Local Events Bath

Lola Swift Hosts Yoga at the Pop-Up
10am - 11am

Find a little time for yourself amidst the pre-Christmas chaos..... 
Join us in the upstairs Studio at the Lola Swift Pop-Up boutique for an hour of centring yoga with George Healy. A certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, she is offering a course of 4 weekly classes that will stretch and challenge, release and relax the body so you enter the festivities feeling relaxed and healthy in mind and body.  The Lola Swift Pop-Up Studio is the perfect venue, centrally located in the vibrant shopping street of Northumberland Place. After yoga, you’re very welcome to join us for a coffee or refreshing herbal tea and enjoy the delights of the boutique at your leisure. Please reserve your space here and £6 will be payable at drop in. Alternatively, sign up for the 4 week course at a cost of £20. Cash only please.

The class welcomes those absolute beginners as an introduction to yoga or those with a little more yoga experience. 
Wear comfortable clothes you can move in (leggings or shorts for men are ideal) and bring a warm top layer and socks.
Mats and yoga props are provided. 

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!
Coffee and Networking at the Hub

One of our monthly drop-in coffee mornings; these are very informal networking forums, where you can come along and meet others who work in Tech in the region.

Whether you’ve just moved your business to the area and would like to build your network, or if you’re well established in the region – do feel free to pop down, have a coffee courtesy of those lovely people at the Guild Coworking Hub, and also a friendly chat.

The forum is there to connect people, spark ideas, and create introductions. At the very least the BathSPARK team will be there to have a chat and help connect you to the right people!

It’s also an opportunity for you to share ideas with the team for events and articles you’d like to see come to fruition over the coming few months.

We welcome your feedback as we’re always looking to build to improve and grow the SPARK offering.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Plus, to keep up to date with all the tech news, events and jobs in the area, join the TechSPARK mailing list.
Reducing Stress with Breath and Meditation
Bath Healthy & Happy Meetup

Our meetups are an opportunity to network with other like minded people and support each other on our healthy journeys! Over the coming months we will be looking for different speakers to share with the group on health related topics.

The way we breathe has an effect on all the systems in the body. It only takes minutes of conscious breathing to slow down the mind, relax tight muscles, lower blood pressure, improve the flow of oxygen to the brain, improve detoxification and increase the release of endorphins. With regular practice yogic breathing exercises clear blocked energy channels and increase vitality.

In this session we will focus on calming down the nervous system in times of stress. Our response to stress switches on the fight and flight response, which is useful in acute danger, but often becomes a chronic state leading to anxiety, sleeplessness and exhaustion. Using the breath as a tool we can reverse the stress response by activating the para-sympathetic nervous system to restore concentration and focus.

You will learn six effective techniques to incorporate into your lifestyle and to use in states of panic and stress anytime anywhere.

Bruni is a yoga, ayurveda and massage therapist based in Bradford on Avon. She is a senior trainer and visiting master for Ananda Spa in the Himalayas, Shanti Ananda Maurice, Six Senses and ITC hotels. For the last 15 years she worked with stressed business people, film crews, professional athletes, frustrated home makers, the rich and famous, disabled pensioners, children and mental health patients to support their journey to health, happiness, connection and peace of mind.

Afterwards there will be an opportunity to network over a cuppa or stay and join us for a festive lunch.

This event is £5 and includes a cuppa (availble in the Pavillion)

Any questions please contact Tanya on 07557337363.

Health & Happiness

The Meetup Team
Content - How to Plan, Create and Execute Great Social Media Marketing Posts
12pm - 1:30pm

Being able to consistently publish high-quality content on your social media profiles puts you in a fantastic position to turn your page fans in to paying customers. Whether your key focus is brand awareness, getting more traffic to your website, or increasing engagement with your target audience, learning the skills to plan exactly what to post and how to post it will ensure social media adds real value to your overall digital marketing strategy.

The Fundamentals of Content Marketing
Content Examples
What Content Works Best on Social Media?
Sales Funnel Content
Optimising Content For Each Platform

The session will include 60 minutes training followed by a 30-minute workshop and Q&A where we can discuss your needs and answer any questions you have.
The session has limited numbers to make sure you all get time to discuss your specific requirements and get the most from the training. This will also be a great networking opportunity with likeminded businesses.
Refreshments and nibbles will be provided.
Training slides will be emailed to you after the session.
Discounted Bulk Buying options available - Contact us for details

The Fundamentals of Content Marketing
Content Examples
What Content Works Best on Social Media?
Sales Funnel Content
Optimising Content For Each Platform
A taste of Arab culture
12:15pm - 1:05pm

Come and have a taste of Arab culture!
Bath Wreath Making Workshop
1pm - 3pm

Wreath Making-
Come along and make a stunning Christmas wreath using only British foliage with the help from our friends at Jennibloom Flowers. Perfect to give any home a festive finishing touch. All equipment provided.
Finding jobs abroad workshop
2:15pm - 3:05pm

Have you ever considered working abroad but you are not sure how to start? We will look at different student case studies and discuss in groups what is important to consider when thinking of applying for a job abroad.

