Local Events Bath

Revision Bootcamp: How to achieve an A* in A Level English Literature
9am - 5pm

Revision Bootcamp: How to achieve an A* in A Level English Literature
This event is for A Level Literature students who want to achieve an A or A*.
Highlights include:

Learn the best revision strategies and motivation techniques.

Hints and tips in order to help you achieve top grades.

Fun, informative and interactive.

Hosted by passionate and experienced English tutors.

To help you succeed in your revision preparation.

Programme summary
Jonathan Patrick* our keynote speaker -  Head of English at St Pauls and an examiner - will provide a lecture on reinterpreting Shakespare, followed by workshops on set texts lead by other experienced tutors.
In the afternoon the tutors will lecture on issues in contemporary literature, followed by a talk on how to write a top-grade essay.
This will be followed by smaller interactive workshops on modern texts - applying some of literary theories and contextual issues discussed throughout the day - while also discussing key quotes from the texts.
At our last revision bootcamp in 2017 95% of students found it EXTREMELY USEFUL and would recommend it to a friend.
*Dr Jonny Patrick was educated at Richard Hale School, Hertford and studied Modern Languages at the University of Oxford. After completing a doctorate on the works of J.-K. Huysmans, he became an English teacher at St Paul’s Girls’ School, London. He also works as an examiner. He lives in Surrey, enjoys gardening and walking and supports Luton Town Football Club.

**Early Bird Special Discount**, just £75 per person!  Book by 20 February to secure this.
Full price, £95 per person
Price also includes two Connell Guides, lunch and refreshments

9am Registration and teas & coffees
9:30 - 10:30am  Literary Theory: A crash-course Theories include: Psychoanalysis, Post-colonialism, Gender & Feminism, Marxism and Deconstructionism  10:30 - 10:45am Tea break & refreshments
10:45 - 11:45am  (re)Interpreting Shakespeare: Contemporary theories & critics
11:45am - 12:45pm  Seminars on set texts. Tutors will be on hand to ask questions and facilitate discussion.
12:45-1:30pm Lunch 1:30 - 2:30pm Contemporary literature: Issues of our time
2:30 - 3:30pm Seminars on set texts. Tutors will be on hand to ask questions and facilitate discussion.
3:30 - 3:45pm Tea break & refreshments
3:45 - 4:45pm How to write an A* essay in your exam
4:45 - 5pm Q&A Session with Examiner
NB Timetable subject to change ahead of the day. Texts will be selected - where possible - around those delegates are actually studying, please provide this information at time of booking.

"This event gave me a new perspective not only of my set texts, but also to literature as a whole. I found the group discussions particularly valuable; even just sitting and talking to someone from a different school allowed me to explore exciting ideas which I hadn't thought about before. The specialist speakers were an added bonus, taking my understanding of literature to a new level. Learning about various critical approaches is not something really taught in my school so this was incredibly useful. I found the talks interesting and the food wasn't bad either! I am happy that I took this opportunity, despite having to travel quite a way – it was wholly worth it. I now feel more confident going into my last few months of A Level English Literature." Tessa Carr, A Level Student
"The revision bootcamp was very insightful and a great experience. The lectures were absolutely brilliant – they were interactive and helpful. I can definitely say the bootcamp has increased my confidence going into the exam." Aneesa Raqeeb, Student at Luton Sixth Form College
The girls were very impressed with the revision day. They were literally "buzzing" when they arrived home and it has certainly opened their eyes & minds. A big thank you from me for making them feel so welcome & putting them at ease & may I wish you all the best for your future revision days." A Level Parent

Payment and Refund Policy, including Cancellation and Substitutions
For debit or credit card payments, Revision Bootcamp fees are payable in full at the time of booking.  Places on Revision Bootcamps are arranged by Connell Guides Ltd are strictly limited.  Upon receipt of your order and payment your place will be confirmed.
Cancellation charges are applicable in all cases.  We regret this necessity; however, all bookings involve administrative costs and it is difficult to fill spaces made vacant by late cancellations.
Cancellation charges depend on when the written cancellation notice is received.  Cancellations and any changes to your original booking must be made in writing to Connell Guides Ltd. 
A full refund will be given only if more than 30 days notice is given of cancellation. 1-4 weeks cancellation notice:  50% refund. Less than 7 days cancellation notice:  No refund unless in exceptional circumstances, for which a medical certificate may be requested. 
Alternatively, a substitute delegate can be named at any time before the event.  There will be no extra surcharge for making a substitution.
No refund will be payable for non-attendance or if no prior notice of cancellation is given. 
It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of Connell Guides Ltd to change the content and timing of the event, the date, venue and/or instructor.  Connell Guides Ltd reserves the right to cancel an event up to and including the date of the event if insufficient bookings have been received.  We will strive to give as much notice as possible in such an event.  In all cases, people who had registered to attend a cancelled course will be given the option of a full refund or of rescheduling to a future course date but Connell Guides Ltd disclaim any further liability.
If you have any questions, please email info@connellguides..com 
Music Production Masterclass
9am - 5:30pm

