Local Events Bath

Newbridge Slopes Dawn Chorus
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6am - 7:30am


Join us at Newbridge Slopes for an early morning dawn chorus walk around the woodland and meadows. Learn about the birds and their individual songs from our local birding expert, and enjoy that moment when the natural world comes to life when everyone else is in bed!
Meet by the toilets in the Newbridge Road Park and Ride and wear suitable outdoor clothing including warm layers and good footwear for muddy slopes. For more information contact Hannah Welsh—0117 980 0391, 07458 091435  hannah.welsh@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk. If the event is full you can email me to be put on our waiting list.
Mentoring for CILIP Professional Registration
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9:30am - 4:30pm


A one day workshop provided on behalf of the CILIP South West Member Network – FREE to members of CILIP.

Non-CILIP Members £50 (inc. VAT) for the morning session on an introduction to mentoring skills OR
Non-CILIP Members £50 (inc. VAT) for full day on mentoring skills and CILIP mentoring scheme for people who intend to become a CILIP member
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with a background to mentoring, a basic framework for conducting mentoring both long and short term.  The focus of the event is to enable participants to develop effectively as mentors in the context of the CILIP professional development scheme.
Mentor Training is a requisite for becoming a CILIP Mentor and this course is suitable for all CILIP members who have recently registered as CILIP mentors or are thinking of registering. Do come along and find out more about the mentoring scheme.  
By the end of the day participants will:


Have an awareness of the function of mentoring in the CILIP CPD process


Have had the opportunity to explore and experience mentoring


Be able to make an assessment of their capability as mentors and identify their development needs in this area


The morning session will focus on generic mentoring skills whilst the afternoon will focus on the CILIP regulations.  

Members who have previously attended a course on mentoring skills may attend the afternoon only (14.00-16.30) to join in the elements relating to the CILIP scheme.
Lunch is not provided but there are several cafes in which to purchase food.
Parking is available onsite and there are regular bus links from Bath train and bus station.
Facilitator: Siobhán Hawke
For any further information contact: s.hawke@bathspa.ac.uk
Enchanted World Outdoor Holiday Club : 9:30am-3:30pm
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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

9:30am-3:30pm*
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. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:


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
One to One Business Support session 29 March 2018
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9:45am - 10:45am


This session is 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.
Providing up to 12 hours of free support to businesses and start up businesses in the Council area, this session will form part of that delivery.  If this is your first engagement with us, this session will include a diagnostic review of your business or business proposition and we will agree a detailed action plan for you including further one to one support, workshops or referrals.
Subjects that you might want to consider are :

writing a business plan
understanding accounts
financing your business
marketing
product development
leadership and management training

If you live or plan to start your business within the BANES area, or you already have a business in BANES book your session now, or contact us on 01225 580850 or email us at banes@coolventures.co.uk.
 
Your adviser for this session will be Emma Smith

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Bath Treasure Hunt with 20% off at the finishing Treasure (the pub)
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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!
SWFed Spring Forum: Together for Archaeology
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10am - 4pm


SWFed Spring Forum 2018: Together for Archaeology 
Learn and discuss how to use archaeology as a tool for engagement
29 March 2018 10.00 – 16.00, Bath Guildhall (morning) and Roman Baths (afternoon)

About the event

This special event, which is free for SWFed members, will provide a unique opportunity to gain advice, ideas and practical solutions for a range of issues relating to using archeological collections in museums as a tool for engagement. Non-members can also attend for £30 (it may be cheaper to become a member - click here for more information).
We are delighted to have a range of speakers for this event including from English Heritage, Bristol Museums, and the Portable Antiquities Scheme (Gloucestershire and Avon). There will be opportunities to network and and to learn in groups.
“Archaeological collections can offer unique and positive engagement opportunities – they can bring communities together and provide innovative ways to understand our place in time.” - Gail Boyle, Bristol Museums
"Our new store at Temple Cloud is the result of lots of hard work and persuasion by those in our team, and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm about its future with other people working in the field, particularly those who may be looking for comparative material for their own regional research projects." - Cameron Moffett, English Heritage

