Local Events Bath

St John's Foundation - Networking Breakfast
7:30am - 9am

You are invited to join us for the first St John's networking breakfast of 2018 on Wednesday 23rd May 7:30am-9:00am in our Chapel, St Michael's Within. 
Coffee, tea and pastries will be served.
We look forward to seeing you then.
All the best,
The St John's team.
Finance Essentials for Business Owners - Bath
9am - 1pm

Finance Essentials for Business Owners
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 business based in Bath and North East Somerset.  If your business is based elsewhere please contact us to discuss how we may be able to help.
If you find business finance and forecasting daunting or want to understand what your bookkeeper or accountant is telling you, this workshop is for you.
During the course of the morning we will explore areas of business finance such as cash flow, profit and loss accounts, forecasting and bookkeeping. With experienced business advisors on hand you will complete simple exercises to help you develop your skills and knowledge so you don't get bamboozled by your accountant, but more importantly so you can manage your business’s finances and understand where you might be able to improve your profitability.
By the end of the workshop you will 
•          Have an understanding of commonly used business financial terminology
•          Understand the importance of and difference between cash & profit
•          To be able to set up and complete a cash flow
•          To be able to complete bookkeeping tasks & understand the importance of financial record keeping
•          To be able to cost & price your product or service
The workshop includes a mix of teaching and working on your own business assisted by business advisers.
 #wegrowthhub #finance #financinggrowth #governmentsupport
Creating Content for Digital Marketing - Bath
9am - 1pm

Creating Content for Digital Marketing
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
Please Note this workshop is restricted to businesses based in Bath and North East Somerset.  If you are based elsewhere please call us to discuss how else we may be able to help.
This workshop is for businesses looking to grow, raise awareness or enhance their digital presence, through creating compelling content online. Marketing in the digital space offers many opportunities to business, but poorly planned and written content can do more harm than good to your business.
In this interactive workshop, we’ll discover how powerful a blog on your website can be to build your presence and influence online. Blogging not only builds up a library of valuable information resource for your business, that can be shared and repurposed across Social Media and other marketing channels, but a website with a blog attracts 97% more traffic.
We will look at how writing the right things in the right place at the right time can help your website move up the Google rankings and be discovered by organic searches on line.
You will take away some simple, actionable strategies to get your business noticed online; starting with setting some intentions to move forward at this workshop.
The outcome of the workshop is to understand how Digital Marketing is much more than just a website; but using its potential to bring in, and retain, customers to grow your business. 
Please note that whilst this workshop will provide help with understanding how you can use your content on Social Media we do not go into detail on any particular Social Media platform or how to manage them. 

 #wegrowthhub #marketing #financinggrowth #governmentsupport
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.

RIBA South West (Bath) - Going out to tender: skills and strategies
2pm - 4:30pm

Through the use of practical examples this seminar will look at strategic and detailed aspects of preparing for tender, the process, and post tender negotiations.
Divided into two parts, this seminar will firstly explore strategic matters, followed by the detailed aspects of preparing for tender, the process and post tender negotiations.
Each session explores:Session 1:

Different procurement routes and their implications on the stage and type of tendering
Possible roles for the architect in the tender process: liability to client and contractor for tender related advice and services
Selecting the form of procurement and contract: implications for tendering
Different types of tenders and processes, recommended procedures, requirements of different client bodies
Tendering for different types and scales of projects, both domestic and commercial.

Session 2:

Different types of contracts, and their implications for tendering and the tendering package
Specialist sub-contractor’s packages and input, incorporating these into the procurement route, tender process and contractual arrangements
Client requirements for the process and advising the client
The tender package: key elements, procedures and responsibility for preparation
Reviewing the tender submissions, post-tender procedure and negotiations
How to select the right contractor?
Setting up the contract: know your contract and what it commits you to

Sarah Lupton, Lupton StellakisProfessor Sarah Lupton is a partner in Lupton Stellakis and directs the Master of Design Administration and the Diploma in Professional Practice at the Welsh School of Architecture. She is dual qualified as an architect and as a lawyer. She lectures widely on subjects relating to construction law and is the author of many books including a series on JCT contracts (4th editions 2017), the Guide to the RIBA Domestic and Concise Building Contracts, Which Contract? (new edition forthcoming in 2018)and the 5th edition of Cornes and Lupton’s Design Liability in the Construction Industry. Sarah contributes regularly to the International Construction Law Review, acts as an arbitrator, adjudicator and expert witness inconstruction disputes and is also chair of the CIC’s Liability Panel and the CIC LiabilityChampion.
Core Curriculum topics
1. Procurement and contracts2. Business, clients and services3. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

Other booking optionsFor more information on other seminars in Core CPD 2018, and Club Ticket booking, saving £250 per year, go to Core CPD 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellations are acceptable in writing up to 10 working days of the event, please contactRiba.southwest@riba.org for cancellation requests.
Substitutes are permitted at any time, please contact Riba.southwest@riba.org for substitution requests.
The RIBA accepts no responsibility for the views or opinions expressed by speakers or any other person at the event.
A photographer may cover this event and the photographs may be used to publicise future RIBA events.

