Local Events Bath

Free referral networking event for women in business
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6:45am - 8:45am


Free business referral networking taster for women in business at Lansdown Golf Club, Bath - 6:45am - 8:45am. Come along and find out more about BNI and how it can help grow your business.
BNI is the most successful business networking referral organisation in the world. We have over 16,000 members in the UK and Ireland alone, passing nearly 700,000 referrals worth over £495 million every year! It is quite literally the best way to build a better business.
“BNI is more than three times more effective than Google for my business.”Lawrence Conyers, Anson Corporate Media, Newton Aycliffe, England
Get Fit For Business: Business Networking Breakfast January 2018
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7:30am - 9am


Join us for our next Get Fit for Business Breakfast, typically attended by businesses of all sizes from a variety of sectors. The breakfast offers a fantastic opportunity to network whilst also gaining some useful tips to help you grow.
Hear about the new Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. If you are a small or medium-sized business, you may be able to get a grant of up to £3,000 to upgrade your business broadband to a Gigabit-capable connection!
The Bath Chamber of Commerce, Bath Business Improvement District and the Bath Chronicle invite businesses to hear more about the Gigabit scheme and how it can support their business. There will also be an opportunity to hear from, and ask questions of local suppliers already registered with the Gigabit Scheme.
07.30     Buffet style breakfast and informal networking
08.00     Welcome
08.05     Duncan Kerr, Bath & North-East Somerset Council, Overview of Gigabit Scheme
08.15     Short introduction from a number of registered suppliers of the Gigabit Broadband Scheme
08.20     Q&A from the audience
(Please note we will ask for you to pre-submit your questions in advance on booking. Questions will be selected prior to the event & put to the panel)
09.00     Event Close
           
 
If you have 10 minutes please complete the Business West Skills & Training Survey. Please click on this link to complete http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/LU4B5/
The long-term aim is to ensure high quality, relevant and cost-effective skills provision that meets the needs of employers across the region.
Pizza Time
Bath JS
1pm


It's Pizza Time folks.

For those that don't know, Green Park do some damn fine pizzas and they have a lunch time deal where it's £5 for either a Margherita or Pepperoni.

If you're gluten free, they also do that, however it takes more time, so it's best to call ahead :)
Co-designing a data science engagement tool
Bath: Hacked
6:30pm - 8:30pm


• What we'll do
In this session Bath University PhD student, Emily Rempel will be leading a session to collect ideas about how to design an online tool to support communities in working together with local government and data. Come along to learn about the project and to share your ideas and thoughts.

• What to bring

• Important to know
Fresh Networking South West - January Meeting
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7pm - 8:30pm


Join us for a fun evening getting to know fellow business owners at the stunning location of Combe Grove! 
At ‘Fresh’ Networking, we want to keep networking fresh, new and accessible to everyone, whatever your time constraints.
Our format is one of building new relationships in a relaxed and informal setting. At each meet we will run a ‘structured networking’ session where you are split into small groups and get the opportunity to get to know everyone, along with a 20 minute presentation by a local business person. There will be no early breakfast’s or lengthy lunches, but a relaxed coffee or glass of wine.
Tickets are £12.00 and include a glass of wine or soft drink plus a talk from a local business owner as well as opportunities to make new business connections and friends.
For further info or any questions please email freshnetworkingsw@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you! 
Best Wishes
Helen & Lisa 

Bath Choral Society: Open Rehearsal for Mendelssohn's Elijah
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7pm - 9:30pm


Come along for an open rehearsal as we explore Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah. 
We are delighted to welcome you along to our third open rehearsal of the season. On Saturday 21st April will be performing Mendelssohn's great work in Bath Abbey, with soloists including Marcus Farnsworth as Elijah. 
Join us at rehearsal on Wednesday 24th January as we start to delve into this wonderful work. 
Just fill in your details and print off your free ticket. Registration will open at 19:00, with the rehearsal starting with warm-ups at 19:20. We look forward to welcoming you to our rehearsal.
If you have any queries, please contact our registrar, Kate Petty: registrar@bath-choral-society.org.uk
The Launch of the Bath Self-Empowerment Book Club!
Bath Self-Empowerment Book Club
7pm - 9pm


• What we'll do
The first meetup! Let's get together over a cuppa and discuss our vision for the group. Venue TBC.

• What to bring
All you need to bring is your beautiful selves and lots of positive energy

• Important to know
Education: How and what should we be teaching our children?
Bath Philosophy & Debate Group
7:30pm - 9:30pm


• What we'll do
HERE IS A LIST OF SOME THINGS WE COULD TALK ABOUT, BUT PLEASE ALSO BRING ALONG YOUR OWN QUESTIONS.

