Local Events Bath

Relaxation to reduce stress, increase happiness, enhance focus and calm.
Meditation on Twin Hearts for Stress Relief and Well Being
7:30am - 8:30pm


TWIN HEARTS MEDITATION (donation proceed to Julian House for the homeless, suggest £5.00)

The Twin Hearts Meditation was developed by Master Choa Kok Sui to help flush out negative thoughts and emotions that congest our mind and body every day. It is practiced in over 126 countries around the world and the testimonials of personal healing and positive life transformation have been incredible.

Meditating on the Twin Hearts enables the body to absorb a tremendous amount of energy which many refer to as Prana, chi or life’s energy.

This has a flushing and cleansing effect, then stimulating and energising effect through the practitioners system resulting in better physical, emotional and mental health.

For Stress Relief & Wellbeing. Scientifically validated to reduce stress and anxiety, increase memory, focus and positive brain activity. Flush out negativity and achieve peace and stillness in less than 30 minutes.

Scientifically validated Impact of Meditation on Twin Hearts
* Happier, Calmer and More Peace
* Increase Focus
* Increase Memory Recall
* Increase Gamma Wave Activity
Scientific Research: Click Here (http://static1.squarespace.com/static/55a1e4a2e4b0ffb20cede22d/t/56d89b6286db4376b82aac75/1457036130495/What+Science+Tells+Us+About+MTH.pdf)

Contact: Anna Harvey[masked] [masked]
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!
Compassionate Communities Launch
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9:30am - 1pm


How can we make the most of existing supportive networks like family, friends and neighbours and help people to build new ones? What kinds of community activity are currently taking place where people can make friendships and share big life events?If you're interested in discussing these kind of questions then you might like to attend the launch of Compassionate Communities B&NES. This half day event at Odd Down Sports Ground, Bath will run from 9.30 am - 1 pm (free parking and lunch provided) and features guest speakers from Health Connections Mendip (who have set up a similar project in Frome) plus workshops and case studies led by local community organisations. We will ask attendees to participate in group discussions focused around key themes.Compassionate Communities recognise that all natural cycles of sickness and health, birth and death, and love and loss occur everyday within local organisations and society. A Compassionate Community recognises that care for one another at times of crisis and loss is not simply a task solely for health and social services but is everyone’s responsibility. If this sounds like something you or your organisation want to be involved in then please come along on the 14th November and share your ideas and experience. 
**This event has reached capacity. Please email james@3sg.org.uk to be added to the reserve list
Team Hands On! Training
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10:30am - 4pm


Lots of practical activities and tips on how to promote our products over the next few months, themes for workshops and ideas for development of what you are already doing.
WISH South West Re-launch Event - You are what you Tweet!
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1pm - 4pm




You are invited to join WISH South West at their Re-launch event - You are what you Tweet!
In 2019, it is estimated that there will be around 2.77 billion social network users around the globe. Whether you are a regular user of Twitter and other social media platforms or are new to the idea, this session will be of great interest. Joel will cover 'using social media to build your own personal brand and your professional profile' and handy tips on do's and don'ts, how to embrace new ways of thinking and communicating with customers and peers within the housing sector and beyond! Led by Joel Sampson of We Are Resource, the company behind the hugely successful CommsHero events.  
Connect with Joel beforehand @Joel_Resource  @weareresource

This will be an afternoon event, commencing at 1pm, lunch will be provided. 

Introducing Joel Sampson:
Joel has worked in Marketing and Comms for over 16 years, 5 years of that working specifically in the UK Housing Sector.
Joel has helped UK Housing providers communicate better with tenants and stakeholders, improving engagement whilst working within restricted budgets.
Experience in private sector marketing has led Joel to offer innovation and new ideas for over 100 housing providers UK wide. Joel also is one of the team behind @Commshero and @DeskbuddyUK two brands which his agency @WeAreResource are proud to share with the sector.
As always, we encourage housing people of any gender to our events. Places are limited so please book your tickets asap to avoid disappointment. If you wish to know more about the event please email southwest@wishgb.co.uk

A HUGE thank you to the following for supporting this event:


