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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.

August 2017
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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

Conversation Club

WhenJul 31 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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Aug 1

3:30 PMS.S. Great Britain trip

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S.S. Great Britain trip

WhenAug 1 3:30 PM

Come and get up close and personal the iconic replica of the famous Bristolian boat! Sign up in the admin office - £11 per person.

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7:30 PMLive Music @ The Gallimaufry

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Live Music @ The Gallimaufry

Live Music @ The Gallimaufry

WhenAug 2 7:30 PM

Located on the hip 'n' happening Gloucester Road, The Gallimaufry is a favourite amongst locals for its varied musical bookings and chilled atmosphere. Tonight it's the turn of new weekly residents Waldo's Gift Trio. Meet outside front of Primark @ 7:30pm. Ask for directions in admin office.

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3:15 PMBristol Museum and Cabot Tower

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Bristol Museum and Cabot Tower

Bristol Museum and Cabot Tower

WhenAug 3 3:15 PM

Experience two of Bristol's favourite tourist attractions for FREE - Sign up in admin office! Meet in BLC reception at 3:15.

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9:30 AMExeter day trip

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Exeter day trip

Exeter day trip

WhenAug 5 9:30 AM

Come and spend your Saturday exploring this quaint and attractive Devonshire city. From its impressive Gothic cathedral, to its mysterious underground passages, Exeter is sure not to disappoint. Sign up in admin office.

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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

Conversation Club

WhenAug 7 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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3:15 PMClifton Suspension Bridge trip

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Clifton Suspension Bridge trip

Clifton Suspension Bridge trip

WhenAug 8 3:15 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, 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. Sign up in the admin office and meet in BLC reception.

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7:30 PMDinner @ ZaZa Bazaar

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Dinner @ ZaZa Bazaar

Dinner @ ZaZa Bazaar

WhenAug 9 7:30 PM

Sample some of the world's tastiest cuisines at this gigantic all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. Warning: wear loose clothing! Sign up at the admin office by 5pm Tuesday 5th August to guarantee your place at the table! £14.99 per person.

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3:15 PMBath trip

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Bath trip

Bath trip

WhenAug 10 3:15 PM

Enjoy an afternoon in the beautiful, quintessentially English city of Bath and get up close and personal with its remarkable Roman Baths. Please sign up in admin office before 5pm Tuesday 8/8/17. Price: £22 (inc. train ticket and entrance into the Roman Baths)

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12:00 PMBristol Balloon Fiesta!

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta!

Bristol Balloon Fiesta!

WhenAug 12 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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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

WhenAug 14 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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5:15 PMCinema trip

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Cinema trip

Cinema trip

WhenAug 15 5:15 PM

Cinema trip to see Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed wartime spectacle. Meet outside the Odeon Bristol - ask in admin office for directions. Price: £6 per person. Please sign up in admin office before 12 midday Monday!

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9:00 PMLive music @ The Canteen

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Live music @ The Canteen

WhenAug 16 9:00 PM

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3:15 PMBristol Aquarium

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Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium

WhenAug 17 3:15 PM

Come and experience Bristol Aquarium's impressive range of aquatic and marine life - directly on our doorstep! £14.75. Sign up in the admin office by 5pm Wednesday.

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10:00 AMGloucester day trip

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Gloucester day trip

Gloucester day trip

WhenAug 19 10:00 AM

Let's visit Gloucester, a Roman founded city. We will see the cathedral, the docks or the Roman ruins. £9.50 return ticket. Sign up in admin office before Thursday 17th @ 5pm!

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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

WhenAug 21 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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3:30 PMHarbourside walk and M Shed

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Harbourside walk and M Shed

Harbourside walk and M Shed

WhenAug 22 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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4:45 PMBowling @ The Lanes

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Bowling @ The Lanes

Bowling @ The Lanes

WhenAug 24 4:45 PM

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10:00 AMWeston-super-Mare day trip

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Weston-super-Mare day trip

Weston-super-Mare day trip

WhenAug 26 10:00 AM

Weston-super-Mare beach is one of the longest and naturally occurring beaches in the UK, located on the Bristol Channel coast. Come and take a stroll along the spectacular Grand Pier, sample a delicious plate of fish and chips and (hopefully) enjoy the sun at this traditional English seaside resort! £7 return train ticket. Sign up at the office before Wednesday 5pm.

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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

WhenAug 28 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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7:30 PMDinner @ The Gourmet Burger Kitchen

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Dinner @ The Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Dinner @ The Gourmet Burger Kitchen

WhenAug 29 7:30 PM

Indulge in a midweek trip to one of Bristol's best-loved eateries: The Gourmet Burger kitchen! Great food at fantastic prices - sign up in admin office to secure your place at the table!

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3:30 PMConversation Club

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Conversation Club

Conversation Club

WhenSep 4 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, 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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