Sep
24
to Dec 14

Playing the Picturesque at The Edge in Bath

  • Andrew Brownsword Gallery (map)
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Step into the gallery and experience an interactive installation exploring the boundaries between virtual and physical space.

We are delighted to present Playing the Picturesque this autumn on tour at the Andrew Brownsword Gallery in Bath. Complimenting the four original follies commissioned for the RIBA's Architecture Gallery, this iteration premiers a new addition: the local landmark Palladian Bridge at Prior Park.

The installation takes the form of a series of scaled folly structures extracted from real picturesque landscapes, extended into interactive virtual game environments through digital projections. By exploring the movement between physical and virtual realms, it asks whether such boundaries are now so fluid that we can consider virtual worlds as sites for realising architecture in their own right.

You+Pea is the architectural design studio of Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson. Their work explores the integration of video game technologies into architectural design.

Opening times

Tuesday to Saturday: 11am to 5pm

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Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Homes for the Future

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What will our future homes look like?

With the growth of cities, the demand for new housing is greater than ever.

Can we deliver more homes without destroying the green belt? Are modern methods of construction key to solving the current housing crisis?

What does new technology and density mean for citizens of the future? And what does it mean for the design and construction industries?

Join Henrik Johnnson of BoKlok (a joint venture between Skanska and IKEA), Architect Yuli Cadney-Toh (BDP), Joe Daniels of Etopia and Elena Marco of UWE Bristol for a lively discussion on the housing of the future.

Tickets

General admission £12

Concession £10

UWE Student £5

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Oct
30
5:15 PM17:15

High Rise & High Density CLT Construction

Should and can Bath & Bristol build more commercial scale buildings in timber?

Join Tom Westwood of Waugh Thistleton Architects in an introductory talk designed to get this conversation started amongst building commissioners, designers, and managers in the Southwest.

Waugh Thistleton Architects have formidable experience in CLT construction across a variety of sectors including: conservation/retrofit, leisure, high-density residential, commercial and more.

30th October 2019

17.15 - Arrival

17:30 - Talk on Constructing Mid/High Rise Buildings in Timber; key considerations, case studies & lessons learned

18:15 - Q&A Mythbusting

18:30 - Refreshments & Networking

This event is free to attend with generous sponsorship and support from:

Woodenhouse, FOLD Consulting Engineers, BiBO Architects, Constructing Excellence Bath Club, RICS & RIBA.

Tickets available here

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Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Lansdown fireworks display

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Bath Racecourse’s hugely popular Light Up Lansdown fireworks display and bonfire night returns on Friday 1 November. One of the best fireworks displays near Bath and Bristol, this year’s firework night will be bigger and better than ever before with the spectacular firework display set to a blockbuster Disney soundtrack!

The night’s main attraction is, of course, the spectacular fireworks display; a 10-minute long show set to songs from Disney-favourites including The Lion King, Frozen and Beauty and the Beast – to name a few – which will have you "oohing" and "ahhing"’ at every Catherine Wheel, Comet and Crackle.

Before the main event, a huge bonfire, reaching 10 meters high, will be lit and there will be plenty of other entertainment to keep the whole family busy at the lively funfair.

Everyone can get stuck into an array of tasty bonfire night food including sticky treats and warming drinks that will be available to buy.

General Entry Tickets & Packages

  • Advance Adult Ticket: £6.00

  • Advance Child Ticket (aged 3 -17): £4.00

  • Family Ticket Package (Two adults and two children): £15.00

  • Family Doughnut Ticket (Two adults, two children plus bag of doughnuts): £17.00

Timings

The family fun fair and entertainment starts at 5pm, with the lighting of the bonfire at 7pm and our huge fireworks display starting at 7.45pm.

All the bars will be serving until 9pm when the event will finish. Please note that some of the bars and food outlets accept card payment, however, the fun fair rides, stalls and some of the food outlets are cash only. Face painting is available for free of charge throughout the evening.

www.bath-racecourse.co.uk

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Bath Board Game Day

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Join us for Bath’s biggest board game day.

