Colston Hall has changed its name to Bristol Beacon. Bristol Beacon states on their new website…
We know that our former name, that of the slave trader Edward Colston, meant that not everyone has felt welcome or that they belong in their city’s concert hall. And if we can’t share the joy of live music with everyone, something must change.
Our organisation was founded long after Colston’s death, and has no direct connection to him, financial or otherwise. We can no longer be a monument to someone who played such a prominent role in the slave trade.
This is an opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to play our part in creating a fairer and more equal society.
We believe in the power of music to break down barriers and cross boundaries. Bristol Beacon will celebrate this in everything we do.
And with this new beginning, we can do more: providing opportunities to create and experience incredible music moments like never before.
The light of a beacon brings hope and renewal. We believe that music does this too. You’ve told us that you want us to inspire more people through music. With this change, and the coming transformation of our building, we can do that together. Today marks the start of a new chapter as Bristol Beacon.
Our full website will be back online on Thursday 24 September at www.bristolbeacon.org and you will be able to book tickets for our events again then.