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

Badminton

Badminton

1 November 2019
Northgate Arena
Price: £4 + racket hire

EiC Recommends: Oddfellows Live Lounge

EiC Recommends: Oddfellows Live Lounge

1 November 2019
Oddfellows Chester
Price: Free entry

Enjoy live music each week in either The Lounge Bar or The Secret Garden at Oddfellows Chester.

Different styles, sounds and music from some legendary artists from the North West. .

There's no need to book, but if you'd like to reserve an area give us a call on 01244 34 54 54 or email reception@oddfellowschester.com .

EiC Recommends: Big Hand Halloween Movie Night

EiC Recommends: Big Hand Halloween Movie Night

1 November 2019
Big Hand Alehouse
Price: Free entry

2 Nov

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

2 November 2019
Departs from 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.

3 Nov

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

3 November 2019
Departs from train station
Price: £39

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country, including Llandudno, Conwy, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-Y-Coed and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Manchester with John

Manchester with John

3 November 2019
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £35

4 Nov

English Corner: Guy Fawkes

English Corner: Guy Fawkes

4 November 2019
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 Patsy.

Sign up deadline: Monday 4th break time.

EiC Recommends: Telford's Pub Quiz

EiC Recommends: Telford's Pub Quiz

4 November 2019
Telford's Warehouse
Price: £1

Test your knowledge at this pub quiz and have fun with school friends at the Telford's Pub Quiz!

Quiz starts at 20:30, but arrive early to get a seat.

All events/activities are subject to change or cancellation. Please check with venue before attending.

5 Nov

British TV Club

British TV Club

5 November 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

Come and join us to watch Pride and Prejudice! .

This Tuesday: Episode 6.

All welcome!

EiC Recommends: Horrible Stories Terrible Tudors

EiC Recommends: Horrible Stories Terrible Tudors

5 November 2019
Storyhouse
Price: £18.50

Horrible Histories live on stage! .

Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips!

EiC Recommends: Cinema - The Peanut Butter Falcon

EiC Recommends: Cinema - The Peanut Butter Falcon

5 November 2019
Storyhouse
Price: From £7

Enjoy a movie night at Storyhouse.

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

5 November 2019
The Unity Centre
Price: Free

A weekly class for those who want to improve their English skills, both verbal and written.

6 Nov

EiC Recommends: Home (part of Storyhouse Women Documentaries)

EiC Recommends: Home (part of Storyhouse Women Documentaries)

6 November 2019
Storyhouse

Between 2011 and 2015 UK adventurer Sarah Outen traversed the globe by bike, kayak and rowing boat, travelling over 20,000 miles by human power alone. Her voyage was followed by thousands, who were hooked on her infectious humour and love of life. But travelling solo, the trip took its toll, and a violent storm on the Pacific took Sarah to the physical and mental brink.

Woven from hundreds of hours of footage, Home intimately and unflinchingly captures Sarah’s journey, telling a story of heart and soul, of real struggle and joy, and one woman’s trek towards true emotional acceptance.

City Walk

City Walk

6 November 2019
Meet at the front of the school
Price: Free

Join the city walk and get to know Chester better. All welcome! Please sign up by the end of Tuesday. Minimum 3 sign ups.

7 Nov

EiC Recommends: The Upbeat Beatles

EiC Recommends: The Upbeat Beatles

7 November 2019
Alexander's Live
Price: From £12

Alexander's Live presents: The Upbeat Beatles.

If you love the Beatles you’ll love this show, and if you don’t love the Beatles you’ll love this show!

£12 adv / £14 on the door / £37 w/Pre-Show dinner.

Tickets also available by calling Alexander's Live on 01244 401402 or purchasing in-house during our usual opening hours. .

Book Club

Book Club

7 November 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

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

B1+ level learners are invited to join Claire's Book Club.

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

8 Nov

EiC Reccomends: Foodie Friday

EiC Reccomends: Foodie Friday

8 November 2019
Forum Shopping Centre
Price: Free entry

Enjoy some food at Chester Market!

Try some of the delicious food the Market has to offer: Thai cuisine, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers and more! Order what you like and enjoy lunch with friends in the Market Hall.