Just grab a game and invite fellow like minded attendees to your table.

Julian House is calling on local board game enthusiasts to join its first Bath Board Game Day, taking place on 3 November. This one-day-only ‘pop-up’ event will see hundreds of board game enthusiasts, families and friends gaming for a good cause in Komedia, Bath.

Choose to come along for the whole day or just a 4 hours. Everyone is welcome – friends, families, work mates and even you solo gamers.

With loads of games to choose from, you’ll be playing the latest releases by well-known makers, from the big blockbuster hits to indie gems you might have missed.  Whether it’s a quick and playful game of bluffing and laughter or a lengthy game full of strategy and skill, there’s something for everyone. Plus, if there’s a game in your cupboard you’ve been dying to play but have yet to take out the wrapper, bring it along. There will be avid game hosts on hand to help you work through the rules and instructions and plenty of people to join you in play.

Feel great knowing your ticket is contributing to Julian House and all the work they do to support vulnerable and socially excluded individuals. Be part of something bigger and join them in their mission to alleviate homelessness in and around Bath.

Play games and raise money for a great cause -is there a better way to spend a Sunday in November? Didn’t think so. So get your tickets early and join us for Bath Board Game Day!

Tickets are on sale here

Kindly supported by Bath Gaming Group.

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Nov
5
7:30 PM19:30

Architecture, Music, Politics: From Concert Hall to Town Hall

  • Rook Lane Chapel, Bath STreet Frome BA11 1DN (map)
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Join architect and former town councillor Colin Cobb for an exploration of civic and public projects

About this Event

What is the civic impact of a major project on a city or town?

Should architects involve themselves in the political and civic life of where they live and work?

Join architect and former town councillor Colin Cobb for an exploration of the way that civic and public projects come about and how architects engage themselves with that process.

From the grand scale of University projects and city masterplans to re-imagining the role of a parish council to make real projects happen, Colin will make a plea to architects to actively engage themselves in civic life.

About the speaker:

Colin Cobb is an associate at FCB Studios and was the project architect of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, a state of the art music college for Birmingham City University specifically designed to cater for the demands of the digital age, which features a 480 seat orchestral concert hall, multiple smaller venues and a suite of recording studios.

Colin served as an independent town councillor in Frome from 2015 - 2019 overseeing the conversion of the Town Hall, co-chairing the Planning Advisory Group and sitting on the Saxonvale steering group.

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Bristol Tech Fair 2019

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About this Event

Roll up, roll up for Bristol Tech Fair - the biggest, brightest event in November’s week-long Bristol Technology Festival.

Throw yourself into our lively tech carnival of family fun activities, careers advice and diversity inspiration.

If you love TECH, this is THE EVENT for you.

It’s BRISTOL TECHFAIR: a one-day celebration of technology, engineering and science for EVERYONE. Think of it as a tech love story to inspire the kids, gain valuable careers advice and learn from some of the smartest voices and sharpest thinkers in the Tech | diversity intersection. BRISTOL TECH FAIR is taking place on Saturday 9 November from 10am till 4pm at the Colston Hall.

A collaboration powered by a love of tech, BRISTOL TECH FAIR is brought to you by three acclaimed not-for-profit organisations. The aim of our event is to inspire and empower tech fans of all ages in a safe, enjoyable environment.

And here’s the biggest news: IT’S FREE for everyone.

What will you go to?

Choose any or all from:-

Family and Kids Zone (brought to you by Technotopia)

Tech3Shed Careers Fair (brought to you by Women’s Tech Hub)

WISE Conference (brought to you by WISE)

More detail available and booking at www.eventbrite.co.uk

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Nov
11
to Nov 18

It’s shoebox time - Get ready to send Good News and great joy!

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Operation Christmas Child is back.

How many will you do?

