Local Events Bath

ASE West of England Conference 2018
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9am - 1:30pm


ASE West of England's Annual Conference will take place at Bath Spa University. The programme will consist of a range of workshops for primary and secondary educators with a special keynote talk. Everyone is welcome and this event is free for members.
 
Pay and Display parking is available on site at Bath Spa's Newton Park campus (£2 for the day).
 
THANK YOU to Bath Spa Institute for Education for providing the refreshments and venue .

Programme
9:00-9:30      Registration, refreshments & browse stands
9:30-9:45      Welcome & PSQM Awards
9:45-10:30    Keynote Professor Harry Mellor, Professor of Biochemistry 
10:35-11:30   Workshop A Choice
11:30-12:10   Break & browse exhibition stands 
12:10-13:05   Workshop B Choice 
13:10-13:30   ASE Regional ABM
Keynote Professor Harry Mellor, Professor of Biochemistry  Teaching height:  the biology and sociology of cell growth
The biology of human growth offers a rich context to teach key aspects of cell biology.  The visible outcome – height – has an immediacy to students across primary to secondary school ages.  This engages students, but also requires care in maintaining an inclusive teaching environment.  Societal attitudes to height, and especially to height and gender, present an opportunity to explore wider themes, and to explore the interface between biology and sociology.
Workshop A choices
A1 Primary: 
Kids against plastic
Liz Southwell, St Barnabas Primary @MrsSLearns
Come and find out about the work of Amy and Ella Meek, who founded 'Kids Against Plastic' and who are passionate about inspiring young people to lead their schools and communities to becoming 'Plastic Clever'. This session is based on the Kids Against Plastic ethos and principles, and uses their newly published learning resources, to consider how schools can become more 'plastic clever' and how this exciting new charity can become the focus and inspiration for science enquiry and investigation.
A2 Primary: 
STEM in action: Scribble-bots
Pauline Rodger, Holt Primary
This workshop offers the opportunity to build and test a scribble-bot (simple robot). Ideas of how to embed this into a sequence of work and engage children with making predictions, testing ideas, problem-solving and controlling outcomes will be shared. Aimed mainly at KS2 but can be further developed and equally engaging for KS3.
A3: Cross phase:
Thinking Science
Ellie Hart, Bristol University
A practical session introducing techniques for philosophical discussion in primary and secondary classrooms. Boost your students' critical thinking, questioning and argumentation skills and find out about a resource recently developed by philosophers and science teachers that can be used to support discussion and consolidate core curriculum understanding.
A4: Secondary:
Time to reflect on the reformed Science GCSEs
Sarah Old, Ofqual
Now that the reformed Science GCSEs have had their first award and teachers are preparing their second cohort of students for the examinations, come and hear from Sarah Old, Senior Manager in the Standards Team at Ofqual. It will also be an opportunity for you to share your experiences of the new curriculum and the first set of assessments.
A5: Secondary:

Leading a successful secondary science department
Greg Seal, Abbeywood School @gregtheseal
and Helen Rogerson, Westonbirt School @hrogerson

 
Workshop B choices 
B1 Primary 
TAPS: from Focused Assessment to whole school approach
Dr Sarah Earle, Bath Spa University @PriSciEarle
The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project, now in its 6th year, has found that classroom Focused Assessment activities help start whole school development.  This workshop will explore a range of practical activities to support the assessment of Working Scientifically, before considering how subject leaders can cascade this approach across the school.
B2 Primary 
Ditch the dirt
Bren Hellier, Practical Action @PA_Schools
Join Practical Action for a hands on workshop investigating ways of cleaning dirty water through filtering linked to the charities project work in Kenya.
B3 Cross phase 
Working with science communicators & STEM Ambassadors
Laura Fogg-Rogers, University of the West of England @LauraFoggRogers
and Liz Lister, Graphic Science STEM Ambassador Hub @scarycurlgirl
Curiosity Connections Bristol is a new network to connect science teachers and science communicators working in the Bristol region. So how should science teachers best work with industry and external science enthusiasts both in and out of the classroom? This session outlines the resources available to support teachers in this area.  
B4: Secondary:
Biology from the farm
Debbie Hicks, LEAF Education
Food security, conservation, biodiversity, plant and animal diseases, farming techniques.  These topics now have a high profile both in the media and in the new GCSE Biology specifications.  Join this workshop to bring your knowledge up to date and explore ways of bringing these topics to life with your classes.
B5: Secondary:
Language and literacy demands of secondary science
Amanda Fleck, Assistant Headteacher @AJTF71
Science is rich in complex language and this can be a barrier for many students at secondary school. Readability statistics show that new 9-1 science GCSEs have some of the highest readability scores of any of the current GCSEs. This session explores the implications of the language and literacy demands of science and discusses practical strategies to support teachers to help their students overcome these barriers.

