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Beckford's Tower Invitation (15 November 2018)
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Jazz on the Green (6 July 2018)
News From St. Stephen's Millennium Green

This year there will be not just one but two events on the St. Stephen's Millennium Green over the August Bank Holiday.

On Sunday 26th August from 6-9pm there will be live "Jazz on the Green". Stan Scott and friends will be playing in the lovely garden of the Millennium Green. Entrance fee £5.00, children free. Just bring a rug, make yourselves comfortable and enjoy the music. There will be a BBQ and bar to buy refreshments.

On the next day August Bank Holiday Monday 27th August from 2-5pm the annual Summer Fair will take place on the Green. If wet it will be held in the St. Stephen's Centre. The Fair will provide produce, mostly from the St Stephen's Allotments, jams, jellies and flowers. There will be a Tombola, the famous Tea and Cakes and Family Games. At 3pm Andrew Hume will bring his ever popular Punch and Judy show. And, as well as all that, Stan Scott's jazz group will return and play for everyone.

Come along to these events, bring your friends and enjoy two Summer community events in the lovely setting of the Millennium Green.

As with all Millenniun Green events volunteers will be key to making these events a success. If anyone is able to help at either event for part of the time please contact either Brenda Bridgeman on 01225 316557 or Jackie Harris on 01225 335153.

If you have produce to donate for the Summer Fair please contact either Claire Smith on 07703403772 or Anne Claxton via email at claxtonkeys@btinternet.com.

We will also need donations of prizes for the Tombola. If you can help with these please contact Ian Wilson on 07887 661403.

For more details see http://www.millenniumgreen.org.uk
Visit us at http://www.millenniumgreen.org.uk. You can contact us via email at contact@millenniumgreen.org.uk

News From St. Stephen's Millennium Green (14 June 2018)
Just to let everyone know that yesterday's Open Gardens were a great success. The weather was perfect and over 320 visitors went around a set of beautiful and stunning gardens. Just over £2700 was raised towards the upkeep of the Millennium Green which will be a big help to keep the Green in it's current magnificent state.

Many thanks to all the garden owners for opening up their gardens and also to the Millennium Green Events Committee for orchestrating such a  wonderful event.Thanks also to all those who came along yesterday to support the event

St Stephen's Millennium Green Lansdown Open Gardens, 10 June 2018
This popular annual event is scheduled for Sunday 10 June.

FOBRA Summer party invitation- open to all members. A unique opportunity to visit Crowe Hall following a three year refurbishment. (7 June 2018)

Crowe Hall BA2 6AR
FoBRA Summer Garden Party
Thursday 7thJune 2018 - 6.30pm to 8.00pm 

Wine, soft drinks and canapés will be served in the lovely gardens of Crowe Hall, by kind invitation of David and Fiona Lees of the Macaulay Buildings/Prospect Road Association. Crowe Hall has been closed for refurbishment for some years so this is a wonderful opportunity to see it.

Directions, with details of parking, wet weather and other facilities will be sent to all who book.

To Book please email neilhbarnes@gmail.com with names (for badges) and the Association of which you are a member and send the sum of £12.50 per person by bank transfer (Reference: your surname) to Sort code: 40-09-19; Account No.42211815.

Or write to: Treasurer FoBRA, 21 Summerhill Road, Bath BA1 2UP enclosing a cheque and return SAE. Neil's Telephone is: 01225 466937.                  

This event is now sold out.

News From St. Stephen's Millennium Green (21 May 2018)
A reminder to everyone that the Lansdown Open Gardens will take place on Sunday June 10th from 2:00pm until 5:30pm

This year's open gardens include 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 free) can be purchased on the day from the Millennium Green on Richmond Road, at the St Stephen's Centre and at the Gardens. A shuttle bus will run all afternoon between Richmond Road and Sion Hill. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the Millennium Green.

More details at www.millenniumgreen.org.uk.

A call to all Gardeners/Allotmenteers - we would be grateful for any plants, seeds or seedlings, and any other produce that we might sell on the day. Rhubarb always sells well as do vegetables and herb plants. We are also planning a garden bric-a-brac section, so any saleable items for that would be gratefully received. If anyone has any flowers to decorate the stall that would be great. Plants etc can be left on allotment no. 1A or brought along to the Green on the morning of the Sunday 10th June.

