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.

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Patron & Friends


2018 dates

All meetings at  the Unitarian Meeting Hall,

Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE

Thursday 14th June 7.30pm - Tune up/informal practise;  8.00 - 9.00pm - Individual Master Classes with Helen James; 9.15pm - Helen continues with  a full ensemble session.

Thursday 12th July 7.30pm - Tune up/practise;  8.00pm - Members' solo concert.

Alternative log in for the members’ area

Teacher, arranger, composer and performer



BCGS Concert Series

November concert review - The Albach Duo (Rebecca Baulch and David Black)

Events from other organisations
Also see the FGS website events page

The 4th Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival, from July 11th - July 13th 2018

Details here

John Williams returns to the Globe to play
alongside our patron
Berta Rojas (July 21st) and Paco Peña (July 22nd). More details here.

Talented musician David R Godden sadly died in February 2017. He played well received recitals for BCGS on two occasions.

Guitar for sale

1840s Louis Panormo

Click here for details (pdf)

Older notices


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

Concerts we have hosted