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.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
     

1 Nov

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

1 November 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at this weekly book club.

A2 level learners are invited to join Laura O's Book Club.

2 Nov

CV Writing Workshop

CV Writing Workshop

2 November 2018
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 you would like to attend - sign up deadline: end of Thursday 1st. Minimum 3 sign ups required.

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

2 November 2018
Telford's Warehouse
Price: Free entry before 9pm

Chester musicians Alx Green and Jon Coley are performing at Telford's Warehouse with a full band performance from each.

ALX GREEN: For fans of Ben Howard, Matt Corby, Bon Iver. JON COLEY: Acoustic singer songwriter, originally from Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire, now living in Chester and performing around the Northwest.

EiC Recommends: Sing-a-long Cinema

EiC Recommends: Sing-a-long Cinema

2 November 2018
Live Rooms
Price: £19.96-22.65

Alternative Cinema Sessions presents Sing-A-Long Cinema: Rocky Horror Picture Show! Sing along with this classic film.

The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your free interactive props! Then simply just enjoy the show, while singing and dancing along to the lyrics as shown on the screen!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sing-a-long-cinema-rocky-horror-show-chester-tickets-50127583953.

Badminton

Badminton

Badminton

2 November 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £4 + racquet hire

Want to play Badminton with some school friends?

Courts must be booked over a week in advance, so please sign up early.

3 Nov

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

3 November 2018
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

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

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Shrewsbury with David

Shrewsbury with David

Shrewsbury with David

3 November 2018
Departs from school in minibus
Price: £22

Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire and dates back to the 13th century. There are over 660 listed buildings in this pretty town which is also the hometown of Charles Darwin.

Enjoy a guided tour from David upon arrival. After a lunch break and at the end of the tour you will be invited to have some tea and cake with some British people!

Places are limited - please sign up early to secure your place. Sign up deadline: break time Thursday 1st. Minimum 5 sign-ups required.

EiC Recommends: Chester Makers Market

EiC Recommends: Chester Makers Market

3 November 2018
The Carriage Shed
Price: Free

The Carriage Shed will be hosting this years Chester Makers Market, a brilliant local event!

Chester Makers Market will showcase award winning local food, drink, art, craft producers and vintage artisans, as well as music, performance, cookery demonstrations and activities.

Find out more information on the Carriage Shed website.

EiC Recommends: Fireworks Display

EiC Recommends: Fireworks Display

EiC Recommends: Fireworks Display

3 November 2018
Chester Racecourse
Price: £5

Celebrate Bonfire Night this year with fireworks at the Racecourse! Gates open from 5pm, with a children's display at 6:45pm and main display at 7pm.

Capital North West & North Wales Breakfast presenter Ben Sheppard will host the event, playing music for the crowd to enjoy from 5pm.

Buy your tickets in advance from the Chester Racecourse website, box office or the Chester Share Shop for £5. Entrance is £6 on the gate.

4 Nov

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

4 November 2018
St Mary's Creative Space
Price: £12

Roman Candle is delighted to welcome HALEY to St Mary's Creative Space, Chester. Special guest Kacey Johansing.

Advance tickets can be bought from Grey n Pink Records on Brook Street or online at SEE Tickets.

Find out more information on Roman Candle's Facebook page.

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

4 November 2018
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

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

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

5 Nov

English Corner: Guy Fawkes

English Corner: Guy Fawkes

English Corner: Guy Fawkes

5 November 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

Who is Guy Fawkes? And what is Bonfire Night?

Find out about this British tradition at this month's English Corner with Miriam.

Sign up deadline: Monday 5th break time.

6 Nov

EiC Recommends: Hatha Yoga

EiC Recommends: Hatha Yoga

6 November 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £8.80

"Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga that emphasizes physical exercises to master the body along with mind as well as exercises to withdraw it from external objects.".

Sign up at www.brioleisure.org.

Class at 18:00-19:30 or 20:00-21:30.

