Local Events Bath

NOEA Annual Convention and Awards Dinner 2018
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9am - 11:30pm


It Could Never Happen To Me

The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA)  convention theme is a return to ‘traditional NOEA territory’ with content challenging the ‘It Could Never Happen to Me’ approach of some within the industry.
The event takes place at the Guildhall in the day of Wednesday November 21st and the Awards evening will take place in The Roman Baths and Pump Rooms.
 
The association has also confirmed multi award winning producer Dick Tee, CC B-J Harrington and Kevin Wade, expert in event insurance, to lead the speaker line up. With Dick Tee as the convention’s keynote, each session will bring to life the new risks event producers are presented with in 2019, and ways to mitigate them as a community.
 
“This is a return to classic, traditional NOEA territory,” commented Andy Grove, President, NOEA. “In the past we’ve looked at commercialisation, ethical business, and our relationship with brands. But the one thing that unites all our members is that we’re the ones who build the foundations to make great events happen, and we do this by ensuring our events are safe and secure first.”
 
“So many event organisers still believe that ‘It could never happen to them’ and sometimes it won’t. But when it does, we have to be prepared and we need to change this attitude as an industry, to make sure we continue to be seen as professional and best in class around the world,” continues Andy.
 
Speakers will continue to be confirmed throughout the spring with the event taking place 21st November at The Guildhall, Bath, ahead of the association’s annual Awards Ceremony at The Pump Rooms, Bath, later in the evening.
Roman Baths and Pump Rooms Link  
https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/
Guildhall Link   
https://www.bathvenues.co.uk/venues/guildhall

Abbey  Hotel link
https://abbeyhotelbath.co.uk/




 



Parent Participation Roadshow - "Developing a Parent Council" - Bath 21st November
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9am - 1pm


Join Parentkind in association with Parent Councils UK when our “Parent Participation” roadshow visits Bath!
About this workshop
This half day workshop is designed to help schools develop an effective parent council or forum to listen and respond to parents views so you can harness the power of your parents at your school.
You will explore what is right for your school and how to build an ongoing and positive partnership with your parents. As well as be presented with a range of case studies based on best practice.
“It’s time to start thinking about parents as tools for learning” - Head teacher from the 2007 Professor Alma Harris and Dr Janet Goodall University of Warwick Research Project “Do Parents Know They Matter”
Why attend? Would you like to build a genuine partnership with parents to ensure that they feel valued and that children are supported to achieve their best? 
Would you like to drive forward school improvement and be able to demonstrate to Ofsted that there is a mechanism in place to listen to parents?
Join us to hear innovative and practical ideas on:


improving communication


removing barriers to parental participation


finding the right structure for your school


maintaining momentum


evaluating progress and assessing impact


creating a mechanism to listen to parents


Who should attend?


Head teachers and principals


Deputy and assistant head teachers


Pastoral support teams and family liaison teams


Staff with responsibility for parental involvement


Governors


Local authority advisers


Parents interested in taking this work forward with their school


Delegate Feedback
“A great opportunity - really valuable” Headteacher Ysgol Trefonnen Primary
“Excellent insight and step by step guidance on setting up a parent council” School Governor 
“I feel confident to share this information with the school. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and feel inspired and have more confidence in my knowledge” The William Allitt Secondary School
Pricing
Take advantage of our limited special offer! Buy one ticket and get one Free! £120+ VAT.
Cost includes refreshments. Usual delegate rate is £120+ VAT.
Please note that cancellations within two weeks of the workshop will not be refunded.
Can’t make this date?
With every school being less than just 60 miles from one of our parent council workshops this autumn, discover the real benefits of developing an effective parent council or forum in your school.
• 16 Oct: SUNDERLAND, Marriott Hotel
• 17 Oct: LEEDS, Marriott Hotel
• 20 Nov: PLYMOUTH, Crowne Plaza Hotel
• 21 Nov: BATH, Royal Literary & Scientific Institution
• 22 Nov: LEICESTER, Marriot Hotel
• 05 Dec: LONDON, Resource for London
• 06 Dec: IPSWICH, Novotel Ipswich Centre Hotel  
Established in 1956, Parentkind is a registered charity that champions parents to participate in their children’s education and school life to the full. We work in partnership with Parent Councils UK and provide training to teachers, schools, governors and local authorities to advance education by encouraging the fullest cooperation between home, school and educational bodies.
Action Against Child Poverty - Networking Event
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9am - 10:30am



We’re delighted to invite you to a special networking event on Wednesday 21st November at 9am at St John’s. 

