Local Events Bath

March SBF Breakfast Networking
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8am - 10am


Join Small Business Focus members for a relaxed morning of networking. Talk to other small business owners and indpendent consultants while enjoying a great breakfast from Boston Tea Party.
Ideal for those looking to expand their network, share experiences and build relationships within the small business community in Bath.
Non members welcome!
Bath Treasure Hunt with 20% off at the finishing Treasure (the pub)
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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!
She Means Business: Female founder meet-up in Bath
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10am - 12pm


Female founder meet-up, in celebration of International Women's Day! 
Join small business community Enterprise Nation and Natalie Sherman, founder of Naturally Social for a fun and friendly networking meet-up, as part of the Facebook She Means Business campaign.
Bring your social media questions and business cards and come away hearing other start-up stories from other relatable ladies in business, making valuable contacts and even gaining a potential collaboration opportunity.
Natalie is an accredited She Means Business social media trainer and will be sharing her social media knowledge and expertise. Please note that there is no formal presentation as part of this meet-up, but stay tuned for further training events taking place this year! 






Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people in the UK turn their good ideas into great businesses. Our events are a fun and friendly way to chat with other people starting or growing a business. This meet-up is part of the Facebook She Means Business campaign. Enterprise Nation is running a series of nationwide female founder meet-ups to inspire creativity, empower confidence and educate on how to best utilise Facebook and Instagram to grow your business. 

Become an Enterprise Nation member

We know that starting a business comes with a tough job description. That’s why we created Enterprise Nation, the UK's most active small business network.  

Enterprise Nation membership gives you access to exclusive opportunities to grow your business and can connect you with over 70,000 entrepreneurs and business experts who can help. And by selecting the 'plus membership' ticket, you’ll automatically get to attend this meet-up for free! Discover the full range of member benefits today. 
Learn to Row taster session
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11am - 2pm


An event for International Women’s Day. Learn to row at Minerva Rowing Club Bath
Places are limited - no prior experience required. 
If you miss out on the taster find out about our 5 week weekday learn to row courses that run through the year. 
March Meetup - talks and chat
ITGirls Collaborative - tech sector founders & freelancers
6pm - 7:30pm


• What we'll do
Usual format with intro's, shoutouts and short talks from Katalina, Monika and hopefully Rachel Baker as we missed you last time :) Everyone welcome.

• What to bring

• Important to know
Rearranged Date: Bath Exiles Welsh Society - St David's Day Celebration
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6pm - 9pm


Dear All
As you can imagine the weather is causing havoc today so sadly our St David's Day Celebrations will need to be rearranged! Hopefully you can all make next Thursday instead? There will still be Cawl and much Welshness but without the snowy weather conditions! Have a safe St David's Day and see you next week!
Butch will be proving the cawl free of charge and also wine on the tables (for a small charge of £5 a head)
It would be wonderful to see a few new faces this month? Please don't worry if you don't know anyone as we are typically Welsh and very friendly. Also if you have any Welsh friends who I don't have on my list then please can you let me have their email addresses?
Let me know by booking a ticket on eventbrite so that I have numbers for catering or send me an email sian.swift@sky.com
The Guild Board Games Evening
The Guild Bath- Social Evenings
6:30pm - 10:30pm


Free to all Guild members/£3 all others

This is a regular games night held at The Guild coworking hub in the centre of Bath. We're a friendly bunch of people with a wide range of gaming experience from old hands to total newbies, so there's no experience needed. We supply games, food and drinks, and you are also welcome to bring your own games too. We may have more than one game running at the same time so there should be something to interest you.

The nights are free to Guild members, and £3 for non members- this covers the games, some delivery pizzas and drinks.
Another great evening of speeches and be inspired by our competition entries
Bath Spa Toastmasters - Public Speaking Group
7:15pm - 9:30pm


Come and see our special Toastmasters competition night and experience some of the finest and most inspiring speeches from our Bath Spa speaking Club.

On this evening, you will hear 4 competition level speeches and get to meet all of our club members and other speaking enthusiasts. There is no expectation at all for you to give any speeches on this evening so if you are particularly nervous about public speaking, this is a brilliant place to start. You can begin with complete calm by watching some of our more experienced speakers and chat to them afterwards. To cap it all, this night it is completely free and we will guarantee you will meet and chat to some great people who will give you a very warm welcome. You can find out what we do and how we go about preparing for speaking. Everyone is welcome to attend (no cost) and we ask everyone to arrive around 7.15pm so we can start the speeches on time. So come along then join us afterwards for a drink or two - we'd love to see you!

All the best,

Clive and the Bath Spa Toastmaster team

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Want to know more about the TM programs to improve both your speaking, stage presence and group skills (leadership in taking roles which make our meetings a success)?
http://toastmasters.org.uk/

Want to see us on Facebook?
https://www.facebook.com/BathSpaToastmasters/

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Bath Spa Toastmasters gets your speaking, thinking and presenting skills sharper. It’s a sure way of gaining confidence, both in front of an audience and in everyday life.
Pies De Resistence: Bath Girl Geeks at the Raven, Bath
Bath Girl Geek Dinners
8pm - 10pm


• What we'll do
Hi All,

This first Bath Girl Geeks Social follows on from the next IT Girls meet up at the Innovation Centre, we should get some excellent food for thought there and then carry on with some actual food and drink at the Raven.

https://www.meetup.com/ITGirls-Collaborative-tech-sector-network/

Hope you can make it, we'll try and take over the Raven and you can have drinks and if you like, a pie, they have veggie options and more nibbly bits! We can then discuss the format of the next dinner- booking somewhere a bit more formal requires menu planning etc and until we have an idea of numbers, we better start small and intimate!

If we get more than ten interested in coming, I'll update with a new venue, so RSVP as soon as possible.

Marianne

• What to bring
Cash, open-mind, empty belly.

• Important to know
Feel free to bring plus one of a supporting male, but no unaccompanied males.
CHARITY PUB QUIZ- St. James' Wine Vaults BATH
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
8:15pm - 10:30pm


CHARITY PUB QUIZ - By popular demand

N.B. MEET UPSTAIRS GALLERY ROOM (ALSO BROADCASTS QUIZ)

ARRIVE EARLY to grab seats please - 8pm would be good for those who can.

Starts 9pm sharp.

Each team member pays £1.

1st place - £25.
2nd place - bottle of wine or a box of chocolates.
3rd place - a box of chocolates.

BONUS: Snowball at the end with rolling cash prize if not won.

This is a good quality quiz with variety.

Full details: http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/Charity.html

Supporting Dorothy House & Julian House Charities.
Pub Quiz
Bath Girls and Guys 20s and 30s (ish)
7:30pm - 11pm


• What we'll do
Pub quiz. Thinking caps on! Starts at 8 but might want to get there earlier to guarantee a table.

• What to bring

• Important to know
Pub Quiz
Bath Girls and Guys 20s and 30s (ish)
7:30pm - 11pm


• What we'll do
Pub quiz. Thinking caps on! Starts at 8 but feel free to join us earlier.

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 



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).