Local Events Bath

You Can Export: How to get started masterclass - Bath February
9:30am - 3:30pm

Are you an SME looking for new ways to grow your business? 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.

Attend this interactive workshop to hear from our expert facilitators about the vital steps you should take to start selling your products/services 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 exportclarify and set realistic export goals
develop an understanding of the key areas for business and personal development within international trade
critically reflect on and examine your export readiness and identify any weaknesses that need to be addressed
learn about the Export For Growth key services and how they can help you with your export plans
begin to create a solid 6-12 month action plan for export growth

The action plan that you create during this one day course could form the basis for follow up support from the Department for International Trade with an International Trade Adviser.
‘Such an incredible wealth of knowledge and resources tailored to our requirements' - Angela Hall, Barefaced Bee
'Even as an experienced business person, I learned loads and everything was explained clearly making it very motivational!' - Barbara Cox, Mr. Lee's Noodles
Who is this event for?
We invite local businesses who are new to exporting to this workshop. To be eligible for this workshop and any subsequent support from the Export for Growth project, your business 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.
#wegrowthhub #international
Campus Tour for Doctoral Students
10am - 11am

New to campus? Join the doctoral welcome team for a tour of the Claverton Down campus. Get top tips on places to eat, the best coffee on campus, important buildings and doctoral life in general.
Meet at 10:00 outside the Library (look for the person in a red hoodie!)
For any questions or requests please contact B.Charles@bath.ac.uk or J.E.Mackay@bath.ac.uk
In the meantime take a look at the Doctoral Welcome Team blog to get to know them and for hints and tips on settling in to doctoral life.
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!
Creative Kids Club
10am - 12pm

A regular slot filled with creative messy play activities for under fives. All children must be supervised by a parent and refreshments will be provided. This slot provides a great opportunity to get crafty with your young creative and also socialise with other regular attendees.
Bath Investment Management Conference 2018
10:15am - 3pm

At the Bath Investment Management Conference 2018, attendees will hear from a number of economic, geopolitical and investment experts.  Their presentations are designed to help investors navigate the investment challenges in the months and years ahead.  
Welcome to the 3rd Bath Investment Management Conference, our aims are to:

Promote the Bath-based Investment Management sector
Provide a year-ahead look on investing options for local-based investors
Provide a networking forum for local-based industry participants and investors
Camera stroll around Georgian Bath.
Getting the best from your camera.
11am - 2pm

Get to meet like minded people and stroll around some famous bits of Bath with a couple of professional photographers who can help you use your cameras properly. If you like architecture or street photography this is the day for you!
Research Impact @Home Session
11:15am - 3pm

Research Impact and NIHR @Home
Want to find out more about Health related Research Impact and get the chance to talk to two experts? Want to find out more about the National Institute for Health Research? 
Then this session is for you.  The agenda for the day is as follows: 
11.15 – 12.05 @Home Presentation and Q&A session: Impact and the NIHR, Presented by Dr Mark Taylor, Head of Impact (CFC), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
12.05 – 12.45 Networking Lunch 
12:45 – 14.00 NIHR and Impact Surgery Session with Dr Mark Taylor, Head of Impact, NIHR and Dr Julie Bayley, Senior Researcher, Coventry University and ARMA Impact Champion
14.15 – 15.00 Discussion – Assessing and Evidencing Research Impact: the impact of the REF 
Please indicate which sessions you would like to attend by selecting the associated tickets.
If you would like to book a 15 minute slot with Mark and Julie to discuss your project, grant application or other general impact or NIHR related questions then please contact Dr Emma Gibbard directly on e.l.gibbard@bath.ac.uk. There are four slots available and these will be allocated on a first come basis with University of Bath projects given priority.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Focus Group - Recruitment of a new Vice-Chancellor
1:15pm - 2:15pm

The Committee on the Office of Vice-Chancellor is keen to engage as many people as possible in determining the context and requirements for the recruitment exercise. This will include a survey, letters to external stakeholders and a range of focus groups for staff and students. These 1 hour discussions will enable small groups to express and discuss their views and give the Committee feedback on what will be required of the next Vice-Chancellor of this University.
This set of focus group dates are for Lecturers, Post Doctoral Research Associates, Teaching Fellows and equivalent.
Artist Rosie Beard Circo Takeover
4pm - 9pm

Experience a full day of events with artist Rosie Beard as she takes over the Circo venue.

Rosie Beard an illustrator and embroiderer based in London. She graduated from the London College of Fashion with a BA in Fashion Illustration.

Rosie has been involved in various feminist causes and movements; such as raising awareness for FGM, creating events for gender equal pay. She has worked with organisations such as ClitRock, leading to certain part of her artwork being donated to the causes and being held in exhibitions in the V & A, one of which was a patchwork of vaginas that will be on display at Circo.

