Local Events Bath

The Vision and Practice of Making Disciples
9:30am - 4pm

This day will be an interactive exploration of discipleship and disciple-making. If making and growing disciples is our goal as churches on mission, what can we learn from Jesus’ own approach to discipleship?  What does discipleship mean and how do people become disciples?  How can we align church life around practices that help one another grow and mature as disciples?  What small changes can we make to the way we do things that will make the biggest difference?
A great way to start the year - reflecting and exploring how to turn vision into reality
Suitable for church leaders, leadership teams, small group leaders and anyone with a passion for discipleship and disciple-making

Richard's goal is for the day to be inspiring, practical, personally engaging, fun and relaxed - purposeful but not time pressured.  There will be a mix of learning and input, personal reflection and small group discussion and it is hoped that everyone will leave with a clear sense of what their next steps on the journey might be.
The coffee and pastries will be ready from 9.30am
RIBA South West (Bath) - Bringing your designs to life: how to integrate green infrastructure elements
2pm - 4:30pm

Considered and well-designed green elements can lead to successful projects for the public and other end-users. This seminar will provide you with strategies for the design, installation and maintenance of urban green infrastructure, their benefits in terms of approaches and techniques, and how these relate to the planning system. 
This interactive seminar provides you with the opportunity to participate in discussions and a workshop, which will enable you to consider issues and opportunities and potential applications with your peers. The atmosphere will be relaxed, with each segment followed by a collaborative Q&A session, which will give you the opportunity to clarify issues not made clear during the presentation.
This seminar includes:

Introduction exploring:

Green infrastructure
Various categories and typologies
Ecosystem approach and ecosystem services and water sensitive design
Biophilic design

Case studies: from around the world, global trends, including projects in London, Milan, Seoul, Portland Oregon, Singapore, Paris and Berlin
Greening and the planning process in the UK
Benefits and sources of evidence: including improving microclimate, cooling, sustainable drainage, climate change adaptation, improving air quality, and increasing biodiversity
Detailed descriptions, with information on build-up, irrigation and planting and practical case studies:

Green roofs
Green walls
Rain gardens
Habitat features (bird and bat boxes and insect hotels)

Workshop: you will work in groups devising retrofit greening project of 1970s building in Cambridge and report back from each team to all
Conclusions, comments and questions

Gary Grant, Green Infrastructure ConstancyGary Grant is a chartered environmentalist and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, speaker and leading expert on urban greening. He is author of GreenRoofs and Facades, Ecosystem Services Come To Town and the Water Sensitive City. His clients include Natural England, The Mayor of London (Greenspace Factor Study 2017) and Lendlease. He regularly gives talks and training and speaks at conferences including Highrise Greenery Conference Singapore, EUGIC 2017, CIEEM training courses and Specifi Landscape. Previously, he has also provided climate change adaptation training for the RIBA.
Core Curriculum topics
1. Places planning and communities2. Sustainable architecture

Other booking optionsFor more information on other seminars in Core CPD 2018, and Club Ticket booking, saving £250 per year, go to Core CPD 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellations are acceptable in writing up to 10 working days of the event, please contactRiba.southwest@riba.org for cancellation requests.
Substitutes are permitted at any time, please contact Riba.southwest@riba.org for substitution requests.
The RIBA accepts no responsibility for the views or opinions expressed by speakers or any other person at the event.
A photographer may cover this event and the photographs may be used to publicise future RIBA events.

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

For this coffee meetup we are trying a a new venue for continued relaxed conversation and a beverage. 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.
Time for Hot Chocolate Tasting Event- Discover why it is the "Drink of the Gods".
3pm - 5:30pm

Drinking Chocolate- known as the “drink of the gods”. A Tasting event of hot chocolate beverages from the latest generation of Artisan Chocolate Makers.  

Join Tracy Chapman, Chocolate Taster and International Chocolate Awards Judge-
This unique event offers a fascinating history of drinking chocolate- over 3000 years from Ancient Mesoamerica to high society Georgian England and now into the 21st century. There will be a sampling of chocolate drink - prepared from Ancient Aztec recipes.
Guests will then be introduced to a new generation of hot drinking chocolates made by award winning Artisan Chocolate Makers-from the best cacao with little sugar added. There will be a tasting of up to 5 hot chocolate drinks. Again, the sampling will focus on the range of aroma, flavour and taste to be experienced.
Finally, the event aims to highlight the nutritious and health benefits of drinking chocolate!

