Local Events Bath

The Bath Beat Challenge Event 26 Miles.
Wiltshire Wanderers Walking Group
7:30am - 5:30pm

This is a 26 mile challenge walk visiting Bathford, Avoncliffe, Hinton Priory, Hinton Charterhouse, Norton St Phillip, Wellow and Coombe Hay. Returning along the Somerset Coal Canal.
Entry costs £10 and includes refreshments on checkpoints.
Entry must be booked in advance.
I will be walking the 26 miles although shorter routes are available.
Bikepacking Weekend Break - The Cotswolds 21/22 April 2018
21st April - 22nd April

Cotswolds Bikepacking Breaks
Dates:  March - September 2018​Price: Starting from £175Ability:  Novice to Advanced

Weekend and midweek packages - 2 days riding and 1 night wild camping
​Mountain Bike (Marin Pine 27.5+), helmet, saddle bag, frame bag and bar bag
Full guided riding for the duration
MBLA qualified guides with outdoor first aid training qualification
Maximum of 6:1 client to guide ratio
Maximum group size of 12 excluding guides
​Video and Photo’s – GoPro photos and video documenting your adventure will be available through Dropbox.
Knowledge –We happily provide mentoring, tuition on any aspects of bike packing, bike skills, repair & maintenance, equipment, first aid, navigation, bush craft, personal security, wild foods and just about anything else related to living off two wheels!​
Bike Repair – All but catastrophic bike mechanical issues can be sorted on the trail keeping your adventure on track. Any replacement components will be charged at cost. 

Enjoy our relaxing weekend and midweek bikepacking adventure packages providing the opportunity to unwind and enjoy some of the Cotswolds and South Wales classic adventure cycling routes. Experience wild camping and enjoying the simple pleasures of cooking outside and the warmth of a camp fire.

​Our riding style is focused on enjoyment and adventure as opposed to white knuckle down hill descents. Routes will take between 6-8 hours to complete with stops en route to enjoy coffee, cake and lunch! We run a number of 2 day packages catering for newcomers, experienced riders and women only ensuring that you get the most out of your time with us. You will need a moderate level of fitness to get the most out of the weekend, there will be a few hills to climb!

For group bookings of 6-12 we will modify the routes to suit the fitness and technical ability of the group.

Startup Business Bootcamp | Bath
9:30am - 4pm

Is your business idea calling? It is time to answer it!!
Give your business the best startup boost with our 1 day business bootcamp!So if you plan to start your business full time or part time then this is the course for you. Let’s start your adventure by setting up your business and learning how to market your business product and services properly.This course is suitable for all business types, so lets get going!! Our Business Bootcamp will include the following:

Your business vision  
Why, What, When
Your competitors
The Magic of Marketing 
Social Media for Beginners 
Target Marketing 
Start-up check list  
Introduction to PPC  
My business moving forward 

There are limited spaces on this webinar so please book in advance to save disappointment. 
Craft and crop in Saltford Hall
Crop n Roll
9:30am - 4:30pm

• What we'll do
A chance to craft, away from home, and share inspiration with others. The group is very relaxed and friendly so a perfect place to get creative :)
I will be running small classes at some crops so keep looking out for the details of these when I post them up on this event.

• What to bring
There is a small fee of £7 to attend. Please bring your own lunch and your own craft supplies

• Important to know
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
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!
Carers' Centre Spring Sponsored Walk
10am - 4pm

NEW DATE! Spring Sponsored Walk
Join us for our second annual sponsored walk!  We will be walking from Bath Carers' Centre, following the cycle track to Saltford where you can enjoy a pub lunch before returning back to the Centre for a celebratory drink and nibbles.  If you would prefer to join us one way, return transport will be available.  We will provide marshalls along the route and you will receive a bag of goodies! We would love to have you there - you can enjoy a great day out and help us raise awareness and funds for carers!  Minimum sponsorship £25.
"We Are All Called... How Are We To Respond?"
10am - 3:30pm

