Colston Hall launches consultation on its future
Bristol Music Trust is consulting on the future of Colston Hall, including on the venue’s new name.
The venue is undergoing a £48.8 million redevelopment and will reopen in 2019 under a new name.
For many years the Hall has been a lightning rod for a debate on the legacy of the slave-trader and philanthropist Edward Colston. Built 146 years after his death, Edward Colston was not a benefactor to the Hall and there is no material connection with the man or his wealth. The trust wants the new name to reflect its values as a progressive, forward-thinking and open arts organisation.
The survey does not just focus on the change of name, but also seeks feedback on how people engage with the Hall and ideas to help shape its future.
The survey takes 10 minutes and is open until the 12 December: www.colstonhall.org/transform-the-hall/vision-and-renaming/online-survey