Visit us at http://www.millenniumgreen.org.uk.
You can contact us via email at contact@millenniumgreen.org.uk.

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Concert in aid of Christ Church Organ Fund, 5 May 2018
CanZona, based at Bradford-on-Avon, will be performing Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle on Saturday May 5th at Christ Church (Julian Road), 7.30pm. The accompaniment will be the original piano and harmonium, and there will be an 'authentic' French harmonium of the right period. Tickets are £10 on the door.

Blue Planet II Talk: a few tickets still available, 26 February 2018
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Sir Bruce Martin Memorial Service, 20 February 2018 (16 February 2018)
The family are holding a private funeral but there will be a Service of Thanksgiving on Tuesday 20th February at 12.30pm in St Mary the Virgin, Bathwick Hill, to which everyone is invited and afterwards at the Bath Priory Hotel. Robin Kerr will be attending on behalf of the Association.

Invitation to Bath Abbey Footprint Presentations, March 2018 (4 January 2018)
"Bath Abbey will be holding two free events in March to update the local community on the Footprint Project. We would be thrilled if Lansdown Crescent Association members would like to join us to learn more about Footprint and ask any questions they may have.

Footprint Project Update Presentations, 6 and 19 March
If you would like to be updated on progress with the Footprint Project, please join us in the South Transept of Bath Abbey on Tuesday 6 March, 2-3pm or Monday 19 March, 10.30-11.30am. Charles Curnock, Footprint Project Director, will be giving an informative presentation on the latest Footprint plans and their impact on the life of the Abbey.
All are very welcome - please join us, and invite your friends too. There’s no need to book a place at these events; just arrive a few minutes prior to the start of the presentation to enjoy some light refreshments.
If you have any questions, get in touch with Cath Foxwell, Development Officer, on
Tel: 01225 303314 or cfoxwell@bathabbey.org."

Millennium Green Talk & Tea, "Egypt: Northwards on the Nile", 20 January 2018 (updated 4 January)
"Say goodbye to winter gloom and join us to explore the sunshine of Egypt on Saturday January 20th when the St Stephen's Millennium Green Trust are holding our winter Tea & Talk. Alastair Chalmers is giving an illustrated talk, "Egypt: Northwards on the Nile" with stunning photos of the Egyptian landscape and the river Nile.
This will be followed by a full afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes.
January 20th 2:30pm at St Stephen's Centre, Lansdown Road. Tickets £12."
Contact details for tickets, and a larger version of the poster above, will be found at
Mandy Shaw | Email

Local Police - Beat Surgeries 2018 (29 December 2017)
Lansdown Crescent and environs has its own Beat Officer, Raymond Kelly, who can be consulted in face-to-face meetings every couple of months. These meetings take place in the foyer at St. Stephen's Church Centre on Saturday mornings, 10am-12 noon.
The dates for 2018 are as follows:
February 10th
April 21st
June 30th
Everybody is welcome.

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Aix-en-Provence Twinning Stall at the Christmas Market, 4-10 December 2017 (4 December 2017)
The Aix Twinning Stall is back by popular request at this year's Christmas Market.
One of the Market's most loved stalls is run by colleagues from Aix-en-Provence and Twinning Association members, but only from 4 to 10 December.
The typically Provençal products will arrive next weekend from Aix and be on sale for 1 week only: stall number 160, which is at the end of the Colonnades by the Little Theatre cinema.
Marian McNeir | Email

Millennium Green AGM, 22 November 2017
The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the St. Stephen's Millennium Green Trust will take place on November 22nd at 7:00pm. The venue will be the foyer at St. Stephen's Church Lansdown. All are welcome and this is your opportunity to hear from the Trustees about what has happened on the Millennium Green over the past 12 months and what is planned for the future. It is also an opportunity to question the Trustees about the Millennium Green. Wine and refreshments will be served. Click here for details.

Vigil and Sleep-In in Bath Abbey to mark the 30th anniversary of Julian House, Friday 17 November 2017
For more information see https://www.julianhouse.org.uk/support-us/fundraising-event/vigil-and-sleep-in.htm.

