Bristol Folk House - Learning for pleasure
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The Bristol Folk House is an adult education centre in the centre of Bristol.  We provide a variety of part-time day and evening classes and courses including:  
Arts & Crafts, Pottery, Writing, Languages, Music, Dance, Drama, Fitness, Personal Development and more.

We are a self-funding charity that aims to help the local community take part in ‘learning for pleasure’ courses in a friendly, relaxed environment.

We hold regular art exhibitions in our café bar, which also serves delicious organic, locally sourced food. The Folk House also hosts live music events in the café and our large hall as well as festivals such as our Cajun Festival and Harmonica Festival.

All our rooms, including the café, are also available to hire for private parties, functions or meetings.



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Latest News

Autumn Term 2015

Enrolments now open........  more

Photo Dispatches Photography Talks

Monthly free talks at the Folk House...  more

An exhibition by Gordy Wright

An exhibition of recent work by Illustrator Gordy Wright, showcasing a variety of traditional and digital techniques....  more

Bristol Folk House Darkroom

Membership opens in September...  more

The 12th Bristol Cajun & Zydeco Festival

...returns to the Folk House in October!...  more

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Programme design and illustration

Website design & build: Daniel Penfold

Contact Information

Telephone: 0117 926 2987   Email:   

40a Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG   Find Us - Googlemaps