Bath Spa Dentistry - Supper and Study Club
6pm - 9pm

Bath Spa Dentistry Supper and Study Club 2018 on the road
Our first event will take place in Bath in January
The next event will be in February in Chippenham
And finally the third event will be in March in Salisbury
Register your interest by contacting angela@bathspadentistry.com
(For dental professionals only)
Kundalini Yoga Group
Bath Kundalini Yoga Meetup
6pm - 7:30pm

• What we'll do
I will give a brief introduction to Kundalini Yoga and then guide the group through a warm- up, a set of physical postures (called a kriya), a long relaxation and a meditation. There is a breakout area available for socialising afterwards and I will be around to answer any questions you may have.

• What to bring
Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, but don’t worry- there will be spares. Also bring a light blanket and / or extra layers to keep you cosy during the long relaxation. There is a £5 contribution requested for this class.

• Important to know
Kundalini Yoga is a very fun, varied and uplifting practise which will support you to relax, to improve your fitness and to connect more deeply with yourself. Absolute beginners are most welcome to this group.
Meet, Drink, Eat, Chat @ The Stable, BATH! :)
Bristol & West Vegetarians & Vegans
6:30pm - 11pm

• What we'll do
Casual mid week January meetup for any Vegans, Vegetarians or V- curious in Bath and the surrounding area! Vegan? The Stable has a vegan menu including very yummy pizzas with vegan cheese, and a (mostly!) all vegan wine menu. (Other drinks also served of course!) Veggie? Enjoy a great choice of food and drinks including a wide selection of pizzas. Curious? Doing Veganuary?? This place can get you in the mood with a choice of food and drinks you can consume on your new diet - friendly staff, central location, and spacious, modern surroundings make "The Stable" for me :)

This is a casual social rather than a formal "sit down" meal - so come along, enjoy some drinks (either alcoholic or not - - - mine tends to be a wine :)!! ) and food If you want to eat - come along any time which suits you from 6.30 PM and leave when ---you feel like it! Meet some new people, be friendly, be respectful, and have fun.

Meet up cost is 50p per person which goes towards the running of this group.

Any questions or worried about coming to a social on your own?!? Just message me - I'm a friendly person and I don't bite...well maybe in to a vegan pizza hee hee....

Hope to see you there!

PS. If you sign up and can't come, or just change your mind and don't want to, I won't be offended, and you don't have to give a reason....but PLEASE could you change your RSVP to "No" if this is the case! Thanks so much :)

• What to bring

• Important to know
Free English Lessons
7:30pm - 9pm

OTGE FREE ENGLISH COURSE with qualified English teachers to help you
This is a chance for people from countries (not the UK) to meet with others in the same position as them, to learn more English: improving pronunciation, gaining confidence speaking, learning new grammar and vocabulary. It is a relaxed, informal classroom setting with qualified teachers. This friendly group enables people to connect with others, find friends and have fun while getting better at English.
It is called Open to God English (OTGE) because it is run by people from St Saviour's Church and we use stories from the Bible as part of the lesson. We also have a theme, worksheets, games, and learn pronunciation through the Colour Vowel Chart. Individual help is given to students who need it during the lesson and we encourage people to ask questions. 
If you are interested in joining the class,  just come along on the night and try it for yourself. Each lesson you will learn new things. There is a break for a hot drink and cake/biscuits for 15 minutes in the middle, so you can get to know the other students. 
Once a term we have a social - eating a meal together or visiting somewhere interesting in Bath.
“I would like to thank you for your wonderful English lessons, your hard work, support and friendship” Ania
“It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about religious texts, correct pronunciation, for learning of language games, different topics.” Raia
 “This course has helped me improve my pronunciation and also given me the opportunity to meet people from different countries” Claire
“Very helpful! A good way of learning English in a relaxed atmosphere. Bravo to the teachers who are volunteers, they do a really good job! They pay attention to every student. The thing I most like is the friendly atmosphere within the group and the tea break!”   Najeeb
Whatever your level - beginner or advanced, you are welcome to come along and start at any point in the course. We have a different theme each week - in the coming weeks we are doing: Friends and Family, Gardens and Plants, Emergencies, Animals and Birds. Further lessons are planned from 21st Feb to 21st March and through the summer term too. 
The lessons are held in the upstairs classroom on the first floor at St Saviour's Church (in the door and up the stairs to the left) There is a lift for disabled access. 
 If you can't come every week - that's OK - come when you can. These lessons have helped many students become more fluent and confident in English and we can help you too. 
Everyone is welcome: whatever faith you have or if you have no faith. There is an extra half hour from 9.00 to 9.30 (Open to God Extra) where we talk together about the Bible passage and discuss spirituality and different religions. This is optional, so students do not need to stay for this if they do not want to. 
We look forward to meeting you :)