Millennium Green Calendars on Sale, 1 November 2017
On Wednesday November 1st, 3pm-4.15pm, the 2018 Millennium Green calendars (lovely photos taken throughout the months of the year) will be on sale on the Green priced at £8.00 each or two for £15.00. There will also be damson jam, medlar jelly, and crab apple jelly for sale made from the fruit gathered from the Millennium Green this Autumn. Good presents to put away before the Christmas rush. Click here for details.

Jubilate Concert Series: 'A Bath Musical Assembly' (FREE) and 'For the Benefit of Mr Herschel', Wednesday 25 October 2017
Wednesday 25 October, 4-5pm:
FREE afternoon concert in the Tea Room at the Assembly Rooms, to include vocal and instrumental music from the time of William Herschel.

Bath Spa Georgian Band
Free booking from Bath Spa Live: www.bathspalive.com

Wednesday 25 October, 7.30-9pm:
Evening concert in the Assembly Rooms by the Vauxhall Players, leader Simon Koderand.
William Herschel was the director of the subscription concerts in the Bath Assembly Rooms in the 1770s and directed concerts in the very room in which this performance will take place. As part of his season he would always be given a 'benefit concert' that wouId highlight himself and his friends. The Vauxhall Players recreate such a concert with symphonies, songs and concerto movements by Herschel and his close Bath associates Chilcot, Brooks and Rauzzini.
Tickets £12, £10 and £6 from Bath Spa Live: www.bathspalive.com
For more information about these concerts and about the Herschel Museum of Astronomy's Jubilate series in general, see http://herschelmuseum.org.uk/events/.
Mandy Shaw | Email

St Stephen's Millennium Green Summer Fair & Produce Sale, 28 August2017, 2pm (28 August 2017)
Click here for details, 28 August 2017, 2pm
"To the friends and community of St Stephen's Millennium Green: can you help with donations for the Summer Fair & Produce Sale on Bank Holiday Monday August 28th?
Vegetables, fruit, plants, flowers and home-made jams and chutneys will be welcome giving our visitors the chance to enjoy delicious produce which has food yards rather than food miles. Please bring your donations to the Green from 11am on the morning of the 28th.
CONTACT: (details available from Mandy Shaw as below) and if you could advise your donations before the 28th that would be helpful.
The Bric a Brac stall is a firm favourite with visitors so please let us have any good quality bygones, unwanted gifts, useful small pieces of china, glass, silverware, ornaments or souvenirs. Your donations will be someone else's treasures.
CONTACT: (details available from Mandy Shaw as below) to arrange delivery or collection several days prior to the 28th.
Gifts for the ever popular Tombola will be very welcome. All donations please at least four days before the event.
CONTACT: (details available from Mandy Shaw as below).
Bakers of Lansdown, for donations of delicious home-made cakes please:
CONTACT: (details available from Mandy Shaw as below). Cakes to be brought to the Green at 1pm please.
In the event of wet weather the fair will be held in St Stephen's Centre: please bring all donations on the day to the foyer."
Mandy Shaw | Email

FoBRA Garden Party, 26 July 2017
Click here for details
"All members of FoBRA member Associations are eligible to apply for tickets."

Hope House Barbecue, Saturday 8 July 2017, 1pm, Lansdown Grove Hotel
Click here for the invitation.

Lansdown Lunchtime Walk, Friday 16 June 2017
The Bath Preservation Trust are hosting a free lunchtime heritage walk on Friday 16 June at 12.30pm starting at No.1 Royal Crescent and covering Lower Lansdown and Camden (to celebrate 50 years of Bath's Conservation Area). It will led by buildings historian Kay Ross and the BPT Conservation Officer Joanna Robinson, and they will be looking at the development of this area and the threats, opportunities, etc. it faces.
For more information, see http://www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk/community-engagement-project/.
Robin Kerr (Chairman) | Email

