Your Events Team is planning a regular programme of member events for 2021. Remember to check here or on social media from time to time for new events posted, and look out for the regular Members' Newsletter for details of forthcoming happenings!
We want to make all events interesting, appealing, and accessible, to as many of our members and supporters as possible, so we’ll cover a wide range of subjects: some social, some policy, some fundraising, and some good old political chin-wagging. Live venues are out of the question, at the moment, and that’s to our advantage, because everyone who has access to a computer or a phone can take part in our Zoom sessions . We will vary the days and times of meetings, though, to make them available to as many people as possible, such as parents with child-care duties or people who work different shift patterns.
Fundraising events are very important to the local party, to bring in much-needed cash to allow us to campaign and to support the staff in the office and the work they do. So, we have to sell tickets for these events but we understand that makes them inaccessible for some of our members and supporters. We have, therefore, set up a fund that will allow us to offer free places for those who would otherwise find the events unaffordable. Simply click on the ‘supported place‘ button and you will be sent a link to join the event.
This is also where we promote Action Days, hustings and other campaigning events.
If you would like to add your name to our Events mailing list then signup here.
If there is a subject of local interest that you’d like to discuss, or would like to ask questions of a local Councillor or Executive Board Member, or have an idea for a fundraising event, please contact the Events Team on [email protected]. Likewise, if you think there is any way we can improve our programme, or the accessibility or diversity of our events, or if you would like to get involved in organising events, do please contact us by email: [email protected]
Our second alternative 'Politics and a Pint' event: for those who prefer their beverages hot, and have other things to do in the evening. Join us for a virtual coffee and croissant, and an hour of lively political discussion in the company of like-minded people. This is a chance to chat with fellow Lib Dem members and supporters about local and national issues that concern us all. We hope to be joined by some of our councillors, who will try to answer our questions.
All members and registered supporters are most welcome.
Hugh Padfield of The Bath Soft Cheese Company, on Organic Cheese Making, to Include Cheese and Wine pairing at Kelston Park Farm Shop. Ticket price £20*
This will be our first post-lockdown adventure! Come with us to the lovely Kelston Park Farm Shop where Hugh will give us an insight into his family’s traditional approach to raising a small organic dairy herd and artisanal, handmade cheesemaking, resulting in multi-award-winning cheeses. Hugh will be joined by Richard Guest of independent Talking Wines who will offer tastings of recommended wines to pair with a selection of delicious cheeses.
Afterwards, from 8pm, we are invited to stay for a casual supper from Hugh’s cafe menu, at £9.50, and to enjoy more of Richard’s wine with that. Sales of cheese and wine to take home (or for later collection) will be available and a commission on the evening’s sales will be paid to party funds.
The Farmshop and Cafe are fully accessible with reserved close-by parking, and there is plenty of outdoor space, should the prevailing Government advice on coronavirus prevent us from gathering indoors.
True to the ethos of the Bath Cheese Company, all but the Wyfe of Bath cheese is made with organic calf rennet.
To make the most of this sampling opportunity, we strongly recommend you make arrangements to share transport. All members, registered supporters and guests are most welcome.
* A limited number of 'supported places' (no cost), are available for those who would otherwise find this event unaffordable. To receive a ticket, simply email with Supported Place in the subject to [email protected]