7:30 PM19:30

Bath: UNESCO World Heritage site - a talk by Barry Gilbertson

Thursday 17th October at 7.30pm at The Museum of Bath Architecture, Lady Huntingdon’s Chapel, Vineyards, The Paragon.

Our chairman Barry Gilbertson, has kindly agreed to wear his other hat as Chairman of 'City of Bath UNESCO World Heritage Site' and tell us about World Heritage and its importance to Bath. In this talk, Barry will discuss the origin of World Heritage, how Bath’s Inscription on the world list in 1987 makes it one of only two cities in Europe with a citywide World Heritage Site (WHS) designation. He will explain the six aspects of Outstanding Universal Value attributed to the City of Bath in the UNESCO Inscription, and why the Inscription is so valuable to Bath’s future and to our local economy.

Afterwards you can join fellow members and friends for a glass of prosecco.

Cost: £10 per person for members and guests.

Please send your name/contact details and payment (cheques payable to CARA, or cash) to Rosemarie Tunstall, 10, The Circus, Bath, BA1 2EW.

Please note that Barry’s role is both voluntary and independent of the Council. Barry will not accept a fee for this talk, but CARA will be donating £50 to the Bath World Heritage Enhancement Fund.

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12:00 PM12:00

CARA Christmas Lunch


Sunday 15th December at 12 noon for 12.30pm.

On arrival in the spacious main entrance, with its beautifully decorated large Christmas tree, we will proceed to the private Somerset Room for a pre-lunch glass of Prosecco or soft drink.
The festive lunch will be your choice from a three course menu, with three options for each course. A vegetarian option is available for each course. During the lunch, the Gainsborough has offered to gift us two bottles of Champagne so that we can run a raffle, with the proceeds to a charity of CARA's choosing.

Your Committee believes that the event will be a special experience for only £30 per person to include the glass of Prosecco (or soft drink) on arrival, the three course lunch and service charge. We have negotiated special prices for a bottle of house wine at £23 or a glass of wine for less than £6.

The Somerset Room has a maximum capacity of 40. We have, therefore, decided that priority should be given to full Members of CARA (two people per membership) to reflect our immediate community, in order of payment received. If any spaces remain on 1st August, we will open up the lunch to Associate Members and guests.

We recognise that Christmas is a long way off, but we need to commit to the 40 spaces very soon, and feel it is appropriate to ask for the full ticket amount now for members to secure their places at this special event.

Reservation with cheque payable to CARA, or cash, for £30 per person to Mrs Rosemarie Tunstall at 10 The Circus before 31st July, please.

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6:00 PM18:00

Georgian Garden Summer Drinks Party

Please join us for drinks, canapesand the opportunity to socialise with your local community in the beautiful setting of the Georgian Garden, meeting friends old and new.

Cost: £20 per person for members and guests.

Please send your name/contact details and payment (cheques payable toCARA, or cash) to Rosemarie Tunstall, 10, The Circus, Bath, BA1 2EW.

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6:30 PM18:30

CARA Annual General Meeting

Come and discuss the issues and priorities that you’d like your Committee to focus on in 2019-20.

6.30 for 7pm at the Royal Pavilion Cafe, Victoria Park. Complimentary drink on arrivial; finger buffet and (pay) bar after the very short business of the meeting.

Thursday9thMay at 6.30pmfor 7.00pm at the Royal Pavilion Café in Victoria Park.Complimentary drink on arrival. Finger buffet and pay bar after the short business of the meeting. Come and discuss the priorities on which you would like your Committee to focus in 2019/20

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6:30 PM18:30

Federation of Bath Residents’ Association (FoBRA) Winter reception

The FoBRA Winter reception will be held on Tuesday 12th February 2019, from 6.30 – 8.00pm at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath.

