Local Events Bath

Business Referral networking event for tradespeople
6:45am - 8:45am

Do you want more business and to meet other like minded professional tradespeople? If the answer is yes, then come along and meet with the friendliest, most forward thinking network group in the area. Join us for a delicious breakfast and a chance to introduce yourself and your organisation to others!
This is a business referral networking taster for tradespeople at Bath Golf Club. Come along and find out more about BNI and how it can help grow your business. We currently have a successful electrical contractor and builder and are looking for complimentary trades to share in the business that will be passed by the group.
BNI is the most successful business networking referral organisation in the world. We have over 16,000 members in the UK and Ireland alone, passing nearly 700,000 referrals worth over £520 million every year! It is quite literally the best way to build a better business.
“BNI is more than three times more effective than Google for my business.”Lawrence Conyers, Anson Corporate Media, Newton Aycliffe, England
Chocolate Wrap Course with Celia Adams
9am - 4pm

This cake certainly has the 'WOW' factor. You will be working with modelling chocolate and carving techniques to create a cone shaped wrap design. You will learn to work with cocoa form and handle the chocolate in such a way that allows malleability to shape the wrap cake to your desired specification. Chocolate balls, roses, fans and cut out shapes will be created and dusted to add the perfect finishing touches to this elegant cake.
Price includes buffet lunch
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!
FLS Champions' Summit 2018
10:30am - 4pm

FLS Champions' Summit 2018 is a must attend event if you work in, are looking to improve or want to set up an FLS.
Why you should attend:

Receive updates on FLS implementation across the UK
Hear about the latest developments on the FLS-DB
Question some of the most influential speakers in the field
Attend bespoke workshops on FLS and secondary fracture prevention

What you can expect:
The theme of the Summit is 'Patient Follow up'. Topics covered on the programme include: 

FLS Implementation Programme
Development of the National Osteoporosis Society Vertebral Fracture Identification Guidance and Quality Standards for Osteoporosis and Prevention of Fragility Fractures
FLS-DB update including patient audit results
KPIs for FLS
Patient follow up 
Falls, fragility and fracture pathway

Download the programme here. 
Choose your workshop:
During the afternoon, three workshops will take place. All delegates will attend workshop A and EITHER workshop B or C. 

Workshop A: Follow up - a best practice case study 
Workshop B: DXA reporting in FLS
Workshop C: Developing a business case for a new DXA machine

Please choose which workshop you would like to attend by selecting the appropriate ticket type. 

If you wish to attend workshops A and B, please select ticket type 1
If you wish to attend workshops A and  C, please select ticket type 2
Empower the Educator! South West
12pm - 5pm

Don’t miss your GEM area sharing event! Strengthen your area network, feel empowered in your organisation, learn how to speak up for your work and make space to be creative!
Activities will include:

Honing your advocacy skills

“Learning Lab” for you to experiment freely with your ideas

Top tips for workplace wellbeing

Gallery challenge in the host venue

Networking lunch

Spaces are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!
If you have any dietary or access requirements, please contact office@gem.org.uk and we will do all we can to accommodate you.
These events are being run as part of GEM’s ACE-funded Learning & Sharing Centre.

Day plan
12.00   Networking lunch and registration
13.00   Welcome and introductions
13.15   Advocacy Action: discuss the best ways to advocate for heritage learning
13.50   Break
14.00   Advocacy Action: practice advocating your work and ideas to managers, stakeholders and conferences
14.45   Break and gallery challenge
15.30   Learning Lab: experiment with your ideas in a supportive space and pursue your creativity with peers
16.15   Workplace Wellbeing: explore how you can improve your wellbeing in the workplace
16.35   Closing discussions
17.00   Event ends
Lunchtime Boules @ Queen Square
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
1pm - 3pm

A casual lunch time arrangement for a knock about with whoever attends. Very popular last year, let's see if we can continue some interest now winter is with us

I will bring a set of 8 boule which we can share around.

