Campaign News

Bristol Music Trust reinforces commitment to Colston Hall name review

Bristol Music Trust, which runs Colston Hall, has moved to set the record straight on the future name of the venue after reports in the weekend media suggested that it had bowed to pressure from campaigners to remove all association with Edward Colston. Louise Mitchell, Chief Executive of the Trust, said: “We were clear right from the start of our campaign to raise funding to transform the Hall, that we…

Bristol Music Trust and UWE Bristol sign new partnership

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Bristol Music Trust (BMT) have agreed a new strategic partnership. Bristol Music Trust is a charitable trust that runs both the Colston Hall and Bristol Plays Music. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two institutions provides a framework for new strands of collaborative activity between the University and BMT. The partnership will initially last five years and includes a shared commitment…

Latest artist impressions revealed for the future Colston Hall as public consultation starts

As Colston Hall celebrates its 150th anniversary, new artist impressions and plans for the redevelopment of the building have been revealed. On Monday 6th February Bristol Music Trust, the organisation that runs Colston Hall, and Bristol City Council, who own the building, will open a public exhibition inviting people to comment on the proposals before they are submitted for planning later this year. The transformation of Colston Hall will create…