Local Events Bath

Bath Half Marathon 2018 (own place runners only)
7am - 3pm

You want to take on a challenge, and you're looking for a team to cheer you on every step of the way.
Join team Action for M.E. in the 2018 Bath Half marathon and get the dedicated support you need to go the distance.
The Bath half is an established road race to be run on 4 March 2018. The course is fast and flat offering a great chance for personal bests or a starting point for first time runners.
As part of team Action for M.E. you'll have access to free fundraising materials, help with publicising your run and your own running vest. Our fundraising team will also be on hand to help you plan your fundraising, and there'll be the chance to meet the rest of our Bath Half team through online meetups and social events.
We ask our runners to commit to raising a minimum of £175 in exchange for a place, and a registration fee of £45 is then to be paid to the race organisers to secure your place.
We want to make sure you get everything you can out of Bath, and in exchange for your commitment we'll make sure you get dedicated support as part of a team all passionate about ending the ignorance, injustice and beglect of people with M.E. Our fundraisers make what we do possible, we really couldn't do it without you.
Action for M.E. is a registered charity in England and Wales (no. 1036419) and Scotland (SC040452) dedicated to ending the ignorance, injustice and neglect experienced by people with the chronic neurological condition M.E. For more information visit www.actionforme.org.uk.
Bath Half Marathon 2018
9am - 5pm

The Vitality Bath Half Marathon is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road runs in the UK. The course is renowned for its flat surface and historical views. Run 13.1 miles through this World Heritage city and help stop MS.
Walking into Beckford's gaze, considering legacies
Walknow, (dis)enchanted walking arts. Bath
9:30am - 3pm

• What we'll do
We will go for a walk, spring may be springing, it could be a bright, it could be chilly, it will be muddy in places! Our walk takes us from the sites of wool and brass mills on the river to Bath's reluctant monument to slave-generated wealth, Beckford's Tower. From here he said he commanded the finest prospect in Europe. We wont be visiting this time but we may enjoy a ghost of that view from below. We walk on and make our way down via Kelston Roundhill to the river. Meet from 09.30, briefing at 09.45 and leave at 10.00. Its a loop we'll be back around 15.00 with a pub stop and maybe the tail end of a carboot sale! Its about 7 miles. Please no dogs.

There will be opportunities to draw, take photos, sound record, write notes. I will offer some attunement exercises to tweak our sensory awarenesses and drop in some information to alert our thoughts. Interesting conversations and thoughtful moments, not a history walk but what we make of it.

A continuing exploration of the undersides and othersides of the enchanted city of Bath from a creative and social justice perspective. Hope you can make it and if you cant follow on line @walknowlive either way please RSVP

• What to bring
water, snacks, weather protection

• Important to know
Some urban walking but mainly on tracks and footpaths, so it could be muddy. One fairly steep climb and some not so steep descents. If you join the walk you consider yourself fit to do it. We will look after each other. Recce and weather report to follow
Vitality Bath Half Marathon 2018
10am - 1pm

Take on The Bath Half and run with Lewis Moody and The Foundation’s team of over 25 runners on this fast flat course, straddling both sides of the river Avon. Starting and finishing in the heart of beautiful, historic Bath, The Bath Half Marathon – or the ‘BATHALF’ as it is affectionately known, is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK.
Register today and make your run matter!
All we ask is for a £30 registration fee and your pledge to raise a minimum of £500 for The Lewis Moody Foundation team to help make a difference to the lives of families affected by brain tumours. Take on the challenge and help beat brain tumours.
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!
Bath Half Marathon 2018
11am - 4pm

This is a fast flat course, straddling both sides of the river Avon and finishes in the heart of beautiful, historic Bath. You’ll be starting and finishing at the same point in Great Pulteney Street – one of the widest Georgian boulevards in Europe.
Get a team together and be part of The Brainy Bunch, ensuring that every step you take will help us to defeat brain tumours for good. Whether you're a rookie runner or hardcore harrier, we will support your half marathon journey with fundraising and training tips plus a free running vest.
Register today and make your run matter by joining The Brainy Bunch!
All we ask is for a £30 registration fee and your pledge to raise a minimum of £300.
Run the Bath Half Marathon 2018 for WPA!
11am - 2pm

As one of the local partner charities to the Bath Half Marathon (as part of the AACP Lifestyle Change Programme), WPA has 10 places available in the Bath Half Marathon!!!
If you would like to run the Bath Half AND raise money to support children/young people and their families in disadvantaged communities around Bath and North East Somerset then please get in contact via stacey@wpa-play.com or 01761 568242 for more info!
Places cost £45 (paid by entrant) and WPA will provide you with a T-shirt and support pack as well as personal support on the day to help give you the racing edge (or just get you through the miles!!).
Relaxed Sunday Afternoon Drink And Chat
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
4pm - 6pm

Well it looks like a weekend to hide from either the Bath half, or the weather, depending which way it goes. So why not join me at Hall and Woodhouse to have a relaxed chat and maybe exchange stories of surviving the Beast from the East! I will head to the comfiest seats that are free, you never know, at this time of day we might get the settees by the fire! I'm going to head to the Cinema at 6pm .... See seperate MeetUp 🤔

Long Running Events:

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.
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).