Local Events Bath

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


Welcome to another Creative Bath Business Leaders' Breakfast! Our November event will take place on Tuesday November 6 at The Bird Hotel.
The Creative Bath Business Leaders' 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.
Bath Treasure Hunt with 20% off at the finishing Treasure (the pub)
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9am - 11pm


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!
Round Table - Improving employment opportunities for individuals with additional needs
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10am - 12pm


Since Spring 2018, St John's has been working with a network of local organisations to improve employment opportunities for individuals with additional needs. 
On Tuesday 6th November, we will be continuing our journey towards engaging the BaNES business community with the benefits of recruiting individuals with additional needs, and raising awareness of the support that is available for local businesses in BaNES to create a more diverse workforce. 
During our event, support service organisations and local employers will be presenting their experience of placing / employing individuals with additional needs.
We will also begin the development of a unique resource for local businesses, so that they can access information and resources that will support them with inclusive recruitment.  
If you work for an organisation that supports individuals with additional needs, or if you are an employer that is keen to diversify its workforce or share your experience of successfully doing so, please join us.
Yoga Taster Session - Tuesday 6th November
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10am - 11am


Wake up the body, focus the mind - come and try our yoga session with a professional teacher. No experience or equipment required.
Please wear appropriate clothing. 


First Tuesday Talks with SETsquared Bath
BathSPARK
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:

Simon Martin (Programme Director – Growth and Enterprise) will give an overview of BaNES Council’s projects and plans to increase commercial space within the area – including the Quays.

Lucia Velasco will talk about her experience of working within agile tech teams and explain the general principles of the Agile Method.

University of Bath Graduate entrepreneur and Innovation Award winner Eoin Sharkey will introduce his project The Bio Factory https://the-biofactory.com/
Changing Minds: Water Stories
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1pm - 5pm


Communicate brings together environmental communicators from across the UK to discuss, debate and share best practice in environmental communications. Our “Changing Minds” series of masterclass events look in-depth at key issues and techniques, leading to our main national conference each autumn. (www.communicatenow.org.uk)
 What are the challenges – and the opportunities – in crafting effective messages for stakeholder and public audiences around water? Join us for this half-day masterclass as we:

Bring together a wide group of environmental professionals to discuss and debate approaches to communicating the value of water to public audiences, including review of current audience research, current campaigns, use of communication channels
Use the Bristol Avon Catchment area as a case study, exploring ideas that can implemented or scaled-up nationally
Create connections between organisations attending through networking and structured discussion in order to facilitate further research or partnership work
Inform upcoming campaigns through discussion at the event, and share the findings widely through post-event material
Wellbeing Woodland Walk - Tuesday 6th November
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1:15pm - 3pm


Come along and join Avon Wildlife Trust and discover the Woodland Walk on campus and learn all about how the great outdoors can benefit your mental health.
Places are very limited, so please only sign up if you can attend.
Please wear appropriate footwear and warm clothes in case it is cold.  
We will meet at 8W Reception (MSc Office).

L'Oreal on Campus Talk
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1:15pm - 2pm


A team from L'Oreal will be giving an open talk on campus on Tuesday 6 November for undergraduates. 
This talk will cover the placement scheme as well as Graduate route - given by individuals currently experiencing both. A great way to hear more about L'Oreal from the inside. 
80 places only available.
Taking waste out of wastewater
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1:15pm - 2:05pm


Mark van Loosdrecht, winner of the world's most prestigious water award The Stockholm Water Prize, gives a talk on wastewater treatment and resource recovery.
Professor van Loosdrecht, together with Professor Bruce Rittmann, was named the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his pioneering role in the water-related environmental biotechnology revolution currently taking place. Rittmann and van Loosdrecht have both played a leading role by presenting new knowledge around microbiological processes in wastewater, but their contributions are not only academic. Their research has also led to a new generation of water treatment processes that make it possible to remove harmful contaminants from water, cut wastewater treatment costs, reduce energy consumption and even recover chemicals and nutrients for recycling. The Environmental Biotechnology research group around Professor Mark van Loosdrecht at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, has contributed a number of patented innovations that have turned wastewater treatment on its head. Read more.
Speaker profile: Mark van Loosdrecht is a professor in Environmental Biotechnology at the Delft University of Technology. His scientific interests are mainly focused on biofilm processes, nutrient conversion, and the role of storage polymers in microbial ecology. He is especially interested in new processes for wastewater treatment and resource recovery from organic waste.
He has received several awards for his work including the Simon Stevin Award, Spinoza Award, Lee Kuan Yew Singapore Water Prize and the IWA Grand Award and a honorary doctorate from the ETH-Zurich and Gent University.  He is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Dutch Academy of Engineering (AcTI) as well as the US National Academy of Engineering. He has been awarded a knighthood in the order of the Dutch Lion. He has published over 700 scientific papers, over 15 patents, and has supervised over 50 Ph.D. students.  He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Water Research.
This event is free and open to all - please register through the above link. Coffee/tea and biscuits will be served from 13:00 in the 2 East foyer.
Beyond the ‘pink tide’: Is Dependent Capitalism in crisis in Argentina?
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1:15pm - 2:45pm



THE BATH-BRISTOL STANDING SEMINAR IN CRITICAL THEORY presents


Beyond the ‘pink tide’: Is Dependent Capitalism in crisis in Argentina?  
In coversation with 
Dr Mariano Féliz (PhD) National University of La Plata, Argentina. National Council for Sciences and Technology (CONICET, Argentina) 

"The global capitalist crisis has transformed the ‘neo-developmentalist strategy' of capitalist development in South America. In the seminar, we will discuss the Argentine case by focusing on the current economic 'transitional crisis’ and explore the specificity of the Argentinean economy as well as the new forms of social and class conflict that have emerged as a result of this transition. We will also consider some of the Argentinean scholars’ recent contributions to the tradition of Marxist Dependency Theory (MDT) by highlighting the way in which they are interpreting this new crisis in relation to both economic growth and class conflict in the country."
ALL WELCOME!