To book a place, please e-mail neilhbarnes@gmail.com with your name and the Association of which you are a member (CARA), and send £12.50 per person by bank transfer (reference: your name) to Sort Code: 40-09-19, Account No. 42211815. Alternatively, write to Neil Barnes, FoBRA Treasurer, 21 Summerhill Road, Sion Hill, Bath BA1 2UP, enclosing a cheque for the appropriate amount and an SAE; and giving a phone number and/or email address.

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to Sep 16

Dorothy House Moonlight Walk

We have been advised that the 12th Bath Moonlight Walk, to raise funds for Dorothy House Hospice Care, will take place on Saturday 15th September.

The walk starts from Southgate at 10.00 pm and will pass through the CARA area. The organisers advise us that they shall try to keep noise to a minimum. However, there will inevitably be some disturbance during the night but the organisers hope that this should be over by midnight.

For further details, please visit:


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11:00 AM11:00

Jane Austen Costumed Promenade

B&NES has given notice that, on Saturday 15th September, between 11:00 am and 12:00pm, there shall be a rolling road closure in the CARA and wider area to facilitate the Jane Austen Grand Regency Costumed Promenade.

The main roads affected in the CARA area will be Queen’s Parade Place, Gay St, The Circus, Bennett St, and Alfred St.


For further details, please visit:


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7:30 PM19:30

Charity Dinner for the Prince's Trust

CARA would like to let members know about a charity event next month.

The Prince’s Trust will be hosting its fourth Evening of Art at the prestigious Assembly Rooms in Bath on 30th November 2017, raising money to support disadvantaged young people in Bath and the South West.

The event brings together art-lovers to view and bid on exclusive artwork kindly donated by famed and local artists such as Sir Peter Blake CBE, Anita Klein, Nick Park CBE, and Daisy Sims Hilditch, in order to raise vital funds to support young people. The evening will be followed by a three course dinner, speeches and live auction.

Sir Peter Blake CBE is an English pop artist, best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Anita Klein is one of the most collected printmakers working in Britain today, Nick Park CBE is the creator of Wallace and Gromit, and Daisy Sims Hilditch was recently selected for the BP Awards at the National Portrait Gallery and has been exhibited at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at the Mall.

Previous art auction events organised by The Prince’s Trust have raised £231,000, which has been used by the youth charity to help young people in the South West get into work, training or education.

Tickets are priced at £1,500 for a table of 10, this includes a champagne reception, and a three-course dinner.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please email Jack Lewis at jack.lewis@princes-trust.org.uk, or call 0117 9434942.

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5:00 PM17:00

Bath Christmas Market - Private View for Residents

Bath Christmas Market will be staging an exclusive preview evening for Bath residents on Wednesday 22nd of November, between 5 and 7pm.

*       Meet the Makers
*       Musical entertainment
*       Discovery Card offers
*       A first taste of Bath Ales' new Christmas beer
*       Late night opening at the Lodge, Stall Street
*       All chalets open exclusively to residents

Come along for a very first snifter of the Christmas spirit!

the CARA team

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to Oct 27

At Home in Bath!

  • Bath Business Improvement District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CARA would like to let members know about a variety of events hosted by Bath Business Improvement District next week. For tickets and more information, please visit www.athomeinbath.com

Monday 23rd October

Lakeland kitchenware demonstrations. 11.30-14.30 (Free)
Molton Brown home fragrance consultations with massage. 10.00-17.00 (£15)
TSB Bank how to fund your dream home. 14.00-17.00 (Free)
Walcot Street inspirationand events all day (Free)

Tuesday 24th October

Lakeland kitchenware demonstrations. 11.30-14.30 (Free)
Yves Delorme (Milsom Place) luxury bed dressing. 14.00-16.00 (Free)
Molton Brown home fragrance consultations. 10.00-17.00 (£15)
Jolly’s Tea Room an afternoon of Country Living
Catherine Gee in conversation with Susy Smith over afternoon tea. 14.30-16.30 (£25)
Walcot Street inspirationand events all day (Free)

