Feb
1
to May 6

Leonardo da Vinci: A life in drawing

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To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the Bristol Museum is displaying 12 of his finest drawings as part of #Leonardo500 - a national celebration of one of history’s greatest geniuses.

At a glance

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery opening times:
Tue-Sun: 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays during Bristol school holidays: 10am-5pm

Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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The ground floor of the museum will be open until 8pm on the following dates so you can explore the exhibition after-hours. A bar will also be available so why not make an evening of it? Standard exhibition entry charges apply.

  • Wednesday 6 February

  • Thursday 11 April

  • Wednesday 1 May

Booking information

Tickets:
£6 adult*
£5 concession*
Under 16s free

* Includes £1 voluntary donation to Bristol Museums Development Trust.
(Standard entry £5 adult / £4 conc.)

50% off with National Art Pass

Location

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Mar
3
to Aug 18

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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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Architecture event

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The shape of our cities is changing - how do we address the challenges of existing 19th & 20th century infrastructure and the contested spaces that have emerged in the absence of intervention?

Find out how the 19th century railway infrastructure of Kings Cross has been transformed and what effect that has had on the surrounding neighbourhoods. Discover the emerging plans for the Bearpit tackling the legacy of 20th century highways.

How can these projects improve the cityscape for citizens in an inclusive way?

Join Christine Murray and Miriam Delogu to examine two city centre spaces which exemplify these challenges and opportunities.

Location

Arnolfini
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol
BS1 4QA

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Tickets

Standard £12
Concessions £10

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May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Bohemian Rhapsody oudoor cinema experience FROME

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We will, we will, Rock you! An amazing outdoor cinema experience at Frome Cricket Club with a showing of the fantastic Bohemian Rhapsody! (12A)

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound and culminates in their iconic performance at Live Aid.

Plus: Food, Snacks, Bar and Music before the film starts.
Gates open 7.00pm, film starts shortly after sunset.

Bring a blanket or camping chair and watch Bohemian Rhapsody on a giant cinema screen under the stars.

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* Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
* The event will go ahead if it's raining but we are hoping for a nice dry night under the stars.
* No seating provided unless you have VIP tickets. Blankets and camping chairs are allowed.
* No Dogs allowed.

Location

Frome Cricket Club
30 Rodden Road
Frome
BA11 2AH

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Tickets

£12.50 - £18.50

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The trek night - Cotswold Way
Jun
1
to Jun 2

The trek night - Cotswold Way

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Trek The Night on The Cotswold Way 1st - 2nd June 2019

As midnight strikes in darkest Gloucestershire you will hit the trail with head torches blazing and maps in hand to negotiate your way through the night. After watching the sun rise, you will push on through the next day, to the finish line to complete an adventure you will never forget. All of this is played out against the awesome backdrop the beautiful Cotswold Hills and Severn Vale.

It’s midnight. Most people are asleep. But not you....

This event can be done solo or as a team.

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The Trek Night is a 40 mile fundraising endurance challenge for teams of 5 (4 walkers and 1 support driver). If the full Trek is not for you then why not take on the Trek Nite Lite which is just 20 miles but still starting at midnight?

Read more about the challenge here

All fundraising is for the charity Action Medical Research for Children. They are a national charity dedicated to the health of babies and children. They continue to find and fund the best medical research to stop suffering of babies and children.

If you are interested in registering please contact:

Sue Sliney, T 01403 327448

E ssliney@action.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/actionevents

Twitter: twitter.com/actionmedres

 
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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

Ticket booking information

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Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Easter egg rolling - game on!

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Who’s up for….

Some Easter fun?

A healthy Easter competition?

Some Easter craft?

Tempting………….well, we thought we would introduce ‘Easter Egg Rolling’!

On Wednesday 17th April at 1pm we will transform the kitchen into a creative corner where you will have 10 minutes to decorate your egg (we will provide hard boiled eggs) before going out into Queen Square to start the race (approx 1.15pm).

There will be prizes for the best egg and the overall winner!