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Toy Models and Playful Science
3:15pm - 4:15pm

Toy Models and Playful Science

IMI Public Lecture, University of Bath Time: 3.15 - 4.15pm  (Tea and coffee from 2.45pm)
On Wednesday 23 May, Professor Tadashi Tokieda from Stanford University will give a talk about rediscovering the eyes of a child in science, rather than pursuing well-established topics that we assume should interest us.
Tadashi invents, collects, and studies toys - simple objects from daily life that can be found or made in minutes, yet which, if played with imaginatively, exhibit behaviours so surprising that they intrigue scientists for weeks.
Have you ever watched a small child being given a toy? Often the child pays no attention to the intended gift but will happily play with the wrapping paper and box instead. Grown-ups, on the other hand, tend to pay attention only to the parts of science already labelled as interesting.  
I am suggesting that in science we rediscover the eyes of a child and explore phenomena that appeal to our personal experience, which we make interesting, rather than just pursue well-established topics that we have been led to assume should interest us.
Established sciences are important. But alongside these sciences in the flower, there are also sciences in the bud. This lecture invites you to start looking for those buds, through simple yet surprising toys.
The lecture will include table top demos of such toys, together with simple, robust modelling of what is going on. The theme that emerges is singularity.
Professor Tadashi Tokieda

Tadashi Tokieda grew up as a painter in Japan, became a classical philologist in France, before switching careers to mathematics (PhD Princeton), and he now does most of his research in physics.  
He is a professor of mathematics at Stanford University and active in outreach, especially via the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences near Cape Town. He is also slated to give a plenary public lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro in August 2018.

This talk is FREE to attend and open to all with a ticket.
For further information, please email s.terry@bath.ac.uk. 
5:30pm - 9pm

Spring is here! Is there any better way to celebrate the longer and warmer evenings  than getting together for a barbecue social? 
Skip out of the lab/office on Wednesday 23rd May and get down to the 4 South Pavilion at 5:30pm. Bring your own meat/veg and alcohol: BBQ, bread, condiments and soft drinks are provided.
The weather forecast is GOOD!
Supporting healthcare system change and pathway redesign
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Supporting healthcare system change and pathway redesign with evidence and structured approaches to improvement 
You are warmly invited to an event jointly organised by the Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement (CHI2) and the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology of the University of Bath. The event is taking place in The Edge, The University’s Arts and Management Building, on Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 17:30-20:30.
The purpose of this event is to learn about the application of operations management and organisational theory to exploring and improving health and healthcare delivery. This event is aimed at healthcare professionals and academics with an interest in applied health research and quality improvement.
CHI2 is a multi-disciplinary research centre focused on solving the practical challenges of health and social care systems. It leads and contributes to applied health research projects using a mixed methods approach while adopting a flexible and collaborative outlook to the choice and framing of the problems tackled and to the research methods and modelling techniques used.
The Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology has a long-standing and internationally recognised reputation for high quality translational research with an overall aim of improved healthcare outcomes. Within this department, the Health and Clinical Research theme, led by Professor Watson, engages in high quality, robust research to generate evidence to inform healthcare practice and policy particularly in relation to the delivery of pharmaceutical services and optimal use of medicines.

17:30 Registration and coffee
18:00 Welcome and introductions, Prof Christos Vasilakis (CHI2) and Prof Margaret (Mags) Watson (Pharmacy)
18:20 Main speakers
19:30 Drinks & canapés

Management Executive Suite, 1st floor, The Edge, Claverton Campus, University of Bath.  Please note that you can park for free after 5pm.  
Organised by

Prof Margaret Watson, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Prof Christos Vasilakis, CHI2, School of Management
Prof Alistair Brandon-Jones, CHI2, School of Management

Dr Sharon Williams 

Sharon is a Senior Lecturer with the College of Human & Health Sciences, Swansea University and a Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow. She leads the Swansea Centre for Improvement and Innovation in Health & Social Care. Before joining Swansea, Sharon was member of the Logistics and Operations Management Section at Cardiff University’s Business School and was previously a member of the Clinical Systems Improvement team at Warwick Medical School. Her PhD focused on the development of supply chain practices in the UK Furniture industry. As part of her fellowship Sharon has explored how the application of quality improvement approaches could be used in the (re)design of patient pathways.  
Redesigning patient pathways: An operations management approach to understanding standardised and person-centred care
This case study research focuses on the (re)design of a long-term respiratory condition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), patient pathway. The case draws on the design of a service which spans three hospital sites and two commissioning groups in the UK. From this experience-based research the COPD pathway is mapped and along with the sub-processes within the pathway, which identify the patient, information, resource and emotional flows. The points in the pathway where the application of standardised and person-centred care could influence or improve the design of the COPD patient pathway are identified.
Dr Eleanor Murray

