Local Events Bath

Single woman over 40? Discover the 5 key stages to finding a partner
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9:30am - 4:30pm


A one-day workshop for single women over 40 looking for love
 How to unlock the 5 stages to finding a fully compatible partner. A safe approach
 Many people are only partly prepared when they start looking for a new partner. When they hit obstacles they can easily become disappointed and give up. Sometimes they get as far as getting emotionally involved in a new relationship, only to discover a major flaw. The answer to successfully finding someone with whom you are fully compatible is to prepare for each of the following five key stages.
Stage 1. Emotional preparation - overcoming previous setbacks, grief, anger, loneliness
Stage 2. Clarifying what you now need in a partner - avoid repeating past mistakes
Stage 3. Self-presentation – conveying who you are in ways that will only attract suitable people
Stage 4. Knowing how and where to look - avoid wasting time and money on futile networking, expensive singles holidays, and avoid the most common dating site mistakes
Stage 5. Looking below the surface - People are not always what they seem when you first meet. Learn how to quickly spot unsuitable people before you get emotionally involved
Client feedback
“Thank you so much for your help. It enabled me to focus on what sort of person and relationship I'm looking for, and how to navigate the minefield of computer dating sites”. Widow 59
“You made me aware of my own needs”. Two years later. “Yes, all is blissfully well thank you” Divorcee 51
“I am so very happy with my partner Mike. Your analysis was spot on. I had been ‘fishing in the wrong pond’ for years!” Widow 74
This workshop is also linked to the workshop on Saturday 20th October entitled "Healing your Past - How your childhood is continuing to influence you now"
 FAQs
 Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes, this workshop specifically addresses the needs of single women aged 40 and over
 What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Apthorp Centre is 1 1/2 miles from Bath Spa station. Free parking in neighbouring streets.
 How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Yes, please do 0779 257 9421
What's the refund policy?
Full refund up to 30 days in advance. 50% refund up to 15 days in advance. No refund during last 15 days
 Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
It is transferable to a later workshop provided you have given 15 days notice in advance.
If you have mobility problems you need to know that the training room is on the second floor with no lift. Please phone Peter to discuss alternative arrangements.
Digital Makers at the Guild
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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!
Note: 
We won't be able to run the sessions on:
* 24th March, due to a family wedding.
* 26th May & 2nd June, due to attending the International Conference of Software Engineering in Gothenburg
* 21st July, due to running a family creative programming day at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018.
* 4th August & 11th August.

Gavin Pretor-Pinney - The Wisdom of Clouds
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6pm - 8pm


Look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty, and always remember to live life with your head in the clouds!
With his entertaining talk, and beautiful images captured by the global community of Cloud Appreciation Society members, Gavin Pretor-Pinney teaches us to become cloudspotters and read the sky. From the common cumulus and the dramatic cumulonimbus to the rare and fleeting ‘fluctus’ cloud, these bundles of water vapour teach us much about the science of the wild blue yonder.
Gavin shows us the value of engaging with the sky and reveals why cloudspotting is the perfect antidote to pressures of the digital world. Looking up will never be the same again!
The event…
A one-hour talk, plus Q&A, will be followed by a short walk into the Combe Grove grounds so you can test your new identification skills.
We recommend bringing cosy, waterproof clothing and footwear just in case the clouds on the day are of the precipitating variety.
The talk will be held in the Garden Lodge. Follow our driveway past the Manor House building. Continue on between the pillars and you’ll find the Garden Lodge on the left. From here, follow the signs.

A bit about Gavin…
Gavin Pretor-Pinney’s mission  is to banish blue-sky thinking. He founded the Cloud Appreciation Society and penned the bestselling books The Cloudspotter's Guide and The Cloud Collector's Handbook. His third book, The Wave Watcher's Companion, won the prestigious Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.
A TED Global speaker, Gavin has presented television documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4, and is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Reading. He also co-founded the Idler, a magazine that argues for the importance of downtime and creative thinking.
Combe Grove Members £12 I Non-members £15

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Pencil To Paint: Sep - Dec 2018
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26th September - 5th December


“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 10 week Pencil To Paint course will be 'still life' and we will look at how artists from Caravaggio to Cezanne used tonality, form and colour to compose their paintings.
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:  26 September; 03, 10, 17, 24 ,October; 07, 14, 21, 28 November; 05 December  - 10 x 1.5 hour sessions)
Pencil To Paint: Autumn 2018
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26th September - 5th December


“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 10 week Pencil To Paint course will be 'still life' and we will look at how artists from Caravaggio to Cezanne used tonality, form and colour to compose their paintings.
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:  26 September; 03, 10, 17, 24 ,October; 07, 14, 21, 28 November; 05 December  - 10 x 1.5 hour sessions)