Welcome to the Bristol Classical Guitar Society. Our mission is to promote and extend the profile of the classical guitar in the south west and to bring together players, makers, composers and enthusiasts of all levels. Our meetings include solo and ensemble practice and performance, seminars and masterclasses; our Concert Series presents internationally acclaimed performers. We would be delighted to have you at any of our meetings and events. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.  New premises - the Unitarian Meeting Hall, Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE.

Print off a Membership Application form here


Patron & Friends


2018 dates

All meetings at  the Unitarian Meeting Hall,

Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE

Thursday 8th November 7.30pm - Tune up/informal practise; Short talk - No right-hand nails;  8.00 - 10.15pm - Double session of ensemble with  Helen James.

Thursday 13th December 7.30pm - Tune up/informal practise;  8.00 - 10.30pm - Members' Ensemble Concert

Teacher, arranger, composer and performer



BCGS Concert Series

Our next concert: 24th November 2018 - Graham Devine.

Events from other organisations

Eleftheria Kotzia plays at St Georges Bristol on the 1st November at 1pm, with a Mediterranean programme.

Directed by Raymond Burley
St Michael at the Northgate Church
Ship Street, Oxford OX1 3EY
Saturday 17th November 2018 at 7.30pm

Also see the FGS website events page

In 2018 talented musician and instument maker Rob Russell died. Rob was a valued member of BCGS. Read his obituary here.

Talented musician David R Godden sadly
died in February 2017. Read his obituary here.

Guitar for sale

1840s Louis Panormo
Click here for details (pdf)

Guitar People Remembered


Bristol Spanish Guitar Centre
Sadly the Guitar Centre closed permanently in December 2017 upon the retirement of proprietor Chris Gilbert. We wish Chris a long and happy retirement.

Ensemble Director

Helen James


Berta Rojas

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FGS           Bristol Classical Guitar Society is a member of the Federation of Guitar Societies

You can buy tickets here for collection on the door at the concert. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account.  If you need both Adult and Concession tickets, add the first one to your cart, then without checking out click  ‘continue shopping’, return to this page and select the other.