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Facts: Egg rolling, or an Easter egg roll is a traditional game played with eggs at Easter. Different nations have different versions of the game, usually played with hard-boiled, decorated eggs.  In the UK the tradition of rolling decorated eggs down grassy hills goes back hundreds of years and is known as "pace-egging".  The eggs traditionally were wrapped in onion skins and boiled to give them a mottled gold appearance (although today they usually are painted) and the children competed to see who could roll their egg the farthest.

 We hope you will be able to join us!

 The Social Team

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Apr
1
7:15 PM19:15

Architecture talk: Anthea Streeter: Dame Zaha Hadid

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Before her untimely death in 2016, Dame Zaha Hadid was one of the most distinguished architects in the world. She was also a talented designer.

Zaha Hadid’s work is exciting because she developed a new form of architecture: she set architecture free by rejecting 90-degree angles. Read more

Times

The talk starts at 7.15. Members are requested to be seated by 7.10pm.

Wine, tea and coffee will be served from 6.45pm.

Location

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN .

Cost

Non-members are very welcome at a cost of £8.00 and Arts Society visiting members £5.00.

If you need any further information please contact Membership Secretary, Gillian Capel on 01225 333770, or Chairman, Jane Walters on 01225 834030.

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Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Event at the Architecture Centre

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Building Bloomberg with Michael Jones, Foster + Partners

Discover how a meeting of minds between a visionary client and exemplary architects led to the UK's best new building.

In 2018 Bloomberg’s European headquarters was named the UK’s best new building, winning the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Built in the heart of the city of London overlooking St Pauls, the elegant pair of 10-storey stone clad buildings occupy a site originally earmarked for a 22-storey glass tower. Opening up an ancient Roman route and creating new public spaces the buildings aim to be good neighbours to the surounding city.

Behind the elegant facades lie a wealth of technology providing exemplary spaces to work, meet and stroll through whilst minimising water and energy use.

Join Architect Michael Jones from Foster + Partners to find out more about this extraordinary building.

Location

Arnolfini
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol
BS1 4QA

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Tickets

£10.00 - £12.00

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Mar
17
8:00 AM08:00

SRA run The Bath Half 2019 for BHF

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Mike, Chris and Devon are running the BathHalf on 17 March to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (awesome hey!).

You can help support their fundraising efforts by donating directly to their fundraising page. They are aiming to raise £500.

JustGiving sends your donation straight to British Heart Foundation and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more!

Keep up with the latest news on the BathHalf on their website. Includes a course description and map, in case you fancy popping down to the event to cheer your colleagues on!

Wishing you every success Team SRA!

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Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Talks to celebrate the science, technology and engineering of the Footprint Project

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Bath Abbey are holding an afternoon of talks for British Science Week on Saturday 16 March, 1.00-4.30pm, to celebrate the exciting science, technology and engineering of their £19.3m Footprint project.

Talks will explore the science and cutting-edge technology currently being used by those working on the Footprint project. Six organisations will be taking part in the afternoon of talks, including: Wessex Archaeology, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, University of the West of England, Mann Williams Structural Engineers, Buro Happold Engineering, and IsoEnergy.

The programme of talks will include:

  • 1.05pm - Alex Morris, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios: The Bath Abbey Footprint Project: Repairs, Conservation, Interventions & Sustainability; Problems are just solution opportunities
     

  • 1.30pm - David Littlefield, University of the West of England, Bristol: Mapping the condition of Bath Abbey’s ledger stones: a study in photogrammetry
     

  • 1.55pm - Bruce Eaton and Shoned Jones, Wessex Archaeology: Archaeology in 3D
     

  • 2.50pm - Henry Pinder, Mann Williams: Structural Engineering Challenges of the Footprint Project
     

  • 3.15pm - Neil Francis, Buro Happold Engineering: Bath’s natural hot spring water
     

  • 3.40pm - Ed Levien, IsoEnergy: Installation of the GSHP system at Bath Abbey

 

No tickets required, all welcome.

