Bristol Got Soul

Celebrating the city's creativity

Join us in celebrating Bristol’s musical soul with the city’s most talented and diverse musicians and artists, for a night of music, dance, poetry and spoken word, specially curated by Dr Edson Burton and Kim Fielding.


Outside on the concourse
18:15 – 18:30 – Opening ritual with poem by Lawrence Hoo

Foyer stage
18:30 – 19:00 – Capoeira Roda led by Kabbo Hue Ferdinand, artivist storytelling and Filhos de Angola
19:15 – 20:00 – Swing dance demo & taster session with Bristol Swing Riot
20:00 – 20:15 – Jonny Velon and his R&B choir
20:15 – 21:15 – Elza Patricia Parris Band & open mic invitation
21:15 – 22:00 – Dionne Draper and Sing with Soul choir performing with Lady Nade
22:00 – 23:00 – Music jam curated by Priscilla Andersohn

Terrace Bar
19:15 – 20:00 – Poetry and acoustic music curated by Lyrically Justified featuring Vanessa Kisuule

Stalls Bar
22:00 – 23:00 – Community meet and mingle

More than a music venue

The Hall is more than a music venue, it’s a place for Bristolian’s to meet, eat, rehearse and perform.

But it hasn’t always felt this way. We want to make sure we’re at the heart of Bristol’s creative life – to revitalise our relationship with audiences, and serve our communities and city.

To do this we want Bristol’s artists, community groups, clubs and societies to feel welcome. Speak to us about using our spaces in creative ways, from regular meetings to showcasing your talents. We’re all ears.

This event marks the start of the Hall’s renewed commitment to being a Hall for all. So come along, enjoy the music and talk to us about how we can make the Hall feel more like your Hall.

Listen to our Heritage Soul Playlist

From Stevie Wonder to Dusty Springfield, Otis Redding to Tina Turner – Colston Hall has seen some of the most influential and iconic soul artists perform over the years.

Listen to our favourite soul tracks in our Heritage Playlist below, chosen by tour National Lottery Heritage Fund volunteers, that maps the rise of soul music. Click here to read more about these incredible artists and their performances as Colston Hall.

Were you at this show?

We'd love to hear your memories of the performance. Add your photos, reviews and memories via Twitter using the hashtags: #bristolbeacon and #show259850 and they will appear on this page


Welcome to
Bristol Beacon

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.

More info Enter site