Local Events Bath

BMF Session - Royal Victoria Park, Bath
9:30am - 10:30am

British Military Fitness delivers fun, professional and inclusive ­fitness classes that are authentic, results driven and delivered with a true military spirit and humour.
For people of all ­fitness abilities who want to get fi­t and active outdoors, in a motivated and supported team environment. British Military Fitness combines varied group exercise with real, military-trained professionals to deliver life-changing results.
Told by Our Members
“So much fun! It’s amazing how quickly you see and feel results! As a gym dodger who had only ever ran for a bus, who hated mud, and looked forward to long weekend lay-ins, my friends laughed when I said I was doing a BMF trial session. 2 months later I haven’t missed a session (aside from when away - even went to one in London!) and look forward to getting out in the fresh air at the weekend! Recommended to everyone!”
Alice Violet, Plymouth Central
For all other information head to britishmilitaryfitness.com
The 5 key stages to finding a compatible partner
9:30am - 4pm

A one-day workshop in Bath for single women over 40 
How to unlock the 5 stages to finding a fully compatible partner. A fresh approach.
Many people are only partly prepared when they start looking for a new partner. When they hit obstacles they can easily become disappointed and give up. Sometimes they get as far as getting emotionally involved in a new relationship, only to discover a major flaw. The answer to successfully finding someone with whom you are fully compatible is to be prepared for each of the five stages.
Stage 1. Emotional preparation.
Preparing yourself emotionally – overcoming previous setbacks, grief, anger, loneliness, and preparing yourself to try different places and new ways of looking
Stage 2.Clarifying your needs
Clarifying what you need in a partner looking forward to the next stage of your life – being clear about how your needs have changed over time and how to avoid repeating past mistakes
Stage 3. Self-presentation
If you present yourself in dull ways you will attract dull people. Discover the best ways to convey who you are so that you are most attractive to someone who can meet your needs
Stage 4. Knowing how and where to look
Discovering the best places and ways to look – avoiding wasting time and money on futile networking, on expensive singles holidays, and avoid the most common dating site mistakes
Stage 5. Digging below the surface
People are not always what they seem when you first meet. Learn how to quickly spot unsuitable people before you get emotionally involved, and recognise whether they are genuine or whether there is a major flaw beneath the surface.
Comments from previous participants
“Thank you so much for your help and advice! It really has helped me focus on what sort of person and what sort of relationship I'm looking for”.
“Thank you very much for your advice and help on how to navigate the minefield of computer dating sites!”
“You made me aware of my own needs”. One year after finding a partner “Yes, all is blissfully well thank you”
“I am so very happy with my partner Mike. You were spot on with your analysis that I had been ‘fishing in the wrong pond’ for years!”
 Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The workshop is designed for women over 40 but we will not exclude you if you are in your 30s!
 What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is some free parking at the Athorp Centre, otherwise, around the corner in Primrose Lane. Bath Spa station is approx 2 miles away.
 How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Yes, please phone Peter on 0779 257 9421
 What's the refund policy?
Full refund 2 weeks in advance i.e before 24 March - less ticket admin fee. Full payment required after this date. 
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? No
 Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes
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!
Free Recital by CitySound Voices Choir (our lovely Dawn)
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
12:30pm - 4pm

FREE lunchtime Recital by CitySound Voices in Harmony. Saturday 7th April 1.00pm - 1.50pm. Meet at the back of the Roman baths just next to the abbey. Then lunch afterwards at All Bar One @ 2.15pm

Music: Such delights as Te Deum by Haydn, Sure on this Shining Night by Laurisden, Quanta Qualia, Deep River, Do Not Be Afraid by Philip Stopford, and others.
All welcome.

We plan to go for something to eat afterwards so let me know if you're not interested in eating.

Do Not Be Afraid sung by a different choir.)
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.
5.5 mile history walk around Saltford
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Richard Dyson of the Keynsham Historical Society will lead a 5.5 mile circular walk around Saltford starting from Pixash Lane starting at 13:30 p.m. on Saturday, 7th of April as walk number 5 of the Keynsham Walking Festival 2018.
The cost is £4 in advance or £5 on the day.
I suggest meeting up by 13:15 p.m.
There is a quiz in the evening which I shall also attend and if anyone would also like to then please message me (cost £2 a head).
For further information and booking:
While the actual walking level of difficulty is not high compared to some, BBEers attending are advised to take normal levels of care on the walk.
Location of start:
Pixash Lane
BS31 1TR
Bath social bar night
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8pm - 11pm

A Bath social bar night with a slight twist! Yes, we're back at Graze as usual but note the slightly later start time of 8pm. As one who is eager to encourage new people to join us and find out what a great group Meetup is, I'd like to start off the evening in the bar of The Royal Hotel first at around 6pm to give anyone who may be new to this the chance to meet us in a quieter location before venturing on to the much bigger Graze venue later. I know it can be daunting to walk in to a large venue, especially on your own so this is a good solution. Anyone is welcome to join us first at The Royal Hotel, you don't need to be new to join us there first! Or just come along to Graze from 8pm as usual - the choice is yours! The Royal Hotel is just opposite the railway station and has a small bar so you can easily locate your host. Graze is ideally located just a 2 minute walk away from here and is ideally sandwiched right between the bus and railway stations for anyone coming in via public transport. If coming in by car, Southgate car park is literally 2 minute's walk away from both venues. You don't need to RSVP for two separate events here as this is merely two venues within one event. Old or new, you'll be assured of a warm welcome.
After-Easter Eggstravaganza! (BBE/BBS - Bristol)
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8pm - 11pm

Its that time of year! The mini-eggs are back!

So, fresh from the Easter break, family time and egg-filled fun, join us for socialising, banter, good company, drinks and free chocolate, yes *free* chocolate!

As this is Easter themed, its also time for a bit of costume/dressing up fun, so, think rabbits, chicks, baby animals, daffodils, spring time and the like. Or, if you're really struggling just wearing yellow :-P

*Updated* Venue confirmed - we're returning to the Horts, and have entire front area reserved :-)

If you're coming, sign up now, and secure your mini-egg treats!
Saturday 7th April - Belle Day - Walcot House, Bath.
9pm - 3am

Live Performance - 9pm: Belle Day + Friends. http://tapedownrecords.com/belledayBelle Day is a Bristol based band fronted by Belinda Lee making the very best Soul, RnB and Blues music.Blending old school and contemporary influences, they take inspiration from 50’s Jazz, 60’s Soul and Electric Blues – weaving deep sultry Blues and heavy grooves. Citing bands from Led Zeppelin to Sam Cooke, Freddie King to J Dilla, expect virtuosic musicianship and soulful vocals with a killer live show.Belle Day features Belinda Lee on Vocals, Mark Goudswaard on Guitar, Chris Axe on Bass and Emma Holbrook on Drums11PM-LateOur resident DJ will take you into the early ours connecting the dots between soul, disco, house and more from across the ages.Now open from 5pm - 7 evenings a week as a destination cocktail/wine bar with dining. For Table bookings - www.walcothousebath.com/contactFor Guestlist - Email: Guestlist@walcothousebath.com
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.

Long Running Events:

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).