RIBA South West (Bath) - Win, retain, repeat: an essential guide to managing client relationships
2pm - 4:30pm

Architects need a strategy to secure new clients and develop a good relationship leading to repeat work. This seminar will show you how to improve your chances of securing more work, even when the competition is more experienced and have, on the face of it, better credentials.
This seminar will show you how to effectively market and sell your skills and experiences, even with limited resources and a small budget. All you require is the determination, enthusiasm and a few hours each week to set aside to winning work.
This seminar will cover:

Effective marketing: developing a strategy and creating a pipeline of opportunities
Establishing a target list of potential clients: based on your ideal client, location and sector
Understanding client needs: understand their specific needs, communicating and building a relationship. The magic 3C + R formula will be explained
Ongoing communications with the client: how to put in place a client account management process so that you may continue to develop ongoing relationships with the client, stakeholders and influencers
Feedback, retention and referrals: the benefits of obtaining client feedback and using this feedback to create referrals and endorsement to help secure work with other potential clients

The speaker will explain how using these techniques will increase your chances of securing more profitable work.
Basil Sawczuk, PotentialiseBasil qualified as an architect in 1979. After a string of successful wins his colleagues encouraged him to become a full-time job winner or “rainmaker”. At the multi professional firm of DGI International Basil secured projects for many UK blue chip clients, going on to pursue an international role winning overseas work for large global clients. Basil has also been marketing director for WS Atkins Property Services and a regional law firm. More recently he became marketing, business development and bid director for a major contractor focusing mainly on outsourced public sector work. Basil founded Potentialise in 2009, a consultancy firm advising on marketing and business development. He is the author of Marketing & Selling Professional Services, Risk Avoidance for the Building Team, and Creating Winning Bids.
Core Curriculum topics
1. Business, clients and services2. Procurement and contracts

Other booking optionsFor more information on other seminars in Core CPD 2018, and Club Ticket booking, saving £250 per year, go to Core CPD 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellations are acceptable in writing up to 10 working days of the event, please contactRiba.southwest@riba.org for cancellation requests.
Substitutes are permitted at any time, please contact Riba.southwest@riba.org for substitution requests.
The RIBA accepts no responsibility for the views or opinions expressed by speakers or any other person at the event.
A photographer may cover this event and the photographs may be used to publicise future RIBA events.

Midweek Coffee
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
3pm - 4:30pm

Enjoy relaxed conversation and a beverage at this delightful venue in central Bath. The numbers for this meetup are limited so with a bit of luck we will all be able to sit and talk together in a group.
'Phenomenal Women': Liv Garfield, CEO Severn Trent Water
6pm - 7:30pm

Up-to-date and on the pulse: a series of dialogues with some of the country’s most inspiring women.

In conjunction with the University of the West of England’s Bristol Business School, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is excited to launch a series of events entitled: Phenomenal Women. Each event, which will take place at The Gainsborough, aims to celebrate, support and inspire.
The events will run bi-monthly from February to November 2018. Each event will focus on a high profile business woman who has achieved recognition and made a significant impact in her field. Each woman will talk about her experiences and the challenges she has encountered on her route to success.
The first 'Phenomenal Woman' is Liv Garfield the CEO of Severn Trent Water who joined Severn Trent in 2014 as one of the youngest ever FTSE 100’s Chief Executives and one of only four female chief executives. Formerly the C.E.O of BT Open Reach responsible for delivery of fibre broadband.  
6.45pm - Business coaching session with Dr Noordin Shehabuddeen, UWE Bristol
In this interactive session, we will explain how creativity works and explore some practical hints, tips, and techniques for thinking differently. Participants will get to experience the power of these simple approaches and start to develop their own ability to address problems creatively.
Dr Noordin Shehabuddeen is Director of the Bristol Business Engagement Centre and Associate Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UWE Bristol. He is an author, public speaker, adviser and an authority on the practice of innovation in organisations.
All are welcome to attend and participate. Tickets include Prosecco and canapés, and cost £15 each.
Info, Music and Drinks Evening
6:30pm - 8:30pm