State or Private? Should the state subsidise private schools? Some academies have been a success and others a failure, so were they a good idea?
Are faith schools a good idea? Do you think there should be limits to how and what should be taught in such schools?
At home or in a school? Is it better to teach your own children, or do they miss out on social contact?
Schools are a post code lottery, and the best are difficult to get into. How can we make schools more equal in opportunity for all? (Also see https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/dec/17/call-to-fine-schools-that-illegally-exclude-poorly-performing-pupils)
Would it be a good idea to bring back grammar schools? Should there be vocational schools for the less academic pupils?

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION BUT ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND PLEASE MESSAGE ME WITH A SUGGESTED TIME THAT WOULD BETTER SUIT YOU. NUMBERS ARE LIMITED FOR EACH MEETUP IN ORDER TO ALLOW EACH PARTICIPANT TIME TO SPEAK. HOWEVER, REPEATS WILL BE SCHEDULED IF NECESSARY, SO PLEASE JOIN THE WAITING LIST OR MESSAGE ME TO REGISTER YOUR FURTHER INTEREST.
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:
*Short
*Clearly-structured and
*On-topic
-Arrive early to order drinks

The host moderates but peer-moderation is encouraged

• What to bring

• Important to know
Writers Group
Bath Writers: Beyond The Margins
7:30pm - 9:30pm


To add some momentum to the well received writing exercise last week we ALL agreed to share a recent sample of our writing. So, could you email me your sample by Friday 19th January to [masked] and if possible say a little about what type of feedback (if any) you are seeking. I'll then plan this into our meet ups. Similarly - if you have a particular problem with your writing ( or writers block) then let me know about this and we can build in a suggestions session.

I ask for a £1 donation to cover meetup and related costs.
Puss in Boots
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7:30pm - 9:30pm


St Philip & St James' Church Drama Group presents Puss in Boots - a brand new pantomime suitable for all the family.  Follow our hero Ben and his cat in their quest to defeat the evil Ogre and marry the Princess!
Tickets £9 or £7 concessions.  
How to book
Click 'Select a Date' to start booking your ticket online.  Choose the night you want to come then click 'Tickets' and fill in your information.  When you book we'll allocate the best remaining seats for you and you'll be able to pick up your ticket on the night. If you have any special requirements regarding seating then you can let us know during the booking process.
Concessions
Over 60s and Under 18s tickets cost £7 (plus booking fee).  On Thursday night there is a £1 per person discount for groups larger than 10 - you'll need to book these through the Church Office (see below).
Processing fee
We need to charge a 5% processing fee to cover Eventbrite's charges. Tickets are also available from St Philip & St James Church during normal office hours. There's no booking fee for buying tickets through the office.

Enquiries from the Church Office Tel: 01225 835228 (weekdays 9-1, 2-5pm)
Tickets also available on the door
Tickets are available online up until midday on the day of the performance. You can buy them on the door subject to availability, and you can also get them from the Church Office until 5pm. See above for details.
Email office@stphilipstjames.org
Free English Lessons
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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.
RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PREVIOUS STUDENTS:
“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 :)



 
FAQs
 
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
 
Valentine's Wine Tasting at The Chequers, Bath
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7:30pm - 10pm


Join award-winning wine writer Ben Franks & guests for Novel Wines' Valentine's Wine Tasting evening. Kick back and enjoy a selection of hand-picked wines perfect for Valentine's Day!
The evening features a selection of unique, high quality wines from the Novel Wines range and includes a selection of cheese from Nibbles, Bath's finest cheesemonger.
We provide all the glassware and tasting notes for the evening with an offer of 10% off any of the wines you enjoy on the night.
Venue: The Chequers Pub, 50 Rivers Street, Bath

Time: 7.30pm - Late, Wednesday 24 January 2018

Long Running Events:

6 Week Balance the Scales
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22nd January - 1st March


This 6 week course gives you all the motivation you need to start making positive changes in your health and fitness post xmas.
The package includes 
1x45 minute PT session per week
Motivational consultations
Handouts and workouts that can be done at home
As many group fitness sessions as you can manage
Monday 6:30-7:15pm
Tuesday 12.30-1pm 
Wednesday 6:15-7pm
Thursday 6:30-7:15pm
Friday 7am-7.45am
Friday 12.30-1pm
Sat 9.30-10.15am
Payment
Can be made on site at Vibe Fitness HQ
6 Week Ski Fitness
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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
Payment
Can be made at Vibe Fitness HQ
Pencil To Paint: Jan - Mar 2018
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17th January - 28th March


“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:
Mark-making
Line, measurement and proportion
Perspective
Tonal value
Notān
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 - 18:00
Wednesdays: 17, 24, 31 January; 7, 21, 28 February; 7, 14, 21, 28 March 2018