Nov
20
to Dec 24

Cycle of lights

An interactive, pedal-powered light display in front of Russell & Bromley, Old Bond Street, Bath.

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Bath BID will supplement the city’s illuminations this year a new and innovative type of Christmas light decoration this year. Throughout the festive season, there will an interactive, pedal-powered light display in front of Russell & Bromley at Old Bond Street in Bath.

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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
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
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
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!

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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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Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Ben Fogle in Bath

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Modern day adventurer and broadcaster Ben Fogle comes to talk about his latest amazing feat – climbing Everest for the British Red Cross. Everest was the mountain of his childhood dreams and Ben’s seven-week expedition was an adventure of a lifetime. Come to listen to his account of this thrilling expedition, as he talks with his signature humour and warmth about his memoir, Up.

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Venue:

Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH

Doors open:

7.30pm

Start time:

8pm

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Nov
1
to Nov 11

Book now for tickets for city film festival

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The 28th FilmBath Festival is back soon and tickets are selling fast.

This year the festival includes a host of widely anticipated films including The Favourite, starring Olivia Colmann, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, and Robert Redford’s swansong, The Old Man & The Gun.

The festival also features acclaimed foreign films, documentaries, LGBT films, and of course films with the festival’s F-Rating - celebrating both women on screen and behind the camera.

The majority of films will be shown at the Odeon in James Street West.

To book and find out more go to the Film Bath website here.

 

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Lunchtime pumpkin carving fun
Oct
31
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime pumpkin carving fun

Designs of a different kind!

Pumpkin carving is happening at lunchtime on Wednesday 31 October. An opportunity to have a bit of a giggle and put your creative design skills to the test!

Here is some inspiration from last year.

What to bring

  • A pumpkin or something of a similar size that is prepared ready to carve

  • Carving tools

  • Sense of humour

  • Candle.


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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Leading US Urban Designer to give a talk in Bristol

The Architecture Centre has secured leading US Urban Designer Damon Rich to give a talk in Bristol.

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Damon Rich is a designer and urban planner creating vivid and witty strategies to help residents exercise power within the public and private processes that shape our cities. Trained as an architect, he is committed to a democratic approach to a wide range of projects, including designs for public spaces and exhibitions.

In 2017 Damon was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for his ground breaking work in participative urban design and advocacy.

Full event details and booking information to be announced soon. 

Location

Arnolfini
16 Narrow Quay
BS1 4QA

Tue 23 Oct 2018
19:00 - 20:30

Booking coming soon

Cost

£9 / £7

 

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Oct
22
11:30 AM11:30

Gardens by the bay - supertrees

An in-conversation-and-chat, with one of the world's leading landscape architect designers. Learn how he turns ideas into living, breathing, urban skylines. 

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Creative Bath has announced the next 'Creative Bath Inspires' event. On November 22, they will be joined by inspirational award-winning landscape architect Andrew Grant.

Andrew is responsible for the £500 million Gardens by the Bay project at Bay South in Singapore, a world-famous fusion of industry and nature in the heart of the city. 

He is the founding director of Grant Associates, established in 1997, and is known for a creative approach to ecological / sustainable landscape design and the integration of landscape with engineering and architecture. 

In 2012 Andrew was awarded the title of Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) in recognition of his pioneering global work in Landscape Architecture and is also an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA. He has worked on countless key architectural projects including the 2008 Stirling Prize winning Accordia.


Book tickets ASAP!


Location

Walcot House
90A Walcot Street
Bath
Somerset
BA1 5BG


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Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

How cities change

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In this keynote lecture to launch the 2018-19 BRLSI cities series of talks, the speaker will suggest that understanding why and how we get the urban environments we do is important. He will set the stage by addressing how cities evolve and what has caused them to change over time and then focus on how cities might serve their future residents better in the future by becoming accountable for the wider environmental impacts of city living.


£4 Members/Students £2

Location

BRLSI
16-18 Queen Square
Bath
BA1 2HN

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Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

RIBA annual lecture

Eric Parry

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Eric Parry has developed a strong reputation for delivering beautifully crafted and high-quality contemporary buildings that respond to their context.

