This month at English in Chester

We update this page every month to provide our latest news, current social programme and the nationality mix at the school. Please contact us if you would like any more information.

This month's Social Programme

Here's what's happening at English in Chester this month - hover over an event for more details.

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1 Nov

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

1 November 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

Groups of 4 minimum.

2 Nov

City Walk

City Walk

City Walk

2 November 2017
Meet at the front of school
Price: Free

Do you know the names of the main streets in the city centre? Where can you get your mobile phone repaired? Which is the oldest pub? Is there a good place to get a cup of coffee?

Join us for a walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome!

Please sign up IN ADVANCE if you would like to attend.

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

2 November 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at these weekly book clubs.

Sign up with Sue, Claire or Laura.

3 Nov

EiC Recommends: Baila Baila Baila

EiC Recommends: Baila Baila Baila

EiC Recommends: Baila Baila Baila

3 November 2017
El Sotano, 85 Watergate Street
Price: Free (+ price of drinks)

El Sotano's Spanish dance night returns on 3rd November. After normal restaurant service the tables are moved to one side and the music is turned up!

Free entrance, cocktails and lots of Spanish tunes! Why not book a table and grab a bite to eat before hand? Music from 22:30-02:00!

4 Nov

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

4 November 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful region. Includes Windermere, Grasmere and Rydal Mount.

EiC recommends: Bonfire Night

EiC recommends: Bonfire Night

EiC recommends: Bonfire Night

4 November 2017
Chester Racecourse, The Greyhound Inn, The Plough
Price: From £3

Celebrate Guy Fawkes night - a very British tradition. Guy Fawkes Night is also known as Fireworks Night or Bonfire Night. It's a British tradition dating back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Conspirator Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I.

Today, celebrations include firework displays, sparklers and bonfires.

5 Nov

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

5 November 2017
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country. Includes Llandudno, Conwy and Snowdonia National Park.

Book early!

6 Nov

Ghost Walk

Ghost Walk

Ghost Walk

6 November 2017
Meet at the front of school
Price: Free SIGN UP NOW

7 Nov

Ladies Only Cocktail Evening

Ladies Only Cocktail Evening

Ladies Only Cocktail Evening

7 November 2017
Meet at the Cross
Price: Price depends on your choice of cocktail!

Let's have a girls night out! Join us for some cocktails at a bar in the city. Meet at the Cross 19:30.

Sign up now. LADIES ONLY.

8 Nov

EiC recommends: Irish Music

EiC recommends: Irish Music

EiC recommends: Irish Music

8 November 2017
The Cross Keys pub, corner of Lower Bridge Street & Duke Street, Chester
Price: Free

Enjoy some live, traditional Irish music and a pint of Guinness. Music starts 20:30 but you are advised to arrive earlier to get a seat!

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

8 November 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

Groups of 4 minimum.

9 Nov

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

9 November 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at these weekly book clubs.

Sign up with Sue, Claire or Laura.

10 Nov

Football

Football

Football

10 November 2017
Meet at the front of school after lessons at 15.45
Price: £3 (pay at the venue)

Want to play 5-a-side football with some school friends?

Sign up NOW.

EiC Recommends: Cheshire Beer Festival

EiC Recommends: Cheshire Beer Festival

EiC Recommends: Cheshire Beer Festival

10 November 2017
Chester Racecourse
Price: From £5 + price of drinks

With over 100 real ales and 20 ciders and perries on offer, along with food, traditional pub games and live music, the Cheshire Beer Festival is set to be a good one!

11 Nov

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

11 November 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful region. Includes Windermere, Grasmere and Rydal Mount.

EiC recommends: Doki Doki Festival

EiC recommends: Doki Doki Festival

EiC recommends: Doki Doki Festival

11 November 2017
Sugden Sports Centre, Manchester M1 7HL
Price: £15 (£40 group of 5)

Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival celebrates both traditional and modern Japanese culture."Doki-Doki" is a Japanese onomatopoeia that refers to the sound of the heart beating.

For full programme: http://dokidokifestival.com/.

12 Nov

EiC Recommends: Chester Literature Festival

EiC Recommends: Chester Literature Festival

EiC Recommends: Chester Literature Festival

12 November 2017
Storyhouse
Price: £0-£24.50

"We are our words. What we say becomes who we are.".

This year's Chester Literature Festival offers a range of free and payable events for a whole week.

A raft of talented writers is set to make this year’s Chester Literature Festival a celebration of all the wonderful things that Storyhouse has already achieved in its first six months. Get up close to your favourite writers and experience poetry, history, fiction, music, politics, and even a pub crawl; Chester Literature Festival will brighten up a wonderful week this autumn.

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

12 November 2017
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country. Includes Llandudno, Conwy and Snowdonia National Park.

Book early!

