Local Events Bath

Get Fit For Business: Business Networking Breakfast March
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7:30am - 9am


Join Bath Chamber of Commerce, Bath Business Improvement District and the Bath Chronicle for our next Get Fit for Business Breakfast.
There’s plenty of opportunity to meet people at this networking breakfast, so we’ve structured it to make sure that you have the chance to meet the right people and build smart connections for your business through informal speed networking.
What's in it for me?
We not only help you to build on your business connections; this event also provides a platform to gain insight, find out about new business opportunities and to raise the profile of your business.
• Increase your network
 • Promote your business
• Share knowledge and experience
 • Enjoy a quality breakfast in unique surroundings
How does it work? We keep things simple.
On arrival, get mingling over a tea or coffee and informal buffet style breakfast. You're then invited to sit at a table where we will facilitate for you to connect with as many guests as possible.
7.30 am – arrival, buffet breakfast and networking
8.00 am – welcomes and explanation as to format of the networking
8.15 am -  networking - talk about your business for one minute to those sat with you at your table
8.30 am – move table – talk about your business for one minute
8.45 am – move table - talk about your business for one minute
9.00 am – event closes
And, if you're new to networking, or not feeling very confident, our dedicated event manager is on hand to ensure that your experience is smooth and enjoyable.
Event Sponsor
 

 
With nine offices including Bristol and Bridgwater, ITEC provides agile managed print, IT, VoIP and document capture technology, expertly deployed and supported for smarter business outcomes.
www.itecgroup.co.uk        @ItecUK
 
 
                
 
If you have 10 minutes please complete the Business West Skills & Training Survey. Please click on this link to complete http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/LU4B5/
The long-term aim is to ensure high quality, relevant and cost-effective skills provision that meets the needs of employers across the region.
Changing Together: Free workshop for 3rd sector organisations in B&NES
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2:30pm - 4:30pm


The B&NES Third Sector Group (3SG) and B&NES Council invite you to the second 'Changing Together' event which is taking place at St Michaels Without Church, Bath on the afternoon of March 15th.
Following our successful launch event in November 2017 (at Bath City FC), we encourage you to attend this follow up workshop which will focus on themed conversations between the Council and 3SG members. These conversations will focus on solutions to the challenges we face as third sector organisations and those faced by the people we represent. 
This is a brand new dialogue to explore innovative ways that we can meet increasing need against the backdrop of cuts to local authority funding.  We will be generating ideas which we will then be encouraging people to develop into Expressions of Interest for the 'Changing Together' funding which the Council are making available to pilot new approaches.      
3SG members and the B&NES Community Engagement team will facilitate small group discussions on a number of themes and details of these will be shared prior the event. 
BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR 3rd SECTOR ORGANISATION IS PART OF THE CONVERSATION
 


Shortening Distances in the Legal Field
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4pm - 7pm


We will be hosting IT Managers within the legal field, predominantly within the Southwest.The objective is to discuss the common obstacles faced within this industry and share stories on how others have created more effective ways of working.Whether audio conferencing, desktop sharing or video conferencing, 'collaboration' is becoming increasingly important in the modern workplace.  We will be demonstrating the latest technologies and methods employed in the legal sector to ensure your legal professionals remain efficient with their time and defy distance, whilst saving money.
Agenda:Matt Delargy, Head of Sales & Will Wood, Head of Pre-SalesWelcome to attendees, a brief outline on Datasharp and how we have added value in the legal field. Dan Boddington, Technical ConsultantDiscussing the collaboration landscape, technologies and road-map.Video-enabling all your meeting spaces without the budgetary constraints.Live Demonstration - working anywhere, any time & from any device. Tim Roche, Head of ITDatasharp/StarLeaf customer experience and the impact on their business.
Sex, booze, wee, perfume and love songs: how fruit flies fight illness
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5pm - 6pm


This interactive 40 minute show will examine how extremely tiny flies prepare for illness using what they can smell, hear and eat. Dr Nick Priest will explain the current state of understanding of how animals fight infection and show how flies break the rules. Audience members will be recruited to run an experiment to test whether natural perfumes help fight sexually transmitted infections (Note the test will be done on live fruit flies, not audience members). 