Nash Consultancy for sponsoring the event.
Nash Consultancy is an independent South West based company providing dedicated specialist advice and services to a range of valued clients including National and Regional Housebuilders, Developers, Contractors, Landowners, Registered Providers and Local Authorities.
We primarily focus on residential Land, Housing and Development, especially the provision of affordable housing. We are developing a strong reputation for consistently delivering ‘best value’ across our agency activities, together with providing high quality professional services through our growing consultancy business.
Our team offers a wide range of expertise including RICS Chartered Surveyors, Construction Specialists, Financial and Legal Professionals
 

Curo Group - for kindly hosting the event at their offices
 



We are Resource - for dedicating their time and expertise to facilitate the workshop
Vulnerable Youth Transitions: NEET Status and Precarious Young Workers in the North and South
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2:15pm - 3:45pm


Vulnerable youth transitions: NEET status and precarious young workers in the North and South

The focus on NEET (young people not in education, employment or training), which emerged in the 1990s as a residual category after changes in the UK benefit system, has now become a global standard to address youth labour market vulnerability. This joint seminar seeks to examine the current relevance of a focus on NEET in two very different contexts: the UK and Peru. Evidence from studies conducted in these two countries suggests the importance of refining our understanding and the focus of policies to better capture the needs of specific groups, such as the economically inactive (UK) and precarious workers (Peru).

‘Young, NEET and Forgotten? An insight into the lives of young people in England who are NEET and economically inactive’
Sue Maguire, Honorary Professor, Institute for Policy Research, Bath, UK

Despite declining levels of youth unemployment the NEET agenda persists. While the term ‘NEET’ has been extended in recent years to cover a much wider age cohort of young people across the UK (and internationally), this has largely failed to be accompanied by research to improve our understanding about the wider group, and crucially, an expansion in policy responses to meet their needs. 

In the UK, the division within the NEET group between young people who are defined economically active (EA), i.e. unemployed, and economically inactive (EI) i.e. due to caring responsibilities or illness, triggers significant differences in the type of welfare entitlement and associated levels of support received. Drawing on recent research findings about young women who were NEET and economically inactive (EI), the paper shows that there is a passive acceptance that many young women (as well as increasing numbers of young men) become NEET and EI and remain so for long periods of time, despite the scarring effects this will have on their lives. The study also highlighted that young women find themselves isolated and disconnected, despite their abilities and aspirations.

In conclusion, the findings would indicate that the wider categorisation of NEET status and, associated policy responses, are failing to recognise, connect with, or meet the needs of many young people they are seeking to represent.

Fractured lives: youth labour market vulnerability in Perú

Maria Balarin, Principal Researcher, Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE), PerúVisiting Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Bath, UK

A focus on NEET has now become a global standard to address young people’s labour market vulnerability. In developing countries informal labour markets and employment precarity – casualization, low quality jobs and high levels of churn – tend to be a historical norm, rather than a more recent phenomenon associated with changes in the nature of work and employment relations. Conceptualizing and identifying the precarious in different contexts is therefore key to the development of adequate policy responses. 

The paper reports on a mixed-methods study of NEETs and precarious young workers in Peru which proposes a contextually nuanced definition of labour precarity, and provides an estimation of the numbers of precarious urban workers as compared to those who qualify as NEET. Using qualitative life history methods, the study then reconstructs the trajectories of a group of young people that fall within the broader category of ‘urban vulnerable’ – which includes both NEETs and precarious workers – in order to identify the factors that have led to their current status. The impact of identified factors and shocks is then tested using cross-section and panel survey data, and explanations are developed with the help of the qualitative data.

Findings from the study have important implications for the analysis of youth labour market vulnerability in the Global South, as well as for policies that seek to address this problem. Current responses to the problem of NEETs tend to focus on skills development and active labour market policies, but the conditions and life courses that render young people NEET or precarious workers suggest the need for more integral policy responses.


Professor Susan Maguire, Professor Maguire’s work on the topics of education, employment & social policy have earned her great distinction & much recognition in her field. Her extensive research publications record, previous professorial appointment at the University of Warwick, substantial engagement with policymakers, & achievements in securing research funding & commissions from public bodies are all testaments to an outstanding career.