In addition to our usual coffee and networking session, we will hear from the 6 local charities who have been working in partnership since 2017 to deliver the unique Action Against Child Poverty ‘Lifestyle Change Programme’.



This 3-year initiative has been funded by the Action Against Child Poverty Campaign, to tackle child poverty in Bath and the surrounding area. Whilst there are often common underlying causes of poverty, the combination of factors and circumstances of family has required an individualised response. The partnership has focussed on engagement and trust building activities in a supportive environment, typically through sport, active lifestyle and healthy eating programmes.

With the project now approaching the end of its 2nd year, this event will be an excellent opportunity to understand the journey, learnings and outcome of the Lifestyle Change Programme and its unique individualised approach to this complex issue.  

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you then.
All the best,
The St John's Team
Helping your child to achieve their true potential
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10:30am - 12:30pm


A presentation explaining how the continued presence of retained baby reflexes within the central nervous system, can hinder an individual from achieving their true potential. Neuro-Developmental Therapy (NDT) INPP Method is the assessment, and diagnosis of physical factors that may underlie specific learning difficulties, under achievement and behavioural problems. These can be overcome by undertaking a daily movement programme of prescribed exercises designed to improve the physical maturity within an individual’s central nervous system (CNS).  The programme is completely drug free, non-invasive and appropriate for children aged 7 years and above.
 
FAQs
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Jacqui Ellis
email; info@deepconnexions.co.uk
Telephone; 07790 783280
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes - either a printed or electronic version
 
Helping your child achieve their true Potential
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10:30am - 12:30pm


A presentation explaining how the presence of retained baby reflexes can hinder an individual from achieving their true potential. Neuro-Developmental Therapy (NDT) INPP Method is the assessment, and diagnosis of physical factors that may underlie specific learning difficulties, under achievement and behavioural problems. These can be overcome by undertaking a daily movement programme of prescribed exercises designed to improve the physical maturity within an individual’s central nervous system (CNS).  The programme is completely drug free, non-invasive and appropriate for children aged approximately 7 years and above.
 
FAQs
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Jacqui Ellis
info@deepconnexions.co.uk
07790 783280
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No as long as you can show the ticket on your mobile
Times of Revolt, Revolting Times
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1:30pm - 3:30pm


2018 = 100 years since women’s suffrage in the UK. 2018 = 50 years since May ‘68 in Paris.
What do such events have in common? What did they achieve? Whom did they leave out? What would we have done if we were there? And what can they still teach us today?
We will try to answer these questions, while creating posters and banners reimagining the spirit of these revolts. The posters and banners will then be exhibited at the University of Bath. We want to find out if past revolts can help us in effecting change in our own communities: what is their legacy today, where did they go wrong and how can we avoid that? The event is free and open to all, especially children, teenagers, and young adults!
*follow-up exhibition: Universtiy of Bath Library, Thursday 22nd of Nov. to Tuesday 27th of Nov. 
Clean Air Plan Surgery Sessions, Wednesday 21st 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 18th November.
Mayden Academy Hiring Event
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6pm - 8pm


Join us at Widcombe Social Club to meet the latest cohort of Mayden Academy full stack developers just before they graduate and hit the job market.
This early access opportunity to network with our students is available only to Mayden Academy hiring partners.
If you are looking to hire technical talent now or in the near future, come along and meet 16 workplace-ready junior developers looking to secure their first roles.
Along with meeting the students, we'll discuss the various topics they have been learning and show you examples of their work. We encourage you to bring along someone technical from your team so they can get a feel for the ability levels of our graduates, and why we are so proud to show them off.
We look forward to introducing you to some great potential hires!
This meetup will be in a bar close to the centre of Bath.
Bath Friends from around the World
6:30pm


For us this will be the first time at this venue for a year. It is just across the road from the bus station and adjacent to the train station. The bar is on the top floor but there is a lift if required. There is lots of food on offer if anyone is hungry and a good selection of beers and wines. It will be a good opportunity for everyone from previous meetups to meet up once again.
Mid-Week Ice Skating
Bath Girls and Guys 20s and 30s (ish)
6:45pm - 9:30pm


Mid-week ice skating session... Book your ticket online to be safe: https://www.bathonice.com/ice-skating/

We will go for the 19:15 session so we have time to meet before hand, get the skates and have a little chat.

See you there!

