Singing and Stories Workshop

Engaging with the museum collection through song!

Singing is a joyful group activity, it does wonders for our wellbeing and has been used throughout history – to come together, to celebrate, and to tell stories.

John Wesley’s New Room have brought together stories and songs to share aspects of Bristol’s history you may be unfamiliar with. The theme for this informal workshop is based around John Wesley’s proclamation, ‘the whole world is my parish’. We will take a closer look at Methodism’s influence across the country and the world. The workshop will include a taster of songs in different languages, as well as introducing a special musical number!

The workshop will be led by our Community Choir leaders and registered Music Therapists, Meg and Sara. The session offers a chance to see real objects, hear first-hand accounts and be inspired to make a difference in your own community.

Wednesday 10 August, 11.30-1pm, refreshments included
This workshop is a ‘pay what you can’ session. Recommended donation: £5

Spaces are limited, to book please call 01179264740 or follow this link to the booking page:

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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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