Saturday, 24 October 2015

Back from Hibernation

At last our three-month hibernation is almost over. In July we were asked by our landlord to move to a small temporary unit as it seemed our offices had been leased out.
We have JUST got the keys to a much larger unit upstairs in the West Wing of 5th Avenue Plaza - right opposite our former location.

We will start moving things upstairs once the clocks change.... it will probably take around 2-3 weeks to get things back up and running, but w'll do it in style and you will be delighted with the results.

The space is large and open - not so many small offices as in the old unit, so we will probably have a separate room for all the children's books with the rest of the books in the open space. It's wonderfully light as there are windows on three sides....

Photos of empty offices are really not inspiring - it looks like every other purpose built 80s office suite..... First we will buy a couple of the lovely huge houseplants conveniently on offer at Lidl this week. Once it's looking intriguing, we'll post the pix.


While you're waiting, take a trip across the river and visit the fabulous Kittiwake Trust Multilingual Library on the Upper Level, Eldon Garden. It is beautiful, fragrant, relaxing, peaceful and totally gorgeous.  There are books in 54 languages and we are making it a place where we can connect language teachers with students and students with teachers.....
Some of the sessions may be held in the library annexe, Verb, right next to Bravissimo. Verb is also used for meetings of Beyond Borders, Culture Connect and Crossings. Let us know if you're looking for a nice place in the city centre to hold meetings, language classes or workshops. We particularly encourage events involving languages, words, learning.