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Change the name of 'Colston Hall' to 'Big Jeff Hall'

Change the name of 'Colston Hall' to 'Big Jeff Hall'

Change the name of 'Colston Hall' to 'Big Jeff Hall'

Why is this important?

Edward Colston does not deserve to be associated with Bristols Music and Arts scene. Thankfully the venue acknowledges that and has decided to change the name.

"We want to look to the future and ensure the whole city is proud of its transformed Hall. The name Colston, and its associations with the slave trade, does not reflect our values as a progressive, forward-thinking and open arts organisation. We want everyone to feel like they can come to the Hall and enjoy amazing music.”

I believe we should honour local legend 'Big Jeff' and name the venue after him, he's the heart of the local music scene and a true Bristol icon.

Bristol, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • I do prefer Jeffrey Johns Hall (although maybe ask him what he would prefer!). Have been privileged to see Big Jeff at a gig in Bristol (B Dolan at Start the Bus) despite not going to all that many gigs myself! I was as star struck by Jeff as I was B Dolan :D
  • Jeff is an icon of the Bristol music scene. It’s normal for Bristolians to search the crowd at a gig to see if Jeff is in attendance. I even did it at a gig in Hyde Park - and he was there!
  • This is so heart warming!! Good luck, would be fabulous indeed to visit Big Jeff Hall instead of Colston Hall!


2020-06-09 19:32:52 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2020-06-09 12:19:13 +0100

500 signatures reached

2020-06-08 20:17:52 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-06-08 18:24:16 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-06-08 12:13:53 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-06-07 22:27:10 +0100

10 signatures reached