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Orchestral Qawwali Project

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Two musicians sit cross legged on a rug on a stage. One performer sings emotionally.

The Orchestral Qawwali Project is a one-of-a-kind ensemble breathing new life into centuries-old traditions by seamlessly blending Western Classical, choral, Indian Classical and Sufi music.

Since their formation in 2020, they’ve risen to prominence selling out concert venues around the world and amassing millions of online listeners.

Led by composer Rushil Ranjan and singer, Abi Sampa, the collective has blurred the lines between classical traditions to form something entirely new.

Their concerts have earned a reputation for unifying audiences, drawing classical music lovers, qawwali enthusiasts, and people from diverse backgrounds. The Orchestral Qawwali Project isn’t just a musical ensemble; it’s a phenomenon that transcends boundaries, uniting people through their unique sound.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Format: Reserved seating

All Ages (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)


Performance times

Doors: 19.00
First half: 19.30
Interval: 20.30
Second half: 20.50
Finish: 22.00

All timings are approximate and subject to change

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

Unmistakable ragas and the soaring bows of an orchestra reverberate with the gravitas of a Hans Zimmer score”

The Guardian

About Beacon Hall

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The venue

Beacon Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Beacon 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 in:

  • row S in the centre of the rear Stalls (10 spaces)
  • row Z in the left and right wings at the back of Lower Tier (4 spaces, 2 on each side),
  • rows G/H on the left only at the back of Upper Tier (2 spaces)

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in row F 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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