Local Events Bath

Creative Bath Business Leaders' Breakfast: June
7:45am - 9am


Welcome to another Creative Bath Business Breakfast! Our June event will take place on Tuesday June 5 at No. 15 Great Pulteney. 
The Creative Bath Business Breakfasts provide an important forum for senior-level discussion about current opportunities and challenges in our sector. They run monthly and are an excellent opportunity for networking, as well as round table discussion.Please note: this invitation is open to owners of local creative companies and senior managers; and to our Strategic and Anchor Partners. One guest per company. 
If you’d like more information please contact info@creativebath.org. Space is strictly limited space to encourage open discussion.

Forcewest Breakfast: Bath's starting up on Salesforce
8am - 10am

Learn more about how startups are adopting the Salesforce platform to deliver their digital business strategy
This startup utitlity company, based in Bath, was born digital. They've been able to carve out a brand new niche in a crowded marketplace by delivering a uniquely digital service, all powered on the Salesforce platform. And as they scale, they know that Salesforce can continue to deliver what they need.
Over breakfast, we will hear their story. It's a great chance to ask questions and learn from their experience of starting up a major customer company on Salesforce. 
Meet with other businesses in the area who are currently working on the Salesforce.com platform, or considering a move to the platform. What's more, we'll be serving a delicious cooked breakfast to all our guests at Cote Brasserie. What better way to start your day?
This is a free event but guest numbers are limited to 25 so please book now and reserve your place at this event

Forcewest is a free event is aimed at business professionals with an interest in the Salesforce platform. Originally based in Bristol, 2018 is the year that Forcewest is going to take to the road, with events taking place in Swindon, Bath, Exeter and Cheltenham. If you'd like to be the first to receive an invitation to a breakfast event, please register at www.desynit.com/forcewest
Sponsored and hosted by Desynit, a registered Salesforce consulting partner (www.desynit.com). Any questions, please contact Amy at info@desynit.com or call on 0117 373 6794. 

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Bikepacking Mid-Week Break - The Cotswolds 5/6 June 2018
5th June - 6th June

Cotswolds Bikepacking Breaks
Dates:  March - September 2018​Price: Starting from £175Ability:  Novice to Advanced

Weekend and midweek packages - 2 days riding and 1 night wild camping
​Mountain Bike (Marin Pine 27.5+), helmet, saddle bag, frame bag and bar bag
Full guided riding for the duration
MBLA qualified guides with outdoor first aid training qualification
Maximum of 6:1 client to guide ratio
Maximum group size of 12 excluding guides
​Video and Photo’s – GoPro photos and video documenting your adventure will be available through Dropbox.
Knowledge –We happily provide mentoring, tuition on any aspects of bike packing, bike skills, repair & maintenance, equipment, first aid, navigation, bush craft, personal security, wild foods and just about anything else related to living off two wheels!​
Bike Repair – All but catastrophic bike mechanical issues can be sorted on the trail keeping your adventure on track. Any replacement components will be charged at cost. 

Enjoy our relaxing weekend and midweek bikepacking adventure packages providing the opportunity to unwind and enjoy some of the Cotswolds and South Wales classic adventure cycling routes. Experience wild camping and enjoying the simple pleasures of cooking outside and the warmth of a camp fire.

​Our riding style is focused on enjoyment and adventure as opposed to white knuckle down hill descents. Routes will take between 6-8 hours to complete with stops en route to enjoy coffee, cake and lunch! We run a number of 2 day packages catering for newcomers, experienced riders and women only ensuring that you get the most out of your time with us. You will need a moderate level of fitness to get the most out of the weekend, there will be a few hills to climb!

For group bookings of 6-12 we will modify the routes to suit the fitness and technical ability of the group.

Workshop on Secondary Analyses of Large-Scale Data Assessments (Social Sciences-Education)
9am - 6pm

This training activity places emphasis on social sciences research in terms of large-scale data. Large-scale, cross-national data from the assessments conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) will be used for a pedagogical purpose in the workshop to demonstrate the theoretical concepts as well as for practical training.
The first aim of the workshop is to provide an overview of the theoretical framework and objectives of the large-scale assessments followed by the test and sample design, their implications for analysis, and the appropriate analysis methods. The second aim is to provide training for independent development and implementation of self-designed analyses, using the introduced software (IDB Analyzer). 
Dr. Andrés Sandoval-Hernández will be delivering this workshop: https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/andres-sandoval-hernandez
Bring your own laptop with windows and SPSS installed, keep your tickets so that we can reimburse your travel and lunch will be provided.
Registration (9.00am-9.30am)
Session 1 (9.30 am – 11.10 am)
International Large-Scale Assessments (PISA, TIMSS, PIRLS), their structure and characteristics. Sampling design and implication for analysis.
Session 2 (11.30 am – 1 pm)
Review of technical documentation: User Guides, Technical Manuals, International Reports, Theoretical Frameworks, etc.
Lunch (1pm-2pm) 
Session 3 (2 pm – 3.15 pm)
Introduction to the IDB Analyser (software) and Exercises – Descriptive statistics (hands-on training)
Session 4 (3.30 pm – 5.15 pm)
Exercises – Inferential statistics (hands-on training)
Conclusions (5.15 pm-6.00 pm)
Equity through curriculum transformation: the future of widening participation?
9am - 5pm