20 Years of Art, Work by Perry Harris
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10am - 4pm


Celebrating 20 years of the Royal High School Bath, this will be an uplifting and entertaining exhibition of paintings, cartoons and sketches by Perry Harris spanning the last 20 years.  The exhibition will also include some footage from the school's archives.  Perry, talented artist and illustrator, is a long-standing member of the school's Estates Team.  Come and see how his two worlds combine!
Commemorative items will be on sale.
Winter Wonderland Training Day
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11am - 3pm


We are looking forward to seeing you at our training day to prepare for the seasonal party of the year!
Istvan's Memorial Service
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11am - 1:30pm


This is a Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Istvan Kakas who sadly passed away on the 16th October. The event has been made possible by generous donations from more than 170 people whose lives Istvan had touched and Istvan's Church, St Matthews, who are providing the service for free. 
The service will be at 11am for around 45 minutes, followed by refreshments. 
Little and Bigs Hearts and Stars workshop
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11am - 2pm


Let Jane Scott lead you and your little one in a festive workshop designed to take time out of what can be a busy time of the year so you can connect and create! Focus on making earthenware flat Stars or Hearts to be fired and collected later for assembly into beautiful bunting! Perfect for gifting to special loved ones or kept as a family treasure of your afternoon together! Alongside our creative afternoon we will serve a festive gingerbread afternoon tea! £65 for a pair
Bauble Painting with Krafty K Workshop 1
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11:30am - 1pm


Add a handcrafted touch to your festive décor at this bauble painting workshop, hosted by Kristina Saywell, artist and designer behind Krafty K Design. Kristina will be on hand to teach you how to decorate your own baubles with her signature quirky and jolly aesthetic, perfect for hanging on your Christmas tree or gifting to a loved one.
Tickets cost £15 which is redeemable against purchases £25 and over.*
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.

Bauble Painting with Krafty K Workshop 2
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2pm - 3:30pm


Add a handcrafted touch to your festive décor at this bauble painting workshop, hosted by Kristina Saywell, artist and designer behind Krafty K Design. Kristina will be on hand to teach you how to decorate your own baubles with her signature quirky and jolly aesthetic, perfect for hanging on your Christmas tree or gifting to a loved one.
Tickets cost £15 which is redeemable against purchases £25 and over.*
#FSFABeehive - Bath
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5pm - 9:30pm


FSFA hosts small fringe meetings - called 'Beehives' - where we give people the chance to share their personal experiences of Brexit.
Voices from the Beehive: Brexit is Personal 
Do you feel helpless in the face of Brexit?How does Brexit affect you and your future?Do feel you are alone and your voice isn’t being heard? 
You are not alone. We at The Final Say For All Foundation run Beehive events, where you can meet and chat with others in a friendly setting. Come join us for a drink and, if you want, tell us why Brexit is personal for you. 
With your permission, we can record your story and combine it with others from our Beehives across the country. Our aim is to distribute them to MPs, journalists and other powerful figures so that the real voice of the people is heard in the corridors of power. 
We are many and we will not be silenced.
Help us organise more Beehives by donating to the Foundation at the Beehive event or on www.FinalSayForAll.eu
Fairfield Festival 2018
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6:30pm - 11:30pm


Fairfield House, Bath was the home of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie between 1936 and 1941 - the five years he spent in exile following the invasion of his homeland, then known as Abyssinia.
Following his return to Ethiopia, the Emperor gifted the house to the City of Bath, to be used by the community, in thanks for the warm welcome he had received by local residents.
To honour and celebrate what would have been the Emperor's 126th birthday, during 2018 Virgo People are hosting a programme of events in support of the annual running and ongoing maintenance costs of Fairfield House.
Fairfield Festival 2018 is one of  a series of events and includes some of the most-talented reggae artists to come out of Jamaica and the UK.  Confirmed artists include Teflon, Dizee Carta, Deadly Hunta, Sophie Squire, Nateesha Stream, Jah Izreal, Jabalance, Phee-Phee Star and Yasus Afari. Others to be announced.


