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Colston Hall and Renishaw’s Beat Lab inspires next generation of engineers

Our partnership with one of the region’s most innovative engineering companies Renishaw is helping get arts, creativity and science to the forefro...


James Bay in photos

Earlier this month James Bay walked out onto our main stage with guitar in hand,...

Colston Hall

Farewell to Colston Hall

Last week we invited you to walk in the footsteps of legends as we celebrated th...


Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra across Bristol

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra have had a stunning year, but with the season com...

Colston Hall

The last blast of Colston Hall's pipe organ

67 years ago the newly re-built Colston Hall was preparing to unveil Bristol's p...

Bristol Plays Music

From STEM to STEAM: Bristol’s Cultural Curriculum

Arts and culture are invigorating classrooms in Bristol thanks to a pioneering new curriculum being developed by artists and teachers combining creati...

Colston Hall

Frederick Douglass: An abolitionist returned to Bristol on Mon 28 May

"Forgetting is the illness of our time." - Frederick Douglass At 8am on Bank...

Colston Hall

In photos: Colston Hall from 2008-2018

It's almost a decade since we opened our iconic foyer. Since then we've seen leg...

Colston Hall

HRH The Duke of Kent visits Colston Hall

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent was welcomed by Colston Hall and two other l...

Bristol Plays Music

National Centre launched to help disabled musicians into industry

Today we're delighted to announce that Bristol Music Trust will launch a nationa...

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