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Your details will be kept securely within the University of Bath, not shared with any third party, and we will only contact you with matters related to the Centre which we feel may of interest. View more details on how we store and use your data - https://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/data-protection-act/.
Conversation Club - 6.11.18
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1:15pm - 2pm


Improve your English, make friends and have fun! The Club will run each Tuesday from 23 October until 11 December. You will need to sign up each week. 
This is an opportunity for you to practise your spoken English and meet new people. Conversations are led in small groups by English speaking volunteers, some from the UK and some from other countries
The topic this week will be to talk about HOBBIES and INTERESTS. 
Places are very limited, so please only sign up if you can attend.
Reading Round: a reading group run by a professional author
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2:30pm - 4pm


This is an exciting opportunity to get together with other people who love literature. Led by a professional writer, the group listens to a short story or a poem and then discusses it. We roam around the world without leaving our chairs!  A friendly and welcoming group - no experience is necessary as the most important thing is a love of literature.  The group meets weekly on a Tuesday afternoon.
Please note: this event is currently full. If you would like to go on a waiting list, please contact the organiser.
Friends of RHS Family Fireworks Evening
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5pm - 7pm


Join us for a fun-filled, whizzbang night of professional fireworks from Firemagic! Hot food and drinks available, event open to all.
Canopies, Colours & Country Dining Experience
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5:30pm - 11pm


Discover a world of colour, nature & beauty & fabulous country inn dining…
Immerse yourself in the magic of Westonbirt Arboretum in autumn, home of the world’s greatest collection of trees. Encounter tranquillity, beauty, peace & nature amongst the golds, reds & yellows of its maple and acer avenue.
Then, encounter a hidden gem of an English inn to enjoy some of the most exquisite, fresh local fare, in the company of locals, surrounded by centuries-old beams & amongst great company.
Experience an unforgettable, magical evening that will leave with memories you’ll treasure forever…
£175 per person all inclusive for 2-8 guests. (5.30-11.00pm), group booking discounts available. 
Includes: An extraordinary experience, entrances, transport in a luxury 9-seater vehicle (pickup & return from a central Bath location), 2-course dinner and a drink of your choice (other courses & additional drinks optional…), please contact us for pickup locations outside of the central Bath area at hello@aroundandaboutbath.com
Astronomy Lecture with Dr Patricia Schady
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6:30pm - 8pm


Dr Patricia Schady, Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Bath, talking about her research into gamma ray bursts.
Bath Makers Meetup (at The Guild)
Bath Makers Meetup (at The Guild)
6:30pm - 9pm


If you’re an inventor, an artist, a creator, a designer, a maker, then come along and come hang out and make awesome things with like minded people in a sociable and engaging environment! All skill levels welcome, the only prerequisite is an enquiring mind and a love for making things.

The 3D print area:

We’ll have a couple of 3D printers running. If you are a 3D modeller and have something you desperately want printing please let us know in advance as there’s a chance we could print your design on the night (depending on how big the part is). If no-one has anything in particular they want printing we'll more than likely print some quadcopter parts or a nic-nac for someone top take home with them.

We'll also have a 3D print pen which everyone is welcome to have a play on.

The laser cutter area:

We’ll have a glowforge laser cutter running in one of the rooms. We’ll be cutting/engraving some bits and bobs to demo what the cutter can do. We also thought it’d be cool if people go home with a little trinket so we’ll be offering everyone the chance (time dependant) to make their own customised keyring should they want to.

The robot area:

We’ll bring along an ozobot. If you haven’t heard of them before they are these awesome little line following robots which can be programmed by changing the colours of the line they travel over. It’s a great little introduction to programming for kids and to be honest it’s also quite fun as an adult :)

The show and tell area:

If you have something recently please consider bringing it along and putting it in the show and tell area, you never know who you might inspire!

We'll also bring along an Arduino starter kit so if someone wants to have a play and create a simple project they’d be able to do so.

I'll also bring down some micro quadcopters and some FPV goggles which you can wear whilst I take you on a tour of the space.

If you have an ongoing project/build then bring it down to work on, that's what this is all about! The only limiting factor is that we currently run the meetup in an office-type environment so if you need to bring down tool just bear in mind excessive noise/mess. If you’re in doubt just check with me prior.
Bath and surrounding area Team Get Together
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8pm - 11pm


Get together with other members of the team, network and share ideas.  

Long Running Events:

Parentalk
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10th October - 21st November


Being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys, but it is also one of its biggest  challenges. There’s hardly a mum or dad on the face of the earth who, at times, is not overawed by the task of parenting and there’s no such thing as a perfect  parent.
Parentalk is for parents of children aged up to the early teenage years, giving you the opportunity to talk about   the day-to-day challenges you face, as well as sharing the things that are going well. 
Among other things we will be able to discuss feeling inadequate as a parent; love; communication in your family; boundaries and battles; letting go etc etc.
So come along and join other imperfect parents on a Wednesday evening for coffee, homemade cakes and chat.
The course is brought to you by the Families Ministry of Holy Trinity Church Combe Down. Course co-ordinator Mrs Sharon Blair has years of experience in supporting families. She is joined by presenters Nicky Coutier and Rachel Stewart.
 Dates: All Wednesdays:
10th, 17th and 24th October and 7th, 14th and 21st November
Venue: Combe Down Primary School Hall
Time: 7.45pm
Cost: FREE!
To book complete a booking form at the school office or the church office (Church Rooms opposite the Co-op) or book here.
 
 
 
  
 
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)