Exhibition at the Museum of Bath Architecture
An exhibition about how architecture has the power to commemorate the dead.
An exhibition about how architecture has the power to commemorate the dead.
Beach volleyball, fun games, summer cocktails, fresh Mexican food, delicious gelato and loads of space to chill out. Bath on the Beach is free to enter and is open every day 10am - 10pm until 2nd September. Come on down and enjoy life Caribbean-style! The cabanas are available to hire for larger groups, otherwise just turn up and have fun!
Relax in a hammock beneath palm trees, play beach volleyball with friends, share jugs of margaritas and eat Mexican tacos – there’s plenty on offer to help you make the most of the summer in Bath.
Royal Avenue, Royal Victoria Park, Bath, BA1 2NR
Now the hoo-hah has died down following the SRA world cup sweepsteak (Thank you Jonathan C / Fred), the SRA Fantasy Football league is only 250 hours away from starting (Friday 10th @ 19.00). 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 instructions following below the image.
It’s painful to say it but Tony has won the last two, so he needs ousting!!
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 (there is a random pick function on the website, which will pick a team for you if you’re unsure of your Salah’s from your Sane’s) do the following:
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: 1517356-363218
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:
Please feel free to ask if you want some guidance.,
Best of luck!
The annual folk fest returns, bringing the whole city alive with traditional music, dance, and storytelling events, including four shows at Komedia Bath. Highlights include flute and tin-whistle player, Claire Watts, and an all-female vocal quartet from Sweden and Denmark, Akervinda.
Bath Folk Festival celebrates all flavours of traditional music, from English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh music to Americana, gypsy jazz, French, bluegrass, world folk and more.
Various locations in Bath;
Join the G4C South West committee for a treasure hunt around the Bristol Harbourside of the new Gromit Unleashed 2 sculptures. Team of 4 or 5 will race around the Harbourside to collect as many selfies with the Gromit statues as possible to be crowned the winners. All participants will be encouraged to come along to Pitcher & Piano for a brief awards ceremony to be followed by networking.
All money raised will be going to The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children's Hospital Charity.
Pitcher & Piano
5.15pm for 5.30pm start. One hour treasure hunt, followed by networking at Pitcher & Piano from 6.45pm-8.00pm.
£20 per team (4-5 people per team). Please complete and return this booking form.
Book early to avoid disappintment by contacting Abi Scott at abi@J4Projects.co.uk, or by completing the booking form.
Antipasto - 4pm
A Colour filled afternoon introducing you to Exenia.
Exenia are an Italian manufacturer who are part of the Lumenpulse Group. Their lighting range is a fantastic insight into what colour can really do, examples of this will be displayed in the event space exhibition hall.
il Secondo @ 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Expression of light using the white pallet in Architecture.
A talk from the wonderful John Bullock who will be discussing with us what can colour really bring to a project and how to make it work. This will cover Dynamic white, Dim to warm lighting and the benefits of CRI and flexibility of colour temperature.
Dolce @ 6pm - 9pm
A trip to Florence
Well maybe not quite… but a feast will be provided in the form of an Italian buffet along with prosecco, Peroni's and ice cream. As long as the sun is shining the Paintworks courtyard will be a perfect substitute for an evening in the Piazza della Signoria.
Please book tickets by 17th August 2018.
For more details email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call Amanda Barlow on 0117 972 3777.
Free to RIBA members. Non-members £6.00 (+tax).
The film starts at approx. 8.30pm (or when it gets dark), with gates open from 5pm. All funds raised will support patients and their families cared for at the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH). So save the date, bring along your friends and family and help rewrite the stars at an evening of musical cinema magic!
Royal Victoria Park in Bath
Tel: 01225 123456
SRA have sponsored a boat for us to take part and join in the paddling action, which takes place across a 200m course with a minimum of three races. It was brilliant fun last year: so definitely worth considering if you are free and can swim.
We need a committed crew together for around mid-august, as there are various participant forms that have to be completed for the event organisers before the event takes place.
Please confirm to Karen as soon as you can if you are interested in joining the crew.
Read the blog post on the staff page to find out more about the event and the charities that it supports.
