GLOBE CAFÉ UNPLUGGED
Friday 28th October, 7.30pm @ Globe Cafe
Experience Globe Café - with a difference! An opportunity for you to perform in front of a world wide audience, or just sit back and enjoy the evening. Live Music! Live web cam! Food & Drink! Chilled atmosphere! Return transport from BISC provided at 7pm. Free entry. Book in advance .
Saturday 5th November
Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world. Our visit includes access to the State Apartments, Queen Mary's Dolls' House, the Drawings Gallery plus much more. Free time to explore the town. Leave BISC at 8.00am, UWE at 8.15am, return by 7pm. Cost of £19 includes castle admission & return coach fare. Book online or at BISC.
Saturday 5th November
Join in this great British tradition of having a bonfire and learn some history about Guy Fawkes’s failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament! Meet at BISC for soup and rolls around the bonfire & try lighting a sparkler too! Afterwards, we will walk up to Clifton Downs together for a spectacular firework display. Starts at BISC at 4.30pm. Cost £3, plus approx. £3 entry to pay at the Downs. Please book at BISC or online.
Wednesday 9th November 6.30pm @ BISC
Enjoy food from all over the world! Bring a main course or dessert from your country for us all to try. No charge because you bring the food! Booking essential due to limited numbers. Please book at BISC or online. Starts at BISC at 6.30pm. Why not stay on afterwards for the BISC Lecture Series…?
Wednesday 9th November 8.15pm @ BISC
Follows the ‘International Feast’.
'The Design & Origin of Man'
Ever wondered about the origin of mankind and how we were designed? Did we
descend from apes or were we created by God or were we part of a big bang
here by chance? Examine the issues with Dr Stuart Burgess, BSc (Eng) PhD
CEng FIMechE FRAeS, Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering Bristol
Prepare to be challenged with this thought provoking lecture! Free entry,
but please book in advance. Refreshments provided. Starts at 8.15pm.
starts Wednesday 16th November
Christianity Explored is an informal course for people who would like to investigate Christianity. It explores who Jesus was, what his aims were, and what it means to follow him. You're not asked to pray, sing, or read aloud, and you can ask any question you like. Or, if you prefer, you can come along and simply listen. We meet on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm with a meal, talk and discussion. Starts Wednesday 16th November. The course runs over 10 weeks; 5 weeks this term and 5 the next term. We start with a meal together, then have a short talk before a time of group discussion where you can ask questions. It costs just £2 each time for a 2 course home cooked meal.
Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral - FULLY BOOKED!
Saturday 19th November
In the morning we visit Stonehenge, Britain’s famous ancient stone circle, for an audio tour of the mystical stones. Then we journey to Salisbury for a guided tour of the Cathedral –one of the finest Medieval Cathedrals in Britain, with the tallest spire in England! Includes free time to explore the city. Leave BISC at 8.30am, UWE at 8.45am, return by 7pm. Cost £15. Please book at BISC or online.
Lord of the Dance
Tuesday 22nd November
Enjoy a trip to the theatre to watch Michael Flatley’s award winning ‘Lord of the Dance’ -a Celtic dance and music extravaganza, based on Irish folklore. This spectacular and energetic show, featuring contemporary Irish dance, is not to be missed! We have tickets in the front row of the Upper Circle. Price £25 (usually £32.50!). Book early to avoid disappointment. The show starts at 8.00pm at the Bristol Hippodrome. Meet beforehand for a pre-show drink at 7pm outside the Bristol Hippodrome Theatre (optional), or just arrive for the show.
‘JAMES BOND’ Evening
Saturday 26th November @ 7.30pm
“The name’s Bond, James Bond.” Experience an English evening - come dressed as a character from the Bond films. Enjoy a three course meal, dancing, games and surprises. Organised by Globe Café. ‘Agents’ must log onto website for the secret password. Starts at 7.30pm at Ebenezer Church, Horfield (Globe Cafe Venue). Return transport from BISC provided at 7pm. Tickets only £5. Please book at BISC, Globe Café, or online.
Christmas Celebration Dinner
Saturday 3rd December @ 7pm
@ Alma Church Hall, Alma Road, Clifton
Experience Christmas the English way! Enjoy a traditional English Christmas dinner of roast turkey and all the trimmings plus Christmas pudding with brandy butter. The evening also includes mulled wine, mince pies, carol singing and a short talk about Christmas. Bring your own bottle (optional). Costs £8. Book at BISC or online.
Pre Christmas Weekend Away
Friday 9th - Sunday 11th December
Enjoy time away in the Somerset countryside and have the opportunity to discover the real meaning of Christmas. Includes en-suite accommodation, all meals, activities and return transport from Bristol. Limited places available. For full details, ask for a separate brochure and booking form or download the brochure online.
Guided Walking Tours
Get to know Bristol! Learn about the city’s history! Do some sightseeing! Make new friends!
If you’d like to get to know a bit more about Bristol and meet some other people whilst doing so, why not join us for one of the guided walking tours below? The walks are free, but you must book your place in advance as there are limited places available. Book through the BISC office or online.
Monday 12th September - Bristol walk
Thursday 15th September - Clifton walk
Wednesday 21st September - Bristol walk
Thursday 22nd September - Clifton walk
Wednesday 28th September - Bristol walk
Thursday 29th September - Clifton walk
All walks start promptly from BISC at 5pm and last approximately 1½ hours.
Do you like jazz?
Each month BISC runs a ‘Jazz Walk’ to listen to live jazz music at ‘The Old Duke’ pub. Why not join the Jazz Walk, which takes place once a month, on a Monday evening. Great music and a great way to meet new people!
Monday 12th September
Monday 17th October
Monday 21st November
Monday 12th December
Meet Elvyn outside the BISC steps at 7.45pm. Sign up at BISC or online.
7th - 15th April 2006
BISC is planning a nine day holiday to Scotland visiting castles, famous cities, historical sites and glorious scenery.
Click here for full details.