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MP Karin Smyth visits Colston Hall to learn more about its Transformation Campaign

Today (17 July) MP for Bristol South Karin Smyth paid a visit to Colston Hall, taking a tour of the building and hearing about our ambitious plans for its transformation.

Ms Smyth was shown around the auditorium and the backstage areas by our General Manager Nick, who explained how the hall would be transformed into a world-class centre for entertainment, education and enterprise.  She also heard from Phil Castang (Head of Bristol Plays Music) about how the new facilities would benefit young people of Bristol through the work of the city’s music education hub.

Karin Smyth MP said:

“Having spent many memorable evenings at Colston Hall down the years, I know the auditorium facilities are in need of modernisation.

“But this project isn’t just about transforming the concert environment enjoyed by those from the city and others who travel to Colston Hall from around the region.

“Importantly it’s also aimed at enhancing Bristol Plays Music, the city’s music education hub. Outreach work into communities and schools will be extended, so the huge boost from this project will resonate right across the city for years to come.

“There are plans to improve accessibility and diversity too: more reasons why I’m pleased to support Colston Hall’s Transformation campaign.”

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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.

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