And here’s a video of the SRA team taking part last year, to wet your appetites.
Any questions? Please chat to Karen.
For one weekend a year (14-16 September), Bristol Open Doors gives you the chance to experience Bristol’s places and spaces like never before. Get behind the scenes at 100+ fascinating buildings and join exclusive tours throughout the weekend – all for free.
What’s new in 2018?
This year experience the city afresh, with over 30 new venues and special experiences. There’s boat tours, immersive walking tours, private housing talks and much more.
As ever the festival welcomes the budding architect with a vast majority of venues hosting trails, treasure hunts and creative fun throughout the weekend – look out for the Fantastic for Families section in the programme for standout activities.
The festival programme is officially revealed on this website . Of the 101 events programmed for this September, 30 require prebooking. The prebook ticketing is open through the website.
The walks are free and most are accessible by public transport. You’ll be met by a local guide who’ll lead the way from the city to the countryside, or back in again. There are local authors, historians and wildlife experts on hand to help you discover and delight in the heritage of Bath’s landscape and take you to the finest views of the city! The organiser's top picks are: Three Bath Crescents; The Springs that Made Bath; Bath Skyline Walk Parts 1 and 2 (without uphill!); In Search of Lost Pleasures and Panoramas of Bath with Andrew Swift; and Lansdown Figure of Eight.
However long you’ve lived in Bath, there’s always something new to find and a tale to be told, with the glorious green landscape within easy reach of the city centre. Highly recommended: In the Footsteps of the Navigators; Home Sweet Home; An Exploration of Solsbury Hill; Windy Ridge Walk with Nick Hunt and Mr B’s; Steps to Heaven; and William Beckford’s Lansdown.
Being active outdoors (even a little bit more than usual) can improve your mental and physical wellbeing. The walks are free and friendly! They are guided by someone who knows the area, its history and wildlife well. For shorter walks check out the Skyline walks and Interfaith Pilgrimage.
More family events are going to be added nearer the time, as well as details of some fun at Bath City Farm. Several of the walks are suitable for children – you’ll know how far they can walk, and the bat walks are designed with them in mind.
We set off along the ancient Wansdyke, through woods and fields to Southstoke, then a secret valley to Midford and the lost railway line before a final climb to the brand new Mulberry Park.
We will gently facilitate conversation as we ramble… With our blood pumping and our minds stimulated we’ll find time to consider the housing crisis, the migrant crisis, the homelessness crisis and the crisis of needing to repaint the guest bedroom!
Part of the Bathscape Walking Festival 2018.
Tickets are FREE but booking essential. Book online or call 01225 477265.
Taking place on Friday 27th July at Bath Riverside, fans of the film, which features Glenn Close, are being invited to head along where they will be able to have a picnic and enjoy the film.
Starting at 7.30pm, those interested can make their way to ‘The Scoop’, arriving anytime from 6pm onwards. The Scoop is situated just off Victoria Bridge Road and next to the iconic Victoria Bridge that spans the River Avon.
To redeem and activate your complimentary tickets please use code SRAARCH on this invitation page, selecting the dates that you wish to attend. The code can be used multiple times, so any plus ones can also use this same code to register for their ticket.
These complimentary tickets allow access to the fair from Friday 27 July – Sunday 29 July. The fair is open until 10pm on the evening of Friday 27 July.
As the UK’s leading artist fair, The Other Art Fair offers art buyers the unique opportunity to buy directly from 100 of the best emerging artists before they gain gallery representation. With artworks starting from just £100, whether your interest lies in painting, sculpture or photography, The Other Art Fair is the perfect place to start and develop your collection.
Look forward to immersive installations including creations by Australian born, Bristol based illustrator, Anna Higgie and the local Instagram favourites the Bristol IGers. Talks and tours led by the Saatchi Art curators; Bristol CFM providing the soundtrack with a programme of DJs; cocktails at The Old Bookshop’s Nautical Bar and much more.
Plus, acclaimed British artist Harland Miller, best known for his prints of vintage Penguin book covers, has released a triptych of hand finished prints in support of Art on a Postcard including; ‘Colour Made Me Hard’, ‘Back on the Worry Beads’ and ‘Overcoming Optimism’
These exclusive artworks will be available only at The Other Art Fair in Bristol as part of Art on Postcard’s Secret Auction on Sunday 29th July.