We will be supporting this great cause once again and I hope you will join in too. More details can be found on their website www.samaritans-purse.org.uk

It’s as easy as:

Step 1 - Find a shoebox

Step 2 - Fill with gifts

Step 3 - Make your project donation (suggested donation of £5)

Step 4 - Personalise

Step 5 - Bring your filled Shoebox in on time for the mass collection

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Nov
23
11:00 AM11:00

Free From Festival '19 (Bristol)

Welcome to the Free From Festival '19 (Bristol)

Free From Festival is UK’s 1st Food Festival that focuses on people that are living their life 'free from' gluten, dairy or refined sugar.

Free From Festival is UK’s 1st Food Festival that focuses on people that are living their life 'free from' gluten, dairy or refined sugar.

Our next event will be taking place in Bristol in an iconic well-known venue, Brunel's Old Station (also knows as The Passanger Shed) right by Temple Meads Station on the 23rd of November, Saturday from 11.00AM until 6.00PM.

Come and join us to sample healthy 'free from' products made in the UK and a lot produced by local businesses of Bristol and surrounding areas. Expect and indulge in refined sugar-free chocolate tasting, gluten-free desserts & savoury snacks. Gluten-free beer, organic wine, and refined sugar-free beverages will also be available for purchase at the venues bar.

Join our talented Chefs and Speakers at the live cooking demonstrations to learn some great tips on how to cook healthy tasty food without using gluten, refined sugar etc. Live music will be played by up and coming artist ILONA.

The event is a great opportunity to stock up on great tasty snacks and purchase gifts for loved ones that are intolerant.

Make sure you bring enough cash with you! Card payments wil be accepted by most traders too.

Please book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door if capacity allows it.

Tickets include a complimentary soft or alcoholic welcome drink at the door. The opportunity to sample and buy from all the amazing exhibitors, to listen to all talks by industry professionals and live music by up and coming artists.

We hope to see you there!

Tickets are £10 from www.eventbrite.co.uk

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Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Quiz Social

The social team has arranged for us to take part in the pub quiz at The Boater on Tuesday 22nd October.

Table booked for 10 from 6:30

Quiz starting at 8

It only cost £1pp to enter

Should be plenty of fun!

If people could let me know if they’re interested in joining then that would be fantastic so we can potentially book more tables, if necessary.

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Oct
11
to Oct 12

Oktoberfest

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The Passenger Shed

Brunel’s Old Station

Station Approach

Bristol, BS1

The official Oktoberfest Bristol returns in 2019, only on the 11th and 12th of October.

For two nights and one afternoon only Brunel's Old Station will be transformed into a Bavarian Wunderland, offering a taste of authentic German culture, tongue in cheek German stereotyping and general all round debauchery.

The event will run over three sessions:

Friday Evening – 18:00 – 23:00
Saturday Afternoon – 12:00 – 16:30
Saturday Evening – 18:00 – 23:00

All tickets are seated and include table service. VIP tickets include front of house seats, queue jump, complimentary shot and free food.

This is an 18+ Event. ID may be required

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Oct
5
to Oct 6

Art on the Hill

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Windmill Hill & Victoria Park Arts Trail is back for a 13th year with many promising new artists who choose to exhibit.

As well as visiting the artists’ venues, check out the fantastic evening entertainment.

Saturday - Live music and poetry in the Windmill Hill Community Centre, 1- 5pm daytime and again from 7.30pm. Free entrance. Food available to purchase.

Sunday - Music and poetry in the Community Centre from 1 - 5pm. Live concert from The Fitzhardinge Consort in St Michael’s and All Angels Church from 7.30pm. Free entrance.

More details available here

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Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

Designs for Living with Craig White, White Design

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Description

The LILAC housing scheme in Leeds is a co-housing community of 20 eco-build households. The homes and land are managed by residents through a Mutual Home Ownership Society, a pioneering financial model that ensures permanent affordability.

Join Architect Craig White for an exploration into alternative affordable housing.

