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 Sep

EiC recommends: Fish & Chip Cruise

EiC recommends: Fish & Chip Cruise

EiC recommends: Fish & Chip Cruise

1 September 2017
The Groves, River Dee, Chester
Price: £18 online price / £20 sales office price

Enjoy some of traditional fish and chips as you cruise through some stunning river scenery.During the second half of your cruise you can also join in a game of bingo.  Enjoy meeting British people and have some light-hearted fun during this family-friendly cruise.

Book direct with Chester Boat: http://chesterboat.co.uk/themed-cruises/fish-chips/.

2 Sep

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

2 September 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

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

EiC recommends: Festejar in Manchester

EiC recommends: Festejar in Manchester

EiC recommends: Festejar in Manchester

2 September 2017
Albert Square, Manchester
Price: Free

Festejar is Manchester's Spanish festival in the heart of the city centre. Featuring a range of activities in Albert Square including Spanish dancing lessons, live bands, and food and drink. Festejar transforms the area in a Spanish Oasis!

3 Sep

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

3 September 2017
Price: £35

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

4 Sep

5 Sep

EiC recommends: Footloose Musical

EiC recommends: Footloose Musical

EiC recommends: Footloose Musical

5 September 2017
Storyhouse, Chester City Centre
Price: £20.50 - £39.50 (Book early to guarantee best price

Kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose as the explosive rock ‘n’ roll musical sensation Footloose bursts on to the Storyhouse stage in a remastered show sure to get your toes tapping. Based on the 1980s hit film that took the world by storm, Footloose the musical sizzles with the same spirit of youth, rebellion and romance.

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

5 September 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. All welcome.

Sign up NOW.

6 Sep

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

6 September 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

EiC recommends: Guided Walk

EiC recommends: Guided Walk

EiC recommends: Guided Walk

6 September 2017
Grosvenor Park Lodge, Chester
Price: £5 (book at Chester History & Heritage Centre)

Join this guided tour of Chester's Grosvenor Park.

A good way to develop your listening skills and to meet British people.

7 Sep

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

7 September 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.

EiC recommends: Heritage Open Days

EiC recommends: Heritage Open Days

EiC recommends: Heritage Open Days

7 September 2017
Venues across Chester
Price: Free

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year for four days in September, places across the country open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.

City Walk with Patsy

City Walk with Patsy

City Walk with Patsy

7 September 2017
Meet at the front of school
Price: Free

Join Patsy for a walk to get to know Chester better.

8 Sep

9 Sep

EiC recommends: Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

EiC recommends: Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

EiC recommends: Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

9 September 2017
Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 1AJ
Price: £7.50

It's the 10th anniversary of the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival. There will be a vibrant variety of food and drink from some of the best bars, restaurants and producers from the North West of England. Also see the Healthy Living Area full of fresh organic food and there are Celebrity Chefs giving cookery demonstrations over this weekend event.

Direct train Chester - Liverpool then Metrolink to St Stephens.

EiC recommends: International Polo

EiC recommends: International Polo

EiC recommends: International Polo

9 September 2017
Chester Racecourse
Price: £8.00 on the gate

Polo weekends are memorable days out for all the family. Relax pitch side with general admission passes, which also provide access to our shopping village. Bring along a picnic or enjoy a bite to eat and a glass of Pimms from our food and drink outlets located within the shopping village.

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

9 September 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

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

10 Sep

EiC recommends: Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

EiC recommends: Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

EiC recommends: Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

10 September 2017
Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 1AJ
Price: £7.50

It's the 10th anniversary of the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival. There will be a vibrant variety of food and drink from some of the best bars, restaurants and producers from the North West of England. Also see the Healthy Living Area full of fresh organic food and there are Celebrity Chefs giving cookery demonstrations over this weekend event.

Direct train Chester - Liverpool then Metrolink to St Stephens.

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

10 September 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

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

11 Sep

12 Sep

Meet the British: James

Meet the British: James

Meet the British: James

12 September 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.

13 Sep

EiC recommends: Roman Exhibition

EiC recommends: Roman Exhibition

EiC recommends: Roman Exhibition

13 September 2017
Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester
Price: £3.50 suggested donation

A small exhibition of amazing Roman coins and jewellery.

EiC recommends: Irish Music

EiC recommends: Irish Music

EiC recommends: Irish Music

13 September 2017
Cross Keys pub, Corner of Duke Street & Lower Bridge Street
Price: Free + cost of drinks

An evening of traditional Irish music played at the Cross Keys pub.

No need to book.

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

13 September 2017

Want to watch a film with school friends?