Lansdown Open Gardens 2017: Sunday 4 June, 2pm-5.30pm, including Request for Donations (4 June 2017)
A fundraising event for the upkeep of St Stephen's Millennium Green on Richmond Road. This year's six gardens include two newly established gardens, some old favourites and a delightful lake hidden in the Charlcombe Valley. As well as gardens to visit, there is a plant and bric-a-brac sale on the Millennium Green, and teas and the famous cakes in the St. Stephen's Centre.
Tickets £5 (children free) available on the day from the Millennium Green, St Stephen's Centre and the gardens.
For more information visit www.millenniumgreen.org.uk.
Their Events committee would be very grateful for donations of cakes and plants to help make the afternoon a success.
For all donation contact details please apply to:
Mandy Shaw | Email
The most popular plants with their visitors are perennials, annuals and vegetables; all donations welcome.
They usually need around 35 good sized cakes to cater for their visitors; if able to help, please get in touch by 28th May.
They will also have a small garden accessories and bric-a-brac stall and any donations for that will be very welcome - turn out your sheds please.

Charity Dog Show and Plant Sale, Royal High School, Lansdown Road, Saturday 20 May 2017
If you would like to donate plants, or for more information, please contact Tim Nobbs, email t.nobbs@rhsb.gdst.net.

St. Stephen's Millennium Green Talk and Tea: Inside Stories at the Queen's Palaces, Saturday 25 February 2017
"Our speaker is David Beeton, former Chief Executive of the Historic Royal Palaces. His subject is "Inside Stories at the Queen's Palaces". This will be followed by a full afternoon tea. The venue is the St. Stephen's Centre, Lansdown, and the talk starts at 3pm. Tickets £11, available from Joyce Peachey - telephone 01225 780336 or email robin@peachey.me.uk."

Bath Cats and Dogs Home: Spring Talks 2017 (23 February 2017)
Join Bath Cats and Dogs Home for a talk on ""What are our cats really thinking"" led by Dr John Bradshaw, a world expert on animal-human relationships
Where: Bath Cats and Dogs Home, The Avenue, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AZ
When: Thursday 23rd February, 2017 - 7pm
Cost: £12 per person
To book your place visit: www.bcdh.org.uk/springtalks or call 01225 787 334

Join Bath Cats and Dogs Home for a talk on First Aid for Pets:
Learn how to care for your cat or dog in an emergency with veterinary surgeon Heidi Richards.
The talk will cover: transportation of sick animals, bleeding, bandaging, choking, dealing with road traffic accidents, fits/strokes/collapsing, burns, heat strokes, wounds, stings & bites.
Where: Bath Cats and Dogs Home, The Avenue, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AZ
When: Thursday 16th March 2017 - 7pm
Cost: £20 per person (price includes mini first aid pack)
To book your place visit: www.bcdh.org.uk/springtalks or call 01225 787 334

On Thursday 4th May, 2017 at 7:00pm, Lisa Tenzin-Dolma, principle of The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour and founder of The Dog Welfare Alliance, will be delivering a presentation at Bath Cats & Dogs Home. She'll be discussing how we can tell the difference between emotions, feelings and moods in a dog and what effect do our emotional states have on our dogs.
Tickets can be purchased from the Home's Fundraising Office, or can be booked online via our website at www.bcdh.org.uk/springtalks.
They'll cost £7 per person. If you have any queries, please feel free to call us on: 01225 787 334.

Join Bath Cats and Dogs Home for a talk on Dog Reactivity, led by our behaviourist Rosie Taylor-Trigg, with over 7 years of experience.
Learn how to help your dog, recognise the triggers & how YOU should react.
Where: Bath Cats and Dogs Home, The Avenue, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AZ
When: Thursday 20th April, 2017 7pm
Cost: £10 per person
To book your place visit:
or call 01225 787 334.

2017 FoBRA Winter Reception, Tuesday 17 January (17 January 2017)
The usual evening Reception is being held by the Federation of Bath Residents' Associations (FoBRA) on Tuesday 17th January in the Victoria Art Gallery, to which all LCA members are welcome. Guests include your Ward Councillors, a slice of the Cabinet and senior Council Officers, and leaders of Bath in other fields. See this flyer to book tickets.