On Wednesday 21st February, please join us in the beautiful surroundings of Widcombe Manor to learn more about the new Music School & Recording Studio, and listen to some stunning music from our Music Scholars.
Jo Duncan, Mark Bradbury and others will be on hand to answer any questions you have whilst you enjoy drinks and canapes. All are very welcome to attend, it is simply an evening to get together and hear more about this new project.
It will begin at 6.30pm and finish at 8.30pm - please do come along whenever you are able to and stay for as long as you wish. There is no cost to attending, please simply let us know you would like to attend by registering for a ticket.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Bath Self-Empowerment Book Club
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Hello everyone :)

Really looking forward to meeting up to discuss our first book - Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Wordery is currently selling this for £7 which is the cheapest I've found for a new copy, here's the link if anyone would like to purchase a copy:


Please do not feel any pressure to have read the whole book by the time we meet. One of my main reasons for creating this group was as a forum to bring together like minded souls who feel they would benefit from being part of a community of people who share similar interests and enjoy engaging in deeper conversations. For those who feel they can read the whole book in the next month, great! For those that prefer to take their time just read what you can. We can take the concepts/thoughts/ideas raised in the book and discuss them in broader terms, not just in relation to the book so please do come along no matter where you're up to with it.

I've purposefully kept the numbers at 10 for this meetup as I think a smaller group will mean it's easier for everyone to be a part of the conversation. If we end up with lots of people on the waitlist I am more than happy to run two separate groups every month.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 21st of February!


Kathryn xx
Free Meditation & Yoga – just show up–we start on Wednesday in Bath 7.30pm
Free Meditation & Yoga Bath
7:30pm - 9pm


Hello there! - We'd like to welcome you to Free weekly meetings hosted by Michael, Bernard which take place at the:

John Williams Room (2nd Floor), United Reformed Church Halls, Grove St, Bath, BA2 6PJ,

on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.00pm

With Sahaja Yoga Meditation we normally sit on chairs to achieve yoga, effortlessly & spontaneously. No Mats or special clothing required.

All across the globe, many are seeking new sources of energy. Meanwhile, the most transformative energy of all is hiding in plain sight, within us. It's natural, sustainable, and infinitely renewable. It's called inner kundalini energy. And everyone already has it — everyone!. It is often likened to an inner feminine or motherly energy which automatically knows about us and what is needed to help us restore balance and harmony within our subtle being. It works spontaneously, effortlessly, organically and cannot be paid for.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple time-honoured technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.

If you're having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Yoga Meditation might well help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You may enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.

Meditation is not just for mystics and monks. Sahaja Yoga meditation is for everyone. Anyone can do it. It's that easy. But with the Sahaja Yoga experience, you'll quickly realise, it isn't your typical Meditations 'R Us type class. It's much more than just feeling peaceful and relaxed. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has many layers, varied and deep. Explore at your own pace, in your own way. Our volunteer experts are always available to help.

Ready to plug into your inner energy? A Sahaja Yoga Meditation class is a great way to start. A few minutes of your life may be all it takes to connect to your inner energy and light the path to lifelong transformation. Sahaja Yoga is more than a temporary solution or quick relief — it is a journey, rather than a destination. It's all about energy — guaranteed pure and carbon neutral. You can never have too much of it.

The best part? All classes are free. No strings, no catch.
Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend, bring your self — all are welcome.

We have a web site here in London too which you can visit for more info about weekly meetings: www.sahajayogalondon.co.uk

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Writers Group with Paul BC
Bath Writers: Beyond The Margins
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Show Not Tell = Easier Said Than Done. Paul will facilitate a session on this subject including a mini-exercise.

The group will also provide feedback on a piece of writing by Jeremy which will be available in our Dropbox folder. Any questions slot, time allowing... I ask for a £1 donation to cover meetup and related costs.

Long Running Events:

Pencil To Paint: Feb - Mar 2018
21st February - 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 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:  21, 28 February; 7, 14, 21, 28 March 2018
5 week Core Strength
21st February - 28th March

The 5 week course (Feb 21st for 5 classes)
With tennis in mind
Learning about the 4 quadrants of the body and how they affect posture
Learning about the inner unit and applying practical based exercise 
The course is made up of 5 classes, each enrolee with have access to our ONLINE PLATFORM of exercise tuition, throughout the 5 weeks to practice what has been learnt in the class, giving each enrolee access to Simon for questions. This is of course optional but will be give each enrolled further insight to personal development.