EiC Recommends: Ice Skating

EiC Recommends: Ice Skating

EiC Recommends: Ice Skating

12 November 2017
Deeside Leisure Centre, Chester Rd W, Queensferry CH5 1SA
Price: £10 + return bus fare

Why not go ice skating with some school friends? Take the 11A bus from Chester to Deeside Ice Rink in North Wales (30 minute journey).

http://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/LeisureAndTourism/Leisure-Services/Deeside-Leisure-Centre.aspx.

13 Nov

Team Photo Hunt

Team Photo Hunt

Team Photo Hunt

13 November 2017
Starts and finishes at school
Price: Free

You and your team will have 60 minutes to take photos of different things in the city. Will your team be the winners of this fun challenge? Grab your mobile phone and your running shoes.

Teams of 2-4 players sign up NOW.

14 Nov

15 Nov

EiC recommends: Fashion from the 1970s

EiC recommends: Fashion from the 1970s

EiC recommends: Fashion from the 1970s

15 November 2017
Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester
Price: Suggested donation £3.50

A small exhibition showing fashion from the 1970s from minis to mazis, cotton to fake leopard-skin and designs by Givenchy and Zandra Rhodes.

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

15 November 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

Groups of 4 minimum.

16 Nov

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

16 November 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at these weekly book clubs.

Sign up with Alice, Claire or Laura O.

EiC recommends: Christmas Market

EiC recommends: Christmas Market

EiC recommends: Christmas Market

16 November 2017
Town Hall Square
Price: Free

Chester Christmas Lights are switched on at 19:00 at the Town Hall.

Chester Christmas Market from Thursday 16th November - Wednesday 20th December 2017.

70 traditional wooden chalets situated in the heart of Chester, all wrapped around a sparkling Christmas tree.

There will be lots of festive treats and gifts on offer, including  local and regional products, crafts, clothing, accessories, jewellery and stocking fillers, which are sure to make the perfect present!

Don't forget to sample the delicious hot food and drink, including tasty mulled wine, the perfect way to keep warm whilst enjoying the market.

Open 7 days a week, 10am to 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday, with late night shopping on Thursdays until 8pm and until 7pm on Friday and Saturday to fulfil all your festive shopping needs.

City Walk

City Walk

City Walk

16 November 2017
Meet at the front of school
Price: Free

Do you know the names of the main streets in the city centre? Where can you get your mobile phone repaired? Which is the oldest pub? Is there a good place to get a cup of coffee?

Join us for a walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome!

Please sign up IN ADVANCE if you would like to attend.

17 Nov

EiC recommends: Cheshire Oaks

EiC recommends: Cheshire Oaks

EiC recommends: Cheshire Oaks

17 November 2017
20 minutes from Chester (bus X8)

Why not do some late night shopping with some school friends? Cheshire Oaks is a large, pedestrianised, village-style site for designer and high-street fashion brand discounts. There are also lots of restaurants, a bowling alley and cinema complex.

Only 20 minutes by bus direct from Chester (X8 bus).

https://www.mcarthurglen.com/uk/cheshire-oaks-designer-outlet.

18 Nov

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

18 November 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful region. Includes Windermere, Grasmere and Rydal Mount.

EiC Recommends: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra

EiC Recommends: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra

EiC Recommends: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra

18 November 2017
Chester Cathedral
Price: From £9

This is the fifth in the “High Five” concert series with a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. This work’s fourth movement, the well known ‘Adagietto’, featured in Visconti’s film “Death in Venice” is arguably Mahler’s best known music. You will also hear music by Schreker and Ponce. Both these early twentieth century contemporaries of Mahler write exquisite and tuneful music and we will be privileged to hear our special guest the international soloist Craig Ogden’s interpretation of Ponce’s Concierto del sul which the composer dedicated to Segovia.

Llangollen

Llangollen

Llangollen

18 November 2017
Departs from school
Price: £25

Join us for a visit to North East Wales. Llangollen is a pretty Welsh town surrounded by beautiful countryside. Nearby Pontyscyllte (Welsh = bridge across the sky) is a navigable aqueduct carrying narrowing boats. At 38m. high you have fantastic views of the Dee Valley. Walk across it if you dare!

BOOK NOW - PLACES LIMITED!

EiC Recommends: Chester Arts Fair

EiC Recommends: Chester Arts Fair

EiC Recommends: Chester Arts Fair

18 November 2017
Chester Racecourse
Price: Tickets £7 online

Chester Arts Fair is Cheshire’s premier arts event.

Visitors will find a range of artist workshops, demonstrations and talks on the third floor along with the Art in Education exhibition and the Visual Art Open exhibition meaning there is plenty to explore! The Fair will present a curated programme of talks, tours and live demonstrations, many of which are interactive or performative and encourage visitors to engage with Art and Artists directly.

19 Nov

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

19 November 2017
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country. Includes Llandudno, Conwy and Snowdonia National Park.

Book early!

