Local Events Bath

How technology can improve your classroom
10am - 1pm

Did you miss BETT this year? 
soVision IT has partnered with iBoard Touch and GoInteractive to put on a free seminar to demonstrate bothproducts and the value they bring to your classroom.Hear directly from the experts of both GoInteractive and iBoard Touch exactly how this interactive technology encourages collaborative working and the use of bespoke applications tailored to all stages of the curriculum, making your teaching easier than ever.
What is GoInteractive Learning?GoServe are proud to present their latest product to the GoInteractive range. This new device boasts a massive spec compared to current devices on the market. Having a patented design, GoInteractive allows students, pupils, or parents and children to switch seamlessly between a fully working windows 10 desktop environment to the hugely popular android device. All by the press of a single button.
What is iBoard Touch?  iBoard Touch is an   interactive 2 in 1 10-point touchscreen table for classrooms and learning environments. It has a dual operating system and can flip to run Windows 10 as a standard machine. Their solution makes   teaching with tech easy and exciting – students and teachers love the enticing large bright screens, which have everyone up and interacting.   
As a unique re seller of the GoInteractive table and a preferred supplier of iBoard Touch, soVision IT offers a special rate for any order replaced after attending this seminar.    
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!
Watch Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
5:55pm - 8:15pm

• What we'll do
The film that scooped the top prizes in the BAFTA awards.

• What to bring
Happy to go for a drink afterwards

• Important to know
Tickets £10.70 members, £11.70 non-members
Introduction to Freediving
BeachPeople (Ocean Sports)
6pm - 9:30pm

** The date is provisional & assumes the course is available. RSVP if interested and we'll take it from there **

Since there are no depths to which I won't sink..this:

If you've watched The Big Blue then you know all about freediving - the art of reaching tremendous depths on one breath (and coming back up - that's also part of it nine times out of ten).

Poole has a freedive club called Go Freedive who have club nights at £15

You need to have completed a 3.5 hour theory & practice course that costs £85 and is based in Bath (which is apposite I guess).

I'm going to do this ASAP then perhaps look to a PADI Freedive course if I think I'm worth it.

Go Freedive: https://gofreediving.co.uk/go-freediving-courses/freediving-courses/try-freediving

PADI freedive course: https://www.padi.com/padi-courses/become-padi-freediver

RSVP if interested.
Middle East in Meltdown
7pm - 9pm

From Egypt to Iran, from Syria to Yemen, the Middle East is once again in turmoil. Peter Oborne casts an expert eye over the region, and considers especially the implications for the Palestinians of Donald Trump’s new policy towards Israel and of Israel’s growing rapprochement with the Gulf States.

Peter Oborne is a distinguished journalist and pamphleteer who has reported extensively from the Middle East. He was chief political commentator of the Daily Telegraph from 2010 to 2015 and now writes weekly columns for the Daily Mail and Middle East Eye.
In 2009, he exposed the workings of the pro-Israel lobby in Britain for Channel 4’s Dispatches. In 2013, he co-wrote with David Morrison the book A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West is Wrong about Nuclear Iran.
He was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2009, and was named columnist of the year at the Press Awards in 2012 and 2016. At the Online Media Awards, he was recognised as best freelance writer of 2016 (for his reporting from Damascus) and as best commentator/blogger of 2017 (for his work for Middle East Eye).
Hustle & Fox In The Trouble Lounge
7:30pm - 10:30pm

HUSTLE & FOX are in the Trouble Lounge We are kicking off ‘18 with an evening with the brilliant influencing duo HUSTLE & FOX.
Hustle & Fox are the go-to strategists for established and emerging brands. If you want more engagement across your channels, some advice new business set-up and opportunity to mingle and network with likeminded folk, join us in the lounge this month. Cat (@NotSoSmugNow) & Gayle (@gayle_carry_me_home) will be in the Trouble Lounge with Katy & Sarah for a TL style workshop on effective branding and business growth.
Get branding savvy with us. We will be chatting;
*Small business set up
*Social Media for your business
*Tips and tricks
*Balancing work and life
*AND all the usal TL antics!
We are super excited to host this event in UNIT 26 of Milsom Place. Bath. Its a beautiful part of town rich in History and fun. 
We love a friday night event here at TL. So head down to Unit 26 on Friday 23rd Febuary from 7:30pm
The lovely boys from @popupcocktailbar will be there with wine and a special TL cocktail!
We will provide worksheets and pens for note taking and number getting for all the new buisness buddies / friends you will make!
Any questions give the TL girls a shout.
Sarah & Kate x x
"Hustle+Fox is a new kind of agency. We like the little guys with the big ideas. We are dedicated to supporting brands that come from kitchen tables, brands that are alive because hard-working people have built them in the spaces between work and family. Specialising in product development, PR, social media management and creative events we guide your brand towards the best possible version of itself.
Having spent years in the creative and retail industries, the minds behind Hustle+Fox have amassed a pretty awesome network of very talented and handy people so, if we can’t do something, we know someone awesome who can. We like to share the love like that"
@hustleandfox #foxitup #imwiththebrand

Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
7:30pm - 10pm

We start at 8pm sharp

Come and play two full games each of


Full explanation on the night for those not sure of the rules

Cost ..........£10 ( includes shoe hire if wearing black soles or high heals)
Public Talk by Author Kathleen McDonald: 'Resilience - How and Why'
Buddhism in Bath
7:30pm - 9pm

• What we'll do
“See things as they are and react with wisdom and compassion.” HH Dalai Lama

In the times we find ourselves, this can seem to be easier said than done. And yet, what, realistically, is the alternative? For the sake of our planet and its inhabitants, giving way to either cynicism or despair is not possible.

Renowned Buddhist author and teacher, Ven Sangye Khadro, explores what tools Buddhism can offer to lift our spirits, and to be a force for positive change in the world. These tools have been valued for more than two and a half thousand years, and still have much to offer anyone, Buddhist or not, religious or not, in the twenty first century. All very welcome. More details on our website www.jamyangbath.org.uk

• What to bring
Suggested donation to cover costs: £7 at the door

• Important to know
Kathleen McDonald (Ven. Sangye Khadro) has been a Tibetan Buddhist nun since 1974. In the last four decades, she has been travelling around the world, teaching, studying and doing retreats. She is one of the foremost teachers of Buddhism in the West today and author of the best-selling 'How to Meditate'. She has a warm, gentle and unassuming manner of teaching, paired with an ability to present the Buddha's teachings in a contemporary and personal way.
Soul Shakers - Ain't No Mountain High Enough!
8:30pm - 11:30pm

Soul Shakers are a Bath and Bristol based band who perform iconic, classic soul duets. Featuring music by Marvin & Tammi, Bobby & Roberta, Amy Winehouse, Lianne LaHavas and Gregory Porter. The band features James Lambeth & Emma Hutchinson on lead vocals, Ruth Hammond on keys, Eddie John on drums, Jerry Crozier-Cole on guitar and Steve Hall on bass. 

Long Running Events:

Ethel and Ernest
23rd February - 9th March

The story is simply a progression through the lives of the titular couple, from their courtship in the late 1920s to their deaths in 1971. Ethel is a lady's maid with middle-class aspirations and firm notions of respectable English behaviour; she becomes a housewife when she marries. Ernest, five years younger, is an easygoing milkman with socialist ideals and an enthusiastic interest in modern progress and technology. They live with their only child, Raymond, in a London suburb, through the Great Depression, World War II, the advent of television and other events. The story richly illustrates London working-class life and concerns, during some of the most momentous social and political developments of the 20th century.The book was turned into the feature-length hand-drawn animated film Ethel & Ernest, voiced by Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent and others.
Listening Booth Tour: Bath | Rebellious Sounds Archive
23rd February - 16th March

Rebellious Sounds Archive at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath: 23rd February - 16th March
Dreadnought South West have commissioned the design and build of a very special mobile exhibition space. Known as the Listening Booth, it is deliberately designed to look like a voting booth to remind users of the centenary of the right to vote for some women. Excerpts from the oral histories collected for the Rebellious Sounds Archive have been loaded on to interactive voting cards. Listeners put on a pair of headphones and choose a voting card to place in the slot; this will play their chosen story of women's activism.
Head along to a venue near you (host locations will be listed here as they are confirmed). 
Join us at No 1 Royal Crescent on International Women's Day, 8th March, for a protest poster-making workshop. Email carment.dreadnoughtsw@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.
Listening Booth design

If you have a story of activism to tell then get in touch with Project Coordinator Carmen Talbot on carment.dreadnoughtsw@gmail.com.
Funded by: 

With additional funding and support from:
...and our Rebellious Friends
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).