Off-campus events for 2018

Here we are in 2018. Can’t believe how fast 2017 has flown!

We have had some great events happening since our first meeting in April 2017 and we have plenty more to come.

So, diaries at the ready to pencil in the following dates:

  • Saturday 10th February, 8.30pm – As requested by group members, we will be going out in Bristol! We will start in a nice pub/bar (TBC) then move on to the Queenshilling gay club (where we will book a booth) to dance the night way! You can be assured we will be in a safe space to start the night too.
  • Friday 27th April, 7pm – Bowling in Bath
  • Friday 29th June, time TBC – Bar in Bath (TBC) then Mandalyns
  • Friday 19th October – Bizarre Bath Tour, details TBC
  • December – Christmas Party (it’s never too early to talk about this when there is only 341 days to go!)

That’s in addition to our on-campus meetups every month.

We will provide details on some of the events nearer the time on our Facebook page. If you haven’t been to one of our events before then do get in touch with us at

Past Events

Stonewall Season Kicks Off!

Sunday 1st October 2017

The LGBT+ community are coming together to network, plan and learn at a free local event. What kind of community do we want to live in? How can we achieve it? Come and have your say!

Join Kaleidoscope for an activity filled Sunday in Bristol to kick off the Stonewall Season. Some possible activities include a rainbow bake off, a food bank  and toiletry collection/pick up point, equality placard making, badge making and LGBT-inclusive clothes swap and LGBT Historical paper dolls and colouring book pages.

Find out more information about Stonewall Season.

People will leave this workshop with ideas, networks and outline of next steps to create change in and provide support in their community.

For more information contact us on:

Plans for meeting up on the day will be sent out to members via email!

Chechnya Fundraiser

Wednesday 5th July 2017

We will be selling Kaleidoscope rainbow lanyards on the Parade to raise money for the Russian LGBT Network, who work to locate and evacuate gay men in Chechnya who are at risk of being captured or have survived arrest and torture.

If you are able to donate some time to come along and help us peddle our wares (just half an hour is fine!) please fill in this form:

Otherwise just pop down to the Claverton Rooms to say Hi and/or buy one of our gorgeous lanyards for just £3!

Hate Crime Awareness Workshop

Wednesday 5th July 2017
5.30 – 7.30pm

The Diversity Trust are coming on to campus to deliver a free workshop on hate crime covering: understanding its impact, tools for tackling hate crime, and local support available.

Spaces are limited so we are offering places to Kaleidoscope members first, then will open up to the wider university at the end of May. If you would like to book on for 5th July, or if you cannot make it but would like to express your interest in future workshops on another date, please fill in your details here: 

Bristol Pride

Saturday 8th July 2017

We are taking a field trip to Bristol for Pride 2017! If you are interested in coming along please register your interest here:

We are still working out all the logistics and will give more details closer to the time! Suffice to say it will CERTAINLY involve marching, dancing, eating, and potentially clubbing – but you can join us for as much or as little of the day as you like!

Bath Pride

Saturday 15th July 2017

This is the first ever Bath Pride event! We’ve only just heard about the event so will be coordinating something very soon – but get the date in your diary!

Bath Festival

Saturday 27th May 2017

Tamsyn and Sophie will be attending these events, and we’re meeting in The Egg Cafe at 2pm for a coffee before the show so come and join us for a pre-show catch up!

Happily Ever After

Speak Out
4.30-6.30pm (free event)

Bath Fringe

There are a couple of LGBT+ Comedians performing at the Fringe this year:

Lucy Thompson
Wednesday 7th June 2017, 7.30pm

Scott Capurro’s Gay Turnaround
Thursday 8th June, 7.30pm

Lunchtime picnic

Thursday 25th May 2017
By the lake, 12-2pm

Bring your lunch and come drop in any time between 12 and 2 down by the lake to join us for a picnic! If it is raining we will move the picnic indoors to 10 West, but will email everyone first thing on Thursday to let you know if it will be an innie or an outie!

Film night

10th May 2017, 5.30pm
On campus

We will (of course!) be screening Pride, which if you haven’t seen is a funny, thought provoking and inspiring movie! It will start at 6pm, so please arrive any time after 5.30pm. We encourage you to bring blankets, cushions or bean bags along to make the space as comfy as poss… and snacks too! Pride probably isn’t suitable for very young children (rated 15), but if you wish to bring older kids along then please feel free to do so.

Second meeting!

Tuesday 25th April 2017, 6pm
Bath City Centre

We’re meeting up again in April as another opportunity us all to get to know each other, and hopefully include those who could not make the first meeting.  It will be another casual event, just turn up and have a chat! The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming at the first meeting,  so we’re all looking forward to making even more new connections!

For the location of the event please get in touch via the contact form or email If you have any questions or are feeling a little nervous about coming to your first meeting, please get in touch 🙂

First meeting!

Thursday 6 April 2017, 6pm
Bath City Centre

Our first ever meeting! This will just be for a few drinks and as an opportunity for people to meet others in the group. For the location of the event please get in touch via the contact form or email .