EiC recommends: Tea Dance

EiC recommends: Tea Dance

EiC recommends: Tea Dance

19 November 2017
St Columba's Church Hall, Plas Newton Lane, Upton
Price: £5.00 (dancing & refreshments)

Tea dancing originated in the 19th century. This very British custom consists of afternoon tea with dancing. .

Put on your dancing shoes, enjoy a fun and social afternoon of dancing, live music, meet British people and, or course enjoy, tea and biscuits!

20 Nov

21 Nov

Meet the British

Meet the British

Meet the British

21 November 2017
Common Room
Price: Free

Come and meet James, a British community police officer. He will be demonstrating police equipment, talking about how the police work in the UK and why they don't carry guns.

A good way to develop your listening and speaking skills. All welcome.

SIGN UP NOW.

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

21 November 2017
Meet at the Cross 19.30
Price: Please be prepared to buy a drink at the pub

Join us for a drink (or two) in a city centre pub. 18+.

Sign up NOW.

22 Nov

EiC recommends: Irish Music

EiC recommends: Irish Music

EiC recommends: Irish Music

22 November 2017
The Cross Keys pub, corner of Lower Bridge Street & Duke Street, Chester
Price: Free

Enjoy some live, traditional Irish music and a pint of Guinness. Music starts 20.30 but you are advised to arrive earlier to get a seat!

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

22 November 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

Groups of 4 minimum.

23 Nov

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

23 November 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at these weekly book clubs.

Sign up with Sue, Claire or Laura.

24 Nov

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

24 November 2017
Coffee Room
Price: £1 (coffee/tea & cake)

Join us for coffee/tea, a cake and some English chat at breaktime.

SIGN UP NOW.

25 Nov

EiC recommends: Antiques & Vintage Fair

EiC recommends: Antiques & Vintage Fair

EiC recommends: Antiques & Vintage Fair

25 November 2017
Northgate Arena, Chester
Price: £2

Craft, vintage, retro and handmade goods for sale.

Pay on the door.

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

25 November 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful region. Includes Windermere, Grasmere and Rydal Mount.

26 Nov

EiC Recommends: Open Mic @ Telford's

EiC Recommends: Open Mic @ Telford's

EiC Recommends: Open Mic @ Telford's

26 November 2017
Telford's Warehouse
Price: Free (+ price of drinks)

Enjoy some live music from local musicians at Telford's Warehouse on Sunday. The very talented Alx Green will be hosting the evening.

Music starts at 20:00; be sure to get there early to get a good view!

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

26 November 2017
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country. Includes Llandudno, Conwy and Snowdonia National Park.

Book early!

27 Nov

EiC Recommends: Wall City Jazz Band

EiC Recommends: Wall City Jazz Band

27 November 2017
Mill Hotel & Spa Chester
Price: Free (+ cost of food and drink)

Why not treat yourself to dinner and some live music?

The Wall City Jazz Band will entertain you whilst you enjoy the range of real ales and bar meals available from the Rialto Wine & Dine in the Mill Hotel.

28 Nov

Dinner in a Restaurant

Dinner in a Restaurant

Dinner in a Restaurant

28 November 2017
Meet at the Cross 18:30
Price: Depends what you eat!

Join us for dinner at Moules A Go-Go, a restaurant in the city centre. Enjoy some good food and English chat with some school friends.

Exclusively for English in Chester, you can choose from a set menu with 2 courses for £12.50 or 3 courses for £15.50. Have a look at the menu in the Common Room to see what's on offer.

29 Nov

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

29 November 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

Groups of 4 minimum.

30 Nov

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

30 November 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at these weekly book clubs.

Sign up with Alice, Claire or Laura.

EiC Recommends: Gym Class

EiC Recommends: Gym Class

EiC Recommends: Gym Class

30 November 2017
Northgate Arena
Price: From £6.70

Why not attend a gym class with some school friends?

Maybe try Pilates (18:00-19:00), Hoola Hoop (19:00-19:45) or Spin (19:00-19:45)?

Prices from £6.70. Find out more about different classes, times and prices at www.brioleisure.org/centres/northgate-arena.

     

See previous months

Our social programme and nationality mix varies at different times of year. Here you can see these in previous months. This will give you an idea of what to expect in the month you are coming to study with us.

This month's nationality mix(All courses, % of student numbers)

  • Korean12%
  • Swiss German9%
  • Spanish9%
  • Colombian8%
  • Saudi Arabian8%
  • Omani7%
  • Swiss French6%
  • Emirati6%
  • Turkish4%
  • Italian4%
  • Japanese4%
  • Chinese3%
  • French3%
  • German3%
  • Russian2%
  • Austrian1%
  • Thai1%
  • Iranian1%
  • Filipino1%
  • Polish1%
  • Hungarian1%
  • Latvian1%
  • Taiwanese1%
  • Uruguayan1%
  • Swiss Italian1%

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