Local Events Bath

Bath Business Guide 2018 | Launch
7:30am - 9:30am

We are launching a Bath Chronicle Business Guide.This is an exciting time for Bath, with so much development under way or proposed in the city. At the same time, the need to preserve the special character that makes us want to live or work in the city is always paramount.There are challenges too. A shortage of office space is pushing growing businesses out of Bath and stifling our potential. Transport, congestion and pollution remain challenges yet to be solved.The business community needs to be kept informed if it is to play a leading role in shaping our city.That’s why we will be publishing the first Bath Chronicle Business Guide on Thu 22 Mar 2018.The guide will highlight the biggest businesses in the area and include insight and analysis on the big issues in the city such as housing, the office space shortage, transport and infrastructure and more.It will also be a springboard for the launch of the 2018 Bath Business Awards.Exclusively published with the Bath Chronicle on Thu 22 Mar 2018.Join us for the momentous launch and join business leaders from across the West Country at one of Bath's most historical sites.AGENDA
7.30am - 8.00am: Guests Arrival For Networking & Breakfast Buffet8.00am - 8.45am: Welcome From Gavin Thompson & Presentations (Including Speech From Tarquin McDonald around “Work, Life, Play” and to address the audience in regard to the Stadium for Bath)8.45am - 9.30am: Networking9.30am - Guests To Depart
We look forward to seeing you there!
Finance Essentials for Business Owners - Bath
9am - 1pm

Finance Essentials for Business Owners
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
This event is restricted to business based in Bath and North East Somerset.  If your business is based elsewhere please contact us to discuss how we may be able to help.
If you find business finance and forecasting daunting or want to understand what your bookkeeper or accountant is telling you, this workshop is for you.
During the course of the morning we will explore areas of business finance such as cash flow, profit and loss accounts, forecasting and bookkeeping. With experienced business advisors on hand you will complete simple exercises to help you develop your skills and knowledge so you don't get bamboozled by your accountant, but more importantly so you can manage your business’s finances and understand where you might be able to improve your profitability.
During the second part of the session we will look at what happens if you do not have enough cash in your business and where you might go to raise more, including how to understand what is right for your particular business.
By the end of the workshop you will 
•          Have an understanding of simple business financial terminology
•          Understand the importance of and difference between cash & profit
•          To be able to set up and complete a simple cash flow
•          To be able to complete simple bookkeeping tasks & understand the importance of financial record keeping
•          To be able to cost & price your product or service
The workshop includes a mix of teaching and working on your own business assisted by business advisers.
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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!
Managing teams, successfully
1pm - 5pm

Our 1/2-day training module provides new and developing managers with relevant knowledge and skills to manage themselves and their team in the real world.  We also consider the 'voice of experience' and some 'tricks of the trade'.

You will be able to immediately improve your approach and performance as a manager. You will feel more informed and able to do your job. The likelihood of you making avoidable mistakes decreases.

Thus you will feel more knowledgeable, able and confident.  Your business and team will be more confident, efficient and effective. 

The module covers:
a. The relativity of management and leadership
b. The benefits of process, and some process tools to implement immediately
c. Common management tools (and how to use them), including elements of project management and time management
d. Key management techniques and some relevant leadership tricks - that can be implemented immediately 

2 quick promises:
1. The module is not a case of ‘death by PowerPoint’. There is interactive activity, and skills are taught using things other than a computer.
2. Although oriented towards people in commercial organisations, the content is generic in nature so it should be applicable to people from many walks of life.

Have a look at our webpage to learn more: http://www.manage-and-thrive.co.uk/managing-teams-successfully 
Our 'Managing teams, successfully' training module was created by Rob Hart. He has extensive management experience in various roles, including the Army, United Nations, government, academia, large commercial practice and small business (in the United Kingdom and abroad). This training module is available exclusively from Manage and Thrive Training. Find out more about Rob: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/robhartbusiness

The "Organiser" – Manage and Thrive Ltd, trading as Manage and Thrive Training, whose registered address is at The Guild, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB
The "Event" – Managing Teams, Successfully training event
The "Attendee" - The person booking this event through the Eventbrite website
The "Booking Fee"- £125.00 or as per ticket type
The "Website" – www.manage-and-thrive.co.uk
The "Event Period" – Thursday 22nd March 2018, 13:00- 17:00

