Local Events Bath

FREE FOR EVERYONE - Learn to dance in one night! *NOTE NEW VENUE!*
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8am - 11pm

Learn to dance in one night for FREE!

For this week only it is free for everyone, whether you have been before or not! Plus there's free cake! What more could you want?


Ceroc is partner dancing and has been described as a cross between jive, ballroom, tango and salsa. I find it much easier to learn than salsa though. And much more interesting than tango! As I often go I thought it would be a fun thing to put on for others to try too. Maybe you've thought about trying it, but have been unsure when would be a good time. Well, this is a good time!

After several successful evenings before I've been asked to put it on again.

The actual dancing starts at 8pm. After a brief warm-up there will be a beginner's class for 40 minutes, then ten minutes of free dancing. It's a good chance to dance with someone more experienced too! Then there is a beginner's revision class until 9.30pm. After that there is free dancing, right up to eleven o'clock if you want.


The full address is: St Phillip & James Church, 35 Frome Road, Bath, BA2 2QF

Free street parking is available in side streets near the venue.

Although there will be a chance to chat at various points of the evening, this is more a dancing evening than a social event.

Please let me know in the comments if you would like to meet up with the other members before the dancing starts.
May Breakfast with Small Business Focus
8am - 10am

Join us for our monthly breakfast. Make new contacts, discuss current issues facing small businesses in Bath and enjoy a great Boston Breakfast!
The Secrets Of Successful Fundraising
9:30am - 12pm

Not sure where to start when it comes to fundraising or looking to tweak your existing activities? The B&NES 3rd Sector Group (3SG) is running a free half day workshop at Bath City FC which aims to help your organisation make a success out of fundraising. Confirmed on the day we have:
James Carlin - Localgiving - The secrets behind successful online fundraising & crowdfunding
Rich Gyde - How we raised over £8 million for the Forever Friends Appeal
Adrian Williams - Institute of Fundraising South West - Putting the ‘Fun’ into fundraising regulations!
Claire Wynne Hughes - Quartet Community Foundation - Grant applications from a funders perspective
Don't miss this free opportunity to learn from the experts and network with your colleagues from across the third sector in Bath & North East Somerset.
Social media advertising to find new overseas customers (Bath)
9:30am - 1pm

It's a small world. Almost everyone these days uses social media, but are you using social media advertising to its full potential? The potential of platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to engage with new customers in endless.
This hands on workshop will explain how and why businesses should embrace this technology to create real growth in International markets. From direct sales to brand awareness to lead generation, you will learn how to access new territories and increase sales through some of the most popular platforms around today.


Welcome and introduction
Social Media Platforms and how they relate to your routes to market
Interactive session: Setting objectives for social media advertising campaigns
Overview of support available with the Export 4 Growth Programme
Understanding different types of social media adverts
"Real world" advert creation for Facebook and Instagram international audiences

Who is this event for?
This workshop is for businesses who are brand new to exporting or considering exporting for the first time and want to target overseas customers. It is delivered free of charge to eligible businesses.
PLEASE NOTE: Regrettably, we are unable to accept intermediaries or service providers.
Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!

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!
Valuable Content Creation: how to plan, structure, and write content that connects
10am - 4:45pm

You know that creating and sharing the right content online is crucial if you want to attract and engage the right students and sponsors but knowing how to create and share that content can be a big stumbling block. This digital content creation masterclass will get you on track. Learn how to plan, structure, write and distribute valuable content that will help your DTE thrive.

What you’ll get from attending this workshop:
The cornerstone of great digital marketing is good writing. Blogs, articles, email newsletters and helpful guides need the right words to make them fly. Writing for the web requires a different approach from academic and other business writing. Being able to make a strong connection with a reader is a very valuable skill – you can help, persuade, and delight your customers with the right words – however many people lack the confidence and the insights to do it well.
At this workshop you’ll learn how to plan, structure and write content that connects with the help of leaders Sonja Jefferson and Sharon Tanton. You will understand the role that expert written content plays in digital marketing, how to create the right content for your audience, and understanding how to make the most out of the content you create. You’ll leave with tips and templates to guide your writing efforts going forward.
Who this masterclass workshop is for:
This workshop is designed for those responsible for recruiting students and industry sponsors and want to write digital content your audience will find valuable and motivating. It is most useful for those who want the confidence and skills to update or rewrite website content, or want to write blog articles, social media updates and email newsletters or guides.
What you’ll learn:
Good writing is a matter of process and practice - it’s not about ‘innate creative talent’ - anyone can learn to write better. We’ll teach you the structure and steps needed to write valuable content and get the right people to read it, and act on it too. You’ll leave with tips and templates to guide your writing plus actionable ideas on what content to write to engage your audience.

