Local Events Bath

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!
"We Are All Called... How Are We To Respond?"
10am - 3:30pm

  “We are called… How are we to respond?”
 An exploration of our faith led by
Michelle Moran
Michelle is a leading lay missionary for the Church today, who has been personally apponted by Pope Francis to work on establishing new structures for mission in the church.
 Bath Catholic Deanery invites our parish members and friends to spend time with Michelle, exploring some themes of Pope Francis' teaching for the Church today; leading to a deeper understanding of the Gospel message of  Bishop Declan’s vision A Future Full of Hope.
Hoping that a shared understanding may lead to us reflecting on our gifts and skills and where to use them, in our  parish, our deanery and our city as part of a more cohesive Catholic community.
Tickets: Cost £10.00  Students £5  (inc. lunch)
You can support others with less means by buying a Donation ticket (min £15 plus fees)
We wish all who want to come to be able to do so. If you wish to come but it is beyond your means, please do contact the St John's Parish Office by email or telephone. (Ask for Janet.) 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Tel: St John's parish Office on 01225 464471. 
Email: bath.stjohntheevangelist@cliftondiocese.com  or click link in the box below.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Travel information is available on the Apex Hotel website https://www.apexhotels.co.uk/bath-hotel
What's the refund policy?
We are sorry that we are unable to refund tickets for this event.
Paddle in canal into / towards Bath and Pub Trip
Gloucestershire Paddlers
3rd March - 4th March

We'll paddle on the Kennet & Avon Canal into / towards the middle of Bath - there's a pub along the way (The George Inn at Bathampton) that serves food which can be our turning-around point if we decide on the day that Bath is too far, depending on weather & fitness etc. We'll meet at the Angelfish Cafe run by the Bath & Dundas Canal Co. - note that Google Maps shows both these in the wrong position, which should be in the slightly curved building next to the water.
Takes a couple of hours on the outside, but we can take as long as we like!
The whole thing should take about 5-6 hours, with about 3-4 hours actual paddling plus breaks and lunch stop. Note that duration times are very approximate.
The pay-and-display car park costs about £6 for the full day, I'm told.
Canoes will be available to hire at the start point.
If anyone has got their own boat they can launch it at the start point for a small donation to the charity that they are supporting.
I'll add more info here soon like boat hire cost. If you have any questions please post them in the comments.
Walk in the snow in Victoria Park then go for coffee and cake
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
11am - 1pm

• What we'll do
Meeting point: Tennis Club entrance (on Royal Avenue, closest to Queen Square/War Memorial entrance) Since my plans for the weekend have gone awry owing to the weather, it's not impossible that others may be in the same position. I therefore suggest a couple of hours spent enjoying simpler pleasures of a walk in Victoria Park, enjoying what snow hasn't yet been churned up by enthusiastic tobogganers, before heading on to a nearby cafe for a spot of what the Swedes call fika (coffee and cake to the rest of us). It's short notice, I know - so any takers? Best wishes, Louisa x

• What to bring
Themselves. Appropriate footwear, hat, gloves.

• Important to know
EWB Student Conference
11:30am - 4pm

Join us for our Engineers Without Borders Student Conference! 
The theme is 'Practical Impact' - Engineering CAN change lives!
Programme1) Guest Speakers: Topics include designing water, sanitation and hygiene solutions for developing communities. Clean energy and sustainable building solutions. 
Talk 1: Water and sanitation solutions for rural communities (Membrane Nano Toilet), Talk 2: Sustainability and product life cycle impacts, Talk 3: The presentation describes the structural anatomy of bamboo and explores the architectural impact of bamboo in buildings, Talk 4: Humanitarian Engineering 
2) Cross-cultural communication game workshop:A simulation game based on cultural clashes. experience the shock of realizing that in spite of many similarities, people from another culture have differences in the way they do things.Location: 1W 2.03, University of Bath Time: Arrivals 11:30-12:00, first speaker at 12pm Lunch and snacks will be provided
Digital Makers at the Guild
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Do you feel that there should be more emoji, such as unicorns, kittens or you! Ever wanted to make your own emoji, your favourite games, or digital stories? Do you want to learn about electronics and robotics, and program things to move? 
Digital Makers at the Guild, every Saturday 12.30 til 2.30pm
Students aged 8 to 15, come and learn all there is to know about coding. To start with, you can work on creating your own emojis, interactive graphics, websites, digital stories, games, and much more. 
During Digital Makers sessions, you can also have fun making interactive physical things putting together LittleBits or soldering electronic kits.
We also have Ozobots, microbits, and a parrot drone which is programmable with Tickle on the iPads.
We have a limited number of iPads and laptops, so if you have a laptop or iPad, please bring it along!
We won't be able to run the sessions on:
* 24th March, due to a family wedding.
A Snowy Pub Crawl
Bath Girls and Guys 20s and 30s (ish)
3pm - 11pm

• What we'll do
Let's get out and go for a wintery pub crawl around Bath. Let's do one drink per place to go and check out a few places.

First stop Bath Brew House. Join us at 3pm!

Hope you can come.

Oli & Ben!

• What to bring

A coat might be useful.

• Important to know

We won't be responsible for anyone falling on ice ;)
Left Bank Jam Band - After Party with DJ Tom Chambers
7pm - 3am

Left Bank Jam BandSet time 9pm - Doors open at 5pmGenres: Funk, Hip-Hip, Soul, Blues & Jazz.Bass - Marcel Osborne (Band leader)Marcel has been on the bass for as long as he can remember and is well established in the bristol music scene. Specialising in funk and groove he previously collaborated with artists including Monk and Canatella , Edenheight - but more recently SDT and Mohawkestra.Guitar - Charlie AllenDrums - Euan LesleeTenor sax - Andrew Neil HayesPLAYING IN A NUMBER OF BRISTOL outfits, notably Schoolboy's Death Trio and Run Logan Run. He is known for avante garde techniques and special effects but in the LBJBs he keeps it strictly funk orientated.Alto sax - Nick robinsonFurther information: https://www.leftbankbar.co.uk/copy-of-open-mic11PM - LateTom Chambers will take you into the early ours connecting the dots between soul, disco, house and more from across the ages.
Bath social bar night
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
7:30pm - 11pm

Come along to the Bath social bar night and enjoy the company of your fellow Meetup members. Reverting back to the usual popular Saturday evening slot for this one too! Located right between Bath's bus and railway stations and close to the public car park in Southgate, Graze is ideal for anyone coming from further afield. I often do get members coming in from Bristol and even further and the feedback I get from these members is they do like this convenient access this location offers. Graze has plenty of space to accommodate us all and a great vibe but of course no matter how good the location, it would not be complete without YOU because it's only thanks to all our fun members attending that the evening is always so much fun for me to host. I always take on board the feedback from everyone and this location always seems to be one of your favourites. So, get out the glad rags, feed the cat, switch off the lights as you go out and please do join us for the evening. I look forward to meeting you all.

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 

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).