As soon as the person has registered an invite to pot in to our online services will be issued, the attendee will have the option to use this service or not.
Wednesdays 19.00pm -20.00pm 

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
The Action for Happiness Course (Bath, 19 Feb 2018)
19th February - 9th April

An 8-week course that gives you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people and find simple ways to make yourself and others happy.

This course will run on Mondays from 12-2 on the following dates: 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2nd Apr, 9 Apr
The course is run by local volunteers and based on donations - so please feel free to give whatever you can afford :)

Exploring What Matters is a secular, science-based course for people who want to learn how to live happily and spread happiness to those around them.
It was created by the Action for Happiness charity to help people tune in to what really matters in life, connect with people around them and find small ways to start taking action.
On the course you will:

Meet with like-minded people to explore what really matters in life and find new ways of looking at things.

Enjoy expert videos, mindfulness exercises and a handbook full of resources to help you break big ideas into manageable chunks.

Take time each week to think of small actions you can take to create happiness for yourself and those around you.

People find it really valuable and often refer to what they learn on the course as life-changing.
-- Click here to see the impact of the course and what people say about it --
Each week is based around a big question:
Week 1: What really matters in life? We'll explore whether a greater focus on happiness and wellbeing might be better for all of us.
Week 2: What actually makes us happy? We'll explore the role of outer circumstances and inner attitudes in our wellbeing.
Week 3: Can we find peace of mind? We'll explore some of the skills and practices that can help us in difficult times.
Week 4: How should we treat others? We'll explore how to treat others and how we can become more compassionate.
Week 5: What makes for great relationships? We'll explore how our relationship to others impacts our own happiness.
Week 6: Can we be happier at work? We'll explore what makes us happy at work and what can we do about it.
Week 7: Can we build happier communities? We'll explore how to create communities that are more caring, connected and happy.
Week 8: How can we create a happier world? We'll explore how to live in a way that contributes to a happier world, not just for ourselves but for others too.
-- Click here for a sample of Week 1 to give you an idea of what it’s like --
This course is for anyone interested in exploring how to create happiness for themselves or others.
Maybe you’re someone who could do with some new approaches to try out in your own life.
Or maybe you’re passionate about creating happier communities and a happier world.
Either way, by coming together with others locally on this course you can find the inspiration and support you need find the actions that work for you.
Please note: this course is not group therapy, if you are experiencing severe challenges at the moment we recommend seeking alternative professional support.

The course is run by keen volunteers who are stepping forward to help spread happiness in the local area.
Everyone who joins the course makes a donation of their choice to be there.
It costs Action for Happiness about £90 per person to support each course so we ask all participants to give whatever they can to support themselves and others.
You can give as Supporter (£120) or give the Standard (£90) if you are able, otherwise please give whatever donation works for you - even if you can only give £5 right now you’re as welcome as anyone else :)

What are the highlights of the course?
“Sharing and learning from each other allowed us space to grow and taking away action plans each week focused our minds on pro active action.” ~ Jacqueline, London
“More or less everything is a highlight as it is mightily well researched and factual.” ~ Annick, Lindfield
“Being able to believe that I could be brave enough to change my circumstances/life, in order to be happier/make others happier around me.” ~ Michelle, Farnborough

For questions about this particular course please contact the volunteers who are running it:
Lindy Leslie (lindyy@hotmail.co.uk)Rebecca  Rogers (becky@teachit.co.uk)
For general questions about Action for Happiness and the course please contact:
We hope you enjoy the course. Thanks for helping to create a happier world.
The Action for Happiness team

Please note: although the content and materials for this course have been developed and tested by Action for Happiness, this specific course is being run independently by volunteers who support the aims of Action for Happiness, rather than being put on directly by the organisation itself.
Action for Happiness was co-founded by Prof Richard Layard, Sir Anthony Seldon and Geoff Mulgan. Key members of the team include Vanessa King and Dr Mark Williamson. It is backed by the Dalai Lama - the patron of Action for Happiness.
Action for Happiness is a UK Registered Charity (1175160).