Starting with why – the purpose of writing and sharing written content
How to generate great shareable ideas
Write for one, help many – who to keep in mind
The elements of a good, audience-focused article (structure, language & tone)
The elements of a programme description for your website
How to plan your content before you start writing
Writing for the web - how to structure and format content so it gets read online
How to use client questions to fuel your content
How to write attention-grabbing headlines
Is this content valuable? A quick checklist to keep your writing on track
How to find the time – creating sustainable writing habits
What to do next – how to get the right people to read and act

This workshop has been organised by The GW4 Alliance, as one of their Develop your DTE programmes,  in response to a request to run a 'How to professionalise your Digital Marketing' workshop that you may have attended in Nov 2017. By inviting the same facilitators and many of the same attendees we hope to create a workshop that will develop the knowledge you gained and to focus more on 'Valuable Content Creation'.
If travelling to The University of Bath from another institution please familiarise yourself with the campus map and useful travel information pages. If you are planning to travel by car please email gw4-pgr@bristol.ac.uk as you will require a parking permit  which will be emailed for you to print and display in your vehicle.
Clear your subconscious and renew yourself with Kundalini Yoga
Bath Healthy & Happy Meetup
10:30am - 12:30pm

Please come and join us for a mini yogic workout where you will learn how to use Kundalini Yoga to clear and renew your subconscious. This will be a seated yoga class.

During the meetup you will:

* Receive an introduction to Kundalini Yoga and its benefits.

* Participate in a mini Kundalini Yoga class, where we will relax and reset the body and mind through pranayam (breath), asana (posture) and mantra (sound) meditation in the Kundalini Yogic tradition.

This meetup is being delivered by Christina Yuen Tully (Nam Arvind Kaur).

Christina is a certified International Level 1 Instructor in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She teaches classes, workshops and private lessons in Bath. She is currently undertaking the Mother’s Journey training to further support and empower women through Kundalini Yoga. Christina is also a certified Nutritional Therapist.

Prior to a life dedicated to kundalini yoga, nutrition and well-being, Christina spent 6 years in finance. Having experienced how stress and an unconscious lifestyle negatively impact health, she is passionate about inspiring others to connect with themselves and follow their hearts’ true calling.

We will be meeting upstairs in The Elder Rooms. Tickets are £5 and include a cuppa (pay on the day)

Any questions then please email [masked] or call Tanya on[masked].

To Your Health and Happiness!

The Bath Meetup Team!

• What to bring

• Important to know
Yoga 'Movement Medicine'
11:15am - 2pm

Our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing is our greatest asset and responsibility. And if there is anything true about wellness it’s that there is always something new to talk about. That’s why The Gainsborough Bath Spa, the only hotel in the UK to have access to natural thermal waters, has created a calendar of exclusive wellness events that harness the expertise of spa insiders. These exciting events, which will run from April to June, will give guests a front row seat to leading knowledge and commentary on all things “wellness”.
Each event includes a specialist wellness workshop, a 2-course lunch in the hotel’s award-winning 3 AA Rosette restaurant, a wellness goody bag, and a 10% discount off any spa days booked that day.
‘Movement Medicine’ - 10th May - Yoga - £35
Sponsor: Amala
The physical, mental and spiritual practices of yoga are a popular form of wellbeing. In this workshop Bex Bridgford will first deliver a talk on the history and benefits of yoga in all its forms. Then in the following yoga session Bex’s unique and individual style of movement and postures will ensure guests feel at one with themselves and enhance their mindfulness through pure relaxation. This event will be sponsored by cruelty-free luxury skincare specialist Amala. Itinerary:

11:30am: Talk: What is yoga really? The science behind it and how it keeps you vibrant and young.

12:00-13:00pm: Yoga session. Guests receive Amala goody bag.