Bath Christmas Market: Aix-en-Provence Stall, Thursday 24 November to Saturday 11 December 2016 (24 November 2016)
Bath Christmas Market opens this Thursday, Nov 24 and runs until Sunday 11 Dec.
LCA Committee member Marian McNeir is Chairman of the Bath-Aix Twinning and has organised a stall with all the goods coming especially from Aix and Provence. These authentic products include Provençal wine, tapenade, candied fruits and nougat, wonderful lavender products and typical textiles. Find the stall (no.160) near the Spa entrance.

Millennium Green Christmas Wine Tasting and Supper, Saturday 19 November 2016
"Our next St. Stephen's Millennium Green fund raising event will be a Christmas Wine Tasting & Supper on Saturday November 19th at 6:30pm in the St Stephen's Centre.
Great Western Wines will be offering a selection of 6 wines suitable for the Christmas festivities and you will be invited to taste and comment on them. Patrick Goudge from Great Western Wines will be on hand to discuss the wines and to tutor our tasting. The wines will be available to order for Christmas during the evening.
The tasting will be followed by a two course supper and wine will be available to purchase by the glass or bottle.
Tickets are £18 per person for the tasting and supper. Purchase of wine for supper is extra. All profits are for the upkeep of the St Stephen's Millennium Green.
For tickets email contact@millenniumgreen.org.uk. We are limited to 64 guests so please do order early."

2016 Millennium Green AGM, Tuesday 15 November (15 November 2016)
"The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the St. Stephen's Millennium Green Trust will be held on November 15th 2016 in the foyer of St. Stephen's Church in Lansdown starting at 7:00pm. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.
This is your yearly opportunity to hear about developments on the Green and to quiz the Trustees about the future of the Green. We hope that as many supporters of the Green as possible will attend the meeting.
Visit us at http://www.millenniumgreen.org.uk. You can contact us via email at contact@millenniumgreen.org.uk."

Bath Abbey Footprint Project: Talks aimed at Local Businesses, 14 and 21 November 2016 (14 November 2016)
"You are invited to find out the latest about Bath Abbey's Footprint project. Simply come along to one of our talks on:
Monday 14 November 15:00 - 16:00
Monday 21 November 18:30 - 19:30
South Transept, Bath Abbey
You will have the opportunity to hear the latest and to put questions to Charles Curnock, Director of Footprint on our plans to develop a space that is not only beautiful and atmospheric but also fit for purpose."

St Stephen's Millennium Green: Summer Fair and Produce Sale, Monday 29August 2016, 2pm (29 August 2016)
"Come and join us in celebrating our beautiful local community garden. The Summer Fair offers an opportunity to spend some time sitting on the lawn amongst the flowers and trees of the garden whilst you enjoy tea and home-made cakes from our team of local bakers.
"You can stock up with with fruit and vegetables and flowers from the allotments, home-made jams and chutneys, all delicious and irresistible; produce which has food yards rather than food miles. There will also be various other stalls where you can browse and shop for useful items including bric-a-brac, and books and then try your luck on the tombola.
"Our much loved Punch and Judy man is bringing his entertainment for the younger children and there will be live music for the grown-ups."

Update 24 August - Donations Needed
The Millennium Green have provided us with telephone numbers and email addresses re each of the below - please contact:
Mandy Shaw | Email
and we will pass the contact information on.

"We still need help with donations- can you help?
"Vegetables, fruit, plants, flowers and home-made jams and chutneys will be welcome giving our visitors the chance to enjoy delicious produce which has food yards rather than food miles. Please bring your donations to the Green from 11am on the morning of the 29th. If you could let us know about your donations before the 29th that would be helpful.
"The Bric-a-Brac stall is a firm favourite with visitors so please let us have any good quality Bygones, unwanted gifts, useful small pieces of china, glass, silverware, ornaments or souvenirs. Your donations will be someone else's treasures. Please get in touch to arrange delivery or collection several days prior to the 29th.
"Gifts for the ever popular Tombola will be very welcome. All donations please at least four days before the event.
"Bakers of Lansdown, for donations of delicious home-made cakes. Cakes to be brought to the Green at 1pm please.
"In the event of wet weather the fair will be held in St Stephen's Centre: please bring all donations on the day to the foyer."