Oli
Bath Men's Group
Bath Men's Group
7pm - 9pm


This is a new group for Men to meet up to talk, share and listen. All men, of all ages and backgrounds, are welcome. Although the group is public, this is a confidential and safe space for men to discuss whatever they wish and receive support and encouragement from other members of the group.

How the meetings will work:

We will meet every few weeks at the Widcombe Social Club in Bath - on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm.

First meeting is 7th November 2018, then again on 21st November 2018.

After agreement of the ground rules, we will have a short 'check-in' round at the start. Everyone who wants to will get a chance to speak and the discussion will be lightly moderated around themes emerging in that session.

You can read the ground rules here: (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TFCC7fXFHhKEJxPFt_uXOILGbpN7WoR1v-NAip6HVfw/edit?usp=sharing)

The first couple of meetings will try out various discussion techniques and I will ask the group for feedback as we progress. There will be no charge for the first few meetings, and after that there will be a small charge for each session to cover costs.

The aim is to run both Open groups (anyone can attend at any time) and Closed groups (fixed group of men meeting regularly over a set period of time). The first few sessions will start as open groups.

TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE AT THIS MEETING:
1. Create a FREE Meetup login account
2. Click blue [tick] button (top right of page under "Are You Going")

What it is about:

- Authenticity
- Sharing and support
- Growth and personal development

- Listening, learning and laughing

What it's not about:
- Gender wars (or any other kind of wars)
- Ego (or any kind of competitive bravado)
- 'Hooking-up' (just for the avoidance of all doubt!)

About me - I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (a leadership and personal coach), living in Bath with my wife and three children. I love running up hills, playing jazz piano, Paddleboarding and coffee. You can read more about my work and background here: (https://godfreycoaching.com/about/)
Hues of Habitability - Characterizing Pale Blue Dots around Other Stars
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7pm - 8:30pm


Dr Sarah Rugheimer will deliver the 2018, and inaugural, Caroline Herschel Prize Lecture. This Prize Lectureship has been established by the William Herschel Society, in association with the Royal Astronomical Society, to celebrate Caroline’s memory by supporting promising female astronomers early in their careers.
 Dr. Sarah Rugheimer discusses how we might detect life on another planet, and also how we might be fooled. This planet we call home is teeming with life from the very depths of the ocean where no light penetrates, to small brine layers between ice crystals and near-boiling iridescent waters of Yellowstone. As we discover the vast diversity of extremophile life on Earth, our minds can only begin to imagine the possibilities for life to exist on other planets in the Universe. In this talk she will present how we are going to characterize terrestrial planet atmospheres orbiting other stars. Atmospheric modelling allows us to examine two key areas of interest in origins research – the remote detection of life on an exoplanet and the atmospheric conditions of early Earth that gave rise to the origin of life.
Theoretical modelling of atmospheres is essential in determining the size, resolution, and observing time required for a telescope to detect signs of life, or bio signatures, around an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star. Dr. Sarah Rugheimer will discuss her own research in modelling the atmospheres and spectra of Earth-like planets orbiting F, G, K and M stars (the spectral range with stellar lifetimes of at least two billion years to allow for the evolution of life.) She will also discuss the upcoming missions JWST and the future with LUVIOR in our current roadmap to attempt a second origin of life on an exoplanet.

Long Running Events:

Creative Business Jumpstart in Bath
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20th November - 21st November


Creative Business Jumpstart 
A FREE two-day workshop for creative industry graduates, artists and anyone else who wants to start making money from their creative practice.
20 & 21 November 2018 - 10:00 - 16:00 (lunch & refreshments provided) at Bath Spa University, Green Park House, 6 Green Park Road, Bath, BA1 1BQ
This free two day workshop will take you through the basics in how to get something off the ground, or to boost what you have. We’ll cover connecting with your potential customers, the right business form for you, the legal side, and how to bring in all the help you have to make this a success. We’ll take the pain out of doing this, and help you to get to where you want with confidence.
It’s run by Gill Wildman, who has two creative businesses and has done a lot of work over the past 10 years helping new creative businesses get off the ground.
UoB Buy a Candy Cane - You Go Glenn Coco
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20th November - 22nd November


Want to send someone at the University of Bath something special this Christmas? Give your personalised message, the persons full name and their University of Bath email address and we will deliver your message, accompanied with a candy cane. Enter your personalised message here: https://goo.gl/forms/G1RDtgrdo6ni5FZI3
£2 per message through Eventbrite or £1 per message in person at the Student Union on Tuesday 20th November and Thursday 22th of November.
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)