Folk at the New Room presents: Travelling with Thomas

Folk at the New Room presents Travelling with Thomas – a Folk musical in the Making

Tickets available in the New Room shop, on Eventbrite (online booking fee applies), or on the door.
Adult £14 / £12 Advance.  Concessions £12 / £10 Advance.

Thursday 12th April 2018
Cafe open from 6.30pm, doors 7pm, gig starts 7.30pm.
Unreserved seating.

Travelling with Thomas – A Folk Musical in the Making
Come and explore the legends of Thomas the Rhymer with composer Laurel Swift and designer Lizzie Watts in an engaging showcase of new music, artwork and songs. With Paul Sartin, Harriet Riley, Sarah Moody and Deborah Chalmers.

An ancient tale receives a new twist as we develop a folk musical to resonate in today’s world of uncertain truths, fake news and displaced people, yet remain rooted in the folklore traditions from which the tales of Thomas sprang over 700 years ago.

Transported to Elf Land, Thomas is helped, hindered and challenged as he tries to find his way home, bringing a gift and a burden, in this tale of love, truth and time. But who can you trust when you’re lost in a world of mischief and mythical folk?

Travelling with Thomas presents beautiful new songs, music and artwork in a series of intimate showcase gigs, featuring some of the finest performers on the scene.  Each showcase offers an new insight into the creative process and invites the audience to enter Thomas’ world and respond to the music, imagery and ideas. Join us for a unique event that can be enjoyed on its own or as part of the series.

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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