Eleanor is Senior Research Fellow at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and a Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow. She is interested in the development and application of organisational and systems resilience and change theories to health and industry sector challenges. Eleanor draws on twenty-five years’ experience in the health sector, including ten years in senior manager and executive director roles and ten years running her own consultancy business.   Before joining Oxford, Eleanor worked as Honorary Lecturer and Public Health Researcher at Imperial College London in the Faculty of Medicine. Her PhD focused on the role of organisational resilience in the practice of infection prevention and control in the UK.
Examining systems change: An organisation studies approach to understanding integrating care
This comparative, longitudinal research explores the management of large-scale systems change through a mixed methods study of two integrated care systems. The presentation will focus on the interim findings from a documentary analysis that assessed a decade of integrating activities at national, regional and local levels. This analysis tracked the progression of key policies, events, actors, organisations and outcomes at each level. The implications of these findings for managing large-scale systems change are discussed.
Steering Group
Bath: Hacked
6:30pm - 9pm

With a lot of recent successes to reflect on and some exciting ideas for the future it's a great time to get involved with Bath:Hacked.

This meetup is a steering group and will focus on future events and activities.

We particularly want to talk to anyone who wants to help get involved in organising events or activies, anyone with ideas about data to open!
Monthly Meeting
Bath Biz Ladies
7pm - 9pm

Just bring yourself and your ideas and lets chat. Boston tea party closed earlier than website suggested
Broadband Community Event - Monkton Combe
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
Bath and NE Somerset's Air Quality - A Community Conference
7:30pm - 10:30pm

The Green Party has been campaigning to improve our air quality in Bath and NE Somerset for decades, but no one organisation can have all of the good ideas. Political action is vital but it is too important for a single party to try to ‘own’.
We are therefore organising a public meeting / mini-conference / workshop to thrash-out an approach for a shared way forward. We want all groups, organisations and individuals with helpful ideas to have a platform. Nothing will be considered too radical or off the table as long as it is positive, constructive and effective.
The event will take place on the evening of Wednesday 23rd of May at the Friends Meeting House, York Street, Bath.
The BBC will be filming at the event.
Groups or individuals can speak about their ideas for 15-20 minutes and/or man a stall to present their plans. When everyone has spoken a vote will be taken to rank the ideas and create a ‘people’s air quality manifesto’ for Bath and NES, which will then be discussed. We will publicise the end result.
If you are interested in taking part please email letbathbreathe@bathnesgreens.org.uk with a brief description of your idea/organisation.
Tickets are free but must are required for entry. A collection will be taken to cover the cost of hiring the venue.
Speakers include: Idling Action Bath, Cycle Bath, Bath Trams, Transition Larkhall and representatives from the Greens, Liberal Democrats and Conservatives [all parties were invited].
Writers Group - Editing Your Own Writing
Bath Writers: Beyond The Margins
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Jack and Tim have proposed a session on self-editing your work.

OF time allows, we will be reviewing a piece of Drew's writing.
*** MID WEEK DRINKS *** Wednesday 23rd May 7.30pm @ The Boater
Bath Girls and Guys 20s and 30s (ish)
7:30pm - 11pm


Wednesday 23rd May 7.30pm @ The Boater

Hopefully the weather will still be nice. They have a huge garden.. :)
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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Introducing the Philosophers
7:30pm - 10pm

Read the blurb below and ponder the statements and questions.
If you have time go to Wikipedia for specific questions/ statements as indicated.
Do you agree that believing in religion- that the meaning of life is to ascend to heaven (or similar), is to commit philosophical suicide? (See Wikipedia/ Albert Camus. Section on Existentialism)
Do you agree that we can live with dualism of happiness and sadness, light and dark but not the paradox: ‘I think my life is of great importance, but I also think it is meaningless’. (Wikipedia/ Albert Camus. Section Ideas on Absurdism).
Where did your morality come from and sense of duty to others? (Wikipedia/ Albert Camus- section on Football.)

