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Diverse Artists Network: All Things Music

A networking event for creatives and organisations in the Bristol music scene

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The Diverse Artist Network: All Things Music event is back at Bristol Beacon – a space for musicians and creatives to share and connect through discussion, inspiring talks, performances and music making.

Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Paid.

Are you an artist, musician, manager, promoter looking to diversify your network and find new opportunities to collaborate? This is the event for you.

All things Music will celebrate key triumphs, and address issues concerning diversity and representation in the music industry.

This day event will include a chance to meet the Diverse Artists Network and Bristol Beacon teams, speakers from across the music scene and opportunities to speak with representatives from some of the biggest organisations in music.

Presented by Bristol Beacon and Diverse Artists Network

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

Start time: 10:00
End time: 15:00

Lunch included in the ticket price

Tickets available for:

£7 Artists/Individuals
£20 Group ticket – up to 3 members of one organisation/venue
£10 Individual ticket – Organisations/Venues

Concessions: Please get in contact with

Ask questions and make connections

Connect with the biggest names in the Bristol music scene.

There will be representatives from venues, festivals, community music networks, and radio, as well as local and national music organisations – including Shambala Festival, Sofar Sounds, Sound Sense and Musicians Union. You will also be able to meet other creatives—community arts projects, funders, independent artists, and supporters of the music world.

Make yourself heard with Speakers Corner – an open mic for up to 1 minute for anyone to share upcoming projects and invite collaboration.

The day will finish with a jam session – all welcome, so please bring your instrument if you have one.

What is the Diverse Artists Network?

Diverse Artists Network (DAN) are a development agency for diversity in the arts, promoting cultural competency and representation in the sector.

DAN brings together artists/musicians across Bristol and the South West region, intending to build national and international networks encompassing the broadest spectrum of diversity & representation.

They became an independent CIC in August 2020 and have since curated several networking events that have acted as consultations; as well as opportunities for artists, venues, and funders.

Diverse Artists Network seeks to foster empowering discussion within the culturally varied arts sector in order to boost representation in mainstream arts offering by bringing together funders, venues, promoters, and artists.”

Vandna Metha Co-Director, Diverse Artists Network



Singer, songwriter, DJ, multi disciplinary artist and journalist.

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Rapper, artistic curator and award winning Interfaith Arts Programmer.

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Ben Price

Owner of Bristol based Harbourside Artist Management an creator of their Disability Empowerment Programme.


A black woman wearing a bright yellow , greeen and red outfit and green headscarf smiles at the camera, leaning on a table

Cecilia Ndhlovu

Singer and traditional Zimbabwean music workshop facilitator.

A black man holding a kora instrument wearing a blue suit

Suntou Susso

Kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia.

A trombone player performs on the stairs of Bristol Beacon foyer.

Jam session

All welcome – bring along your instrument!


Welcome and introductions – Diverse Artists Network and Bristol Beacon

Performance – Cecilia Ndhlovu


  • MoYah
  • Ngaio (Booty Bass)
  • Ben Price of Harbourside Artist Management

Speakers Corner – all invited to use the microphone for up to 1 minute to share projects and invite collaboration.

Round Tables

Your chance to meet with the biggest names in the local and national music industry. Ask questions and make connections.

  • A Voice for Community Music: Sound Sense
  • Amplifying your Sound/ Creative Opportunities for young people: Noods | LevelsRadio
  • Live Performance Opportunities: Sofar Sounds
  • Festival Programming: Shambala
  • Musicians Union: Explore our Cost of Living Crisis Guidance for Musicians
  • Venue Programming: Strange Brew | Bristol Beacon

Performance – Suntou Susso

Jam Session – All welcome – bring your instrument

The venue


at Bristol Beacon

Our foyer space located within Bristol Beacon where we host events, performances and conferences.

Getting to the venue

Location: Bridgehouse is located within Bristol Beacon with entrances on Colston Street and Trenchard Street.

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 50m 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.


The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.

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Bridgehouse has level access from street level with lifts to all levels. For unallocated seated performances, seats can easily be removed to accommodate wheelchairs.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.

Hearing Facility

There is an induction loop at the box office. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting. There is no hearing loop facility for the foyer stage.

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