Join CIAT Wessex One in celebrating their first summer event, meeting members and fellow professionals.
The presentation will be followed by an evening of networking with industry professionals from the Wessex Region.
Free to attend - register here.
Fri 20 July 2018
17:00 – 23:00
St Pauls Road
Award-winning architect Níall McLaughlin will talk about gathering places within a history of the British and Irish landscape.
Rook Lane Chapel
Standard - £6.00 + £1.06 Fee
Concessions - £4.00 + £0.90 Fee
Under 25s - FREE
A day of marked rides taking in the best scenery of Bath and the surrounding countryside. Around 1,500 riders from across the region take part.
The event starts and ends at the Rec in the heart of Bath. Riders will have the choice of three new rides this year - the 25-mile social, or the 50 or 80-mile challenge. A family entry for the 25 mile route is available!
Visit the Bike Bath website for further details including prices, entry details and 'on the day' rider instructions.
Get ready for a wonderful weekend of inspiration, hands-on making, delicious food and drink and your best shopping experience yet (according to the event website!).
This includes a Super Theatre, Skills Workshops, and Grand Makes, which are packed with exciting interactive sessions, plus over 150 hand-picked sellers who will fill the two fantastic shopping villages, and an assortment of quirky caterers to provide delicious food and drink options.
Join in an evening of conversation about ‘Emerging new technologies’ in the built environment.
The narrative for this event follows innovative new ways of working with customers, demonstrations of technology being used or developed and examples of the changes in culture happening now, in the industry.
Architects Stride Treglown tell us why, where and how new technology has saved the client time and money.
UWE Bristol, will talk about their ‘Digital Campus’, a solution they’re employing for the entire UWE estate.
ARUP will talk about the ‘Digital Disruption in Design’, how technology is advancing to simplify the way we work.
The evening starts 17:30 with a glass of fizz and canapes in the atrium, and a demonstration of HoloLens will also be available.
The organisers welcome newly qualified architects, Students, RIBA members & friends of the RIBA.
63 Saint Thomas Street
SRA are sponsoring this year's popular Bath Boules event in Queen Square.
There is even more to look forward to this year, with the annual festival extended to one week. SRA will be entering a team for Bath Boules Saturday on 16th June. Save the date in your diary and come along and join in the fun and frolics with your family, friends, kids, pets etc!! It is a very relaxed event and you really don't need to be a seasoned boules expert!
10th June 2018 - Daytime: Trés special summer event!
10th June 2018 - Evening: Cinema dans le Square!
11th June 2018 - School of Boules: Le practice sesh – Experts’ tips, techniques
12th June 2018 -Talk of the Square: Big name, big evening…
13th June 2018 - Anniversary party: Cool company, cool times
14th June 2018 - Creative Bath Awards & summer Party
15th June 2018 - Daytime: Bath Boules, Friday
15th June 2018 - Night: Bath Boules BBQ, hosted by David Flatman (book tickets early!)
16th June 2018 - Bath Boules, Saturday
17th June 2018 - Bath Boules Sunday
In 2017 the Bath Boules raised a staggering £50,235 for local charities. Over the years the event has raised nearly £350,000. The Bath Boules Charity Trust say:
Many local causes have benefitted from the Boules including Three Ways School, First Steps Bath, Action on Hearing Loss South West, Julian House, Developing Health & Independence, Golden Oldies, The Forever Friends Appeal, The Carers Centre, RICE and Southside.
Read testimonials from the charities which benefit and how this supports there aims.
Look out for your team invite over the next few weeks, which will give more details of what the team is doing and when.
In the meantime.....
Pub in the Park will be heading to our doorstep here in Bath, to bring a glorious three day feast with the very best food the country has to offer. After the success of the launch in Marlow in 2017, Tom Kerridge and his merry band of foodie friends are chuffed to be touring the country with a stellar line up of world-class chefs, Michelin-starred pubs, plus a selection of other top UK pubs and restaurants to serve their most popular dishes. Combined with great live music, chef demonstrations, top quality shopping and other festival fun, it has all the ingredients for the perfect foodie experience. So sit back, relax and let the 'lush vibes' kick in.
