EASTER ANIMAL TRAIL POSTPONED

The popular Easter Animal Trail organised by The Ark Bus, local schools, The New Room and Broadmead BID is not going ahead this year.   A message from Sophie McLaughlin (Broadmead BID) Hello All, I hope you are well and staying strong during these challenging times. Because of the current

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FOLLOWING IN GRETA’S FOOTSTEPS

Just a fortnight after Greta Thunberg’s visit to Bristol a public discussion at the New Room in Bristol’s Broadmead will put the effectiveness of non-violent protest under the spotlight. Scheduled for 6pm on 19 March the talk will give audience members the chance to hear first-hand from John Cooper, director

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PUBLIC FORUM FOR DEBATE ON THE GAP BETWEEN PENTHOUSE AND PAVEMENT

People with an interest in improving social equality can hear from an expert in the field at a public talk in the New Room, Bristol (aka John Wesley’s Chapel), on the evening of 20 February. Paul Morrison, policy advisor from the Joint Public Issues Team, will be speaking about recognising

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HALF-TERM FUN FOR BRISTOL YOUNGSTERS

Youngsters in Bristol are being invited to step back in time to 18th century Bristol this half term for some fun drop-in activities exploring historic city life with a series of ‘Back in Time’ days in the museum at the New Room on 18, 19 and 20 February. Activities will

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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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