Friday 14 - Tuesday 25 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 14th, Sat 15th, Mon 17th, Tues 18th, Wed 19th, Thurs 20th, Fri
21st, Sat 22nd, Mon 24th and Tues 25th September. Your first meal is FREE, then just £2 thereafter. No need to book!
Every Monday, from 1 October – 17 December, 1.30-5pm @ BISC
Learn how to bake traditional British cakes in a team of bakers, with the help of a pastry chef!
Try your skills at following recipes, baking and decorating some delicious cakes – followed by a traditional Tea Party so you can taste your own creations!!
Included in the ticket, is your opportunity to invite two friends to the Tea without any extra cost! Arrive ready to bake at BISC at 1.30pm. The Tea Party is from 4-5pm, with friends welcome to arrive from 3.45pm. Costs £2. All ingredients provided! Limited places! BOOK SOON!!
Wednesday 3 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 7 October
Enjoy a special Afternoon Tea in true British style! Local hosts Emma and Johnny Wall invite you to their lovely home to enjoy a selection of freshly made cakes and sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a wide selection of teas. Leave from BISC at 2.30pm, return by 5.15pm. Costs £3. Limited places!
Tuesdays, 9 October - 11 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 9 Oct - 11 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: 10, 31 Oct + 21 Nov + 5, 19 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!
Thursday 11 October @ 7pm
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. Return transport from BISC @ 6.30pm, if required. Venue: Ebenezer Church, 286 Filton Avenue, BS7 0BA. Costs £4. BOOK and pay SOON at BISC or UWE (The Octagon, Frenchay)!
Friday 12 - Sunday 14 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 12th-14th 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 13 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!
Saturday 20 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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Wednesday 24 October 2.45pm @ BISC
‘Knit one, purl one!’ Come and learn to knit at BISC. Knitting is the method of stitching together wool to make a garment, using two needles to connect the wool into joined rows. Full instructions and materials provided. Organised in partnership with the BUCU. Costs £3. Book in advance for this FUN afternoon!!
Saturday 3 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!!!
Friday 9 November, 7pm @ BISC
Experience the very best of Poland without even going there!! Join us for a very popular evening of Polish food, traditional music, and customs here at BISC. Kindly organised by the Bristol University Polish Society. Come and enjoy an evening like no other! Evening starts at 7pm. Costs £4. BOOK SOON at BISC or online!!
Wednesday 14 November, 6.30pm @ BISC
Does God exist? If so, is God a creator? If you could ask 1 question, what would you ask? Is God relevant today? Is Christianity relevant in a technologically advanced world? Join in the discussion as guest speaker Prof Charl Faul explores these issues over dinner. Evening meal provided. Starts 6.30pm at BISC. FREE, but you need to book!
Saturday 24 November
Experience South Wales at its best with a morning visit to the Big Pit - The National Coal Museum of Wales; and an afternoon visit to the elaborately decorated Cardiff Castle, plus free time to explore the capital city. Leave BISC 8.00am, UWE 8.15am, return by 7pm. Costs £30 and includes all entry fees and return coach fare. BOOK SOON!!