Local Events Bath

Get Fit For Business: Business Networking Breakfast May
7:30am - 9am

Join Bath Chamber of Commerce, Bath Business Improvement District and the Bath Chronicle for our next Get Fit for Business Breakfast.
There’s plenty of opportunity to meet people at this networking breakfast, so we’ve structured it to make sure that you have the chance to meet the right people and build smart connections for your business through informal speed networking.
What's in it for me?
We not only help you to build on your business connections; this event also provides a platform to gain insight, find out about new business opportunities and to raise the profile of your business.
• Increase your network
 • Promote your business
• Share knowledge and experience
 • Enjoy a quality breakfast in unique surroundings
How does it work? We keep things simple.
On arrival, get mingling over a tea or coffee and informal buffet style breakfast. You're then invited to sit at a table where we will facilitate for you to connect with as many guests as possible.
7.30 am – arrival, buffet breakfast and networking
8.00 am – welcomes and explanation as to format of the networking
8.15 am -  networking - talk about your business for one minute to those sat with you at your table
8.30 am – move table – talk about your business for one minute
8.45 am – move table - talk about your business for one minute
9.00 am – event closes
And, if you're new to networking, or not feeling very confident, our dedicated event manager is on hand to ensure that your experience is smooth and enjoyable.

If you have 10 minutes please complete the Business West Skills & Training Survey. Please click on this link to complete http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/LU4B5/
The long-term aim is to ensure high quality, relevant and cost-effective skills provision that meets the needs of employers across the region.
Managing your employees' workplace mental health and wellbeing
9:30am - 4pm

This year, 14 to 20 May 2018, marks “Mental Health Awareness week”. With research showing that mental ill health costs UK businesses £42 billion each year, what is your organisation doing to manage employee mental health, engagement, productivity and sickness absence?

If your role includes HR or you’re a manager, maintaining mental health & wellbeing can be difficult when you’re not medically trained. How do you curb sickness absence and ensure that the business isn’t exposed to an employment tribunal claim?

Join Royds Withy King and Bath Mind as we team up to run a course on managing mental health in the workplace. Learn from our experts and other like-minded professionals about creating a supportive culture surrounding mental health. Arabella Tresilian, Bath Mind Trainer, and Pip Galland, Employment Solicitor, will be covering the following topics:

Part 1: Mental Health awareness (Morning)

how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health concerns in your team
how to have sensitive conversations with staff and build a supportive culture
where to signpost staff to professional external help
how to support and manage staff experiencing stress
how to remain resilient to dealing with mental health issues at work.

Part 2: Employment law (Afternoon)

what your legal obligations are as an employer
how to avoid disability discrimination and other employment claims
how to manage sickness absence / capability
how to obtain medical evidence and what questions to ask
when to make reasonable adjustments.

Detailed workbooks (with practical scenarios), breakfast and lunch are all provided during the day.
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!
GDPR workshop for Visit Bath Members
10:30am - 12pm

With only a few weeks to go until GDPR becomes live, this workshop, in conjunction with our chosen local GDPR experts VXPartners (www.vxpartners.co.uk), is aimed at managers who are aware of GDPR but are early in their journey to compliance. It will help them understand what the implications of the new laws are and will illustrate practical steps that companies can take to become compliant.  The session is designed to be interactive so includes plenty of time for Q&A. 

Key legislative changes and what they mean
How to start your journey – The importance of conducting a Data Mapping exercise
Identifying the real issues – Assess the greatest risks to personal data within your organization
Pragmatic problem solving – Prioritise your activities to bridge the gaps in compliance
Demonstrating your compliance – Creating and managing your GDPR Compliance files
Café Conversations
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Learn more about the partnership projects creatively supporting mental health progression and move-on from AWP mental health teams in Bath & NE Somersaet.
On arrival get your passport to the five 20 minute dynamic workshops & activities on:

The impact of the Inpatient Move On workers

Volunteer Peer Mentoring from statutory mental health to the community

Bath City Farm supporting the wellbeing and recovery of clients

FreshArt – People with lived experience transforming the walls of clinical settings

Human Library – Hear about their achievements from volunteers, mentors and facilitators

Followed by afternoon tea, jazz and discussion
Cake competition - Why not enter a cake (tea for two at the Ivy for the winner) 

For more info on this and other Mental health week events in Bath & NE Somerset
Inspirational Speaker Seminar 2018
2:15pm - 3:15pm

This year, our annual Inspirational Speaker Seminar is on the 17th of May at 14:15- 15:15 in 5W 2.3. This talk is open to all and there is no need to sign up! We are so excited to announce that Professor Judith Armitage FRS will be giving the talk. She is currently the Director of the Oxford University Centre for Integrative Systems, a Professor of Molecular and cellular Biochemistry, and a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. She is clearly an incredible woman in science who will not only be sharing her ground breaking research with us regarding bacterial motility, but she will also share her incredible journey balancing family life with a demanding career.​
There will also be a meet and greet with Professor Judith Armitage FRS in the 4S Pavilion at the following times:

3:15- 4:00pm- For Post Grads

4:00-4:30pm- For PI's 

This is a great seminar to attend and a fantastic opportunity to speak to a leader in her field and be inspired, so please save the date!

Property Social hosted by Circo Bar, Bath
Bath Property Meetup
6pm - 11pm

The Circo Bar is putting on its first 'Bath Property Social' and we're invited! Entry is free and welcome drink/s provided, but you need to RSVP to the Circo Bar. Details are:

"You're invited to our first quarterly Bath Property Social. It's a great opportunity to meet up with your colleagues, network and have a drink with like minded people from the property industry. Welcome drinks provided by our sponsors - Nicholson's Gin, Jascot Wines, Cargo Cult Spiced Run and Matusalem Rum. DJ from 6.30".

