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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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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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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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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
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
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.

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Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0QE

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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
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
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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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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Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Kate Humble: Thinking on my feet in Bath

Event organised by Topping & Company Booksellers

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I’ve discovered that going for a daily walk has become as essential to me feeling good for the rest of the day as that first cup of tea. But I would argue that all I am doing is responding to a natural need we all have. Humans have always been migrants, the physiological urge to be nomadic is deep-rooted in all of us and perhaps because of that our brains are stimulated by walking. I solve all sorts of problems, formulate ideas, work things out to that gentle rhythm of self-propelled movement.’- Kate Humble

Reflecting on the sights and sounds of her favourite journeys, the much-loved presenter shares highlights from Thinking on My Feet, an uplifting celebration of the simple pleasure of walking and the many benefits it brings.

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Venue

Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH

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Costs

Early bird - £7

Standard (includes book) - £12.99

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Bath Briefing on IPPC Climate Change

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With Dr Jo House, PhD, BSc Honors, Reader in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Bristol. Jo is one of the lead authors of the IPCC Reports, the 1.5 degree Reports and the recent Committee on Climate Change Report. She says: “My research is on land and climate interactions, including emissions of carbon dioxide from land use change (e.g. deforestation), climate mitigation potential from the land (e.g. afforestation, bioenergy), and implications of science for policy.”

Free to attend - book tickets here

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Jun
13
to Jun 15

Bath Boules pop up event

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The Bath Boules is a vibrant and fun pop up event in Queen Square, Bath 14-16 June 2019. It hosts activities which raise vital funds for local charities including parties, award ceremonies, a food market and more! All culminating in the much-loved Bath Boules tournament.

Key dates

13 June: Creative Bath Awards & Summer Party

14 June: Friday night party

15 June: Bath Boules Saturday

16 June: Bath Boules Sunday

Read more about this event here.

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Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Trams for Bath

"Trams for Bath, Radstock, Keynsham & Bristol?” - Roger Harrison

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Roger Harrison was Chairman of Tramlink Nottingham Ltd, heading the private sector consortium which designed and built. Phase 2 of the Nottingham trams and now operates and maintains the three line network. Highly popular & successful in curbing traffic and pollution.  

He will be talking about how trams may be beneficial to Bath and its connections to Radstock and Bristol.

 To ensure you have a place please book on Eventrbrite, use this link:  

Location

BRLSI ( Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute),16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN (Parking 5 mins, Charlotte St Car park)

Cost (on the door)

£4.00 standard

£2.00 students

 

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Jun
7
2:30 PM14:30

SRA Summer Party

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The Summer party is fast approaching!

Here are all the details from Emma B:

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We have arranged for a Pub Quiz around Bath followed by an early dinner. 

For the pub quiz we will need teams of 4 which I will arrange and distribute; and for the early dinner we need to pre-order.  More details below on both.

The plan is to meet outside The Crystal Palace on Abbey Green at 2.30pm where we will be given:

·         An introduction to the tour & the ideas behind it.

·         A miniature pub chalk board & chalk (one per team).

Each team will come up with a Pub Quiz Team Name, which will eventually be entered into The Bath Pub Tour Hall of Fame.

The questions are multiple-choice /educated-guess questions about pub culture & Bath history with a few bizarre trivia facts thrown in.

The route:

We leave The Crystal Palace and walk up through town for about 45 minutes. It doesn't feel like going for 'a walk' though. It is very gentle & familiar. It's probably about 15 minutes walking & the rest standing outside 'lost & forgotten pubs' & trying to imagine what they were like. We'll stop 3 x 10 minutes with 5 minutes between each stop.

Then we'll go to an actual pub & have a drink & some snacks! At this point we will have a beer expert speak briefly about local brewers & about the particular ale we are tasting. This is an opportunity to sit down for 15-20 minutes.   

From this pit-stop, we'll do another 15 minutes walking + 30 minutes standing & answering questions before we get to The Bell on Walcot Street where the winners will be announced! and the tour ends.

