Local Events Bath

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!
BAPP Come and Play Christmas Fair
3:30pm - 5:30pm

BAPP's Christmas Fair and Come and Play with Santa's Grotto.
Tuesday 12th December 3.30 - 5.30pm at the Odd Down Community Centre. 
- Raffle, Santa, Games and crafts for all the family, table top sale with Christmas crafts and gifts (independent retailers and charities), face painting, hot food and drinks
*Please reserve tickets for Santa's Grotto and pay on the day. £3 per child with great gift!*
Have a look at some of our amazing raffle prizes: Spa days (Combe Grove Manor), Segway Experiences, Avon Valley day passes, £20 Pets at home voucher, £20 Meal at the Red Lion, £30 meal at Alice park, Free term of Trampolining, Free Bouncy hire voucher, bottles of Prosecco, chocolates, Christmas Hamper.... and plenty more!
‘The Politics of Flooding’ by Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader Green Party
4:30pm - 5:45pm

I-SEE Seminar
‘The politics of flooding’
Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader, Green Party
Abstract:  From Cumbria to Lancaster and Yorkshire to Cornwall, the UK has seen an increase of devastating floods hitting our communities. With predications stating that climate change alongside environmental destruction will make these extreme weather events more common and sever, then what can we do from a political, environmental and community perspective to ensure we are resilient against these disastrous events.
Biography:  Amelia’s three years as Green Party deputy leader have seen her work across the country, visiting hundreds of local campaigns, events and organisations. She works to raise awareness of local issues while campaigning for change on a national level.  She was elected in 2014 at the age of 29 while still a member of the Young Greens, and has used this platform to highlight problems affecting young people, from tuition fees to zero hour contracts.  She holds a BSc in Environmental Biology and MSc in Environmental Technology. She works across a wide range of social and environmental issues, with a particular focus on women’s rights, flooding, climate change and community resilience.
Prior discussions with afternoon tea in the Wessex Restaurant 16:00 - 16:25
I-SEE seminars are free and open for all to attend
NEDonBoard, Bath: Non-Exec Director Networking Event
6:30pm - 8:30pm

If you are committed to developing your portfolio career and are focused on establishing your NED and board level connections, we invite you to join our December NED event in Bath, with welcome drinks provided from 18:30, and guest speaker from 19:00.
Connection and Knowledge are essential aspects of building a non-executive director career and developing the right network is part and parcel of this.  
Developing your board level network with fellow NEDs, Chairmen, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, head hunters and board advisors is particularly important - many non-executive director roles, particularly within SMEs, come through those you know - you want to be known to them when their boards are looking to appoint a new NED.
If you're an experienced or aspiring non-executive director, you'll be interested to hear our experienced NED guest speaker's experiences and insight to complement this social NED networking evening.  
We look forward to welcoming you.
Hear what those who have attended NEDonBoard events previously: NED testimonials
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
team@nedonboard.com is the easiest way as we love to keep a record. Liv Noble is our event manager, Liv.noble@nedonboard.com.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, as long as you update the details before the event. There is a security check at the entrance of the building. We need all names before the event.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, just send us an email: team@nedonboard.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes or your ID.
What will be the format of the evening?
Guests are welcomed with a refreshment before an experienced NED will take to the stage and share their experiences.
Can I participate if I am not a NEDonBoard member?
Yes, you can attend events as a non-member. Our events are designed for, and will most benefit, aspiring and experienced non-executive directors, and board members. If you are serious about your non-exec career then we recommend you join NEDonBoard. You need to apply here: https://www.nedonboard.com/ 
How do I become a NEDonBoard member?
You need to apply at www.NEDonBoard.com. We reviewed each profile individually, the process can take up to 24h.
Celebration - Why? When? How?
Café Philo Bristol and Bath

Repeat of the event held in Bristol on the 7th.

With the festive season almost upon us again, lets pause to think about what we mean by "celebration". All cultures seem to do it for various reasons.

Why celebrate?

Do we really need to mark time somehow - annual events, life events to help us through transitions? Why?

Do we need annual reminders to show our appreciation of those who are important in our lives (mothers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothering_Sunday), fathers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father%27s_Day), lovers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day), women (https://www.internationalwomensday.com/), grandparents (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Grandparents_Day), volunteers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Volunteer_Day), farmers (https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-farmers-day-october-12/), artists (http://www.internationalartistday.com/)...)?

Just an excuse for a party?

In what ways does celebration aid social cohesion?

To what extent does it adversely emphasise how excluded some people are (the lonely, the homeless, those from different cultural traditions)?

How successfully can you celebrate something on your own?

When should we celebrate?

Significant life events? Achievements, rites of passage...

The changing of the seasons - especially in mid-winter.

Reminders of historical/religious events

Which ones are relevant to us now? Are there things we should celebrate which we don't? Or things we do celebrate that we shouldn't bother celebrating any more?

To what extent are celebrations foisted on us by cynical commercial considerations and societal norms?

How to celebrate?

Do we mark events in an appropriate way? Too much food, alcohol and consumerism perhaps, taking the place of less indulgent, but possibly more meaningful, participatory customs, rituals, observances and socially inclusive behaviour?

I anticipate that this relatively light-hearted topic will lead into a less formal social chit chat to round off our evening.

Join us to celebrate another successful year of Cafe Philo.

Note this venue asks for a donation of £7.50 for use of the room that they donate to their charity so if all attendees can chip in to cover this then that would be great :)

Long Running Events:

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.