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Autumn Term 2015

Enrolments for Autumn Term 2015 are now open. Details of all the courses and workshops will be available on the courses page of our website and prospectuses are available from the Folk House.

You can enrol by paying over the phone with a debit or credit card, by sending us a cheque with an enrolment form, or you can pop in and see us at reception.

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

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Vigil To An Ordinary Life - An Exhibition of Photography by Joe Coleman

The current exhibition in our café is presented by photographer Joe Coleman. Joe presents a series of photographs transferred on to glass jars and presented en masse.

You are able to view Joes exhibition of these unique and fragile objects in the café until Friday 4th September.

Please note the Folk House will be closed between the 22nd-31st August.

Showing now until 4th September 2015 - in the café bar

 


 

Bristol Folk House Darkroom

The Bristol Folk House has a brand new, purpose built wet-based photography facility, which is available for use to darkroom members and users from the beginning of August. The darkroom offers a programme of brand new exciting traditional photography courses and workshops throughout the year.

Darkroom Facilities include, 7 black and white enlargers 35mm/ medium/large format, Black and white film development facilities, print finishing facilities, technical support and chemistry.

Becoming a member gives you greater flexibility and the benefits of, 6 days per week availability, which include evenings and Saturdays, exclusively for members and discounted session rates.

For more information please email darkroom@bristolfolkhouse.co.uk to join our mailing list.

The Darkroom will be open to members to use from the 14th September and we have started taking bookings .

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The 12th Bristol Cajun & Zydeco Festival

The 12th Bristol Cajun & Zydeco Festival returns to the Folk House from 16 - 18 October!

"A whole weekend of Louisiana-style music, dance, food, drink, meeting new people and having a good time!"

The line up includes: The Cajun Roosters, Joe Le Taxi, The Po' Boys, Zydeco Boogaloo, The Flatville Aces

www.bristolcajunfestival.com

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Summer Opening Times

Our Summer term ends on Monday 6th July.

We will then be open Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm.

The Summer Schools run from the Saturday 2nd August to Sunday 9th August where our opening hours will be longer.

The office and the cafe will be closed from Saturday 22nd August to Monday 31st August.

Our Autumn term starts on the Saturday 12th September when we will return to normal opening times.

Our Pottery pick up time will be 3-6pm on Wednesday 15th July. You can also arrange to pick them up during our Summer Schools. Please speak to the office.

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Postcards now 50p

Got a favourite cover from over the years? Folk House postcards are now available from reception, only 50p or 4 for £1.50. Collect all 8.

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Drop in & Draw - 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 - 13:00

£10 for one session.

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

18th, 25th September

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

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November

4th, 11th December

Please note that spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis in person only, on the day (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. You must arrive before 10 am as we have a strict policy that no one is allowed to enter the classroom after this time. This is due to the disruption of the class and the privacy of the model.

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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 £12 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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Latest News

Autumn Term 2015

Enrolments now open........  more

Vigil To An Ordinary Life - An Exhibition of Photography by Joe Coleman

...  more

Bristol Folk House Darkroom

Membership opens in September...  more

The 12th Bristol Cajun & Zydeco Festival

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

Summer Opening Times

...  more

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Downloads

You can download the prospectus for our Autumn courses 2015
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