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Bath art fair
Mar
1
to Mar 2

Bath art fair

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For the third year running, the Bath Art Fair features some of the best contemporary professional artists in the country. This year we have a brand new venue, The Bath Pavilion.

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”Surely this is the future of selling art. This project took a gamble which has paid off, making art accessible through an impressive business model”
Creative Bath Award Winner 2018.

Read more on the event website

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Pressure drop massage anyone?
Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

Pressure drop massage anyone?

If you happen to be working in the Bristol office, Temple Studios have introduced a monthly pressure drop massage session available on-site.

Next available date is: 27 February.

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  • Available in the first floor meeting room.

  • A session will be from £9 for 15 mins with Claire from Pressure Drop (who has been highly recommended by some of their members).

  • You can book online here: To book your slot all you have to do is to choose the right location - Temple studios - and then go to appropriate date.

Enjoy!

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Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

The Bath Rugby Walk 2019

Entries are now open for the Bath Rugby Walk on Saturday 23rd February, with two local charities looking for 700 men, women and children aged 12+ to take part in the annual sponsored event.

The sponsored Bath Rugby Walk will raise funds for Bath Rugby Foundation and Dorothy House Hospice Care.

The Bath Rugby Walk is a two-hour, eight mile walk along the Kennet and Avon canal path starting from Dorothy House in Winsley at 11am after registration.

The walk finishes at the Rec, the home of Bath Rugby, after a short detour for refreshments along the route.

Once at the Rec, walkers are treated to a screening of the day’s Six Nations action and a free pie and a drink. This year walkers can watch both the France v Scotland match at 2:15pm and Wales v England at 4:45pm.

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SUMMARY

£29.95 entry (aged 12+)
Enter online by clicking here or download a paper entry form here

START
Dorothy House, Winsley, BA15 2LE
> Registration: arrive between 9.30am and 10.45am
> Our delicious bacon butties are back to purchase
> Walk starts 11am
> Fancy dress welcomed!

ROUTE
> 8 mile route – mainly along the canal
> Portaloos half way
> Click here for the route map
> Pub stop at Bathampton for refreshments

END
The Rec, Bath, BA2 4DS – the home of Bath Rugby
> Free pint
> Free pie

Read more here - includes details about entering as a team.

Sign up for the sponsored Bath Rugby Walk here.

 
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Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

RIBA Bristol and Bath Pizza and Bowling

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It's back to blast away the new year blues - join in the famous and much-loved RIBA Bristol and Bath Pizza and Bowling evening at the fabulously retro The Lanes in Bristol city centre.

More tickets and buy tickets here

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Dec
19
to Dec 21

Carols by candlelight

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Bath Bach Choir’s much-anticipated annual festive event: three evenings of joyful Christmas music-making, conducted by Nigel Perrin and including carols from local children’s choirs and young virtuoso instrumentalists.

19 December 2018 at 7:30pm
St Michael’s Without, Broad St, Bath

£18 - £10 | Family Ticket £40

Also at the Pump Room Thursday 20 December and Friday 21 December at 7.30pm

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Dec
18
1:00 PM13:00

SRA Gingerbread Construction Competition

It is nearly time to roll up our sleeves and get stuck into the SRA gingerbread construction competition on Tuesday 18 December!

In teams of 3 or 4, we will have half an hour to build and decorate a gingerbread structure from a kit of parts that Melissa will bake.

It can be anything from a house to the Colosseum so long as it is a 3-D structure!

Melissa will be our Mary Berry for the day and will select a winning team.

There is a reward for the winners!! And your design may end up on Twitter and Instagram - what more incentive do you need?

BIG thanks to Melissa for being our baking queen.

Design ideas.

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Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Team Christmas party!

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This year’s Christmas party is being held at Walcot House.  There will be a sit down dinner, live band and dancing well into the evening (or for some the early hours).

As in previous years, the invitation is extended to your respective Husbands / Wives / Fiancé /Fiancée / Boyfriends / Girlfriends / Partners / Friends  (1 each please!).

 Emma B has sent an invite dated 1 November, please accept/decline accordingly.

