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Bristol designer Diana Porter creates limited edition pins to mark the transformation of Colston Hall

Renowned Bristol jeweller Diana Porter has revealed a limited edition custom pin inspired by Colston Hall to mark the transformation of the venue. The pins were presented as a gesture of thanks to the major donors of our Transformation project on Thursday 25 April at Diana Porter’s shop and studio workshop on Park Street. Creating just 100 pins, the unique design is inspired by historical archive material of the hall,…

Heritage Playlist: Soul

From Stevie Wonder to Dusty Springfield, Otis Redding to Tina Turner – Colston Hall has seen some of the most influential and iconic soul artists perform over the years. To celebrate the golden ages of soul music, National Lottery Heritage Fund volunteers Duncan, Kitty, Rachel and Grecia and the Lantern Project coordinator and historian Louise Anderson have created a Heritage Playlist showcasing the influential and iconic artists that performed on our…

Mayor Marvin Rees gets behind the scenes tour of Colston Hall transformation progress

On 18 April 2019 the Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees visited Colston Hall to have a first-hand look at the £48.8 million transformation as final demolition works to remove the balcony and iconic stage are nearing completion. Mayor Rees, with colleagues Cabinet Lead Helen Godwin and Deputy Mayor Craig Cheney, was shown around the building by Bristol Music Trust’s Chief Executive Louise Mitchell and Director of Creative Learning and Engagement Phil…

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