Local Events Bath

BBC Ten Pieces Orchestral Workshop
9:45am - 4:15pm

Come and be part of our BBC Ten Pieces SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA exploring Hoe-Down from Rodeo by Aaron Copland, led by dynamic conductor Eugene Monteith
Eugene Monteith (BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ulster Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, RTÉ), members of a Symphony Orchestra and a team of professional tutors will lead you in a fun-packed day of musical discovery.  The day will include break-out sessions in instrumental sections, full orchestral rehearsals and a performance for friends and family at the end of the day.
This is a community event for all the family, so grab your instruments and come along for a day of music and fun.

Open to: players of all orchestral instruments, aged 6 - adult. 
String players from beginner to Grade 8+;
Winds, brass and percussion Grade 2 - 8+.
Venue: Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa University
Date: Sunday 13th May  9.45—16.15
Fees: £20 per player (+ booking fee)
Web: www.bathstringsacademy.org
Contact: bathstringsacademy@gmail.com

We need your help! 
This is a fundraising workshop to raise money for our bursary fund and to fund future events.  You can support us in the following ways:

introductions to useful contacts: sponsors, musicians, teachers, businesses etc
benefits given in kind: photography, filming, printing flyers etc
donation of time helping with administration tasks prior to and on the day: e.g. copying music
volunteering on the day

Parent Volunteers are always very welcome. You can help at this workshop by:

making refreshments at break times
supervising children at break times
baking cakes and biscuits for us to sell to hungry players!

BBC Ten Pieces is asking groups to upload their creative responses onto the Ten Pieces website. We would love to share our work, and show the world what fantastic musicians we have in Bath!
We photograph and film a range of our activities for publicity and funding purposes. It is not possible for us guarantee that players will not be included in filming. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to the use of film on our website and social media. We follow strict safeguarding procedures; participants will not be identified by name. If you have a query about this policy, please email bathstringsacademy@gmail.com.
Gender Poetry Workshop Bath
2pm - 4pm

If someone assumes how you'll behave based on your anatomy does it spin you into a rage or is the idea so absurdly normal to you that you've never given it a moment's thought? 
Whatever your gender, join multi award nominated Edalia/Edward Day in this kickass poetry writing workshop.
A safe space to explore ideas about gender and identity, we'll look at a range of page poems and spoken word performances in different styles then use them as starting points for our your writing.
Bring a pen and paper and an inquisitive mind.

Suitable for all abilities and ages.Duration: 2 hoursPrice: £5Free for trans/non-binary people.
This workshop is part of a larger project, Too Pretty To Punch, a mix of spoken word and digital comedy cabaret, performing at the Rondo Theatre, Bath on the 10th of May.
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Praise for their writing:
“The best original play I have seen.” 5 STARS (Theatre Bath)
“Day’s language is a flower-bomb of rich, thought-provoking imagery.” FOUR STARS (A Younger Theatre)
“Clever, intriguing but funny and dark in equal measure, this piece provides a detached appraisal of the conflicting rules we live by.” FOUR STARS (West End Wilma)

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)