Be part of this fantastic day-long masterclass, and learn all about creating and producing modern music from top experts in their field.
Led by international DJ and music producer, Mark Fanciulli, attendees will learn where Mark gets his inspiration from, how the production process works from start to finish, and how he achieves his desired sound. Mark will also lead a Q&A session, where you will be able to ask anything you ever wondered about music production.
Other guest experts will be joining the masterclass in the afternoon to teach attendees even more about music production and the music business.
Girls, boys, parents and friends from age 11+ are very welcome to join this masterclass, which will be held at our Senior School site.
The masterclass itself will begin at 10am and finish at 4pm, but attendees are welcome to join us from 9am until 5.30pm. Healthy snacks and lunch will be provided.
All proceeds from this masterclass wil go towards the Music School & Recording Studio appeal.
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!
Lunchtime Boules @ Queen Square
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
1pm - 3pm

A casual lunch time arrangement for a knock about with whoever attends. Very popular last year, let's see if we can continue some interest now winter is with us

I will bring a set of 8 boule which we can share around.

Your data: Your decision?
2:15pm - 4pm

Your data: Your decision?
Transparency, accountability and citizen interventions in data governance

Dr Joanna Redden discusses the implications of governments' increased use of big data systems and machine learning.
IMI Thematic Semester talk
When: Wednesday 11 April 2018, 2.15 - 4pm
Venue: University of Bath, Building 8 West, Room 2.1
Audience: FREE event at the University of Bath, open to all with a ticket.

More information is needed about how governments make use of big data systems, specifically how these uses of big data are changing the way governments research, prioritize, and manage public services.
As governments make greater use of big data systems, including machine learning, there are a range of real and potential implications we must be alert to:

Citizens become knowable, traceable, and trackable across lifespans, social and professional networks, government interactions and geography in new ways as citizens are transformed into ‘data subjects’ (Ruppert 2016);
The collection and maintenance of data about citizens is encouraged;
Governments are compelled to link up their datasets, make use of external data points, and share their data internally and externally;
More services and decision making processes can be automated and inscrutable; e) new state citizen power dynamics are created as citizens become infinitely ‘knowable’, but have little ability to interrogate how their data is being collected and used;
Emphasis shifts from causation to correlation and from prevention to pre-emption, prediction and probability; 
More public private partnerships and corporate involvement become encouraged, particularly with technology companies, in the management and running of public services.

In combination, these are profound changes in the ways democratic states learn about, engage with and respond to citizens and the information about them. What is needed are more ways for citizens to assess changes in governance and engage with and intervene in changes taking place.
In this talk, Joanna Redden will argue that as governments ‘datafy’ their information systems, the policy process and service administration there is need for greater transparency, accountability and means for meaningful citizen interventions. They will do so by drawing upon two ongoing research projects. The first is an investigation of how big data is being used by government bodies to score citizens and the second is a transnational study of data harms.

2.15pm Seminar3.00pm Question and Answer session3.30pm Refreshments4.00pm Close

Dr Joanna Redden

Dr Joanna Redden is a Lecturer at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. Her research focuses on the datafication of governance. She investigates how government information systems and service provision are changing, the democratic implications of changing government practices, how these changes are affecting equality / inequality, as well as data harms. Previous work has investigated the relationships between digital media and poverty politics. Joanna is Co-Director of the Data Justice Lab at Cardiff University, UK. She is co-editor of Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data (2015) and author of The Mediation of Poverty: The News, New Media and Politics (2014).

This event is free to attend, but please register prior to the event.  For further information please email n.fenn@bath.ac.uk or visit the IMI webpage. 

