Local Events Bath

Bikepacking Weekend Break - The Cotswolds 16/17 June 2018
16th June - 17th 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.

Craft and crop in Saltford Hall
Crop n Roll
9:30am - 4:30pm

• What we'll do
A chance to craft, away from home, and share inspiration with others. The group is very relaxed and friendly so a perfect place to get creative :)
I will be running small classes at some crops so keep looking out for the details of these when I post them up on this event.

• What to bring
There is a small fee of £7 to attend. Please bring your own lunch and your own craft supplies

• Important to know
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!
Summer Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop
10am - 1pm

To celebrate Milsom Place’s Festival of Flowers come and create your own stunning han tied bouque.
Using locally grown organic flowers and foliage y can learn spiralling and gift wrapping techniques to make something totally unique and beautifu, a gorgeous gift fo yourself or another.
Nourishing Retreat
10am - 5pm

Treat yourself to a day of luxury that will leave you rested, renjuvenated and renewed!
The retreat includes the following activities;

Kundalini Yoga to uplift your spirits

Healing with Sound & Energy Realignment

Walk and meditation in the beautiful grounds

Delicious, healthy, salad bar lunch

Raw Cacao treats infused with essential oil

Make and take your own essential oil blend with affirmation

This event is being delivered by the following women who are passionate about educating and inspiring others to live a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Samantha Smallwood

Samantha is a heart-focussed healer, spiritual teacher, intuitive counsellor and contemporary mystic based in Bath.  Following a debilitating health crisis and subsequent spiritual wake-up-call in 1993, she was drawn into the healing arts where she discovered her passion for supporting others in their development of personal empowerment, deeper spiritual self-esteem, a more profound sense of joyful-connectedness to their interior life, and a clearer alignment with the template of their soul’s journey in this lifetime. Samm has been facilitating an understanding and clear grasp of what it truly means to be “a spiritual being living in a physical world” for over 20 years, and continues this work through one-on-one healing and intuitive sessions, as well as through workshops and retreats,   As a founder of The Organic Mystic community, which is both local and global, she compassionately teaches – all with a good sense of fun and a healthy dose of clear, light-hearted guidance – practical application of sacred knowledge, universal truth and divine wisdom to all manner of life-events, everyday experiences and situations.  No matter the topic… be it relationships, the human energy system, the dark night of the soul, mystical law, a healing crisis, development of intuition, the subconscious message in a dream, the current state of human consciousness on the planet, archetypal perspective or the simple purpose in a back-ache… helping you find, integrate and celebrate the rich, beautiful, creative and powerful truths within the tapestry of your life, and then anchoring them into an intimate and “organic” relationship with whatever you believe your spiritual self or the Divine to be, in order to create congruence, transformation and healing, is Samm’s greatest joy.  And whilst on this journey of healing, discovery and personal transformation, she is also very happy being a wife and step-mum.

Christina Yuen Tully

Christina Yuen Tully (Nam Arvind Kaur)
Christina is a certified International Level 1 Instructor in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She teaches classes, workshops and private lessons in Bath. She is currently undertaking the Mother’s Journey training to further support and empower women to realise their own creative Selves through Kundalini Yoga. Christina is also a certified Nutritional Therapist.
Prior to a life dedicated to kundalini yoga, nutrition and well-being, Christina spent 6 years in finance. Having experienced how stress and an unconscious lifestyle negatively impact health, she is passionate about inspiring others to connect with themselves and follow their hearts’ true calling. 
Tanya Maidment

Tanya Maidment BSc. & MSc., is a mother of 2 who has been using essential oils to support her own family’s health over the past 6 years. She is a Doterra Wellness Advocate and owner of GreenLifeOrganics. Six years ago she gave up a career in environmental science to begin a personal journey to create a happy, healthy and sustainable future for herself and her family. Her decision to create a home-based sustainable business has given her family the freedom to travel, pursue their many interests, spend quality time together and lead the life that they truly love. Tanya and her family now reside in Bradford on Avon where she teaches on how you can be the happiest and healthies vesion of YOU!
The event is being held at the magnificent Combe Grove Manor in Bath.

There is ample parking onsite.  For directions and further information about the venue please visit here.
If you require any further information please contact Tanya on 07557 337363 or tanya@greenlifeorganics.co.uk.

