Local Events Bath

Fully funded 2 Day Startup Workshop (Social Entrepreneurs & 'Tech for Good')
21st June - 22nd June

Are you (or would you like to be) a social enterprise entrepreneur? 
Do you have an idea for a sustainable business with a social purpose or are you looking for growth or funding for an existing venture? 
This interactive 2 day workshop is for social entrepreneurs, early stage business founders and charity leaders. The workship will equip delegates with the skills and networks needed to create lasting change and to build sustainable businesses. As well as providing the tools and skills to help create a business plan, the workshop leaders present the options on structuring a social business as well as provide guidance on funding and mentoring.
REGISTER here to apply or sign up directly at the website; you will be contacted to provide more details. Please note that this is an ERDF funded project for the West of England area and eligibility criteria will apply: see more information and case studies at http://www.seip.org.uk/. 
If you would like more information or to discuss an application please call the Bath Innovation Centre on 01225 388711.

The Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme (SEIP) is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support start-up and existing social enterprises. The programme is currently supporting 190 people to start a new business and 87 social enterprises to grow. Whether they provide innovative learning aids for children, innovating with 'tech for good', distributing excess food to the community or create new careers for veterans, these entrepreneurs came to #SEIP to overcome barriers to starting up.
Feedback from other courses:
Caroline: ‘Incredibly helpful being able to frame it. The combination of people and tutors was great and I’m inspired to look further into what company structure I should adopt’ Ro: ‘ I have learnt more than I thought I would in 2 days, it has been so useful to meet people outside my network - my next step is to launch my website’ Zara: ‘very good experience, I did not know about this work, technical words, how to explain your idea in a few words. I am impressed with the social business canvas - I’m inspired to look for funding and start up with my two co-founders’Ashley: ‘I came with an idea and I am leaving with a project, it was useful breaking it down and focussing on particular things. It was inspirational hearing all the other ideas’

Psychology PhD Conference
9:30am - 5pm

Come and hear about some of the exciting PhD research currently taking place at the University of Bath Department of Psychology. We will hear from current PhD students and have a keynote talk from Professor Anat Bardi of Royal Holloway University of London who will talk about the replication crisis in psychology.

Lunch is provided
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!
Thursday River Avon and Goat Gully Walk, and Drinks in the Port of Call
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
10:45am - 2pm

Today's route will head to the River Trym, follow the River Avon upstream, and end with a steep climb up the Goat Gully. Most of the walk will be at a brisk pace, but walkers can go at their own pace up the Goat Gully.

Meet outside Cafe Retreat 10.45 am onwards, for a prompt 11.00 am start. Jeff, and Roy, will be wearing yellow hi-vis tabards.

Some uneven tracks, and some uphill paths. Walking boots advisable, for grip, and for ankle support.

Dogs are welcome on the walk. 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.

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.

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 the Downs Walking 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.


Five hours free parking, (9.00 am - 5.00 pm), in the spaces marked with broken white lines in Stoke Road, and 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.
Are We Real? Consciousness and Fiction
5:15pm - 7pm

On Thursday 21 June, Professor Markus Gabriel of the University of Bonn will present a public lecture at the University of Bath.
It is a widespread believe in our contemporary natural scientific culture that central features of our mind are fictions or illusions of sorts. The prominent philosopher Daniel Dennett even claims that illusionism about phenomenal consciousness (our qualitative experience of reality as rich with colors, sounds, tastes, smells, etc.) should be “the obvious default theory of consciousness.” Remarkably, illusionists about consciousness typically do not offer actual error theories that tell us in what precise sense consciousness counts as a fiction or an illusion. In this lecture, Professor Gabriel will argue that this blind spot is not a coincidence, but rather a consequence of theoretical deficiencies in the hypothesis of illusionism itself.
In his talk, Professor Gabriel will dismantle the assumptions motivating views about ourselves as minded agents that claim that we are subject to some kind of user-illusion created by the brain (or some better specified subsystem of our organism). In this context, he will distinguish various forms of illusion about ourselves and argue that illusionism and fictionalism about the mental lives of humans (and other minded animals) are themselves cases of a thoroughgoing ideological delusion. They serve the function of denying facts that would otherwise lead to an insight into the normative dimension of the human being.
Professor Gabriel's talk will draw on his published works, including his new book I am Not a Brain, which is published by Polity Press.
Speaker profile
Professor Dr Markus Gabriel is the Chair for Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy and Director of the International Centre for Philosophy at the University of Bonn. Born in 1980, Gabriel studied Philosophy and Ancient Greek in Bonn and Heidelberg; previous to his current position, he was appointed as Assistant Professor at the New School of Social Research in New York. Gabriel has held visiting professorships at Aarhus University, PUC Porto Alegre, PUC Rio de Janeiro and UC Berkeley. His research interests include epistemology, philosophy of religion and aesthetics, ancient philosophy, Post-Kantian Idealism, contemporary analytical and post-analytical philosophy.
The Guild Board Games Evening
The Guild Bath- Social Evenings
6:30pm - 10:30pm

Free to all Guild members/£3 all others

This is a regular games night held at The Guild coworking hub in the centre of Bath. We're a friendly bunch of people with a wide range of gaming experience from old hands to total newbies, so there's no experience needed. We supply games, food and drinks, and you are also welcome to bring your own games too. We may have more than one game running at the same time so there should be something to interest you.

The nights are free to Guild members, and £3 for non members- this covers the games, some delivery pizzas and drinks.
Bath Ruby Hangout
Bath Ruby User Group
6:30pm - 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.
Women's Board Games Night
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Women of Bath, join us for an evening of board games, plus a bit of wine and cake! Perfect. We will meet at 7.30pm - 9.30pm at The Percy Centre, Bath, Somerset. 
Badminton (Bristol)
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8pm - 9pm


Badminton is booked for 8:00pm on Thursday 21st June (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])


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.
Live Salsa with Ají Pa’ Ti
8pm - 11:59pm

Live Salsa between from 9pm - 10.30pm serving a Spanish themed dinner between 6pm - 8pm.
Early Bird Ticket £7.00
Dinner Ticket £25.00
Ají Pa’ Ti provides a tropical fusion of Salsa, Cumbia, Son and caribbean rhythms –matched by the irresistible pulse of a superb band – this is a stomping live set, of insistent riffs, pure groove, furious percussion and catchy melodies. Fresh and hot, sweet and spicy, Ají Pa’ Ti in Latin America means “Chilli for you”
Doors Open - 6pm
Dinner - 6pm - 8pm
Live Salsa Band - 9pm
Closes 12pm
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


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 (http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/Charity.html)

Supporting Dorothy House & Julian House Charities.