Local Events Bath

Creative Bath Business Leaders' Breakfast
7:30am - 9am

Welcome to another monthly Creative Bath Business Breakfast! Our final breakfast of 2017 event will take place on Wednesday 6th December at the beautiful Igloo, located on North Parade within the Abbey Hotel, who are kindly sponsoring this event. The Creative Bath Business Breakfasts provide an important forum for senior-level discussion about current opportunities and challenges in our sector. They run monthly and are an excellent opportunity for networking, as well as round table discussion.Please note: this invitation is open to owners of local creative companies and senior managers; and to our Strategic and Anchor Partners. One guest per company.
If you’d like more information please contact info@creativebath.org
Bath Treasure Hunt with 20% off at the finishing Treasure (the pub)
10am - 10pm

The Great Game is a daily exciting Treasure Hunt that you do on your own time when ever you want around the beautiful City of Bath. Upon purchasing your ticket please email info@ggtreasurehunts.com to redeem. There a different tickets for different groups of people. 
Single route - for 1-2 people or 3-4 people is great for seeing the sights and using your brain.
Once the ticket is redeemed via email your treasure hunt pack will be mailed out to you so please provided your address in your email. Each pack includes discount wrist bands for each player, a clipboard, a real compass, a map, the clues sheet, a prize sheet, a brief history of Bath and a pen.
Let us know the time you wish to begin your hunt and we will book you a table at the finishing "Treasure" a historic Bath Pub steeped in History, where you will 20% off your food and drink bill.
The Hunt starts at Bath Train Station and takes roughly 2-3 hours to complete, solving clues and riddles and puzzles as you wind through Bath viewing the sites of the city and trying to find the "Treasure" - The pub, where you simply show your Treasure Hunt wrist band to the staff to get your 20% discount on your food and drink bill.
You will be sure to have a fantastic half day or evening out!
Festive Print Making Workshop
10:30am - 12:30pm

Design and create anything and everything you need for the festive season using lino and other materials. Under professional supervision create your own printing stamp in any motif and use it to print cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, personalised prints, festive bunting and more.
All materials included no experience necessary. 
Children over 12 may attend this course if accompanied by a fee paying adult.
Discover China - 3 British students’ experiences
12:15pm - 1:05pm

Experiencing China through the eyes of students - three British students' unique experiencesin China from 2013 to 2017, from Guilin to Tibet.
Discovering Spain (language, food & culture)
12:15pm - 1:05pm

Come along and learn how to meet people in Spanish and... order a drink!
Bath Assessment Centre 2.0
1:15pm - 4:30pm

Due to popular demand and huge success at our previous Bath Assessment Centre, the CTA is delighted to announce that we are coming back with an improved, longer and more intense assessment centre. Also, on huge intrest from both Bath students and partnered compnaies, we will be recruiting for more work experience opportunities in roles such as Marketing, Strategy Consulting, IP Consulting, Financial Analysts, Business Development and Project Management.
This 3-hour Assessment Centres would typically mimic that of leading consultancy and financial firms, testing key skills which most consultancies, financial institutions and start-ups will look for through psychometric tests, group exercises, individual case-studies and interviews. Each student will be provided with generic feedback and a personality scorecard.
The CTA, in association with a sister company called Wintern, has taken an initiative to provide various SMEs and Start-ups across the UK with pre-vetted interns from University of Bath amongst other top-tier universities. This pool of pre-qualified candidates, available for short-term internships, is created from students who have attended and succeeded at their assessment centres, coached and assessed by their highly-experienced ex-“Big4” trainers.
Ceramic Workshop
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Led by Master Ceramicist Amy Palmer Fry, be inspired by the festive seasonusing white earthenware ceramic to create amazing festive pieces. Add gold, silver or copper leaf to create decadent items such as wall hangings, tree decorations, personalised ceramic gift tags or Christmas garlands.
Children twelve years or over may attend the course if accompanied by a fee paying adult. 
All materials included, no experience necessary.
How to use apps to learn a language
2:15pm - 3:05pm

uTalk - the creators of a language learning app that now offers the biggest range of languages in the world  - unveiltheir secrets for success. Language expert, Nat Dinham, will lead this interactive workshop demonstrating how the app works and seeing if, even in less than an hour, you can feel more confident to start talking a few words ina new language. Come along, try it out and you stand to win some goodies too.
Town Hall discussions - transformation of our curricula and assessment
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Professor Peter Lambert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) invites academic staff and all those involved in supporting and delivering learning and teaching to join us at one of our 'town hall' open forums to discuss the next phase of our education strategy.

