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Heritage Lottery Fund boosts Colston Hall’s transformation campaign by £4.75million

Another milestone for Colston Hall’s £45 million transformation campaign has been reached following an announcement by the Heritage Lottery Fund earmarking £4.75million for the project. Since the Thank You for the Music appeal was launched in September 2014, the Government, Bristol City Council and Arts Council England have together already assigned £25.7million for the Hall. Combined with private donations, the Heritage Lottery Fund announcement brings the total pledged to just…


Music education hub receives £1.5 million boost

Bristol Plays Music – the city’s music education hub – is set to receive around £1.5 million over the next three years as part of the Government’s £300 million funding announcement for practical music teaching. Based at the Colston Hall and run by Bristol Music Trust, the hub supports the education of 20,000 children of all abilities and backgrounds every year. The hub hosts music training, choirs and ensembles at…


Colston Hall plays host to KPMG’s launch party

Bristol Youth Choir last night marked the opening of KPMG’s new offices in Queen Square Bristol, alongside 200 of the city’s top CEOs and the city’s Mayor, Marvin Rees. Comedian Rory Bremner who performed later on in the evening at Colston Hall’s Slapstick Festival, also attended the party entertaining 200 of the firm’s clients with his inimitable mix of impressions and satire. He praised the new headquarters, saying: “what a…