International Club of Berne

T.G.I.F! (Thank Goodness It’s Friday)

Friday, 8th September 2017 at 6:30pm

Location: Restaurant A Familia Portuguesa, Zähringerstrasse 15

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T.G.I.F! (Thank Goodness It’s Friday)

When            Friday, 8 September, from 18:30
Where           Restaurant Familia Portuguesa, Zähringerstrasse 15
Contact         Gerd Ulbers
Deadline        Registration is not required.
Come for a drink or a meal at this popular restaurant serving Portuguese and fish specialties. There is also a covered garden. See for details.  Afterwards, members are welcome at the nearby English-Speaking Club (


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Graham wrote
at 9:13am on Saturday, 9th September 2017
We were eight persons (never believe the RSVPs) - Peter, Pierre-Louis, Graham, Daiva after a long absence, Nazanin, Gerd, Emelia and Kaija
Graham wrote
at 1:34pm on Tuesday, 5th September 2017
Visit the English-Speaking Club. It is nearby, Mittelstrasse 55, Länggasse, 3012 Bern. The premises are open each Thiursday and Friday evening from 8 pm to midnight.

Following the rules for clubs of Berne, you should be a member or a guest of a member, to enter. Basic membership is free, premium membership gives various benefits. You can become a basic member by filling out the form on,

Here is their information about the ESCB, from

Bern’s one and only English Speaking Bar – since 1978
Mittelstrasse 55, 3012 Bern – Open every Thursday & Friday from 8pm.

The English Speaking Club of Bern was founded in 1978 as a meeting point for English speakers from all over the world. The ESCB purpose and aims are to:

Facilitate intercultural communication and understanding between persons of different languages & cultures
Foster the English language – open to everyone to improve their English conversation skills
Provide a platform for social activities and networking for native and non-native English speakers and occassionally other English speaking organisations in Bern.
Promote an informal, friendly and tolerant atmosphere
Create an appealing meeting point for all age groups

Members are mixture of native (UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand South Africa etc.) and non-native speakers of English from all over the world, who want to speak or practice English. There are lots of Swiss nationals and many Germans, Dutch, Scandanavians and non-europeans among our members and guests. Many people who turn up to the English Speaking Club are Swiss with roots in, or a special interest, or personal relationship with an English speaking country, many are also foreigners working in Switzerland – sometimes for many years.

Graham wrote
at 9:21am on Tuesday, 5th September 2017
Afterwards there is dancing. The Be-Bluesed workshop weekend starts with a party at Werkhof from 8 pm. And there is the Frühschicht disco at TanzLounge from 10 pm. Ask me if you want to be on the dancers mailing list. Graham

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By Graham on 26th July

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