AS A £48.8 million renovation programme starts at Bristol’s 1,932-capacity Colston Hall (see LIVE UK 229), operator Bristol Music Trust (BMT) has announced the appointment of five new members to its board of trustees.
Incoming chairman Simon Chapman will be joined on the board by Pat Connor, Tony Cherry, Craig Gentle, Tanya Lacey and Sandra Meadows.
The 1950s concert hall will reopen in 2020 under a new name, following a local campaign against its association with Bristol-born slave trader and philanthropist Edward Colston.
“There is a wealth of knowledge in this group, who are particularly strong in the media, the arts and education and city-wide activism. says BMT chief executive Louise Mitchell.
“The Trust is very well placed to capitalise on opportunities and remain focussed on building the concert hall that Bristol audiences deserve.”