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Akua Naru

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A close-up of a person's face behind strands of bright orange fabric.

Akua Naru’s latest feat All About Love: New Visions, is an album inspired by and an ode to Black feminist icon Bell Hooks and her titanic classic text of the same name, in which Hooks examines society and its ideals of love.

Recorded live with renowned orchestra Ensemble Resonanz, this album intends to provide a sonic balm to listeners. A necessary emotional-audio experience for those who understand the fortifying power of love and its urgency, especially during dark and perilous times.

Known for her electrifying live shows, Naru has performed in more than fifty countries across five continents with her 6-piece band and collaborated with the likes of Tony Allen, Questlove, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Bernard Purdie and more. Her artistry is a testament to the legacy of soul music and the powerful, trailblazing Black woman artist tradition upon which it builds.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Standing show

Age: 14+ (Under 16s accompanied by an adult)


Performance times

Doors: 19.30
Start: 20.00
Finish: 22.30

All timings are approximate and subject to change

“Inspiring and thought-provoking.”

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About Lantern Hall

Bristol’s home of dazzling new music

The venue

Lantern Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Lantern Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are available within the first 10 rows on the flat floor of the Hall.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in rows AA-J on the flat floor are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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