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All the events are carefully planned and organised by the Russian Language Centre.
Walk around Bolton Abbey, June 2011
The most popular events so far have been country walks in beautiful surroundings. The video above was made in June 2011. The walk was 7,5 miles long (12 km) and lasted about 5 hours. Bolton Abbey, or remains of thereof, have been the inspiration of many - poets, artists, photographers and authors generally. The walk took us past the ruins, over the moorland, through the woodland and along the River Wharfe. The route took us through a narrow rocky gorge - The Strid, where most picturesque views unfolded.
Russian Style BBQ, summer 2011
Every summer we organise an all-day BBQ. The video above shows one of these events last year. There were over 30 people present. About 200 items of food, including chicken, prawns, burgers, sausages and many more, have been prepared on a BBQ. The event started in the afternoon and continued well into past midnight. House parties like these are for Full Members of the Russian Social Club ONLY!
Russian Conversation Club in Aastoria
Once a week, usually on a Sunday afternoon, members of the Club meet in various locations around Manchester. One of our meeting spots used to be the Ukrainian restaurant Aastoria. When we meet, we pick a theme to discuss, for example, Presidential election in Russia, or marriage of Pugachova to Galkin and we talk about it both in Russian and in English. The video above is one of such meet-ups.
Trip to Andy Warhol Exhibition in Lowry Centre
Occasionaly members are taken to cultural events in Manchester and beyond. A trip to the famous Lowry Centre in Salford Quays on July 3, 2011 was one of such events. Andy Warhol was leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. The exhibition displayed some of his most famous work including the portrait of Marilyn Monroe that sold for millions. Somehow the members didn't warm to the pieces of art at the exhibition. However, the drinks session that followed made up for it, or at least made us forget that we had actually paid to see that…
A game of Croquet on 'Black Rock Beach' in Wales
On July 8, 2011 members of the Russian Club were taken to Wales for a three day camping event. The video above is a glimpse into the many activities that were organised. Croquet is a lawn game played as a recreational pastime or as a competitive sport. It involves hitting wooden balls with a mallet through the hoops embedded into the grass. Playing games is an ideal way to practise your Russian langauge speaking skills because the language is often repetitive. All you need to do is listen and repeat!!!
Camping in Beddgelert, Wales
This was a fantastic weekend away with a lot of fun and frolics! This was on July 8, 2011. Three days and two nights were spent in tents in fresh air. Everyone was encouraged to bring food and drinks to share and we had plenty of both. Some studies of foreign language acquisition show that small amount of alcohol takes the barriers off which means people are less worried about making mistakes when speaking a foreign language. This theary was tested during this weekend and proven to be working.
Camping in Beddgelert, Wales
The second night camping went really well. The weather was fantastic, the food excellent and the company pleasant. Russian was spoken all the time and at the end of the evening there was some improvised singing. It was very exciting to see how much fun people from different countries can have! Join in!
Agricultural Show in Bingley, UK
Agricultural Shows is such a British thing!! They are an important part of cultural life in small towns and villages. It's a public event showcasing the equipment, animals, sports and recreation associated with agriculture and animal husbandry. Competitions taht are included are varied: from cat and dog shows to sheepdog trials. There are also usually a lot food and drink stalls where you can buy and try produce from local farms. The video above shows a trip to one of such Shows.
A trip to Portmeirion, Wales
Portmeirion is a popular tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village and is now owned by a charitable trust. The village is absolutelly stunning! Very much recommendedfor all especially on a sunny day! All the members of the Russian Club loved the place and some even went back again with their families.
Last day camping in Beddgelerd, Wales
On the last day of the camping weekend members put away the tents, packed their goods and went on an old steamer train to Rhyd Ddu, where they had a short relaxing walk up a hill. It felt like the three days flew past in a moment. Great time, lots of memories and lots of Russian language speaking!
Social Club

Just imagine how quickly you would learn a language if you lived in the country where it is spoken! And how great it would be if it did not cost the earth! This is exactly what we had in mind when we developed the Russian Social Club. Socialising with the native Russian language speakers on regular basis, making Russian friends and learning about Russian culture can now be done in the UK! The club is a little Russia (strange as it might sound) in the heart of the UK - Manchester. It is attended by learners of all levels and by their family and friends.

The club has been in existence since September 2009. During this period many hundreds of meet-ups have taken place in and around Manchester. There are over 390 registered members. You do not need to apply for a Russian visa, buy a flight, book a hotel and take time off work to experience Russia, just become a Russian Language Enthusiasts! For just £45.00 annual membership, you can attend events throughout the year. You can also enjoy photographs and videos after each event and share them with your friends on social websites.
To get more information about the club and to see all the photos and videos, please follow the Meet-up link on this page.

The club's activities range from very popular country walks, cinema nights, exhibitions, house parties and weekends away. All the events are carefully planned and organised by the Russian Language Centre. Journalist style photographs are taken during the events, so that you remember the good times If you are interested in joining the Russian Social Club, please contact us either by phone on 07849-145-754 or info@russianlanguagecentre.co.uk email  for a friendly chat. We will do our best to help.

If you have further questions about any of our courses or activities, please, do not hesitate to contact us or request a call back. We will be happy to assist you.