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Autumn Term 2014

Saturday 13th September - Saturday 13th December

Enrolments for Autumn Term will open Wednesday 25th June at 9am.

Details of all the courses and workshops are available on the courses page of our website and in our prospectus which is available from the Folk House. You can enrol by paying over the phone with a credit or debit card, by sending us a cheque with an enrolment form, or you can pop in and see us at reception.

Co-op members can enrol from 9am on Tuesday 24th June.

There are over 230 courses and workshops including all your old favourites.

Thank you for your continued support of the Folk House and we hope to see you all soon!




The Bristol Folk House - An Exhibition of Historical Photos

A semi-permanent photography exhibition showing historical images of the Bristol Folk House.

From the 30th of January 2014 - in the café bar



Summer Schools 2014

We've got an exciting week long programme of day, weekend and evening workshops in a huge variety of subjects - some of our favourite workshops as well as some brand new ones. The perfect chance to give something new a go before the courses start again in September.

Saturday 2nd August - Sunday 10th August -



Postcards now for sale

Got a favourite cover from over the years? Folk House postcards are now available from reception, only £1 or 4 for £3. Collect all 8.




Vote for Us

We would love to host the I'm Staying neon sign by Shaun C Badham (currently on the Arnolfini until 31 Aug) in our lovely courtyard.

We have made it to the shortlist so please vote for us on the Bristol Biennial website.

Thank you.




Drop in & Draw every Friday

Our popular Drop in & Draw sessions run each Friday during term time. There is no tuition in these sessions but the model is provided so just come along with your drawing materials and get drawing!

Every Friday during term time 10:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00.

£6.75 for one session or £10 for both

Sessions for the Spring Term will be held on the following dates:

25th April

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd May

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June

4th July

Please note that spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis in person only (you cannot pay for someone who is due to arrive later). We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early to give yourself the best chance of getting a place and do arrive on time as you will not be allowed into the classroom once the class has started.




Join the Folk House Co-op today!

As we are a self-funding organisation, The Bristol Folk House relies heavily on the support of our co-op members to continue running this huge range of courses and workshops.

For just £10 per year you can become a member of the co-op and take advantage of these lovely incentives:

The Folk House prospectus straight to your door. We will post the prospectus out to you before it goes online.

Exclusive enrolment day. We open enrolments to co-op members one day before everyone else.

Quick enrolment. Just give us your co-op number and away you go!*

Local Shop Discounts. You will receive discounts in lots of friendly shops local to Park Street.

Newsletter. Keep in the loop with everything that's been happening by receiving our annual newsletter.

AGM. An invitation to the Folk House Annual General Meeting.

Inner Happiness. Get a lovely warm glow inside knowing that you are supporting the Folk House and everything we do!

*remember to tell us if you move house or change your number though!

If you'd like to join you can either fill in the enrolment form at the back of the prospectus or ring us on 0117 926 2987. Thanks!

Please note there is a £1 charge for a replacement card so make sure you keep it safe!




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Let Your Imagination Run Wild

Enrolments open on Wednesday!...  more

Summer Schools 2014

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Postcards now for sale

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Vote for Us

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Bristol Etchers take over the Cafe this Summer

An exhibition by Bristol Etchers...  more

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You can download the prospectus for our Autumn term courses 2014
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