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Sun 31 Mar 2024


An evening with Alan Barnes

Lantern Hall

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£20.71 - £21.80 incl. booking fee

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Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist. He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers.

In a career spanning more years than he can remember, his range and brilliance have made him a “first call” for studio and live work since his precocious arrival on the scene more than thirty years ago. He has since received over 25 British Jazz Awards and has twice been made BBC Jazz Musician of the Year.

Hear Alan’s choice of music, to be played by a selection of top class musicians with whom he has shared the stage; and to hear some of his many recollections, told in his inimitable humourous style. Expect a night of great music and laughs, plus a few sit-ins from other musicians.

Presented by AEG Artistic

Format: Unreserved seating

Age: All ages: (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)


Doors: 19:15
Start: 20:00

All timings are approximate and subject to change

“Barnes plays music that was radical 50 years ago but he infuses it with so much passion and energy you could believe it was minted on the spot, which is always part of the story with jazz.”

John L. Walters, Guardian

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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