Who should attend


People taking their first steps into (or interested in) using archeology at a tool for engagement who want to appreciate what opportunities there are and how to apply simple, cost-effective approaches
Those reacting to opportunities/demand
More experienced people looking to refresh their knowledge-base


Programme

Morning session (at Bath Guildhall)
10.00 Arrival with Tea & Coffee
10.15 Welcome
10:30 Beyond display - Unlocking the potential of small archaeological collections in museums Gail Boyle, Senior Curator (Archaeology), Bristol Museums
This session will introduce participants to multiple ways that archaeological material can be used to engage and inspire people of all ages beyond the medium of display. From archaeology ‘after school’ clubs to enquiry-based learning in the museum, Gail will demonstrate how even the smallest of archaeological collections can be used to their best effect, where to get information, advice and support, and why sometimes it’s important to realise that connecting people with these collections is often not just about the archaeology.
11.00 Portable Antiquities Scheme: Public enquiries, a Finds Liaison Officer’s experience Kurt Adams, Finds Liaison Officer, Portable Antiquities Scheme (Gloucestershire and Avon)
Archaeology is an incredibly accessible subject and anyone digging in their garden can be made to feel like and amateur archaeologist. As a result of this availability and vast array of items discovered, museums often have to deal with members of the public seeking advice on what they have found. This is an ideal opportunity for smaller museums or people with little archaeological experience to learn where to go and who to contact for help.
11.30 Break
11.45 The English Heritage Collections for the South-West: a new home; a new life Cameron Moffett, English Heritage (Temple Cloud Archaeology Collection Store)  
English Heritage curates the bulk of the archaeological and architectural collections from its sites in Guardianship. The strengths of the collection for the south-west range from prehistoric sites in Cornwall, Great Witcombe Roman Villa, the major excavations at Launceston Castle, the abbeys of Cleeve, Muchelney and Hailes, and important medieval sites such as Sherborne Old Castle, Farleigh Hungerford Castle and Gloucester’s Blackfriars. After a number of years of major stores rationalisations and moves, we now have a new, purpose-built facility at Temple Cloud, Somerset, where we are developing an engaging programme of research and repacking working with volunteers.
12.15 Archaeology: ideas, experiences and questions from the floor
12.30 Lunch
Afternoon session (at The Roman Baths)
13:30 Break out into interactive sessions (attendees can take part in both sessions)
13:30 and 14:00 Interactive session 1 Kurt Adams - Identifying common archaeological finds: pottery.
This interactive handling workshop will help attendees to identify some of the more common items which could be brought into a museum (mainly pottery, but other items too).
13:30 and 14:00 Interactive session 2 Gail Boyle - (title TBC)
14.30 Break
14.45 Behind the scenes tour and talk about the public tours and handling sessions that The Roman Baths provide
15:30 Outstanding questions and discussion
15.45 Evaluation
16:00 End
16:00 Social / Networking event location TBC



Information about Speakers

Cameron Moffett, English Heritage (Temple Cloud Archaeology Collection Store)
Cameron has worked in the English Heritage Collections team for more than 20 years, mainly in the West Midlands; however, between 2014 and 2016 she covered the south-west as well. During that period the first stage of the redisplay of Tintagel Castle took place, out of which came her recently published research into stone discs and mead. Her current research interests are honey, beeswax and mead in the archaeological record. She has also worked for the Shropshire Museums Service.

Gail Boyle, Senior Curator (Archaeology), Bristol Museums
Gail Boyle has had a successful museum career for over 30 years. As Senior Curator (Archaeology) for Bristol Culture she played a leading role in the delivery of a wide variety of innovative projects such as M Shed as well as numerous exhibitions. Gail is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, chairs the Society for Museum Archaeology (a UK-wide Subject Specialist Network) and sits on several heritage related advisory boards. She also has long-standing collaborative and teaching relationships with both the University of Bristol, where she is a Research Fellow, and the University of the West of England.