Stone isn’t an unusual material to find on a construction site by any measure, in fact people respond well to it as a natural and innocuous material that embodies geological time and human history. Of late, it has been the unfortunate victim of a major flaw in the modern construction industry which has relegated it to a solely decorative material rather than one with its own inherent structural properties.
Steve Webb talks to the Architecture Club about the versatility of stone as a low carbon material. A material that can be used as both the skin and bone of a structure. Back to the stone age for a low carbon future!
Steve founded Webb Yates Engineers with Andy Yates in 2005. He has a passion for creating artful and adventurous structural designs, and has worked extensively with The Stonemasonry Company on award-winning projects that push the limits of stone. Steve is a Visiting Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, and a Structures Tutor for the Architectural Association’s Interprofessional Studio.
This is your chance to try out something new, no matter what your age!
There are a number of activities on offer throughout the week, no need to book, just turn up and enjoy.
For further information about the activities available on the day, please click here.
The biggest night of free entertainment in Bath will be taking place in venues and on the streets of Bath on Friday evening 18 May for Party in the City.
It is all part of The Bath Festival taking place in May, with music, arts and literature events all over the city.
The streets, parks and venues in the city will be filled with the sound of music so if you like acoustic, jazz, classical, choral, folk, world, indie or pop music come along! The evening starts with the Schools Commission in Bath Abbey where children will become ‘festival spirits’, celebrating Bath Festivals’ 70th anniversary through song, stories and visual arts. After dark, Queen Square, Parade Gardens and Brunel Square will be alive with music, local food and drink. Indoor events will take place in 34 venues, with 2,000+ performers and, historically, the evening has attracted more than 20,000 people to the city.
The evening starts at 6pm with a children’s event at Bath Abbey to celebrate the festival 70th anniversary through song, stories and visual arts.
For the 70th anniversary of Bath Festivals, The Bath Festival returns as a 17 day multi-arts festival from 11 to 27 May 2018, celebrating the city with music and literature at its heart, engaging with the wider community and bringing the streets of Bath to life.
The public sector has a rich history of driving innovation and excellence in the built environment. However, in recent years there has been a significant reduction in spending on planning and development, and a widening skills gap between the public and the private sector. This adversely affects the public sector's capacity to plan for the public good.
Public Practice is a new social enterprise committed to changing this. By transforming perceptions of public planning, Public Practice aims to build the public sector’s capacity to deliver more homes and infrastructure, and improve the quality of the built environment. Join Pooja Agrawal and Finn Williams, Public Practice's co-founders, to hear how they are reinventing the role of the public planner and attracting a new generation of talented practitioners to work for the public good.
Tue 1 May 2018
19:30 – 21:30 BST
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Rook Lane Chapel
There is an interesting lecture series happening over the next few months at Trinity in Bristol called the Heart and Soul Project, about the challenges of transforming and preserving historic buildings.
The events coming up look at how historic buildings are now used for multifunction’s like worship & community centres, and gentrification of areas and how communities suffer and benefit.
Architect Tim Ronalds brings a unique perspective on transforming some of the Britain's most iconic buildings. His work includes the significant transformations and resurrections of buildings into cultural venues, like Wiltons Music Hall, The Hackney Empire and Jackson's Lane.
New Trinity Community Centre, Easton BS2 0NW
Starts 7pm, finishes 9pm.
Join architect Peter Barber as he shares a range of projects tackling homelessness.
From affordable housing to hostels that provide residents with much needed space, privacy, care and attention, hear Peter Barber discuss housing the homeless.
Architect Peter Barber’s approach to housing is underpinned by a consistent commitment to radical solutions and excellence in design. The practice has built unusual and innovative projects with clients such as St Mungo’s Community Housing Association, Circle 33 Housing Group, East Thames Housing Group and The London Boroughs of Newham, Enfield, Greenwich, Camden and Barking.
This is socially conscious architecture that looks beautiful.
The Architecture Centre
£8 / £6
Missed the talk? Listen back with the Centre's recorded archive.
