TALKS SEEK INSIGHTS INTO AGE-OLD PROBLEMS

A new series of public talks launching in Bristol this month will offer local people the chance for an informed discussion on contentious issues of the day including the environment, inequality and non-violent protest, led by experts on the relevant topics. The first talk, Another Planet? Exploring the future of

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BRISTOL IS FIRST CITY TO HOST SONGS OF PRAISE IN 2020

Bristol will be the first city to feature in the perennial Sunday TV favourite Songs of Praise in 2020. Priest and reality television star, the Reverend Kate Bottley, will be shown marking the start of the New Year on Sunday 5 January at the New Room (John Wesley’s Chapel) in

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CHRISTMAS TOURS OF HISTORIC BRISTOL HOUSE HIT THE RIGHT NOTE

A Winterbourne woman who organised a pre-Christmas outing for a group of her friends to visit of one of the city’s best-preserved Georgian homes – all decked out for Christmas – is urging other locals to make the most of the few remaining festive tours left. Charles Wesley’s House, at

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AUTUMN FOLK MUSIC SERIES LAUNCHES AT BRISTOL’S NEW ROOM

The autumn series of ‘Folk At The New Room’ concerts kicks off on Thursday 24 October with a performance by highly-acclaimed young trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood, hailed by BBC Radio 2 as a ‘talented and poetic triumvirate.’ This will be the third series for The New Room – otherwise

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OPEN DOORS ACTIVITIES AT THE NEW ROOM

The main Open Doors weekend offer at the New Room in Broadmead, also known as John Wesley’s Chapel, is free entry to its state-of-the-art museum which opened in 2017 with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. But the team at the New Room – a Grade 1 listed 18th

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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES IN BROADMEAD AT THE NEW ROOM

Tying in with the ‘Bears Go To Town’ trail being staged in shops across Cabot Circus and Broadmead, the team at the New Room are offering seasonal recreation for local youngsters with ‘Bring A Bear’ story time sessions for under-fives and wildlife craft workshops for five to 11 year olds

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SINGING FOR WELLBEING IN BRISTOL’S BROADMEAD

Workers and shoppers in central Bristol are being invited to leave their worries behind next Wednesday lunchtime (24 July) at a one-hour ‘Singing for wellbeing’ workshop at the New Room, also known as John Wesley’s Chapel in Bristol’s Broadmead. The workshop will be led by Judit Soler and Meg Brand,

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GIVING BRISTOL THE CHANCE TO SEE THE FULL PICTURE

The New Room in Bristol’s Broadmead will be the venue for a groundbreaking art exhibition supported by the National Lottery Community Fund. The exhibition aims to reduce the stigma experienced by some of the most disadvantaged and forgotten about people in our society and is called #seethefullpicture because that’s what

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ANNIE CREATES ORAL HISTORY EXHIBITION FOR THE NEW ROOM

A student whose passion for history gained her a year’s internship at the world’s oldest Methodist chapel has used her time to create an oral history exhibition composed of recollections from people who have lived, worked or worshipped at the New Room, otherwise known as John Wesley’s Chapel in Bristol’s

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LAUNCH OF GUIDED MUSEUM TOURS AT WORLD’S OLDEST METHODIST CHAPEL

Bristol visitor attraction the New Room, also known as John Wesley’s Chapel, is to offer regular twice-daily museum tours from 3 April around its new multi-million-pound Heritage-Lottery-funded visitor centre and museum. Scheduled to take place twice daily on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11.30am and 1.30pm, the tours will reveal what

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