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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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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