Bath Cats and Dogs Home Annual Family Fun Day, Monday 29 August 2016, 11am-4pm
Join Bath Cats and Dogs Home for their annual Family Fun Day and Fun Dog Show on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August. Bring along your pooch and enter them in the dog show - categories include Best Rescue, Prettiest Eyes, Best Trick and Golden Oldie. Enjoy agility demonstrations from the Home's very own dogs, and why take your dog along to play some doggie games. There will be lots of stalls to browse and buy gifts for yourself and your pet, and you can have a bite to eat either from the tea tent selling delicious homemade cakes and savouries or from the barbecue. Other attractions include FREE kids' zone, mini golf, onsite bar and a visit from the fire brigade from 12-1pm. A family ticket is just £11 and parking is free at Bath University. For full details and ticket prices visit www.bcdh.org.uk/funday.

FoBRA Summer Reception, Lyncombe Court, Widcombe, Monday 27 June, 6.30pm-8pm (27 June 2016)
Click here to download a flyer
Please note change of date.

St Stephen's Millennium Green: Lansdown Open Gardens 2016, Sunday 5 June, 2pm-5.30pm (5 June 2016)
"On Sunday June 5th 2016 the St Stephen's Millennium Green Trust will host the annual Lansdown Open Gardens to raise funds for the upkeep of the St. Stephen's Millennium Green. This year there will be six gardens open from 2pm until 5.30pm. Tickets (price £5) can be purchased on the day from the Millennium Green, the St Stephen's Centre and the gardens. There will also be a Plant Sale on the Millennium Green and teas and home-made cakes at the St. Stephen's Centre to provide visitors with a truly enjoyable afternoon."

St Stephen's Millennium Green trip to Bowood House, 3 May 2016
"Our next event is a visit on May 3rd to Bowood House and the 'Capability' Brown landscape. This special event has been planned as it is the 300th anniversary of 'Capability' Brown and there is a small exhibition of his work at Bowood. We will also be visiting the private walled garden which is only open to groups and of course enjoy a walk in the pleasure gardens of the estate. Coffee on arrival, a two course lunch and the coach fare is included in the cost which is £45.
"Maybe your members would like to extend their bank holiday weekend and join us on our visit."
Click here to view the poster.


Cleveland Pools: Slide Show, BRLSI, Queen Square, Thursday 24 March 2016, 2.15pm
Click here for the Cleveland Pools website
To be given by Sally Helvey, Trustee/Marketing - Cleveland Pools Trust, on behalf of Trust chairman Ann Dunlop and the team.
Sally writes:
"We are looking for an audience of locals who may have swum there and/or are interested in supporting us if they knew a bit more about it. I am confident the myriad slides will help fully inform - and hopefully delight too! Some may have seen the Pools on Heritage Open Days, and may even be on our mailing list, but this is a further way to spread the word - with interesting photos, historic illustrations, and stories.
"We'd be so grateful for your support - as you may know it's such an exciting local heritage project for Bath, especially now the HLF are behind us after 12 years of campaigning."

Magna Carta: A Musical Backdrop, St John the Evangelist, South Parade, Bath, Saturday 21 November 2015, 3pm
Take a break from your Christmas shopping!
The Chandos Singers, conducted by Malcolm Hill, are one of Bath's leading chamber choirs. Soloists Jane Hunt, Paul Feldwick and Peter Hodgson along with the Chandos Singers perform music associated with the signing of Magna Carta by King John; historian Dominic Singleton will give a talk on the relevance of the document. The concert is in aid of registered charity Freedom From Torture, which provides therapeutic care for survivors of torture in the UK.
For more information, or to book, click here.

Abbey Remembrance Service, Sunday 8 November 2015
A civic procession led by the Mayor of Bath will leave the Guildhall at 2.30pm on Sunday 8th November for a service of Remembrance in the Abbey at 3pm.

St Stephen's Millennium Green Happy Halloween Party, Saturday 31 October 2015, 1.30-3pm
Families and children are invited to join us on the Millennium Green for Halloween activities including a treat trail, lantern making, apple bobbing, face painting and costume competition. If wet, in the St Stephen's Centre.
For more information, visit http://www.millenniumgreen.org.uk/.

