 1
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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

Conversation Club

WhenJul 2 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 PMWills Memorial Building & Kaspa's

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Wills Memorial Building & Kaspa's

Wills Memorial Building & Kaspa's

WhenJul 3 3:30 PM

WhereMeet at BLC

See inside the Great Hall of one of most iconic buildings in Bristol, home to the University of Bristol's graduation ceremonies as well as the School of Law and the School of Earth Sciences. We'll also stop off for ice cream at Kaspa's desert restaurant - one of the best in the city!

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3:30 PMShopping at Cabot Circus

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Shopping at Cabot Circus

Shopping at Cabot Circus

WhenJul 5 3:30 PM

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Bristol's largest outdoor-indoor shopping centre - there's something for everyone!

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9:00 AMTrip to Bath

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Trip to Bath

Trip to Bath

WhenJul 7 9:00 AM

WhereMeet at Temple Meads

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

WhenJul 9 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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6:00 PMWorld Cup: France vs. Belguim

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World Cup: France vs. Belguim

WhenJul 10 6:00 PM

WhereMeet outside The Hippodrome

Want to watch the semi-final? If so come with us to enjoy a match or just to have a chat and a drink! (Only for +18)

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4:00 PMMini-golf at Cabot Circus

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Mini-golf at Cabot Circus

Mini-golf at Cabot Circus

WhenJul 12 4:00 PM

WhereMeet at BLC

Enjoy the magic of Jungle Rumble complete with jungle settings, rock hard obstacles, tribal huts and Aztec surroundings! £7.00

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7:30 AMLondon Day Trip

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London Day Trip

London Day Trip

WhenJul 14 7:30 AM

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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

Conversation Club

WhenJul 16 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 PMSt Nicholas' Markets

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St Nicholas' Markets

St Nicholas' Markets

WhenJul 17 3:30 PM

WhereMeet outside BLC

Indulge in some retail therapy in Bristol's ornate covered market, which has graced the city for centuries. Take in the aromas of sizzling street food as you meander through the cobbled corridors, marvel at the extensive range of vintage fashion and record collections, and pick up some local artisan gifts for your friends and families! When all shopped out, why not head across to Castle Park to get an ice cream (weather permitting) - a great way to spend a Tuesday afternoon!

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3:30 PMVisit the M-Shed + Wapping Wharf

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Visit the M-Shed + Wapping Wharf

Visit the M-Shed + Wapping Wharf

WhenJul 19 3:30 PM

WhereMeet outside BLC

Discover Bristol and its history through the objects and stories of the people who have made the city what it is today (Free entry). Afterwards, explore the Wapping Warf quarter, an innovative complex made up of converted shipping containers, housing an array of some of the best independent restaurants, bars and shops that Bristol has to offer!

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8:20 AM Trip to Cardiff

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 Trip to Cardiff

Trip to Cardiff

WhenJul 21 8:20 AM

WhereMeet at BLC

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. Cost: £9.00 - please make payment to reception before 3.30pm on Thursday

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3:30 PM Conversation Club

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 Conversation Club

Conversation Club

WhenJul 23 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

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Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge

WhenJul 24 3:30 PM

WhereOutside BLC at 15:30

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, then check out the museum showcasing the history of Brunel's great achievement. Afterwards, if the sun's out then why not take a stroll through Ashton Court, or wonder around the beautiful Clifton Village.

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6:00 PM Bristol Zoo Gardens at Twilight

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 Bristol Zoo Gardens at Twilight

Bristol Zoo Gardens at Twilight

WhenJul 27 6:00 PM

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Ever wanted to hear the howl of the gibbons or the roar of lions as the sun sets? Have a wonderful experience by visiting the zoo and see exotic species of animal! - £5. Pay in the office by Wednesday 25th at 3.30pm.

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12:00 PMUpfest Graffiti Festival

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Upfest Graffiti Festival

Upfest Graffiti Festival

WhenJul 28 12:00 PM

WhereMeet outside BLC @ 12:00

Come along to a celebration of Bristol's most iconic art form: graffiti! Upfest is Europe’s largest live street art and graffiti festival. Bedminster, known for its eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and markets, will play host to the festival where artists from 70 countries will live paint 60,000sqft of surfaces. Experience first-hand the masters at work and explore the thriving and vibrant community of Bedminster! For more information visit the festival's website at https://www.upfest.co.uk/festival-venues. Free entry.

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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

Conversation Club

WhenJul 30 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 PMBristol Cathedral trip

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Bristol Cathedral trip

Bristol Cathedral trip

WhenJul 31 3:30 PM

Visit Bristol's impressive medieval Cathedral, located just a stone's throw away from the Harbourside. Afterwards, why not get some award-winning Gelato from Swoon and enjoy the sun in College Green or head up park street and explore the shops.

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Aug 1
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3:30 PMVisit the Bristol Museum + Cabot Tower

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Visit the Bristol Museum + Cabot Tower

Visit the Bristol Museum + Cabot Tower

WhenAug 2 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 AMOxford day trip

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Oxford day trip

Oxford day trip

WhenAug 4 9:00 AM

WhereMeet at Temple Meads

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). Sign up in the admin office by Friday the 3rd of August at 12pm.

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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

Conversation Club

WhenAug 6 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 PMS.S. Great Britain

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S.S. Great Britain

S.S. Great Britain

WhenAug 7 3:30 PM

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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12:00 PMBristol Balloon Fiesta!

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta!

Bristol Balloon Fiesta!

WhenAug 11 12:00 PM

WhereOutside Hippodrome @ 15:30

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is held annually England. Teams from the UK and other parts of the world bring their hot air balloons to the site and participate in mass ascents where as many as 100 balloons may launch at a time. Followed by a spectacular firework finale, this fiesta is not to be missed! Free Entry.

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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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