Local Events Bath

Bikepacking Weekend Break - The Cotswolds 28/29 April 2018
28th April - 29th 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.

Don't forget your blanket...Pilates and Sound Bath Brunch
28th April - 29th April

You'd like to relax and rejuvenate?  Then join the Pilates Brunch with Sound Session on 28th April.
The Pilates session will focus on stretching and spinal movement to loosen up the body and prepare it for the relaxing sound session. You will be bathed in heavenly harmonies and the sounds of a Wind Gong, Himalayan Temple gong, Himalayan bowls, Koshi chimes and other sound treasures. By using sounds in particular sequences, the stress hormone cortisone is reduced and brainwave activity calms. Your body gets a chance to experience rest and regeneration.
During the Sound bath, you can either sit in a chair or lie down. The Pilates Mats and head cushions are available but you will need to bring a cosy blanket to keep you warm.
We follow this with a healthy and light brunch to finish the perfect morning.  Then you are free to float home and enjoy your weekend!  The total price £40 ncluding mats, equipment, Sound Bath and delicious Brunch. Just don't forget your blanket.  Contact me directly for more information on info@bathpilatesacademy.uk
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!
ADSHE South West Regional Group Meeting - 28th April 2018
10am - 4:30pm

This is the April 2018 regional meeting for ADSHE members organised by the South West regional coordinators.
We will be meeting in room 8W 2.15. A map of the University campus and directions to the campus can be found at: http://www.bath.ac.uk/locations/university-of-bath-claverton-down-campus/.
Parking is £2 for the day on Saturdays, and you can park in pay and display or university permit holder bays - I would recommend parking in the West car park accessed from North Road.
If you are coming by public transport please be aware that the University campus is at the top of a big hill - but there are regular buses from the city centre (the U18 service).
Further information including accessibility can be found at: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/travel-advice/.
The draft agenda for the day is as follows:

 10:00  Relationship between departments and Disability / SpLD services – Presentation of research then open discussion. Led by Sally Hewlett.

 11:15  Discussion - Supporting HE students with ADHD—feedback from a South West UKAAN workshop. Led by James Lock and  Kelly Goodfellow www.ukaan.org.

 12:00 Sleep and learning, the importance of sleep for memory and cognition. Relevance to study skills for people with SpLD? Led by Jane Clark. 

 13:15 Break. 

 14:00 One app wonder. Bitesize AT resource sharing session. Led by Kelly Goodfellow with contributions from all. 

 15:00 ADSHE PPS. This can count towards your PPS for ADSHE Quality               Assurance. Please prepare to reflect on an area of your practice.

 16:30 Discussion of future group needs and close.

 We hope you find the event useful and stimulating for your practice.
Best wishes, James and Kelly.
Newbridge Slopes Nature Detectives - City Nature Challenge!
10am - 12pm

The City Nature Challenge: To discover and record as much wildlife as possible over 4 days, and compete with 65 cities across the world!
Help us do our bit and record as many species as possible within 2 hours at Newbridge Slopes. We will be bug hunting, butterfly and bee spotting, birding, identifying plants and trees, and much more!
Observations count towards local, national and international efforts to learn about and protect our amazing wildlife.
The race is on!
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.
Contact Improvisation Jam and Warmup Bath
Contact Improvisation Jam Group Bath
6pm - 8pm

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 this time exploring a theme around playing and playfulness.

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 have changed venues to St Marks Community Centre in Bath, 21 St Marks Road. There is some parking but please come early to secure this or park nearby.

For more information please message me here and I will post a number closer to the event that you can call.

Please take responsibility for your own health and safety during this group.
Bath social bar night
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8pm - 11pm

Once again the Bath social bar night is held at The Westgate Pub and why not? Note again the slightly later start time of 8pm though as once again to encourage potential new people to join Meetup I'd like to start the evening at 6pm in the lounge bar at The Royal Hotel, right opposite the railway station. This will give anyone who is apprehensive about walking straight into a vibrant and possibly packed bar later the chance to have a chat first in much more quiet surroundings before venturing on to the main event at 8pm at The Westgate Pub. So, you only need to RSVP once whether you are coming along to either or both locations (but please do actually RSVP to this event if you are joining us as a few members recently seem to be getting a bit forgetful about doing this and I'd guess every event host wants to know realistic attendance numbers). The Royal Hotel is ideal for anyone preferring a slightly more quiet start to the evening - as for later, well anyone new will already have got to know us by the time we get over to The Westgate and its much livelier atmosphere! So hopefully I can offer the best of both worlds for everyone. Situated just a 5 minute walk away from the main railway and bus stations and about the same distance from the main Southgate car park, The Westgate Pub is ideally located for a jolly good time in the company of our lovely band of Meetupers. Don't miss out on the all the fun and I look forward to seeing everyone!

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)