Local Events Bath

9am - 6pm

This conference is a one day event being held to demonstrate the latest research that is being done by all researchers in Computer Science at Bath University, showing the connections between the different groups in the field by allowing researchers from all fields to present and discuss their work. The aim of the conference is to exchange ideas and information about what is happening inside and outside of your field, and to see our progression of Computer Science as a whole.
Green Business Fund workshop (Bath) - An Introduction to Energy Efficiency for SMEs
9am - 12pm

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is an energy efficiency support service for small and medium-sized companies in England, Scotland and Wales. It provides direct funded support through energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and a capital contribution towards your energy saving equipment purchase.
This workshop will help small companies across Great Britain learn how to identify and implement opportunities to reduce energy costs within their business and make the most of the Fund.
› Understanding and reducing energy bills through behavioural and low cost measures

Introduction to energy management
How to understand your energy usage bills
How to implement approaches to energy management and behaviour change to achieve real savings 

› Focus on major areas of energy consumption in SMEs (heating, lighting, equipment, insulation)

Technical overview of the key areas of consumption
Outline of key energy reduction retrofit technologies

› Access to funding and free one-to-one site audits

A brief overview of further support and advice available, including a capital contribution towards the cost of projects that comply with the requirements of the fund

This workshop is hosted by Bath & North East Somerset Council.
*The content of this workshop has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.
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
1:30pm - 3:30pm

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

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

Grand Public Debate on AI and Machine Learning
5:30pm - 7pm

Grand Public Debate on AI and Machine Learning 
Is AI changing what it means to be human?

AI is widely seen as one of the world’s greatest opportunities, and greatest threats.  
Rounding off the IMI's campus-wide Thematic Semester on Machine Learning, we have invited six experts to lead a Question Time style debate on how AI will impact our lives and society in the years to come.  
Our panel of speakers will debate the wide-ranging implications of the rise in machine learning and the many ethical dilemmas it gives rise to. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to take active part in the discussions, with audience questions and voting in real time throughout.  
Join us for the debate which will examine questions such as:  
1. How do we control the use and effects of AI?2. Will AI increase discrimination in our society?  3. How do we teach machines to be fair?4. What happens when a robot starts doing your job?5. Are machine learning algorithms a threat to our democracy?
Our experts will answer these questions and many more to shed light on what our new world of machine learning and AI will look like, how it will impact you and how we ensure greater transparency and accountability in the use of these technologies.   
The event will conclude with a wine reception and an opportunity to continue the debate.
5.15pm: Doors Open5.30pm: Welcome and Introductions by Professor Nick Pearce5.45pm: Expert panel debate, questions, answers and real time voting7.00pm: Wine Reception


Derek McAuley is Director of Horizon Digital Economy Research, an interdisciplinary research institute funded through the RCUK Digital Economy programme. He has acted as a Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords’ European Union Committee into online platforms, and was Chief Innovation Officer during the founding of the Digital Catapult.
Joanna Bryson researches a broad range of topics from artificial intelligence, robot ethics and human cooperation. She has carried out consultancy for 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 on the regulation of AI.
Kathleen Richardson was an instigator of the Campaign Against Sex Robots, set up to draw attention to problematic effects of new technologies on human relations. Richardson is developing a theory of robotics inspired by anti-slavery abolitionist feminism and author of the book ‘An Anthropology of Robots and AI: Annihilation Anxiety and Machines’.
Mandy Chessell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. She is the first woman to win a Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal. The breadth of her work is reflected in her invention portfolio, which to date stands at over 50 issued patents worldwide.
Nello Cristianini carries out the large-scale analysis of media content using various AI methods. He also researches the design of new AI methods, their application to digital humanities and computational social science, and the social impact of Big Data and AI technologies. In 2014, Thomson-Reuters included him in a list of the most influential computer scientists of the decade.
Steve Fuller is a philosopher sociologist in the field of science and technology studies, an internationally acclaimed speaker and author of over 20 books He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute, the leading 'ecomodernist' think-tank and an Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, the leading 'transhumanist' think-tank.

This event is free to attend and open to all with a ticket.
For further information please email r.willis@bath.ac.uk or visit the IMI webpage 

Gerald Walters 48th Memorial Lecture - Renaissance 2.0: The Disruptive Changes Shaping Our World
5:30pm - 6:30pm

This talk will be given by Professor Ian Goldin, University of Oxford.
The extraordinary growth of the past thirty years is due to unprecedented globalisation and accelerating technological change.  Connectivity has been associated with rising creativity and accelerating change. The speed, scale and complexity of this integration has far-reaching implications for economies and for individuals and societies.
The talk will identify the drivers of global growth, showing why emerging markets are likely to continue to grow at high levels for the coming decades, with particularly rapid growth in Asia. Rising life expectancy and collapsing fertility around the world has dramatic consequences for pensions, retirement, dependency and employment patterns.  Meanwhile, advances in artificial intelligence and robotics is transforming the nature of work and has the potential to replace significant numbers of jobs and widen inequality.
Globalisation spreads not only opportunities but also creates a new form of emergent systemic risks. Pandemics, cyberattacks, climate change and financial contagion are among the systemic risks increasing uncertainty. This is associated with growing extremism and threatens to reverse integration and globalisation.  The talk presents the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of globalisation. Drawing on lessons from the Renaissance, it identifies our period as a new Age of Discovery and highlights both the opportunities and the risks associated with the current period of tumultuous change in what can be viewed as a Second Renaissance.
Professor Goldin’s talk will draw on his latest books Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of our Second Renaissance (Bloomsbury, 2017) and Development: A Very Short Introduction (OUP).
Further information can be found at https://iangoldin.org/ and @ian_goldin
Tree Walk and Talk
6pm - 7:15pm

