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FREE Learn to Fly Fish
17 March - 13 October 2018
Orvis, 1 Pulteney Bridge, Bath, BA2 4AX
JOIN US! Orvis Learn The Fly Fishing Basics is aimed at anyone who loves the outdoors.

This store-based class will provide you with free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging and is perfect for beginners of all ages! Bring the whole family and learn what this great sport is all about. Those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Upon completion of the course you will receive a range of vouchers, valid toward the purchase of Orvis products and our Learn to Fly Fish on the Water class.

Sessions are staggered throughout the season but for a group of 4 or more we can tailor to book any time that suits you.

SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED - BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
To inquire about dates and bookings please give us a call on 01225 331471 #ORVISBATH
Sinclair McKay

Sinclair McKay - The Bath Festival
Saturday 12 May 2018
Masonic Hall At Old Theatre Royal, Bath, BA1 1JU
When recruiting their top codebreakers, Bletchley Park put mathematicians, musicians, chess masters and linguists through their paces with mind-twisting puzzles. Sinclair McKay (The Secret Life of Bletchley Park) will share the ingenious riddles and astonishing stories from the centre of WW2 intelligence.

Saturday 12 May 1pm - 2pm
Tickets - £10 Available from Bath Box Office
T: 01225 463362
E: bathboxoffice@bathtourism.co.uk

Bradford-on-Avon Spring Forgaing Course
Sunday 13 May 2018
The Fox And Hounds, Farleigh Rise, Bath. BA15 2PU
On the outskirts of Bradford-on-Avon nr Bath, this beautiful venue is well situated with it being on the Somerset and Wiltshire borders and within easy reach of the M4.
This course is a simple foraging walk where we will identify a selection of edible and poisonous Spring shoots, plants, flowers and mushrooms.
The course starts in the garden of the Fox and Hounds Pub at 12pm, with a 20 minute introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes where they relate to foragers.
Then we’ll set off for a 2-3 hour walk taking in the local woodland and the area near the River Avon. We will stop for some of our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup somewhere along the way.
Last year the woodland was full of all our favourite Spring plants and mushrooms, and when in full bloom it was truly beautiful.
After the walk it’s back to The Fox and Hounds to end the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found.
We will email all of you details of all the plants we find to help you remember what you have learnt. There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online. Ticket prices; Adults £45, under 16's £22.50, under 12's Free. Time; 12pm-3.30pm.
wildfooduk.com
The Bath Festival

TLS & The Bath Festival Present: Jane Austen Rated
Sunday 13 May 2018
Masonic Hall At Old Theatre Royal, Bath, BA1 1JU
Do the subtle charms of Persuasion outrank the dazzling wit of Pride and Prejudice? Has Mansfield Park ever got the attention it deserves? Is Emma Woodhouse the most fully realised heroine in Jane Austen’s canon? Join the Times Literary Supplement’s Michael Caines and special guests in this tribute to a beloved writer.

Sunday 13 May 11am - 12pm
Tickets - £9 Available from Bath Box Office
T: 01225 463362
E: bathboxoffice@bathtourism.co.uk
Kit De Waal & Joanna Cannon

Kit De Waal & Joanna Cannon - The Bath Festival
Sunday 13 May 2018
Masonic Hall At Old Theatre Royal, Bath, BA1 1JU
In Kit de Waal’s The Trick to Time and Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon, two women must piece together their memories in order to make peace with the past and get to grips with their present. The acclaimed authors will discuss themes around humanity, memory and the threads that tie us to one another. In Partnership with Bath Spa University.

Sunday 13 May 1 - 2pm
Tickets - £9 Available from Bath Box Office
T: 01225 463362
E: bathboxoffice@bathtourism.co.uk
Lyndall Gordon

Lyndall Gordon - The Bath Festival
Sunday 13 May 2018
Masonic Hall At Old Theatre Royal, Bath, BA1 1JU
What do Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner and Virginia Woolf have in common? Brave, visionary and shunned by polite society, each author became an ‘outlaw’ to claim her own voice. In Outsiders, Lyndall Gordon writes with ‘passionate intelligence’ (Guardian) about their courage and influence.