Dr Nick Priest is a member of the Milner Centre for Evolution. His research lies at the interface of evolution, behavioural ecology, reproductive physiology and molecular genetics.
How are sexes maintained? Why do males of many species harm their mates? Why and how does aging occur? These questions are usually addressed by separate fields (Sex, Conflict & Aging), but Nick thinks of them as specific cases of the more general problem of how traits are expressed and how they evolve. They conduct empirical studies to understand how physiological responses to sexual behaviour in parents contribute to the rate of adaptation. 



FAQs
 
How much do the tickets cost? 
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but the talk is not suitable for young children.
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 
 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.
Treating pain in the brain
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5pm - 6pm


One of five people live in constant pain, and almost everyone knows what it’s like to have pain that won’t go away . In this talk you will hear about some of the more unusual insights that neuroscience research has provided into how to reduce pain, or at least make it more bearable. Find out why you might want to consider watching the next time that you receive a needle rather than turning your head away, and what telescopes have to do with pain relief. There will be interactive elements to this talk.




Dr Janet Bultitude is a Lecturer at the School of Psychology and a member of the Centre for Pain Research at the University of Bath. She has over twelve years’ experience studying how our experience of the world can be altered by changes in the brain, and how sensations can be manipulated to aid recovery from brain disorders such as stroke. In her current research she studies changes in neural processing of sensation and movement in people with chronic pain, and how these processes can be manipulated for treatment. 



FAQs
 
How much do the tickets cost? 
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but the talk is not suitable for young children.
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 
 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.
CE Bath Club Quiz Night
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5:30pm - 8:30pm


Get your thinking caps at the ready and join us for the inaugural CE Bath Club General Knowledge Quiz Night. Nibbles will be provided. Teams of any number to a maximum 6 people per team, £10 +VAT per person.
5.30pm registration for a 6pm start.
Good For Nothing Bath - Networking & Nibbles
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6pm - 8pm


We are back!
Yes, after a fantastic Pitch Night and Gig Night in 2017, we are now back with a series of new events for this year.
We're going to start this year off slightly differently, by hosting as many of Bath's creators, do-ers, makers, tinkerers, thinkers and good for nothing-ers at a specially curated networking event.
You are invited to join us on Thursday 15th March 6pm-8pm at Boston Tea Party, Alfred Street for some mixing and mingling.
This is a great opportunity to hear more about Good For Nothing in Bath, as well as meet some brilliant new people.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Good For Nothing Bath Crew
Bex, Beckii, Steve, Evva, Jess, Yasmin, John and John 
Stepping Back in Time - Annual Dance Show
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6pm - 8:30pm


Join us for our spectacular annual Dance Show, where this year we will be 'Stepping Back in Time'!
Our show includes solos, duets and big ensemble numbers featuring different dance styles, ideas and music from the 20th & 21st Century.
Thursday's production will feature additional dances from our fabulous Junior School.
Tickets for these shows normally sell out very quickly, so make sure you book soon to avoid disappointment.
All-age talk: The Maths of Life and Death
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6:30pm - 7:30pm


How do cats get their black and white coats? And how is this linked to cancer and locusts? Hear how mathematical biology gives us the answers.



Dr Kit Yates is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at the University of Bath and a popular science writer. Kit’s research has demonstrated, unexpectedly, that mathematics can be used to describe all sorts of phenomena from embryo formation to locust swarming and from sleeping sickness to egg-shell patterning. He is particularly interested in the role that randomness plays in Biology. He completed his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Oxford in 2011. His research into Mathematical Biology has been covered by the BBC, the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Mail, RTE and Reuters amongst others. Independently, his writing about the enjoyment and ubiquity of Mathematics has appeared in the Times, the i, the Independent, the Mail, and popular science publications such as Scientific American and IFLscience. He has also made appearances on the BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory and even on Watchdog! Kit has also set real-world-based mathematical puzzles which have appeared in a range of newspapers, on tube adverts, on the radio and on Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums. You can find out more about Kit’s research and science communication on his website - http://kityates.com/


FAQs
 
How much do the tickets cost? 
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, the talk is suitable for people of all ages although very young children may struggle as it will be a 45 minute talk.
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 
 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.
ITI - Implant Dentistry- Are we safe or are we walking on the wild side?
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6:30pm - 9:30pm



An evening with Dr Rajan Patal and Barrister, Abigail Stamp. 
 
