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Transformation of Colston Hall set to generate over £400 million

The multimillion pound transformation plans for Colston Hall could help to generate a total of £412.5 million for the UK economy over the course of 20 years from 2020, according to an independent report by professional services firm KPMG. In 2018, the Hall will close to undergo a major redevelopment, bringing substantial economic benefits for the city and the wider UK economy when the venue reopens in 2020. The report…

Open Letter from Henry Kenyon, Chair at Bristol Music Trust

We recently announced our decision to rename Colston Hall in 2020, following a major £48.8 million transformation of the current building. This decision has given rise to much public debate. We wish the new Hall to be a beacon of light bringing the joy of music to people from all corners of Bristol and the surrounding area. We wish to be a progressive, forward thinking and open arts organisation and…

Louise Mitchell on Colston Hall name change

Yesterday, I announced on behalf of Bristol Music Trust the unanimous decision that Colston Hall will be renamed when it reopens after a multi-million pound transformation in 2020. There has naturally been an enormous amount of media interest in this change and many opinions shared on social media. This subject brings strong views on both sides, but I would like to explain clearly our decision. Bristol Music Trust is a…