9 Nov

EiC Recommends: Yoga Brunch

EiC Recommends: Yoga Brunch

9 November 2019
Olive Tree Brasserie Chester
Price: £19.95

Yoga session followed by a delicious brunch with Naomi Aura.

Call 01244 956 643 or book online at the Olive Tree Brasserie Chester! .

Places are just 19.95 including brunch and are payable in full upon booking.

EiC Recommends: Poet-Tree

EiC Recommends: Poet-Tree

9 November 2019
Storyhouse
Price: Free

Living in Storyhouse during the Festival is our Poet-Tree.

Research shows that talking to plants really can help them grow, so we’re asking you for your wonderful poems. Come and read your favourite poem or one you have written yourself, then add the poem to a leaf and watch the tree grow each week.

We will have lots of poetry books to choose from on display in the library that you can read from.

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

9 November 2019
Departs from 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: Language Cafe

EiC Recommends: Language Cafe

9 November 2019
Festival Coffee, Queen Street
Price: Free

Come and join Festival Coffee for their fortnightly Language Exchange!

They meet every other Saturday, 11-12 in Festival Coffee, for informal conversation practice in various languages. An opportunity to meet fellow linguists and travellers and practise in a friendly environment over some delicious coffee and cake.

Find out more information on the Festival Coffee Facebook page and Instragram.

10 Nov

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

10 November 2019
Departs from train station
Price: £39

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country, including Llandudno, Conwy, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-Y-Coed and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

EiC Recommends: Remembrance Day Parade Chester

EiC Recommends: Remembrance Day Parade Chester

10 November 2019
Chester Cathedral/ Chester Town Hall
Price: Free

The Annual Service of Remembrance at Chester Cathedral takes place on Sunday, November 10. The service begins at 10am and will be followed by the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, in the Garden of Remembrance outside the Cathedral, at 10.55am when wreaths will be laid. A Military parade gets underway at 11.15am in St Werburgh Street before marching through the city centre streets and finishing in Northgate Street where the salute will be given outside the Town Hall.

11 Nov

Book Club - A2+ Level

Book Club - A2+ Level

11 November 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

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

12 Nov

EiC Recommends: Made in Chester - Art by Nicky Thompson

EiC Recommends: Made in Chester - Art by Nicky Thompson

12 November 2019
Grosvenor Museum
Price: Free entry

Following the huge success of the Mid-Cheshire Railway Posters, the Grosvenor Museum is delighted to display the new series of 1930s-style art pieces featuring iconic Chester views. Chester-based artist Nicky Thompson, of Lemondrop Creative, evokes the golden age of travel in these original holiday posters designed to entice and inspire the exploration of Britain.

 For more information please call 01244 972197 or visit http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/.

Conversation Club: Coffee and chat

Conversation Club: Coffee and chat

12 November 2019
Meet in front of school
Price: Cost of drinks

Enjoy a coffee and some English chat in a cafe. .

Sign up with Anna by Monday break time!

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

12 November 2019
The Unity Centre
Price: Free

A weekly class for those who want to improve their English skills, both verbal and written.

13 Nov

Football

Football

13 November 2019
Goals Chester
Price: £4

Play football with school friends at Goals.

You will need a group of 10-14 students to play. Gather a team and sign up with Anna!

EiC Recommends: Latin Mania - Salsa Classes

EiC Recommends: Latin Mania - Salsa Classes

13 November 2019
Telford's Warehouse
Price: From £5

Beginners’ salsa lesson starts at 20:00 and the improvers’ lesson starts around 20:45. Both classes usually last for 45 minutes. After the lessons finish, mixed salsa music is played until 00:30 (one class £5, two classes £7).

The music played is a mix of newer salsa styles, such as funky salsa and salsaton, to the older favorites like Cuban and New York as well as some bachata, merengue, cha cha and kizomba music.

For more information please see www.telfordswarehousechester.com/salsa-fever.

EiC Recommends: Learn to Meditate

EiC Recommends: Learn to Meditate

13 November 2019
Quaker Meeting House
Price: £8

Meditation, discussion, and tea break.

All levels of experience welcome.

For more information please visit www.triratna-at-chester.org or email triratna.chester@gmail.com.

Quaker meeting house, Union walk, Frodsham Street.

