Campaign News

National Centre launched to help disabled musicians into industry

Today we’re delighted to announce that Bristol Music Trust will launch a national centre at Colston Hall to help disabled musicians into industry as part of our transformation. Bristol will become home to a ground-breaking national programme breaking down barriers to musical attainment for young musicians with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D) after we were awarded more than £600,000 over 4 years by the National Foundation for Youth Music….

Colston Hall receives green light for transformation

Planning permission has now been granted for the £48.8 million transformation of Colston Hall. Today, Bristol Music Trust, the organisation that runs Colston Hall, and Bristol City Council, who own the building, have announced the submitted plans have been approved and Bristol City Council has selected a preferred contractor to take the transformation plans forward. The approval from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, came…

Bristol businesses back campaign to transform Colston Hall

A host of Bristol businesses are backing the campaign to transform Colston Hall, with recent commitments raising over £350,000 towards the transformation. A series of businesses have joined the Transform the Hall campaign as corporate partners offering financial or in kind support to help raise the funds required to roll out the biggest ever capital project to take place in Bristol’s arts sector. Global engineering and scientific technology firm, Renishaw,…

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