Tickets: £7

Location:

Rock Lane Chapel, Bath Street, Frome, BA11 1DN

More details can be found here

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Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Baking with Kim - Joy in Bath

Organised by Topping & Company Booksellers

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Kim-Joy made it to the 2018 Bake Off final with her unique, intricate baked creations: iced woodland creatures, space turtles and beautifully decorated cakes. Along with her calmness and vibrant positivity she put a smile on everyone’s face and she has since earned a legion of baking fans around the world. This evening she will lead a masterclass with her new fun and practical book. Infuse your baking with a sprinkle of glitter, a rainbow of colours and a menagerie of woodland creatures with the help of this unique baking book.

Whether you want to learn how to make a llama cookie, a cat paradise cake, a panda-madeleine or a choux-bun turtle, there’s something here to capture your imagination here and spread a little (Kim-)Joy!

Book your place

Early bird for event only - £8

Event and book - £18

Venue

The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Bath Forum - an evening with Bradley Wiggins

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Show information:

SHOW: Bradley Wiggins: An Evening with
DATE: Wednesday 25th September 2019
TIMES: Box Office: 6:30pm / Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 7:30pm 
TICKETS: From £32.50 / £115.00 Meet & Greet Package (+ booking fees*)  

Tickets on sale! Book now.

About

Join Britain’s most decorated Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins as he tours theatres throughout the UK with his insightful and at times hilarious live show. ‘Bradley Wiggins: An Evening With’ provides a rare opportunity for fans to see the five-time Olympic Gold medallist and Tour De France winner share exclusive tales, prized memorabilia and career highlights in a unique and intimate live setting. The shows will be moderated by ITV cycling presenter and friend of Bradley’s, Matt Barbet, who will also be putting your questions to Wiggo on the night. A British household name and undeniable national treasure, Bradley Wiggins holds the iconic track hour record and is the only cyclist who has won World and Olympic championships on both the track and the road along with winning the Tour De France.

His easy charm in front of the press is legendary and he won the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award (voted for by the public), helping cycling smash its way into the mainstream. 2013 brought further success, including the Tour of Britain title, and in 2014 Wiggins added the rainbow jersey to his collection by winning the World Time Trial Championships.

The Summer of 2016 saw Wiggins win his 5th gold medal at the Rio Olympics in the team pursuit and his eighth Olympic medal overall, making him Britain’s most decorated Olympian ever and rounding off one of the most impressive sporting careers the nation has ever witnessed.
Announcing his retirement from professional cycling at the end of 2016, Wiggins said, “2016 is the end of the road for this chapter, onwards and upwards, ‘feet on the ground, head in the clouds’ kids from Kilburn don’t win Olympic Golds and Tour de Frances! They do now.”

Wiggins’ latest release ‘Icons’ takes readers on an extraordinarily intimate journey through the sporting world, presenting key pieces from his never-before-seen collection of memorabilia. Bradley will reflect on the icons, races and moments that have fundamentally influenced him on both professional and personal levels. (Released 1st November and available at each live show on the tour)

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Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

Tea Tasting with Comins Tea House in Bath

Event run by Topping & Company Booksellers

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Moonshine Darjeerling (delicate and flowery), Zomba Pearls from Malawi (buttery and hay-like), Assam Mist (bright, robust), not to mention the special Oolong, Puer and Green Teas that fill this special tea house.

Immerse yourself in the world of single estate loose-leaf teas with this charming and knowledgeable husband and wife tea-merchant team. In their book Tales of the Tea Trade, Michelle and Rob Comins will take you on a fascinating  journey into the lives of those who plant, pluck and process tea. Learn about the provenance of the plant, the regions of the world where tea is grown and even the producers of teaware, to discover why we should all make time for tea.

Comins Tea House is an oasis of calm on Monmouth Street in Bath with blonde wood, a tea school, steep sessions and an array of delicate tea ware on sale. Maps of tea estates hang on the walls and tables are inset with little gutters (to tip your dregs into before you start a second cup). Brew your own tea of choice and enjoy lunches of gyoza, matcha cookies, Sri Lankan hoppers or Hokkaido milk bread with cinnamon butter.