Food:

Once finished we will move to Bistrot Pierre (at Princess Buildings, 4 George Street) for an early evening 2 course dinner approximately 5.30/6pm.

Please see the menu - circulated by email - as we need to pre-order. 

There are no restrictions on the menu and you can pick either starter/main or main/dessert. 

Please can you let me have your choices ASAP.

 Any questions - please let me know - thanks!

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May
24
to Jun 24

Bath Fringe festival programme launched

Over 120 events on offer!

The Bath Fringe Festival has launched its exciting 2019 programme, with more than 120 events and 90 contributors spread across 24 venues in the city during the 17 day festival.

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The festival will run from Friday 24th May until Sunday 9th June with the ever-popular Bedlam Weekend, a celebration of street theatre, circus and dance, taking over the streets of Bath on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June.

This year sees collaborations between the Bath Fringe Festival, The Bath Festival and Komedia Bath as well as a whole host of partnerships with local venues including the Mission Theatre, the Rondo Theatre, Chapel Arts Centre and the Old Theatre Royal.

2019 will see the Bath Fringe celebrating the spirit of the 1969 festival Comtek, which started off a string of events that is believed to have led to the festival of today, with some events and artists from back in the day, and some others inspired by the art styles of the 60s and 70s.

There is a particular emphasis on theatre this year, with two full-time Fringe theatre venues throughout the festival; the Rondo Theatre in Larkhall and The Mission Theatre in the city centre, plus a selection of other shows fitting in odd corners, some interesting experiments, and some very new work.

The Fringe music programme will break new ground with more venues and a programme of great regular nights showing the best of what they do all year round, plus a few special-for-the-fringe bonuses – including a collaboration with Bath Festival and Komedia Bath in contemporary electronica.

The fringe’s Outdoor Arts events have once again been supported by Arts Council England.

These include a special made-in-Bath piece to commemorate the historic festivals (9th June), and the New Work Works artist support and mentoring programme will work in more depth with at least a dozen groups, including some at a more advanced level, so on Bedlam Fair weekend (1st and 2nd June) there will be new work from more established artists as well as newcomers.

Full information can be found on the fringe website: www.bathfringe.co.uk or in the printed festival programmes, available locally.

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May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Party in the City event to return

Streets, open spaces and venues across Bath will come alive to the sound of music, as part of the launch event for this year’s 10-day Bath Festival, Party in the City.

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Party in the City includes every kind of music, from classical and jazz, from pop and punk to folk and choral, and with 36 venues opening their doors, all tastes are catered for.

Partygoers will find festival outdoor stages at Queen Square and Parade Gardens, along with stalls selling fresh cooked street food.

SouthGate Bath is once again hosting its own al fresco party, with food, drink and two stages offering live acts throughout the evening.

Highlights of this year’s event include a unique piece of street performance inspired by football, a 40-piece orchestra playing film/TV themes in Queen Square and country music at Parade Gardens.

Indoor venues, including Komedia, St Swithin’s Church and Widcombe Social Club, will all be offering free live music.

Residents are being encouraged to wander the city and discover choirs in the Central United Reformed Church in Argyle Street, punk-pop at The Pig and Fiddle in Broad Street and orchestras at the Assembly Rooms.

A colourful Party in the City programme, which has a map and a full list of venues, with times for artists playing, will be available before and during the evening of Friday 17th May.

This year, for the first time, The Bath Festival is asking partygoers to donate £1 for a programme.

The donation will help pay the costs of putting on Party in the City, to keep it as a free event and reflecting the fact that The Bath Festival has no local government funding and is a charity.

To find out who is playing where for Party in the City, visit: http://bathfestivals.org.uk/the-bath-festival/party-in-the-city/

Here’s the link to the Party in the City 2019 programme.

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May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Mental Health Master Minds charity quiz

Gather your team of masterminds and test your knowledge against the rest, to win a number of superb PRIZES, kindly donated by the event sponsors!

