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New Views on Familiar Places exhibition

11th July15th October

This exhibition focuses on the power of painted images to make the viewer look with fresh eyes. David Ringsell takes a contemporary look at classic Bath architecture, creating realistic compositions that retain a painterly quality. Originals and custom prints are available to purchase. Open during café opening times – currently Thursdays, 10am–2pm and at other times by arrangement. Also open for viewings on the following days: 31 July from 12.30–6pm; 27 July, 17 August, 7 September, 12 October from 9am–1pm.…

Tattersett Collective

20th August at 10:00 am1st September at 5:00 pm

Tuesday 20th August sees the opening of an exciting new exhibition of paintings at 44AD. The exhibition will showcase the work of the Tattersett Collective, a group of artists from across the country who share a passion for oil painting. Visitors to the gallery will see a wide variety of work from nine talented artists who each bring their unique style to the collection. They invite you to enjoy paintings ranging from intimate street scenes of Bath and wider landscapes,…

Bath Cats and Dogs Home’s Fun Day

26th August at 11:00 am4:00 pm

Bath Cats and Dogs Home’s annual Fun Day returns on August Bank Holiday Monday. Four-legged fun will be the order of the day at the rescue centre from 11am, when the gates will open for visitors to enjoy a host of displays, games, stalls and tasty food. The fun dog show will be getting tails wagging again this year, and in the main demo ring there’s doggie fun to watch with a showcase from Saxon Agility Club and a chance…

Iford Arts: L’elisir d’amore – Donizetti

3rd September at 7:30 pm
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Watch Donizetti’s comic masterpiece, the operatic favourite L’elisir d’amore, against the beautiful backdrop of Belcombe Court in Bradford on Avon. It is impossible not to empathise with the bashful village boy Nemorino (whose aria ‘a furtive tear’ must be one of the most popular tenor arias of all time). He is besotted with the wealthy Adina but she rejects him. His desperation deepens when Adina apparently falls for a handsome man in a uniform. In abject misery he turns to…

U3A in Bath lecture: Shared interests of South Korea and the UK

5th September at 10:00 am12:00 pm

U3A in Bath is an organisation for retired people who want to try a range of activities including learning languages or history, playing tennis or going on country walks. It also holds regular, monthly public lectures. In this talk on Shared Interests of South Korea and the UK, H.E. Enna Park (the South Korean Ambassador) will describe the history and development of Korea. This country was devastated in the Korean War of 1950–53 and along with its allies suffered heavy…

Novel Nights: Success with Novel Competitions with Caroline Ambrose

6th September at 7:30 pm9:30 pm

At Novel Nights, authors and publishers discuss writing and local writers showcase their novels. Caroline Ambrose, founder of the Bath Novel Award, will talk through the judging process for the prize. What are her readers looking for in the submissions? What is it that assures your entry of a place on the shortlist? Does genre matter? Are first sentences really that important? Is first person a no-no? And what happens when you win? Caroline is the founder and organiser of…

Combe Down Art Trail

7th September at 10:00 am8th September at 5:00 pm

Combe Down Art Trail 2019 is entering its third year and is set to be an exciting weekend. Follow the trail of red paper lanterns throughout the heart of this Bath neighbourhood and visit 16 open art venues, including artists’ own homes and studios, as well as the brand new Hub at Mulberry Park and The Museum of Bath Stone. In total the trail includes over 45 artists’ work as well as animation workshops, flower crown making, music workshops and…

Hospice Care Hero Walk

7th September at 6:00 pm

Over the last 12 years the Bath Moonlight Walk has raised more than £1m to support Dorothy House Hospice Care. This year, the event has been reinvigorated with a superhero injection to become the Hospice Care Hero Walk. Taking place on 7 September, from 6pm, the walk goes through the beautiful grounds of Bath Spa University Campus. Walkers can dress up as their favourite superhero and enjoy hero-themed fun zones as they walk their chosen 1km, 5km or 10km route…

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments – Launch Evening

9th September at 9:30 pm

"And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light." 34 years ago, readers worldwide left Offred to an uncertain fate in The Handmaid's Tale. It is now time to go back to the Republic of Gilead and into Margaret Atwood's best-selling, award-winning world with The Testaments. Head to Waterstones in Bath for a very special launch evening to celebrate this most-loved classic - and stand in the spotlight to share your own work! Waterstones' are calling on writers, poets,…

‘Introduction To Wine’ at Society Café

11th September at 7:30 pm9:00 pm

An evening of tasting and discovering wines, hosted by our friends at Society Café, Kingsmead Square. Our 'Introduction to Wine' class will enlighten you, broaden your knowledge and more importantly enhance your enjoyment of the wine that you drink. The class is designed for those with little previous knowledge, and covers topics such as wine producing countries, grape varieties, production methods & how to taste wine. A fun, informative & tasty evening in the beautiful surroundings of Society Café. Tickets £15 each. Available…