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
For adults at any level of English. Enquire with the organisers about older teenagers as sometimes they are permitted. 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is a bus service from town - ask for St Saviour's Church or the Balustrade on London Rd.
Car parking is available on the roads around the church and is free - no restrictions. It is generally a safe area to walk at night.
What can I bring into the event?
A notebook and pen. Cake or biscuits if you want. The course if FREE.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Phone Pam 01225  311637
Email opentogodenglish @ gmx . co . uk
Three Hyphens Social (Mid-Month, Mid-Week, Get-Together)
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group

HYPHEN ( - ) Definition: To Join....

Happy New Year..... :-)

The first mid-month, mid-week, get-together... on the 17th... if you are up for it of course... to be slightly outside Bath City centre... a ten minute walk from both bus and train station to Widcombe and the White Hart.

If you are on foot from bus or railway station, go to rear of the railway station through the taxi tunnel, cross the river via the 'Halfpenny' footbridge, over the pedestrian crossing, turn left onto Claverton Street (Widcombe Parade) and keep walking past the shops and you'll see the White Hart easily recognisable at the foot of Widcombe Hill. There is parking in Claverton Street, but not much.....!!

Please ignore the Meet-Up Map..... like a lot of the web-site... it's wrong... and crap..!!

Trying to upload photos of pub and map location.... but not allowing me too at this moment in time... will try later... 😕

Meet-Up web-designers...please take note.... you are a 'awesome' joke....!!! 👎
TREASURE ISLAND the pantomime 17th -21st
Bath Drama
7:30pm - 9:30pm

• What we'll do
For all you members who haven't as yet joined in, come along and see this production following the fun and innuendo of the traditional panto. Perfect for family enjoyment. Wednesday and Thursday still have tickets, other performances are filling up fast.

• What to bring
Pirates rule....

• Important to know
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

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Brexit - A Comedy of Errors
8pm - 10pm

An EU-themed night of comedy at Widcombe Social Club, starring celebrated comedian, writer, critic and author Viv Groskop, direct from Edinburgh (almost), plus supporting acts. 
Viv writes regularly for The Guardian and The New European.  An excellent antidote to the New Year Brexit blues!  
Doors and in-house bar open from 7:30pm. 
Further details and line-up to be announced.

Long Running Events:

Meetup ski trip
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
12th January - 19th January

Had to change the dates on this one due to easy jet flight calendar change so now we are going Friday to Friday ....

Ok guys I have found a couple of lovely chalets for us to book so now looking for deposits so we can get booked up before they sell out. I have changed the dates to coincide with EasyJet flights as the only do 2 flights per week

accomodation will be no more than £200.00 per person

food kitty £30.00 per person

minibus hire for 8 people approx £60.00 per person

ski hire can either be booked in resort or pre ordered through intersportrent.com just go through options and select wengen

I suggest we all book our own flights best option is EasyJet Bristol to Basel but not available to book until closer to the date.

I am looking for a deposit of £100.00 per person to secure your place once I have 8 deposits I can book the first chalet,additional chalets can be booked as more deposits are paid.

lease deposit into meetup bank account using your name as reference then leave a message on here to let me and Claire know you have paid

account details Claire Brash

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Looking at booking a self catering chalet in the car less resort of wengen... the week chosen coincides with the men's downhill race and is known as the the best party in the skiing world the atmosphere in town being amazing
Price based on 10 sharing a chalet approx £180.00 per person accommodation plus flights at about £60.00 return from Bristol with easyJet .. other costs will be ski hire and lift passes .... anyone interested pls rsvp and once we get idea of numbers we can get more accurate prices
8th January - 20th January

*New promotion!* V-Fit are offering the chance to WIN 10 personal training sessions and 6 weeks of group training. The ultimate fitness package! New Year progress guaranteed. All you need to do to for a chance to win is come along to a group session trial during our 2 free weeks. Please share with anyone you think might be interested in trying something new.
6 Week Ski Fitness
8th January - 15th February

The 6 week Course will get those Ski Legs back in no time
The Package includes:
1x 45 Minute PT session per week (fixed slot)
Fitness Tips for skiing, and recovery handouts for the slopes 
3 x Group Fitness Sessions per week including:
HIIT session and Legs/Core Strength
Can be made at Vibe Fitness HQ