St. Stephen's Millennium Green Summer Fair, 31 August 2015
This will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2015 from 2pm-5pm on the Millennium Green. This year this is a special event to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Millennium Green. Attractions will include:

'On The Edge' - The U3A Swing Band playing songs from The Shows
Punch and Judy Show
Bric-a-Brac Stall
Plants, Produce and Flowers for sale
Book Stall
Tea with homemade cakes and a Special 15th Anniversary Birthday Cake.

In addition there will be a 'Birthday' raffle with prizes including a 3-course dinner for 2 (+ a bottle of house wine) at the Marlborough Tavern, champagne, a basket of fruit and other exciting prizes.
More information can be found at www.millenniumgreen.org.uk, or contact them via email.

Federation of Bath Residents' Associations Summer Party, Violet Bank Farm, BA2 6AY, Thursday 23 July 2015, 6.30pm-8pm
Click here
The garden of Violet Bank Farm is beautiful, with a superb view.

Bath City Conference 2015, 10 July (10 July 2015)
Your Bath City Conference takes place on Friday 10th July at The Guildhall, Bath from 12 noon until 6pm.
This is your opportunity to find out about:

Railway electrification
Projects involving the regeneration of the river
Local energy and food production in your community
Future governance for the City of Bath
Support to the community
Who make up your cabinet in the new Council

Following on from the afternoon's activities, the day will conclude with a Question and Answers session with Councillors and other decision-makers. This will be from 6.30-7.30pm. Do you have a question that you would like answered? Send us your question and we will ask the most popular questions at this session e-mail - bathcityconference@bathnes.gov.uk. If you are unable to attend you can log into the webcast through the Council website!
The Banqueting Hall will be filled with exhibits, stands and representatives from community groups across the City.

Lansdown Open Gardens, Sunday 7 June 2015, 2pm-5.30pm
The Lansdown Open Gardens afternoon is one of the key fund-raising events for the St Stephen's Millennium Green and was first launched in 2000. Since then it has been one of the area's most popular attractions of early Summer.
This year there will be six gardens open during the afternoon of Sunday 7 June from 2pm until 5.30pm. Tickets can be purchased on the day from the Millennium Green, St Stephen's Centre and the gardens. In addition there will be a wide variety of plants for sale on the Millennium Green, all donated by local residents and allotment holders. Tea and delicious home-made cakes baked by local people will be available all afternoon at the St Stephen's Centre nearby.
The gardens open this year are:

The Cott, Richmond Lane
St Stephen's House, Richmond Lane
5 Mount Beacon
Kimbolton House, 2 Mount Beacon
18 Springfield Place
Northcote, Lansdown Road

Come and enjoy a splendid afternoon exploring your local green space and the six open gardens all of which are within a short walk of each other and at the same time help to sustain the beautiful free space which is your Millennium Green.

Bath Cantata Group, St Stephen's Church, Saturday 21 March 2015, 7.30pm
Click here for their website
Duruflé Requiem and Quatre Motets sur des Thèmes Grégoriens, Handel's funeral anthem for Queen Caroline The ways of Zion do mourn. £12.50, students £5.
See their website for more details and booking information.

Bath Literature Festival, 17 February to 8 March 2015 (17 February 2015)
Click here
Bath Literature Festival presents a varied and exciting programme including big names like Kazuo Ishiguro (Remains of the Day) and the wonderful actress Celia Imrie.
Book online or tel.01225 463362. But hurry-events are selling out fast!

Illustrated Talk on a Christmas Trans Mongolian Adventure from Beijing to St Petersburg, 31 January 2015
Click here

Federation of Bath Residents' Associations Winter Reception, 20 January 2015
Click here

St Stephen's Millennium Green Trust AGM, 26 November 2014
The St Stephen's Millennium Green Trust AGM will be held on Wednesday November 26th 2014 in the St Stephen's Church Foyer at 7:00pm. The agenda is as follows:
Refreshments will be served.
More details at http://www.millenniumgreen.org.uk, or email contact@millenniumgreen.org.uk.

