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Join the CHIME Circle

Help us to deliver another 150 years of life-changing musical experiences

CHIME is a concept that celebrates the power of music to connect and unify.

CHIME is represented in a physical piece of visual art created by metal work artist Rebecca Gouldson that will cascade from our foyer ceiling. It is community of generous philanthropists whose donations have helped us on our journey to transforming our music venue into a world-class space for exceptional live-music experiences.

Everyone who donates over £20,000 to our transformation will be invited to join our exclusive CHIME Circle. Through CHIME we aim to raise £1 million bringing us much closer to our goal – a world-class music venue that will bring another 150 years of life-changing musical experiences.

“We are thrilled to be part of the CHIME Circle and to be so involved in the transformation project. We have enjoyed coming here for many years and the transformation will make it a concert hall that the city can be proud of.”

Helen Wilde – CHIME Circle supporter and former High Sheriff of Bristol

Artist impression of CHIME sculpture showing long cylinders of metal suspended from the ceiling of a sun-lit open space
Artist impression of CHIME sculpture by Rebecca Gouldson

About the sculpture

CHIME, a collection of texturally unique shapes, created by metal artist Rebecca Gouldson, will cascade from Bristol Beacon’s foyer ceiling.

Rendered in a variety of metals, the installation will sway, responding to changes in temperature in the vast foyer space, while the metal shimmers in the light shining through the 100 feet of glass at the front of the building, creating abstract shadows across the interior.

This impressive installation not only complements the existing copper façade of the venue, but also encapsulates our vision of connecting people through music, embodied by our CHIME Circle.

Rebecca Gouldson Metal Artist
Rebecca Gouldson Metal Artist

About the artist

Rebecca Gouldson fell in love with etching while studying metalwork and has been exploring the possibilities of capturing images on the surface of metal ever since.

Influenced by both the built environment and the natural landscape, Rebecca uses etching alongside an ever growing palette of metal colouring and finishing techniques. She works with a variety of metals including copper, brass and gilding metal.

Rebecca has created bespoke artworks for a range of spaces, from public museums to superyachts. Her clients include Tiffany & Co, Barclays Wealth and Legal & General and she has exhibited internationally.

Chime Benefits

By supporting our transformation with a donation of over £20,000 (£25,000 with Gift Aid) you will join our CHIME Circle, receiving the following benefits.

  • Recognition on a plaque next to the CHIME installation in our foyer
  • Miniature CHIME pin-badge
  • Invitations to exclusive CHIME Circle events throughout the transformation, e.g. champagne receptions and tours of the venue’s construction site
  • Invitation to the opening party for the new venue
  • Access to the private Supporters’ Lounge from reopening
  • Invitation to the unveiling of the CHIME installation, including a chance to meet the artist
  • Silver Patron status throughout the transformation until reopening

Payment can be made in instalments over four years (e.g. £5,000 per year). Please get in touch to discuss joining the CHIME Circle.