The Channel: How do we end immigration detention?

Saturday 15 September and Sunday 16 September

Drop-in to the New Room’s Broadmead Courtyard anytime between 11am – 4pm.

The New Room have teamed up with The Channel Arts Project to host a weekend event aimed at starting a conversation about how we will end immigration detention. Join us in the Broadmead Courtyard on 15-16 September to step inside a phone booth to listen to voice messages from people in UK immigration detention centres. Send messages back and forth. Meet others in Bristol who want to learn about detention and discuss how we can end it.

The Venue

The New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world. Visit our new Museum to discover more about the people living in the eighteenth century who inspired a generation to be active in campaigning for social justice and be inspired to make a change in our world today.

“The Heritage of the past is the seed that brings forth the harvest of the future.”  Wendell Phillips

How? What Happens?

Enter the phone booth and listen. When you’re ready, ask a question, offer an answer, share a thought, a feeling, a memory, an idea… Then come back and listen again.

We host a friendly tea-and-biscuits table beside the booth where you can reflect and talk or write. You’ll meet others who want to create an alternative to a hostile immigration system.

Click here to find out more about The Channel project.

John Wesley's New Room

John Wesley’s New Room is a heritage site in the heart of Bristol. It houses a museum, library, café, events and hire space. It is home to the original 18th century chapel that started the Methodist movement.

It also houses an award-winning Café and a vast reference Library. John Wesley’s New Room hosts a range of art, music and family events and is also available to hire.

Explore the Museum of John & Charles Wesley’s life and work in Bristol.

John Wesley’s New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world, located right in the heart of Bristol city centre. Founded in 1739 by John Wesley, the New Room became the cradle of the worldwide Methodist movement.

This is the place that completes the story of Bristol. This is the Room that changed the World.

It is a place where everyone is welcome to explore, step back, take time, reconnect and recharge.

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