Kurt Adams, Finds Liaison Officer, Portable Antiquities Scheme (Gloucestershire and Avon)
Kurt has been working with the Portable Antiques Scheme since 2002 and as the Bristol and Gloucestershire Finds Liaison Officer since 2004.  In that time he has seen hundreds of thousands of archaeological finds, many of which have been recorded on the Portable antiquities database; items that range from modern jewellery to spectacular Bronze Age gold hoards and 500,000 year old flint tools.
One to One Business Support session 29 March 2018
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12:15pm - 1:15pm


This session is 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.
Providing up to 12 hours of free support to businesses and start up businesses in the Council area, this session will form part of that delivery.  If this is your first engagement with us, this session will include a diagnostic review of your business or business proposition and we will agree a detailed action plan for you including further one to one support, workshops or referrals.
Subjects that you might want to consider are :

writing a business plan
understanding accounts
financing your business
marketing
product development
leadership and management training

If you live or plan to start your business within the BANES area, or you already have a business in BANES book your session now, or contact us on 01225 580850 or email us at banes@coolventures.co.uk.
 
Your adviser for this session will be Emma Smith

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One to One Business Support session 29 March 2018
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2pm - 3pm


This session is 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.
Providing up to 12 hours of free support to businesses and start up businesses in the Council area, this session will form part of that delivery.  If this is your first engagement with us, this session will include a diagnostic review of your business or business proposition and we will agree a detailed action plan for you including further one to one support, workshops or referrals.
Subjects that you might want to consider are :

writing a business plan
understanding accounts
financing your business
marketing
product development
leadership and management training

If you live or plan to start your business within the BANES area, or you already have a business in BANES book your session now, or contact us on 01225 580850 or email us at banes@coolventures.co.uk.
 
Your adviser for this session will be Emma Smith

#wegrowthhub #finance #technical #sales #operations #financinggrowth #strategy #newmarkets #governmentsupport
One to One Business Support session 29 March 2018
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3:15pm - 4:15pm


This session is 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.
Providing up to 12 hours of free support to businesses and start up businesses in the Council area, this session will form part of that delivery.  If this is your first engagement with us, this session will include a diagnostic review of your business or business proposition and we will agree a detailed action plan for you including further one to one support, workshops or referrals.
Subjects that you might want to consider are :

writing a business plan
understanding accounts
financing your business
marketing
product development
leadership and management training

If you live or plan to start your business within the BANES area, or you already have a business in BANES book your session now, or contact us on 01225 580850 or email us at banes@coolventures.co.uk.
 
Your adviser for this session will be Emma Smith

#wegrowthhub #finance #technical #sales #operations #financinggrowth #strategy #newmarkets #governmentsupport
Bath Ruby Hangout
Bath Ruby User Group
7pm - 9pm


Bath Ruby Hangouts are bi-weekly, agenda-free get togethers in Picnic Coffee shop, bring your laptop and pair on a problem you've been having or just come along to chat about ruby, rails or anything really with other local ruby people. Picnic have upgraded their wifi especially for us and will be reserving some tables with power, everything you need for a relaxed evening with some very good teas, coffees, beers and cakes.
Come Dine With Me & Friends
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
7pm - 10:30pm


A monthly event to give the oven a rest... the last Thursday of the month... a different restaurant / style of food each month... until we run-out of places to go.... your suggestions welcome. :-)

This month to kick-off... a favorite of many... Nepalese dishes at Yak Yeti Yak, Bath (Yes there will be events in Bristol too... but events in Bath will be such that they are easily accessible to those Bristolians who want to join us... just jump on the train at Temple Meads) :-)

Menu.... see photo's or visit:-

http://www.yakyetiyak.co.uk/files/library/Web%20Menu%2018.pdf
Book Club meet-up for March
Bath Book Club
7pm - 9pm


Let's vote to decide the book for our March meet-up, from the follow 2 books:

"How to stop time" by Matt Haig
OR
"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante

Submit your vote in the comments section and then in one week (Fri 2nd March) I'll confirm the winning book choice.

Looking forward to another good turn-out and great discussion in March!

