(POSTPONED) Wes Talks – Sit Down Next To Me

Sit Down Next To Me: Does non-violent protest work?

(March 17th update: This event has now been postponed – new date tbc)

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Wes Talks is a new series of talks inspired by the New Room’s founder John Wesley. He wrote and spoke about many issues in the 18th century which still resonate today.

This month we will be hearing from John Cooper, director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and Maggie Moss, a participant in Extinction Rebellion actions about the question of non-violent protest.

After the talk there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Wes Talks is a joint initiative run by the New Room and the Methodist Learning Network (South West)

Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased though Eventbrite here:

They can also be purchased at the New Room or reserved by emailing info@newroombristol.org.uk (then pay on the door).


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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