Learn about the magnificent trees in Sydney Gardens - about the different species, including the 'champion trees' in the park - during this early evening walk and talk.
The session is led by James Nash (Tree Officer, Parks Service, Bath&NES Council) and Sue Palmer (Community Ranger, Sydney Gardens).
Meeting point: At the park entrance behind the Holburne Museum.
Accessibility:We will be moving on paths, grass, and up and down slopes and steps. Contact the Event Organiser for further information if required.
Age 12+. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please note this event is not aimed at children.
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.
Starting in Business Workshop Bath
6pm - 9pm

This session is free of charge thanks to the European Regional Development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England Consortium.
This event is restricted to residents and business based in Bath and North East Somerset.  If you do not qualify under this criteria please email info@coolventures.co.uk or call 01225 580850 as we may be able to help under a different scheme.
Are you thinking of starting your own business?
Would you benefit from receiving start-up advice and guidance from an experienced business adviser to help you start your business?
Our ‘Starting in Business’ is the starting point for people intending to start new business and forms part of our popular Business Start-up programme.
This enjoyable and interactive three hour session will provide you with the fundamental information you need to consider when going self-employed or starting a business and will help you decide whether it is right for you.
 The Starting in Business workshops will answer:
- Is self employment /setting up a business right for me?- What do I need in order to start up my business- What legislation do I need to be aware of- How do I find customers- Next Steps
For more information on how Cool Ventures can provide free support for your business, call us on 01225 580850!
 #wegrowthhub #startup #governmentsupport 
For more information go to http://www.coolventures.co.uk/banes
6pm - 9pm

On Wednesday 9 May you are invited to join artist Kit Glaisyer, curator Nina Jesih and writer Jessica Otterwell for an exciting evening of Art, Mind and Music.
Salon48 started as a monthly event at the Garden Gallery at 48 Great Pulteney Street, Bath in 2017. These relaxed and informal gatherings are designed to celebrate 'Art, Music and the Mind', bringing together artists and an appreciative audience, encouraging new connections and collaborations.
Bristol-based painter Ruth Piper will be giving a talk at the first Pop-Up Salon48 event at St James Wine Vaults from 6pm on Weds 9th May. Music will also be provided by Chloe Merilla Tyghe.
Ruth Piper has shown at Lane House Arts in Bath, Brownsword Hepworth in London, the Kunsthuis Gallery in Yorkshire and currently has work at Zilla Bell Gallery in Yorkshire. She is best known for her evocative paintings that balance an abstract sensibility with delicate floral elements, often within a landscape setting, in a distinctive palette of subtle pastel colours and areas of intense darkness. Website
Chloe Merilla Tyghe creates haunting melodies with romantic and emotive lyrics. She has been performing her own music on piano and guitar for the past four years and has been writing music for as long as she can remember. She first sang at age 12 at the Jazz Factory, Bradford on Avon which led onto singing for the Wiltshire Jazz Orchestra until she was nineteen. Soundcloud
The first Pop-Up Salon48 event will take place in the 1st-floor gallery at St James Wine Vaults, in the street above the Crescent in Bath. Drinks can be bought from the bar and freshly made pizzas ordered from the Pizza Bike. Venue

Suggested ticket donation is £5, which helps towards running costs. Thank you.
Networking for Young Entrepreneurs - YENA Bath
6:30pm - 9pm

Come along to our event for young entrepreneurs and ambitious professionals at The Bath Brew House in Bath!

Thinking of starting a business? Growing your start-up and looking for peer support? Or maybe you just want to find out where the opportunities are in your city?
YENA brings together young and ambitious individuals, below the age of 35, with a keen interest in business, to give you the opportunity to gain access to a vital centre of support. Come along, meet like-minded people and grow your network to give yourself and your business the best start possible!

Dress code: Come as yourself! There are no false personas at YENA – we want you to be as comfortable as you can. Smart casual is the norm though.

For enquiries please email info@yena.co.uk
See you there!
Networking for Young Entrepreneurs
YENA Young Entrepreneur Networking - Bath
6:30pm - 9pm

This month we'll be hearing from Gabi Cox, founder of Chroma Stationery, in our Fireside Chat!

YENA is a global community for rebels.

We connect you to resources, people and opportunities that you need to start & grow your business faster and more affordably.

