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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…

A Celebration of Flowers: Kaffe Fassett with Candace Bahouth

19th May at 10:30 am2nd September at 5:00 pm

Internationally-renowned colour expert and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett will make a welcome return to Bath on 19 May with a new exhibition at the Bath & North East Somerset Council-run Victoria Art Gallery. The exhibition will run from 19 May - 2 September. When Fassett and Candace Bahouth last showed at the Victoria Art Gallery in 2008 it welcomed a record-breaking 31,000 visitors. Inspired by flowers all his life, Fassett will demonstrate his full creative flair in this stunning new…

Demuths Cookery School summer courses

1st June30th August

Demuths Cookery School welcome all food lovers to go and learn creative vegetarian and vegan cookery. For everyone from beginners through to accomplished cooks the specialists in plant-based cooking has vegan, vegetarian, raw and gluten free courses available this summer. Events include: Sensational Seasonal Salads, 15 June, 10am- 2pm This half-day class will teach you a variety of vibrant salads showcasing seasonal vegetables paired with pulses, seeds and grains that are tasty, filling and colourful. Price: £95.00 Gluten free and Vegan Baking, 22 June,…

Are We Real? Consciousness and Fiction

21st June at 5:15 pm7:00 pm

On Thursday 21 June, the University of Bonn's Professor Markus Gabriel discusses fiction as a component of human thought and ideology at the University of Bath. It’s a widespread belief in contemporary natural scientific culture that central features of our mind are fictions or illusions. Philosopher Daniel Dennett claims that illusionism about phenomenal consciousness (colour, sound, taste, smell) should be the obvious default theory of consciousness. Illusionists about consciousness typically don’t offer actual error theories that tell us in what…

Fabulously Fermented: An Introduction to Fermentation

23rd June at 2:00 pm5:00 pm

We’ve all heard of Kimchi, Kombucha and Kefir but do we really know what they are, how they’re made and why they’re so good for our stomachs? Lucie Cousins of Bath Culture House will be leading a series of workshops at Combe Grove exploring the science and health benefits behind fermented foods. Come and discover the world of beneficial bacterias, try your hand at fermenting and take away some practical skills and recipes to continue at home. Members £55 |…

Telephoto Photography of Wildlife and Field Trip Corsham Lake

24th June at 9:45 am5:30 pm

Nick Upton is visiting Combe Grove to lead a series of workshops aimed at people who already enjoy photography using a Digital SLR camera and want to learn more or improve their technique, acquire some new tricks, or would like to photograph forms of nature they haven’t attempted before. You do not need to be an expert photographer but if you use more than the auto settings and have an understanding of aperture control, shutter speed, ISO and how these…

Lunchtime talk by Candace Bahouth

27th June at 1:10 pm1:45 pm

As part of the A Celebration of Flowers exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery running from 19 May - 2 September, Candace Bahouth will be having a Lunchtime Talk on Wednesday 27 June, 1.10pm - 1.45pm. This free lunchtime talk by Candance will be at The Guildhall, Bath. To see more about A Celebration of Flowers exhibition click here Visit: victoriagal.org.uk

The Magic of the Breath: Concert/Workshop

29th June at 6:00 pm8:30 pm

This concert features students on flute, recorder, saxophone, guitar, piano and spoken voice (drama). After the interval, when wine and homemade lemonade will be served, the second half, performed by professional musicians, will explore music from Bach to Britten, via Mozart, Schumann, Debussy and R. Strauss, together with discussions and a demonstration of circular breathing on the oboe, all to illustrate The Magic of the Breath. Alexandra Bass - Flute Suzie Shrubb - Oboe/Cor Anglais Evelyn Strasburger - Soprano Tickets:…

Big Band Music and Comedy

29th June at 7:00 pm

Listen to swing music performances from The Park Lane Big Band and comedy by Geoff Whiting at the Big Band Swing and Comedy Event on 29 June. From 7.30pm at The Marquee at Bath Recreation Ground, Dorothy House will be hosting an evening of swing and comedy. When: 29 June, 7.30pm (entry at 7pm) Where: The Marquee, Bath Recreation Ground Tickets: £26 (includes drink on arrival). Proceeds to Dorothy House. Visit: dorothyhouse.org.uk/events

BMI BATH CLINIC’s Minerva’s owl unveiling

30th June at 10:00 am11:00 am

BMI Bath Clinic is inviting the local community to discover its own medical owl sculpture, to be unveiled as part of the Minerva's Owls of Bath 2018 Trail. The unveiling will take place on site at Bath Clinic and is accessible directly from the National Trust Skyline Walk in Combe Down. To celebrate the clinic’s owl, there will be a pop-up owl-themed tea party, competitions and more for everyone to enjoy. Booking not required. To find out more call: 07525…

Smoked & Uncut 2018 at The Pig-Near Bath

30th June at 12:00 pm10:00 pm

This budding celebration of food and music set against a backdrop of the rolling Mendip Hills and quintessentially English views of this part of Somerset, Smoked & Uncut at THE PIG-near Bath is not your average festival. More glamour than grunge, you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists, home-made street food, local ales and the odd cocktail. On Saturday 30 June from 12pm – 10pm, enjoy a day of eating, drinking and enjoying music. Paul Carrack…

