Social Activities

TRIPS 2019
WE are currently proposing four trips for the upcoming months. 
March: A trip to London for our teenage members led by Kathryn and Erica, to help them put their English into practice

May: A weekend in Naples, as part of our "Grand Tour" project, visiting cities that fascinated the Victorian tourists, lots of fun and games in English are planned, as well as eating pizza, of course!!

October: A ten day trip to New England to see the autumn foliage in its multicoloured glory

Spring 2020 : The Jurassic Coast Trip which we had originally proposed for June 2019 has been moved to April 202

Social Evenings

From September to May, once a month, our members come together to celebrate a theme night  which included many fun games and interactive activies focused around British and American English Culture!

Past events: Click here for full photo galleries!

September-May, "socinights"
STAGE FRIGHT NIGHT!

STAGE FRIGHT NIGHT!

Our newest members joined us for the last social evening before the summer to create and act in a performance of their choice. It was a warm, fun, and hilarious way to use our English together

Escape English Link!

Escape English Link!

This was a particularly interesting night at English Link. It was filled with double agents, secret codes, poison and clues! Luckily, everyone survived!

Scout Badge Night

Scout Badge Night

What a fun trip to check out the expo of American Culture! There was delicious typical food, line dancing showcases, Native American booths and so much more!

A day in the park!

A day in the park!

Last week we spent a lovely afternoon in the park with kids playing games in English and finishing the hour with a delicious ice cream!

Oscar Night 2017

Oscar Night 2017

Thank you to our actors and actresses who came out for a fun night of film quizzes, charades and a grand acting competition. We had a lot of laughs while our members performed scenes for the awards of Best Thriller, Best Romantic Drama, Best Musical or Dance Performance, and Best Fight Scene!

Snowman Pizzas!

Snowman Pizzas!

We love cooking in English and so do the kids! They were extra creative today as they prepared the ingredients and cooked some snowman pizzas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all our members! We hope you enjoy the holidays with your family!

Autumn Festival 2016!

Autumn Festival 2016!

Celebrating the autumn season at the beautiful Agriturismo Cantina Boriassi.

USA Social Evening

USA Social Evening

Have you ever wondered if you're a democrat or a republican? Do you know which candidate you would vote for in the 2016 USA Presidential Election; Clinton or Trump? Look no further than English Link's USA Social Evening! We divided members into democratic and republican parties and tested their knowledge of the fifty states. The republicans were victorious in winning the most states. However, we held an official election at the end of the night...and Clinton won unanimously! Congrats democrats!

Borghese nel sogno della solidarietà

Borghese nel sogno della solidarietà

We had a wonderful time at the charity dinner in Borghetto benefitting the villages affected by the earthquakes. Thank you for your love and support! Venerdì 9 settembre alle ore 20,00 presso il Centro Storico di Borghetto di Menù: penne all'amatriciana, porchetta o asado (lo definiremo a breve) con patate fritte e dolci.

Excursion to Campo Cecina

Excursion to Campo Cecina

Una bella gita a Campo Cecina, guidato da Gianmatteo. La camminata fino ai prati é veramente semplice, in circa 20 minuti siamo arrivati. Pranzo al sacco sul prato è il top! W si vuole camminare un altro po' si raggiunge il monte Borla con una mezzora in più di passeggiata.

Battle of The Sexes

Battle of The Sexes

What better way to finish up the year with the ultimate Battle of The Sexes! Men and women competed against one another in categories such as Intelligence, Home Skills, Grooming Skills, Communication and Creativity! Who won? THE WOMEN DUH! However, English Link would like to give a round of applause for each of the participants. Great job and thank you for the laughs.

Dates Bingo

Dates Bingo

What is Queen Elizabeth's Birthday? When did the Berlin Wall come down? What date was the first Beatles album released? These are just a few examples of historical moments we touched upon during January's Social Evening. Thank you to the members who particiated!

The Commonwealth of England

The Commonwealth of England

Thank you to our members who came out to our Social Evening which involved a little geography, history and political knowledge of the Commonwealth of England!

Christmas Aperitif

Christmas Aperitif

Merry Christmas to all our members and their families! We hope you have a wonderful holiday break and Happy New Year! See you in 2016.

Thanksgiving Feast!

Thanksgiving Feast!

WOW! We ate a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast in Tellaro with over forty members of English Link. The dinner consisted of mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, corn, brussels sprouts, stuffing, ham, cranberry sauce, gravy, apple pie and pumpkin pie! Thanks to everyone who helped cook this fantastic meal!!

Autumn Festival 2015

Autumn Festival 2015

We had a wonderful Autumn Festival with our members in the NEW English Link! The night was filled with Autumn Trivia, Songs, and Scattegories and a Pumpkin Carving Contest! Congratulations to the winners!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from the EL Zombies!

Summer Fete Night

Summer Fete Night

We had a wonderful time celebrating the start of summer with our members! Summer Fete was a night of traditional British games played during the sunny season. These games included a fruit taste testing contest, guess what is inside the beach bag, make a spoon dolly out of random crafts, arm wrestling , musical combs and the lower and higher card game! Thanks for coming out!!