Please join us at one of the following discussions:

Wednesday 6 December, 2:30-3:30pm, Weston Studio, The Edge [FULLY BOOKED]
Thursday 14 December, 10:15-11:15am, Arts Lecture Threatre, The Edge - Places available

We will be sharing our plans to transform curricula and assessment across our UG and PGT programmes by 2020/21. This is also an opportunity for you to contribute to our plans.

 RSVP: To help give us an idea of numbers, please register your attendance by clicking the green button above. Many thanks.

Midweek Coffee
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
3pm - 4:30pm

Enjoy relaxed conversation and coffee or tea at this delightful venue in Bath. The numbers for this meetup are limited so with a bit of luck we will all be able to sit and talk together in a group.

NOTE: This event is at the Boston Tea Party at the top of town near the Assembly Rooms, not at the one in Kingsmead Square!
Festive fun in the Commons: Celebrate and sing-a-long!
5pm - 6:30pm

Doctoral students one and all are cordially invited by the Doctoral College and the PGA to join us on 6 December for a festive and FREE get together.
Mince pies, nibbles, hot and cold drinks, seasonal cheer and festive songs aplenty in The Commons. (We'd also like you to give us a hand decorating the Christmas tree). We do hope you can make it. Register so we know how many pies we need...!  And if you would be happy to jingle a bell or lead a song or two, please do get in touch.
Future Skills - Succession and Progression with Apprenticeships
5:30pm - 8pm

Did you know that apprenticeships can be used to support the personal development of your existing staff and there's funding available to support with the costs?
Join us at this free event to find out how apprenticeships can support with succession planning and growth aspirations of your business.
Whether you are a large or small business, your staff are the most valuable asset to your company. Investing in their personal development not only boosts morale loyalty and engagement, but with sufficient planning, you can address skills gaps and create a clear route for progression. 
Hear from Paul Roberts, Managing Director of Early Talent Consulting, who will guide you on understanding how apprenticeships can be used to up-skill your existing workforce and why it is important to plan for the future.
Paul has led the Early Careers proposition for one of the world’s largest organisations for the last 10 years, before setting up his own consultancy to help others in the graduate and apprenticeship talent market. He has worked on a number of Apprenticeship Trailblazer groups, creating new Apprenticeship Standards up to degree level. Paul was recognised last year as one of the Top 30 people to know in Apprenticeship Recruitment, at number 2, and has even debated the merits of Apprenticeships at the European Parliament in Brussels. 
He is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), where he has been part of the steering group that is transforming the organisation into the Institute of Student Employers to more accurately reflect the changing roles of its membership.
Paul has voluntary experience in the education sector having served as a school governor for over ten years and been a Director of two Multi-Academy Trusts. He is also an Enterprise Advisor for the Careers & Enterprise Council helping schools to provide appropriate careers advice strategies that connect students and businesses to increase employment prospects for young people.
We also want to hear from you as employers and will be asking the following questions through brief, facilitated round table discussions:

What are the barriers for small businesses when it comes to succession planning?
What’s missing in terms of technical and specialist qualifications needed to support progression?

Business West also want to explore your organisation's general recruitment, skills and training needs. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and every company that completes it will be entered in to a prize draw to win a £200, £75 or £50 for either Amazon vouchers or a Cabot Circus gift card. Take the survey today.
Please note: This event is for West of England (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire & North Somerset) professional and financial businesses only. Places are limited. We may only be able to offer one place per organisation/training provider.
#skillswest #wegrowthhub
Winter Celebrations
5:30pm - 8pm

The International Winter Celebrations event will be opened by Peter Lambert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching). Come along and enjoy a beautiful singing performance by Aquapella and an exciting demonstration of Capoeira by the Capoeira Society. Aquapella was the winner of the UK round of the ICCA championship this year. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian dance/fight which blends harmoniously music, dance, acrobatics and martial arts. A number of Societies will also be present to talk about their customs and festivities at this time of the year. Ethnic food will be served to spice up this diverse cultural evening.
Let's build a block chain - Project time #4
Bath JS
6pm - 8pm

Blockchain has been more widely known for its use in BitCoin and other cryptocurrencies but the underlying technology has a lot more usage than just currency. The latest ideas ranging from managing music and composer details to tracking the design process.

We want to explore this technology by building something simple over a few evening sessions where we track the ownership in a secure and effective way.