13:00pm: Two -course healthy lunch at ‘Dan Moon at The Gainsborough Restaurant’

About Bex Bridgford Bex has been practising Yoga for over 12 years and has created her unique, individual style of movement and postures through her vast experience of Hatha and intensive Vinyasa Flow. She has studied with Frog Lotus and completed advanced teaching training courses with worldwide renowned teachers Shiva Rea and Ana Forrest.
Drama for Confidence Workshop - Solution Revolution
4:30pm - 6pm

Drama for Confidence Workshop with Solution Focused Practitioner Tara Gretton and actors Emile Clarke and Alice Grace. 
Drama for Confidence Workshop - Solution Revolution
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Drama for Confidence Workshop with Solution Focused Practitioner Tara Gretton and actors Emile Clarke and Alice Grace. 
At the Egg Theatre Bath.

430om until 6pm

From Pies to Pizzas! Bath Girl Geek Dinner 2018 #2
Bath Girl Geek Dinners
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Bath Girl Geek Dinners is back and we are enticing our members in for an informal pizza and meetup before BathCamp (which we’re sneaking into after 6.30) on the 10th May.

We will introduce ourselves, explain the aim of the group and give you all an overview of the support networks in the region for women in Bath working in the Tech Field.

Marianne Wise and Franziska Zuch have brilliantly agreed to take on the task of getting the Bath GGD on its feet which is great.

As we are only booked for the first hour we will concentrate on who's doing what in the Bath area around the women in Tech

Marianne Wise is one of the new Bath Girl Geek Dinner organisors, she will introduce herself, what she does and her interest in women in tech

Fran Zuch is the other new Bath Girl Geek Dinners organisor and runs a meetup called Meet&Speak for women who want to be more confident about speaking in public, in the workplace, at conferences, or at local meet ups. The details can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-uEbDnicG/events/

Serrie Chapman will then give an overview of the Womens Tech Hub, IT Girls Collaborative (run by Rosie Bennett above left) and Tech for Good (run by Annie Legge above right), which are all actively supporting women in tech in the area.

Paul Leader from BathCamp will hopefully pop his head around to introduce BathCamp to you, they have been very actively working to encourage female attendance to their meetups!

After that it will be a case of networking, pizza eating, wine drinking and finding out what our members would like us to find speakers for, subjects, suggestions, support (all the S's it seems!)
RSA Bath Meetup
6pm - 8pm

Join us for our May meetup to meet other Fellows in the Bath area.
This is a sociable networking event, with an opportunity to take forward ideas for projects and future events in an informal setting.
Come along to meet with local FRSAs in Bath whilst finding out more about the RSA, activities and potential initiatives in your area, and how you can get involved.
Throughout 2018, we are hoping to develop a series of talks, discussions, and collaborations and would welcome your input in shaping the year ahead.
Tickets are free of charge but please register your attendance at the top of this page.
Any questions, please contact Charlotte Holloway: Charlotte.Holloway@rsa.org.uk.
If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: networks@rsa.org.uk. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.
If you do not wish to receive future emails, please let us know. 
By registering for this event you agree to the sharing of your name, organisation & title and email address with the Fellow(s) and/or partner organisation(s) hosting this event. Attendees also agree to the sharing of your name, organisation and email address with other delegates at the event so that they might contact you through MyRSA or by email. If you do not wish this information to be shared, please let us know by emailing: networks@rsa.org.uk.
Thrings PM - Spring drinks
6pm - 8pm

Thrings PM
Spring Drinks
Thursday 10 May
2 Queen Square
Bath BA1 2HQ
Simon Parr Private View
6pm - 8pm

Emerging local talent, Simon Parr, will join us 6-8pm for a Private View to introduce his new collection of graphic landscapes and buildings which we're thrilled to be showcasing at Verve.  
Simon enjoyed a successful debut at the Bath Society of Artists annual exhibition, and will be at Verve from 10 May until end June with a mix of framed acrylics on board and framed black & white prints. 
To join us for the Private View on 10 May, click on the link below. The event is free to attend but we do need you to register please :)
Broadband Community Event - All Saints Centre
6:30pm - 8:30pm

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
The Wolf Wellness Club
The Wolf Wellness Club
6:30pm - 8:30pm

This is a supportive, professional group of members who meet each month to discuss their objectives, goals and share tips for entrepreneurial wellness and work life balance. Each month there is a topic we focus on and guest speakers. Come along to see what we are all about.
Community and Society
7pm - 10pm

*** Note: Matt Jukes can't make it, so Anthony Lewis is taking his place to talk about Speakr***

After all the stories of technology putting us out of work, destroying our attention spans, corrupting our kids and undermining the foundations of democracy, it's easy to forget how much good it can do :) So our positive focus for May is Community and Society and what technology can do to make them better, we have three great speakers.