This will be a fun and informative evening with tales and tastes from the little known world of the tea trade. A must for all tea lovers!

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Book places for tea tasting

Early bird for event only - £7

Event + book - £16.99

Venue

The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Mindfulness walk in Sydney Gardens

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Join Huw Griffiths from Mindfulness Bath to take time in the green space of Sydney Gardens.

Mindfulness is paying attention, in the present moment, and without judgement. It is a way of bringing us back in touch with ourselves so that we can relate directly to whatever is happening in our lives right now with acceptance, curiosity, and non-judgement. Practical and simple to learn, easy to use and yet the benefits are immense. Mindfulness helps us to see more clearly our habitual reactions to pressure and stressful events and in each moment we discover ways of responding that are more accepting, kinder to ourselves and less damaging to our health and happiness.

Huw has been running Mindfulness sessions in the park through the summer as part of the Sydney Gardens Project – the park is a lovely place for a Mindfulness Walk with its tranquil atmosphere, canal, bridges and ancient trees. This session is being specially run as part of the Bathscape Walking Festival.

More information can be found here

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Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

Building Bath – Following the Footsteps of John Wood

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Description

Join Dr Amy Frost, Senior Curator of Bath Preservation Trust, on this fascinating walk exploring the architectural ideas and creations of Wood and his son.

This walk is part of a project to create a new walking trail of Bath celebrating the work of the Woods in association with Swainswick Church, where Wood is buried, and Bath World Heritage Site Enhancement Fund.

The walk takes us from Duke Street to the Royal Crescent and will take about two hours, including one slight hill.

This event is part of Bathscape Walking Festival.


Date And Time

Mon, 16 September 2019
17:00 – 19:00 BST

Register (free)

Location

Duke Street
Bath
BA2 4AD

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Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Free fun-packed community afternoon on offer at Sydney Gardens in Bath

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A host of free activities are being offered to residents and visitors to celebrate Bath’s Sydney Gardens, with something for everyone in the community to enjoy on one special day.

A model railway, working forge, live classical music, guided tours and family-friendly creative activities are all included in the Friends of Sydney Gardens Community Day to encourage visitors to the UK’s only surviving Georgian Pleasure Gardens.

The event, on Sunday 15th September, has been organised by Bath and North East Somerset Council and the Friends of Sydney Gardens to entice more people to explore the gardens, which are undergoing restoration following a £2.7m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The event runs from 1pm to 4pm and also includes stalls and activities from Bath Area Play Project, Bath Bees, RSPB and Kennet & Avon Canal.

Donkey Rides are being provided over the afternoon by Danny’s Donkeys – a rescue centre for donkeys, and an Avon Fire & Rescue engine will be on site from 2pm to 3pm.

More information can be found here

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Sep
13
to Sep 22

Heritage Open Days - go explore!

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Event information

Each September thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture. All for free. 

This year's festival will run 13-22 September. What will you discover?! 

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.

https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk

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The Hidden City
Sep
13
to Sep 15

The Hidden City

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Bristol Open Doors

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Event information

Bristol Open Doors celebrates the past, present and future of our city through a programme of quality events and innovative, one-off experiences. For one weekend in September, the festival gives citizens the keys to the city with hands-on workshops, talks and expert-led tours. Working with some of the world’s brightest architectural and engineering firms and resident Bristol historians, we reinvigorate our city’s iconic landmarks and uncover access to it’s forgotten spaces.

Bristol Open Doors gives you the keys to the city, opening the doors to Bristol’s best buildings

https://bristolopendoors.org.uk

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Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Hall, a very special Elizabethan House

A talk by Julian Orbach, Bradford-on-Avon

 
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Event Information

The Hall is a magnifiicent example of Jacobean architecture, built around 1600 by John Hall, a prominent local clothier who owned the wool mill opposite.

This lecture will explore the architectural features and significance of the Hall, in the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture.

