Bristol Beacon is the new name for city's concert hall

September 29 2020

Bristol’s concert hall has changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
The change to the former Colston Hall was announced on September 23, following a lengthy consultation in which more than 4,000 people took part.
Explaining that the light of a beacon brings hope and renewal, a statement by the owners, Bristol Music Trust said: “We know that our former name, that of the slave trader Edward Colston, meant that not everyone has felt welcome or that they belong in their city’s concert hall.
“Our organisation was founded long after Colston’s death, and has no direct connection to him, financial or otherwise.
This is an opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to play our part in creating a fairer and more equal society.