Local Events Bath

Business Essentials for New Businesses - Bath
9:30am - 5pm

Business Essentials for New Businesses
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
Please Note this workshop is restricted to businesses based in Bath and North East Somerset.  If you are based elsewhere please call us to discuss how else we may be able to help
This one-day workshop is a must for those individuals who are close to, or who have recently started their business. This forms part of our Starting in Business programme and is a follow on from our 3 hour Starting in Business workshop.
This is a practical workshop which will provide you with the essential tools and information you need to set up and run your new business.
During the day, we will explore key topics such as:

Planning your business

Understanding your customers
Marketing your business  
Creating the right image
Planning the numbers
How to keep adequate financial records
Tax issues for start ups
Action planning & next steps

The workshop is being run by Dr Emma Smith who runs her own business and has a number of years experience of advising individuals and to start and run successful business.
There will be an opportuntity to have your marketing materials reviewed during the day if you have reached the stage where this would be useful.
 #wegrowthhub #marketing #financinggrowth #governmentsupport #startup #business #freetraining
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!
Focus Group - Recruitment of a new Vice-Chancellor
11:15am - 12:15pm

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 staff members in the Management Specialist and Administration job family from grades 3-7.
Focus Group - Recruitment of a new Vice-Chancellor
3:15pm - 4:15pm

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 staff members in the Technical and Experimental job family.
Pizza pre theatre meal CANCELLED
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
5pm - 7pm

• What we'll do
A pre theatre pre birthday meal at pizza express using our tickets 25% deal

• What to bring
Theatre ticket (I will bring your ticket if you have paid me in advance)

• Important to know
Modelling the Zombie Apocalypse
6:15pm - 7:30pm

Our third talk of the year!
When will the world see its first zombie? Knowing this could mean the difference between life, death and zombification. The mathematical models which describe flu or measles outbreaks can help us understand what our interaction with a zombie outbreak might be like. What would be our best strategy? And would the human race be doomed? Find out from Dr Thomas Woolley, Lecturer in Applied Mathematics in Cardiff.
Note: free entry for all University of Bath students! BUMS membership is not required.
Networking for Young Entrepreneurs - YENA Bath
6:30pm - 9pm

Come along to our event for young entrepreneurs and ambitious professionals at The Bath Brew House in Bath!
This month we're excited to be joined by Gabi Cox, founder of Chroma Stationery, in our Fireside Chat!
Thinking of starting a business? Growing your start-up and looking for peer support? Or maybe you just want to find out where the opportunities are in your city?
YENA brings together young and ambitious individuals, below the age of 35, with a keen interest in business, to give you the opportunity to gain access to a vital centre of support. Come along, meet like-minded people and grow your network to give yourself and your business the best start possible!

Dress code: Come as yourself! There are no false personas at YENA – we want you to be as comfortable as you can. Smart casual is the norm though.

For enquiries please email info@yena.co.uk
See you there!
Come Dine With Me.... & Give The Oven A Night Off
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Want to give the oven a break... why not join me for a Tuesday evening 'Moroccan' style night at the White Hart, Widcombe.

Two Moroccan dishes (menu to be advised).... and a glass of house wine for just £15.00 (This price is subject to confirmation and excludes service charge @ 10% for a table of 6).

Alternatively.... you could order from the main menu.... see photo's.

PS.... No washing up either....!! ;-) ;-)
Networking for Young Entrepreneurs
YENA Young Entrepreneur Networking - Bath
6:30pm - 9pm

This month we're excited to be joined by Gabi Cox, founder of Chroma Stationery, in our Fireside Chat!

YENA is a membership community for young entrepreneurs and ambitious professionals across the UK. We connect you to resources, people and opportunities that help you to start and grow your business faster and more affordably. We run events for individuals below the age of 35, that allow you to meet like-minded individuals in a non-intimidating and sociable environment.

Come grab a drink with us, share ideas and create opportunities for success by attending our next event!
Meetup at a pub close to the centre of Bath.
Bath Friends from around the World
7pm - 9:30pm

A spacious pub close to the centre of Bath (nearly opposite Debenhams) and within easy reach of the bus station and train station. This time the meetup is on a Tuesday so it should be a bit quieter than normal!
Watch the Pacifists and Protestors -Theatre Production
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
7:30pm - 9pm

• What we'll do
We will watch the production of Pacifists and Protestors at the small Clifton theatre. The meal before is now cancelled !
This dramatic rendition of the lives and points of view of those who protested to World War One, featuring a performance of A Dangerous Woman by Alexander J Gifford, recently shortlisted for the Adrian Pagan New Writing Award, followed by a presentation of the words of poets and other protesters.