Please go to Wikipedia/ The Myth of Sisyphus. (You could also read Sparknotes/philosophy study guides/ The Myth of Sisyphus/ Summary).
What do you think about the following statements that are on Wikipedia and relate to The Myth of Sisyphus.
“The struggle itself is enough to fill a man’s heart”.
‘Science can only describe existence, it cannot explain why there is existence.’ Do you think that in the future science will explain existence?
‘While the question of human freedom in the metaphysical sense loses interest to the absurd man, he gains freedom in a very concrete sense: no longer bound by hope for a better future or eternity, without a need to pursue life’s purpose or create a meaning “he enjoys a freedom with regard to common rules”.
“What counts is not best living but most living”. Do you agree?
“One must imagine Sisyphus happy”.

Long Running Events:

Singles & Solos Holiday, Santa Ponsa, Majorca
Bath 45 up for singles to travel and holiday
19th May - 2nd June

The Club Santa Ponsa 3*, Santa Ponsa option of

8 days, 7 nights - All Inclusive from £735 per person excluding flights.

11 days, 10 nights, All Inclusive from £985 per person excluding flights.

14 nights, All Inclusive from £1245 per person excluding flights.

We can book flights for you, just give us a ring.

"Sea, sand, sun, and fun, enjoy the Spanish hospitality in lively Santa Ponsa or explore the historical sights of Palma"

This modern aparthotel, built in a traditional rural Mallorcan style, sits atop a hill and thus affords wonderful views out over the bay. Located on a main road, the nearest beach is located 900 meters from the hotel and just 300m from Santa Ponsa’s buzzing night life. The resort of Santa Ponsa provides you with a variety of options to suit your mood or taste, from traditional tapas bars and local cuisine restaurants to lively night life along the strip where you can enjoy everything from Elvis tribute, Irish bars and live music to suit all tastes.

The comfortably furnished rooms come with combined living/ bedroom, an en suite bathroom as well as a dining area. Moreover, all of the rooms are tiled and equipped with a direct dial telephone, satellite TV, kitchenette, fridge and terrace.

The complex offers use of 2 swimming pools and a sun terrace with parasols and sun loungers. Also available are tennis courts, table tennis, darts, squash, aerobics classes, a gym, archery, air rifle shooting, basketball, billiards/ snooker, bocce and miniature golf. Additional facilities include a sauna and mountain bike hire service (for an additional fee). The hotel also features a varied, regular entertainment programme featuring evening shows. The nearest golf course lies only 900 m from the hotel.

The magnificent Palma Cathedral and Palma itself is 20 minutes away. Here you can soak up the local history and culture and maybe a glass or two of the local vino, a good way to wash down local tapas which are wide ranging and plentiful. If you want to explore further afield then why not try Palma Nova, Son Amar this is a not to be missed - cabaret style night out with good food, drinks and superb entertainment.

Our prices include all inclusive (local wine, lager & spirits), double or twin room with single occupancy, airport transfers and an experienced host.

Our host(s) will be at the airport to greet you on arrival or hotel reception (approx 15 mins transfer). They will assist with check in and help you to your room. Later that evening there will be a chance to meet others in the group and enjoy a drink. Dinner is served at our exclusive Dynamics tables where local wine, beer and water is included.

Throughout the week there will be options to join in or simply chill...the choice is yours!

This really is a fully inclusive package, included:

Single occupancy in double or twin room on all inclusive basis (lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, locally produced branded drinks available until midnight)

Return transfers from airport

Lunch, dinner and breakfast tables exclusively for Dynamics guests (buffet style)

Safe, fridge, tea & coffee facilities, air conditioning, Personal tourist tax, Snacks until midnight.

Experienced dynamic host(s) including a welcome meeting

Walks and optional activities

Options include:

Scenic walks nice and easy ranging from beach walk to 10kBeach activities such as boules. The hotel has a full animation programme (subject to change)Hotel entertainment or local bars with music and dancing

Hotel facilities:

24 hour reception, Bar, Swimming pool with sunbeds, Gardens, Entertainment day and night time programme, Tennis Court, Aerobics, Archery, Basketball, Darts, Mini Golf, Pool table, Table Tennis, Squash, Jacuzzi & sauna, Gym, Medical Centre, Internet access

Rooms include:

Air conditioning, Room service and cleaning, Bath/Shower, Fridge, Hair dryer, Phone in room, TV, Terrace, Safety deposit box, Wifi, Tea & Coffee facilities

Optional extras (local charge):

Bike hire, Watersports on the beach, Excursion programme, Hotel massage and treatments, Crazy golf, Beach with sunbeds (local charge)Tapas night in the historic city of Palma where you can see the Cathedral at night

*Please note we are unable to include flights within our holidays, we can book flights for you though, just give us a ring or if you would prefer to arrange your own then please send us the details so can arrange the airport transfer.

Our hosts have good experience and knowledge of the hotel and Santa Ponsa and would be happy to assist with any initial queries - please do not hesitate to contact us.
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)