Voices Off!

Voices Off!

This Shakespearian themed night was created by a member of our Consiglio named Virginia! Virginia is a talented actress and held major roles in local shows featured in the La Spezia theater. Each of our members were separated into two casts and had to memorize a section from The Merchant of Venice and Romeo and Juliet. Later they performed their acts for the other groups...all in ENGLISH! It was a theatrical night filled with drama, romance, and betrayal!

USA vs. UK

USA vs. UK

English Link has a new member from Florida in the United States of America! Therefore, we decided to have an epic battle between British and American culture. We had our members try and guess the ingredients inside traditional British and American foods. They had to say whether city or states names were British or American. We also played a game with British flags and students had race to correct flag by answering which country had a particular landmark, food, or festival. It was fantastic!

Big Fat Quiz of The Year

Big Fat Quiz of The Year

Thanks everybody for coming. It was a fun night testing our knowledge on 2014. See you all soon!

Mowtown night 2014

Mowtown night 2014

Well this was what we were doing in June! we had a music history lesson in the form of various activities and then learnt a load of really elegant dance moves from the sixties – which explains why the photos are blurred! Yes, we know, we say it every time but we really did have a lot of fun. We also have videos of you all dancing and if you pay us enough we won’t publish them.

Native New Yorkers

Native New Yorkers

We had a hilarious evening finding out about New York and playing games, thanks for all the wonderful food you brought and especially thanks to Pietro for his time and infinite patience with those of us who are off to the Big Apple in March!

Thanksgiving Supper

Thanksgiving Supper

Well no one brought 4 deer for the feast but soon much wonderful food was brought in by our members – delicious! We made the right decision to choose Italy to establish our colony ;) Thank you to everyone who participated with such good-humour, kindness and wit. it was a lovely evening and we were so pleased to see so many of you, in spite of the weather! photos will follow soon. Congratulations to Franco who won the lottery for the EL Thanksgiving Hamper!

Re-United Kingdom

Re-United Kingdom

Dopo il recente voto per l’independence della Scozia dal Regno Unito ci è sembrato il caso di festeggiare il fatto che, per ora almeno, siamo ancora insieme. Venite a partecipare ad una serata in tono scherzoso sull’unione e sulle divergenze, sui costumi, sulla storia, sul cibo e sulle bevande dei paesi che compongono il nostro United Kingdom. Come spesso accade, mangeremo insieme un buffet, per cui chiediamo a tutti di portare un contributo. Se è in tema ancora meglio ma non è obbligatorio,

Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers

Believe it or not..we had a lot of fun on Sunday morning, working together to make the place look fresh and clean, while Kathryn cooked delicious English breakfasts! Designer, Electrician /Sardinian Ladder Dancer, Carpenters, Three men and a Coffee Table, Tea drinkers, Painters, Supervisors, Cooks, Cleaners, Filers, and Plumbers…….These are just a few of the “professions” we took on to get the jobs done!!! A HUGE big up to the whole team, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Asia Night

Asia Night

Abbiamo passato una serata dopocena di fotografie, curiosità e conversazione sui paesi dell’Asia, guidati dal nostro carissimo ed eccezionale amico e consigliere Sandro Zecchini. Gli auguriamo di fare tanti altri viaggi e di poi tornare a raccontarceli!!!

Graphic Design Contest

Graphic Design Contest

Pub Quiz

Pub Quiz

Thanks to all our members who came to our social evening last night, we had a lovely evening, fun and games and delicious food too!!

Carnival

Carnival

We had a very fun night celebrating the traditional Italian festival Carnival with our youngest EL members. We painted faces, dressed up, and enjoy many sweet treats!

Burns Night

Burns Night

Burns night focused

Book Crossing Night

Book Crossing Night

Thanks to everyone who came to share thoughts and pages read; an evening of talk, play and laughter.

Film Forum

Film Forum

Un sincero ringaziamento a Francesca, che ha fatto conoscere ai nostri soci il regista inglese Gaby Dellal, conosciuto per la sua direzione del film “On a Clear Day”. se avete la possibilità di noleggiarlo o acquistarlo fatelo, ne vale sicuramente la pena! Ci raccomandiamo che lo guardiate in lingua originale (con sottotitoli in inglese, ovviamente)!

Scuola Media Night

Scuola Media Night

Che bella serata passata insieme ai nostri ragazzi della medie e i rispettivi genitori, prima di tutto ringraziamo le mamme che hanno cucinato per noi, e sopratutto ringraziamo tutti i ragazzi che hanno reso la serata molto divertente. Abbiamo festeggiato la notte di Guy Fawkes (anche se con una settimana di ritardo) con giochi e quiz tutto in inglese. Alla prossima!

Halloween Night

Halloween Night

Fun and games for Halloween. Great evening spent with our members, thanks to everyone who came.

Christmas Party

Christmas Party

Buon Natale e Buon Anno a tutti i nostri soci! Un sincero ringraziamento a tutti per il vostro sostegno durante questo 2011, siamo pronti a ripartire per un nuovo anno ancor più ricco di iniziative ed eventi!