Christmas can be hard but ultimately, humans are wonderful. Join Ivor Novello-winning composer Martin Green on a trip through the challenges and joys of the festive season, with an all-star cast of incredible musicians.
From ancient pagan rituals to a flashing lit-up Santa, Lighting The Dark takes a musical look at how we have got through the winter over the last thousand years.
Joining Martin on this voyage are Laura Jurd of Mercury Prize-shortlisted Dinosaur on the trumpet, and the leading storyteller of the new wave of Irish traditional musicians Ultan O’Brien on the fiddle. Together they venture through folk and jazz, offering original takes on familiar Christmas songs — all woven with Martin and Ultan’s engaging storytelling.
Presented by Bristol Beacon
Format: Reserved seating
Age: Under 14s accompanied by an adult 18+
All timings are approximate and subject to change
“[Martin Green is] bringing as much light as humanly possible into what can often be an otherwise most dark and foreboding world.”
God is in the TV
About Lantern Hall
Bristol’s home of dazzling new music
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.
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.
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.
Spaces for wheelchair users are available within the first 10 rows on the flat floor of the Hall.
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.
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.)
You may also like
Event Ticket Coverage
Protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances with Booking Protect and get a full refund if you’re unable to attend.