Local Events Bath

Co-Creation: Creativity-Based Methods to Engage with Communities
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9am - 2pm


This event is aimed at professionals who work with different audiences and seek to use art as a means to co-produce shared understanding and knowledge about communities involving community members. It seeks to familiarise practitioners with ‘co-creation’ methodologies and is particularly suitable for community researchers, museum professionals, curators, community centres, schools, NGOs and charities.
‘Co-creation’ is a set of participatory methods involving artists, researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders to address territorial issues such as marginalization, stigmatization, memory or difficult past. The University of Bath is partner in the EU-funded four-year project https://www.co-creation-network.org/ which aims to develop and test the process of ‘co-creation’ as a collective art practice involving researchers, artists and a range of stakeholders to address issues of marginalization and stigmatization in different contexts of urban disadvantage, in both the Global North and Global South, in order to work towards fairer and more inclusive urban neighbourhoods. This event brings together researchers from the Bath team, our international partners and other experienced practitioners who have been using arts-based methodologies for community engagement for a number of years.
The half-day event will be an important opportunity to listen to inspiring practice-focused presentations, participate in debates shaping co-creation methodologies, discuss ways in which challenges and obstacles in the way of community engagement can be overcome, build networks and share knowledge and experience about tools and methods of co-creation.
The event is free of charge and refreshments and a sandwich lunch will be provided. Registration on Eventbrite is compulsory.
GO Get Networking for FREE!
GO Get Networking Meetup
9:30am - 11am


After a phenomenal turnout at the GO Get Networking event on 22 February 22, we are returning for another opportunity for you to meetup and make yet more great connections.

GO Get Networking is a completely FREE event, held in a relaxed setting where you simply arrive, buy a coffee at the bar and start networking. In the last 15 minutes, there will be a short talk on a subject that is useful to small businesses. There is no hard sell, it’s just simply a great way for a variety of small businesses to meet each other.

GO Get Networking is sponsored and run by GO Get Organised. We have found it hard sometimes to find networking events that suit us, and don’t involve large membership fees or early breakfasts. There are no obligations at our events, however as they are FREE we simply ask that you please try to honour your space so that we all achieve maximum results!

We aim to meetup every 3 months. You can see some pics from our Feb event here: https://www.gogetorganised.co.uk/2018/02/22/go-get-networking-success/

• What to bring
Enough money for a coffee! So what are you waiting for – GO Get Organised and sign up now.
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GO Get Networking
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9:30am - 11am


After a phenomenal turnout at the GO Get Networking event on 22 February 22, we are returning for another opportunity for you to make yet more great connections.
GO Get Networking is a completely FREE event, held in a relaxed setting where you simply arrive, buy a coffee at the bar and start networking. In the last 15 minutes, there will be a short talk on a subject that is useful to small businesses. There is no hard sell, it’s just simply a great way for a variety of small businesses to meet each other.
GO Get Networking is sponsored and run by GO Get Organised. We have found it hard sometimes to find networking events that suit us, and don’t involve large membership fees or early breakfasts. There are no obligations at our events, however as they are FREE we simply ask that you please try to honour your space so that we all achieve maximum results! 
See pics from our last event here
So what are you waiting for – GO Get Organised and book your ticket now!
One to One Business Support session 24 May 2018
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9:45am - 10:45am


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.
Providing up to 12 hours of free support to businesses and start up businesses in the Council area, this session will form part of that delivery.  If this is your first engagement with us, this session will include a diagnostic review of your business or business proposition and we will agree a detailed action plan for you including further one to one support, workshops or referrals.
Subjects that you might want to consider are :

writing a business plan
understanding accounts
financing your business
marketing
product development
leadership and management training

If you live or plan to start your business within the BANES area, or you already have a business in BANES book your session now, or contact us on 01225 580850 or email us at banes@coolventures.co.uk.
 
Your adviser for this session will be Emma Smith

#wegrowthhub #finance #technical #sales #operations #financinggrowth #strategy #newmarkets #governmentsupport
Using data to make better business decisions
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10am - 11:30am


Using data to make better business decisions shouldn’t be complicated or scary. Jim Morrison - CEO of Deep Blue Sky, will give you a better understanding of where to find data and how to use it. He will show you how to find the best data for your business, how to shape it to suit your own needs and how to use it to make better decisions that will help your business grow. With Jim’s techniques in place you will establish a business that continuously improves, as you and your team refine the data that leads you to make better decisions every day.
At only £5 for Bath BID Levy payers (£15 general admission) this is a great opportunity to 'Work smarter, not harder'
Bath Treasure Hunt with 20% off at the finishing Treasure (the pub)
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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!
One to One Business Support session 24 May 2018
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12:15pm - 1:15pm


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.
Providing up to 12 hours of free support to businesses and start up businesses in the Council area, this session will form part of that delivery.  If this is your first engagement with us, this session will include a diagnostic review of your business or business proposition and we will agree a detailed action plan for you including further one to one support, workshops or referrals.
Subjects that you might want to consider are :

writing a business plan
understanding accounts
financing your business
marketing
product development
leadership and management training

If you live or plan to start your business within the BANES area, or you already have a business in BANES book your session now, or contact us on 01225 580850 or email us at banes@coolventures.co.uk.
 
