Local Events Bath

Mediation matters: addressing mental wellbeing issues in the workplace (Halfday seminar/£50+vat pp invoicable)
9am - 12:30pm

A CPD workshop for professionals and leaders, from the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, in partnership with the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and with BathNES Public Health and Virgin Care Ltd.
The Need for a Paradigm Shift in Workplace Wellbeing
The 2017 UK government Thriving at Work (Stevenson & Farmer) report stated, ‘the UK is facing a mental health challenge. Not only is there a big human cost of poor mental health at work, there are also knock-on impacts for society, the economy and Government. Employers are losing billions of pounds because employees are less productive, less effective, or off sick.’ 
This special event will explore the key relationship between mental health wellbeing and the prevention, management and resolution of employment and workplace disputes. Through a combination of expert panel discussion and demonstration of real case examples we will:

Consider why mental health issues are so important in the management of conflict and mediating disputes.
Explore how mediation can play a vital and transformative role in promoting a positive and proactive approach to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Share examples and experiences of real cases highlighting challenges and successes, including:- Managing the particular issues surrounding mental wellbeing in the workplace.- Mediations involving employees suffering from a mental health condition or disorder.- Understanding when to mediate and when to seek psychological support.- Coaching to facilitate return to work following either periods of work-related illness or trauma.- Illustrating instances where mediation has been a positive life changer

We invite you to join us for this interactive session and contribute to shaping this important discussion.
This session chaired by Fiona Colquhoun, Mediator and CEDR Director, will be led by a panel of experienced professionals & mediators:

Fiona Colquhoun (Chair) – CEDR Director & Mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
Cindi Bedor – Head of Staff Counselling, EAP Manager and internal mediator, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Clare Laker – Public Health Development & Commissioning Manager, Bath & NES Council
Paul Wilson – Head of Mental Health Services, Virgin Care Ltd
Arabella Tresilian – Mediator & CEDR Associate, Chair of Bath City Farm, and Bath Mind trainer

Who should attend?

HR Professionals (ER, L&D, HRBPs, Managers and Directors)
In-House Lawyers
Line Managers / Directors
Trade Union / Work Council Representatives
Professional Body Representatives
Commissioners of ‘neutral’ workplace or employment investigations and other processes ( e.g. reviews, independent investigations, Chairing appeals, etc.)

CPD - 3 hours
CEDR provides recognised CPD for a number of professional bodies (please ask if you wish to know if your profession is covered).
The cost£ 50.00 plus 20% UK VAT for all participants£ 25.00 plus 20% UK VAT for CEDR members
DateFriday 9 March 2018. 9.30am - 12.30am (Registration at 9am)
VenueLocation: BathAddress: Trust Boardroom, Oasis Conference Centre (Building E6), Royal United Hospital, Combe Park, Bath, Avon BA1 3NG
For more information or to book a placeBook your 'free' ticket here via Eventbrite and we will invoice you - payment to CEDR confirms your place. Alternatively, please contact the training team on +44(0)20 7536 6000, email event@cedr.com or use our secure server to book online.  
Full online details - click here. 
Hey beautiful ladies, come to the Bath Global Goddesses Business Academy
Global Goddesses Business Academy for female entrepreneurs
10am - 1pm

The most exciting networking & training organisation event for Conscious Minded Business Women Globally. Come along, try us out, make fabulous connections & Come and see what all the fuss is about. With every month, the training is OPD Accredited (ongoing professional development) & will build a library of a wealth of knowledge. 'I am so excited to meet you' Tessa Kirby - Founder of The Global Goddesses Business Academy and of The Transformational Bath Based Energy by Tessa. Come & Thrive with our Tribe. I know you are ready for this! RSVP please to [masked] or phone Tessa on[masked] IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THIS NEXT MEETING...... PLEASE bring some pictures, items, leaves 🍁 ANYTHING that you have - download or cut from magazines - that represent things you love & want to have in your now & future!! We are going to be creating your vision boards & goals - so join in - you will be delighted!!
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!
Focus Group - Recruitment of a new Vice-Chancellor
10:15am - 11:15am

The Committee on the Office of Vice-Chancellor is keen to engage as many people as possible in determining the context and requirements for the recruitment exercise. This will include a survey, letters to external stakeholders and a range of focus groups for staff and students. These 1 hour discussions will enable small groups to express and discuss their views and give the Committee feedback on what will be required of the next Vice-Chancellor of this University.
This focus group is for members of the E&R job family.
NEyTCO South West Professional Exchange and Regional Meeting
2pm - 4:30pm

A chance for NEyTCO Members and other interested Early Years Professionals to come together
Programme:14.00 - 14.15: Registration / Refreshments / Professional Exchange14.15 - 14.30: Welcome                       Introductions - Members & Non-Members14.30 - 15.30:  Presentation 1                       "Psycholinguistics” Katie Crouch (Norland College)15.30 - 15.40: Q & A / Professional Exchange15.40 - 16.00 : Presentation 2                       “Contracts and Tenders” Julia Hinns (Childminding Matters)16.00 - 16.15:  NEyTCO Updates & eLearning Platform16.15 - 16.30: Refreshments /Professional Exchange 
Following this meeting we will be adjourning to a local venue for a social event, for details, please email: members@neytco.co.uk 
drinks and games
Bath Girls and Guys 20s and 30s (ish)
7pm - 9pm

• What we'll do
Want something to do on a friday night? We could play games, drinks or go for a stroll?

• What to bring

• Important to know
cancel rsvp if you change your mind please
Story Friday - Bath
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
7:15pm - 10:15pm

Sit back and enjoy an evening of stories, written and performed by local writers. Meet 7.15 - 7.45 pm in the bar - Jeff will be wearing a Panama hat.

