Local Events Bath

Debunking GDPR
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4pm - 6pm


Have you heard of GDPR? Any idea what it actually means? You're not alone.
Whether we like it or not, GDPR regulations come into effect in May 2018, and every single business/charity/organisation in the UK needs to be ready to comply.
If you run or work within an organisation which handles people's data (essentially, this means everyone) then GDPR will effect you - and you really can't afford to miss this event.
Join us as we debunk the mysteries of the upcoming GDPR legislation, which supersedes the Data Protection Act 1998. Our free seminar at Walcot House will feature legal experts Stone King explaining exactly how GDPR will affect your business on a day-to-day basis.
Hear from local Bath businesses who've already started planning for May, what they're doing and how they went about it, and take the opportunity to ask your own burning questions to those in the know. 
We're expecting this one to sell out fast, so sign up ASAP to avoid disappointment!
The Steep Sessions 1 : Tea & Health
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6pm - 7:30pm


In the first Steep Session of 2018 we will explore the theme of Tea & Health.  
We are frequently asked about the Health benefits of tea and for many people this question is aimed at the properties of the plant itself.  What is often not taken into consideration is how valuable the process of drinking tea is to health. By this we mean mental health. The ceremony of taking tea, whether as simple as putting a teabag in a mug or as complex as a full Gongfu ceremony is a pause from life. 
Tea & Health will explore tea from both perspectives.  Starting with an introduction to the properties of tea we will then invite Camille from 'How to live well' [bio below] to guide us through a tea meditation.  The evening will end around a communal table with tea & a warming vegetarian curry.  A chance to connect.  
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January Guest : Camille Gibson : “I discovered meditation in my late twenties, when I was going through a particular difficult period in my life. My marriage had just fallen apart, and I was thrown into the challenges of single parenting two young children. Desperately seeking some kind of solace from the misery I was feeling, I turned up at my local Buddhist group for a meditation class. From that first evening I was hooked. In those early years my meditation practice was steeped in Zen tradition- black robes and sitting for hours in complete stillness. My life was an interesting mix of devoted Buddhist practice and full on crazy single parenting. I would move between week long silent retreats to a daily life where there was barely a moment to myself. It meant rising early every morning to meditate, and some days the only moment of stillness I could find was behind a locked bathroom door.  But it was worth it. Those moments of stillness brought me to a deep understanding of myself, and with that came healing and a renewed love of life.  I’ve been meditating for more than fifteen years now, and although I’ve moved away from my strict Zen training, my practice remains strong.   
What is great about mindfulness practice is that it can be incorporated into any daily activity, immediately making it a restful and restorative experience.  Tea drinking is a perfect example. By slowing down and using our senses to fully connect to the experience of making and drinking tea, it is transformed into an enriching and enlightening ritual- a meditation of sorts. 
Come Dine With Me.... (25% Off Food Bill) & Give The Oven A Night Off
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
6:30pm - 9:30pm


Join me for my FINAL mid-week dining event..... to enjoy Spanish cuisine at La Perla Tapas Bar & Restaurant, chic Spanish tapas, dining on rows of tables inside an ambient mood-lit vaulted cellar.

I have had to pay a £5 deposit for each person to reserve the table, so I will collect this from you before we dine, that way its easier to sort out the bill at the end of the evening... and talking of the bill... tonight we get 25% off the food bill, but sorry... not the drinks bill :-( Meet-up at 5.45 - 6.00pm at the Huntsman at 1 Terrace Walk, North Parade, Bath BA1 1LY for pre-dinner drinks and conversation, before we continue with the conversation between mouthfuls of Spanish tapas at La Perla at 6.30pm.

See you on the 27th..... :-)
Discover Buddhism
Sakya Buddhism & Meditation Bath
8pm - 11pm


This week's talk - Introduction to Buddhism: Dharma

The Sakya Buddhist group in Bath offers weekly meditation sessions together with a 10-week cycle of introductory talks about Buddhism. Tonight's talk will be the second one in the series (that will be repeated after the tenth week) and will look at what is the Dharma or the teachings of the Buddha.

The sessions comprise an explanation of and time for 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. Each session will also work as a one-off if you just want to drop in occasionally.

Tuesdays 8 pm to 9pm, please arrive early for a prompt start. £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:

Ethel and Ernest
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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
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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
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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:
Mark-making
Line, measurement and proportion
Perspective
Tonal value
Notān
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
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21st February - 28th March


The 5 week course (Feb 21st for 5 classes)
Content
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.
Class
Wednesdays 19.00pm -20.00pm 



6 Week Balance the Scales
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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
Payment
Can be made on site at Vibe Fitness HQ
The Action for Happiness Course (Bath, 19 Feb 2018)
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19th February - 9th April


EXPLORING WHAT MATTERS
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 :)

ABOUT THE COURSE
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 --
WHO THE COURSE IS FOR
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.

HOW IT WORKS
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

GET IN TOUCH
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:
courses@actionforhappiness.org
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).