Julian Orbach is an author and lecturer in architectural history. A graduate in History and Italian from Magdalen College Oxford, Julian has worked in the field of historic buildings ever since.

He compiled among others the lists of historic buildings in Faringdon and Watford before working on the listing in Wiltshire. The Blue Guide to Victorian Buildings was compiled at this time. He moved to Somerset in 2009 to begin a three-year revision of Nikolaus Pevsner's volume on South and West Somerset, In June 2014 he moved to beautiful Bradford on Avon, where he had lived in the 1970s, to begin the revision of the Buildings of England volume for Wiltshire. He became President of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society for the year 2018-19 in May 2018.

The setting for this talk will be the historic study (on the ground floor) at The Hall, Bradford on Avon.

  • Lectures are for a maximum of 35 people.

  • Lecture lasts approx. 1 hour.

  • Please note that The Hall is a Grade 1 listed building and has internal steps - there are 4 steps to the ground floor room where the lecture will take place. There is currently no step-free access.

  • Tickets for this lecture are £10 per person plus a small Eventbrite booking fee

All proceeds from ticket sales will be used for charitable purposes only.

Event page and booking.

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Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Fantasy Football is back!

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No more discussing the weather, cricket or Brexit, we can talk FOOTBALL for 10 months 😊 It all kicks off this Friday, so you need to have your team registered by 7pm on Friday. Those of you who entered last year, you just need to re-pick your team and you should be automatically registered. Those who are new to it, please feel free to join us with the following instructions:

 If you’d like to join us please create a profile at the following website:

 https://fantasy.premierleague.com/

 Once you’ve created a profile and picked a team do the following:

 Please note: there is a ‘random pick’ function on the website, which will automatically select a team for you, if you’re unsure about who to choose.

  1. click on the ‘Leagues’ tab at the top of the page

  2. click on ‘Create and Join New Leagues’

  3. click on ‘Join an existing league’

  4. click on ‘Join private league’

  5. enter the following code: higl5u

  6. job done.

 Any problems let me know!

 Fantasy football is where you select players from all the teams in the English Premier League and they accumulate points based on how they play. The winner is the one who attains the most points at the end…in case you didn’t know! Here are some further game related rules and information:

  • Substitutes – these are players that will automatically replace players in your starting 11, provided players in your starting 11 don’t play.

  • Captain – this player gets double points

  • Vice captain – this player gets double points if your captain does not play

  • Transfers – you get 1 free transfer per week, which allows you to swap a player in your current team for a new one, if you want additional transfers these cost you 4 points per transfer. You can save your transfers and use them in the following gameweek if you want (so you can make 2 changes)

  • Wildcard – this can be used only once and allows you to change your whole team permanently

  • Free hit – this can be used only once and allows you to change your whole team for one gameweek

  • Triple captain – this can be used only once and means your captain gets triple points

  • Bench boost – this can be used only once and means all your players score points (including substitutes)

  • Your team will be automatically selected for the following week, however there is usually a deadline if you want to make changes – substitutes or transfers

  • You can select a maximum of 3 players from each team

Please feel free to ask if you want some guidance 😊. Finally, I rarely give out team selection advice, but this year I’ll chuck you all this nugget for free – avoid Jordan Pickford at all costs.

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Aug
8
10:00 AM10:00

Architecture and Street Photography

Wex Walkabout|Architecture and Street Photography with Matt Higgs

Description

Friday 30th August, 10am - 1pm OR 2pm - 5pm
£15

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Matt Higgs is an internationally published photographer and experienced photography journalist based in London. He’s previously worked at Practical Photography and Digital Photo magazines and was more recently Wex Photo Video’s own Technical Editor of Photography. Currently working freelance, clients for his images have included Global Citizen, Rubyworks Records, Century Media Records, and Future Publishing.

You will learn how to look at photography from a different angle and practice shooting architecture and street photography. It is also a chance for you to brush up on how to capture candid portraits on location.

You will need:

  • Your DSLR

  • Spare Batteries

  • Memory Card

  • Kits Lens (feel free to bring a wide angle or telephoto lens)

  • Comfortable Shoes

  • Your Ticket!

