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

Abstract Paintings by Wendy Dowding

in the cafe/bar...  more

Autumn Term 2016

We are taking bookings for Autumn term September- December courses and workshops now!...  more

The Big Draw at the Bristol Folk House

FREE EVENT in the Folk House hall for all ages! 11am-3pm Tuesday 25th October 2016 ...  more

Harmonica Festival 2016

Harmonica festival ...  more

Bristol Folk House Darkroom

Membership now open...  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