Local Events Bath

Exporting Essentials for Artisans - Bath
10am - 3pm

Are you an artist or creative looking for new ways to grow your sales? There is a whole world out there, so seize the opportunity today to learn how to access new markets and create an action plan to start selling overseas.
This full day workshop will be delivered in 3 key sessions:
eCommerce and eMarketplaces
This session will focus on the scope of the global market and the opportunities that are out there for artisans. Our eCommerce specialist will help you to:

sell on global market places
use key digital tools to keep track of your success
fulfil your international orders

Social Media Advertising
This hands-on session will allow you to create a social media advert on Facebook or Instagram whilst our digital expert shares practical insights and guidance. You will learn about how to consider the following:

who buys your stuff: the importance of personas
routes to market
know your objectives
which platforms to use

Considerations to Selling Overseas
Learn about the vital steps you should take to start selling your art internationally. Step by step, our friendly Trade Advisers with years of commercial experience will take you through the most important export topics in a series of separate sessions enabling you to:

be inspired by success stories in the South West and understand what it takes to win new business overseas
build confidence and the capability to export
develop an understanding of the key areas for business and personal development within international trade

‘The presenters were very experienced and knowledgable; they involved the audience and opened my eyes to what was previously a dark matter.  I now have a number of new exciting possibilities for establishing worldwide recognition for my work and associated revenue opportunities." Alexander Blackie, Artlyrica.
Who is this event for?
This workshop is specifically for the South West Artisan Community. To be eligible for this workshop and any subsequent support from the Department of International Trade, you must meet the following criteria:

Have a registered business address located in the South West of England
Be an SME (small or medium sized enterprise)

Your business also cannot be:

Trading in the following sectors: fisheries and agriculture, coal and steel, manufacture of synthetic fibres, shipbuilding, energy generation, transport, banking, insurance or distribution
An owner of 25% or more in another company, or another company owns 25% or more of this business

Regrettably, we are unable to accept intermediaries or service providers. 
Book early to avoid disappointment

The Book Club
4pm - 6pm

The Book Club - where leaders come to learn from each other. 
For our first Book Club of 2018, we have chosen Holacracy by Brian J. Robertson.
In traditional companies, managers make decisions, and workers execute the plan. But Holacracy is a revolutionary and tried-and-tested new system which turns everyone into a leader. The organisation looks like a nest of circles, not a pyramid -- but it's not anarchy. It's finally clear who should make each decision -- the person on the frontline has that authority -- and the organisation succeeds by adapting swiftly to pursue its purpose.
In Holacracy, pioneer Brian Robertson explains how to adopt this system across your organisation, and how to overcome any obstacles along the way.
There are just 12 places available. 100% of attendees recommend The Book Club, so book now! 
If you have not been before, we will supply you with the book. You need to contact us to give us an address we can send it to.
You also need to read the book - otherwise, you cannot come!! - and be prepared to discuss how you have applied it in your business. 
Chuffed.org & Volunteer Centre Bath Crowdfunding for Social Causes (Beginners) Workshop - Bath
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Join Chuffed.org and Volunteer Centre Bath & beyond for a workshop on Crowdfunding for Social Causes!
Donation-based crowdfunding is a new way of raising funds and allows you to source money for a project by asking a large number of contributors to donate a small amount, and asking a small number of contributors to donate a large amount. In return, backers may receive token rewards that increase in prestige as the size of the donation increases.
Let’s make a difference across Bath!
The Workshop
This workshop is hosted by Chuffed.org, one of the leading (free) global crowdfunding platforms for social causes. During this Workshop, Chuffed.org Communication & Events Manager Rebecca Fitzgerald will take you through Crowdfunding 101 and real-life examples of successful campaigns that have been run across Bath and other parts of the United Kingdom. You will be given a unique insight into inspiring campaigns with social causes at their core. We will show you how to:

Find your crowd (figure out who is going to support your project and why)

Tell a specific, inspiring story that your supporters care about

Set an achievable target and blow it out of the park

Create a marketing and promotion plan for your campaign

As this is a hands-on workshop, places are limited to max. 15 participants.
About the Speaker

Rebecca Fitzgerald - Chuffed.org Communications & Events Manager
Rebecca believes we can all leave a positive mark on the world. After graduating from uni in Sydney, she continued her charitable life journey working for non-profits around Australia, Africa and the UK. Her main passion lies with building sustainable solutions to problems faced by vulnerable communities across the globe. During this workshop, Rebecca will be sharing her own experiences crowdfunding as well as learnings from over 5000 social cause projects on Chuffed.org.

£20 Early Bird Special *offer ends 30th October* 

£30 Discount ticket for registered charities and existing Chuffed.org Campaigners

£40 Standard ticket price

Proceeds raised from the ticket sales will be donated to Volunteer Centre Bath & beyond. 

About Volunteer Centre Bath & North East Somerset

The Volunteer Centre Bath & North East Somerset provides a vital service in promoting volunteering opportunities and identifying suitable candidates for local charities and community organisations. For more than 25 years the Volunteer Centre has been helping people from all walks of life to make a difference to their lives and the lives of others through volunteering.
What previous attendees say
"Thanks very much for an enjoyable and useful workshop, it definitely broadened my understanding of what is possible and confidence to run a campaign. Thanks too for the information and again for your support, it is greatly appreciated." - Trish Appleton-Fox, Centre Manager, The Rainbow Centre for Children
So whether you're new to crowdfunding, planning to run a crowdfunding campaign but don't know where to start or just looking for new ideas for your current or future campaigns, this workshop is a ‘must-attend’ for those looking to raise their impact!
Can't make it?
Join our UK Crowdfunding for Social Causes Facebook Group to stay tuned and be the first to hear about future Crowdfunding events near you, or contact us at events@chuffed.org if you have any questions. While you’re at it, check out the Chuffed Academy for case studies and insights into everything crowdfunding.

Long Running Events:

6 Week Balance the Scales
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
Can be made on site at Vibe Fitness HQ
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
Pencil To Paint: Jan - Mar 2018
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:
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 - 18:00
Wednesdays: 17, 24, 31 January; 7, 21, 28 February; 7, 14, 21, 28 March 2018