Talks will begin by 7.15pm, doors will be open from 6.30. We're starting talks slightly later than usual as there will be a Bath Geek Girl Dinners event in the front room beforehand.

May's sponsors are the fantastic Rocket Makers, a Bath based agency who've been involved with our first speaker's project, along with a number of other positive community minded startups.

As always, we will provide liquid refreshments (soft-drinks, wine, beer, cider etc) and nibbles.

*** If the meetup is full, please add yourself to the waiting list anyway as we regularly have dropouts***

Miranda Khamis is the co-founder of FoodDrop (www.fooddrop.co.uk), an innovative service that connects businesses with surplus food with charities in need of it, with distribution done by volunteers. The whole thing is coordinated through their app, which lets people volunteer flexibly, track their impact, and rewards them for all their hard work. Kind of like Deliveroo, but for those in need.

Anthony Lewis will be talking about Speakr, a platform used in schools that provides a private and secure way for children to communicate with teachers and staff, and for schools to track and monitor the wellbeing of the students. Designed from the ground up for children of all ages to use, it has had a profound effect for many of the most disadvantaged children in the schools it is used in. Anthony will be talking about the child-centric design and features, and how providing a simple private communication channel in schools can help many of the children most in need of support.

Bath is a notoriously difficult city for disabled people to get around. Mark Owen of BathHacked will be talking about the technology and leg work behind their Accessible Bath project. Accessible Bath aims to map out all the accessible places in Bath and make it available online through the WheelMap project. This provides those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility essential information to help them get around more easily. It's been a tremendous success built from a mix of great technology and a lot of effort by volunteers on the ground.

**Code of Conduct**

BathCamp is for everyone, regardless of age, gender, orientation or background. BathCamp is run by volunteers, we don't charge, and we aim to make our events as accessible and welcoming as possible for both attendees and speakers. BathCamp has always strived to be a friendly and welcoming environment for all, we intend to keep it that way.

This concise Code of Conduct sets out in broad terms what is not appropriate. Anyone who behaves in a way that is not in the spirit of BathCamp will be asked to stop. If they don't they will be asked to leave. Anyone who harasses or behaves aggressively/inappropriately towards other attendees/speakers will be removed immediately.

The Rules

Be nice: We don't tolerate aggression or harassment of any form, either at BathCamp events or through the Meetup group.

Be welcoming and generous to speakers and attendees, especially new and less experienced ones.

BathCamp is about learning, there are no stupid questions at a BathCamp. We will intervene in Q&As if people are using them to buff their own egos or are putting other people down.

Keep it clean: Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate within talks, demos, workshops or Q&A sessions after talks.

If you experience or witness inappropriate behaviour at a BathCamp event, or within the Meetup group, please talk to a volunteer (mainly myself Paul Leader, or Jamie Middleton) and we will deal with the issue.
Comedy Night - Thursday 10th May - Walcot House, Bath.
7pm - 11:30pm

Love comedy? Looking for an easy going evening full of laugher and food? This one is for you

3 headlining acts performing at the intimate Walcot House for one night only.

- Louis Burgess is a fire hydrant of comedy.

- Not afraid to break the boundaries of life itself, expect to expect the expectancies of unexpected expectations.

"Louis Burgess completely smashed the room to bits.." -

Boardmasters Festival

-Danny Buckler has over 10 years experience of entertaining audiences

- Appearing on BBC 3 and Channel 5 regularly.

"Before you knew it he had the whole audience cheering"-

The Stage

- Javier Jarquin, native New Zealander

- Previously performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

- Won 'Best National Artist Award'- 2012.

"Brilliantly entertaining performance"-

The Edinburgh Reporter

Early bird: SOLD OUT! 