7 Nov

EiC Recommends: English Conversation

EiC Recommends: English Conversation

7 November 2018
The Den, Storyhouse
Price: Free

Providing conversation opportunities for speakers of all levels of English as a second language in the brand new Storyhouse. Come, join and converse!

City Walk

City Walk

7 November 2018
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 Laura O on the city walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome!

Please sign up by Tuesday lunch time. Minimum 3 sign ups.

8 Nov

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

8 November 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at this weekly book club.

A2 level learners are invited to join Laura O's Book Club.

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

8 November 2018
Meet at the Cross
Price: £5

Join Kerry and some of your school friends for a drink in a city centre pub.

£5 includes your first drink at the pub. 18+ only.

Sign up deadline: Wednesday 7th break time.

9 Nov

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

9 November 2018
The Saddle Inn
Price: Free

Karaoke Night at The Saddle Inn! Hosted by Mark Welsh. Enjoy drinks offers and a great atmosphere.

"Get Outa Your Shower & Into The Saddle!".

EiC Recommends: Stepping Tiger Event

EiC Recommends: Stepping Tiger Event

EiC Recommends: Stepping Tiger Event

9 November 2018
Garret Theatre, Storyhouse
Price: Free, booking required

Stepping Tiger presents the Brownswood Recordings documentary ‘We Out Here: A LDN Story’. Directed by Fabrice Bourgelle.

Doors open at 7pm and the screening begins at 7:30pm in the Garret Theatre – then afterparty in Garret Bar hosted by Stepping Tiger DJs until 11pm.

Find out more information on the Storyhouse website: www.storyhouse.com/event/stepping-tiger.

This event is free, but booking is necessary.

10 Nov

EiC Recommends: Japanese Festival

EiC Recommends: Japanese Festival

EiC Recommends: Japanese Festival

10 November 2018
Sugden Sports Centre
Price: £12.50

Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival celebrates both traditional and modern Japanese culture.

Find out more information and book tickets on their website: www.dokidokifestival.com.

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

10 November 2018
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

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

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

10 November 2018
St Mary's Creative Space
Price: £15

Roman Candle is honoured to welcome Blind Boy Paxton to St Mary's Creative Space, Chester. Special guest to be announced.

Advance tickets can be bought from Grey n Pink Records on Brook Street or online at SEE Tickets.

Find out more information on Roman Candle's Facebook page.

11 Nov

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

11 November 2018
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

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

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

12 Nov

EiC Recommends: Open Mic Night

EiC Recommends: Open Mic Night

EiC Recommends: Open Mic Night

12 November 2018
Chichester Arms
Price: Free

The Chichester Arms hosts a very popular night with regular talented musicians.

Music starts at 20:30.

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

12 November 2018
Coffee Room
Price: Free

Come to the English conversation club with Alex after school on Monday. Please sign up in advance with Alice. Sign up deadline: Monday lunch time.

13 Nov

Meet the British

Meet the British

Meet the British

13 November 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

With a mission to ‘make someone’s day’, the CH1 Chester BID Welcome Ambassadors are trained to spot and approach the lost tourist on the lookout for the local sights, welcome visitors to the area, and offer help and advice.

Meet Monica, one of Chester's Welcome Ambassadors, for this month's Meet the British session. Learn more about her work around the city centre.

Sign up deadline: Tuesday break time.

14 Nov

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

14 November 2018
The Cross Keys
Price: Free

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

Student-Led City Walk

Student-Led City Walk

Student-Led City Walk

14 November 2018
Meet at the front of school
Price: Free

Enjoy a tour of Chester from a student's perspective - Student Reps JB and Ayami will be running a tour of Chester on Wednesday.

All welcome - please sign up with Alice by Wednesday lunch time.

15 Nov

EiC Recommends: Music Event

EiC Recommends: Music Event

EiC Recommends: Music Event

15 November 2018
Alexander's Live
Price: Free entry

Stepping Tiger is a world music event run by DJ Ben 'Roman' Haslett. UK live jazz, soul and afrobeat acts will be supported by vinyl DJs playing soul, funk and world music.

