Local Events Bath

Introductory Course in Christian Meditation
7:30pm - 8:45pm

Be still and know that I am God - Psalm 46:10
Have you ever wondered what is Christian meditation… Where does it come from… How to do it… Could it be relevant for people like me who don’t go to church?
Meditation is an ancient form of prayer. Its aim is to bring the distracted mind to silence and stillness, and rest in the presence of God. Even in our modern busy lives, this is possible. We invite you to come along and try this form of prayer which is simple and peaceful.
This introductory course provides an opportunity to experience the practice of Christian meditation in a small group, to learn about its origins, and to discover its relevance as a form of prayer for the contemporary world
The course is non-denominational and there is no charge. It begins on Tuesday 3rd April and finishes on Tuesday 8th May. Each meeting will start at 7.30pm and last about an hour. It takes place in a room at St Mary’s Church, Julian Rd Bath. BA1 2SF. The course is open to all. Please do not worry if you cannot make every session or miss earlier sessions. Do still come along.
 What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
By Car: Turn off Julian Rd and up Burlington Street. Immediately take the first left down a ramp into the car park and park anywhere. Take the path at the back of the church (turn left into it) below the iron railings. The entrance is on the right. There will be signs and others will be waiting to welcome you.
Arriving via Public Transport or On Foot: EITHER come into the carpark from Burlington St and follow instructions for those coming by car. OR go through the iron gate to the left of the church, beside a small garden. Go up the steps beside the church, through another iron gate and turn right following a footpath behind the church, and below some iron railings. The entrance is on the right. There will be signs and others will be waiting to welcome you.
 How can I contact the organiser?
Please email christianmeditationbathcentral@btinternet.com with your name and contact number and any questions and we will get in touch  

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)