Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

“We believe in the power of music to break down barriers and cross boundaries”

Our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan sets out how we at Bristol Beacon aim to develop our understanding of and approach to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion throughout the organisation.

This is the first time we have published an EDI plan, and alongside our Transformation Promise, it will help guide our decision making and be used as the basis for an annual report on how we are delivering on our commitment to building an inclusive music community.

Working with The National Foundation for Youth Music, we have developed the HEARD model, which helps us to reflect on our work in a way that supports and encourages inclusivity. The model uses five questions, designed to stimulate dialogue around the purpose and impact of what we do and has been adopted by the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England, and by Music Education Hubs across the country.

This document maps out areas of work that will support our organisational transformation over the coming five years, allowing us to fulfil our purpose of creating unity and joy through live music.

Click the button to download our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan. To request this document in an alternative format, please email [email protected]


Welcome to
Bristol Beacon

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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