Local Events Bath

Essential PR for Business Owners - Bath
9:30am - 12:30pm

Essential PR for Business Owners
Free of Charge thanks to the European Regional Development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England consortium
This event is restricted to business based in Bath and North East Somerset.  If your business is based elsewhere please contact us to discuss how we may be able to help.
There are few business boosts quite as powerful or as persuasive as positive media coverage. This practical introduction to PR will equip you with the essential skills you need to generate valuable publicity about your business in the local, trade and consumer press. You will also learn how to write engaging content for social media.
The course is run by former business journalist and public relations expert Paul Mullins who has more than 20 years’ experience working in newspapers and communications. Paul is also an Associate Lecturer in PR at the University of the West of England.
By the end of the workshop you will be able to : 

Create newsworthy stories about your business
Write professional news releases
Pitch stories confidently to journalists
Write great blogs that get shared
Use PR to achieve your business goals

The workshop includes a mix of teaching and practical writing and role-playing exercises.
What do I need to bring?
A laptop if you have one and something to write with.
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Bath Teachers' Pre Retirement Seminar
6pm - 7:30pm

In order to assist educational professionals who may be approaching or considering retirement, Wesleyan will be presenting a number of FREE pre retirement financial planning seminars throughout the UK.
Designed specifically for teaching staff aged 50-64, these seminars will provide a valuable opportunity for you to find out more about:

the benefits available to you and your loved ones from the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
the flat-rate State Pension, which replaced the Basic State Pension in April 2016, and how your entitlement is determined
strategies for ensuring you maximise your retirement income
whether early retirement could be an option for you.

You will also be given the opportunity to ask any specific questions you may have and book a no-obligation, one-to-one meeting with your local Wesleyan Financial Consultant.
Plus, book a no-obligation, one-to-one meeting with your local Wesleyan Financial Consultant and you will be entered into a prize draw to win £500 of M&S vouchers**.
Can’t make it?
If you would like to arrange a seminar at your school, or book a personal review, please contact us on www.wesleyan.co.uk/appointment or call 0800 048 3604 quoting code: 61433. Lines are open 8am-8pm, Monday-Thursday - 8am-5pm Friday.

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**Terms and conditions
1. One winner will be selected at random from everyone who has an appointment with their Wesleyan Financial Consultant after attending a Wesleyan pre-retirement seminar between 01 January – 30 April 2018. 2.The appointment must take place by 8 June 2018. If you cancel the appointment, you will not be eligible for the draw. 3. One entry per person. 4. The winner will be notified by 11 June 2018 by phone. 5. Winners details may be obtained by contacting the promoter: Wesleyan Financial Services Marketing Team, Wesleyan Assurance Society, Colmore Circus, Birmingham B4 6AR. 6. No purchase necessary. 7. Prize is for one £500 Marks and Spencer gift card. 8. There are no alternative prizes and no cash alternative to the prize offered. 9. The prize is non-transferable. 10. Wesleyan and or such other third parties involved in this promotion reserve the right to amend the rules or withdraw this promotion at any point without further notice.11 Entry to the draw is deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions. 
Advice is provided by Wesleyan Financial Services Ltd. ‘WESLEYAN’ is a trading name of the Wesleyan Group of companies. Wesleyan Financial Services Ltd (Registered in England and Wales No. 1651212) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is wholly owned by Wesleyan Assurance Society. Wesleyan Assurance Society is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Incorporated in England and Wales by Private Act of Parliament (No. ZC145), registered company number ZC000145. Registered Office: Colmore Circus, Birmingham B4 6AR. Telephone: 0345 351 2352. Fax: 0121 200 2971. Telephone calls may be recorded for monitoring and training purposes.
Git for aspiring developers and data scientists (workshop)
Bath Machine Learning Meetup
7pm - 9pm

- Have you heard of Git/GitHub and want to know how to use it?
- Are you tired of naming your files SuperImportantDocument-Malcolm-Reynolds-v03-December-2017-FINAL.txt?
- Do you want to get a job where you write code?
- Have you ever accidentally lost your work because it was deleted or changed in Dropbox etc.?
- Do you want to contribute code, documentation, data etc. to Bath-ML's public repositories?

Then this event is for you.

Git is the de facto industry standard version control system, and as such is a tool most professionals in a technical role need to be comfortable with (don't worry if this went over your head - we'll cover all that during this event!). This event is *for beginners*, and we will cover the fundamental Git concepts from scratch. By the end of the event you will know enough about Git and GitHub to:
- Contribute to open source projects
- Start building your own portfolio of your work on GitHub
- Ask for reviews of your work from your team and review other people's work using pull requests

We will cover:
- The basics of Git using the command line
- How to synchronise your work with your team using a public repository (Github)
- If time, we'll also explore and demo a graphical user interface (GUI) for Git

Bring a laptop to follow along. Install Git for your operating system from https://git-scm.com/downloads before the event to save time. (Windows users: please DO install git-bash)

If you struggle with anything before the event, ping Roger (kinbiko) a message on our Slack server.
To get an invite to our Slack server, enter your email address here: https://bathml.herokuapp.com/

This is for beginners who have some very basic command line experience. The reason we're using the command line instead of a graphical user interface is to limit exposure to the more advanced concepts in Git and to ensure that you can more easily google any issues you have (GUIs tend to use lingo different to the proper Git terminology). If you're not super confident using a command line, check out this article which covers everything you'll need for this event and no more: https://kinbiko.com/shell/basic-bash-commands/

Please feel free to bring guests if you know anyone who you think would be interested.

This event is strictly speaking not Machine Learning-oriented, but the material covered will be useful for contributing to our parking projects. (Hint: major event coming up where knowing Git would be advantageous!)

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