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A new name has been confirmed for Bristol's Colston Hall, following protests over the venue's historic association with the slave trade.
The venue was founded 150 years after Colston’s death, with no financial investment or direct link to the man or his wealth
Colston Hall, a large music venue named after slave trader Edward Colston, has been renamed as Bristol Beacon. The Bristol city centre venue was built almost 150 years after Mr Colston's death and the announcement of the new name is part of a £49 million refurbishment. The venue was founded with no financial investment or direct link to the slave trader.
The Bristol music venue was named after Edward Colston and in recent months the city’s association with the slave trade has come under scrutiny.