14 Sep

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

14 September 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.

City Walk

City Walk

City Walk

14 September 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.

15 Sep

Football

Football

Football

15 September 2017
Meet at the front of school after lessons at 15.45 (Goals Soccer Centre)
Price: £3 (pay at the venue)

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

Sign up NOW.

16 Sep

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

16 September 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

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

EiC recommends: Duck Race

EiC recommends: Duck Race

EiC recommends: Duck Race

16 September 2017
River Dee, Chester
Price: Free

Come along to the River Dee to watch the amazing sight of thousands of yellow, pink and blue ducks racing on the river. This annual race is to raise funds for the local hospital charity.

15.00 Race starts.

17 Sep

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

17 September 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

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

EiC recommends: Tea Dance

EiC recommends: Tea Dance

EiC recommends: Tea Dance

17 September 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!

York with John

York with John

York with John

17 September 2017
Departs from Chester Train Station
Price: £35

York in the North East of England has a magnificent circuit of 13th-century walls enclosing a  web of narrow streets. At its heart is York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. It is also a modern, tourist-oriented city with museums, restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs.

Join John for this trip to York where he will give you an introductory tour of the city and then you will have free-time to explore by yourself.

18 Sep

CV Writing Workshop

CV Writing Workshop

CV Writing Workshop

18 September 2017
Room 3
Price: Free

Need to write your CV in English? For tips and advice come to this workshop.

PLEASE SIGN UP IN ADVANCE IF WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.

19 Sep

20 Sep

EiC recommends: Sculpture Exhibition

EiC recommends: Sculpture Exhibition

EiC recommends: Sculpture Exhibition

20 September 2017
Chester Cathedral
Price: Free (donations welcome)

ARK is a world class contemporary sculpture exhibition which will be the largest modern sculpture exhibition to be held in the north west of England and will feature 90, three dimensional works by over 50 internationally renowned sculptors.

21 Sep

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

21 September 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.

City Walk

City Walk

City Walk

21 September 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.

Gym Class

Gym Class

Gym Class

21 September 2017
Northgate Arena
Price: £6.70 payable at venue

Join Gabi for the 'Abs Blast' class at Northgate Arena on Thursdays.

The class will help you "zone in on your abs to strengthen your core whilst also improving your posture and overall fitness." This is an easygoing class where you can go at your own pace.

Meet Gabi at 16:45 outside school.

Please sign up with Alice ASAP if you would like to join.

22 Sep

EiC recommends: Oktoberfest Liverpool

EiC recommends: Oktoberfest Liverpool

EiC recommends: Oktoberfest Liverpool

22 September 2017
Pier Head, Liverpool
Price: £9.50-£10.50 online www.liverpool-oktoberfest.co.uk

Liverpool's Pier Head  is transformed into a traditional Oktoberfest with live music and great atmosphere. Bratwurst, Shnitzel, Pretzel, Bavarian beer, Schlager music and of course people dressed in dirndl and lederhosen.

Direct trains Chester-Liverpool.

Please check times as they vary over the weekend.

Strictly over 18s only.

23 Sep

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

23 September 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

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

EiC recommends: Charity Splash Dash

EiC recommends: Charity Splash Dash

EiC recommends: Charity Splash Dash

23 September 2017
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Price: £15

Claire House Children's Hospice helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full. The Claire House Splash Dash is Liverpool's original and messiest powdered paint run and is perfect for all ages - it can be run, walked, skipped or danced. There's no time limit, just take your time, have fun and donate money.

Register: events@clairehouse.org.

EiC recommends: Oktoberfest Liverpool

EiC recommends: Oktoberfest Liverpool

EiC recommends: Oktoberfest Liverpool

23 September 2017
Pier Head, Liverpool
Price: £9.50-£10.50 online www.liverpool-oktoberfest.co.uk

Liverpool's Pier Head  is transformed into a traditional Oktoberfest with live music and great atmosphere. Bratwurst, Shnitzel, Pretzel, Bavarian beer, Schlager music and of course people dressed in dirndl and lederhosen.

24 Sep

EiC recommends: Oktoberfest Liverpool

EiC recommends: Oktoberfest Liverpool

EiC recommends: Oktoberfest Liverpool

24 September 2017
Pier Head, Liverpool
Price: £9.50-£10.50 online www.liverpool-oktoberfest.co.uk

Liverpool's Pier Head  is transformed into a traditional Oktoberfest with live music and great atmosphere. Bratwurst, Shnitzel, Pretzel, Bavarian beer, Schlager music and of course people dressed in dirndl and lederhosen.

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

24 September 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

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

Erddig Hall

Erddig Hall

Erddig Hall

24 September 2017
Departs from school
Price: £25

18th century Erddig Hall is set in a 1,200-acre country park near Wrexham, North Wales. A visit to the house allows you to get a feel for the family that lived upstairs and for their servants downstairs.