Book here

Date And Time

Fri, 30 August 2019
10:00 – 17:00 BST (there are two separate sessions)

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Location

Wex Photo Video
Unit 7 Montpelier
Station Road
Bristol
BS6 5EE

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Jul
25
to Jul 28

Farmfest, Bruton in Somerset

Carefully crafted into one of the most unique and inclusive small-scale gatherings in the UK, Farmfest is a bubbling blend of unfettered festival frolics and humming party vigour. Where music and people set the tempo and the curious venture.

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Set to a sumptuous Somerset backdrop, our pocket-sized field packs in seven music stages to build a swirling musical orchestra with performances from some of the finest emerging and established left-of-mainstream artists, operating within the realms of electronic, indie, folk and world, but where genre meets no border.

From early morning workouts to little ones’ workshops, brilliantly blended beats to riotous jumbles of jazz and brass-based bonanzas, comedy and poetry – or just a touch of the people’s spirited madness – come find your groove. For in this field of fervour, freedom surrounds us.

And as the temperature falls, ours keeps on rising. With an atmosphere that’s slowly but surely been stirring, you’ll find the people and party, positive and purring.

This is for the time out we all seek, set at a price that’s to help and not hinder.  Still consciously capped at 5,000, we’re a festival that doesn’t believe in hype or inflated prices. What we do believe in is putting on awesome party with good music, good causes and good times, for everyone.

Read more details and book a ticket












Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0QE

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Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Summer drinks at the Architecture Centre

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You are warmly invited to a relaxing evening on the harbour.

It’s been a year to celebrate at The Architecture Centre, with the organisation striding forward under new leadership. Nick Childs invites friends & supporters to share some of the highlights, including the launch of Design West, some brilliant partnerships and visionary programme.

All guests will be given a complimentary drink on arrival.

There will be a short informal presentation of highlights from the last year at The Architecture Centre at 6.30pm.


Date And Time

Thu, 18 July 2019
18:00 – 20:30 BST

Register (free)

Location

The Architecture Centre
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol
BS1 4QA

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Jul
14
to Aug 16

Two tunnels running medals 2019 have arrived!

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Two Tunnels medals for 2019 have just arrived!

And, It’s that time of year again when the Two Tunnel Races are launched.

Dates for this year are:

  • 3 March

  • 12 May

  • 14 July

  • 18 August

All the medals look great as a stand alone medal, or if you would like to join in a few races over the year you’ll be able to add to the first piece to make a giant medal!

On each race day there are multiple waves which lends itself to running multiple events on the same day which can be a great way of getting four medals in less than four race days!

Race information

There are a choice of races and distances. Any combination of distances, in any order, will earn you the medal set, there just needs to be four races in total. Find out more here.

There are series discounts offers too! If you sign up for all four 10km races you get one for FREE! Sign up to all four 5kms races and get one for FREE!

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Finisher’s trophy preview

All FINISHER'S of our Mini Challenge or Challenge race series will take home a cool laser engraved glass trophy with a design matching the medal set. In order to take home the glass trophy you will need to complete

Mini Challenge - 5km + 10km + Half Marathon
OR
Challenge - 10km + Half Marathon + Marathon

You can run these races in any order and on any race dates that event is held on (dates and distances info here). You can even run the 5km and 10km from the Mini Challenge on the same race day by signing up for 5km Wave 1 and 10km Wave 6 which will give you a minimum of 40mins between the start times. You can find out more about the schedules here.


Full information on the Relish Running website

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Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

Johnny Ball - Wonders Beyond Numbers

The irrepressible Bristol-born Johnny Ball has been a passionate advocate of mathematics for over 40 years, opening up the subject for a popular audience with wit and wisdom.