This is Tomorrow

12th September at 9:30 am6:30 pm

This year’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR) symposium, This is Tomorrow, aims to address the ongoing debates affecting our future - ranging from China’s growing dominance in the world and the future of work, to global security, climate change, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ethics, and the future of welfare systems. Over the course of two keynote presentations from Martin Jacques (author, broadcaster, and speaker) and Gavin Kelly (chief executive, Resolution Trust), and three panels from world renowned academics, practitioners and…

Meet Dan Jones – Author of Crusaders

12th September at 6:30 pm

Broadcaster, award-winning journalist and best-selling chronicler of the Middle Ages Dan Jones will be at Waterstones for an evening discussing his newest title, Crusaders. From the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the loss of the last crusader outpost in 1303, this book is an extraordinary account of the sequence of religious wars fought between armies of the European Christian states attempting to wrest the Holy Land from Islamic rule. Dan Jones is a master of popular narrative history,…

Bath Scottish Dancers – Free Taster Evening

17th September at 7:30 pm

Join The Bath Scottish Dancers for a free introductory class at Ralph Allen School on Tuesday 17th September at 7.30 pm. Try a selection of simple dances that everyone can enjoy, see what the classes offer and find out just how much fun Scottish Country Dancing is! These classes are suitable for beginners and intermediate dancers. Beginners classes also take place at Bathampton Village Hall at 1.30 pm from Thursday 19th September 2019 and at New Oriel Hall, Larkhall from…

‘Luddite’ Meet The Winemaker

18th September at 7:00 pm10:00 pm

An evening hosted by Niels, owner and winemaker from Luddite Wines, Bot River, South Africa. Sit back and enjoy a guided tasting of wines from the vineyard, whilst learning a little more about the history, production, methods and beliefs. Luddite Wines is a small family winery situated on the Eastern slopes of the Houw Hoek Mountains. Niels and Penny Verburg started in 1999 with the sole aim of making world class Shiraz. Since then, 8.5 hectares of vineyards and 480…

Therapeutic City Festival

20th September27th September

How can we make a city that is good for our body, mind and soul? This September will see a week of walks, talks and activities in and around Bath as the Therapeutic City Festival opens the conversation about how we design and manage a city for wellbeing. The festival is about looking at Bath’s history as a ‘therapeutic city’, a place where people have come not only to use the thermal waters but also to be restored by Bath’s…

Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2019

21st September6th October

This year marks the Silver Anniversary of Somerset Art Weeks, with the first event in 1994 featuring 160 venues with many artists, art groups, organisations and one-off exhibitions taking part. It’s now the largest visual arts event in the county. Art Weeks has evolved since 1994 with the essence of art at the heart of Somerset, investing in the arts community and enriching lives. Somerset Art Weeks Festival runs from 21 September- 6 October and will host a diverse programme…

The Luna Cinema at The Royal Crescent

27th September at 6:00 pm
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One event on 28th September, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 29th September, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Enjoy a film under the stars with The Luna Cinema. Set within the Royal Crescent's Lower Lawn, this year's outdoor cinema programme includes three widely acclaimed musicals: A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.  The Luna Bar with Estrella will be onsite serving a full selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including Estrella beer, prosecco, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Hot drinks will also be available at the bar. There will be a selection…

Off The Record 25th Anniversary Ball

4th October at 7:00 pm

A fabulous evening of entertainment in celebration of local charity Off The Record’s 25th anniversary and fundraising to help OTR provide their much needed support services for young people in BANES. A three course dinner with wine, entertainment and dancing to the Dave Mitchell Soul Band.  Dress - Black Tie Tickets on sale now - £65 per person Email louisa@axisevents.co.uk for tickets & sponsorship details

Alison Haigh Neff ovens and induction cooking demo

5th October at 10:30 am3:30 pm

Do you want to get the most out of your Neff appliances and learn how to make your home cooking even better? Or are you tempted by an induction hob? Head to Knees Spitfire store as Alison Haigh, Neff’s home economist, who will be demonstrating some fantastic Neff appliances. If you are updating your kitchen or simply a food lover looking for some new recipes, this is an event not to be missed. Get a masterclass on how to get…

Phenomenal Women 2019: Kalpna Woolf

14th November at 6:00 pm7:30 pm

In conjunction with Business West and the University of the West of England, The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel concludes its Phenomenal Women events series with a talk by Kalpna Woolf on 14 November. Kalpna is a major influencer for change in the South West. Following an award-winning career in the BBC, as Head of Production overseeing £100m global business including the BBC’s jewel-in-the-crown, the Natural History Unit, Kalpna now works extensively with the creative sector in both an advisory and…

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