Colston Hall's 150th Birthday Bash on Wednesday 20th September 2017Posted on: 10 Sep 2017
Everyone loves a good party - and celebrating 150 years of Bristol's Colston Hall seems a pretty darned good reason to whip out the bunting and herald the fanfares when it commemorates this milestone on Wednesday 20th September 2017.
The party - which, if you needed any more of an enticement, is free by the way - will see an impressive and talented roster of artists doffing their caps to the musicians and sounds which have filled the venue over the years.
Sounds will be swirling around the hall and spirits will be high as the musical odyssey will encompass performances from the likes of The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain, Bristol Ensemble, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Bristol Choral Society, The Bruce/Ilett Big Band and Wanted Records' DJ John Stapleton.
Colston Hall is the region's oldest established concert hall that has put on first-rate gigs featuring big names and a raft of top talent in music, multi-media, comedy and performance, and has a very special place in the artistic hearts and minds of Bristolians.
Taking place 150 years to the day from when the venue first opened, this is Colston Hall's way of expressing a multitude of heartfelt thanks and appreciation for gig-goers' ongoing support.
How you choose to celebrate this most momentous and historic of occasions is entirely up to you, so you can don your best glad rags, pop on a party hat or just stroll in to join the heady, ebullient celebrations in your work clobber when you've finished your daily eight hours of hard toil.
The party gets in full swing from 6.30pm and is an un-ticketed - and we reiterate, free - event, with party fiends and celebration seekers being admitted on a first-come-first-served basis.
For more information, to sign up to their e-news and for further announcements as they're made closer to the time, head to the Colston Hall website.
Colston Hall is located at Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR. Tel. 0844 887 1500
Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg. He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels. You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.