Local Events Bath

Coffee morning
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10am - 11am


The end of the week starts here!
FREE tea, coffee, biscuits and chit-chat in the 4 South Pavilion every Friday from 10 - 11am. Just bring a mug!
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!
Is artificial intelligence prone to prejudice?
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3:15pm - 4:05pm


Is artificial intelligence prone to prejudice?
Why and how machines display human bias

IMI Public Lecture, University of Bath Time: 3.15pm - 4.05pm
On Friday 13 April, Associate Professor Joanna Bryson in the Department of Computer Science at Bath University will explore how artificial intelligence may be prone to human prejudice.

Abstract: Machine learning exploits patterns in existing data to create artificial intelligence (AI). Research conducted by Dr Joanna Bryson in collaboration with Aylin Caliskan and Arvind Narayanan from Princeton University has shown that applying machine learning to text taken from the Internet results in AI with human-like semantic biases.
These biases can be morally neutral as toward insects or flowers, problematic as toward race or gender, or even simply veridical, reflecting the status quo distribution of gender with respect to careers or first names.
Their finding indicates that standard written and spoken words contain recoverable and accurate imprints of our historical biases. It also holds the promise for identifying and addressing sources of bias in our culture and technology.   In her talk, Dr Bryson will present her research on machine bias, and discuss what this reveals about the origins of human biases, stereotypes, and prejudices. Joanna will also explore how implicit and explicit human bias accounts for bias in AI, and discuss when and how we may be able to use AI to address prejudice.

Dr Joanna Bryson


Dr Joanna Bryson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bath University, and affiliate at Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy.
Joanna holds degrees in Psychology from Chicago and Edinburgh, and Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh and MIT.
Her research covers a broad range of topics from artificial intelligence, autonomy and robot ethics, and human cooperation. She has worked in AI ethics since 1996 and helped author the UK Research Councils’ ‘Principles of Robotics’ in 2010. 
She is AXA Research Fund awardee, having been granted funding to conduct a series of unique experiments on how people interact with humanoid robots (http://www.bath.ac.uk/research/news/2017/10/12/humanoid-robot-tests-to-explore-ai-ethics). Last year alone, she consulted to The Red Cross on autonomous weapons, Chatham House on the impact of AI on the nuclear threat, and is currently advising the British Parliament, European Parliament, and the OECD regarding the regulation of AI.

This talk is FREE to attend and open to all with a ticket.
For further information, please email s.terry@bath.ac.uk. 
The Problem is Zionism
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7pm - 10pm


You cannot make sense of the present if you don’t understand the past. Tom Suárez finds the root of the tragedy of Israel/ Palestine not in some ancient, intractable hatred between Jews and Arabs but in the (often suppressed) history of Zionism in practice.

Tom Suárez is the author of State of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel (2016), which was based primarily on declassified British documents covering the  Mandate. Professor Ilan Pappé has called the book ‘a tour de force’. 
Baroness [Jenny] Tonge has said: ‘I thought I knew a fair bit about the Middle East after all the years I’ve been involved in its politics but this book came as an eye-opener. … Everyone who has ever accepted Israel’s own account of its history should read this book… It should change them forever.’
The Problem is Zionism
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7pm - 10pm


You cannot make sense of the present if you don’t understand the past. Tom Suárez finds the root of the tragedy of Israel/ Palestine not in some ancient, intractable hatred between Jews and Arabs but in the (often suppressed) history of Zionism in practice.

Tom Suárez is the author of State of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel (2016), which was based primarily on declassified British documents covering the  Mandate. Professor Ilan Pappé has called the book ‘a tour de force’. 
The award-winning journalist Jonathan Cook commented: ‘This is archival history that has been intentionally forced down the memory hole – by Zionist organisations, by Israel and by British officials – for very good reason. It risks reminding us that Israel emerged out of an unholy alliance between, on the one hand, British anti-semites and colonial officials and, on the other, Jewish ethnic supremacists who had adopted for themselves the ugly ideology of Europe’s racial nationalists.’
Baroness [Jenny] Tonge has said: ‘I thought I knew a fair bit about the Middle East after all the years I’ve been involved in its politics but this book came as an eye-opener. … Everyone who has ever accepted Israel’s own account of its history should read this book… It should change them forever.’
Dare to be Wild
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7:30pm - 10:30pm


A feature length film based on Mary’s true life story made by Irish director Vivienne de Courcey will be released in 2016. This focuses on the magical story of Mary’s journey to build a gold medal winning garden at the Chelsea flower show. It had its first Irish screening at the Jameson International Film festival in Dublin in March 2015 & will make its first Australian appearance at the British Film Festival in Byron Bay in November
Friday 13th April - Soul Strutters & After party with Asian Hawk - Walcot House, Bath.
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9pm - 3am