Events are for individuals below the age of 35. Whether you're starting your own business or just interested in finding more about the start-up scene in your city, be sure to check out our event!
Broadband Community Event - Freshford
7pm - 9pm

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
Ministries Mission Road Map Meeting
7pm - 8pm

A Future Full of Hope
The Mission of our Parish
Bishop Declan has reminded us that we are called to be a people who share in the mission of Christ, who proclaim the Kingdom and make disciples so that the world will be transformed according to God’s plan.
He has asked us to reflect on:

Whether we work in the service of others, whether we witness to our faith; whether we show ourselves as disciples, welcome others and draw them in.
What in our parish activities we are doing well, what we could do better, and what we are not doing that God may be calling us to.

We do many things together in our parish, such as the Ministries set out on the left-hand side of our Parish Bulletin.  We should be pleased that we do many of these really well, and ambitious that we might do some of them even better.  Two meetings are now to be held for leaders or representatives of these Ministries or activities to discuss how they can respond to the Bishop’s call. 
These meetings will be held in the Parish Hall at 7 pm on 9 May, and after the main Sunday Mass on 13 May.  If you lead any of these Ministries, or take part in any other parish activity, please contact the Parish Administrator on 01225 464471 to book a place at one of these meetings: we are looking for all parish activities to be represented.
Mark Bradley, Tracey Sessions, Mark O’Sullivan on behalf of the Parish’s “A Future Full of Hope” Roadmap Group
Whisky Social - Nikka
7pm - 10pm

The Whisky Social @ Blackbird combines an in-depth masterclass with a relaxed and informal environment in which to enjoy and discover great Whiskies.This month we have the brilliant Stef Holt, Global Brand Ambassador for Nikka Whiskies, who will guide us through this iconic and highly regarded range of Japanese Whiskies.The first Wednesday each month will see a guest speaker and a bespoke menu of drinks by the Dark Horse team. After a welcome with cocktails you will be treated to a 90 minute masterclass tasting a range of whiskies, including free cheese and nibbles. After the masterclass we open up the Blackbird bar and play some records, for everyone to enjoy the drinks in a relaxed and informal environment. The events are co-hosted by our friends at Independent Spirit Of Bath who can help you get your hands on the Whiskies to enjoy at home.Tickets are £25 including food and welcome drink, and are limited to the first 16 applicants. Doors are at 6:30pm for 7pm start.All are welcome for the discounted drinks menu afterwards, starting at 8:30pm but subject to space.
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.
May Meeting - ‘The God of Small Things’ by Arundhati Roy
Bath BookWorms
7:15pm - 9:15pm

Hi all,

I've decided to move this meetup to May as there were only a couple of us able to make the March date. Seems like a really interesting book so hope to see some of you there to discuss!
The Stable Cider Awards Tasting Tour - Bath
7:30pm - 9:30pm

To kick off our Stable Cider Awards in style we are hosting The Stable Cider Awards Tasting Tour, a evening of cider tasting, in every site, and its free so book your tickets ASAP!
You’ll get to try the 8 shortlisted ciders with your local Cider Master and once you’ve picked your favourite, we need you to vote, YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
The evening will start at 7.30PM, so you have time to get yourself a pizza before or after!
See you at the bar and put your judging head on!  
The Stable Team
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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Long Running Events:

Celebrate our new lunch menu @ The Stable Bath
1st May - 13th May

Hi there,
We've got a new menu and we would like you and a friend to taste it first.
Here's the deal..
Come along to The Stable Bath and have lunch any day from May 1st to 13th May inclusive. Time for lunch is midday until 3.00pm.
You and a friend can have any £7 lunch menu on us. Drinks to be purchased seperately and does not include sharing boards, The Pot of Gold or evening menu. All you need to do is show your eventbrite ticket!
Have a great time and let us know what you think of our new menu. We'd love to see your pics of you and your pal #stablesharing
For more information visit and to see the menu visit www.stablepizza.com 
With love
The Stable X
PLEASE NOTE, you will only need one ticket from eventbrite for you and your friend. 1 ticket = 2 people! And is only valid on our £7 lunch menu. See you at The Bar!
T&Cs - No Lunch Menu on Weekends or Bank Holidays, this offer can only be used on Week Days 
Celebrate our new menu and have supper on us @ The Stable Bath
1st May - 13th May

Hi there,
We've got a new menu and we would like you and a friend to taste it first.
Here's the deal..
Come along to The Stable Bath and have supper any day from May 1st to 13th May inclusive. Time for supper is 6.00pm until 9.00pm
You and a friend can have any pizza, salad or pie on us. Drinks to be purchased separately and does not include sharing boards or The Pot of Gold. All you need to do is show your eventbrite ticket!
Have a great time and let us know what you think of our new menu. We'd love to see your pics of you and your pal #stablesharing
For more information visit and to see the menu visit www.stablepizza.com 
With love
The Stable X
PLEASE NOTE, you will only need one ticket from eventbrite for you and your friend. 1 ticket = 2 people! And is only valid on our pizzas, pies and salads from our main menu. See you at The Bar!
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)