Petition is successful with 2,227 signatures
To: Louise Mitchell, Chief Executive, Bristol Music Trust
Rename Colston Hall by December
We won! We're delighted to announce that Colston Hall will be renamed by 2020! Thank you for all of your support. PEOPLE POWER WORKS!
BBC reported: "Louise Mitchell, chief executive of Bristol Music Trust, said it was "an entirely moral decision" to change the name of the venue. Edward Colston, who lived in Bristol, invested in a slave trade company for 11 years and was an active slave trader. Ms Mitchell added it was the "right thing to do" for the "artists, public and diversity of staff"