This event is part of the IMI Thematic Semester Machine Learning: Algorithms and Ethics and is arranged by both IMI and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath.         
Bringing Life Back to the Land
6pm - 7:30pm

An Evening with Nick Upton, Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer and Film-Maker 
Rewilding projects take place across the UK each year, working to restore ecosystems and secure a positive future for the next generation. Nick Upton, is a behavioural zoologist and award-winning photographer and filmmaker who has captured some of these projects, including the reintroduction of Common Crane to the Somerset Levels and Beavers to the River Otter in Devon, as well as the many local wildlife riches that can be found in the South West.
Throughout his impressive career, Nick has worked with Sir David Attenborough and written, directed and produced many wildlife films for the BBC. He won the documentary category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards in 2014 and 2016. His work has appeared in National Geographic magazine, and he regularly contributes to BBC Wildlife and Wiltshire Life magazine, as well as producing work for the Wildlife Trusts and the National Trust. 
This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from and meet a professional photographer with over 25 years’ experience, and for those who share an interest in our environment and the rewilding projects that take place in the UK.  
Stay on for supper with Nick at 7.45pm in the Library
Nick has kindly offered to host a private three-course supper afterwards in our Library, for those who would like to stay on to learn more or ask further questions. Choose from a delicious local and seasonal menu suitable for most diets, made with great care by our team of chefs.
Dine at The Real Greek, Cabot Circus
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
6:30pm - 9pm

Join me for a Greek meal at The Real Greek restaurant in Cabot Circus. Please check out menu and prices here:


I fancy the Athena mezze menu:


I am going to trial not taking deposits for this meal so please ONLY sign up if you are free and fully intend coming along. I will email you one week before the meal to check you still intend to come. If you do not reply to my email, I will remove you from the event, as I will assume you no longer wish to attend.

* Please note that we will probably be a large party, and that service charge WILL be included. If you do not like paying a tip, then this isn't the meal for you. *

If you fancy a pre-dinner drink meet at Cinema De Lux bar, Cabot. Circus from 5.30pm.

I look forward to dining with you.
Broadband Community Event - Weston Parish Hall
6:30pm - 8:30pm

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
Wolf Wine Wednesday
7pm - 10pm

The second Wednesday each month sees our friends at Wolf Wine hosting an intimate wine tasting, featuring their favourite wines of the past month.
After the session we drop some records and open the bar for people to relax and enjoy the rest of the evening.
Ticket price includes wine, cheeseboard and nibbles, and guided tasting.
April Meeting - ‘The Lathe of Heaven’ by Ursula K. Le Guin
Bath BookWorms
7:15pm - 9:30pm

Hi all,

This was the book nominated for our April read. Sounds like an interesting one and should be lots to discuss. Hope to see some of you there!
Free Meditation & Yoga – just show up–we start on Wednesday in Bath 7.30pm
Free Meditation & Yoga Bath
7:30pm - 9pm


Hello there! - We'd like to welcome you to Free weekly meetings hosted by Michael, Bernard which take place at the:

John Williams Room (2nd Floor), United Reformed Church Halls, Grove St, Bath, BA2 6PJ,

on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.00pm

With Sahaja Yoga Meditation we normally sit on chairs to achieve yoga, effortlessly & spontaneously. No Mats or special clothing required.

All across the globe, many are seeking new sources of energy. Meanwhile, the most transformative energy of all is hiding in plain sight, within us. It's natural, sustainable, and infinitely renewable. It's called inner kundalini energy. And everyone already has it — everyone!. It is often likened to an inner feminine or motherly energy which automatically knows about us and what is needed to help us restore balance and harmony within our subtle being. It works spontaneously, effortlessly, organically and cannot be paid for.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple time-honoured technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.

If you're having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Yoga Meditation might well help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You may enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.

Meditation is not just for mystics and monks. Sahaja Yoga meditation is for everyone. Anyone can do it. It's that easy. But with the Sahaja Yoga experience, you'll quickly realise, it isn't your typical Meditations 'R Us type class. It's much more than just feeling peaceful and relaxed. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has many layers, varied and deep. Explore at your own pace, in your own way. Our volunteer experts are always available to help.

Ready to plug into your inner energy? A Sahaja Yoga Meditation class is a great way to start. A few minutes of your life may be all it takes to connect to your inner energy and light the path to lifelong transformation. Sahaja Yoga is more than a temporary solution or quick relief — it is a journey, rather than a destination. It's all about energy — guaranteed pure and carbon neutral. You can never have too much of it.

The best part? All classes are free. No strings, no catch.
Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend, bring your self — all are welcome.

We have a web site here in London too which you can visit for more info about weekly meetings: www.sahajayogalondon.co.uk

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