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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…

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…

Lankum

25th May at 7:30 pm

Dublin’s four-piece traditional folk group bring back the voice of the streets combining distinctive four-part vocal harmonies, Uilleann pipes, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar on Friday 25 May. Performing humourous music-hall ditties and songs from the streets of Dublin, they are influenced by the music of Irish legends such as Frank Harte, as well as ambient techno and rock’n’roll. The group have recently completed a sell-out six week tour of the United States and appeared live on Later with Jools…

The Importance of Being Earnest UK Tour: Split Second Productions

27th May

As a rare treat to the locals of Bath and surrounding areas, The Guildhall is set to open its doors to the public for a production of Oscar Wilde’s cherished The Importance of Being Earnest – but not quite as you may know it. The hilarious, two man re-imagining of the classic will visit castles, palaces estates and across the country in time for late May Bank holiday weekend. Already one of our nation’s funniest plays, the “exhilarating” Split Second…

Spring Blossoms Art Session

30th May at 10:30 am3:30 pm

During the May Half Term at Victoria Art Gallery is holding a Spring Blossoms event for children aged 3 – 7. On Wednesday 30 May there will be two sessions from 10.30am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3.30pm. Children can enjoy creating a blossom picture using mixed media. When: Wednesday 30 May, 10.30am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3.30pm Where: Victoria Art Gallery Price: Free Visit: victoriagal.org.uk

OAE Young Artists: Ensemble Voyage

30th May at 1:00 pm

OAE Young Artists present 18th-century musical radicals in this concert given by some of the most promising young talents in period instrument performance, envoking the brilliant innovation of Baroque music on Wednesday 30 May. When: Wednesday 30 May, 1:00pm Where: Wiltshire Music Centre Price: £10, £5 for U18s and students Visit: wiltshiremusic.org.uk

Bath Festival of Nature

2nd June at 11:00 am9:00 pm

Join Bath Festival of Nature for a riverside adventure in Green Park, as the team takes over this heritage area with a series of nature-themed events for the whole family. Bring down your fossils to have them identified, or explore the on-site mini-museum. Find out how to make gardens and green spaces good for bees and butterflies, and take a free pack of seeds away with you. Don’t forget to stay on late for Pop-up Wildlife Party in Green Park…

Tom Kerridge presents Pub in the Park

8th June10th June

Join Tom Kerridge in Royal Victoria Park from 8-10 June for top tunes and amazing food. Razorlight, Squeeze, Tom Odell, Melanie C, and Scouting for Girls top the music line-up, and you can enjoy great food from pop-up pubs – including Tom Kerridge’s The Hand & Flowers and The Coach. See Tom and other top UK chefs including Paul Ainsworth and Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown live on stage, plus there’s loads of foodie shopping – it’s going…

Afternoon Tea with Stephanie Millward

8th June at 2:30 pm4:30 pm

On 8 June, enjoy an Afternoon Tea with Guest Speaker at the The Ivy Bath Brasserie from 2.30pm – 4.30pm. Enjoy a Champagne afternoon tea and a Q&A discussion with Paralympian swimmer, Stephanie Millward, MBE on her athletic career, overcoming the challenges of multiple sclerosis and being an ambassador for the hospice. When: 8 June, 2.30pm – 4.30pm Where: The Ivy Bath Brassierie, Milsom Street Tickets: £25 (includes afternoon tea, drink and talk). Proceeds to Dorothy House. Visit: dorothyhouse.org.uk Image: Dorothy House…

Con-form: UWE’s Creative Industries Degree Show

9th June13th June

UWE Bristol’s annual Creative Industries degree show, Con-form, is back, showcasing work from more than 500 talented graduates from undergraduate and postgraduate art, design, film and journalism programmes. This event is a real highlight of the year and is an opportunity to see the exceptional work across the City Campus locations at Arnolfini, Bower Ashton and Spike Island. This year’s theme, Con-form, was developed by students William Bently and Myah Calista, who drew inspiration from the many students of the…

Lansdown’s Open Gardens

10th June at 2:00 pm5:00 pm

Explore Lansdown’s Open Gardens on Sunday 10 June from 2pm until 5pm. On this Sunday afternoon you can enjoy this year’s Lansdown Open Gardens which includes gardens in Sion Hill, a landscaped garden in Somerset Lane and two classic gardens in Richmond Road. There is also the sale of herbaceous and vegetable plants, rhubarb and garden bric-a-brac on St. Stephen’s Millennium Green. Tea and delicious home-made cakes will be available from St Stephen’s Centre throughout the afternoon. Tickets: £5 (children…

Ash + Sun Exhibition by Georgie Mason

16th June22nd June

Enjoy an exhibition of paintings and poetry from India by Georgie Mason at Somerton House from 16 June until 22 June. Taking place in her mother's house just off the London Road, Georgie will be exhibiting a new series of around 30 painting inspired by her recent travels around India. While her older paintings existed somewhere between the figurative and the abstract, these works are based on memories of light and colour resulting in more abstracted forms. Georgie is London-based, working…

Neff Appliance Cooking Demonstration

16th June at 11:00 am3:30 pm

Visit Knees Spitfire store in its brand new kitchen studio on 16 June as it welcomes back Neff home economist Alison Haigh. Alison will be giving a masterclass on how to get the most out of some fantastic Neff appliances including induction hobs, combination steam ovens and Neff multifunction ovens. There will be lots of chances to ask Alison questions while sampling some of the delicious dishes. If you are updating your kitchen or simply a food lover looking to…

The Tempest

16th June at 6:30 pm10:00 pm

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company are coming to Bowood House & Gardens on Saturday 16 June for Shakespeare's spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest -  A play of soaring poetry high comedy and tender love. Begin the evening by wandering through the Italian inspired terrace gardens in front of the beautiful Georgian House, with the summer roses providing a profusion of fragrant blossoms. Make your way to the East Lawn, next to the herbaceous border overlooking the mile…

A Handful of Singers concert

16th June at 7:30 pm

A Handful of Singers’ summer concert is a grand farewell to its musical director for the last 13 years, the award-winning Christopher Finch. The programme is designed to celebrate what he has achieved with the choir; the first half is by French composers: Poulenc’s beautiful Mass in G, Fauré’s ever-popular Cantique de Jean Racine and his lyrical Madrigal, and Saint-Saëns’ Calme des Nuits. The second half shifts to the late 20th and early 21st century featuring John Tavener’s As one…

Father’s Day Ale and Whiskey Tea

17th June at 3:00 pm5:00 pm

  Enjoy a wonderful treat for Father's Day with Lucknam Park's Afternoon Tea in an 18th century Palladian mansion set amidst 500 glorious acres of parkland on Sunday 17 June. Choose from a delicious full afternoon tea with either whiskey or local ale served in The Library, Drawing Room or, if it is nice weather, on the Terrace. Prices: Full Afternoon Tea: £29 per person Local Ale Afternoon Tea: £35 per person Whiskey Afternoon Tea: £40 per person When: 3pm – 5pm. Subject to availability.…

Music and Drama Workshops: Perform with Pride

20th June

Girls in Year 4 and 5 are invited to participate in the Royal High School Bath's music and drama workshops on Saturday 30 June. Girls can choose the drama workshop or participate in a music workshop, which your daughter will perform at the start of  the Royal High's whole-school music festival. The music festival is an outdoor concert showcasing the full range of musical performances at the Royal High, from Junior to Senior and Community to Choral. External bands will be…

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

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