Local Events Bath

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
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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.