Local Events Bath

South West March & Rally for Europe, 24 March 2018, Exeter - Coach from Bath
9am - 5pm

Get your marching boots on and head to Exeter on the 24th of March!  Devon for Europe are organising The South West March & Rally for Europe.  Join our fellow supporters from Devon and the South West with your flags, placards, whistles, banners and help to make this event MASSIVE!  We need to show our local politicians and media that we are a force to be reckoned with.
Places on the coach from Bath are limited, so book your place early to avoid disappointment!
Programme (subject to change):
08:45 Arrive and board the coach at 'Bog Island', Terrace Walk, Bath09:00 Coach departs from Bog Island12:00 Arrive at Belmont Park, Exeter, EX1 2HG and march through Exeter city centre to Bedford Street, Princesshay, Exeter, EX4 3LN (0.7 miles)13:00 Rally, speeches and entertainment at Princesshay 15:00 Event ends, coach departs from Princesshay17:30 Arrive back at Bog Island, Bath
Speakers confirmed so far (not in speaking order):

Ben Bradshaw, Labour MP for Exeter
Wera Hobhouse, Lib Dem MP for Bath, member of the Committee on Exiting the European Union
Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for South West and Gibraltar, creator ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’ website
Julie Girling, Independent MEP for South West and Gibraltar, award for MEP of the Year for her work on Agriculture and Rural Business Development
Clare Moody, Labour MEP for South West and Gibraltar
Sir Graham Watson, former LibDem MEP and Chair of ALDE
Tim Skeet/Tom Bruffato, Britain for Europe
Sam Hickmott, Bristol for Europe and YEM
Veronique and Miles Martin, from In Limbo, EU Citizens in the UK and Karolina Burkowska-Knight, from Plymouth
Thomas Haynes, Youth Leader, Stroud Labour
Exeter Students for Europe, James Dart, Brixie Berisha and Vashti Miller
Sam Campling, Chair, Devon and Cornwall Young Liberals
Farmers’ panel led by Cheryl Cottle Hunkin, with Ray Auvray, Steve Middleton and Margaret Boyde
DCC Group – Martin Shaw (Independent/NHS Seaton and Colyton); Emma Brennan (Heavitree and Whipton Barton, Labour against Brexit); Frank Biederman (Independent, Fremington); Jacqi Hodgson (Green, Totnes); Martin Wrigley (LibDem, Teignbridge)

See the event webpage for further information: 
Please consider contributing to the event fund: 
Bikepacking Weekend Break - The Cotswolds 24/25 March 2018
24th March - 25th March

Cotswolds Bikepacking Breaks
Dates:  March - September 2018​Price: Starting from £175Ability:  Novice to Advanced

Weekend and midweek packages - 2 days riding and 1 night wild camping
​Mountain Bike (Marin Pine 27.5+), helmet, saddle bag, frame bag and bar bag
Full guided riding for the duration
MBLA qualified guides with outdoor first aid training qualification
Maximum of 6:1 client to guide ratio
Maximum group size of 12 excluding guides
​Video and Photo’s – GoPro photos and video documenting your adventure will be available through Dropbox.
Knowledge –We happily provide mentoring, tuition on any aspects of bike packing, bike skills, repair & maintenance, equipment, first aid, navigation, bush craft, personal security, wild foods and just about anything else related to living off two wheels!​
Bike Repair – All but catastrophic bike mechanical issues can be sorted on the trail keeping your adventure on track. Any replacement components will be charged at cost. 

Enjoy our relaxing weekend and midweek bikepacking adventure packages providing the opportunity to unwind and enjoy some of the Cotswolds and South Wales classic adventure cycling routes. Experience wild camping and enjoying the simple pleasures of cooking outside and the warmth of a camp fire.

​Our riding style is focused on enjoyment and adventure as opposed to white knuckle down hill descents. Routes will take between 6-8 hours to complete with stops en route to enjoy coffee, cake and lunch! We run a number of 2 day packages catering for newcomers, experienced riders and women only ensuring that you get the most out of your time with us. You will need a moderate level of fitness to get the most out of the weekend, there will be a few hills to climb!

For group bookings of 6-12 we will modify the routes to suit the fitness and technical ability of the group.

Pilates Brunch Club introducing Sound Bathing.....
9:30am - 12:30pm

Sounds like a Pilates Brunch Club..... the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning.
Enjoy a reviving and rejuvenating Pilates session followed by a deeply relaxing sound experience with Bea and David of Bards of Avalon.   Your Pilates session will last an  hour and include some lovely stretches to help you feel lengthened and relaxed, using small equipment to enhance your movement experience.  We will then have a short break as the room is set up for your next session.
You will be bathed in heavenly harmonies and the sounds of a Wind Gong, Himalayan Temple gong, Himalayan bowls, Koshi chimes and other sound treasures. By using sounds in particular sequences, the stress hormone cortisone is reduced and brainwave activity calms. Your body gets a chance to experience rest and regeneration.
During the Sound bath, you can either sit in a chair or lie down. The Pilates Mats and head cushions are available but you will need to bring a cosy blanket to keep you warm.
We follow this with a healthy and light brunch to finish the perfect morning.  Then you are free to float home and enjoy your weekend!  The total price is £40 including mats, equipment, Sound Bath and delicious Brunch. Just don't forget the blanket.  
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!
ASD and Socialising - The Curly Hair Project in Bath
10am - 12:30pm

This workshop looks at the dyad of impairments and therefore why socialising may be hard for someone with ASD and how it can be made easier. This workshop covers the following topics:

the dyad of impairments
understanding the individual’s intrinsic capacity and natural desire for socialising
strategies to make social situations easier
what difference does it make whether you are an introvert or an extrovert?

