Local Events Bath

Enchanted World Outdoor Holiday Club : 9:30am-3:30pm
9:30am - 3:30pm

ENCHANTED WORLD : Easter Holiday Club 2018
Join us on an amazing adventure using our imagination to cross continents and discover different cultures

Story-telling . Arts . Crafts . Dens . Campfires . Wildlife . Nature

Ages 5-11
£33 per child per day.  £30 siblings and multiday booking. Concessionary rates available - email for details.  
We will be exploring the 36 acres of woodland, meadows and ponds at Bath City Farm. Each day we will focus on a different culture from around the world: practicing arts and crafts, and absorbing traditional folktales and fables, such as: Arabian Nights, Irish Faerie stories, Aboriginal myths, and Amazonian Legends.​ Groups sizes are limited to a maximum of 20 and are we have a staff ratio of a minimum of 1:8 children.  We will be outdoors all day, but have access to facilities in the farm buildings. 


Wear sturdy footwear, and weather appropriate clothing that can get muddy.

Bring a nut-free packed lunch.

Pre-booking essential. 

* Extended hours available, by prior arrangement.
For more information and to book your place, vist: www.digdelve.co.uk
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!
Creative writing in north Bristol (jointly with the B&B 40+ group)
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Are you currently a creative writer or would you like to give it a try? A few of us are setting up a new writing group based mainly in north Bristol of, say, 10 participants who are keen to meet at least once a month. Proposed activities include sharing ideas, critiquing each other’s work, exploring publishing, and doing a few writing exercises to help us develop our craft. We are looking for 5-6 more participants to establish a robust, stimulating group, with a blend of backgrounds and writing aspirations. We’d like it to appeal to existing/budding poets, short story writers, fiction/non-fiction, novels and so on – wherever you are with your writing project(s), coupled with whatever you’d like to get out of it really!

Our third meeting is on Tues 27th March at 7.30 pm, venue details to be provided to attendees nearer the time. Feel free to private message me with any questions beforehand; otherwise if it appeals in any way, shape or form, do come along and try it out!
The Abuse Of Power In Charities
Bath Philosophy & Debate Group
7:30pm - 9:30pm

• What we'll do
Following the recent scandals in Oxfam and Save the Children, how extensive and relevant do you think is the abuse of power in Charities? Is this the consequence of failure of leadership at a high level? What is the scope of leaders to override the ethical and legal framework of governance and employment law to do whatever they want?
These abuses probably aren't limited to large organisations. Is there a major failure of governance and leadership going on with HR policies and processes clearly not doing what they are supposed to do?
The moral maze is interesting on this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09snwn0
We can also spend time on the #metoo issue, which we covered at a recent meetup but which in many ways is strongly related to the more newly emerging issues with charities. There are some interesting questions to be answered such as: should the law be changed? Are we better behaved towards each other than previous generations? Is this also about power, rather than just sex, and if so how do we address that? How do you have a discussion around what behaviour is acceptable when 'acceptable' is defined differently by different people?

• What to bring

• Important to know

Long Running Events:

Sensing Culture Symposium
26th March - 27th March

About Sensing Culture

Sensing Culture is a Heritage Lottery Fund funded project that enables blind and partially sighted people to increase their independence through visiting heritage sites and museums. Sensing Culture is led by CultureLink South East, which is a partnership led by the Royal National Institute of the Blind with the support of a number of prestigious heritage organisations, including a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and will conclude in April 2018.
Sensing Culture aims to increase independence by training staff and volunteers at partner heritage sites, so these stakeholders understand the impact of sight loss. This training focuses on ways of supporting visitors and positive learning experiences. Amongst the methods of supporting visitors who are blind and visually impaired, technology, audio description and tactile panels are used to make sites more interactive.

Theme: Founding a Community of Practice for Sensing Culture Through Inclusive Capital

The theme of the symposium is founding a community of practice to engage professionals, volunteers and visitors who are blind and partially sighted to develop more inclusive heritage sites. The symposium will include the launch of a website based at the University of Bath, UK, which will host the community of practice.
Through discussion, presentations of good-practice, and critical engagement with barriers to inclusion, the community of practice will provide a legacy for Sensing Culture beyond 2018. We would therefore particularly like to engage with people who can contribute to this community of practice.
The symposium will work to develop inclusive capital in cultural heritage sites. Inclusive capital can be described as a sense of inclusion in cultural heritage sites, which is gained in four stages:

The first stage in this cycle is connecting and bonding with a network of people
The second stage is learning through networks
The third stage is collecting information that leads to access or knowledge through learning
The fourth stage is physical and virtual access to spaces and places where we can learn and gather new information, such as visiting or attending cultural institutions

