TOP FIDDLING DUO TO PLAY AT THE NEW ROOM

June’s ‘Folk At The New Room’ gig will have the historic John Wesley chapel in Bristol’s Broadmead vibrating to the sound of highly-acclaimed English fiddle duo Becki Driscoll and Nick Wyke. Driscoll and Wyke, who will be performing in Bristol on Thursday 21 June, offer an innovative take on English

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BRISTOL’S NEW ROOM SHORTLISTED IN REGIONAL TOURISM AWARDS

Just ahead of the first anniversary of the New Room’s multi-million pound visitor centre, it has been announced that the historic chapel and its new state-of-the-art museum have earned a shortlisting as ‘leisure and tourism business of the year’ in the Bristol Post Business Awards. The judging panel was impressed

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LILY PORTRAIT TRANSFERRED TO BRISTOL’S NEW ROOM

The state-of-the-art museum at the New Room has just received another boost for its collection with the arrival of a famous 18th century oil painting of Charles Wesley, the greatest of English hymn writers. The portrait, popularly known as the ‘lily’ portrait because of the spray of lilies featured in

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DISCOVER FAIRTRADE GOLD

Discover Fairtrade Gold is a new campaign from the Fairtrade Foundation which seeks to highlight the exploitation of an estimated 16 million small-scale miners around the world who work in dangerous conditions to provide gold that may end up on our high streets. A striking pop-up exhibition featuring 16 powerful

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NATION’S FAVOURITE STORYTELLER VISITS THE NEW ROOM

Young fans of the nation’s favourite storyteller, Sir Michael Morpurgo, were thrilled to meet and talk with the author when he popped into the New Room in Bristol this week. The bestselling writer was visiting the oldest Methodist building in the world to view a collection of life-sized flamingo collages

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NEW BREAKFAST STOP FOR BROADMEAD SHOPPERS

The café at the New Room is now opening from 9.30 due to popular demand, with a series of rolling special offers such as organic Fairtrade tea or coffee plus a ‘proper bacon sandwich’ for a deal-busting £5.25. 2018 winner of a gold award in the ‘Best Café or Restaurant’

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Laurel Swift's new collaborative project

NEW FOLK MUSICAL COMES TO BRISTOL’S NEW ROOM

Kicking off the spring season in the evening folk concert series at Bristol’s New Room on Thursday 12 April, is a gig with a difference – ‘a folk musical in the making.’ Called ‘Travelling with Thomas,’ this collaborative project brings together the talents of composer Laurel Swift and designer Lizzie

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FLAMINGOS A GO-GO IN BROADMEAD OVER EASTER

Shoppers and visitors to Broadmead and Cabot Circus in Bristol over the school Easter holidays should prepare to be wowed by a flock of flamboyant flamingos, each beautifully and individually decorated by local youngsters and displayed in shop windows throughout the area. Bristol’s annual Easter Trail – organised for the

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MUSEUM AT NEW ROOM BRISTOL GIVEN IMPORTANT NEW ARTEFACTS

The New Room in Bristol – also known as John Wesley’s Chapel – has been chosen as one of the new homes for an historically important collection of artefacts that have been in storage since the closure of their previous site, the Wesley College, in 2010. The College – based

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MARCH FOLK AT THE NEW ROOM

Local folk-music fans have the chance to melt away the winter blues at a toe-tapping gig in the New Room – otherwise known as John Wesley’s Chapel, on Bristol’s Broadmead – with inspiring pipe and accordion duo, Jon Swayne and Becky Price on Thursday 8 March. Jon and Becky promise

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