Her work is full of character, continually playful and quite frequently erotic. Rosie tends to work in pen and ink as well as carving a niche for herself within the fashion industry for her freehand and sewing machine embroidery techniques.

Rosie now works as a freelance illustrator and embroiderer, selling her artwork on her website http://www.rosiebeard.com/ in the form of calendars, Christmas cards, cushions, phone cases and more.

She has previously worked with the likes of Piers Atkinson, being featured on the cover of British Vogue Magazine and Harper's Bazaar. Designs also being worn by Miley Cyrus, Gwen Stefani, Helena Bonham-Carter, Tim Burton, Paloma Faith, Lena Dunham, Marina Diamonds and Anna Dello Russo, and the list goes on.

Rosie has also worked with the amazing embroidery designer and founder of the British Fashion and Textiles Museum, Dame Zandra Rhodes.

Rosie has recently held an exhibition of her illustrations at the V & A Museum, and various art galleries in London. Hosting live life drawing classes in Soho and East London. She still keeps a close relationship with fashion but focuses mainly on illustrations and embroidery.

On the day, Rosie will be hosting a illustration and fashion drawing masterclass between 4pm and 5pm. The event will be free, but advanced booking is necessary. Please RSVP to julia@circo.co.uk

From 7pm, Rosie will be doing a talk on feminism today along with discussing her erotic artwork. All of Rosie's art pieces will be available for viewing and order from 6pm until 9pm to take on the night. There will be exclusive pieces available for this one night at Circo.
Bath Exiles Welsh Society
6pm - 9pm

BEWS 2018 
Dear All, 
Dry January is over and it's Six Nations time!! Whoop!
It would be wonderful to see a few new faces this month? Please don't worry if you don't know anyone as we are typically Welsh and very welcoming and friendly. 
Also please put next months St David's Day's event in your diaries!! Butch is making his legendary cawl (well his chef is) and my mum is making Welsh cakes. Butch is proving the cawl free of charge and is also providing wine on the tables (for a small charge of £5 a head)
Please let me know by booking a ticket on eventbrite so that I have numbers for catering?
See you on the 1st Feb and pray for some better weather!!
Bath Ruby Hangout
Bath Ruby User Group
6:30pm - 9pm

Bath Ruby Hangouts are bi-weekly, agenda-free get togethers in Picnic Coffee shop, bring your laptop and pair on a problem you've been having or just come along to chat about ruby, rails or anything really with other local ruby people. Picnic have upgraded their wifi especially for us and will be reserving some tables with power, everything you need for a relaxed evening with some very good teas, coffees, beers and cakes.
We can stop Brexit - Yes we can! An evening with journalist and author Hugo Dixon
7pm - 9pm

It is not too late to stop Brexit. But is it undemocratic to support Remain after Leave won? How can you justify switching to Remain if you voted Leave? And what do we need to do now to stop Brexit and the division and damage that will come with it?
Join us for an inspirational evening starting with a talk by Hugo Dixon, chairman and editor-in-chief of infacts.org, a journalistic enterprise making the fact-based case for Britain to stay in the EU.
Hugo will speak and answer questions from 7 – 8:15 PM.
Hugo’s talk will be followed by a short meeting until 9pm for Bath for Europe supporters, charting our priorities for 2018 and will give you the chance to be directly involved in our “Final Push” campaign to help bring Brexit to a juddering halt.
Doors and bar open from 6:30 PM and the event will end around 9 PM.
Free for students - please bring your NUS or student ID card. 
Cuban Music & Cocktails
Central Bath Girls' Night Out Meetup
7:30pm - 11:30pm

Welcome to the new-bes !!!
Another night at Circo and why not? Thursday is their Cuban live music, double cocktails and then dance night!! Cocktails are £10 for 2 until 9.
We had one evening there and it turned out to be really good fun. So for the girls who want to come back so we can all carry on getting to know one another I’d be delighted to see you all again.
For those other fabulous women who missed it or who are new to the group please do come along it really worked out well last time. The more the merrier!!! If you ever need to get in touch my number is[masked]
Take care and see you there. Victoria xx
Cuban Music & Cocktails
Bath Girls' Night Out Meetup
7:30pm - 11pm

Welcome to the new-bes !!!
Another night at Circo and why not? Thursday is their Cuban live music, double cocktails and then dance night!!cocktails are £10 for 2 until 9pm.
We had one evening there and it turned out to be really good fun. Such lovely people. So for the girls who want to come back we can all carry on getting to know one another. I’d be delighted to see you all again.
For those other fabulous women who missed it or who are new to the group please do come along. The more the merrier!!! If anybody feels like hooking up for a coffee before then I did that with a couple of people and that was really nice.
If you ever need to get in touch with me please feel free to do so. My number is 07885728155.
Take care and see you there! 💃🏼💕😂 (Live Love Laugh) Victoria xx
BATH Club Night: Join us on our weekly Thursday Night Out
Simply Social
8pm - 11:30pm


"Simply Social" is a friendly well-established social club. We use "Meetup" to introduce you to our club and invite you to come along to one of our regular informal Thursday evening "Club Nights" for a drink or two in a pub location in Bath to meet us.