“We are called… How are we to respond?”
 An exploration of our faith led by 
Michelle Moran
Michelle is a leading lay missionary for the Church today, who has been personally apponted by Pope Francis to work on establishing new structures for mission in the church.
 Bath Catholic Deanery invites our parish members and friends to spend time with Michelle, exploring some themes of Pope Francis' teaching for the Church today; leading to a deeper understanding of the Gospel message of  Bishop Declan’s vision A Future Full of Hope.
Hoping that a shared understanding may lead to us reflecting on our gifts and skills and where to use them, in our  parish, our deanery and our city as part of a more cohesive Catholic community.
Tickets: Cost £10.00  Students £5  (inc. lunch)
You can support others with less means by buying a Donation ticket.
 We wish all who want to come to be able to do so. If you wish to come but it is beyond your means, please do contact the St John's Parish Office by email or telephone. (Ask for Janet.) 
 Ticket sales end on Wednesday 18th April 2018 at 10.00 AM 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Tel: St John's parish Office on 01225 464471. 
Email: bath.stjohntheevangelist@cliftondiocese.com  or click link in the box below.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Travel information is available on the Apex Hotel website https://www.apexhotels.co.uk/bath-hotel
What's the refund policy?
We are sorry that we are unable to refund tickets for this event.
Peace Fayre
Bath Meditation Group
11am - 4pm

Take some time to unwind.

All are welcome to come and enjoy this delightful space. An opportunity to explore and experience how peace can really feel....

Entrance: Free - donations graciously accepted

Activities and Stalls

A taste of meditation

Virtue Scope

Spiritual Surgery

Creative Space

Insightful Talks

Books and CDs (sorry, no card payments)

Free Tea, coffee and biscuits
Larger Civic Societies Meeting - Bath
11am - 3:30pm

You are invited to attend a meeting specially convened for our larger Civic Voice societies and groups. The event is free to attend for larger Civic Voice member societies, and Bath Preservation Trust has kindly agreed to be host for the latest meeting.
This is planned to be an opportunity for you to meet members of other larger civic societies and discuss the specific challenges you face as well as the opportunities available to you. We also want to use this meeting to share our latest policy thoughts, specifically in relation to the debate on national planning taking place nationally, and, more generally, to discuss the most recent findings of our Civic Survey and ask for your views to help shape the future of Civic Voice.
Date: 21st April 2018
Venue: Bath Preservation Trust, No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LR
Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
If you, or any other representatives of your civic society, are interested in attending this free event please call us on 0121 792 8177 for further information.
I very much hope you will be able to join us and look forward to hearing back.
Peace Fayre
11am - 4pm

Take Some Time To Unwind…

All are welcome to come and enjoy this delightful space. An opportunity to explore and experience how peace can really feel…

We are creating a special space for you to taste the wonder of your true self through meditation. To support your journey, you will be able to listen to insightful talks and rediscover your unique values and qualities through a virtue scope. There is also a spiritual surgery for you to shed light on some of the things that may be holding you back in your life

So join us in Bath for a very different kind of Saturday afternoon

#meditation #spirituality #peace
Art, Coffee, Cake - Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition 2018
Art Galleries And Exhibitions In Bristol & Bath
12pm - 3pm

Art, Coffee, Cake - Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition 2018

Apologies for the late listing. Join me for a look around this annual exhibition which has been excellent in the past. Afterwards we’ll head somewhere for refreshments. If we do an hour and a half at the gallery and we’re still not finished, we’ll head for refreshments anyway and those who wish to can come back.

Cost: £4.50, free to discovery card holders, holders of the excellent 3 year season ticket which includes free entry to the Fashion Museum and Roman Baths and the Victoria Art Gallery’s own season ticket

**Unfortunately I often have poor Internet reception at these events, so probably won't be able to answer Meetup comments and messages on the run**

"This highly popular exhibition showcases the best of the region’s artistic talent and is a must for art lovers and collectors alike. The Society was founded in 1904 with 26 members. It has grown over the years to a membership of around 120 diverse, talented artists. Many distinguished 20th-century painters have exhibited with the Society including Walter Sickert, Patrick Heron, Mary Fedden and Howard Hodgkin.

