Colston Hall

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Colston Hall, in Bristol, to change its name by fall
Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
Colston Hall, Bristol, UK Credit: Ben Mills

Colston Hall released a statement about the historic concert hall name change, that was announced in 2017, and expected to happen by fall 2020. The change reflects concerns over the association of Colston with the slave trade.

"Following the Black Lives Matter protests and the removal of the Edward Colston statue in #Bristol yesterday, we would like to reassert our commitment to changing the name of Colston Hall and give an update on the timescale for doing so.".

"The current name does not reflect our values as a progressive, forward-thinking and open arts organisation – we want it to be representative of the city, a beacon of its values of hope, diversity and inclusion." wrote the concert hall in a Twitter thread this Monday.