Aims:
 
1.To Introduce the legal framework relating to medical negligence cases
 
2. To understand the role of consent in medical negligence
 
3. To understand the role of the GDC and FtP procedural process
 
Objectives:
 
1. To enable the participant to understand how to understand the clinical negligence framework in relation to dentistry
 
2. To help the participant improve their consent process during implant dentistry
 
3. To explain to the participant their role within a complaint to the GDC and the possible outcomes and remediation process
 
A light dinner will be provided, if you have any dietry requirements please email Emily courses.thedentalimplantclinic@gmail.com 
Gardens Trust Winter Lecture in Bath: Revealing Repton by Stephen Daniels
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6:30pm - 7:30pm


 Stephen Daniels
Revealing Repton: Approaches to the Art of Landscape Gardening
6.30 pm, Wednesday  Thursday 15 March, Museum of Bath Architecture, The Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, The Paragon, The Vineyards, Bath BA1 5NA.
In the years since the publication of Stephen Daniels’ book Humphry Repton: Landscape Gardening and the Geography of Georgian England (1999), appreciation of Repton’s work, and the landscape arts of the period, has developed in a number of stimulating directions. In this lecture Professor Daniels surveys this field of interest and inquiry with a view to opening new approaches to understanding and communicating the art of landscape gardening, and imaginative ways to commemorate the cultural significance of Repton’s work and its legacy in this bicentenary year.
Why Do Metal-on-Metal Hips Fail?
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6:30pm - 7:30pm


Metal on metal hips have been one of worst failures in recent years for orthopaedic implants. This talk will describe the history of the current metal on metal failure and discuss some of the reasons why might have occurred. It will also consider the reasons that wear debris arising from the trunnion is worse in terms of biological activity then that arising from the bearing surfaces.



Professor Richie Gill is the Professor of Healthcare Engineering at the University of Bath. His research area is Bioengineering with a particular interest in Orthopaedics. Richie has a background in both experimental and numerical methods. Much of his research has involved modelling of human musculoskeletal system, using kinematic and finite element methods. Particular areas of interest are hip and knee joint function, disease initiation and treatment.



FAQs
 
How much do the tickets cost? 
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but the talk is not suitable for young children.
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 
 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.
Crazywise Community Screening Discussion Evening with Director Phil Borges
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7:30pm - 10:30pm


'Mental health' crisis, or potential growth experience?

Photojournalist, human rights commentator & film maker PHIL BORGES, director of 2017 documentary CRAZYWISE, comes to Bath Spa University on Thursday 15th March for a Community Screening of the film, Director's Q & A Session, an optional extended informal discussion/networking opportunity and more original songs performed by The Sad Eyed Samuri.

The event in CMG.23/24 (to the left as you enter the main Commons Building) is aimed at bringing together students of all ages and walks of life who are interested in interpersonal issues; in what we think we're doing here on earth and how our cultures tend to dictate how we behave and think.
We welcome personnel from both of our local universities and our colleges and schools; educators in general; those who work in health and wellbeing-related sectors; people who are struggling in life currently; activists, and the wider community, to a lively discussion about the challenges facing us all as so many of us struggle to find a role in this performance-and-'success'-focussed culture (and, indeed, about the challenges facing the global population, in these troubled times, concerning issues of emotional distress/altered states of mind which are likely, at some point in our lives, to affect us all).
The evening should also be of relevance to people interested in the more technical issues involved in photography and filmmaking, and we hope it will appeal to Bath Spa Film Society members.

Crazy…or wise?  The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about what is conventionally, in the West, perceived as a 'mental health crisis'.  Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a symptom of a ‘broken brain’?  The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience.