RSVP. Reserved seating available. Call Marie on:[masked]

(nb. I'll be there from about 7 so hope to see you then).
The Guild Board Games Evening
The Guild Bath- Social Evenings
6:30pm - 10:30pm

Free to all Guild members/£3 all others

This is a regular games night held at The Guild coworking hub in the centre of Bath. We're a friendly bunch of people with a wide range of gaming experience from old hands to total newbies, so there's no experience needed. We supply games, food and drinks, and you are also welcome to bring your own games too. We may have more than one game running at the same time so there should be something to interest you.

The nights are free to Guild members, and £3 for non members- this covers the games, some delivery pizzas and drinks.
Homeward Bound: Film screening and discussion
7pm - 9:30pm

Seth and Lesley Goodburn were faced with a diagnosis of late stage pancreatic cancer in May 2014 and they began a journey into palliative and end of life care which ended just 33 short and heart breaking days later.
Lesley shares her reflections and insights on their journey after a viewing of the film Homeward Bound, she talks about compassionate care, person and family centered care, how the person who is dying needs to be part of the decision making process and what is important for people as they approach the end of their life. 
Tickets are free, with a £10 suggested donation on the night to cover costs. Any surplus will go to Dorothy House Hospice Care.
This event is presented by the Centre for Death & Society, University of Bath and Dorothy House Hospice Care as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018.

Speaker Night: SUPERFOODS: Women's Institute
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Join us for an evening of education on Superfoods. What are the best foods for us? How can we take care of ourselves better, by eating and cooking more healthy?
£4.50 for guests, members go free. Email us at minervawibath@gmail.com to find out how to become a member.
Learn to dance in one night for FREE! *NOTE NEW VENUE!*
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8pm - 11pm

Learn to dance in one night for FREE!


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. 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!

If you say you are with the Meetup group to the front desk then they will be able to help you (and also say if there are others that have arrived first).

The actual dancing starts at 8.05pm. 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. Although there will be a chance to chat at various points of the evening, (especially at the beginning) this is more a dancing evening than a social event.


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.

Sorry regular dancers, but please note that the free entry is only offered if it is your first time dancing at Ceroc. You are more than welcome to pay and still attend though. However, if you have joined already, and bring a new member from outside Meetup, then you can both get in for free. Please let me know in the comments if you plan to do this.
Building Sharing Earning with DoTerra
8pm - 9:30pm

Accustomed to your specific needs in this class we will guide you through your next steps.
Learn how to use your account and place your own orders, how to get LRP points for free products - and get help with any other queries you may have since you've started using the oils.
Free for everyone in our team.
As always with a little gustatory surprise treat..
1 hour presentation and a bit of time for Q&A afterwards - we look forward meeting you!

Free of charge - Small Donations are welcome
CHARITY PUB QUIZ- St. James' Wine Vaults BATH
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
8:15pm - 10:30pm

CHARITY PUB QUIZ - By popular demand


ARRIVE EARLY to grab seats please - 8pm would be good for those who can.

Starts 9pm sharp.

Each team member pays £1.

1st place - £25.
2nd place - bottle of wine or a box of chocolates.
3rd place - a box of chocolates.

BONUS: Snowball at the end with rolling cash prize if not won.

This is a good quality quiz with variety.

Full details: http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/Charity.html

Supporting Dorothy House & Julian House Charities.

Long Running Events:

Creative Talent Campus - IDEA into a PITCH
12th May - 19th May

Have a film/TV idea?In this session we will shape your dream idea into a pitch for film or TV and provide continued support connecting your project to the industry
In these sessions, Julia Berg will share her successes and strategies where she has attracted BAFTA winning producers and Academy nominated screenwriters to her projects.
Writer's rooms are proven to work. They are collaborative, exciting - an exchange of groundbreaking ideas that will also strengthen your networks.
You will receive Julia's one on one guidance, notes, advice and have access to her support/consultation beyond the sessions. Bridging the gap to get your project happening.
We will move within a fast time frame (over two weekends) to ensure a pace and no more procrastination.Everyone will sign an NDA – copyright belongs to the owner of the idea. The room and ideas shared and discussed are confidential.
What is required of YOU

Bring the idea to share with us that you are passionate about 

You can be a writer, producer, actor or director or simply trying something new out!

Bring  ambition and passion with you so that you go away after the 1st session and return to the 2nd session with a one page to present to the groupJulia is an award winning creative producer who has worked for leading BAFTA and Oscar winning producers and filmmakers that include New York's Likely Story working with talent such as Charlie Kaufman and Nicole Holofcener and most recently, working in development for producer James Wilson on projects for filmmakers Jonathan Glazer and Lynne Ramsay including Cannes award winning 'You Were Never Really Here'. Julia has worked for Maven Pictures (Executive Producers of 'American Honey') and has collaborated with partners such as the BFI, Film4, the BBC and Screen Australia. Currently developing a slate of TV and film projects with leading talent, financiers and producing partners. In 2015, Julia partnered with Shorts on Tap to create a dynamic women run series titled 'Women in Revolt' attracting finance from Film London. Julia is a voting member of the British Independent Film Awards and Women in Film and TV.

Idea to 1 Page Pitch in BATH
Over 2 x Saturdays
Saturday, May 12th noon - 5pm
Saturday, May 19th noon - 5pm
TOTAL PRICE: The whole campus is 2 dates. Total £100 plus Booking Fee
Any queries contact: Julia@jbergfilms.co.uk
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)