You will receive a certificate of attendance which you could use as proof of your personal development.

individuals on the spectrum
teachers and other professionals

This workshop is relevant to both males and females.
“Finding out about social energy was a light bulb moment!”
“I realised how important it is to find out about social energy and the balance, so as not to end up on a negative.”
“I was very interested in introversion and extroversion and how they affect the way our autism is expressed.”
“I have Asperger’s and find many things a struggle, especially the social aspects. I often feel isolated, lonely, depressed and angry but it was such a help listening to Alis and her own experiences which are similar to mine and I understood it all which made me feel a little better I’m myself.”

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.
No refunds unless the workshop is cancelled.

About the curly hair project:
The curly hair project is a UK social enterprise dedicated to supporting people on the autistic spectrum and the people around them. 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.
Broadband Community Event - Conygre Hall (Timsbury)
10am - 12pm

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
Mediterranean Ceramics with the Creative Collective
10:30am - 12pm

Mediterranean Ceramics with the Creative Collective
Bath Store
1-4 New Bond Street, Bath, BA1 1BE
10.30 – 12.00 
Spruce up your home for spring with a Mediterranean-style painted ceramic tile - handmade by you. After a demonstration on the pottery wheel, Amy Palmer Fry from Bath’s Creative Collective will be on hand to help you decorate your own unique piece of wall art to take home and treasure.
Tickets cost £25, which is redeemable against purchases of £35 or more.*
Digital Makers at the Guild
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Do you feel that there should be more emoji, such as unicorns, kittens or you! Ever wanted to make your own emoji, your favourite games, or digital stories? Do you want to learn about electronics and robotics, and program things to move? 
Digital Makers at the Guild, every Saturday 12.30 til 2.30pm
Students aged 8 to 15, come and learn all there is to know about coding. To start with, you can work on creating your own emojis, interactive graphics, websites, digital stories, games, and much more. 
During Digital Makers sessions, you can also have fun making interactive physical things putting together LittleBits or soldering electronic kits.
We also have Ozobots, microbits, and a parrot drone which is programmable with Tickle on the iPads.
We have a limited number of iPads and laptops, so if you have a laptop or iPad, please bring it along!
We won't be able to run the sessions on:
* 24th March, due to a family wedding.
Mediterranean Ceramics with the Creative Collective
1pm - 2:30pm

Mediterranean Ceramics with the Creative Collective
Bath Store
1-4 New Bond Street, Bath, BA1 1BE
 13.00 – 14.30
Spruce up your home for spring with a Mediterranean-style painted ceramic tile - handmade by you. After a demonstration on the pottery wheel, Amy Palmer Fry from Bath’s Creative Collective will be on hand to help you decorate your own unique piece of wall art to take home and treasure.
Tickets cost £25, which is redeemable against purchases of £35 or more.*
FREE Event: Love Yourself. Free Your Mind
Bath Meditation Group
2pm - 4pm

There is a deep connection between the way we feel about ourselves and the general state of our minds.

This is an interactive talk by Helena Foggitt, who has been researching this area for 33 years. She will be glad to pass on the insights and methods she has discovered.

• What to bring
Just yourselves and anyone else you think might be interested

• Important to know
Please be punctual to get the most out of the talk. The event is free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Loving Yourself and Freeing Your Mind
2pm - 4pm

There is a deep connection between the way we feel about ourselves and the general state of our minds
Join us for an interactive talk with Helena Foggitt, who has been a Brahma Kumari for the last 4 decades. She has been researching this topic for many years and will be sharing insights and methods to help you free yourself from the tyranny of an unbridled mind
#meditation #spirituality #love #freedom #bath
Contact Improvisation Jam and Warmup Bath
Contact Improvisation Jam Group Bath
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Hello everyone. We will start by introducing ourselves, where we are, who we are, gender identities, injuries and relationship to Contact. For the very first session I am going to lead a warmup that will last around half an hour or more going through the five elements of the Vedas, Earth, Wind, Fire, Air and Void. During this we will be bringing ourselves into an explorative place where we will begin grazing and interacting with others. This will slowly develop into a soft and gentle introduction to contact where all abilities are welcome to respect and honour each other. Please bring warm, comfortable clothes for moving and sweating in, water, music if you would like, ideas, an open mind and a respect for everyone attending.

We should be easy to find at the Studio in Bath Natural Theatre Company. Please contact me on Meetup for further questions and I will add a number to call closer to the event. Please take responsibility for your own health and safety during this group.
Saturday 24th March - ALIBI & After 2 DJ's - 3am - Walcot House
24th March - 25th March

Live from 9pm. Alibi:Fun, Sexy, and full of Sass, each member having masses of experience at events across the globe from South America to the UAE, the foursome came together over 3 years ago with the scope of putting something new and fresh in to the live party band scene.Followed by 2 fantastic DJ's split into two separate rooms playing Soul, Funk, Disco, House & the other Hip Hop, RnB, Garage and much more Old School Classics all the way into the early hours.Free entry all night long. For information on table reservations - Call 01225 314938 or Visit:www.walcothousebath.com.

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).