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Story Wall Audio Guide

Music icons and unsung stars

In this audio guide, our narrators will introduce you to the music icons that have stormed our stages as well as the unsung stars and hidden facts of our fascinating history.

This guide has been created by a collaboration of 12 Bristol artists and musicians led by Ngaio Anyia, a Bristol-based musician and filmmaker along with music contributions from local organisations. Using spoken word, singing, music and guest narration, it brings to life the powerful voices and events that have shaped the venue’s past.

The audio is devised as a standalone listening experience but can also be listened to whilst walking along the story wall and enjoying the extraordinary architecture of the newly restored lantern atrium which sits next to the Beacon Hall.

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This audio guide has written transcription in English.

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Creative Team

A person in dark clothing and green high heel shoes sits with their leg raised against a bright yellow background

Ngaio Anyia

Writer, Lead Narrator, Composer, Arranger, Musician, Vocalist, Soundscape Artist

A black and white image of a person sitting playing an electric guitar

Tom Hackwell

Composer, Arranger, Musician, Soundscape Artist, Mix and Mastering Engineer

Vanessa Kisuule

Writer, Narrator

A person wearing grey clothes pulls of headphones in front of a blue backdrop

Danny Carlo Pandolfi

Writer, Narrator


Double Bass, Beatboxer, Soundscape Artist

Edson Burton

Guest Narrator

Roger Griffith

Guest Narrator

LaToyah McAllister-Jones

Guest Narrator


Guest Narrator

Lisa Glanfield

Guest Narrator

Freya Glanfield

Guest Narrator

Rebecca Sadler

Guest Narrator

Music credits

‘Soundscape’ – St Pauls Carnival
‘Choir Boy’ – Bristol Old Vic
‘Bristol is Our Playground’ – Lady Nade
Bristol Reggae Orchestra
‘Tears of an Actress’ – Surgeons Girl / Paraorchestra