Excursions for February

Wed 3rd: London Theatre – Les Miserables & Grease Spend an evening in London’s theatre land, the West End, and choose from one of these two great musicals: Victor Hugo’s French masterpiece or a classic rock ‘n’ roll party. £42 Sat 6th: London After a morning coach tour of the historic city (included) the rest of the day is free to do as you please. Maybe visit some of the many famous sights, such as the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, the street entertainers in Covent Garden Market, the museums, the galleries, the great shopping areas, China Town, a boat trip on the River Thames and on and on and on, there’s just too much to see and do in only one day. £20 Sun 7th: Stratford upon Avon and Warwick Castle Visit Stratford upon Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, and see the house where he was born in 1564, as well as the church where he is now buried, and other places important to the poet during his life. There is also a market and great shopping centre to explore and enjoy. In the afternoon we visit historic Warwick Castle, the finest medieval castle in the country with dungeons, towers, exhibitions and many other attractions. Castle admission included. £30 Wed 10th: London Theatre – The Phantom of the Opera & Mamma Mia Spend another evening in London’s theatre land, the West End, and enjoy one of these two great musicals. Phantom £42 / Mamma Mia £44 Fri 12th – Sun 14th: Edinburgh Scotland’s Capital City. This is a great weekend; we visit a Scottish woollen mill and have a whisky tasting, take a guided city coach tour of Edinburgh and you have a chance to visit all the famous sights of this historic city, … Read more

A message from Park…who scored a 7.5 in IELTS!!

“It’s getting warmer and I’m already ready for a pleasant walk alongside the river Cam with my friends again! It’s EC Cambridge, where you can study as much as you want (Newly built library is just 1 minute from school) and enjoy friendly town itself either day (Cycle along the famous college buildings in the town or go to countryside where horses and rabbits feed on grass!) or night (Go out with some friends to many historical or modern pubs)! Since I first arrived here in October, I really feel I improved my English thanks to my excellent teachers here and friendly officers who supported me all the time. Want to join us? Come here now!”

The 39 Steps

Direct from the West End, Broadway and 25 countries around the globe comes Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated as the smash hit Olivier Award winning Best New Comedy. This blissfully funny show follows the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women. This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action. Performances are only running till Saturday 30th January, so all EC Cambridge students hurry up and book before it’s too late!!

A few photos from the Cambridge Light Show last weekend….

Celebrating it’s 300 Year Anniversary, the University of Cambridge held an extraordinary light projection exhibition last weekend. As you can see from the photos below, King’s College was painted with multicoloured light displays designed by the University students themselves. This is just another one of many free activities organised in Cambridge for all EC English Language School students to appreciate. Remember, always check out our blog for any upcoming events in this great city.

Transforming tomorrow: 800th Anniversary Finale

Date: Saturday, 16 January to Monday, 18 January Location: Cambridge City Centre Time: 18:30 to 22:00 For three evenings beginning on Saturday 16 January, a light show designed by world-renowned light artist Ross Ashton will be projected onto Senate House and Old Schools. This year’s event will be even bigger than that of last year. Spectators will be able to walk from Senate House Yard, down Senate House Passage and into the beautiful grounds of King’s College, where another piece of light art will be projected onto the Gibbs Building, as well as Cambridge’s most famous landmark, King’s College Chapel. All EC Cambridge students should make an effort to attend this event as it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I thoroughly believe that you would all enjoy it tremendously.

Final call for Part-Time Classes….

This is the last reminder for all those who are interested in a Part-Time English course at EC Cambridge. Please turn up at our school (Guildhall Place) on Tuesday 12th January at 7pm where the first lessons will take place. If you would like some more information, please send an email to VanesszaKaloczy@ecenglish.com and we will send you a prompt response. You can also call our school on 01223 357 190. Thank you and Happy New Year. The EC Team!