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Bath Canoe Club tasters and courses

6th April18th August

Following the redevelopment of the inside of Bath Canoe Club, it hopes that this improvement will encourage people in the local area to get paddlings. The club offers kayaking and canoeing courses at Saturday afternoon taster sessions and four-week training courses which run throughout the summer. Kids, adults, families, beginners and improvers are all welcome so BCC has something for everyone. As well as being lots of fun, kayaking provides a full-body workout and is a great way of meeting people, with many trips…

Pacific: Oceans of Islands

21st April at 10:00 am22nd September at 4:00 pm

Pacific: Ocean of Islands is the new summer exhibition opening at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI) on 21 April. Drawing on the strengths of the BRLSI Collections in relation to the Pacific region, the theme will be explored in four separate themes, linked by the ocean itself. The material culture of the indigenous Island peoples of the Pacific, including arrows, drums, jewellery and beaded clothing. The history and significance of the Wallace line, an invisible boundary (named after…

The Immersive Arctic: A Northern Sense of Place

25th April at 7:30 pm

A powerfully expressive artist and Honorary Royal Scottish Academician, Janette Kerr will be at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution on 25 April, discussing her travels to Northern landscapes in extreme and stormy weather conditions. Her work captures her immediate response to the ever changing environment, the contrasting sounds and silences, and the close relationship between land and sea. Janette Kerr’s paintings and drawings push at the boundaries between representation and abstraction. Dividing her time between Shetland and Somerset, she…

Peter Brown Exhibition at Prior Park College

26th April at 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Renowned Bath-based painter, Peter Brown has been Artist in Residence at Prior Park College since December 2017. As a finale to his tenure, the College is holding an exhibition of 28 paintings created during his time as Artist in Residence. The exhibition will take place on Thursday 26 April, 7–9pm and will help to raise funds for the College Chapel Appeal. All pieces of art are for sale and two principal paintings will be auctioned on the night - 50%…

Whistles Wedding Trunk Show – Pop up event

27th April29th April

Whistles Wedding is going on tour with a pop up trunk show event in selected Whistles stores across the UK and Switzerland. Customers will be able to pre book private bridal appointments for the bride and bridesmaids, offering customers the opportunity to view and try on Whistles’ full wedding collection, which they can order in store and have delivered direct to their home. Private hour long appointments will be offered with a personal stylist in a dedicated space in store,…

The Jerry Lee Lewis Story

27th April at 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Starring the sensationally talented Peter Gill (Let The Good Times Roll, Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise). This is the story of Rock'n'Roll’s most exciting performer. From his meteoric rise to fame to his equally as fast fall from grace when he married his 13 year old cousin – back to his reinstatement as one of music’s biggest names with his triumphal concert return at Hamburg’s Star Club. Expect rock'n'roll classics such as Great Balls of Fire, Breathless, Jailhouse Rock and many many more…

Bath Minerva Choir Spring Concert

28th April at 7:30 pm

Join Bath Minerva Choir, an international team of soloists and Bath Philharmonia for the beautifully atmospheric Dvorak Stabat Mater, performed in the magnificent setting of Bath Abbey. Where: Bath Abbey When: 28th April at 7.30pm Tickets available from Bath Box Office. Call: 01225463362 or visit: bathboxoffice.org.uk Visit: bathminervachoir.co.uk

Bath’s Tech Success: Altus – Meet the Consultants

3rd May at 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Tucked away behind the train station in the city centre lies one of Bath’s best kept business secrets; Altus. It might be a small firm, but it packs an almighty punch, counting many of the UK’s most prestigious financial institutions as clients - and plenty of international ones too. The business just keeps on growing. There is fierce demand for Altus Consultants and their expertise is held in such high regard that there are plans to grow the team significantly.…

Maddy Prior with Hannah James and Giles Lewin

3rd May at 7:30 pm10:30 pm

A remarkable trio exploring the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe. Over the course of her remarkable career, Maddy Prior has made it her mission to work with some of the most exceptional musicians in the world – both within Steeleye Span and beyond. To that noted list she has added accordion player, singer and clog dancer Hannah James and multi-instrumentalist Giles Lewin (Bellowhead/Carnival Band), forming a trio that explores the music of England, the British Isles…

The Everly Brothers and Friends Tribute Show

4th May at 7:30 pm10:30 pm

The Temple Brothers, the UKs No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers are proud to announce the return of their Theatre Show, produced by themselves. The only show of it’s kind dedicated to the music of one of the greatest harmony duo’s the Everly Brothers. Just as the Everly Brothers were the Temple Brothers are real life brothers, their harmonies are unlike anything ever heard, truly not to be missed. When: 5 May, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm) ends at 10.30pm…

Bath Open Studios

5th May at 10:30 am28th May at 5:00 pm

Bath’s popular arts trails and open studios run throughout the month of May, with an event in a different part of the city each weekend. In total, more than 180 artists and makers will open their doors to the public to showcase original artwork, give demonstrations or offer workshops. It’s an opportunity to discover the wide range of art and craft being created here, meet artists and makers, talk about their ideas or just enjoy browsing. You might even buy…

Andrew McCormack: Graviton

5th May at 7:30 pm

Enjoy jamming grooves and high-wire risk-taking with veterans of the New York jazz scene on Saturday 5 May at Wiltshire Music Centre. Pianist and composer Andrew McCormack has become one of the most talked-about jazz artists on the worldwide stage, and regularly rubs shoulders with the likes of Kyle Eastwood and Jamie Cullum. Andrew has received acclaim for his magnetic live performances and exploration of new musical styles, showcased here alongside the performers featuring on Andrew’s 2017 album, Graviton. When:…