Bath Festival of Motoring
10am - 5pm

100’s of Exhibitors, Trade Stands, Food, Music and Entertainment, Parade Ring, Super Car Rides, On-site parking and FEATURING THE BLOODHOUND SSC
Bath Festival of Motoring will be held on 16th and 17th June 2018 at Walcot Rugby Ground. Featuring an eclectic display of super, classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, the Festival will appeal to car lovers and all those looking for an fascinating , family orientated, weekend event.
This year we are delighted to be hosting The Bloodhound SSC event team who will be showcasing their land speed record breaking attempt alongside hands on activities for the children.
In addition, Bath Festival of Motoring will feature an extensive programme of parades, stnds, demonstrations and super car rides, alongside competitions, live music and family activities. Fresh food, drinks and refreshments will be available throughout the weekend from a range of local suppliers and caterers.
Jill Edwards Komedia Bath Weekend Comedy Course
16th June - 17th June

Komedia BATH Weekend Comedy Course Information
Dates/times: Saturday 16th June at 10:30am till 4pm & Sunday 17th June at 10:30am till 3pm
Jill’s weekend comedy course is an inspirational taste of learning how to create, write and perform your own stand-up. It's a great way to boost your confidence, improve current skills, learn new ones or just try something different in a safe environment and have a fun go at stand-up. The end result is a short stand-up comedy set, which you can choose to perform to your family and friends in Komedia Bath's intimate Arts Cafe.  
"It was easily one of the best things I've ever done. It was an amazing weekend, totally chilled, very fun and at the end of it I had a short comedy set to call my own and a couple of really good new mates." Sarah Powell, Television and Radio Presenter
Jill is a regular judge for the Final of Bath Comedy Festival's "New Act Competition" and runs comedy club "Comic Boom" at Brighton's Komedia. Jill's stand-up comedy courses at Komedia Brighton are the most established in the country. Her full-length comedy courses have a proven and continuous track record of success. Over 20 years of teaching stand-up Jill has trained some of the UK's top television comedians, including Jimmy Carr, Shappi Khorsandi, Simon Evans, Angela Barnes, Seann Walsh and Romesh Ranganathan.
"People say comedy can't be taught. They could learn a lot from Jill Edwards." Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops graduate Jimmy Carr, award winning comic and TV presenter
Places on Jill's weekend comedy courses are regularly bought as Christmas/birthday presents for family or friends. It's a popular gift for someone who's always wanted to have a go at stand-up comedy. 
Have you ever laughed?
Jill believes if you've ever laughed you already have the skills you need to make others' laugh. All you need are her straightforward practical comedy writing and performance techniques to help you access your latent comedy skills. Jill's well-established comedy course weekend, which she teaches in a vibrant award winning comedy club, offers you an exciting opportunity to try something different, play, explore, improve your confidence, perform onstage and make friends with your "inner comic."
It's a lot of fun!
Jill's comedy workshops attract people from all walks of life. You do not need to have something funny to say, or know how to write jokes, or feel confident speaking in public. You will learn to do all of this in the classes, and at your own pace. The idea of stand-up comedy might frighten people, but this course is not frightening. Jill's experienced and encouraging teaching approach increases your self-confidence and self-belief, empowering you to enjoy discovering your own comedy voice.
It's a chance to try something different...
It's a unique "experience" weekend that offers you an opportunity to embrace a challenge or step outside your comfort zone in a supportive environment. Skills acquired also apply to other areas of writing, performing, work presentations, wedding speeches. If you have ambitions to be a comedian it's a taste of Jill's training or a chance to explore if pursuing comedy is for you. If you can't get to Jill's full-length comedy course it's a great starting point. You can also book follow-up individual comedy lessons with Jill.
Weekend Comedy Course Outline
The aim is to give participants a fun whole experience of writing and performing their own short stand-up comedy set:
Creative exercises and techniques to inspire and help generate your ideas and material;
A fun introduction to adaptable comedy writing, formats and straighforward joke writing;
Developing and trying out your comedy material in a friendly encouraging atmosphere;
Structuring your basic stand-up set, incl. tips on how to remember it and conquering nerves;
Practical performance skills, including microphone technique and effective confidence boosting tips.

Option to perform:
Your weekend comedy course concludes on Sunday with a relaxed, informal sharing/show where you can choose to perform your short stand-up set on stage to your own invited audience of family and friends in Komedia's intimate Arts Cafe. Doors (and bar) open at 2:15pm for a 2:30pm start. Finishing around 3pm.
Optional Saturday night outing:
Jill will arrange free admission for any participants on this course (only) who would like to go along to the Krater comedy club at Komedia Bath in the evening on Saturday June 16th. 