Goodnight Mister Tom

3rd July at 7:30 pm7th July at 7:30 pm

September 1939, Britain stands on the brink of war and many young children are being evacuated to the countryside. In Little Weirwold, vulnerable William Beech is sent to live with reclusive widower Tom Oakley. The two develop an unlikely bond but William’s mother is sick and wants her son back in London. Tom waves him off but can’t say goodbye to his young friend so easily... Presented by the multi award–winning Bradfordians Dramatic Society. Tickets: £8–£12.50; wiltshiremusic.org.uk

Frome Festival

6th July15th July

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Frome Festival has announced a monster line-up. The festival will run from 6 July until 15 July and will feature top acts from every art form - including walks, talks, workshops and exhibitions. With over 200 events taking place throughout the festival many are free or with a minimal entry costs. A few well-known names scheduled to appear include singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy, Celtic folk rockers Blazin' Fiddlles, Aston Merrygold, punk poet Dr.…

Summer Action Festival

7th July at 9:00 am5:00 pm

All makes, all ages, all action at Castle Combe this summer! Featuring more than 1,500 club cars, public track time, vintage buses, a KitCar village, trade village, show and shine competition and more. Visit: castlecombecircuit.co.uk

ANTITHESES exhibition

10th July15th July

Susan Griffith-Jones will be showing her most recent paintings, both large oils and small acrylics, while Andy Mason, the award-winning wood turner and carver, will share the space at this summer exhibition. Susan’s work, although firmly abstract, references the shapes and colours and textures in the landscape and reflects her feelings about that landscape in her sense of colour. Andy’s finely turned and carved objects are often inspired by Far Eastern craftsmanship and ceramics. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am–6pm, and…

Pop-up Opera

11th July at 7:30 pm

Join Pop-Up Opera at the Assembly Rooms on 11 July for a very special event. Sit back and enjoy two delicious one-act comedies in which a pair of actresses battle it out to be the prima donna, and a pair of lovers tease and test their feelings for each other. Showcasing Mozart’s gorgeous music and sense of playfulness, the first written in the last 5 years of his life and the second when he was just 12 years old. Two lively and…

BRSCC TCR Race Weekend

14th July at 8:30 am15th July at 6:00 pm

The busiest weekend of car action at Castle Combe in 2018, indeed one of the busiest and best value for money race-weekends in UK club motor sport, with Top Level Touring Car competition making its long awaited debut at Combe. Visit: castlecombecircuit.co.uk

Bubble Rush

14th July at 11:00 am

Join in with the foam frolics on 14 July at Dorothy House's third annual Bubble Rush. Last year an impressive 1,600 people took part and raised £55,000. This year the 5k fun run takes place at the Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet. Run, skip, walk or dance twice around a 2.5k route filled with huge clouds of rainbow-coloured foam. Pass through four bubble stations during the two laps and enjoy double the bubbles. Before you start, the…

Nature Close Up Photography Workshop

15th July at 9:45 am4:30 pm

Nick Upton is visiting Combe Grove to lead a series of workshops aimed at people who already enjoy photography using a Digital SLR camera and want to learn more or improve their technique, acquire some new tricks, or would like to photograph forms of nature they haven’t attempted before. You do not need to be an expert photographer but if you use more than the auto settings and have an understanding of aperture control, shutter speed, ISO and how these…

Ottelien Huckin: Exhibition of paintings, drawings and ceramics.

23rd July at 10:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 29th July, 2018

Inspired by the words of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé Contextualising her own experience of ‘woman’ within the work, the artist, inspired by Wilde’s words, attempts to construct relevant visual narratives from focal language and overarching themes. Ottelien’s bold and expressive figurative compositions are deep rooted in the traditional practice of life drawing; allowing her to work from sketches and intuition. Ottelien is a Bath-based artist and associate of 44AD artspace and studios. With a degree in Fine Art: Painting from the…

Kaffe Fassett: Colour and Inspiration

25th July at 8:00 am5:00 pm

To accompany the A Celebration of Life exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery, Kaffe Fassett will be hosting a talk on Wednesday 25 July. The talk will be located at The Assembly Rooms and will be all about the colour and inspiration behind the current exhibition. Tickets are £12; £11 concessions from Bath Box Office To find out more about A Celebration of Life exhibition click here Visit: victoriagal.org.uk

Fabulously Fermented: Sauerkraut and Kimchi

28th July at 2:00 pm5:00 pm

We’ve all heard of Kimchi, Kombucha and Kefir but do we really know what they are, how they’re made and why they’re so good for our stomachs? Lucie Cousins of Bath Culture House will be leading a series of workshops at Combe Grove exploring the science and health benefits behind fermented foods. Come and discover the world of beneficial bacterias, try your hand at fermenting and take away some practical skills and recipes to continue at home. Members £55 |…

BRSCC Caterham Race Weekend

11th August at 8:30 am12th August at 6:00 pm

In August at Castle Combe, there will be an entire weekend of action from the skeletal racers who will wow crowds across two days of fast-paced action. Visit: castlecombecircuit.co.uk

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