Easter Bonnet Competition 2017

Spring is finally here, and that can only mean one thing – the school’s traditional Easter Bonnet competition! The event will be held on Wednesday 29th March at The Rock Centre, where our judges will choose the best bonnets of the bunch and the winners will receive assorted prizes.

We hope to see you there!


Fair Trade Stirling Ceilidh


It’s nearly ceilidh time once again! Free this Saturday (11th March)? Come and dance the night away at Chalmers Hall, Bridge of Allan to celebrate the end of Fairtrade Fortnight in style and help raise money for a farmers’ cooperative in Malawi to buy a solar irrigation pump for their fields.

The event begins at 7:30pm, with tickets costing £9 for adults, £6 for students and £3 for children – they are still available via Eventbrite here.

We hope to see you there!


A Week in the Life of the School

one-weekHere is a photographic record of 7 days in the life of the Stirling School of English. You may be surprised by the number & variety of the classes held by the School split over 5 sessions & 2 locations. Consistent is the enthusiasm of the students and the dedication of the tutors & other volunteers many of whom attend several sessions.

Check out the class photos here – to scroll through, click on the > at the right of the screen or press the right arrow key on your keyboard.

Music for Syrians Concert


Free this Saturday (4th March)? Come along to the Music for Syrians Concert, a fundraising concert in response to the Syrian crisis.
Featuring internationally renowned classical guitarist Ayman Jarjour, the concert will be held at Kippen Parish Church at 7:30pm. The suggested ticket donation for adults is £10. Wine, soft drinks and Syrian style snacks will be served. 
All proceeds will go to Medical Aid and Support for Syria, and Stirling Citizens for Sanctuary.
We hope to see you there!

Scottish-Syrian Ceilidh


Now that you’ve learned ceilidh dancing at last month’s Burns Supper and Ceilidh, why not come along and join in the fun at the Scottish-Syrian Ceilidh, held in support of Stirling Citizens for Sanctuary and Better Life 4 Syrian Children!

There are still tickets available for the event, which will be held between 6-10pm on Friday 3rd March 2017 at Victoria Halls, Dunblane. Tickets are by donation, and can be purchased in advance from Smallprint, Beech Road, Dunblane. You can also reserve tickets for pick up at the door on arrival by emailing scfs.events99@gmail.com, and you can make your donation then.

As well as raising funds, this is a golden opportunity to welcome Syrian friends in our area to their new home and appreciate live Scottish and Syrian music, song and dancing. Performers include young local instrumentalists, guitarist Ayman Jarjour, local folk singers, some of our Syrian friends, and a local ceilidh band. Supper will be provided, thanks to local caterers and friends. 

All proceeds will go to Stirling Citizens for Sanctuary and Better Life 4 Syrian Children.

We hope to see you there!