Local Events Bath

Newbridge Slopes Nature & Craft Day
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10am - 12pm


Join us in May half term for a morning of nature, craft and outdoor cooking at Newbridge Slopes! We’re going to get creative with leaf art and mandala making, think like birds and build a giant nest or a woodland bird hide, and finish up with a tasty cook up over the fire.
Meet by the toilets in the Newbridge Road Park and Ride and wear suitable outdoor clothing For more information contact Hannah Welsh—0117 980 0391, 07458 091435           hannah.welsh@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk.
NO NEED TO PRINT YOUR TICKET - JUST COME ALONG!
Kundalini Yoga Group
Bath Kundalini Yoga Meetup
6pm - 7:30pm


• What we'll do
I will give a brief introduction to Kundalini Yoga and then guide the group through a warm- up, a set of physical postures (called a kriya), a long relaxation and a meditation. There is a breakout area available for socialising afterwards and I will be around to answer any questions you may have.

• What to bring
Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, but don’t worrry- there will be spares. Also bring a light blanket and / or extra layers to keep you cosy during the long relaxation. There is a £5 contribution requested for this class.

• Important to know
Kundalini Yoga is a very fun and uplifting practise which supports you to relax, to improve your fitness and to connect more deeply with yourself. Absolute beginners are most welcome to this group.
Mays Book club meetup!
Ladies of Bath Book/Wine Meetup
7pm - 12am


Hi Bookies,

So, following on from our discussions, we decided on
"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"- by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

It's a historic, post war novel and looks like it looks like it has good balance of realism and feel-good factor!

It was published in 2008 so should be available in all forms.

We also talked about having the Book Club twice a month as it's tricky to find a date that suits everyone. As this month, we're having a Cocktail night (at which i'm looking forward to seeing you all ;-)) I can't fit two book clubs in, but will certainly do so next month.

I've gone for Crystal Palace again as it has a beautiful garden and i remain optimistic that the sun will show itself soon (i'll be riding on this optimism until 1st November- until then, i will not admit defeat!)

Huge apologies to those who cannot make this one, but watch this space, as there will be others!

As always, all are welcome. It always seems to bring a mixed, friendly group, so whether old or new, please come along.

I'll update closer to the time, but if any one has any questions, please feel free to message!

Tracy x
Broadband Community Event - Freshford
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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
Free Meditation & Yoga – just show up–we start on Wednesday in Bath 7.30pm
Free Meditation & Yoga Bath
7:30pm - 9pm


Introduction

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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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The University of Life: what's the point of a university degree?
Café Philo Bristol and Bath
7:30pm - 9:30pm


Details

According to the 2018 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, The University of Oxford is ranked number 1 in the world and the University of Cambridge is number 2. Of course, not everyone can or should go to Oxford or Cambridge. But many foreign students choose to travel here to study at our universities. Why do you suppose they find the prospect of a British education so appealing?

A Telegraph article from December 2015 states the following: “3.5 years after leaving university, 96.4% of graduates were in employment or undertaking further study.” But can we define “in employment”? And how many were “undertaking further study” because they couldn’t find a job in their field?

What is the cost of higher education for individuals and for society as a whole? (Keeping in mind that university can cost up to £9,000 per year in the UK…)

Should the government be expected to provide a university education free of charge for anyone who wants it?

Reasons to attend university, cited on various university websites: Improved career prospects, independence, self-confidence, intellectual stimulation and learning, interaction with people from different countries and different walks of life, etc. What other reasons can you think of?

Conversely, what of those who don't choose university. Does the "university of life" provide as good "opportunities" in the broadest sense? What steps can a young person who chooses not to go to university take, to ensure they make the most out of their life opportunities? What are the important things to learn that you don't learn at university?

Why do universities mix teaching with research, compromising both?

Why does a degree take 3 or 4 years with such long holidays?

What should we expect of our graduates?

Why is it appealing to so many to become a “mature” student later in life (Open University, etc.), possibly even after a satisfying career?

Optional further reading:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41693230

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/16/university-degree-measure-benefits-tuition-fees

Whether you've been to university or not, or are still a student, come along and discuss why it is or isn't worth it.

Thanks to Deming for framing this topic.

Long Running Events:

MAY HALF-TERM [29-31 May]
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29th May - 31st May


MULTI-SPORTS,CRICKET & FOOTBALL camps for children ages 5-12 years

WHY US?
Each day on our camps is themed on a character quality that is taught experientially and helps explore the Christian faith. We care about developing a child as a person as well as a player. 
> Technical skills with daily themes
> Tactical decision making & mental preparation
> Game based learning
> Competitions and prizes
Our ticketing system: 
1. Sibling discount applies to bookings with more than two children from the same family (all children qualify for sibling discount not just one) 
2. The new friend deal is the same as sibling discount (if you are inviting someone new to camp or have been invited by someone please select the sibling discount tickets) 
3. Select how many days you require (you choose which days you specifically want to attend on the confirmation form) 

Camp times: 9-4pm *extended care available
MORE INFO AT www.getsported.org

May Half Term
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29th May - 31st May


Multi-sports | CRICKET | FOOTBALL camps for children 

Multi-sports camp [ages 5-12 years] 
Cricket|Football camp [ages 7-12 years]

WHY US?
Choice: Whether you are booking for the multi-sports camp where we offer something for everyone with over 28 different sports and activities from football to arts & crafts... To our 'GET Serious' camps sport specific in football and cricket for the children who are cricket crazy or football fanatics.
Coaching: Our experienced and qualified coaches deliver our innovative 'total-coaching' programme
Character: Each day is themed on a character quality that is taught experientially and helps explore the Christian faith.
Camp times: 9-4pm *extended care available
MORE INFO AT www.getsported.org

Camp times: 9-4pm *extended care available
MORE INFO AT www.getsported.org
English Wine Week
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26th May - 3rd June


A national celebration of English Wine.
Visit us during English Wine Week 2018 for an extended range of English wines available by the taster & glass, plus a selection of exclusive retail offers & discounts. For one week only!
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)