We want all Bristolians to be proud of their concert venue and this means sharing the power and joy of live music with all of Bristol’s communities.
In the build-up to reopening our venue and from then on, the many diverse communities of Bristol will be at the heart of what we do, ensuring that our programme is relevant and representative.
A New Song For Bristol is a city-wide invitation for everyone to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of Bristol in 2020, creatively expressed through words and music.
In these extraordinary times, we have experienced loss, lockdown and lost identities – but we’ve also rediscovered our communities, forged new ways of connecting, and renewed our collective spirit.
During times of uncertainty, we can find new meaning through music. As our city’s people have raised their voices through dark times before: together, we can write a new song for Bristol.
We want as many people as possible to contribute their words, poems or music to A New Song For Bristol – and you don’t have to be a musician at all. Click the button below to find out more about how you can take part.
Bristol is calling. Share your song.
A New Song for Bristol is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of our Lantern Project.
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.