Dr Maria Balarin, María is a Senior Researcher & Director of Research at the Group for the Analysis of Development.
Her work focuses on the analysis & qualitative evaluation of educational &social policies, with a special focus on processes of policy implementation. Her academic work has mostly focused on the field of education, where she has been concerned with understanding how educational processes mediate relations between the state & society. Her recent work focuses on the impact of educational markets on patterns of social segregation; & on vulnerable youth transition processes in the context of exclusionary citizenship regimes, where she also brings a strong gender perspective.

Clean Air Plan Surgery Sessions, Wednesday 14th November, 4pm - 8pm
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4pm - 8pm


We recognise that tackling air pollution in Bath is complicated and that there may be areas of Bath's Clean Air Plan that you would like to discuss in more detail. To help, we will be providing bookable 30 minute surgery sessions. You must have a booking to attend and we ask that no more than 3 people attend one session.
Questions and queries you wish to raise should be submitted using the Event Brite page in advance of your session so that we can organise the most appropriate members of our project team to be available to talk with you. 
We look forward to meeting you!
Tickets will be available until 6pm on Sunday 11th November.
Minerva Series: Voices from the Mine: Artisanal Diamonds and Resource Governance in Sierra Leone
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6pm - 7pm


Diamond mining is Sierra Leone’s most lucrative export industry, with annual production of up to $US 250 million, but only a fraction of this wealth returns to the diamond fields. ‘Voices from the Mine’, a new film by Dr Roy Maconachie from the University of Bath’s Centre for Development Studies, and Simon Wharf from our Computing Services’ Audio Visual Unit, documents the path that artisanal diamonds follow from mine to market, offers insiders’ perspectives of the challenges of formalising the sector, and explores why exploitation continues to persist at the bottom of the chain.
The film touches on a variety of resource governance themes, and offers testimony from stakeholders both in Sierra Leone and Antwerp, Belgium, one of the world’s oldest and most established diamond trading hubs. The film, which is based on two years of fieldwork in Kono District, Sierra Leone, was produced with funding from Humanity United. A discussion and question and answer will follow the screening.​
China Pow Wow
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6pm - 8pm


Join us for our first networking event to be held in Bath to learn more about:


China and potential investment opportunites 
support and services available to make your business thrive in the China environment
what's happening locally with the Bath Business Improvement District
our sponsor Century Casino

Programme:

6-6:30pm 
Arrival and networking
6:30-7:10pm 
introduction to the Bristol & West of England China Bureau
Welcome from Kartini Sutoto, Century Casino
Update from Bath Business Improvement District - learn about the Bath Gift Card!
7:10 - 8 pm 
Networking 
Drinks sponsored by Century Casino and Snacks sponsored by Gong Fu Noodle Bar will be available
'Introduction to Wine' Tasting Class
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7pm - 8:30pm


Our 'Introduction to Wine' class will enlighten you, broaden your knowledge and more importantly enhance your enjoyment of the wine that you drink. The class is designed for those with little previous knowledge and covers topics such as wine producing countries, grape varieties, production methods & how to taste wine. 
November Meeting - 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ by Anne Bronte
Bath BookWorms
7:15pm - 9:30pm


Hi all, The winner by a small landslide of the vote for our November read is The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte. Looking forward to seeing some of you next month to discuss. Our next meeting after this one will probably be in January so have a think about books you might like to nominate for then. Carla
Writing Workshop
Bath Writers: Beyond The Margins
7:30pm - 9:30pm


Chris will provide examples to kick off a workshop on the narrator's voice, especially point of view and tense. Please bring your own examples, experience and thoughts.
Free Meditation & Yoga – just show up–we start on Wednesday in Bath 7.30pm
Free Meditation & Yoga Bath
7:30pm - 9pm


Introduction

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Hello there! - We'd like to welcome you to Free weekly meetings hosted by Michael, Bernard which take place at the:

John Williams Room (2nd Floor), United Reformed Church Halls, Grove St, Bath, BA2 6PJ,

on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.00pm

With Sahaja Yoga Meditation we normally sit on chairs to achieve yoga, effortlessly & spontaneously. No Mats or special clothing required.