The annual exhibition, which is open to non-members, attracts up to 1,000 entries, with sales doubling in the last few years. The prizes on offer total more than £3,000. During the exhibition members of the public can vote for their favourite artwork; the winner receiving the Public Choice Prize. For more information and how to enter artwork visit bsartists.co.uk (link is external)."
50 Years on: 1967 - 1969 Leavers Reunion
12:15pm - 4pm

On Saturday 21st April we will be holding a reunion lunch at Monkton for all those who left between 1967 - 1969.Arrival from 12.15pm and drinks will be served outside the Old Hall if dry and inside if wet. Lunch will commence at 1.00pm.  After lunch, tours of the school will be available.  The cost of the lunch is £25 / head. 
A Delightful Inheritance, The last 150 years of Monkton Combe School will be available for sale at the lunch and we will be joined by the author Peter LeRoy who has agreed to sign them
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.
Bath Natural Neighbourhood Watch
2pm - 4pm

We will be exploring the natural biodiversity in Sydney Gardens over a two hour wander.
The session is led by Dr Alan Rayner (evolutionary ecologist, writer and artist) and others from the Bath Natural History Society, and Sue Palmer, Community Ranger in Sydney Gardens.
Let's see what we can find in the park ... prepare to be amazed by the miniscule!
The basic principle of Natural Neighbourhood Watch meetings is to identify enthusiastic local residents in different communities in and around Bath who, with the help of Bath Nats, would like to lead, organise and publicise short, easy-going walks for members of the public in their neighbourhood. The intention of the walks is to introduce other residents to the often unnoticed diversity and beauty of wildlife to be found just a short walking distance from their doorstep. They will also help to build up better knowledge and records of the diverse habitats and wildlife in and around the City.
Meeting point provided on reservation.
All ages are welcome but each child must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Accessibility:We will be moving on paths, grass, and up and down slopes and steps. Contact the Event Organiser for further information if required.Toilets: There are accessible public toilets on site (cost 20p).Parking:Free parking is available around the edge of the park on Sydney Road (some bays are 2 hours, some are 4 hours), but they are often full, so leave plenty of time to find somewhere to park.
TBB Dinner 2018

TBB HC cordially invite you and guests to the annual TBB HC club dinner and  AGM on Saturday 21 April 2018  
The club AGM will take place from 6pm - 7pm followed by the awards and dinner.
'Come and celebrate the season, enjoy fine food, Live music, dancing and good company'
Dress code: Gentlemen - Dinner suits; Ladies - evening gowns
Programme for evening: AGM: 6:00 pm; Awards: 7:00 pm; Dinner 8:00 pm; Live band from 9:30 pm
Carriages: 1 am
U16 ticket £35 
Group discounts available - contact Organiser for details 
Includes 3 course dinner plus coffee
Please use the account details reference TBBAD18 to make a BACS payment.  Pre-payment only.  Please note that booking is free but ticket cost still apply.
There will be a raffle on the night to raise money for the club.
Starter: Ham Hock Terrine
Main: Thyme Roasted Local Chicken, Vichy Carrots, Dauphinoise Potato, Pan Jus (GF) 
Vegetarian Option: Carrot and Butternut Squash Risotto (V, GF) 
Dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding, Butterscotch Sauce (V) 
"Where is Mrs Christie?" play at Lansdown Hall Stroud.
Super Stroud Socials
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Splendid tour de force by Liz Grand portraying Agatha Christie's mysterious disappearance in 1926. I was originally going to schedule this but a change of plan meant that I saw it at The Everyman last Wednesday so I shan't be attending this one. If you're a fan of Agatha Christie or simply enjoy good acting, then I'm sure you will enjoy this - I certainly did. Tickets are £12.00 + booking fee.
Spring Social Drinks Evening at Timbrells Yard, Bradford-on-Avon
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8pm - 11pm

Time for another social drinks get together at this ever popular riverside pub, we always have a great time at this venue so a good night is guaranteed, lovely atmosphere, easy access with plenty of parking nearby and 2 mins walk from the train station. Look forward to seeing you there.
Food, Glourious Food....!
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8pm - 10:30pm

Want to dress-up and converse over dinner at The Ivy, Bath...?

We first meet at Vino Vino (see photo's for location) for a pre-dinner cocktail, wine, beer or whatever you like before we head to The Ivy to sit for dinner at 8.00pm.

For the menus, click the following link:-

A La Carte:-




Long Running Events:

Pencil To Paint: Apr - Jun 2018
18th April - 13th June

“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. 
The theme for this particular 8 week Pencil To Paint course will be abstraction and we will look at how form, gesture and emotion all play their part in successful picture-making, regardless of genre.
Topics will include:
Line, measurement and proportion
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:  18, 25 April; 02, 09, 23, 30 May; 06, 13 June (8 x 1.5 hour sessions)