Local Events Bath

You Can Export: How to get started masterclass - Bath March
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9:30am - 3:30pm


Are you an SME looking for new ways to grow your business? There is a whole world out there, so seize the opportunity today to learn how to access new markets and create an action plan to start selling overseas.

Attend this interactive workshop to hear from our expert facilitators about the vital steps you should take to start selling your products/services internationally. Step by step, our friendly Trade Advisers with years of commercial experience will take you through the most important export topics in a series of separate sessions enabling you to:

be inspired by success stories in the south West and understand what it takes to win new business overseas
build confidence and the capability to exportclarify and set realistic export goals
develop an understanding of the key areas for business and personal development within international trade
critically reflect on and examine your export readiness and identify any weaknesses that need to be addressed
learn about the Export For Growth key services and how they can help you with your export plans
begin to create a solid 6-12 month action plan for export growth

The action plan that you create during this one day course could form the basis for follow up support from the Department for International Trade with an International Trade Adviser.
‘Such an incredible wealth of knowledge and resources tailored to our requirements' - Angela Hall, Barefaced Bee
'Even as an experienced business person, I learned loads and everything was explained clearly making it very motivational!' - Barbara Cox, Mr. Lee's Noodles
Who is this event for?
We invite local businesses who are new to exporting to this workshop. To be eligible for this workshop and any subsequent support from the Export for Growth project, your business must meet the following criteria:

Have a registered business address located in the South West of England
Be an SME (small or medium sized enterprise)

Your business also cannot be:

Trading in the following sectors: fisheries and agriculture, coal and steel, manufacture of synthetic fibres, shipbuilding, energy generation, transport, banking, insurance or distribution
An owner of 25% or more in another company, or another company owns 25% or more of this business

Regrettably, we are unable to accept intermediaries or service providers.
#wegrowthhub #international

         
Business Essentials for New Businesses - Bath
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9:30am - 5pm


Business Essentials for New Businesses
Free of Charge thanks to the European Regional development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England consortium
Please Note this workshop is restricted to businesses based in Bath and North East Somerset.  If you are based elsewhere please call us to discuss how else we may be able to help
This one-day workshop is a must for those individuals who are close to, or who have recently started their business. This forms part of our Starting in Business programme and is a follow on from our 3 hour Starting in Business workshop.
This is a practical workshop which will provide you with the essential tools and information you need to set up and run your new business.
During the day, we will explore key topics such as:


Planning your business

Understanding your customers
Marketing your business  
Creating the right image
Planning the numbers
How to keep adequate financial records
Tax issues for start ups
Action planning & next steps

The workshop is being run by Dr Emma Smith who runs her own business and has a number of years experience of advising individuals and to start and run successful business.
There will be an opportuntity to have your marketing materials reviewed during the day if you have reached the stage where this would be useful.
 #wegrowthhub #marketing #financinggrowth #governmentsupport #startup #business
 
 
ASD and Emotions - The Curly Hair Project in Bath
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10am - 12:30pm


Content:


Recognising emotions
Processing emotions
Managing strong emotions
Communicating about emotions


You will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Audience:

individuals on the spectrum
parents
teachers and other professionals


If numbers for this workshop are low, we will have no choice but to cancel it. Please check your email inbox and spam one or two days before the workshop is due to run as we will send you an email if it has been cancelled.

About the curly hair project
The curly hair project is a UK social enterprise dedicated to supporting women and girls with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their loved ones. Founder Alis Rowe created the organisation in 2013 after struggling to find good quality, uplifting information about ASD for herself. Alis Rowe is an acclaimed author and award winning young entrepreneur. Her work has been endorsed by leading professionals including Professor Tony Attwood. For information about the curly hair project, please visit www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk.
RIBA South West (Bath) - How to advise your clients on their CDM duties
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2pm - 4:30pm


This seminar will explore the role of architect as Principal Designer, focusing on issues around advising clients in accordance with the CDM 2015 regulations.   
Since the Health and Safety Executive’s CDM 2015 Regulations came into effect, architects have been embracing the newly created Principal Designer role. This seminar will focus on issues faced by architects around advising clients in accordance with the CDM 2015 regulations.
This seminar will explore:

Advantages and restrictions created by the flexibility that’s built into Legislation
Different models of delivery and helping clients understand the impact of their choices
Actions and engagement required at different phases of a project to successfully deliver the role
Effects of different procurement routes and contract vs. legislation
Types of clients and client bodies and impacts of working for domestic clients
Different industries and sectors
Benefits of accepting CDM duties to your practice and to your clients
The good the bad and the ugly: scenarios and wearing different hats!

By attending this seminar you will gain an understanding of when you should be the Principal Designer, whilst discussing the topic from a legal, ethical and moral perspective. You will understand your legal obligations as a PD and learn about effective engagement techniques to ensure clients understand the impact of their decisions.
Speaker
James Addley, CapitaJames leads Capita’s construction Health and Safety consultancy, which includes Principal Designer and related CDM services. With a background in architecture and as a specialist in CDM, he understands the issues design houses face on a daily basis and so provides clear, sensible guidance on best practice compliance. James is an experienced practitioner, having worked on a wide variety of developments in a diverse range of sectors including many signature projects. In his career James has also provided CDM CPD to design houses throughout the UK, both as part of his role with Capita and as a director and fellow of the Association for Project Safety.
Core Curriculum topics
1. Health, safety and well being2. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
Other booking optionsFor more information on other seminars in Core CPD 2018, and Club Ticket booking, saving £250 per year, go to Core CPD 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellations are acceptable in writing up to 10 working days of the event, please contactRiba.southwest@riba.org for cancellation requests.
Substitutes are permitted at any time, please contact Riba.southwest@riba.org for substitution requests.
The RIBA accepts no responsibility for the views or opinions expressed by speakers or any other person at the event.
A photographer may cover this event and the photographs may be used to publicise future RIBA events.

Sponsored by:
Writers Group
Bath Writers: Beyond The Margins
7:30pm - 9:30pm


Open to suggestion for theme for the evening, please see discussion below. I ask for a £1 donation to cover meetup and related costs.
Kingdom Code SOUTH WEST
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7:30pm - 9pm


Kingdom Code is a community of Christians who work in the world of technology- whether you are a designer, developer, data analyst, product managers, digital marketer, entrepreneur or something else entirely in tech this is a group for you.
Over the next three months we're going to be starting a set of events in the South West to build relationships between us, to encourage one another, to share about the things that we're working on, to start thinking about how our Christian worldview comes together with our vocation, and looking to put that into practice.
Join us on Wednesday 21st March in The Bath Brew House for a quiet drink just to meet other Christians who work in the world of technology, and then on Wednesday 18th April as we start to think together about some of the issues which come up and we bring our faith and technology together.
Can't make the date? Sign up to the mailing list to stay in touch.


Save the date for future meetups over the next few months:
Wednesday 18th April: Kingdom Code THINK (location TBC)
Wednesday 16th May: Kingdom Code DRINK (back at the The Bath Brew House)



Who is hosting this thing?
Kingdom Code South West is being hosted by Patrick Bokšan-Cullen and James Doc. We're looking for other leader to get involved; if that might be you please get in touch!
I can't make this event, will there be more?
Absolutely! Sign up to the mailing list or follow Kingdom Code on Twitter to stay in touch.
Have any questions?Ping us a message on Twitter: @kcodeuk


Long Running Events:

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).