Slave Trader’s Name Removed From Bristol’s Colston Hall Venue

Having recently confirming the news that a new venue name would be selected by Autumn 2020, Colston Hall in Bristol took down the letters on the outside of their music hall.

In a timelapse video which was shared by BBC Radio Bristol, you can see the words ‘Colston Hall’ being removed by builders just over a week on from the pulling down of the nearby statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston by protesters.

A spokesperson for Bristol Music Trust has said that it is a “symbolic moment”.

They continued: “The name Colston has been divisive for many years and we have experienced strong views from both sides since our declaration in 2017 that we would be changing,”.

You can watch the timelapse video below.

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