Friday 13 - Tuesday 24 September (10 nights)
Join us for a FREE homemade two-course meal to welcome you to Bristol; meet new people and make friends. Meals are served at BISC between 6.30pm-8.30pm, on a first come, first served basis, on: Fri 13th, Sat 14th, Mon 16th, Tues 17th, Wed 18th, Thurs 19th, Fri 20th, Sat 21st, Mon 23rd and Tues 24th September.Your first meal is FREE, then just £2 thereafter. No need to book!
Wednesday 2 October @ 2pm
Explore a city rich in history and diverse in culture with local guide John Watson! The first of a number of walks exploring themes ranging from Banksy, the famous street artist; to Brunel, the reckless engineer; to the Abolitionist Movement!! Costs £3. BOOK SOON!!
Sunday 6 October
Enjoy a special Afternoon Tea in true British style! Local host Liz Timms and friends invite you to a beautiful venue to enjoy a selection of freshly made cakes and sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of teas and coffee. Leave from BISC at 2.30pm, return by 5.15pm. Costs £3. Limited places!
Tuesdays, 8 October - 10 December
@ Redland Parish Church Hall, BS6 7HE
Join BISC friends and let’s practise native English-speaking in a fun and informal way on Tuesday evenings between 8 Oct - 10 Dec. Delicious refreshments included! Hosted by native English speakers at Redland Parish Church Hall, BS6 7HE from 7.30-9pm. Leave BISC @ 7pm or meet at the venue. BOOK SOON for this FREE event!!
Wednesdays: 9, 23 Oct+6, 20 Nov+4, 18 Dec
Join UoB CU students and hear stories of faith through the eyes of international Christian students. All backgrounds and viewpoints are very welcome, so please join in the interesting discussion while enjoying delicious refreshments. Join us from 3pm - 4.30pm in the BISC Lounge. FREE! No need to book, just turn up!
Saturday 12 October
7.00pm @ Woodlands Centre, Belgrave Rd, Clifton
A spectacular multi-cultural event not to be missed! Meet students from all over the world. Includes food, drink, live stage entertainment and an official welcome from Rob Scott-Cook, Vice-Chair of BISC Trustees. Over 700 expected! ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS are welcome. FREE ENTRY! No need to book, just turn up.
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Friday 18 - Sunday 20 October @ All Saints, BS8 3ED
The West Bristol Arts Trail (WBAT) is an annual public event showcasing the work of artists living in Clifton and surrounding areas. View the work of 100 artists in 50 venues from 18th-20th Oct and join BISC as we help host an art show at All Saints Church, BS8 3ED. Volunteer or simply come as a guest. Preview on Friday 6-8pm. Open Sat & Sun, 11am - 5pm. FREE ENTRY, with cake and tea for sale! No need to book!
Saturday 19 October
Our first trip of the term takes us into the heart of England’s capital city. In the morning there is a sightseeing coach tour with a professional guide. In the afternoon - free time to explore London! Leave BISC at 7am, UWE at 7.15am, return by 9.30pm. Costs £29. BOOK SOON!
Thursday 24 October @ 7pm
@ EMH, BS1 2NN
Learn about British Culture, meet British people and sample delicious UK food to get A Taste of the UK. The evening includes a cooked meal, soft drinks and light entertainment. Enjoy good fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Hosted at Emmanuel Meeting House, BS1 2NN.
Only £4. Book early to avoid disappointment!!
Wednesday 30 October 2.45pm @ BISC
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. Limited spaces!!
Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm @ BISC
Explore with us the place of Women in the Bible and what that means for men and women today. Join in the dicussion as Dr Lucy Peppiatt, outstanding scholar, author and principal of Westminster Theological Centre, explores these issues over dinner. Two-course meal provided. Starts 6.30pm at BISC. FREE, but you need to book!
Saturday 9 November
Windsor Castle, an official residence of The Queen, is the oldest occupied castle in the world (900 years of British history). Visit the State Apartments, Queen Mary’s Doll’s House, St. George’s Chapel and more. Leave BISC at 8.30am, UWE at 8.45am, return by 8pm. Costs of £33 includes admission and coach fare. BOOK EARLY!!!
Wednesday 13 November
Set against the majestic beauty of the Serengeti Plains, this spectacular theatrical experience explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. Tickets cost £20.50 (usually £37). Show starts: 7.30pm with pre-show drinks at 6.15pm in the Piano Bar at The Hippodrome. Alternatively, simply arrive in time for the show. BOOK SOON!!
Wednesday 27 November 2.45pm @ BISC
An opportunity to have fun, be creative and make your own Christmas cards. Learn about Christmas and why we send cards at this special time of the year. Who will you send a card to this Christmas? All materials and refreshments provided. Organised by the BUCU. Costs £3. Book in advance for this FUN afternoon!!
Saturday 30 November @ 7pm
@ Alma Church Hall, 29 Alma Rd, BS8 2ES
Experience Christmas the English way!! Enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner of roast turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pudding and custard, mulled wine and mince pies. Enjoy carol singing and a short talk about how and why we celebrate Christmas. Starts 7pm. Smart Dress. Costs £12. Book in advance to avoid disappointment!