Your adviser for this session will be Emma Smith

#wegrowthhub #finance #technical #sales #operations #financinggrowth #strategy #newmarkets #governmentsupport
One to One Business Support session 24 May 2018
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3:15pm - 4:15pm


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.
Providing up to 12 hours of free support to businesses and start up businesses in the Council area, this session will form part of that delivery.  If this is your first engagement with us, this session will include a diagnostic review of your business or business proposition and we will agree a detailed action plan for you including further one to one support, workshops or referrals.
Subjects that you might want to consider are :

writing a business plan
understanding accounts
financing your business
marketing
product development
leadership and management training

If you live or plan to start your business within the BANES area, or you already have a business in BANES book your session now, or contact us on 01225 580850 or email us at banes@coolventures.co.uk.
 
Your adviser for this session will be Emma Smith

#wegrowthhub #finance #technical #sales #operations #financinggrowth #strategy #newmarkets #governmentsupport
ITI - Open forum for case discussion
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6:30pm - 9:30pm


This is an evening where we welcome members to present their own cases to the group.
This is a friendly environment with like minded colleagues. A great opportunity to discuss cases of interest or to simply gain a second opinion.
Aims:
1. Facilitate members presenting cases to discuss as a group
2. We welcome members to present a case and obtain experience in presenting cases (If participants wish to be involved).
These cases can be added to log books and portfolios.
A buffett will be provided. 
University of Bristol Dental Implantology MSc ITI Study Club. The study club aims to provide an informative and diverse programme of meetings to promote discussion and debate on the current issues in implant dentistry.
Iti members may attend all study clubs, non members are invited to attend two studyclubs free of charge before becoming an ITI member. For more information on the advantages of becoming an ITI member please visit https://itinet.iti.org/
Love Your Gut - Fermented Food Demo
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7pm - 9pm


Modern diets have spiralled into a rush of over-processed food full of additives, refined sugars and salt.  Paired with the growing stresses of daily life, and the overuse of substances such as antibiotics, poor diets, are destroying the balance of our gut flora.
The health of your gut bacteria is everything. These bacteria are essential in aiding digestion, the absorption of nutrients and functioning of the immune system, as well as having a huge impact on your mental well-being.
The live bacteria or probiotics contained in fermented foods are crucial to

restoring the balance of bacteria in our gut,
helping your digestive system to run smoothly
And are rich in enzymes, vitamins and nutrients

Fermented products are becoming more readily available to buy.  However they are also quite simple and cheap to make at home.
Join Dom Penrose to learn how to make sauerkraut and kefir at home, and discover more about gut health and the joy of fermented foods!
£15pp to include welcome drink (choice of healthy or boozy!), samples and demo.
Bath Ruby Hangout
Bath Ruby User Group
7pm - 9pm


Bath Ruby Hangouts are bi-weekly, agenda-free get togethers in Picnic Coffee shop, bring your laptop and pair on a problem you've been having or just come along to chat about ruby, rails or anything really with other local ruby people. Picnic have upgraded their wifi especially for us and will be reserving some tables with power, everything you need for a relaxed evening with some very good teas, coffees, beers and cakes.
Another great evening of speeches, thinking on your feet, meeting of minds....
Bath Spa Toastmasters - Public Speaking Group
7:15pm - 9:30pm


Details to follow

Afterall, we like to keep it fresh and current....

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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Want to know more about the TM programs to improve both your speaking, stage presence and group skills (leadership in taking roles which make our meetings a success)?
http://toastmasters.org.uk/

Want to see us on Facebook?
https://www.facebook.com/BathSpaToastmasters/

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Bath Spa Toastmasters gets your speaking, thinking and presenting skills sharper. It’s a sure way of gaining confidence, both in front of an audience and in everyday life.
Vision into Reality
South West Social Impact through Business
8pm - 10pm


We will bravely share our ideas and generously help each other to take them to the next phase

Looking forward to seeing you!
Badminton (Bristol)
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8pm - 9pm


Hi,

Badminton is booked for 8:00pm on Thursday 24th 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])

FAQ

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.
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

N.B. MEET UPSTAIRS GALLERY ROOM (ALSO BROADCASTS QUIZ)

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:

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
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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:
Mark-making
Line, measurement and proportion
Notān
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)