The value of higher education is currently the focus of intense public debate but more fundamental questions are also emerging about its purpose in a globalised world. As HEIs seek to attract and retain a more diverse student body the historic inequities embedded in the curriculum and pedagogies of the academy become ever more apparent. At the same time HEIs are facing the challenges of offering a transformative learning experience underpinned by a curriculum that will prepare students for global citizenship in the 21st century. This symposium will provide colleagues from HEIs in the area with opportunities to:

Consider the challenges and possibilities of transformative learning approaches

Share experiences of equity based curriculum initiatives designed to widen access and support participation

Explore critical issues and future actions

Keynote speakers include: Professor Jacqueline Stevenson, Sheffield Hallam University; Dr Andrea Abbas, University of Bath; Dr Lisa Lucas and Dr Sue Timmis, University of Bristol; Dr Neil Harrison, University of the West of England.
Presentation workshops from the HEIs in WWPRC area
Critical Issues: Student-led panel and small group discussion

You Can Export: How to get started masterclass - Bath - June
9:30am - 3:30pm

Are you an SME looking for new ways to grow your business? There is a whole world out there, so seize the opportunity today to learn how to access new markets and create an action plan to start selling overseas.

Attend this interactive workshop to hear from our expert facilitators about the vital steps you should take to start selling your products/services internationally. Step by step, our friendly Trade Advisers with years of commercial experience will take you through the most important export topics in a series of separate sessions enabling you to:

be inspired by success stories in the south West and understand what it takes to win new business overseas
build confidence and the capability to exportclarify and set realistic export goals
develop an understanding of the key areas for business and personal development within international trade
critically reflect on and examine your export readiness and identify any weaknesses that need to be addressed
learn about the Export For Growth key services and how they can help you with your export plans
begin to create a solid 6-12 month action plan for export growth

The action plan that you create during this one day course could form the basis for follow up support from the Department for International Trade with an International Trade Adviser.
‘Such an incredible wealth of knowledge and resources tailored to our requirements' - Angela Hall, Barefaced Bee
'Even as an experienced business person, I learned loads and everything was explained clearly making it very motivational!' - Barbara Cox, Mr. Lee's Noodles
Who is this event for?
We invite local businesses who are new to exporting to this workshop. To be eligible for this workshop and any subsequent support from the Export for Growth project, your business must meet the following criteria:

Have a registered business address located in the South West of England
Be an SME (small or medium sized enterprise)

Your business also cannot be:

Trading in the following sectors: fisheries and agriculture, coal and steel, manufacture of synthetic fibres, shipbuilding, energy generation, transport, banking, insurance or distribution
An owner of 25% or more in another company, or another company owns 25% or more of this business

Regrettably, we are unable to accept intermediaries or service providers.
#wegrowthhub #international

We take your data very seriously and are committed to the privacy and security of it. Our Privacy Statement explains the types of personal data we may collect about you and how we’ll store and handle that data, and keep it safe.  This is a joint event and your data will be shared with Department for International Trade for the purposes of administering & following up this event.  Their privacy policy is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-trade/about/personal-information-charter
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!
First Tuesday Talks with SETsquared Bath
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Come have a bite of lunch and hear from some great speakers at the Bath SETsquared Centre.

Every month we're going to be bringing you 3x10 min lightening talks on entrepreneurship, funding, new tech and how to grow an amazing business! Grab some lunch provided by our brilliant friends at SETsquared and network with Bath’s most innovative businesses.

Speakers this session include:

An introduction to football data analysis platform and Bath SETsquared member Statsbomb by Co-Founder Charlotte Randell

Evan Rudowski from Atlantic Leap will talk about the investment landscape in the US and its relevance to UK Startups (and how to access it).

Entrepreneur and SETsquared mentor Patrick Van Den Steen will talk about how games can predict behaviour and how his company Zodus is working to positively influence decisions about spending patterns.

Please REGISTER to attend.
Meetup at a pub close to the centre of Bath.
Bath Friends from around the World
6:30pm - 9pm

A spacious pub close to the centre of Bath (nearly opposite Debenhams) and within easy reach of the bus station and train station. This time the meetup is on a Tuesday so it should not be too busy! If the warm weather continues we may be able to sit out on the terrace.
First Ever Meeting!
Bath Creative Minds Meetup
7pm - 9pm

This is our first group meeting, so we are all newbies to this. We will start the evening off with a few drinks, then followed by a casual dinner.

We will be discussing also the idea of the Bath Creative Minds group, and what members would like to do as activities and meet ups.

Bring along some examples of your work to share with the group, either a sketch book, some photos or even a current project your working on. Don't be afraid to show it off and share your ideas with others.

There is no charge for this event, only for what you eat and drink while at The Boater.
University of Bath Three Minute Thesis Final
7pm - 9pm

An 80,000-word PhD would normally take nine hours to present. This competition, open to all doctoral students, challenges students to do it in just three minutes using just one PowerPoint slide and no props!
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills, challenging them to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The first 3MT competition was held at UQ in 2008. Since 2011, the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in over 600 universities across more than 65 countries worldwide.
Eight students have battled their way through University heats to present at our University 3MT final. 
Come along to hear about the innovative research being undertaken by postgraduate research students at the University of Bath.

Doors open at 19:00. The final will commence at 19:30.

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)