EiC Recommends: Wine on Wednesdays

EiC Recommends: Wine on Wednesdays

13 November 2019
Moules a Go-GO
Price: From £20.95

14 Nov

EiC Recomments: Candlelight Meditation Evening

EiC Recomments: Candlelight Meditation Evening

14 November 2019
We Love Yoga Chester

Book Club

Book Club

14 November 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

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

B1+ level learners are invited to join Claire's Book Club.

Book Club

Book Club

14 November 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

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

B1+ level learners are invited to join Claire's Book Club.

15 Nov

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

15 November 2019
Common Room
Price: £2

Watch a movie with friends on Friday. Choose between 3 options. Sign up with Anna by Thursday 14th. Popcorn and drinks included!

EiC Recommends: Friday Uplift Group

EiC Recommends: Friday Uplift Group

15 November 2019
Storyhouse
Price: Free

The Friday Uplift is a peer-led confidence, health and well-being group.

The group meet to share problems, generate solutions and learn how to cope well and thrive in a complicated and stressful world. The group is facilitated by David Yardley, a community learning tutor and Colette Jones, a mentor from the local community. The group is open to all and free to drop-in.

16 Nov

Lake District with Busybus - CANCELLED

Lake District with Busybus - CANCELLED

16 November 2019
Chester Railway 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: Austentations

EiC Recommends: Austentations

16 November 2019
Storyhouse
Price: From £18.50

Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjures up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

For tickets and more information please visit https://www.storyhouse.com/event/austentatious.

17 Nov

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

17 November 2019
Chester Railway Station
Price: £39

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country, including Llandudno, Conwy, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-Y-Coed and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

EiC Recommends: Telford's Open Mic

EiC Recommends: Telford's Open Mic

17 November 2019
Telford's Warehouse
Price: Free

Enjoy some live music from local musicians at Telford's Warehouse on Sunday. Ethan Brokenshire will be hosting the evening.

Music starts at 21:00; be sure to get there early to get a good view!

EiC Recommends: Stepping Tiger x Storyhouse presents No Man is an Island

EiC Recommends: Stepping Tiger x Storyhouse presents No Man is an Island

17 November 2019
The Kitchen, Storyhouse
Price: Free

About Stepping Tiger.

18 Nov

CV Writing Workshop

CV Writing Workshop

18 November 2019
Room 3

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

Please sign up with Anna by Monday break time.

Minimum 4 sign-ups. .

Book Club - A2+ Level

Book Club - A2+ Level

18 November 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

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

19 Nov

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

19 November 2019
The Unity Centre
Price: Free

A weekly class for those who want to improve their English skills, both verbal and written.

Meet the British: Nikki from Big Hand Alehouse

Meet the British: Nikki from Big Hand Alehouse

19 November 2019
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free

Meet Nikki and learn a little bit about Big Hand Alehouse Brewery and Alehouse.

She will be talking about how they make their beer and showing you around the pub.

Please sign up with Anna in advance. Min 5 sign-ups.

20 Nov

City Walk

City Walk

20 November 2019
Meet at the front of the school
Price: Free

Join the city walk and get to know Chester better. All welcome! Please sign up by the end of Tuesday. Minimum 3 sign ups.

EiC Recommends: Chester Speaking Club

EiC Recommends: Chester Speaking Club

20 November 2019
Storyhouse
Price: Free

A fun, informal and educational community to help people improve both their communication and leadership skills. Members participate by regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in an informal, relaxed, fun and supportive atmosphere.

For more information visit: www.meetup.com/Chester-Speaking-Club/.

Storyhouse, Hunter St, Chester CH1 2AR.

21 Nov

Book Club

Book Club

21 November 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

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

B1+ level learners are invited to join Claire's Book Club.

EiC Recommends: Telford's Folk Session

EiC Recommends: Telford's Folk Session

21 November 2019
Telford's Warehouse
Price: Free

Hosted by local folk pioneers The Deportees will be inviting down folk musicians to join them in an organised folk session on Telford’s intimate window stage.

Please contact Telford's Warehouse for more information.

22 Nov

Christmas Market

Christmas Market

22 November 2019
Meet at the front of school
Price: Free

Enjoy a wander around Chester's Christmas Marke with Kat.

Sign up deadline: end of Thursday 21st. Minimum 4 sign ups.