1. The Event shall be held during the Event Period. The details of the Event will be set out on the Website for the duration of the Event Period.
2. The Attendee is entitled to entry to the Event in exchange for payment of the Booking Fee. The Booking Fee is payable upfront upon making the booking on the Eventbrite website. Every Attendee has the right to cancel its booking and receive a full refund of the Booking Free up to 14 days from the date of making the booking, but no later than 7 days prior to the Event commencement. After this date no refunds will be made. Cancelation is to be requested through the Eventbrite website or by emailing the Organiser directly using contact details set out on the Website. The target time to respond to compliant cancelation requests is five business days. In the event that the Organiser fails to honour a refund that an Attendee believes is due under this refund policy, that Attendee may request that Eventbrite initiate a refund by contacting Eventbrite as per the Eventbrite website.
3. A full refund limited to the Booking Fee will be made if the Event is cancelled.
4. The schedule and content of the Event may vary from the description set out on the Website and is at the sole decision of the Organiser. Neither the Organiser nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on the Website or at the Event for any particular purpose. The Attendee acknowledges that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and the Organiser expressly excludes liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
5. The Organiser reserves the right to withdraw, change trainer, amend number of attendees, otherwise alter, exclude or move the location of the Event at the Organiser's sole discretion.
6. The Organiser may be taking photographs during the Event. By making this booking the Attendee acknowledges and accepts that he/she may feature in those photographs and that they may be used on the Website or in literature for the purposes of marketing. Photographs will not be made available to any Attendee.
7. Although all reasonable precautions will be taken, the Organiser is not responsible for the property of the Attendee or any other person, or for the loss, damage or destruction by any cause of any such property. The Attendee hereby accepts liability for all his/her acts or omissions during attendance at the Event and indemnifies the Organiser against all liability in respect thereof and against all actions, suits, proceedings, claims, demands, costs and expenses whatsoever which may be taken or made against the Organiser or incurred or become payable by it arising therefrom or in respect thereof.
8. The Organiser may collect the names and personal details of the Attendee (including, but not limited to, their postal address, email, telephone number and date of birth). The Organiser warrants that the names and personal details of the Attendee will be held and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Broadband Community Event - New Inn (Farmborough)
5pm - 8pm

TrueSpeed would like to invite you to come and ask us any questions you have about our ultrafast gigabit fibre broadband. We'd love the opportunity to answer your questions, tell you how we can transform your digital life, and tell you how you can get TrueSpeed in your community.
Come along and find out:

The difference ultrafast fibre broadband can make to your home and work life

What the term fibre-to-the-premises means

Our packages & the differences

What our gigabit network is really capable of

The ease of switching to TrueSpeed

Telephone packages and ultrafast 'line rental included’'

If you would like to attend our community event, register your FREE ticket today.
For more information about TrueSpeed, please visit www.truespeed.com
Discover the magic of Spring bulbs!
6pm - 8pm

Welcome to our first event of 2018!
As we wave farewell to Winter, we celebrate all things fresh, new and botanical for our Spring event.  Flowers bring an instant refresh to any interiors space, but Spring bulbs - the buried treasure of the garden - also herald an end to dark winter days, bringing a welcome splash of colour when few other plants are in flower.
Florist Elisabeth Anderson of Amamini Flowers will be with us to demonstrate how to use the humble bulb to create a simple but effective display for your home; Elisabeth is truly passionate about what she does and delights in finding unusual or overlooked flowers and foliage that give a unique twist to her work. She therefore prefers to work without using oasis, which many don't realise is made from a plastic that is non biodegradable, instead focussing on using natural materials such as moss, twigs and other foliage, cut from her own garden or foraged from the countryside.
Arrangements will be available to purchase on the night at a specially discounted price of £15 a piece ( RRP £20) and we have lots of other goodies in store to tempt you too!  A fun learning experience for anyone and everyone.
The Guild Bath- Social Evenings
7pm - 10:30pm

For one week only, The Guild Games Night is being taken over by the Bath Ruby Conference, who are kindly sponsoring enough food, drink and sweet board games goodness for up to 50 people. We'll be opening up more spaces to play, have more food to choose from, and whether you're a gaming novice or addict, you'll find something to suit you. We'll have regulars on hand to help, and overall our group is really friendly and informal, so please come even if your last board games experience was monopoly- we'll have all kinds of games on offer too. There will also be casual gaming on the big screen via the PS4.

There will be a bar open throughout the night and food later on, all fully sponsored by our friends at the Bath Ruby Conference.
Spring Meet up
Ladies of Bath Book/Wine Meetup
7pm - 11:59pm

• What we'll do
Hi new and existing members!

First off, huge apologies for the delay in formally organising (i work a lot of nights and have a tendency to fall out civilisation for a while).

Also, have realised that the book; "Girls burn brighter"- is only available to Kindle.
I know not everyone has a kindle, and many, like me, love the opportunity to add to their bookshelves.
For those who don't have a kindle and would like an alternative discussion, i'd like to recommend one of my personal favourites:

"And the Mountains echoed"- Khaled Hosseini.

