CALLING ALL FOLK FANS – CONCERT SERIES LAUNCHING AT BRISTOL’S NEW ROOM

A brand-new monthly folk concert series at the New Room in Broadmead, also known as John Wesley’s Chapel, has been announced with tickets now available for the first event on Thursday 16 November. Headlining at the first session will be the quartet Methera, whose performance is described by one BBC

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GWR LOCOMOTIVE TO BE NAMED AFTER JOHN WESLEY

When the team at the New Room in Bristol spotted a competition in the local paper inviting people to nominate their local heroes past or present to be included in a new list of 100 Great Westerners they had no doubt that John Wesley deserved to be included – and

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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the New Room’s new website! As you look around the site you will be able to find out about our historic chapel as well as our new museum about the Wesleys and the facilities in the visitor centre. Discover our history and find out about how we are

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CHAIR THAT PLAYED ROLE IN SLAVE FREEDOM BACK ON DISPLAY

A magnificent chair, made from the roots of a single oak tree for a man who played a significant role in the ending of slavery, is back on permanent display in Bristol. Adam Clarke’s large black chair dates from 1820 and was presented to the Methodist theologian by admirers of

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VOICE OF WESLEY ACTOR WOWED BY STATE-OF-THE-ART MUSEUM

The actor who gave voice to John Wesley on new audio guides for the recently opened state-of-the-art museum at Bristol’s New Room, also known as John Wesley’s Chapel, returned this week for the unusual experience of being guided around the venue by his own narration. James Bradwell, who is about

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Poldark at the New Room

Poldark at the New Room The New Room featured as a location in series 2 of the BBC's hit period drama Poldark. The cast and crew spent 10 days in the chapel in November 2015 to make the episode, which was broadcast in October 2016. In the episode, Captain Ross Poldark

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NEARLY THREE CENTURIES OF HISTORY CAPTURED BY LOCAL AUTHOR

With 18 months of Heritage Lottery funded development finally at an end at the New Room in Bristol, a major new book has been released detailing nearly three centuries of Methodist history. This will be of immense interest to anyone who wants to know more about the history of Bristol as

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OFFICIAL OPENING OF WESLEY’S NEW ROOM BY HRH THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER

A visit from HRH The Duke of Gloucester, marked the official opening today (13 July) of the New Room on The Horsefair in Broadmead, marking the end of an 18-month multi-million pound development project, partly funded by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Finally poised to assume

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