23 Nov

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

23 November 2019
Chester Railway Station

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

23 November 2019
Chester Railway 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: Language Cafe

EiC Recommends: Language Cafe

23 November 2019
Festival Coffee, Queen Street
Price: Free

Come and join Festival Coffee for their fortnightly Language Exchange!

They meet every other Saturday, 11-12 in Festival Coffee, for informal conversation practice in various languages. An opportunity to meet fellow linguists and travellers and practise in a friendly environment over some delicious coffee and cake.

Find out more information on the Festival Coffee Facebook page and Instragram.

24 Nov

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

24 November 2019
Chester Railway Station
Price: £39

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country, including Llandudno, Conwy, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-Y-Coed and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

25 Nov

Book Club - A2+ Level

Book Club - A2+ Level

25 November 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

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

26 Nov

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

26 November 2019
The Unity Centre
Price: Free

A weekly class for those who want to improve their English skills, both verbal and written.

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

26 November 2019
Northgate Arena
Price: £4

Play table tennis with school friends.

Tables must be booked early, so sign up with Anna in advance!

EiC Recommends: Big Hand Music Night

EiC Recommends: Big Hand Music Night

26 November 2019
Big Hand Alehouse
Price: Free

Enjoy some live music, music bingo and free hotdogs every Tuesday at Big Hand Alehouse.

For more information please visit the their Facebook Page.

27 Nov

Charity Coffee Morning

Charity Coffee Morning

27 November 2019
Coffee Room
Price: Free

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.

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

Conversation Club: Pub Afternoon

Conversation Club: Pub Afternoon

27 November 2019
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Price of drinks

Conversation Club: join us for an early bird afternoon at a pub.

Please sign up with Anna in advance - sign up deadline: Wednesday break time. Minimum sign-ups is 4.

28 Nov

Book Club

Book Club

28 November 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

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

B1+ level learners are invited to join Claire's Book Club.

29 Nov

EiC Reccomends: Foodie Friday

EiC Reccomends: Foodie Friday

29 November 2019
Forum Shopping Centre
Price: Free entry

Enjoy some food at Chester Market!

Try some of the delicious food the Market has to offer: Thai cuisine, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers and more! Order what you like and enjoy lunch with friends in the Market Hall.

EiC Recommends: Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

EiC Recommends: Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

29 November 2019
The Forum Studio Theatre
Price: £11

Don’t miss Tip Top’s festive family pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Expect magical twists, fun, laughter and adventure with this laugh a minute production telling the timeless tale of the beautiful Snow White who falls in love with Archie, a poor stable lad.

Guaranteed great fun for all the family, there’s surprises in store for you at every performance plus, of course, the old jokes…and maybe a new one here and there!

For information and tickets please visit the show's website https://www.chestertheatre.co.uk/snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs/437.

30 Nov

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

30 November 2019
Chester Railway 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: Chester Zoo Lanterns

EiC Recommends: Chester Zoo Lanterns

30 November 2019
Chester Zoo
Price: From £10.50

The Lanterns are returning to Chester Zoo this Christmas in an event that's more sparkly than ever before. The event features animal-inspired illuminations, magical lanterns, twinkly costumed characters and Father Christmas himself. Guests arriving at the winter spectacular will be welcomed by nine specially created ‘worlds’, including the Garden of Delight, Moonlit Meadow, Cloud Cuckoo Land and a snow-filled Enchanted Woodland.

Find out more information and book tickets on the Chester Zoo website.

EiC Recommends: London Excursion with UniTripping

EiC Recommends: London Excursion with UniTripping

30 November 2019
Departs from Chester Bus Interchange
Price: £50

Take a sightseeing tour of London and learn from experts as they show you the city's best attractions and famous landmarks. Learn interesting historical and cultural facts about London on a walking tour, visiting all of the biggest and best landmarks- including Buckingham Palace and the London Eye!

To book tickets please visit https://www.unitripping.co.uk/events/london-trip.

For more information please call 01244 329 186 - or e-mail info@unitripping.co.uk.

 

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)

  • Swiss28%
  • Italian24%
  • Saudi8%
  • Spanish7%
  • Czech7%
  • Japanese6%
  • Korean6%
  • German5%
  • Turkish3%
  • Russian2%
  • Other4%

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