About the speakers

We are delighted to be hosting a wide range of talks from around the world. Our keynote speakers are:

Professor John Kennedy - University of Toronto | more info (Note: This keynote will take place via Skype)
Professor John Ravenscroft – University of Edinburgh | more info 
Doctor Lee Campbell – University of Lincoln and University of the Arts London | more info 
Elisabeth Axel - Founder, Art Beyond Sight/Art Education for the Blind, New York | more info (Note: This keynote will take place via Skype) 

We currently have a call for papers for the wider programe of speakers (see below). The programme already includes speakers from major national museums.


Light refreshements will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.

Getting there

The event takes place at the Chancellor's Building. Please click here to view a map and car parking information (the building is number 3 on the map).
For more information about travel advice and campus accessibility, please click here.

Call for Papers

Your abstract should be brief and a maximum of 100 words – preferably fewer - and should include the theme of developing inclusion, that can form inclusive capital. Examples of presentations could be:

a project you have designed or run in a heritage site
findings from an evaluation of a project
experiences of visiting exhibits as a blind or visually impaired person
initial or substantial findings from research

We are particularly interested in receiving brief abstracts from people who are:

people who are blind or partially sighted with experience of museums
museum managers, administrators, professionals and volunteers
academics and students studying museum access
teachers (either in a museum or who engages with museums as part of your teaching)

The presentations will be 15-20 minutes, and incorporate 10-15 minute discussions. We particularly welcome on-going projects that can be enhanced through a discussion at the symposium.
The abstracts will be published on paper, on a new Sensing Culture website, and on the University of Bath's new community of practice website. If the presenter wishes, we will also publish their presentation or a paper outlining their presentation online. Papers can also be considered for a special issue of The Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research (JBIR) if the author(s) so wish.
Abstracts should be emailed to s.j.hayhoe@bath.ac.uk and submitted by February 14th 2018.

EASTER (27-29 March)
27th March - 29th March

Places still available for Get Sported, Get Serious Crickt and Get Serious Football!!! Online booking is now closed but please email byron@getsported.org to notify of any last bookings.  We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!

Multi-sports | CRICKET | FOOTBALL camps for children 

Multi-sports camp [ages 5-12 years] 
Cricket|Football camp [ages 7-12 years]

Choice: Whether you are booking for the multi-sports camp where we offer something for everyone with over 28 different sports and activities from football to arts & crafts... To our 'GET Serious' camps sport specific in football and cricket for the children who are cricket crazy or football fanatics.
Coaching: Our experienced and qualified coaches deliver our innovative 'total-coaching' programme
Character: Each day is themed on a character quality that is taught experientially and helps explore the Christian faith.
Camp times: 9-4pm *extended care available
MORE INFO AT www.getsported.org

Camp times: 9-4pm *extended care available
MORE INFO AT www.getsported.org
EASTER BATH [27-29 March]
27th March - 29th March

Multi-sports | CRICKET | FOOTBALL camps for children 

Multi-sports camp [ages 5-12 years]
Cricket|Football camp [ages 7-12 years]

Choice: Whether you are booking for the multi-sports camp where we offer something for everyone with over 28 different sports and activities from football to arts & crafts... To our 'GET Serious' camps sport specific in football and cricket for the children who are cricket crazy or football fanatics.
Coaching: Our experienced and qualified coaches deliver our innovative 'total-coaching' programme
Character: Each day is themed on a character quality that is taught experientially and helps explore the Christian faith.
Camp times: 9-4pm *extended care available
MORE INFO AT www.getsported.org

Camp times: 9-4pm *extended care available
MORE INFO AT www.getsported.org
Monkton Revision Courses
25th March - 30th March

Easter Revision Course for GCSE and A Level Students based at Monkton Combe Senior School, Bath.

Study up to two subjects during the week with an option for a residential stay at the school.

For full details of the courses, timetable and residential offering, please view our website at


IMPORTANT – Booking forms can be found on the website, you MUST email your booking form to us in the first instance before making a payment. Spaces are limited, so once we have confirmed that there is a space available for your preferred subject, we will reserve your place for 7 days to allow you to make a payment here on Eventbrite.

Once we have confirmed your booking form and payment, your place is secured.

Note: if numbers are low for a particular subject, we reserve the right to cancel the course. In the event of cancellation we will inform you 2 weeks before the course begins and offer you alternative subjects or a refund.

If you have any questions, please email leisure@monkton.org.uk

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).