B&NES 'Budget Fair' presentations and workshops in the New Oriel Hall and the Guildhall, 4 and 6 November 2014 (4 November 2014)
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Network Rail Electrification Drop-In Session in the Guildhall, 15 October 2014
There will be a drop-in session, run by Network Rail, in the Guildhall on Wednesday 15th October, for all those who have questions about the forthcoming rail electrification. This might include: the effect on Sydney Gardens, improvements to the timetables, pollution and noise, temporary disruption to the rail service, etc. To download a flyer click here.

Millennium Green Summer Fair and Produce Sale, Monday 25 August 2014, 2.00pm-5.00pm
Click here for the Millennium Green website
An event not to be missed on August Bank Holiday Monday afternoon at the Millennium Green, Richmond Road, Lansdown, with many attractions and the usual tea and delicious homemade cakes.
If wet the event will be held in St Stephen's Church Centre and St Stephen's Church.

Mayor of Bath's Free Walking Tours, July 2014
The Mayor's Guides offered a series of themed walking tours this summer linked to the wall plaques we see around the city. Ideal for visitors and residents alike. Click here for more information.

Cerulean Summer Exhibition, Freshford, 21-22 June 2014 (21 June 2014)
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A beautiful and exciting exhibition in an idyllic setting. The work was rich and diverse including sculpture, prints, pastels, and painting. Saturday 10.30am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.
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Federation of Bath Residents' Associations Summer Party in Lansdown Crescent, Monday 16 June 2014
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Millennium Green Open Gardens, Sunday 8 June 2014, 2-5.30pm
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An annual opportunity to have a good look behind the hedges and high stone walls. A great event for families with a pleasant walk around Lansdown followed by a visit to the St. Stephen's Millennium Green, where the children made 'seed bombs' and entered the sunflower competition. In addition the usual highly renowned teas and cakes were available plus plants for sale and a second-hand book stall. Tickets were £5 for adults, children free and were available at the St. Stephen's Church Centre, on the Millennium Green, and at each of the Open Gardens. All proceeds went to support the St. Stephen's Millennium Green.
Seven gardens were open: one in Upper Lansdown Mews, two in Lansdown Place East (accessed from the Mews), one in Richmond Road, St Stephen's School garden, and two in Charlcombe Lane. Garden entrances were identified by balloons.

More Trees for Bath: Many Hands Make Light Work, Weston Park East, 7 June 2014 (morning)
Adam Gretton, who organises More Trees for Bath, welcomed help with the new woodland at Weston Park East: a weeding, staking, and mulching session on Saturday morning, 7th June. Contact details: 07739 737274 or via the web link above.

Julian House Open Gardens, June 2014
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Widcombe Art Trail, 17-18 May 2014 (17 May 2014)
Various venues in Widcombe
Local artist Sue Wales opened her beautiful garden in aid of Dorothy House, exhibiting with other artists in her garden studio - contact sue.wales@zen.co.uk.

Bath Music Festival 2014, 16-26 May (16 May 2014)
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The internationally renowned Bath Music Festival opened with the free Party in the City when city venues from the Octagon to St Swithin's Church hosted taster sessions of most of our local choirs, bands, etc. The Festival continued with daily performances of choirs, Bath Phil, jazz from Brass Jaw, and the Festival Evensong in the Abbey.

Your Bath-City Conference, 30 April 2014
12.30pm-6.30pm at the Guildhall
The aim of the day was to engage with the people of Bath; to discover what they think, and what they value in the City. A broad range of local businesses, community groups, charities, social enterprises, public organisations and Council departments showcased their services in the Banqueting Room.

Kaffe 2014: The Colourful World of Kaffe Fassett, 22 March to 2 November 2014 (22 March 2014)
At the American Museum
Kaffe Fassett is a very famous textile designer and also an artist and a ceramicist.

Bath Festivals LitFest, Friday 28 February to Sunday 9 March 2014, annual event (28 February 2014)
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Some of the biggest names in the world of literature/the media: Jennifer Saunders, Henry Blofeld, Hanif Kureishi, David Lodge. Caroline Zoob's Virginia Woolf's Garden, The Great Bath News Debate with Jon Snow, and the Early Morning Walk: Bath at War were not to be missed.

Bath and the Roman Empire, Saturday 8 February 2014
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A fascinating archaeological event at the Roman Baths offers the chance to delve 2,000 years into the past and explore the huge importance of Bath in Roman time