The Cotham Club is our exciting new initiative for everyone who loves music, conversation, friendship and community.
Each monthly event will comprise an amazing concert, a donations bar, a food van (when we can organise this) and some light hosting to help you chat with people you never would otherwise have met.
We’re attracting musicians from all over the world so if our music is your heritage: we really want to see you. If it isn’t – come anyway!
Our next Cotham Club is on Thursday June 23rd featuring Ruth Steinberg and the Chai for All Ensemble: Telling stories of co-existence.
Ruth Steinberg is a story weaver, bringing together stories from her Jewish culture, the life of her family and her husband. Using personal stories, folktales and Yiddish songs, she takes you on a journey that will make you laugh and cry.
Ruth was born a Jewish Geordie in 1952 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Some say she is a clown, a storyteller, a musician. She says she is passionate about using creativity to touch, transform and show the absurdities we live in and with.
Chai for All (Hebrew chai ‘life) is a multinational, multilingual ensemble touring middle eastern and Jewish music sets and music and spoken word performances both nationally and internationally. Its concerts delebrate the rich Yiddish song and klezmer wedding and dance traditions.
For full details of future months see the listings below:
|April 29th||Heralding the wind: Palestinian Faris Ishaq, Nay Master,
and BEJE the Bristol European Jazz Ensemble.
|May 27th||Bringing us together: Senegalese Griots, Moussa Kouyate
and Bunjah Conteh with the Afro Welsh Connection.
|June 23rd (Thurs)||Telling stories of co-existence: Jewish Geordie, Ruth Steinberg
and the Chai for All Ensemble.
|July 22nd||Entrancement: Moroccan Gnawa Master Mohamed Errebbaa
on gimbre with Chloe Rose Laing and band.
|Sept 23rd||Responding to bird song: Korean Daegeum Flautist, Hyelim Kim, and audience walks through stream-made cityscapes.|
|October 28th||Singing for liberation: Naga Songs of Freedom and Faith
by Wati Aier.
|Nov 18th||Daring to dream: American Johnny Mars, harmonica legend,
inspiring youth, through Blues and Jazz with band.
|Dec 16th||One Love! Bristol Reggae Orchestra and guests.|
|Jan 27th ’23||Giving insight: Ambient music soundtracks in Gyroscopic film fest. A Hartcliffe-and Knowle West focussed participatory event curated by Judith Jarvis with pianist Colin Smith.|
|Feb 24th ’23||Healing the city: Three mental-health-through-music practitioners, Mind-harp for dementia co-inventor, Mark Smulian, Mind Your Music’s Elliot Hall and Sarah Larkham, and Bristol Drug Project’s Sophie Wilsdon.|
|March 31st ‘23||Sounding a new dawn: Leading Black brass player tbc
+ Bristol brass bands, the culmination of an inclusion project
for disadvantaged young people
The event will be held in Cotham Parish Church, Cotham Road, BS6 6DR @ 7.30pm. Doors will open at 7 pm.
Tickets for the June concert via bit.ly/3sNS7IG