• What to bring

• Important to know
Tickets can be obtained by the host in advance or purchasing own online tickets from the Redgravetheatre.com website. £13.60 /or £12.60 concession ticket (includes 60p booking fee).
Currently some of row E available. Bank payment required in advance if you wish host to purchase your ticket. Payments details will be sent to on your RSVP confirmation. We wont eating now at Pizza Express
Contact Gill the host for ticket information by Sunday 21st Jan.
To what extent are our institutions fit for purpose?
Café Philo Bristol and Bath
7:30pm - 9:30pm

This is a repeat of the meetup from Bedminster on the 7th of February.
Note venue is Westgate this week not the Ram for previous meetups.
• What we'll do
Institutions: What are they?

What's wrong with them?

What should we reasonably expect?

Thanks to David for framing this months topic…

From the BBC to MPs, from religion to the EU, "institutions" have been in the spotlight over the last decade for their failings; Failing to hold themselves to account, failing to change with the times and failing to represent their stakeholders.

From “noddy shots (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noddy_(TV_interview_technique))” to phone rigging and sensationalised reportage, the BBC (and many, many, more) in the media were vilified a decade ago for all manner of techniques that ultimately misled viewers and readers. In other venerable institutions, many were “found out” to be rigging their expenses, acting in wholly inappropriate ways with staff and those under their care, or just old-fashioned lying.

Barely a single institution today exists unscathed from one or more of these scandals, and yet we have not been able to imagine an alternative that can provide the same services. So, distrust is common, experts in industry and academia shunned, and the individual is told to decide for themselves what they could or should believe. Marriages fail at record levels, celebrities’ pronouncements are weighed equally against the views of those with 30+ years’ experience in their field, and the EU is an institution the UK is legislating to leave.

• What makes an organisation an institution?

• Are Institutions always destined to be ineffective because of ”mission creep” and largesse?

• Are there examples of good institutions from right now or in the past?
Possible examples:

a. The formation of local and national governments that provided representative democracy

b. Churches that use their faith and parishioners to spread aid to those most disadvantaged

c. EU laws that impose strict safety requirements on vehicles, chemicals, etc

• How do we tackle the corruption and hubris that has been exposed in so many institutions?

Is there an alternative to institutions for Government; Sports; Global Trade…

• Trust vs transparency:

a. Wikileaks and Edward Snowden are controversial not just because of what they leaked, but how: Can any institutor now succeed in an era where we demand full transparency? Sometimes things need to be said, and dismissed, rather than never said at all. If all institutions are denied our trust unless we know everything, might we be in danger of forcing them to fail?

b. Shouldn’t the Catholic church be praised for all the work it does to alleviate poverty, and not just maligned for the very small number of nasty people it employs?

c. Can any relationship (Marriage, voter and representative, buyer and seller) survive when we judge people on what they say, but ourselves only on what we do?

• Perhaps institutions need reform, not dismantlement, because they give more than they take.But what sort of reform? and how can it come about?

Hope you can join us.

• What to bring

• Important to know
Discover Buddhism
Sakya Buddhism & Meditation Bath
8pm - 11pm

In this last session of the series of nine talks on "Parting from the Four Attachments", or Zhenpa Zhidral in Tibetan, the focus will be on the unification of calm-abiding (non-conceptual) meditation and insight ('clearly discriminating all phenomena'). Here there is no further need for analysis, because one's mind is endowed with both the calmness of calm-abiding and the clarity of insight, and therefore one just rests in whatever arises.

The evenings comprise of an introduction to calm-abiding meditation, followed by the talk, a short contemplation and time for questions, discussion and refreshments at the end.

These evenings are open to all, no need for experience and ideal for anyone interested or wanting to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path. Discover Buddhism is an introduction to Buddhist practices and the sessions are friendly and informal, with plenty of time for a chat and questions afterwards with tea and biscuits. A rational and questioning approach is encouraged, as the Buddha himself taught that Buddhism has little power to transform if you accept the teachings with unquestioning blind faith.

Each session will also work as a one-off if you just want to drop in occasionally.

Tuesdays 8pm to 9pm. £4/2concs.
All welcome!

For more information about our group, our centre, our teachers and our tradition please visit www.sakyabristol.org

We look forward to meeting you!

RSVP if you would like to be kept updated about this meetup

Accessibility: Disabled access is available to the main display floor and a fully accessible toilet is available. No museum parking available (nearest is Morford st), disabled parking is available but please phone the museum to reserve a space in the staff car park. Call[masked] for details, or message the group.

Long Running Events:

Feb Half-term
13th February - 15th February

CRICKET & FOOTBALL camps for children ages 7-12 years

Each day on our camps is themed on a character quality that is taught experientially and helps explore the Christian faith. We care about developing a child as a person as well as a player. 
> Technical skills with daily themes
> Tactical decision making & mental preparation
> Game based learning
> Competitions and prizes
Camp times: 9-4pm *extended care available
MORE INFO AT www.getsported.org

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