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Colston Hall, Bristol Old Vic and Watershed join forces to pledge climate action

Today, three of Bristol’s leading cultural organisations Bristol Old Vic, Colston Hall and Watershed sign up to a growing global community of arts and culture champions  declaring a  climate and ecological emergency. The declaration will take place during the Festival of Future Cities event held at Watershed today at 9am, Fighting the Climate Emergency in the Anthropocene. They join organisations like We The Curious, Bristol City Council, WECA and the University…

Season 2, Ep. 7 – Going Carbon Neutral!

Welcome back to our new-look podcast – How To Build A Music Venue – the series which has a backstage pass to the transformation of Colston Hall in Bristol. In this episode, and in the wake of the climate crisis, we look at turbo charging our sustainability ambitions and how the venue can go carbon neutral. That’s right, in October 2019 the Hall was the first concert venue in the…

Colston Hall to be carbon neutral by 2030

Today (Thursday 3 October), Bristol Music Trust, the charity that runs Colston Hall, has announced its ambition for the transformed Hall to become carbon neutral by 2030. The announcement makes the Hall the first concert hall in the UK to step forward in the face of the current climate emergency and declare this intention. Bristol Music Trust recognises that the Transformation of the Hall puts them in a strong position…