2022 was a fantastic year for the Social and Cultural Programme at NILE.
Our courses kicked off with warm welcomes at a local pub, followed by guided walking tours of Norwich with Cheryl Cade, weekend excursions to places such as Cambridge, the Norfolk coast and London, and finished with traditional cream teas to say a fond ‘till next time’ - and that’s before we get on to the weekday events!
What were some event highlights from 2022?
Were there any new additions to the social and cultural programme in 2022?
Other events enjoyed by the course participants included ‘Tales from the British Isles’ with storyteller Su Squire, ‘Shakespeare and Other Folk’ with musician and ELT specialist Jeremy Harmer, stand-up comedy with Jamie Keddie, British Culture quizzes, bowling and laser quest!
Hold on - aren’t we forgetting something?
The NILE Online courses have a Social and Cultural Programme too! As well as various weekly activities for course participants to interact with at their own pace during the 8 weeks, such as Norwich museum virtual tours, recommendations of music by Norwich-based musicians, and various activities to promote wellbeing, the programme also included a live Cultural Exchange event which was the perfect opportunity for online course participants across the world to connect and get to know each other.
One highlight from the online Cultural Exchange events was a pertinent and honest discussion about the participants’ strategies for remaining resilient in the face of challenges, not least war and the global pandemic, and all alongside the more usual challenges of teaching. It was a special time of ‘building bridges, not walls’ which NILE hopes to continue to be part of in 2023.
We look forward to many more brilliant social experiences in 2023.