Silcox Son & Wicks Christmas Party
4pm - 8pm

You're invited to join us on 7th December for delicious mince pies, a glass or two of Prosecco and even a little Christmas music.This is an exclusive invite only event and promises to be a fantastic festive evening.We'll be open late until 8pm on the 7th of December and we'll be offering all of our special guests 20% off everything in store. This includes sofas, tables, chairs, beds and much more!Plus if you spend £50 or more we'll give you one of our fun cushions absolutely free! An ideal little treat for yourself, friends or family.
For more information please visit our luxury furniture store online at silcox.co.uk
Narrating the Self: Writerly and Readerly Challenges in Contemporary Women’s Texts
4:15pm - 6:45pm

Three talks by Tiziana de Rogatis (University for Foreigners of Siena), Sandra Daroczi (University of Bath) and Lise Koebel (University of Bath) on narrating the self by contemporary women writers Elena Ferrante, Julia Kristeva, Marie Darrieussecq and Janet Frame, followed by some wine and cheese. 
Language Exchange Evening
5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Language Exchange evening will welcome existing and new members in this first ‘face to face’ event. This will be a great opportunity for you to make new friends and find native speakers in the language you are learning. You will have a chance to play games, practise your language skills and share cultural interests. Refreshments will be served during this event.
Popping up at Verve for Christmas!
6pm - 8pm

As we enter the Silly Season, we invite you to come and shop in peace and quiet, away from the hustle of the High Street! Join us as we open late on December 7 for a glass of fizz, some delicious craft chocolate (more on that later) or a warming hot chocolate and enjoy special discounts on what, in our humble opinion, is the best selection of unique Christmas gifts in town!
We've been busy putting together a series of Pop Up Collections, which include unique and stylish lifestyle ranges, and sit rather well alongside our equally unique and stylish furniture and homeware offerings. And because it's Christmas, there's also some carefully selected fun and festive decorative accents to enhance your home....So whether it's a treat for yourself or a gift for a loved one - or both?! - we guarantee there'll be something to tempt you. And you won’t find any of it elsewhere in Bath!

We’re also delighted to announce that Tracy Chapman, international judge, accredited chocolate taster and founder of Chocolate Voyage will be running a chocolate and bubbles tasting session, kicking off at 6.30 on December 7. Plus its the last chance to sign up to win your own private wine /chocolate tasting session ( for up to 8 people), as we will be announcing the winners on the night...
You wont want to miss this one, so click now to reserve your space !
See you soon.
Jacqui & Michelle

December social
Bath & Bristol Young Professionals Social Circle

Graze is a nice sociable venue for post-work drinks. After that we'll probably head to the top of town for some cocktails. Come along and make some new friends!
Bath Wine Club Presents: Xmas Wine Tasting at The Chequers, Bath
7pm - 10pm

In case you missed our last Christmas wine tasting events! Find the perfect Christmas gift or your new favourite tipple to enjoy over the festive season at our second Club Christmas wine tasting!
Open to wine lovers of all levels, our monthly wine club will be exploring 7 hand-selected wines ideal for the Christmas season. We'll help you choose the right wine to go with your turkey, a great gift for your loved one, or simply introduce you to exciting new wines.
INCLUDED: All of the wines will be paired with cheese, supplied by Nibbles Cheesemongers.
The evening will be hosted by award-winning local wine writer Ben Franks from Novel Wines. We're a very friendly bunch so come along and get involved!
THURSDAY 7 December 2017 at The Chequers Pub, Bath at 7pm.
Tickets strictly limited.
*Become a member for £20/mo. Subscribe to the Bath Wine Club: Please email us at hello@novelwines.co.uk or telephone us on 01225667311.

Lets Drink and Chat!
Bath Wine Meetup

Hi All!

Hope you're all enjoying this drizzly weather! ;-/

Firstly, thanks again to those who came to the first meetup- lovely to meet and chat to like minded ladies!

With December being a busy time for everyone, thought it would be good to meet early on- get us all in the festive spirit!.

Had some great suggestions for books to discuss:

"The Break"- Marian Keyes seems a popular choice and has good reviews. This is a new author to me so excited to see what she's like!

I thought i'd stick with the Westgate as i know its easy and accessible and has plenty of space.

I know it's quite short notice and not everyone will have time to buy/ read the book, but as before- please come along anyway!

For those who couldn't make the last meetup or have just joined: You are very welcome!

Hopefully see you all there!
Sexual Harassment and Gender Fluidity
Bath Philosophy & Debate Group
7:30pm - 10pm

Please read: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1b11NvR21gTDyuNdzqvI1MyIBRYNqdK18

New members please read About Us

---Note this is at The Rising Sun pub---

On the night please:

-Sit in a circle and speak to the whole circle; one conversation at a time
-Aim for equal airtime; points should be:
*Clearly-structured and
-Arrive early to order drinks

The host moderates but peer-moderation is encouraged
CHARITY PUB QUIZ- St. James' Wine Vaults BATH
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
8:15pm - 10:30pm

CHARITY PUB QUIZ - By popular demand


ARRIVE EARLY to grab seats please - 8pm would be good for those who can.

Starts 9pm sharp.

Each team member pays £1.

1st place - £25.
2nd place - bottle of wine or a box of chocolates.
3rd place - a box of chocolates.

BONUS: Snowball at the end with rolling cash prize if not won.

This is a good quality quiz with variety.

Full details: http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/Charity.html

Supporting Dorothy House & Julian House Charities.

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.