Enjoy a DJ set at Alexander's this month with FREE entry.

EiC Recommends: Music Event

EiC Recommends: Music Event

EiC Recommends: Music Event

15 November 2018
Alexander's Live
Price: £5

Stepping Tiger is a world music event run by DJ Ben 'Roman' Haslett. More information to follow.

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

15 November 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at this weekly book club.

A2 level learners are invited to join Laura O's Book Club.

25+ Event: Early Bird Dinner

25+ Event: Early Bird Dinner

25+ Event: Early Bird Dinner

15 November 2018
Meet at school
Price: £5 (includes your first drink)

Enjoy a drink and some dinner at Telford's Warehouse with Bill and David.

A 5-minute walk from English in Chester, this canalside bar and restaurant regularly hosts live music and arts as well as serving real ales and great pub grub.

£5 includes a drink when you arrive. Please sign up with Alice in the common room at No. 9 by the end of Tuesday 13th to secure a place.

16 Nov

Job Skills Workshop

Job Skills Workshop

16 November 2018
Room 3
Price: Free

Trying to get that job you've always wanted?

Come and practice your job interview techniques and vocabulary at the Job Skills Workshop.

Sign up deadline: end of Thursday 15th.

Charity Coffee Morning

Charity Coffee Morning

Charity Coffee Morning

16 November 2018
Coffee Room
Price: £1 minimum donation

Join us for coffee and cakes at break time and make a donation to a good cause. A great way to get together with other students in the school. This month's coffee morning is in support of Children in Need, the BBC's UK charity. Since 1980 it has raised over £950 million for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.One of the highlights is an annual telethon on BBC One and BBC Two from 7:30pm until 2:30am.

All welcome - no need to sign up, just come along to the Coffee Room.

EiC Recommends: Christmas Lights Switch On

EiC Recommends: Christmas Lights Switch On

EiC Recommends: Christmas Lights Switch On

16 November 2018
Chester Town Hall
Price: Free

Christmas begins in Chester when the Christmas lights are switched on. Experience the magic of Christmas and enjoy the parade and watch as the Christmas Lights illuminate Chester.

The parade starts at 19:00 from the Town Hall and ends around 20:00 at the Town Hall Square, where more than 70 Christmas Market stalls will be open for business.

17 Nov

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

17 November 2018
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

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

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

18 Nov

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

18 November 2018
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

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

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

EiC Recommends: Clubbercise

EiC Recommends: Clubbercise

EiC Recommends: Clubbercise

18 November 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £6.70

Clubbercise is a blend of simple aerobics, toning and club/street dance moves with high and low impact options to suit all abilities. Set to music, there is a mix of 90s classics up to the very latest floorfillers. What makes it so unique is that is that every class takes place with the main lights out, disco lights on, and all routines incorporate our trademark flashing glow sticks - providing a bonus arm workout!

Booking via www.brioleisure.org.

19 Nov

EiC Recommends: Pilates

EiC Recommends: Pilates

EiC Recommends: Pilates

19 November 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £6.70

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.

Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected.

Sign up for this class on the Northgate Arena website.

20 Nov

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

20 November 2018
Telford's Warehouse
Price: £7

Alexandr Misko is a 20-years-old fingerstyle guitarist from Russia. He is a composer and an arranger.

He will be performing at Telford's Warehouse on Tuesday 20th November. Tickets can be bought from the SEE Tickets website.

21 Nov

Film Club

Film Club

Film Club

21 November 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends? Enjoy a movie on Wednesday afternoon.

Let Alice know that you would like to watch a film by break time on Wednesday. All welcome! Minimum 4 sign ups.

City Walk

City Walk

21 November 2018
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 Laura B on the city walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome!

Please sign up by Tuesday lunch time. Minimum 3 sign ups.