Friday 13th April - The Soul Strutters.
Free entry - First come first serve basis. Drinking and Dancing doors open at 5pm with 2-4-1 on cocktails until 8pm.To guarantee entry: Guestlist or Table reservations - https://www.walcothousebath.com/contact/Main room: The Soul Strutters from 9pm.DJ Asian Hawk from 11pm-late.Due to high demand the Soul Strutters are back at Walcot House. The Soul Strutters are a collective of professional musicians from Bristol who love nothing more than performing specially handpicked songs from the golden era of Funk, Soul, Disco and Rare Groove.They are widely regarded as one of the busiest Funk and Soul bands going.Formed at last-minute in October 2012 for a cocktail function, The Soul Strutters gelled immediately after the first 4-bars of ‘Use me Up’ by Bill Withers was performed. From then on, the band were playing the circuit of live music venues near enough every weekend around the Bristol and surrounding area to the present day, solely through word of mouth.The group was founded on a mutual love and respect for the music they grew up on and have always wanted to perform, and from the sheer smiles on their faces from start to finish, it’s clear that the passion and enjoyment radiates through to the audience.By the end of 2016, Soul Strutters have completed over 900 gigs and over 200 weddings all over Britain, with 2017 proving to be their busiest year yet.Unlike many wedding and corporate function bands, the Soul Strutters formed absolutely organically, with the single intention of jamming together for fun. Since then, they have become a full-time band gigging at a variety of special events, including weddings, anniversaries, birthday celebrations and charity events.With a professional attitude towards all bookings you can be assured that the Soul Strutters will surpass your requirements, and put on a great show for your event, bringing all of their enthusiasm and passion to your stage. Whether it is a small intimate pub gig, a background entertainment in a restaurant, a live music venue or a wedding, it won’t be one that your guests will forget, and you’ll struggle to find a live performance tighter than The Strutters!- Eric Mylod-Okafu (Bass and vocals)- Jack Baldus (Keyboards, talkbox)- James Arbery (Guitars)- Barney Sage (Drums)------------------------------------------------------ DJ ASIAN HAWKAsian Hawk aka O.Love The Turntablist Turned Troubadour is one of the most original DJ/singer songwriters operating in the world today.Possessing not only the technical skills to hold numerous DMC titles but also the musicality to captivate and rock every audience he plays for.DJCity regular Hawk holds numerous residencies in clubs and bars nationwide, However his talents also extend to the studio where he is highly regarded as a beatsmith and vocalist, Soon to release tracks on Def Presse under his given name of O.Love production has included tracks for artists such as Foreign Beggers and The Disablists. Having Initially featured in the Bristol based acid jazz funk group "JACKSON" vocal prowess has led to him becoming a seminal member and frontman of this eclectic super group.Asian Hawk first attacked the turntables in 1998 mixing Drum'n'Bass before developing a life long love affair with HipHop and Turntablism.By 2000 he was a resident at the legendary Moles nightclub rocking weekly shows in a homegrown group of friends called "Non Compos Mentis" (NCM) consisting of Rapper Gusto Fresh, and Beat Boxer and Vocalist Mo Kolours.In 2004 Hawk formed the turntablist crew "The Disablists" who later that year scored their first DMC title, they quickly went on to claim the title for a record breaking 4 times for the years 2005,2006 and 2007 placing a close 2nd and 3rd in the World competitions During that time Hawk found Himself achieving the UK number one title in 2006, countless runner up places and most recently claiming the Vice World title in the DMC online battle for 2012.Since then Hawk has been involved in numerous projects, including running community scratch courses, to producing tracks for Boris Johnson's Transport for London campaign and working with artists such as Reginal Omas the Third, Declaime, Mo Kolours and more.Hawk hosts a radio show onwww.Soultrainradio.co.uk every monday evening, as well as having radio and TV appearances on, 1xtra the Semtex show, Ras Kwame's 100% homegrown, Kiss FM with Big Ted and Shortee Blitz, BBC's Blue Peter, Channel 4's Paul O'Grady show and CCTV in China.Hawk has performed at numerous venues and festivals across the globe, these include the flagship store of Maharishi's diffusion line MHI, DPMHI - London (www.dpmhi.com), The Hammersmith Apollo, KOKO Camden, Shepard's Bush Empire, HipHop Kemp (Prague), Mix CLub (Beijing), Q Bar (Bangkok), Pontoon (Cambodia), Boomtown & Bestival.
Hey beautiful ladies, come to the Bath Global Goddesses Business Academy
Global Goddesses Business Academy for female entrepreneurs
10am - 1pm


The most exciting networking & training organisation event for Conscious Minded Business Women Globally. Come and see what all the fuss is about. With every month, the training is CPD Accredited & will build a library of a wealth of knowledge. 'I am excited to meet you' Tessa Kirby - Founder of The Global Goddesses Business Academy and of The Transformational Bath Based Energy by Tessa. Come & Thrive with our Tribe. I know you are ready for this! RSVP please to [masked] or phone Tessa on[masked]
Hey beautiful ladies, come to the Bath Global Goddesses Business Academy
Global Goddesses Business Academy for female entrepreneurs
10am - 1pm


The most exciting networking & training organisation event for Conscious Minded Business Women Globally. Come along, try us out, make fabulous connections & take a fabulous gooddy bag home with you! Come and see what all the fuss is about. With every month, the training is CPD Accredited & will build a library of a wealth of knowledge. 'I am excited to meet you' Kirby - Founder of The Global Goddesses Business Academy and of The Transformational Bath Based Energy by Tessa. Come & Thrive with our Tribe. I know you are ready for this! RSVP please to [masked] or phone Tessa on[masked]
Hey beautiful ladies, come to the Bath Global Goddesses Business Academy
Global Goddesses Business Academy for female entrepreneurs
10am - 1pm


The most exciting networking & training organisation event for Conscious Minded Business Women Globally. Come along, try us out, make fabulous connections & take a fabulous gooddy bag home with you! Come and see what all the fuss is about. With every month, the training is CPD Accredited & will build a library of a wealth of knowledge. 'I am excited to meet you' Kirby - Founder of The Global Goddesses Business Academy and of The Transformational Bath Based Energy by Tessa. Come & Thrive with our Tribe. I know you are ready for this! RSVP please to [masked] or phone Tessa on[masked]