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In this event, he tells the story of mathematics, unravelling the tale of how humanity built up a knowledge and understanding of shapes, numbers and patterns from ancient times. He starts in Bristol where, aged around 8, he was shown how the Russians do multiplication using a halving and doubling system, which is really a version of Binary Maths, which enables all our modern electronic technology to function. He then moves through maths history showing how those who came up with new ideas did it to simplify maths and not make it more complex or confusing. He also explains how his approach to maths would improve the modern Maths curriculum and make it both more exciting and more empowering for young people. He ends with the story of Isaac Newton’s discovery and explanation of gravity, which he maintains had nothing what so ever to do with apples.

This event is suitable for adults and ages 9+

Book online or purchase tickets in person at St George’s Box Office or on Tel: 0845 40 24 001 Mon – Fri 09:00-18:00. Online: Book a ticket

Location

St George's Bristol
Great George Street
(off Park Street)
Bristol, BS1 5RR

https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/venue-info/

Cost

£4.50 - £10


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Jul
7
9:00 AM09:00

Bath Race for Life

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This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone, women, men and children, to join the Race for Life.

There are four Race for Life events to choose from in the city – including 5k and 10k events, as well as Pretty Muddy 5k, and Pretty Muddy Kids.

Location

Royal Victoria Park, Marlborough Lane, Bath, BA1 2LZ View map (7 July)

Bath Racecourse, Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU View map (22 Sept)

To enter

Bath 5K (7 July)

Bath 10K (7 July)

Bath pretty muddy kids (22 Sept)

Bath pretty muddy 5K (22 Sept)

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Jul
2
7:00 PM19:00

Frome, Architecture Club

New Boundaries with Chris Romer-Lee, Studio Octopi

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Water and sculpture connect Chris’s projects and that of his relative, Hamo Thornycroft who had much of his work cast at Singer’s. The talk will provide insight into Studio Octopi’s award winning work on ‘Writ in Water’ with Mark Wallinger and also plans to provide London with a floating lido.

Cost

£8 per person

Date and time

Tue, 2 July 2019

19:30 – 21:00 BST

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Location

Rook Lane Arts, 10 Bath Street, Frome, BA11 1DN

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Jun
29
to Jun 30

Bristol Race for Life

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This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone, women, men and children, to join the Race for Life.

There are four Race for Life events to choose from in the city – including 5k and 10k events, as well as Pretty Muddy 5k, and Pretty Muddy Kids.

Location

The Downs, Stoke Road, Bristol, BS9 1FG View map

Click race below to enter

Bristol pretty muddy kids (29 June)

Bristol pretty muddy 5K (29 June)

Bristol 10K (30 June)

Bristol 5K (30 June)

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Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

RIBA event: St George's Bristol - tour and talk

Join us for an evening of talks at St George’s Bristol to discover the story behind the new extension of this celebrated concert hall. Designed by Patel Taylor, Project Architect George Ferrari and Lead Engineer Claire Smith of BuroHappold will present the concepts, drivers and design evolution of the project, alongside a client perspective from the venue’s Chief Executive, Suzanne Rolt.

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Date and time

Wed, 26 June 2019

17:30 – 21:00 BST

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Location

St George's Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5RR

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Schedule

  • 5:30pm - Arrival in the new Glass Studio

  • 6:15pm - Tour of the building (by St. George's Bristol)

  • 6:45pm - Speakers

  • 7:45pm - Q&A

  • 8:00pm - Networking

Cost

RIBA member - Free

RIBA student - Free

Non-member - £6 + £1.48 booking fee

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Pub in the Park is back!
Jun
21
to Jun 23

Pub in the Park is back!

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Tom Kerridge and his merry band of foodie friends are chuffed to be back with another stellar line up of world-class chefs, chart-topping music acts, and award-winning pubs and restaurants serving their most popular dishes. It has all the ingredients needed for the perfect foodie experience, so sit back, relax and let the 'lush vibes' kick in.

Live acts

Basement Jaxx (DJ set)

Gabrielle

Soul 2 Soul

Nathalie Williams

Texax

Jake Shears

Dodgy

The Cuban Brothers

Will Young

The Bluetones

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