Wednesday 25th October

Lakeland kitchenware demonstrations. 11.30-14.30 (Free)
TSB Bank how to fund your dream home. 9.00-12.00 (Free)
Walcot Street inspirationand events all day (Free)

Thursday 26th October

Laura Ashley Interior Design Event. 10.00-17.00 (Free)
Graham and Green Pom pom workshops. 13.00-14.30 and 14.30-16.00
Rossiters of Bath styling tips with GP and J Baker and Mulberry. 14.00-16.00 (£5)
Walcot Street inspirationand events all day
Yves Delorme glamourous bedroom design. 14.00-16.00
Channii B Shoes - meet top designer Claire Rendall.  16.00-20.00 (Free)
Brissi Sparkling styling event with the Brissi team. 17.00-19.00 (Free)

Friday 27th October

Lakeland cookie cutters and spiralizers demos. 11.30-14.30 (Free)
Molton Brown home fragrance consultations. 10.00-17.00 (£15)
Pug & Puffin open day. Bring along a pug!. 9.00-18.00 (Free)
Rossiters of Bath the Art of textiles with the Designers Guild. 14.00-16.00 (£5)
TSB Bank fund your dream home (and eat cake!). 11.00-14.00 (Free)
Walcot Street inspiration and events all day (Free)

Special offers are also available throughout the week at

Cath Kidston 3 Broad Street
HAY 36-37 Milsom Street
India Jane 20 Milsom Street
Quadri of Bath 16 Milsom Place
True Grace 19 Milsom Place

Tickets and information are available at www.athomeinbath.com

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6:00 PM18:00

Meet your Committee

  • David Simon Contemporary Art Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Announcing a social evening with the opportunity to chat to committee members about local issues that matter to you (or to just enjoy the Gallery and ambiance with friends).
Complimentary drinks and snacks will be provided.

Friday 20th October at 6.00-9.00 pm at David Simon Contemporary Art Gallery, 4 Bartlett Street.

No need to book, but an indication of your likely attendance helps – please email Jackie.hampton56@gmail.com

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6:00 PM18:00

Members Drinks Social

CARA will be hosting a members gathering at Hall and Woodhouse, 1 Old King Street, Bath, on Friday 22nd September at 6.00-9.00 pm

We've arranged a special deal on proesecco for the event at £5 a glass. There will also be an open bar available for other drinks.  

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6:00 PM18:00

Ladies Social

Our ever popular Ladies social takes place on the last Thursday of each month at Hall and Woodhouse, 1 Old King Street, Bath.
We aim to meet for a 6pm start. No need to book; just turn up.
Please feel free to bring your friends (CARA membership not essential!)

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6:00 PM18:00

Summer Party

We have reserved the Georgian Garden, off Gravel Walk, for our Summer Garden Party. 
The garden remains open for visitors, although experience suggests there are not many of an evening, and we will have a sign on the door to say that there is a private function. A member of the Council staff will lock the gate at dusk which is around 10pm at that time of year.

The cost will be £15 a head, to include wine, soft drinks and cold finger food buffet.

Please send your money, in an envelope, preferably in cash, direct to Jackie Hampton, CARA Social Secretary, 4 Gay Street, Bath.

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9:00 AM09:00

Outing to Tyntesfield House

9.30am The coach will pick up the entire party from outside The Assembly Rooms, on Bennett Street and return to Bath at 5pm.

The journey is about an hour, so we will arrive at around 10.45am which gives plenty of time for a cuppa before the house entry at noon, which is pre-booked. There are no guided tours, but there is a guide in each room. It will take 1-2 hours to look around the house and grounds.

1.30-2pm approx : lunch in the café, at your individual cost
4pm Coach leaves Tyntesfield
5pm return to Assembly Rooms

Total cost for coach and house entry is : Members of National Trust £15 or for non-members of the National Trust £27

Please send your money, in an envelope, preferably in cash, direct to Jackie Hampton, CARA Social Secretary, 4 Gay Street, Bath. If you need to send a cheque, please make it out to CARA.

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