General Admission: £7

Ticket & food price. from 6.30pm: £20

Doors open from 5pm

Acts start 8pm sharp
Mays Maiden Meeting of Motivated Master Monologue Makers
Bath Spa Toastmasters - Public Speaking Group
7:15pm - 9:30pm

An influx of new members recently are kicking off their Toastmasters journey and our new international speech and leadership training "Pathways" is well underway.

Our members can't wait to welcome you to this weeks meeting, tell you all about their experience and learn more about you.

Making time to improve your skills? How about:
- Learn to craft a speech with everything the course teaches us
- Get a huge buzz from delivering to the crowd
- Chat and have some time with friends, meet new ones, have fun :)

As always, speeches from our own members, Table Topics for thinking on your feet, and lots of opportunities to speak and enjoy the evening.

Everyone is welcome to attend (no cost) and we ask everyone to arrive around 7.15pm so we can start the speeches on time. So come along then join us afterwards for a drink or two - we'd love to see you!

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Badminton (Bristol)
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8pm - 9pm


Badminton is booked for 8:00pm on Thursday 10th May (Main Hall court 1) at Kingsdown Sports Centre, Portland Street, BS2 8HL. All are welcome, it's a 60 minute long session and we may head to a nearby pub afterwards.

Please let me know if you are going to attend by Wednesday at the latest. I would prefer that we have at least 4 players, otherwise I may cancel the booking.

Note: When arriving at reception you will need to say that you're attending a badminton session in my name (Matthew Barker). Also, they may require that you to sign up for a (free) Everyone Active membership.

See you there,
Matt ([masked])


Q: How does it work?
A: It's pretty informal, but I would like to know in advance if you are going to attend. (If, by the day before the booking, fewer than 4 people say they are going, I may cancel the booking.) On the day, just turn up in the sports hall with your kit at the booked time and we'll play as many games as we can in the time, rotating through the available players after each one. Usually we play doubles up to 11 points, but this can vary depending on the number of players. Afterwards, we often go to a nearby pub afterwards for a drink and a chat.

Q: How often do you play?
A: Usually every two weeks.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Between £1 and £5 per session, depending on how many people turn up, but usually between £1.50 and £2.50.

Q: What is the standard of play?
A: This is hard to specify, but it's mixed and generally not high, so a novice shouldn't find it too challenging.

Q: How many courts are booked?
A: Only one court is booked, but if there are more than 4 people we play to 11 points (rather than the usual 21) to allow waiting players to get a game more often.

Q: Who can attend?
A: It is open to all (and usually has a combination of men and women). Come along and see if it suits you.

Q: I'm new to the group, how can I find you?
A: Sometimes the expected court number will be specified in advance, otherwise if you don't fancy asking around, you can let me know you'll be coming and I can arrange to meet you.

Q: What parking facilities are there?
A: The sports centre has its own car parks and there is usually on-street parking nearby. There are also bicycle stands outside the entrance.

Q: Can I just turn up for the pub afterwards?
A: Of course, though we don't always go and the choice of pub can vary so it's best to let me know in advance.

Q: Do I need my own racquet?
A: Preferably, though you can hire one from the sports centre (currently for £2 with £5 deposit). For newcomers, I can sometimes bring a spare on request.

Q: What type of shuttles are used?
A: Feather shuttles are provided and included in the session cost.

Q: What rules do you play with?
A: We usually play using 'rally point scoring', i.e. points are scored regardless of who serves, and when the serving side loses a rally, the serve changes immediately to the opponents. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badminton#Scoring_system_and_service.
Laughter Yoga
Bath Laughter Yoga Meetup
6:30pm - 7:30pm

We don’t laugh because we are happy – we’re happy because we laugh. Join us for a chuckle! Whether laughing is fake or real the outcome is the same. Laughing reduces stress, pain, depression, anxiety and insomnia. It makes you feel great and gives you a positive outlook on life. We ask for a contribution of £ 10 to cover expenses, concessions allowed.
Laughter Yoga
Bath Laughter Yoga Meetup
6:30pm - 7:30pm

We don’t laugh because we are happy – we’re happy because we laugh. Join us for a chuckle! Whether laughing is fake or real the outcome is the same. Laughing reduces stress, pain, depression, anxiety and insomnia. It makes you feel great and gives you a positive outlook on life.

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)