Campaign News

Darren Jones MP champions Bristol Music Trust in the House of Commons

Following his first visit to Colston Hall in September, we are delighted that Bristol North West MP Darren Jones chose to highlight the social impact of our music programme in the House of Commons last week. Himself a jazz saxophonist, Mr Jones cited the work of Bristol Music Trust, who operate Bristol Plays Music and Colston Hall, as part of a debate on the benefits of the arts sector on health…

New Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones, visits Colston Hall

We were delighted to welcome the new Labour MP for Bristol North West for a visit to Colston Hall today. His visit came ahead of several key events in the Hall’s calendar: on Wednesday 20th the Hall will be celebrating its 150th birthday, and later this month it will play host to a conference on how to make employment in the music industry more accessible to disabled musicians. Himself a jazz saxophonist, Mr Jones…

Transformation of Colston Hall set to generate over £400 million

The multimillion pound transformation plans for Colston Hall could help to generate a total of £412.5 million for the UK economy over the course of 20 years from 2020, according to an independent report by professional services firm KPMG. In 2018, the Hall will close to undergo a major redevelopment, bringing substantial economic benefits for the city and the wider UK economy when the venue reopens in 2020. The report…

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