Local Events Bath

Christmas Therapeutic Workshop for Estranged Students
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11am - 1pm


Stand Alone is a charity that supports people who are estranged from family. We run workshops and support groups to bring together people who have experienced family estrangement - either choosing to cut off from family members or being rejected by family.
The festive season and its build up can be particularly isolating, upsetting and frustrating for those who are estranged from their family or a key family member.
This workshop is designed to help you to cope with the festive season and meet others who are in a similar situation - sharing thoughts and feelings about what family estrangement means for you at this time of the year.
It will also help you to find ways to support yourself, and to develop connections with other students.
There will be activities, small group work and an opportunity to share your experiences and explore coping strategies in a confidential space.
Although this is a one-off workshop we are also interested in looking at the option of running a longer support group. This will be discussed in the workshop.
Who is it for?
Students who are estranged from a key family member/s.
When & where will it be held?
Weds 28th Nov 11-1 in Room MHG15 (Main House), Newton Park campus, Bath Spa University.
Newton Park campus is accessible by public transport from Bath and Bristol.Buses to Newton Park campus depart from Bath bus station every 10 minutes.Further detail on travel can be found here:https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/about-us/find-us/
Please get in touch with Helen on h.gilbert@standalone.org.uk with any queries.
Public Value and Data Driven Policing
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12:30pm - 2pm


The combination of new technology and big data is transforming the landscape of crime and policing. This talk from Dr Ian Kearns adapts the concept of public value to the policing context to create a 'policing bottom line' and examines the various ways in which the police are using a data driven approach to deliver value across its various dimensions. It also examines some of the key challenges and barriers facing the police as they seek to move in this direction.

Lunch will be provided.

Dr Ian KearnsDr Kearns has over 25 years of experience working in the public, private and NGO sectors, the last 15 of them in organisational leadership positions.
He is a former Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), and former Director of the Global Government Industry Practice of Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Prior to this, Dr Kearns co-founded the European Leadership Network in 2011, with former UK Defence Secretary, Des Browne.
Dr Kearns has written for The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Newsweek, The New Statesman and many other outlets around the world, and has served as speech writer and ghost op-ed writer to former Cabinet Ministers, senior politicians and business leaders. He is also the author of Collapse: Europe after the European Union.
Mathscon November Talks: the University of Bath Edition
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6pm - 7pm


Introducing Mathscon Talks!
We're honoured to be hosting, in conjunction with BUMS (Bath University Maths Society), Professor Christopher Jennison (University of Bath) to hear him discuss Why random is good: The statistics of clinical trials.
Professor Jennison's research interests include the design and analysis of clinical trials. He has worked on sequential methods, which are used to monitor trials and make decisions on when to stop a study. He also has interests in the statistical image analysis, spatial statistics and the computational methods used to fit complex models to large data sets. Here, the application areas range from medical and biological data to remote sensing and modelling the atmosphere. With motivation from these applications, he has worked on aspects of Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation, including perfect sampling, mode jumping and methods for sampling distributions which are almost confined to a subspace of the parameter space.
FAQs 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email us at team@mathscon.com 
T2 Bath Bespoke Blending Event
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6pm - 8pm


Join us for an evening of exclusive brews and blends! Explore the stories of a T2 Christmas, and create your own.
Happy Anniversary Ladies of Bath!
Ladies of Bath Book/Wine Meetup
7:30pm - 9:30pm


Hi Fellow bookies,

So, as the title implies, this month will mark the first year of this book/ wine meetup! To honour this fabulous occasion, we've decided to do something a little special this month:

Gloria Stewart is a newly published author and has agreed to come to our beautiful little city for a book signing and talk!

Her book, "A friend for Christmas", is her first novel and newly released by penguin. It promises a heart warming, Chritmassy theme, which i'm extremely excited about!

It will be a great opportunity to hear her inspiration behind it, as well as her path and journey into writing.

We have managed to source a few lovely little venues who are happy to host us, but have limited capacity. We'll therefore have to limit the attendees to 15-20.

The event is also being advertised in "what on in Bath" next week so get in quick!

Tickets will be £10 a head to cover the venue and will include wine and nibbles.

As always, the event is open to all members, old and new!

Once we have an idea of numbers- we can go ahead and confirm the venue and update on the details.

Please confirm asap if you're interested. Any questions- please feel free to message/ comment.

x x x
"A Friend for Christmas" An evening with the author
Ladies of Bath Book/Wine Meetup
7:30pm - 9:30pm


We're ready to go!

As mentioned, we do have to limit attendees- So once we reach 20 confirmed and paid, we'll close the group.

Once we have out final number of RSVPs locked in, we'll be able to decide on the venue. Those we have approached so far are happy and able to host us and will offer a glass of wine and some nibbles to keep us going!

The scheduled event will run from 7:30- 9:30- as with book club, after that is free for all and those who wish to stick around for a few drinks will be very welcome!

I've already had some good feedback about the book; A very inspiring protagonist!
It will be wonderful to have the opportunity to meet the woman behind the story (as well as a few other fabulous women at the same time!).

More details will follow soon.....
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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Long Running Events:

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)