EiC Recommends: English Conversation

EiC Recommends: English Conversation

21 November 2018
The Den, Storyhouse
Price: Free

Providing conversation opportunities for speakers of all levels of English as a second language in the brand new Storyhouse. Come, join and converse!

22 Nov

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

22 November 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at this weekly book club.

A2+ level learners are invited to join Laura O's Book Club.

EiC Recommends: Hula Hoop

EiC Recommends: Hula Hoop

22 November 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £6.70

Blitz the belly fat, sculpt your abs and build your core strength using specially designed hoops that enable everyone to hula and more importantly have fun!

Book this class on the Northgate Arena website.

EiC Recommends: Music Event

EiC Recommends: Music Event

EiC Recommends: Music Event

22 November 2018
Telford's Warehouse
Price: Free

Stepping Tiger is a world music event run by DJ Ben 'Roman' Haslett. UK live jazz, soul and afrobeat acts will be supported by vinyl DJs playing soul, funk and world music.

Enjoy a DJ set at Telford's Warehouse this month with FREE entry.

23 Nov

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

23 November 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £4

Play some table tennis with school friends.

Book early! Sign up with Alice.

24 Nov

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

24 November 2018
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

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

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

EiC Recommends: Sing-a-long Cinema

EiC Recommends: Sing-a-long Cinema

EiC Recommends: Sing-a-long Cinema

24 November 2018
Live Rooms
Price: £16.96-22.65

Alternative Cinema Sessions presents Sing-A-Long Cinema: Dirty Dancing! Sing along with this classic film.

The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your free interactive props! Then simply just enjoy the show, while singing and dancing along to the lyrics as shown on the screen!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sing-a-long-cinema-dirty-dancing-chester-tickets-49592018061?aff=efbeventtix.

EiC Recommends: Music Event

EiC Recommends: Music Event

EiC Recommends: Music Event

24 November 2018
St Mary's Creative Space
Price: £8

Restless Bear presents an all day music event at St Mary's Creative Space, Chester. There will be live music all day, followed by a FREE after party with music from Stepping Tiger DJs at Commonhall.

Tickets are £8 - buy from the See Tickets website. Find out more information on the Restless Bear Promotions Facebook page.

Stepping Tiger will be DJing from 10pm in Commonhall - entry is free.

25 Nov

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

25 November 2018
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

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

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

26 Nov

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

26 November 2018
Coffee Room
Price: Free

Join English in Chester's conversation club!

Come to the English conversation club with Patsy after school on Monday. Please sign up in advance with Alice.

Sign up deadline: Monday 26th break time.

27 Nov

EiC Recommends: Hatha Yoga

EiC Recommends: Hatha Yoga

27 November 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £8.80

"Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga that emphasizes physical exercises to master the body along with mind as well as exercises to withdraw it from external objects.".

Sign up at www.brioleisure.org.

Class at 18:00-19:30 or 20:00-21:30.

28 Nov

Badminton

Badminton

Badminton

28 November 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £4 + racquet hire

Want to play Badminton with some school friends?

Courts must be booked over a week in advance, so please sign up early.

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

28 November 2018
The Cross Keys
Price: Free

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

29 Nov

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

29 November 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at this weekly book club.

A2+ level learners are invited to join Laura O's Book Club.

30 Nov

Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Christmas Market

30 November 2018
Meet at the front of school
Price: Free

Enjoy a wander around Chester's Christmas Market with Lorraine.

Sign up deadline: end of Thursday 29th. Minimum 4 sign ups.

   

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)

  • Swiss29%
  • Korean9%
  • Italian8%
  • Spanish6%
  • Japanese6%
  • German5%
  • Taiwanese5%
  • Colombian4%
  • Turkish3%
  • Czech3%
  • Saudi3%
  • Portuguese2%
  • Belgium2%
  • French2%
  • Canadian2%
  • Venezuelan2%
  • Thai2%
  • Syrian1%
  • Brazilian1%
  • Other5%

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