 If you plan to come along, please her know the name of who you will be bringing.

With many thanks!

 

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Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Secret santa in the city!

Christmas Grotto

Come and find Father Christmas at a secret location in Milsom Place. Children will be welcomed by Peppermint the Elf who will take your bags and coats before asking children to sign in on the Nice List. Once inside the Narnia inspired wintry wonderland, children will be offered some festive face paint and the opportunity to make a Christmas craft while they wait to meet Father Christmas.

Father Christmas will make an appearance and call each child to come and chat to him about the nice things they have done this year. After a fun photo he will invite them to find their personalised gift from under the tree.

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Information

10th - 23rd December

50 minute slots available

£12.50 per child

Includes festive face paint, milk & cookies and a gift to take home

Christmas fancy dress encouraged!

Book here

Read the latest in the Bath Echo

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Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Lantern parade

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The Walcot Lantern Parade is happening again Sunday, 9 December 2018 from 5-7:30pm.

Make a lantern with professional artists! You must do a workshop (or make other arrangements with the organisers) to be in the procession. The public workshops are free, but you need to get a ticket so that the organisers can coordinate the groups.

Workshop Venue:

The Back Bar @ The Bell, Walcot St. BA1 5BW

Workshop Calendar:

Sunday 2nd December
11am – 2pm
3pm – 6pm

Saturday 8th December
11am – 2pm
3pm – 6pm

More information

E: streats@bathfringe.co.uk
FB: Walcot Lantern Parade 2018
W: wwwbathfringe.co.uk
T: 01225 480079

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Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Try out a new festive look!

Lucia’s friend is running a professional makeup masterclass at the Body Shop in Bath on Thursday 6 December. Lucia will be attending so please get in touch with her if you fancy popping along with her.

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Cost

  • £25

Included

  • £25 voucher redeemable on any makeup purchase on the same evening

  • A two hour makeup masterclass by the Body Shop with a glass of Prosecco and a free gift!

  • 3 for 2 on makeup and makeup brushes

To book

  • Please speak to a member of the team in store or call 01225 310764.


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Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

On the future: prospects for humanity

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Martin Rees

Humanity has reached a critical moment. Our world is unsettled and rapidly changing, and we face existential risks over the next century. Various outcomes—good and bad—are possible. Yet our approach to the future is characterised by short-term thinking, polarising debates, alarmist rhetoric and pessimism. Renowned scientist and bestselling author Martin Rees argues that humanity’s prospects depend on our taking a very different approach to planning for tomorrow.

The future of humanity is bound to the future of science and hinges on how successfully we harness technological advances to address our challenges. If we are to use science to solve our problems while avoiding its dystopian risks, we must think rationally, globally, collectively and optimistically about the long term. Advances in biotechnology, cybertechnology, robotics and artificial intelligence—if pursued and applied wisely—could empower us to boost the developing and developed world and overcome the threats humanity faces on Earth, from climate change to nuclear war. At the same time, further advances in space science will allow humans to explore the solar system and beyond with robots and AI. But there is no ‘Plan B’ for Earth—no viable alternative within reach if we do not care for our home planet.

With fascinating insights into cutting-edge science and technology, Martin Rees examines the critical issues that will define the future of humanity on Earth and beyond.

Book tickets

Fri 23 November 2018
19:00-20:30
Wills Memorial Building
Free Admission

 

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Bath Christmas Market 2018
Nov
22
to Dec 9

Bath Christmas Market 2018

18 days of The award-winning Bath Christmas Market is back for 18 days of magical merriment! With over 180 twinkling chalets spread out across Bath’s picturesque Georgian streets, it’s the perfect place to do a spot of Christmas shopping.

Warm up with a comforting hot drink or hearty street food and revel in the festive atmosphere. Throughout the Market, you’ll find tasty food to satisfy any appetite; grab a delicious burger or hog roast, caramelised nuts and aromatic mulled wine to keep you toasty while you browse the market.

This year’s 2018 Market will take place from Thursday 22nd November—Sunday 9th December — see you there!

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