‘Make Music Day’ 21st June


Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public

The New Room is acting as venue for performers in this great community based event.

Confirmed performances are as follows –

In the chapel –

11 – 11.45am –  ‘End Times Ensemble’ which consists of Bristol based musicians, Ray Chappell ( Octave Mandola ) and Jack Carver ( Percussion).  They are inspired by Eastern European and Middle Eastern music.

2.30 – 3pm – acoustic duo ‘Wolf Collective’ – Roxanna Vilk on vocals and Peter Vilk on guitar. For more information visit – http://www.wolfcollective.org

5.30 – 6.30pm – The New Room Community Choir will be performing their end of term concert.  For more information about the New Room Community Choir please visit – https://www.newroombristol.org.uk/communitychoir/

7.30pm – Folk at the New Room evening –  English Fiddle players, Becki Driscoll & Nick Wyke are performing.
Please note our Folk at the New Room evening is a monthly event and ticketed. Tickets purchased in advance are £12 per person / £10 for concessions, if brought on the door they are £14 per person / £12 for concessions. For more information please visit – https://www.newroombristol.org.uk/folk/

In the Broadmead courtyard –

10 – 11am – Amy Woods – local female guitarist performing original set
11 – 12pm – Ruth Blake and Guitarist – Ruth is a Glastonbury based female artist
12 – 1pm – Woodwind trio

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