Everyone attending will have an opportunity to contribute to the discourse in the open forums, and we aim to make the arena a safe space for the relaxed, authentic and respectful exploration and exchange of ideas.  There will also be people available for support if the film and/or discussion should become distressing for anyone, as it sometimes can be when a vision of how things could and might be is starkly contrasted with the way things have been and seem to be continuing to be ...

PLEASE NOTE: PARKING AT THE UNIVERSITY IS FREE AFTER SIX O'CLOCK, AND THERE IS A VERY GOOD, REGULAR BUS SERVICE FROM BATH CITY CENTRE.

Read an overview of the film by Nicky Hayward, which includes a three minute trailer, here:
https://www.nsun.org.uk/the-wound-is-the-place-where-the-light-enters-you-crazy-wisdom-explored

PAYMENT -
Our £5 charge is to cover the costs of room rental, the film screening fee and Director's costs.  If we can make our money back, this will be the just the first of a series of amazing events in Bath.
*** However, we have an allocation of discretionary free places available for people whose life circumstances have affected their income and who could not otherwise afford to join us - this includes students who are struggling financially.  If you are in this situation and would really like to come, please email me at nicky.hayward@live.co.uk & I'll try and sort something out. Thanks   ;-D
WE ADVISE ADVANCE BOOKING IN ORDER TO ENSURE THERE WILL BE A SEAT FOR YOU/YOUR PARTY ON THE EVENING. 

SCHEDULE:
There is an opportunity to meet informally and chat before the programme begins from 5 pm in the STARBUCKS in the central COMMONS building, just by our event room.  It is open until 7:30 on Thursdays, so that's also handy in case you need to grab a bite to eat, coffee, etc., before the event.
7:30 Prompt Start 
                                Introductions, including tributes to our late, brilliant Commissioner, Andrea                                                    Morland, who was responsible for initiating the progressive changes in local                                                  statutory services in B&NES and sadly left us last spring
                                Musical Interlude: The Sad Eyed Samurai, sings Placebo's: 'Meds'
8:00 - 9:20           Screening of Crazywise
9:20 - 9:30            Comfort break
9:30 - 10:30           Question and Answer Session (roving microphone) with Director, Phil Borges
10:30onwards  
**OPTIONAL EXTENDED DISCUSSION / NETWORKING TIME & more music from The Sad Eyed Samuri **
The formal part of the programme ends there,  but anyone who doesn't need to be up early is welcome to stay and enjoy a longer, informal performance by The Sad Eyed Samuri and/or to continue discussions informally and get (more) connected into like-minded/spirited networks

The focus of the evening will be on human-to-human approaches to existential and spiritual crisis and on connecting/furnishing one other with reading matter, resources, initiatives and organisations which address the pain of the soul and endeavour to create safe places for those struggling - in the spirit of "There, but for the grace of God, go I .."

We will be featuring the message of the ONLY US CAMPAIGN pay-it- forward Social Movement (see below) and giving out Smiley Teary badges at this event:




SPECIAL GUEST Phil Borges CRAZYWISE Film Producer   
For over twenty-five years Phil Borges has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures, striving to create an understanding of the challenges they face. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and his award winning books, which have been published in four languages, include Tibetan Portrait; Enduring Spirit; Women Empowered and Tibet: Culture on the Edge.
Phil’s Documentary, CRAZYWISE reveals a paradigm shift that’s changing the way Western culture defines and treats “mental illness”. The film highlights a survivor-led movement demanding more choices from a mental health care system in crisis. 
Phil has hosted television documentaries on indigenous cultures for Discovery and National Geographic channels. An experienced lecturer, Phil regularly presents at universities, teaches workshops, and has given several TED talks; including TED in 2007, and TEDxUMKC in 2013.

Organisers: 

Nicky Hayward is an independent activist, enthusiast, blogger & speaker, encourager & connector of people

B&NES Community MH & Wellbeing Services

Bath Spa University Equalities Department

      ~ Seeking a way forward somewhere between
                           modern 'progress' and traditional wisdom ...
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.

Long Running Events:

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).