FESTIVE FAVOURITES FOR BROADMEAD SHOPPERS

There’s a new twist to the New Room’s popular family dress-up nativity this year, which takes place on Saturday 1 December. Coinciding with the unveiling of the first glimpse of Broadmead’s advent calendar ‘Advent Lights,’ families are invited to drop in at any time between 10.30am to 4pm, have their

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NEW ROOM WINS GOLD AS BEST SMALL ATTRACTION IN REGIONAL TOURISM AWARDS

The New Room has been named as the region’s best ‘Small Attraction,’ winning the gold award in the category of Small Attraction of the Year in record year for the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards Ceremony. The New Room also received the bronze award in the ‘International Visitor Experience’

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NOVEMBER DELIGHT FOR FOLK MUSIC FANS

November’s concert in the Folk At The New Room series will feature ‘three fiddles, two voices, one melodeon and a pair of clogs,’ and promises to delight audiences with a mixture of English traditional music, reflective moments, energy-infused tunes and the delicate art of clog dancing. Well-known duo Laurel Swift

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BRISTOL’S LOST CITY ON DISPLAY IN NEW ROOM

An exhibition that chronicles how the site of a mock city including a castle and medieval buildings was created in Bristol and then used to train troops for the First World War is on display at the New Room in Broadmead throughout November. To mark the 100th anniversary of the

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BOLDWOOD LAUNCHES AUTUMN FOLK SEASON AT THE NEW ROOM BRISTOL

The autumn season of folk concerts at the New Room in Bristol promises to get off to a lively start on Thursday 11 October with a rousing performance from popular folk band Boldwood. Formed in 2003 by accordionist Becky Price, Boldwood play their own arrangements of tunes from 17th and

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SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON IMMIGRATION DETENTION

An innovative project is coming to Bristol from 15-20 September, designed to encourage people to consider the plight of the 30,000 people locked up indefinitely every year in the UK because they lack correct immigration papers. Many of these people are taken from communities in major cities including Bristol. Taking

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MICHAEL EAVIS IS FIRST PATRON OF THE NEW ROOM

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has become the first patron of the New Room in Bristol – otherwise known as John Wesley’s Chapel – the oldest Methodist building in the world. Michael visited the New Room after the completion of its multi-million pound Heritage Lottery-funded redevelopment last year and was

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BROADMEAD’S SUMMER BEACH BONANZA

Visitors to Bristol’s shopping quarter will find unexpected beach scenes in the courtyard of the New Room, otherwise known as John Wesley’s Chapel, on the mornings of Wednesday 8 and 15 August. The education team at the New Room, together with members of the Ark Bus team, are transforming the

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SWEDISH FOLK DUO TO PERFORM AT THE NEW ROOM BRISTOL

Sweden-based folk artists Daniel and Emma Reid are coming to the New Room in Bristol for the next ‘Folk At The New Room’ gig – on Thursday 12 July – as part of a two-month European tour which coincides with the release their third album. Emma, who performed at the

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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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