It doesn't have the same level of drama as the "The kite runner"; It's more of an easy read.
But it's a fantastic book by, in my opinion, one of the most wonderful writers of this century!
There are lots in interesting characters, with interweaving stories, which manage to touch you in their own way. I've always been fascinated by Frigyes Karinthys concept of "the six degrees of separation" which is alluded to in this book, but i'll say no more! This will be the 4th meetup of this bookclub and it's so exciting to see that it's gaining momentum, as i initially wasn't sure how many would be interested.
Now we've established a bit of a routine, i thought, it'd be good to add a little structure. I'll prepare a few questions/ topics to make it a little easier!

That being said, it's still a very informal and open thing, so there is by no means any pressure to buy or read any of the books. It's still great to meet and chat with lots of different people about different books and and different things! I have an idea of a lovely venue but have been unable to confirm capacity yet. I should be able to do so in next couple of days, so will update soon.
Either way- it will be in central Bath. Any new joiners are very welcome!!

Please feel free to message with any questions. Looking forward to seeing/ meeting you all! Tracy

• What to bring

• Important to know
Meetup at a pub close to the centre of Bath
Bath Friends from around the World
7pm - 10pm

Cosy Club is a spacious pub close to the centre of Bath (nearly opposite Debenhams) and within easy reach of the bus station and train station. Afterwards we can consider going for tapas at the nearby Tapas Revolution afterwards if people should be interested. Once we've met up and I know final numbers I can go and reserve a table. This time the meetup is on a Thursday so it should not be too busy!
JOY + MOTH 22.03.18 @Moles, Bath
7pm - 11:30pm

JOYwww.facebook.com/thereisnojoyJOY are a concoction of well loved sonic landmarks, taking influence from the 60’s to the 90’s and presenting them in their own brand of bright but haunting guitar music. They feature a melancholic dreamy soundscape, unique vocals and a clean cut songwriting style. Lyrically abstract the band have a passionate and audio-visually stimulating live show. Frontman, Toby Ijbema’s songwriting hits roaring lights and soothing lows with help from the most dynamic and ‘laid back’ rhythm sections, Ale and Bin. JOY’s haunting yet bright melodies take cues from bands such as The Pixies, Wolf Alice, Helvetia and a sprinkling of 90s grunge. JOY will play with your emotions and blow your mind.+ MOTHwww.facebook.com/qyjrecordsMoths comprise a group of insects related to butterflies, belonging to the order Lepidoptera. Most lepidopterans are moths, and there are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moth,[1] many of which are yet to be discovered. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are also crepuscular and diurnal species. They are also characterized by a love for rad shoegaze that makes you want to cry
→ Thursday March 22nd 2018• Doors: 10pm till 3am / £3 Advance • 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Another great evening of speeches, thinking on your feet, meeting of minds....
Bath Spa Toastmasters - Public Speaking Group
7:15pm - 9:30pm

More Details to follow

Afterall, we like to keep it fresh and current....

Making time to improve your skills? How about:
- Learn to craft a speech with everything the course teaches us
- Get a huge buzz from delivering to the crowd
- Chat and have some time with friends, meet new ones, have fun :)

As always, speeches from our own members, including Clive Stocker's "Lessons from Granddad: How to be a Multi Millionaire" Table Topics for thinking on your feet, and lots of opportunities to speak and enjoy the evening.

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!

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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.
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.
Learn to dance in one night for FREE! *NOTE NEW VENUE!*
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
7:45pm - 11pm

Learn to dance in one night for FREE!


Ceroc is partner dancing and has been described as a cross between jive, ballroom, tango and salsa. I find it much easier to learn than Salsa though. As I often go I thought it would be a fun thing to put on for others to try too. Maybe you've thought about trying it, but have been unsure when would be a good time. Well, this is a good time!

After several successful evenings before I've been asked to put it on again. We will meet in the entrance hall. I've put 7.45pm as the start time to allow for people to arrive a little later, but please try and make it before 8pm. If there's a problem say you are with the Meetup group, they should be expecting you!

The actual dancing starts at 8pm. After a brief warm-up there will be a beginner's class for 40 minutes, then ten minutes of free dancing. It's a good chance to dance with someone more experienced too! Then there is a beginner's revision class until 9.30pm. After that there is free dancing, right up to eleven o'clock if you want. Although there will be a chance to chat at various points of the evening, (especially at the beginning) this is more a dancing evening than a social event.


The full address is: St Phillip & James Church, 35 Frome Road, Bath, BA2 2QF

Free street parking is available in side streets near the venue.

Sorry regular dancers, but please note that the free entry is only offered if it is your first time dancing at Ceroc. You are more than welcome to pay and still attend though. However, if you have joined already, and bring a new member from outside Meetup, then you can both get in for free. Please let me know in the comments if you plan to do this.
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


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:

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).