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Leonardo da Vinci: A life in drawing


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

£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


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Pressure drop massage anyone?
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.

  • 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.


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Bath art fair
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.


”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.

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8:00 AM08:00

SRA run The Bath Half 2019 for BHF


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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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.


16 Narrow Quay

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Standard £12
Concessions £10

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The trek night - Cotswold Way
to Jun 2

The trek night - Cotswold Way


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.


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




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Pub in the Park is back!
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)


Soul 2 Soul

Nathalie Williams


Jake Shears


The Cuban Brothers

Will Young

The Bluetones

Ticket booking information

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

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!

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

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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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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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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5:00 PM17:00

Team Christmas party!


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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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.



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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5:00 PM17:00

Lantern parade


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

FB: Walcot Lantern Parade 2018
T: 01225 480079

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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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  • £25


  • £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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7:00 PM19:00

On the future: prospects for humanity


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.

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Fri 23 November 2018
Wills Memorial Building
Free Admission


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Bath Christmas Market 2018
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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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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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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Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH

Doors open:


Start time:


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to Nov 11

Book now for tickets for city film festival


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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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. 


16 Narrow Quay

Tue 23 Oct 2018
19:00 - 20:30

Booking coming soon


£9 / £7


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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. 


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!


Walcot House
90A Walcot Street

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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


16-18 Queen Square

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5:30 PM17:30

RIBA annual lecture

Eric Parry


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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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.



Bath Recreation Grounds

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6:30 PM18:30

Lecture: Arnos Vale - Civilising Death

Museum of Bath Architecture


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.


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


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



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