What are we planning to do?

Have a bite to eat and then get started with the following (Yes, food will be provided!)

Session 1

• A quick overview of blockchain

• Decide on a goal for the sessions

• Build a simple blockchain for house ownership

• Build a crowdsale blockchain

• Shall we spend our time creating the underlying blockchain functionality and work out how to distribute it between us

• Or shall we use an existing blockchain platform like Etherium and learn how to program it and give it rules

• Split into any teams we might need and GO!

Session 2 and 3

Continue coding from Session 1

Session 4

Finish off and review what we have learnt

We are not leaving you hanging out dry, so here are a few links and reads to get you started and prepared:


A lot of these have come from https://www.meetup.com/simpleweb/events/243388348/ so thanks to them :)

Definitely, try and watch the first video before (it's not long)

Blockchain 101 – a visual demo [video]

Ethereum for dummies [video]

More information


Step-by-Step Guide: Getting Started with Ethereum Mist Wallet




Ethereum.org - tools for getting set up with Ethereum

multichain.com - helps organizations to build and deploy blockchain applications with speed.


Ethereum programming 101 tutorial: https://github.com/makoto/london-ethereum-codeup/blob/master/tutorials/truffle.md
Film: Filmstars don't die in Liverpool
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society

Join me at the Little Cinema to see this before it disappears...https://www.empireonline.com/movies/film-stars-die-liverpool/review/.
Arrange your own tickets and meet outside or just inside the door if raining at 6pm. Programme starts 6.15.
Plenty Festive Wine Tasting - Xmas Wine & Gourmet Bruschetta Night
7pm - 10pm

Join award-winning wine writer Ben Franks from Novel Wines and awesome gourmet bruschetta chef Martin Brown from Plenty for an 5-course wine & bruschetta tasting menu on Weds 6 December at The Green Bird Café in Bath.
Throughout the night Ben will introduce you to 8 unique, stunning wines from the hand-selected range, all paired with Martin's delicious gourmet bruschetta small plates.
Tickets for this event are strictly limited. If you have dietary requirements please email us at hello@novelwines.co.uk before you book a ticket.

Baccala with queen scallops
Braised pork shoulder with celeriac remouluade
Roasted butternut squash with brillat-savarin
Venison with blackberries and pink peppercorn
Dark chocolate and candied fruit

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
You must be 18 or over.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is limited parking near the venue that is free after 7pm.
What can I bring into the event?
You don't need to bring anything to the event. We supply all the wine, food, glassware and tasting notes. You may want to bring a pen if you're going to make notes!
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email us: hello@novelwines.co.uk or call us: 01225667311
What's the refund policy?
Strictly 30 days.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
That's fine, please ask the attendee to quote the booker's name on arrival.
Free Meditation & Yoga – just show up–we start on Wednesday in Bath 7.30pm
Free Meditation & Yoga Bath
7:30pm - 9pm


Hello there! - We'd like to welcome you to Free weekly meetings hosted by Michael, Bernard which take place at the:

John Williams Room (2nd Floor), United Reformed Church Halls, Grove St, Bath, BA2 6PJ,

on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.00pm

With Sahaja Yoga Meditation we normally sit on chairs to achieve yoga, effortlessly & spontaneously. No Mats or special clothing required.

All across the globe, many are seeking new sources of energy. Meanwhile, the most transformative energy of all is hiding in plain sight, within us. It's natural, sustainable, and infinitely renewable. It's called inner kundalini energy. And everyone already has it — everyone!. It is often likened to an inner feminine or motherly energy which automatically knows about us and what is needed to help us restore balance and harmony within our subtle being. It works spontaneously, effortlessly, organically and cannot be paid for.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple time-honoured technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.

If you're having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Yoga Meditation might well help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You may enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.

Meditation is not just for mystics and monks. Sahaja Yoga meditation is for everyone. Anyone can do it. It's that easy. But with the Sahaja Yoga experience, you'll quickly realise, it isn't your typical Meditations 'R Us type class. It's much more than just feeling peaceful and relaxed. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has many layers, varied and deep. Explore at your own pace, in your own way. Our volunteer experts are always available to help.

Ready to plug into your inner energy? A Sahaja Yoga Meditation class is a great way to start. A few minutes of your life may be all it takes to connect to your inner energy and light the path to lifelong transformation. Sahaja Yoga is more than a temporary solution or quick relief — it is a journey, rather than a destination. It's all about energy — guaranteed pure and carbon neutral. You can never have too much of it.