The stories start at 8.00 pm, in the adjoining cabaret club style performance area.


£5 on the door. The wonderful Story Fridays organisers reserve tickets for Meetup until 7.45 pm - just say you're with Meetup, when you pay on the door.


Most frequent bus from city centre is the number 3 - get off at the Walcot Morrisons stop on the London Road.


There is some on-street parking reasonably near Burdall's Yard, e.g. in the streets off Snow Hill, along Walcot Street, or in St John's Road. Alternatively, Waitrose car park, at the city centre end of Walcot Street, is about 10 minutes walk away.


Taken by Elaine Hicks, at a previous Story Friday.
Looking for Eric
7:30pm - 10:30pm

Ever since his wife (Stephanie Bishop) left him, Eric Bishop's (Steve Evets) life has fallen apart. His two teen sons (Gerard Kearns, Stefan Gumbs) have little regard for him, his job at the post office is increasingly unfulfilling and he ends up in the hospital after a car crash. One night, he smokes marijuana and has a vision of his favorite Manchester United soccer player: Eric Cantona. With the help of his idol and his daughter (Lucy-Jo Hudson), Eric tries to get his life straightened out.
It was written by screen writer Paul Laverty and directed by the English director Ken Loach. The film's cast includes the former professional footballer Eric Cantona and the former bass guitarist with The Fall, Steve Evets.
Loach said of the film, "We wanted to deflate the idea of celebrities as more than human. And we wanted to make a film that was enjoying the idea of what you and I would call solidarity, but what others would call support for your friends really, and the old idea that we are stronger as a team than we are as individuals.
Big Bath Sleep-Out 2018
8pm - 8am

Take part in the Big Bath Sleep Out  and raise vital funds for homeless charity Julian House. 
Giving up just one night could really make a difference to those who could be forced to sleep on the streets every night. It might seem a romantic idea – sleeping outside, watching the stars and day dreaming… but imagine having no choice but to sleep rough every night. The sponsorship you raise will help Julian House run its various projects in and around Bath supporting homeless and excluded men and women.
You can enter as an individual, or with friends and family, or a team from work, school or other organisation. (Under 16′s must be accompanied by an adult at all times).
We do not charge an entry fee but hope that you will try and raise at least £100 so that we can continue to provide vital support to homeless and marginalised men and women in and around Bath. You will be amazed at how many people will be willing to sponsor you - last year 210 people who took part and raised an amazing £35,000!
 Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
You must pre-register to take part in the event. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult at all times: Max ratio 4:1
Anyone between 16-18 will need written consent from a parent / carer. A form will be provided after registration.
Is there any parking?
Parking on site is very limited but cars can be left overnight on Gloucester Rd (please park consideratley). A
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please bring;
Sleeping bag
Cardboard / plastic sheeting
Warm & waterproof clothes & shoes, hats, gloves
Change for hot drinks & snacks from Alice Park cafe until 11pm
Please do not bring;
Loud music
Illegal substances
Anything that will disturb fellow sleepers
The organisers will provide;
Limited emergency shelter for extreme weather
Professional security
Basic First Aid support
Bacon sandwich (or muffin) and hot drink for breakfast in the morning
 Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact the organisers preferably by email cathya@julianhouse.org.uk or 07487 741159. You can also update registration information this way.
Friday 9th March - Soul Strutters & DJ - 3am
9pm - 3am

Friday 9th March - The Soul Strutters.Free entry - First come first serve.Drinking and Dancing doors open at 5pm with 2-4-1 on cocktails until 8pm.To guarantee entry: Guestlist or Table reservations - https://www.walcothousebath.com/contact/Main room: The Soul Strutters from 9pm. DJ from 11:30pm-late.Due to high demand the Soul Strutters are back at Walcot House. The Soul Strutters are a collective of professional musicians from Bristol who love nothing more than performing specially handpicked songs from the golden era of Funk, Soul, Disco and Rare Groove.They are widely regarded as one of the busiest Funk and Soul bands going.Formed at last-minute in October 2012 for a cocktail function, The Soul Strutters gelled immediately after the first 4-bars of ‘Use me Up’ by Bill Withers was performed. From then on, the band were playing the circuit of live music venues near enough every weekend around the Bristol and surrounding area to the present day, solely through word of mouth.The group was founded on a mutual love and respect for the music they grew up on and have always wanted to perform, and from the sheer smiles on their faces from start to finish, it’s clear that the passion and enjoyment radiates through to the audience.By the end of 2016, Soul Strutters have completed over 900 gigs and over 200 weddings all over Britain, with 2017 proving to be their busiest year yet.Unlike many wedding and corporate function bands, the Soul Strutters formed absolutely organically, with the single intention of jamming together for fun. Since then, they have become a full-time band gigging at a variety of special events, including weddings, anniversaries, birthday celebrations and charity events.With a professional attitude towards all bookings you can be assured that the Soul Strutters will surpass your requirements, and put on a great show for your event, bringing all of their enthusiasm and passion to your stage. Whether it is a small intimate pub gig, a background entertainment in a restaurant, a live music venue or a wedding, it won’t be one that your guests will forget, and you’ll struggle to find a live performance tighter than The Strutters!- Eric Mylod-Okafu (Bass and vocals)- Jack Baldus (Keyboards, talkbox)- James Arbery (Guitars)- Barney Sage (Drums)Now open from 5pm - 7 evenings a week as a destination cocktail/wine bar with dining. Opening HoursMonday 5pm - 2amTuesday 5pm - 2amWednesday 5pm - 2amThursday 5pm - 2amFriday 5pm - lateSaturday 5pm - lateSunday - Closed

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).