Sunday 13 May 5 - 6pm
Tickets - £9
Available from Bath Box Office
T: 01225 463362
E: bathboxoffice@bathtourism.co.uk
The Bath Festival

Libby Jackson - The Bath Festival
Sunday 13 May 2018
Masonic Hall At Old Theatre Royal, Bath, BA1 1JU
From small steps to giant leaps, Libby Jackson’s book A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space. Libby, who also works at the UK Space Agency, will celebrate the pioneers who have inspired her and champion some unsung heroes.

Sunday 13 May 7 - 8pm
Tickets - £9
Available from Bath Box Office
T: 01225 463362
E: bathboxoffice@bathtourism.co.uk
Exploring Whisky with Rachel McCormack

Exploring Whisky with Rachel McCormack
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Waterstones, 4-5 Milsom St, Bath BA1 1DA
Serving up a heady mix of anecdotes, recipes, history and know-how, Rachel McCormack’s Chasing The Dram puts cooking with whisky firmly back on the menu. Hear about Rachel’s adventures across Scotland with this remarkable ingredient, and try delicious whiskies from top distilleries. Perfect for connoisseurs and novices alike.

Over 18s only.
‘If your kitchen isn’t yet home to a bottle of the stuff, McCormack persuasively suggests why it should be.’ OLIVE MAGAZINE

8 - 9pm / Tickets - £12 (including whisky tasting)
Available from Bath Box Office
T: 01225 463362
E: bathboxoffice@bathtourism.co.uk


Guts and Gore - The Bath Festival
Thursday 17 May 2018
Masonic Hall At Old Theatre Royal, Bath, BA1 1JU
From gruesome diseases to jaw-dropping operations, the bloody history of medicine has fascinated us for centuries. In this warts-and-all panel discussion, writers Jack Hartnell (Medieval Bodies), Richard Barnett (The Smile Stealers) and James Wood (TV’s Quacks) will explore our obsession with anatomy, medical marvels and the surgeon’s knife.

Thursday 17 May 6 - 7pm
Tickets - £9 Available from Bath Box Office
T: 01225 463362
E: bathboxoffice@bathtourism.co.uk
Jim Crace - The Bath Festival
Thursday 17 May 2018
Masonic Hall At Old Theatre Royal, Bath, BA1 1JU
The Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Harvest, Quarantine, and Being Dead, Jim Crace talks about his new novel, The Melody. Set beneath a Mediterranean sun, an aging pianist’s life is changed forever when he is attacked by an unknown creature. This tender novel about music, celebrity and lost love glitters with Crace’s trademark crystalline prose.

Tickets - £9 Available from Bath Box Office
T: 01225 463362
E: bathboxoffice@bathtourism.co.uk
The Bath Festival

Brett Anderson - The Bath Festival
Saturday 19 May 2018
Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH
Before becoming the frontman of Suede, Brett Anderson was a ‘snotty, sniffy, slightly maudlin sort of boy’, desperate to break away. In his moving and funny book Coal Black Mornings, Brett shares the story of his rise to fame – from seventies suburbia to the devastating loss of his mother.

In partnership with Bath Spa University.
Saturday 19 May 7 - 8pm
Tickets - £10 Available from Bath Box Office
T: 01225 463362
E: bathboxoffice@bathtourism.co.uk
Bath Speed Dating - Opa Meze Bar
About Speed Dating in Bath Events
At one of our Bath Speed Dating events, you will have four minutes to chat to each date. Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to and whether you would like to see them again and also short enough if you don't. At the end of each date you have a brief few moments to make some notes on the person you have just dated. This is something to help jog your memory for the post event matching process the next day.

What if I like another speed dater at a Bath Speed Dating event?
As it’s extremely likely that you will like lots of other people at one of our Speed Dating in Bath events - the difficulty is choosing who you would really like to see again. Use your Speeding Ticket to make notes at the end of each date and tick the people you like and want to see again. The next day or so, simply sign on to the website and tick the people you want to see again.

How many dates will I get at a Speed Dating in Bath event?
You will normally get between twelve and fifteen dates at a Speed Dating in Bath event, depending on the venue location. Occasionally we go up to twenty dates. Any more and you would probably be exhausted.

