Despite the clouds and rain, there were a record number of people at this year's SRA summer party at Larkhall Sports Club!
We enjoyed a fun day with a delicious feast of BBQ food and tasty salads that set us all up to take part in the afternoon Boules competition. With brief interludes of sunshine we joined in our matches and had the friendly volunteers on-hand to help guide us through the competition rules, providing a tape measure when required.
Play stopped mid-afternoon for some tasty tea and cake and then we restarted play: for some of us it was boules - for others - the bouncy castle, giant Jenga and Connect 4!
The 'Finals' took place on the skittle alley with Sinead and Patrick taking first place.
A very big thank you to Emma and Amy who organised the event and made sure everything ran so smoothly. Also to all the team and their family members that braved the weather and created a fun atmosphere on the day.
The Brutalist Playground exhibition is on until 9th September 2017.
Commissioned by the RIBA, The Brutalist Playground shines a light on the abstract concrete playgrounds designed as part of post-war housing estates in the mid-twentieth century. Often made from concrete, such playgrounds were cast into housing estates such as Churchill Gardens, Pimlico; Seamount Court in Aberdeen and the Park Hill Estate in Sheffield in sculptural forms, presenting a distinct move away from previous playground design.
2015 Turner Prize winners ASSEMBLE and artist SIMON TERRILL have worked with RIBA curators to recreate these play structures in reconstituted foam, creating an interactive playground where the viewer becomes participant and in this way completes the work while offering a renewed understanding and critique of the architects’ original designs and intentions. Archive images of the original playgrounds are projected on the walls.
The Edge and the University of Bath are delighted to bring this family friendly exhibition to Bath for the first time during the University’s 50th Anniversary year. It’s the first of two exhibitions acknowledging the concrete origins of Bath’s 1960s campus which went on to incorporate buildings designed by celebrated architects of the era including proponents of British Brutalism Alison and Peter Smithson.
OPENING TIMES: TUES-SUN, 11AM-5PM (CLOSED MONDAY)
The Edge, University of Bath
BA2 7AY Bath
See map: Google Maps
New SRA team play list
- Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday (of course!)
- Puddle of Mudd - Blurry
- Wolf Alice - Silk
- Wolf Alice - Moaning Lisa Smile
- Alex Mills - Be Somebody
- Kasabian - LSF
- The Roots - The Seed
- Lisa Hannigan - Ora
- Lisa Hannigan - Undertow
- Dennis Lloyd - Nevermind
- Laura Mvual- Phenomenal Woman
- The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
- Beastie Boys – Sabotage
- Used to get high – John Butler Trio
- Golden Touch - Razorlight
- Heavy – Collective Soul
- Masterplan – Oasis
- Going home – Dire Straits
- Romeo & Juliet - Dire Straits
- The Fun Lovin’ Criminal – Fun Lovin’ Criminals!
- Another Day of Sun - La La Land
- A Well Respected Man (The Kinks) – Juno
- Love Theme – Cinema Paradiso
- Nobody’s Empire – Belle and Sebastian
- Ghosts – Laura Marling
- Lovefool – The Cardigans
- Bon Iver – 8 (Circle)
- NWA – Express Yourself
- Damian Marley – Welcome to Jamrock
- Belle & Sebastian – ease your feet into the sea
- Norah Jones – Summertime
- Bob Marley – everything’s gonna be alright
- Nadine Shah ‘Out the Way’
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah ‘The Pilot’
- Spoon ‘Hot Thoughts’
- Swedish house mafia – one
- Sum 41 - In too deep
- Sum 41 - Fat lip
- Royal blood – lights out
- Muse – Hysteria
- Muse – Stockholm syndrome
- Coldplay – Adventure of a Lifetime
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower (Official Audio)
- Eric Clapton - Sunshine of your love
- Mark Knopfler - So Far From The Clyde
- Echo and the Bunnymen - The Game
- DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – Summertime
- Manic Street Preachers - Europa Geht Durch Mich
- The Universal – Blur
- Donavan – Sunshine superman
- The Lumineers – Ho Hey
- I’m still standing – Elton John
- Mr Brightside – Killers
- Moves like Jagger – Maroon 5
- I predict a riot – Kaiser Chiefs
- Bitter sweet symphony - Verve
- Roy Ayers: Everybody Loves the Sunshine
- Paul Simon: I Know What I Know
- Q-Tip: Let’s Ride
- Crystal Fighters – You & I
- Ja Rule – Always on Time
- Blu Cantrell – Hit ‘Em up Style (Oops!)
- Santana – Maria Maria (Radio Mix)
- Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life
- Jamiroquai – Love foolosophy
- The Rolling Stones- Paint it Black
- Mad Dog Mcrea – A Longer Road
- Mad Dog Mcrea – Almost Home
- Gorillaz – 19-2000 (Soulchild Remix)
- Elbow – One Day Like This
- Alt-J – Breezeblocks
- Underworld – Caliban’s Dream
- TIEKS - Sunshine
- Clean Bandit - Rather Be
We have the pleasure of working with The Genesis Trust in Bath. They have been established in the city for over 21 years, and are the first point of contact for homeless and vulnerable adults in Bath.
The Genesis Trust are running a fundraising coffee morning tomorrow at Three Ways School in Odd Down as part of #SmallCharityWeek.
Donation match - Thursday 22nd June only!
If you can't make it for coffee but would like to make a donation - you can! As part of Small Charity Week, 'Local Giving' is matching funding gifts up to £25 only on Thursday 22nd June. Click here to donate.
Thank you to everybody that came along on Saturday to Bath Boules and made it such a fun day!
The team spirit certainly was apparent as we cracked open the beer and pimms around 11am. This spurred us on winning a total of 3 games.
Here are some photos from the day. Click on the photo to see the full image.
For those that weren't here last week, Jane popped in with little Evie. She shared a few pictures from their first family holiday with Evie. I couldn't resist posting them as they are so cute!
Suzanne and Rich are looking forward to the arrival of their new baby boy on 2nd July (or there about!).
So if you fancy your chances of winning the sweepstake, put on your best guessing head and pay a £1 to Amy. She will collate everybody's answers.
Can you guess?
- The baby weight?
- The actual birth date?
Well done to Amy, Emma, Jimi, Oliver and Karen for completing the Two Tunnels run yesterday morning! They all managed to do a better time than before. Taking part in the Two Tunnels series is helping to build their fitness. And in Emma's case recovery from a bad knee.
Next race is on 9th July. More details available on the blog soon!
The star quiz team this week was Lizzie, Alex, Amy, Jonathan, Karen and a stranger called Adam!
It was a challenging 60 question round, which we were surprised to win third place in. Perhaps the cocktails helped?
Look out for more details of the next team quiz night, which we hope to get together for in June.
The Partners’ have confirmed that SRA will use the ‘RIBA Pension’ for the practice’s workplace pension scheme.
We have agreed to bring forward our staging date to 1st April to coincide with the accounting financial year. This provides additional time to get things up and running in advance of our formal staging date which is August .
We’re expecting RIBA to be in touch in the next week or two to get us set up on the portal, following which we will be able to explain the process and provide more detail. The first payment into the scheme will be made at the end of April (i.e. when April’s salaries are paid).
In the meantime we’ve attached a few documents that we hope are useful for you all to read, also the link to the powerpoint from the webinar Jan did can be found here. We particularly encourage you to read the ‘introduction for employees’ guide which provides some more detail about eligibility, joining the scheme and contributions.
If you have any questions please discuss with Beth.