"I wouldn't be a professional comic if it wasn't for Jill Edwards." Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops graduate award winning TV comedian Romesh Ranganathan

Please book early as Jill Edwards stand-up comedy courses are very popular and sell out well in advance. 
Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops Refund Policy:
Please note £50.00 of your course fee is a non-refundable deposit to cover admin costs.
30 days before course start date - course fee refund (minus non-refundable £50);
Within 30 - 15 days of course start date - 50% course fee refund (minus non-refundable £50);
Within 14 days of course start date - no refund.   
Places on this course are non-transferable and cannot be transferred to another course.  
If you book a place on this stand-up comedy course you are agreeing to this refund policy.
Age Limit:
You need to be sixteen years old or over to join this weekend comedy workshop. 
Bath (and nearby Bristol) has a vast range of hotels and B & B's to suit all tastes and budgets. We recommend using the Trip Advisor website if you'll need a place to stay: www.tripadvisor.co.uk
Blue Badge Parking: 
If you are a blue badge holder contact Jill if you need information on parking bays. The Komedia venue is wheelchair accessible but please e-mail jill to check out any other accessibility issues or concerns. 

(c) Jill Edwards 2017

Morning Mindfulness at Browne's Folly Nature Reserve, Bathford, Bath
Outdoor Mindfulness for Everyone
10:30am - 12:30pm

This beautiful spot just a short distance from Bath is a perfect location for outdoor mindfulness. There are lush woods where you can hear lots of nice sounds, there is an open section with an amazing view back towards Bath, and then there is Browne's Folly itself, a curious tower that adds an extra level of interest.

This is a joint event with the Nature Connection group:

We will meet at the Browne's Folly car park here:

It's a bit of a tricky one to get to, and involves driving up a very steep narrow lane (you might need 1st gear). Also, it's easy to miss the turning for this lane. I've missed it myself before even when it wasn't my first time there. This is the turning you're looking for off High Street in Bathford. It's called Prospect Place:

Sometimes the car park gets full, but you should be able to find a space somewhere along the side of the road.

After meeting at the car park, we will venture into the woods where we will do a variety of mindfulness techniques while walking slowly round the nature reserve. It will be very easy and you will be gently guided, so if you are new to this kind of thing don't worry, just come along and relax into it.

PLEASE NOTE: Half way round there is one set of steep steps to get up to the Browne's Folly tower, but it is a relatively short bit and we can take it very easy, no rush. But if anyone cannot go up steep steps then we can alternatively just retrace our route back the way we came.

Afterwards I will be hanging around for a picnic lunch, so if you want to do the same then please bring some food and drink. Afterwards there may even be some time to do some additional exploring of the area, but of course this is all optional.

There is no charge for this meetup, but any voluntary contributions towards the running costs of the group will be gratefully received.

Nature Reserves Walk, and Drinks in The Port of Call
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
10:45am - 2pm

Join us for our brisk walk, which will pass through nature reserves in Sneyd Park (thanks to Mike Edkins for this photo).

Meet outside Cafe Retreat 10.45 am onwards, for a prompt 11.00 am start. Jeff, (today's Walk Leader), Paul, and Roy, will be wearing yellow hi-vis tabards.

The walk finishes near the cafe around 12.45 pm. For those wanting a drink, and/or lunch afterwards, there will be an optional 10 minute stroll to the Port of Call.

The route includes some uneven tracks, and some uphill paths. Walking boots advisable, for grip, and for ankle support.

Dogs are welcome on the walk, and in the pub. Please can dog owners be mindful that they may need to keep their dog on a lead, if it's causing any problems for other dogs, or walkers.

Today's walk is free, and is a joint event with the Downs Walking Group, (a Ramblers Walking for Health group). If you've not already joined that group, please fill in a very short Walker Registration Form at the start of the walk. On the form, you are asked to tick a box 'to confirm you understand you take part at your own risk, and will seek medical advice if appropriate'. No payment is required.

On Saturdays, you can park all day for free on Stoke Road, and the adjoining roads. Spaces nearest the cafe are often taken by 11.00 am, so please allow time to park further away, (e.g. on Ladies Mile, or in Saville Road), and then to walk over to the cafe.

Advice from NHS Choices website on avoiding tick bites:

"Ticks are small spider-like creatures that are mainly found in woodland and heath areas. They attach to your skin, suck your blood and can cause Lyme disease in some cases. You can reduce your risk of being bitten by a tick if you:

Keep to footpaths and avoid long grass when out walking.

