(POSTPONED) Lunchtime recital – Erika Severyns, folk singer

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, this gig has now been postponed – date tbc.

If you have purchased tickets and are unable to make the rescheduled gig, please contact us to arrange a refund by emailing your name and order ticket number to info@newroombristol.org.uk

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Folk singer-songwriter Erika Severyns returns to the New Room with a programme of delicate guitar melodies and witty lyrics that are yours to listen to.

Erika Severyns writes mainly about boys that hurt her feelings. She gets a weird satisfaction from making people cry. She loves ABBA, Journey, and R. Kelly, but will tell you she listens to Joan Baez and Tom Waits because that’s what serious musicians say. That one white lie aside, she tries to be as honest as possible when writing her songs and sharing her music. Her folky songs will remind you of Joni Mitchell and other blond female songwriters.

The recital starts at 1.30pm on Friday 8th May 2020.

Concerts take place in the chapel after our lunchtime communion service at 1pm.  Lunchtime recitals are free, with a retiring collection.

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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