VENUE: to be confirmed (I'm open to suggestions)
Unique informal exciting public speaking event by Bath Spa Toastmasters
Bath Spa Toastmasters - Public Speaking Group
7:15pm - 9:30pm


This is an additional bonus evening to our normal schedule, more quick fire speeches and more exciting ways for guests to learn and experience public speaking.

Everyone is welcome to attend (no cost) and we ask everyone to arrive around 7.15pm so we can start the evening on time. So come along then join us afterwards for a drink or two - we'd love to see you!

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Want to know more about the TM programs to improve both your speaking, stage presence and group skills (leadership in taking roles which make our meetings a success)?
http://toastmasters.org.uk/

Want to see us on Facebook?
https://www.facebook.com/BathSpaToastmasters/

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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.
Stargazers in Bath: Wide field astrophotography
Bath Astronomers
7:30pm - 8:30pm


We have Andy Burns as our guest to give us a talk on taking pictures of the night sky. Until recently he was the Chair of the Wiltshire Astronomical Society and is still a pillar of that community (http://www.wasnet.org.uk/andy-burns-15-qa/).

A keen photographer of nature and landscapes, Andy also turns his cameras skywards. His skill in capturing astronomical events whilst keeping them in context of the natural world around us is well known. Whether it be startrails, meteor showers, aurora, Moon, Planetary conjunctions, the Milky Way, or satellites, Andy has captured them and his talk on wide angle astrophotography should help you have a go too. I’ve sampled a few of his photos from Facebook to show you what can be achieved.

Doors open at 7:15pm and we’re located in the Basement Meeting Room. Tea and coffee available and if we remember biscuits, they’ll be an extra treat. Entrance fee is £2 for young people, students or members. £4 for non-members.
INTRODUCING THE PHILOSOPHERS Epicureanism and Stoicism
Introducing the Philosophers
7:30pm - 10pm


Important: First please read about the aims and requirements of this group in What we're about. To find it click on blue Introducing the Philosophers above.

This meetup requires more preparation. If you want to attend you need to start reading and thinking about the topic early on.

Epicureanism and Stoicism both appeared in the early 3rd century BC. To put them in the context of the Hellenistic philosophy please read the short summaries of each school of thought in this link.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellenistic_philosophy

Epicurean key notion: It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly (agreeing "neither to harm nor be harmed") and it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.
Read the following on Epicureanism in Wikipedia and think about the questions that follow.
Essential reading:
Introduction
Philosophy
Ethics
Tetrapharmacos
Optional reading:
History
Religion
Modern usage and misconceptions
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicureanism
1. It could be argued that pleasure defined as the absence of pain alone is hardly pleasure. In other words, if we have no physical, emotional or mental pain we are in a state of pleasure. What do you think of this Epicurean claim?
2. Epicurus gave prominence to the pleasures of the mind, as opposed to those of the body, and at the same time discouraged learning, culture and civilisation as giving rise to pleasures difficult to satisfy. Do you see a contradiction in this?
3. Would you say the Epicurean concept of a happy life is consistent or inconsistent with the absence of a god who interferes in human affairs and the absence of an afterlife?
4. In today's complex world, is it possible to live a 'simple life' as advocated by Epicurus?
5. Epicurus' notion of justice was an agreement 'neither to harm nor be harmed'. How effective would you say this notion is in contributing to a just and peaceful society? How does this compare with our contemporary notion of justice and laws?

Stoic ideals: Happiness is acquired by attaining virtue, or excellence of character, which in turn is acquired by ‘living according to nature’. The goal should be attainment of tranquility in the midst of struggles and joy.
Watch the video (14 mns) on Stoicism from the Academy of Ideas or read the text and consider the questions that follow.
http://academyofideas.com/2014/04/introduction-to-stoicism/
6. The Stoics claim that the root of our unhappiness lies in the fact that we try to control what's beyond our control (other people's actions and opinions, our own wealth and health); instead we should seek to cultivate what's within our control, things that emanate from our own mind (our own opinions, judgements, desires, goals). Does this mean passive acceptance of and indifference to what happens around us if it doesn't affect us?
7. What do you think of the stoics' approach to dealing with misfortunes (loss, ill health, etc) that 'it is not these things in themselves that are bad but our judgement of them'.
8. Adversity fortifies us so we should welcome it. Do you agree?
9. The Stoic notion of determinism argues that although everything in the world around us is predetermined we still have some freedom in the way we respond to what happens to us and thus can control its effect on our life and happiness. In a predetermined world is it at all possible for us to exercise any control on, if not the course of events themselves, the effects of those events.