As well as Thursday Club Night drinks, our Simply Social events and activities include organised walks, cycle rides, meals out, weekends away, overseas holidays, badminton, reading group, music and dance nights. The list goes on, and to see more take a look at our website. http://www.simplysocial.org.uk

We take time to get to know each other and always welcome new members to join our club. All our events are organised by our members. We have no age limits but most of us are aged 40+. There is no fee to attend our events except where costs such as entrance fees or food and drinks are involved.

After you have been to a Club Night or two and you are ready to become a member of the Simply Social Club, you can join via our website www.simplysocial.org.uk.

The very modest three month trial membership is just £7.00. Once you are signed up member, you will be able to log in to our website, browse our events and start filling up your Simply Social calendar.
Bath Ceroc Dancing
Bath Ceroc Dancing
8pm - 11pm

• What we'll do
Dance classes for adults

• What to bring
A smile and a willingness to have fun

• Important to know
classes start at 8pm so get there for 7.50pm. All classes finish by 9.30pm and then its practice time till 11pm. Normally about 100 people there a week from all walks of life not just meet up :)
Badminton (Bristol)
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8pm - 9pm


Badminton is booked for 8:00pm on Thursday 1st February (Main Hall court 1) at Kingsdown Sports Centre, Portland Street, BS2 8HL. All are welcome, it's a 60 minute long session and we may head to a nearby pub afterwards.

Please let me know if you are going to attend by Wednesday at the latest. I would prefer that we have at least 4 players, otherwise I may cancel the booking.

Note: When arriving at reception you will need to say that you're attending a badminton session in my name (Matthew Barker). Also, they may require that you to sign up for a (free) Everyone Active membership.

See you there,
Matt ([masked])


Q: How does it work?
A: It's pretty informal, but I would like to know in advance if you are going to attend. (If, by the day before the booking, fewer than 4 people say they are going, I may cancel the booking.) On the day, just turn up in the sports hall with your kit at the booked time and we'll play as many games as we can in the time, rotating through the available players after each one. Usually we play doubles up to 11 points, but this can vary depending on the number of players. Afterwards, we often go to a nearby pub afterwards for a drink and a chat.

Q: How often do you play?
A: Usually every two weeks.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Between £1 and £5 per session, depending on how many people turn up, but usually between £1.50 and £2.50.

Q: What is the standard of play?
A: This is hard to specify, but it's mixed and generally not high, so a novice shouldn't find it too challenging.

Q: How many courts are booked?
A: Only one court is booked, but if there are more than 4 people we play to 11 points (rather than the usual 21) to allow waiting players to get a game more often.

Q: Who can attend?
A: It is open to all (and usually has a combination of men and women). Come along and see if it suits you.

Q: I'm new to the group, how can I find you?
A: Sometimes the expected court number will be specified in advance, otherwise if you don't fancy asking around, you can let me know you'll be coming and I can arrange to meet you.

Q: What parking facilities are there?
A: The sports centre has its own car parks and there is usually on-street parking nearby. There are also bicycle stands outside the entrance.

Q: Can I just turn up for the pub afterwards?
A: Of course, though we don't always go and the choice of pub can vary so it's best to let me know in advance.

Q: Do I need my own racquet?
A: Preferably, though you can hire one from the sports centre (currently for £2 with £5 deposit). For newcomers, I can sometimes bring a spare on request.

Q: What type of shuttles are used?
A: Feather shuttles are provided and included in the session cost.

Q: What rules do you play with?
A: We usually play using 'rally point scoring', i.e. points are scored regardless of who serves, and when the serving side loses a rally, the serve changes immediately to the opponents. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badminton#Scoring_system_and_service.
CHARITY PUB QUIZ- St. James' Wine Vaults BATH
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
8:15pm - 10:30pm

CHARITY PUB QUIZ - By popular demand


ARRIVE EARLY to grab seats please - 8pm would be good for those who can.

Starts 9pm sharp.

Each team member pays £1.

1st place - £25.
2nd place - bottle of wine or a box of chocolates.
3rd place - a box of chocolates.

BONUS: Snowball at the end with rolling cash prize if not won.

This is a good quality quiz with variety.

Full details: http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/Charity.html (http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/Charity.html)

Supporting Dorothy House & Julian House Charities.

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