The Speed Dating in Bath is a speed dating event brought to you by Slow Dating on www.slowdating.com

Book now today: Speed Dating in Bath
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Bath Festival of Nature

Bath Festival of Nature
Saturday 2 June 2018
Green Park
Join Festival of Nature for its 15th birthday celebrations as we set sail down the river for another year of the UK's largest celebration of the natural world!

Come create, explore and run wild in the heart of the city as Festival of Nature comes to Green Park for the first time! With performances, a showcase of hands-on fun from local and national environmental organisations, talks and walks; 2018 will be the best Bath Festival of Nature yet!

Visit www.festivalofnature.org.uk for more information.
Bradford-on-Avon Spring Forgaing Course
Saturday 2 June 2018
The Fox And Hounds, Farleigh Rise, Bath. BA15 2PU
On the outskirts of Bradford-on-Avon nr Bath, this beautiful venue is well situated with it being on the Somerset and Wiltshire borders and within easy reach of the M4.
This course is a simple foraging walk where we will identify a selection of edible and poisonous Spring shoots, plants, flowers and mushrooms.
The course starts in the garden of the Fox and Hounds Pub at 12pm, with a 20 minute introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes where they relate to foragers.
Then we’ll set off for a 2-3 hour walk taking in the local woodland and the area near the River Avon. We will stop for some of our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup somewhere along the way.
Last year the woodland was full of all our favourite Spring plants and mushrooms, and when in full bloom it was truly beautiful.
After the walk it’s back to The Fox and Hounds to end the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found.
We will email all of you details of all the plants we find to help you remember what you have learnt. There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online. Ticket prices; Adults £45, Under 16's £22.50, Under 12's Free. Time; 12pm-3.30pm.
www.wildfooduk.com
Tessa Hadley

Novel Nights: Tessa Hadley in conversation
📅 Friday 8 June 2018
Burdall's Yard, London Rd, BA1 5NH
Tessa Hadley is recognised as a leading literary figure. At Novel Nights she'll be talking about her writing history, the differences between short stories and novels and how she plans her novels and balances teaching and writing. There will be a Q&A and books for sale

Tessa has written six novels - including The London Train and also The Past, which won the Hawthornden Prize - and three collections of short stories. Bad Dreams and other stories was published in 2017.

She publishes short stories regularly in the New Yorker, reviews for the Guardian and the London Review of Books, and is a Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University; she was awarded a Windham Campbell prize for Fiction in 2016. The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets are available online at novelnights.co.uk

Three writers will share their work with the audience and Tessa's books will be available to buy.
From Stressed To Calm In A Day!
Friday 15 June 2018
The Bailbrook House Hotel
A day to help people understand about stress with the focus on offering easy, quick, portable techniques to reduce its grip on us. We will also look at sleep issues with advice on how to sleep better offered too. Numbers will be limited to 15 as we want the day to be as interactive as possible. More..
RUH Skydive Day
Sunday 8 July 2018
Netheravon Airfield
Take the leap for patients at the Royal United Hospitals Bath!

Patients and their families face tough challenges every single day and staff at the RUH are always there to guide, support and care for them, day in and day out. So if you’re thankful for the NHS/RUH and want to show your support with the experience of a lifetime, then a skydive is for you! Your one minute adrenaline-rush will help transform care for thousands of patients, when they need it most.

To find out more, visit: foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk or contact Laura on 01225 821535 / laurapearce1@nhs.net
Trek the Great Wall of China for RUH patients
Thursday 8 November 2018
RUH
5th-13th October 2019

The Forever Friends Appeal is looking for adventurers to join their next charity trekking challenge – the Great Wall of China! You’ll hike the twists, turns, steps and slopes on this Wonder of the World, trekking on all types of incredibly challenging terrain but the breath-taking views everywhere you look will be worth it! You’ll also become part of history as you help rebuild part of the Wall, before ending this journey of a lifetime in Beijing…. and you’ll trek in the knowledge, that every step you take will support patients and their families at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.

There will be an China Information Evening on Thursday 8th November, so for more information or to book your place, please visit www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk/events/china-trek or contact Maddy on 01225 825823 / maddy.jones@nhs.net.
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