10. If you wanted to make a list of the main differences between Epicureanism and stoicism, what would it look like?
11. Human failings, such as greed, selfishness, envy, pride, thirst for power etc have over the history of humanity caused wars, personal enmities and much suffering. Which of the two philosophies, Epicureanism or Stoicism, do you think would be more effective at controlling and perhaps totally suppressing these failings?
Monthly Drinks! (Bank holiday weekend edition)
Bath Girls and Guys 20s and 30s (ish)
7:30pm - 11:55pm


Let’s get together for monthly end of month drinks. This time on the Thursday night before the bank holiday weekend! Let's catch up and also welcome new members that have recently joined . We’ll be to the left or the right of the bar. See you there!
Badminton (Bristol)
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8pm - 9pm


Hi,

Badminton is booked for 8:00pm on Thursday 29th March (Main Hall court 1) at Kingsdown Sports Centre, Portland Street, BS2 8HL. All are welcome, it's a 60 minute long session and we may head to a nearby pub afterwards.

Please let me know if you are going to attend by Wednesday at the latest. I would prefer that we have at least 4 players, otherwise I may cancel the booking.

Note: When arriving at reception you will need to say that you're attending a badminton session in my name (Matthew Barker). Also, they may require that you to sign up for a (free) Everyone Active membership.

See you there,
Matt ([masked])

FAQ

Q: How does it work?
A: It's pretty informal, but I would like to know in advance if you are going to attend. (If, by the day before the booking, fewer than 4 people say they are going, I may cancel the booking.) On the day, just turn up in the sports hall with your kit at the booked time and we'll play as many games as we can in the time, rotating through the available players after each one. Usually we play doubles up to 11 points, but this can vary depending on the number of players. Afterwards, we often go to a nearby pub afterwards for a drink and a chat.

Q: How often do you play?
A: Usually every two weeks.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Between £1 and £5 per session, depending on how many people turn up, but usually between £1.50 and £2.50.

Q: What is the standard of play?
A: This is hard to specify, but it's mixed and generally not high, so a novice shouldn't find it too challenging.

Q: How many courts are booked?
A: Only one court is booked, but if there are more than 4 people we play to 11 points (rather than the usual 21) to allow waiting players to get a game more often.

Q: Who can attend?
A: It is open to all (and usually has a combination of men and women). Come along and see if it suits you.

Q: I'm new to the group, how can I find you?
A: Sometimes the expected court number will be specified in advance, otherwise if you don't fancy asking around, you can let me know you'll be coming and I can arrange to meet you.

Q: What parking facilities are there?
A: The sports centre has its own car parks and there is usually on-street parking nearby. There are also bicycle stands outside the entrance.

Q: Can I just turn up for the pub afterwards?
A: Of course, though we don't always go and the choice of pub can vary so it's best to let me know in advance.

Q: Do I need my own racquet?
A: Preferably, though you can hire one from the sports centre (currently for £2 with £5 deposit). For newcomers, I can sometimes bring a spare on request.

Q: What type of shuttles are used?
A: Feather shuttles are provided and included in the session cost.

Q: What rules do you play with?
A: We usually play using 'rally point scoring', i.e. points are scored regardless of who serves, and when the serving side loses a rally, the serve changes immediately to the opponents. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badminton#Scoring_system_and_service.
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:

EASTER (27-29 March)
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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]

WHY US?
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]
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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]

WHY US?
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
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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


http://www.monktoncombeschool.com/news-events/events/easter-revision-courses-2018-gcse-and-a-level.html


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



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).