Discovery Day – Talks

Building a sustainable concert hall

It’s inescapable that sustainability is the most pressing and urgent issue of our time.

With its transformation in full swing, Colston Hall has a unique opportunity to not only bring a heritage building back to life with new and innovative sustainable features, but to also examine its culture, vision and business practices to embed sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

At Discovery Day we’re bringing together sustainability experts and those who are taking action in their daily lives to talk about how a concert hall can become more environmentally aware and minimise the environmental impact that live music and all of our activities have upon the earth.


Panel Talk: How green is your concert hall?
16:00 – 17:00 – Lower Ground Floor

Our panel includes:

  • Rob Scully, from Hope Solutions, strategic sustainability partners for Glastonbury Festival and NASS. Rob is an expert in event production and sustainability with a keen focus on energy and resource efficiency
  • Will Hunter, Creative Producer from We The Curious, who are the first science centre in the world to declare a climate emergency with the pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030
  • Rosa Corbishley, Development Director at Colston Hall, who is leading on the Hall’s sustainability ambitions
  • Luke Mulder, Senior Environmental Manager from Willmott Dixon, Colston Hall’s building contractors who have been carbon neutral since 2012 and were the first in the construction industry to do so.

A sustainable Colston Hall

Visit the Construction Zone on Stalls level 1 to meet the experts working on the redevelopment of Bristol’s largest concert hall and find out about the sustainable elements of the building project, including how 100% of building materials are being recycled.

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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.

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