Wizz Jones – Acoustic guitarist, songwriter, folksinger and bluesman

6th May at 7:30 pm10:30 pm

A unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a right hand worthy of Big Bill Broonzy. Originally inspired by seeing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Wizz learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London’s Soho in the late 1950’s. When: 6 May, starts at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm) and ends at 10.30pm Where: Chapel Arts Centre Tickets: Advanced, £12. Door price, £12 Visit: chapelarts.org

Daisy Chapman

10th May at 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Self titled ‘Sinner’ Songwriter and BBC Introducing favourite Daisy Chapman is an incredibly well-travelled pianist and vocalist who draws influences from the anti-folk world. It’s hard to pinpoint Daisy’s unique style, but think Sandy Denny meets Regina Spektor and you’re close. Every song harbours a dark story of love, lust and loss told through her exquisite voice with Sue Lord on violin bringing the performance to harmonious climax every time. Daisy has shared the stage with prog rockers Crippled Black…

Emily Maguire

11th May at 7:30 pm10:30 pm

A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist with five albums and two books to her name, Emily Maguire is best known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and spellbinding live performances winning her fans across the globe. When: 11 May, 8pm start (doors open at 7.30pm) and ends at 10.30pm Where: Chapel Arts Centre Tickets: Advance, £14. On the door, £16 Visit: chapelarts.org

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Choir of Clare College Cambridge

11th May at 7:30 pm

Enjoy an orchestral and choral celebration of the grandfather of classical music at the Wiltshire Music Centre on Friday 11 May, 7.30pm. Nelson Mass is arguably Haydn’s greatest composition and the original title Miss in Agustiis reflects the uncertain times of 1797 and the composer’s intense fear for the future of Austria. Haydn’s first and last symphonies complete this thrilling programme, including Symphony 104 which was a huge success at its London premiere in 1795. Alongside OAE Rising Stars soloists, Wiltshire…

Kathryn Anthony celebrates 25th Anniversary

12th May at 9:00 am4:30 pm

On the 1 May this year Kathryn Anthony Optometry will have been delivering the highest standards of eyecare and eyewear to their clients in Bath for 25 years. Join them on Saturday 12 May for their Special Event, from 9am – 4.30pm. In the beginning it was just a small almost cottage industry with just Kathryn and her husband doing everything, eye examinations, spectacle dispensing and making up the glasses by hand on the premises. "On the first day we opened…

Bath Art fair

12th May at 10:00 am13th May at 5:00 pm

Organised by award winning professional Somerset artist Alce Harfield, the second Bath Art fair will bring together some of the most innovative professional artists from around the country in one relaxed setting in the grounds of the popular Farleigh Road Farm shop off the A36 between Bath and Frome on Saturday 12 May, 10-6pm and Sunday 13 May, 10-5pm. Alce has gathered together over 65 of the best award winning independent artists from all over the country from Aberdeenshire to…

Teacher Training Taster Day

12th May at 10:00 am2:00 pm

Bath Spa University is hosting a Teacher Training Taster Day on 12 May at 10am – 2pm. When you train to become a teacher, you not only change people's lives but you also change your own. 9 out of 10 people believe that teaching is a fulfilling career option. The emotional rewards of teaching children and young people, seeing them develop and grow cannot be underestimated. On one of Bath Spa University's Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ programmes, you can achieve a rewarding…

The Three Little Pigs with The Magnard Ensemble

13th May at 3:00 pm

Enter the wonderful world of Roald Dahl in this colourful retelling of his version of the children’s tale on Sunday 13 May. Discover the magic of musical instruments as the Magnard Ensemble and narrator Rebecca Kenny bring the characters to life in this interactive family concert with storytelling and live music. Venture into the dark forest to take on the Big Bad Wolf and visit an enchanted garden, but keep your wits about you, because there might be a few…

Pint of Science Festival 2018

14th May at 7:30 pm16th May at 9:30 pm

Sucker for fascinating facts? Love the pub? Then Pint of Science Festival is for you! Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you. You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science (and have a pint with them). The festival runs on the evenings of the 14, 15 and 16 May spanning…

Chef’s Table with Hywel Jones

17th May at 6:30 pm

Join Lucknam Park in the Cookery School for a Chef’s table experience with its Michelin Star executive chef, Hywel Jones on 17 May. Hywel will work at a Cookery School island to prepare a fabulous five course menu, talking you through each dish and the techniques he uses. Hywel will talk as he cooks, taking your questions and involving you in the whole process so you can enjoy a fun yet relaxed evening with exceptional food. The Chef’s Table evening…

An evening with Dr Janet Rose

17th May at 6:30 pm

The principal of Norland College is visiting the Royal High Junior School on Thursday 17 May. The evening will start with drinks and canapés from 6.30pm and the talk 'A Sense of Self' will begin at 7.15pm. This is a great opportunity to hear an international expert share the latest research and speak about young children's potential and wellbeing. As a former teacher, early years practitioner and a Reader in Education at Bath Spa University, Dr Janet Rose has had…

Young Waters

17th May at 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Winners of the New Shoots Competition, Bath Folk Festival 2016: Young Waters. Haunting harmonies, toe-tapping rhythm and twisted folk from rising stars. Young Waters’ twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical strings and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their exhilarating rhythms and intricate melodies, coupled with a repertoire that combines startling original material with traditional folk songs, makes for a captivating stage presence. When: 17 May, 8pm start (doors open at 7.30pm) and ends at 10.30pm Where:…

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