Welcome to Cotham Club
Community Through Music | Great Global Sounds
Music, with all its sublety and spirit, has immense power to unite people. It is the universal language of mankind.
The sounds of Africa, America, Eurasia and Oceania have always found a home in Bristol and there are few better examples of the city’s cultural cross-pollination than Cotham Club, a celebration in sound of what unites rather than divides. Each month we showcase some of the most diverse and brilliant musicians from Bristol (and beyond), linking audiences to great music and to each other.
Cotham Club: not only music, a community, a sense of having a place to belong.
epic gigs + grassroots vibes + warmest crowds in brilliant space w/ unique atmosphere + intimate feel = great experience.
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Eastern Strings Ensemble
From £12 | £5 conc. | £2 under-18s
BOOK NOW: hdfst.uk/E84741
Powerful, passionate songs of Jewish-Turkish heritage.
The playing of the Bristol-based Eastern Strings (Daphna Sadeh Neu and Knud Stüwe) combines classical precision, world music energy and characterful jazz improvisation. Their instrumental music is rich, distinctive and haunting, piecing together a tapestry of musical cultures including Middle Eastern, Klezmer and Ladino.
Here, in its expanded version, the Eastern Strings Ensemble presents a distinctive and exquisite set of Jewish-Turkish songs.
Vocalist Michal Nahman performs in Ladino, a medieval Jewish variant of Spanish and the language of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in the late 15th century and dispersed across the Mediterranean from North Africa to Turkey. One of the world’s most endangered tongues, today there are fewer than 200,000 Ladino speakers.
This stellar set is elevated further by commanding accompaniment from violinist Jenny Glester and percussionist Ricardo de Noronha.
‘Brilliant and hypnotic … seductive and powerful music.’ ★★★★ All About Jazz
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Friday 30 June 2023
Suntou Susso Band
Gorgeous griot Afro-pop.
BOOK NOW: hdfst.uk/E86246
Friday 21 July 2023
Theo Mizú Banda
Vibrant East / West groove fusion.
BOOK NOW: hdfst.uk/E87817
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Friday 22 September 2023
Ya Freshness & The Big Boss Band
A free spirited ska special.
Friday 20 October 2023
Mohamed Errebbaa & Tagna Groove
Deep trance Gnawa blues.
Friday 24 November 2023
A high-energy Bhangra bash.
Friday 15 December 2023
Michel Padrón Ensemble
Sizzling Cubano danza música.
from Headfirst Bristol online ticket shop: headfirstbristol.co.uk
( search: ‘Cotham Club’ )
on the door:
tickets available in person from 7pm
Cotham Parish Church
( top of St Michael’s Hill )
we offer accessible and inspiring experiences for all ages | the atmosphere is relaxed and pleasurable, and generally people are allowed to enter and leave their seating freely | there is an open attitude towards audience noise and movement, and dancing is encouraged
Eat & drink
choose from a selection of wine, beer, cider, hot drinks, soft drinks and snacks from 30 minutes before performance start and during the interval | free nibbles/ sweet treats available at selected events
accessible toilets available
Firstbus service 72 (Bristol Temple Meads Station to UWE Frenchay Campus): firstbus.co.uk
10 minute walk from Clifton Down Train Station: gwr.com | 15 minute walk from Redland Train Station: gwr.com
15 minute walk up St Michael’s Hill from Christmas Steps | 10 minute walk from Everyman Cinema, Whiteladies Road | 15 minute walk from The Arches, Cheltenham Road
on-street parking available | limited on-site accessible parking available for Blue Badge holders
Cotham Club is a place of safety and respect for everyone who visits our events or who works here | we expect you to be a part of that by understanding and upholding inclusive behaviours as part of our community
Safety & security
the safety and security of our visitors, staff, and artists is paramount | our Front Of House team and volunteers are here to assist you and enhance your experience – they are here to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone | please cooperate fully with all requests and support these vital members of our team as they carry out important work to keep us all safe