His practice, Eric Parry Architects, is renowned for cultural projects involving sensitive historic buildings such as the restoration of the historic St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square and the highly acclaimed new extension for the Holburne Museum of Art in Bath, as well as several prestigious commercial projects in London’s City and West End including 1 Undershaft which will become the tallest building in the City of London crowning the new cluster of planned skyscrapers in the Square Mile.  The practice’s work also include the Stirling Prize shortlisted schemes at 30 Finsbury Square and 5 Aldermanbury Square, One Eagle Place in Piccadilly and 8 St James’s Square – which broke UK’s rent record in 2015. International projects include the residential schemes Damai Suria in Kuala Lumpur and the Westminster Nanpeidai in Tokyo for Grosvenor.

FREE for UoB Students & RIBA members/ £6 Standard

The event is hosted by The University of Bath Architecture Dept. and Edge Arts

Arrive from 5.30pm for a complimentary drink* and an opportunity to view the Parallel (of Life and Architecture) exhibition in the Andrew Brownsword Galleries

*Drinks will be soft drink, wine, cider, beer. Limited availability.


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Sep
29
to Sep 30

Hoot farewell weekend

82 owl and owlet sculptures from this summer’s Minerva’s Owls of Bath trail, gathered together in a giant ‘parliament’ for a fabulous feathery festiv’owl at the Bath Recreation Ground.

The event will also include an exhibition of work from the owl artists, owl decorating workshops, food and drink stalls, fun activities such as Bath City FC's 'Beat the G'owlie' and the chance to meet real owls from The Owlery.

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Location

Bath Recreation Grounds
BA2 4DS


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Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture: Arnos Vale - Civilising Death

Museum of Bath Architecture

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Janine Mariott, Public Engagement Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery,  talks about the residents, history and architecture of this grand Victorian cemetery. In association with the Museum of Bath Architecture's 2018 exhibition: Building Memory.

Arnos Vale is a ‘secret world’ –  a unique heritage site in the heart of Bristol with 45 green acres of spectacular Victorian Garden Cemetery. It was established in 1837, with it first burial in 1839. It was laid out as an Arcadian landscape with buildings by Charles Underwood. It is Grade II* listed.

The cemetery includes a number of listed buildings and monuments, including the Grade II* listed Church of England Mortuary Chapel, Nonconformist Mortuary Chapel, and entrance lodges and gates and screen walls to the main entrance.

When

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30PM 8:00PM

Location

Museum of Bath Architecture, The Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Paragon Bath United Kingdom (map)

Cost

£8.00

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Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

Come and join the Bath Architects Group (BAG)

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It was set up as an arm of the RIBA Bristol and Bath branch to offer those who live and work in the city of Bath the opportunity to discuss challenges in Bath and neighbouring regions.

The group also is a place to socialise with others working in the cities architecture practices and those who work in the related built environment industry in the area.

The idea is to meet up informally every couple of months and in the past, activities the BAG group have been involved in include;

Building tours, guided walks and talks, as well as helping to organise the Festival of Future Cities, Bath… which will be back in 2019.

The next BAG event is:

Wednesday 26th September, Museum of Bath Architecture, The Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, The Paragon, Bath BA1 5NA , from 17:30 - 19:00,

Please contact Amanda.Barlow@riba.org for more information.

Register here

Location

Museum of Bath Architecture
The Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel
The Paragon
Bath BA1 5NA View Map

FREE

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Home sweet home
Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

Home sweet home

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Bathscape walking festival

A walk by award-winning Kilter Theatre on the theme of Home, that takes in village pubs, ancient castles, new builds and 1950s social housing.

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.

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Book free tickets

Tickets are FREE but booking essential. Book online or call 01225 477265.

Details

Start / Finish meeting point

  • St Andrews Church, Hawthorn Grove, Foxhill, BA2 5QA
  • Start time is 14.00
  • View on Google maps

Duration

  • 3 hours

Distance

  • 4 miles

Leader(s)

  • Kilter Theatre's Oliver Langdon and Caroline Garland
 

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Bathscape walking festival
Sep
15
to Sep 23

Bathscape walking festival

Celebrating Bath's unique landscape by taking a walk

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New to Bath?

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.

Explore your neighbourhood. 

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.

Walking for Wellbeing. 

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. 

Family Friendly. 

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.

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Sep
14
to Sep 16

Bristol Open Doors

Opening the doors of Bristol's best buildings

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Your keys to the city, Bristol Open Doors unlocks the doors to iconic spaces and best kept secrets this September.

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.

Website reveal & prebook information

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.

Prebook events sell out extremely fast so get in quick!

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