Sign up NOW.

EiC Recommends: Autumn Hoole Festival

EiC Recommends: Autumn Hoole Festival

EiC Recommends: Autumn Hoole Festival

24 September 2017
Hoole
Price: FREE

Join the locals for 'Notting Hoole''s Autumn Street Festival. Enjoy live music, street food and quality stalls in and around Faulkner Street, Charles Street and Bishop Street car park.

25 Sep

26 Sep

Language Exchange

Language Exchange

Language Exchange

26 September 2017
Coffee Room
Price: Free

Celebrate the European Day of Language at our language exchange. Teach some expressions from your language and learn some expressions from other languages.

Sign up NOW.

27 Sep

World Food Evening

World Food Evening

World Food Evening

27 September 2017
Coffee Room
Price: Free (soft drinks will be supplied)

Join us for dinner. Bring a plate of food from your country to share with your school friends. Don't worry if you can't cook, just buy something!

Sign up NOW.

EiC recommends: Irish Music

EiC recommends: Irish Music

EiC recommends: Irish Music

27 September 2017
Cross Keys pub, Corner of Duke Street & Lower Bridge Street
Price: Free + cost of drinks

An evening of traditional Irish music played at the Cross Keys pub.

No need to book.

28 Sep

Historic Chester Guided Walk

Historic Chester Guided Walk

28 September 2017
Meet in the Common Room after lessons
Price: Free SIGN UP NOW

When did the Romans arrive in Chester? Why did they build walls around the city? Where is the oldest shop in England? What is a crypt? Come and find out the answers to these questions as we take you on a historic journey through Chester's history.

Sign up NOW.

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

28 September 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.

29 Sep

Charity Coffee Morning

Charity Coffee Morning

Charity Coffee Morning

29 September 2017
Coffee Room
Price: Donations welcome

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Charity's biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. People all over the UK host Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year £29.5 million was raised.

Join us for our Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Musical Fireworks Championship

Musical Fireworks Championship

Musical Fireworks Championship

29 September 2017
Southport (travel by minibus)
Price: £20

Innovative use of fireworks and music makes each display unique, with the different pyrotechnic companies battling to win. They are judged by industry experts on their synchronisation to music, mood and flow, variety and effects, choice of music, overall design and choreography. This is your chance to witness some of the best displays in the UK - fireworks will never look the same again!

Gates open 18:00, live music 19:00, display one 20:00, display two 20:30, event closes 21:30.

Places are limited; SIGN UP NOW.

EiC recommends: Curry & Quiz Cruise

EiC recommends: Curry & Quiz Cruise

EiC recommends: Curry & Quiz Cruise

29 September 2017
The Groves, River Dee, Chester
Price: £18 online price / £20 sales office price

During your three hour cruise along the River Dee you will be served a three-course Indian dinner. In between courses, you can practice English and meet some British people during a fun general knowledge quiz. The cruise also features background Bollywood music!

Book directly http://chesterboat.co.uk/themed-cruises/curry-n-quiz/.

30 Sep

The Peak District

The Peak District

The Peak District

30 September 2017
Departs from school
Price: £35

Join us for a tour of this beautiful National Park in Derbyshire including the spa town of Buxton, the villages of Castleton & Hathersage (home of the Bronte sisters) and Bakewell, a town famous for a special pie.

Book now - places limited!

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

30 September 2017
Departs from Chester railway station
Price: £35

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

EiC recommends: Chester Races

EiC recommends: Chester Races

EiC recommends: Chester Races

30 September 2017
Chester Racecourse
Price: From £10 chester-races.com

Enjoy a day at the races for 'the final flutter of the year' - Chester's Season Finale.

Tickets available from the racecourse box office.

EiC Recommends: Chester Makers Market

EiC Recommends: Chester Makers Market

EiC Recommends: Chester Makers Market

30 September 2017
The Carriage Shed
Price: FREE

The Makers Market is a leading artisan market company in the North West of England.

Head down to the Carriage Shed by Chester train station for local food and drink, arts and crafts, homeware and vintage stalls alongside live music, street food and cookery demonstrations.

 

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)

  • Swiss German20%
  • Korean13%
  • German10%
  • Italian6%
  • Colombian6%
  • Emirati5%
  • Czech4%
  • Saudi Arabian4%
  • Swiss French4%
  • Japanese4%
  • Austrian3%
  • Swiss Italian3%
  • Chinese3%
  • Spanish3%
  • Turkish3%
  • Swedish3%
  • French1%
  • Canadian1%
  • Uruguayan1%
  • Slovak1%
  • Romanian1%
  • Russian1%
  • Thai1%
  • Indonesian1%

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