This event will raising money for mental health charity Mates in Mind.

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The evening includes:

• Introduction by Novus, CIAT aspirATion and Mates in Mind

• Meet and greet the other teams

• Platters of nibbles

• Quiz delivered by the excellent quizmaster

• Raffle, with plenty of fantastic prizes donated by our generous sponsors

• Business card lottery draw

• Charity auction

Enter

Register as a team of 4-6, or as an individual to be grouped into a team on the night.

To enter click here

OR to donate click here.

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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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May
11
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga for Vitality & Clarity: Discover the 'Still Point' Within

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In our busy lives we often forget how essential it is to take a few moments of stillness each day to tune into how we feel and what’s important to us.

In this workshop, through the practice of postures, sequences, breath work, relaxation, meditation and mudras we will re-discover the ‘still point’ within us and from that place gain a clear perspective on our life.


•    We will work with a subtle flowing sequence - using movement, breath, visualisation and affirmation to take you to a place of inner stillness and clarity

•    We will explore how stronger more dynamic yoga, gives us the energy, vitality and dynamism to live an empowered life

•    You will experience how relaxation, meditation and mudras can help us on this journey to deepen our experience of stillness and access our inner power.

 

PRICES AND BOOKING

Cost: £35
Venue: New Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6RA

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May
10
to Jun 10

RIBA annual drawing competition - call for entries

Eye Line 2019

We describe it as an award for architectural drawing, but how you achieve that image is up to you. And once again we have separate categories for students and practitioners
— RIBAJ
Last year’s overall winner was Tszwai So of Spheron Architects "The Girl in Red"

Last year’s overall winner was Tszwai So of Spheron Architects "The Girl in Red"

It’s Eye Line time! The original annual award for architectural image-making skills – let’s call it ‘drawing’, though we welcome all media and combinations of media – is now open for 2019 entries. As ever, it’s purely the power of the image that we’re interested in. How well do you communicate an idea or record an existing building or place?  

This is the seventh year of Eye Line, and my, how it’s grown. Once again we invite entries in two categories: practitioners and students. We will exhibit winners and commendations at the RIBA as well as publishing them in print and online. And our colleagues at the RIBA’s world famous Drawings and Archives Collections (DAC), based in the Victoria & Albert Museum, will scrutinise the winners for potential inclusion in the collections.

We make no distinction between ‘hand drawing’ and computer rendering skills. Both are of equal value and anyway, so many architectural depictions layer several techniques to produce the final image. All are welcome.

We DO distinguish between practitioners and students however, as the conditions under which you work are very different.

Student category: images made by those in architectural education or who are submitting images made before fully qualified.

Practitioner category: images made by those fully qualified and working in practice, either for real-life projects or to explore ideas and experiences.

Now it’s YOUR turn. This is an international competition. Practitioners and students – get image-making, and enter!

Winning and commended entries will be pub­lished in the August issue of RIBAJ as well as ex­hibited at the RIBA.
— RIBAJ
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May
3
to May 8

Foam Exhibition - pop along and see Andrew!

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As some of you may or may not know I am studying an MA in Fine Art part time at UWE and I’m at the end (nearly) of my second year of three.  My course mates and I have independently organised an end of year exhibition called ‘Foam’ which will be in central Bristol at:

Centrespace Gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol, BS1 3QY (Just off Corn Street).

 The exhibition runs from Friday 3rd May – Wednesday 8th May and is open 10am – 5pm with

CLOSING PARTY!!! on Wednesday 8th May 6-9pm.  Which will have some live performances (which might include yours truly on saxophone).

 You are all welcome to come either in the week or for our closing party and bring any interested parties (preferably gallery owners/ high net-worth art collectors) – poster flyer below.  Let me know if you think you’re going to come along (this can be as late as the day), just so I know to expect you.

Andrew Brooks

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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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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
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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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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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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