Wear appropriate clothing in tick-infested areas (a long sleeved shirt and trousers tucked into your socks).

Wear light-coloured fabrics that may help you spot a tick on your clothes.

Use insect repellent on exposed skin.

Inspect your skin for ticks, particularly at the end of the day, including your head, neck and skin folds (armpits, groin, and waistband).

Check your children's head and neck areas, including their scalp making sure ticks are not brought home on your clothes.

Check your pets to help ensure they don't bring ticks into your home in their fur.

It's important to remove any ticks you find as soon as possible."

BBE Meetup Disclaimer:
This event is run by a volunteer, amateur, unqualified event organiser. We consider BBE to be a group of supportive friends. It is run on a best-effort, not for profit basis. Please assist the organiser by keeping together and not leaving the group without telling anyone. Please take care crossing roads, look out for cars on narrow roads etc. You join this event on the basis that you are responsible for your own health and safety.
Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses at The Holburne, Bath
Art Galleries And Exhibitions In Bristol & Bath
12pm - 2pm

Dutch seventeenth-century paintings by some of the finest masters of the ‘Golden Age’ from National Trust collections around the country are to go on display together for the first time at the Holburne Museum in Bath.

We can visit the exhibition and then have lunch at the excellent cafe!

We'll repeat this visit towards the end of its run, so don't worry too much if you can't make it this time.

More details:http://www.holburne.org/events/prized-possessions-dutch-masterpieces-from-national-trust-houses/?instance_id=12097

Cost for exhibition: £10 / £9 Concessions / National Trust Members £7.50 / Under 18 FREE
Gin & Botanicals Tasting
12pm - 11pm

Come and try out some gin & botanicals at the Milsom Place Festival of Flowers 2018.
We'll have a whole Enomatic machine dedicated to gin for the day alongside a range of botanicals and garnishes, so you can smell, mix and sip your own fragrant & floral g&t.
Available all day. Standard gin prices apply.
Digital Makers at the Guild
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Do you feel that there should be more emoji, such as unicorns, kittens or you! Ever wanted to make your own emoji, your favourite games, or digital stories? Do you want to learn about electronics and robotics, and program things to move? 
Digital Makers at the Guild, every Saturday 12.30 til 2.30pm
Students aged 8 to 15, come and learn all there is to know about coding. To start with, you can work on creating your own emojis, interactive graphics, websites, digital stories, games, and much more. 
During Digital Makers sessions, you can also have fun making interactive physical things putting together LittleBits or soldering electronic kits.
We also have Ozobots, microbits, and a parrot drone which is programmable with Tickle on the iPads.
We have a limited number of iPads and laptops, so if you have a laptop or iPad, please bring it along!
We won't be able to run the sessions on:
* 24th March, due to a family wedding.
Bath Singles 20s And 30s
Bath and Bristol Singles - It's FREE!
7:30pm - 10:30pm

To start off at the Hall and Woodhouse for a few social drinks, to chat and meet other singles in the Bath area.

I have lots more ideas for a more interactive group for the future if there is interest ? like: live concerts, comedy clubs, board games, bowling etc, but wanted to start off with a few meetups just for drinks.

I wanted to start a group for Singles in the Bath area, as there was only one for the Bristol area
Cocktails and Dance
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group

"The summer's here and the time is right for dancing in the... Circo Bar.

Time again for a bit of glitz and glamour to shake your 'thing' to a selection of in-house DJ’s playing a mix of funk and soul, through to disco, house and electro beats till the early hours of Sunday morning (licensed to 3am).

Dress code... well its summer... so keep it cool... but definitely no t-shirts, or trainers boys (or girls).

Free entry before 10.00pm, £5 after.

Long Running Events:

Bath Boules Week
10th June - 17th June

Le GRAND news! We’re extending the Bath Boules into a whole week of fund-raising fun! Every day from Sunday June 10 until Monday June 18, there is something trés special happening in Queen Square.
There will be tickets available for the following events:
Evening 10 June – Menu Gordon Jones in the Square11 June – School of Boules: Le practice sesh – Experts’ tips, techniques12 June – Michael Eavis Evening13 June – Bath Boules Beer Garden14 June – Creative Bath Awards & Summer PartyDaytime 15 June – Bath Boules, Le Bunk Off FridayEvening 15 June – The Wildest Friday Night Dinner Party, hosted by David Flatman, Sponsored by Savills16 June – Bath Boules17 June – Bath Boules18 June – England v Tunisia, Sponsored by Mogers Drewett