The best part? All classes are free. No strings, no catch.
Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend, bring your self — all are welcome.

We have a web site here in London too which you can visit for more info about weekly meetings: www.sahajayogalondon.co.uk

Join us on Facebook and Twitter

Long Running Events:

Carol-singing for Save Bath Library
2nd December - 9th December

Join us outside the Guildhall on the following dates:
Sat 2nd December and Sat 9th December

To learn more go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/SaveBathLibrary/
4 Week Ski Fitness
20th November - 18th December

The 4 week Course will get those Ski Legs back in no time
The Package includes:
1x 45 Minute PT session
Fitness Tips for skiing, and recovery handouts for the slopes 
3 x Group Fitness Sessions
Tuesday 12.00-12.30 HIIT session
Thursday 6.30-7.30pm Legs/Core Strength
Friday 12.00-12.30 HIIT
Can be made at Vibe Fitness HQ
4 week Weight Loss Course
20th November - 18th December

This 4 week course gives you all the motivation you need to start making positive changes in your health and fitness
The package includes
1x45 minute PT session per week
handouts, workouts that can be done at home.
As many group fitness sessions as you can manage.
Monday 6-7pm
Tuesday 12.30-1pm 
Wednesday 6-7pm
Friday 7am-7.45am
Friday 12.30-1pm
Sat 9.30-10.00am
Can be made on site at Vibe Fitness HQ
Pencil To Paint
27th September - 13th December

“I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck.”
Francis Bacon on Matthew Smith (1909-1992)
For most of us, our relationship with art begins with a line. We take a pencil or a crayon and delineate our idea. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in. In the experience of many, that attempt leads only to disappointment. We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference?
This ten week course explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to provide a bridge between the two disciplines. Beginning with simple pencil studies, we will then develop our work in both charcoal and ink, gaining confidence in our abilities, before embarking on five weeks of painting in bold colour.
This course is open to all-comers and is ideal for beginners or those who wish to take their art in a new direction. 
Topics will include:
Line, measurement and proportion
Tonal value
Colour: theory and mixing
Tables and chairs and a roll of newsprint paper are provided. Please bring a drawing board, paper or pad and your preferred drawing media. Materials required for sessions using colour will be discussed nearer the time.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.
16:30 to 18:00
Wednesdays  27 September; 04, 18 October; 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 November; 06, 13 December 2017
Membership - Bath Business Partnership
12th February - 2nd January

This is not a one off event. Membership is £600 per year and can be payable annually. This includes 4 dinners per year with guest speakers from the political and business world at each dinner.  There will also be an opportunity for each dinner to be sponsored. 
Bath needs small and medium size companies to prosper; they are the backbone of our economy. Bath Business Partnership has been established to promote the interests of businesses within Bath.
We believe it is vitally important that our politicians understand the wide range of issues confronting businesses. I hope you will become a member of the Bath Business Partnership and through meetings with the people that influence our business community from both the political and business world that you will take the opportunity to acquaint them with your company’s positions.
You will have an opportunity to express your views on the way government treats small to medium businesses, what restricts their growth and how the future wealth generators of the country are affected by legislation.
The Bath Business Partnership will also provide an exclusive forum for companies to promote their products and services and to network with other business people to share expertise and knowledge.
We will be seeking to appoint founding patrons to the club that are successful local business people as well as local members. 
For more information, please contact Léonie Spencer directly at bathbusinesspartnership@gmail.com

There are 4 high quality dinners per year in Bath. These will be held at prestigious locations. Club membership includes all food and drink with no extra charge, and the menus and bar are of a high standard commensurate with members inviting their clients, family or personal guests. There is no fundraising of any nature at the dinners.
We have agreements from a number of high profile speakers from the political and business world to attend future dinners. These include:
11th May Dinner - Chris Skidmore - Member of Parliament (MP) for Kingswood, South Gloucestershire and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He is a regular guest on BBC political programmes, such as The Daily Politics, and sits on the Commons Select Committee on Education.
September 2017 - To be announced
December 2017 - To be announced
It would be helpful to know who our members would find it useful to hear from so we can take this into account when planning  future speakers.
There is always plenty of time to ask questions and have discussions with our attending guests and politicians. There will be opportunities to sponsor dinners and become a patron.
All proceeds after the costs of the events etc. go to Bath Conservative Association. We really believe that the Conservative Party is the Party for Business, and are very proud of this.