All across the globe, many are seeking new sources of energy. Meanwhile, the most transformative energy of all is hiding in plain sight, within us. It's natural, sustainable, and infinitely renewable. It's called inner kundalini energy. And everyone already has it — everyone!. It is often likened to an inner feminine or motherly energy which automatically knows about us and what is needed to help us restore balance and harmony within our subtle being. It works spontaneously, effortlessly, organically and cannot be paid for.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple time-honoured technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.

If you're having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Yoga Meditation might well help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You may enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.

Meditation is not just for mystics and monks. Sahaja Yoga meditation is for everyone. Anyone can do it. It's that easy. But with the Sahaja Yoga experience, you'll quickly realise, it isn't your typical Meditations 'R Us type class. It's much more than just feeling peaceful and relaxed. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has many layers, varied and deep. Explore at your own pace, in your own way. Our volunteer experts are always available to help.

Ready to plug into your inner energy? A Sahaja Yoga Meditation class is a great way to start. A few minutes of your life may be all it takes to connect to your inner energy and light the path to lifelong transformation. Sahaja Yoga is more than a temporary solution or quick relief — it is a journey, rather than a destination. It's all about energy — guaranteed pure and carbon neutral. You can never have too much of it.

The best part? All classes are free. No strings, no catch.
Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend, bring your self — all are welcome.

We have a web site here in London too which you can visit for more info about weekly meetings: www.sahajayogalondon.co.uk

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Paul Draper (Moles, Bath)
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7:30pm - 11pm


THE MJR GROUP BY ARRANGEMENT WITH 13 ARTISTS PRESENTS PAUL DRAPER (MANSUN)

14+
Live Music in Bath - Bonfire Radicals
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8:30pm - 11pm


"The Bell has always been a key part of Bath's live music scene, often giving musicians their first break and always providing music that is vibrant, diverse and free."

https://www.thebellinnbath.co.uk/live-music

Birmingham based Bonfire Radicals have emerged from the folk/world scene with a fresh approach to traditional tunes and a host of creative original material. They weave together raucous woodwind, delicate vocals, progressive violin, hard hitting bass, psychedelic electric guitar and percussive beats. Drawing on their eclectic backgrounds, the band chart many divergent influences upon their sound – medieval polyphony, jazz tinged swing, Canterbury sound, klezmer and all points in between. Known for their highly-spirited stage presence, the Bonfire Radicals' own enthusiasm for their music is undeniable.

https://www.bonfireradicals.com/media

All this for F R E E
(a pass the hat for voluntary donations is usually made near the end).

Early arrivals please try and reserve tables.

Long Running Events:

Natural & Magical Aquas & Emeralds - FREE Event
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14th November - 22nd November


[This Free Jewellery Shopping event is available in 2 locations - Bath & Bristol - and has multiple dates and times. Read on for more information].
Back by popular demand!: Nicholas will be highlighting some incredible and unusual pieces of jewellery for sale in our next exciting event taking place in November.
“The chance to learn and buy from an amazing selection of stones”

We’ll be hosting these special events in both our Bath and Bristol stores, with talks on the history of gems in the beryl family along with a stunning display of the most fabulous jewellery pieces you’ll ever see collected together in one place – all available for purchase at the event.
Beryl is a mineral that comes in a variety of familiar stones including our featured emerald and aquamarine; And also some unusual stones like morganite and goshenite. These are also recognised as one of the birth stones for November so it’s a very fitting choice for these events! Bring along a birthday girl and treat them to something truly marvelous while enjoying complimentary drinks and nibbles, enjoying a fun and educational social gathering.

Don’t miss your chance to shop this truly incredible selection of jewellery.

The dates are:
14th November, Wednesday, 7pm – 9pm, Bath Store
15th November, Thursday, 3pm – 5pm, Bath Store
15th November, Thursday, 7pm – 9pm, Bath Store
22nd November, Thursday, 3pm – 5pm, Bristol Store
22nd November, Thursday, 7pm – 9pm, Bristol Store

RSVP for an Event:

There will be a limited number of places for each of these events, so to be assured of your preferred time, date and venue, early booking is strongly advised.
To register your interest, RSVP and contact clare.power@nicholaswylde.com to secure a place and be assured of receiving all the details for what is certain to be highly popular 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)