Family-friendly festival encouraging children to develop a love of science. Various events taking place across the city, culminating with a fair on 17 March.
30 large Bath Plug logos have been placed in a variety of central Bath establishments, either prominently displayed, or hidden somewhere inside.
Each plug displays the punchline to a numbered joke listed here - collect as many of the punchlines as you can for a chance to win fabulous prizes!
You can enter as an individual adult, child or as a family.
Children under 12: Set of 10 Sidesplitter Joke Books worth over £50
Children 12+: Box Set of 7 Young Sherlock mysteries: worth over £50
Adults: Tickets to Bath Comedy Festival’s fabulous Closing Gala Show and VIP reception on Sat 14th April at the Apex Hotel Conference Suite.
Family: Tickets to Bath Festival’s finale weekend on Bath Recreation Ground.
Winners will be drawn from those entries with the most correct answers.
Don’t worry if you haven’t found them all, ALL entries will be entered in a draw for smaller prizes!
Ambitious experiments, playful exploits and hybrid machines in this free exhibition from one of Britain’s best and most inventive artists, Steven Pippin. His technological manipulation reveals the inter-relationship between objects, mechanisms and the universe.
Andrew Brownsword Galleries, The Edge;
Hear RSHP's approach to tackling the housing crisis with well-designed, factory-produced, fast-build, high-performance, affordable homes. Book now
Join this special event with Ivan Harbour (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) as he discusses the practice’s approach to tackling the housing crisis with well-designed, factory-produced, fast-build, high-performance, affordable homes.
Expanding on themes explored in RSHP’s Saving The City exhibition currently on show at The Architecture Centre, Ivan will discuss projects including Y:Cube in Mitcham, which provides starter accommodation for young people, and PLACE/Ladywell, a deployable residential development using a volumetric construction method providing 24 homes for Lewisham people in housing need, as well as eight ground-floor non-residential units for community and business use.
1 Canon's Rd
£9 / £7
Women in Property welcomes you to a seminar “Comfort is Key”; why we need a fabric first approach to refurbish the current building regulations to solve damp, mould, condensation, fuel poverty, over heating and thermal discomfort.
How could this also solve poor quality and the performance gap whilst reducing the carbon footprint?
Explore these issues with our 3 speakers and there is also an opportunity to network whilst the buffet lunch is provided. The speakers are: Beth Williams - Build Collective, Emma Mathias-Jones - Greengauge Building Energy and Seya Tansill - Stride Treglown
Wharf Room, Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA
Members: £5 Non-members £15
Please fill out and return this form together with your cheque (payable to "Women in Property") to: Catherine Adams, 3 Pulteney Grove, Bath BA2 4HQ. Tel: 01225 445273 email@example.com (Bath Sub-Committee organiser)
Come and join us for another Architecture movie and drink, this February at Horts.
’My Architect: A Son's Journey‘ is a 2003 documentary film about the American architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974), by his son Nathaniel Kahn, detailing the architect's extraordinary career and his familial legacy after his death in 1974.
The film features interviews with renowned architects, including Philip Johnson, Frank Gehry, Shamsul Wares I.M. Pei, Moshe Safdie and Anne Tyng. Throughout the film, Kahn visits all of his father's buildings including The Yale Center for British Art, The Salk Institute, Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
The film explores Khan's family life which involved his fathering children by three different partners, each of whom was kept in the dark about the existence of his other families.
The Director’s Cut Cinema at Horts in historic Broad Street, Bristol offers a unique and comfortable private cinema experience with large leather lounger seats and footstools.
Supported by the RIBA Local Initiative Fund (LIF). Ticket includes an arrival drink (beer, cider or house wine).
Tue 20 February 2018
18:30 – 21:30 GMT
49 Broad Street
Refunds up to 7 days before event
Tickets are limited.....
Claire has passed on details about some interesting looking events that are being organised by Bristol Festival of Ideas in February and March, to mark the centenary of women’s right to vote (in Bristol).
Bristol Women's Literature Festival runs 17-18 March 2018 at Watershed. Booking is now open for all the events in the festival.
View more information on all forthcoming Festival of Ideas events happening in February and March.