 
Skittles and Nibbles
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
7:30pm - 11pm


• What we'll do

We'll all play skittles....then we'll play Killer Skittles which is a knockout game....no mercy.

We had great fun last time...it's a nice casual night.

The pub are also allowing us to bring food as long as we leave everything tidy. So for ease we would ask you to bring a plate of finger food to share please?

We will ask for a contribution on the night to cover the cost of the sticker-uppers (if we can get some).

We look forward to seeing you there!

• What to bring

Nibbles and a competitive spirit.....there's bragging rights to be won... 🏆

• Important to know
Silas Neptune (Ozric Tentacles) & Saskia Maxwell @ The Bell, Bath.
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8pm - 11:30pm



Critically acclaimed Cornish songstress Saskia Maxwell joins forces with Space Rock hero Silas Neptune to create unique, original, ambient Celtic space-folk! Catch Silas and Saskia perform an intimate show in the back bar of The Bell, Bath before they support Soft Machine on tour in November. https://www.facebook.com/SaskiaMaxwell/https://www.facebook.com/silasneptunemusic/



Silas Neptune is the keyboard player for the UK Cult Indie band Ozric Tentacles. His newly released debut solo album “The Scales of Tahuti” is a journey through secret realms and far off dreamscapes, an exploration of the nature of the cosmos. Recorded in Colorado atop a mountain amongst the clouds, the music takes us high above the world for a while.Silas is a unique musician with an evocative sense of harmony and a knack for enchanting melodies. Navigating a range of instruments, primarily synthesizers and guitar, but also Turkish saz and fretless bass. In his hidden sonic laboratory, Silas experiments with musical alchemy, creating multidimensional soundscapes which take us intoSince before he understood what music was, Silas was submerged in the swirling psychedelic sounds of Ozric Tentacles, his father Ed Wynne being the lead and founding member. As a child, Silas’s bedroom was directly above Ed’s studio and he would hear otherworldly frequencies resonating the floorboards as he drifted into Dreamtime. Inevitably the harmonic currents surrounding him were too much to resist. He first entered the musical domain as a guitarist before learning keyboards and joining the Ozrics to take responsibility for a multitude of strange noises and daring synth lines in odd time signatures.“The Scales of Tahuti” takes us through whirlpool mandalas into colourful dream worlds woven with the fabric of synthesis. While there are no lyrics, the songs tell stories open to our own imagination. The album guests various members of the Ozric family: Ed Wynne, Brandi Wynne, Joie Hinton (Eat Static), Mantismash and more. His musical influence comes from many sources, reaching back to classics of Maurice Ravel and Debussy and forward through time to Tipper, Ott, Shpongle and the alien dreams of Jon Hassell. Often experimenting with the use of microtonal intonation to intensify the evocations within the harmonies; Ancient Pythagorean tunings, Turkish intonations, and use of quartertones to create new unheard Scales and Modes. Silas breaks the rules of traditional music while still paying homage and respect to its roots.Endorsed by KIF guitars Saskia Maxwell is a singer, songwriter guitarist, and flutist who hails from Cornwall in the UK. Whilst her 3 previous EPs have encompassed soulful jazz styles and exuberant folk songs, her more recent performances display a new found purpose and grace and are suggestive of a move towards a more otherworldly and ethereal folk style. Her new songs are explorative of many moods and perspectives that share a common purpose of being spiritually provocative and invigorating. At just 22 Saskia has gigged extensively and has performed over 600 shows and festivals in the UK alone. She has supported the likes of Ralph McTell, Rae Morris, JP Cooper, and Rachel Sermanni.Born into a musical family, Saskia has always been surrounded by music and was classically trained on guitar, flute and piano from an early age. She is inspired by bands like Pentangle, Fairport Convention, Dead Can Dance and Cocteau Twins.

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)