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Bristol’s Colston Hall to drop ‘toxic’ slave trader name – BBC News


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Bristol’s Colston Hall to drop ‘toxic’ slave trader name
BBC News
A music venue is to ditch the “toxic” name it shares with a 17th Century slave trader. Colston Hall bosses had previously maintained that the Bristol attraction was named after the street it is on, rather than Edward Colston. Much of the Bristol-born
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Bristol’s Colston Hall to drop name of slave trader after protests – The Guardian


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Bristol’s Colston Hall to drop name of slave trader after protests
The Guardian
The charity that runs Colston Hall, Bristol Music Trust, said on Wednesday it was a new beginning for the venue. Louise Mitchell, the chief executive of the trust, described the Colston name as a “toxic brand”. She said: “For us it feels like the
Bristol concert hall changing name to cut links with slave tradeThe Times (subscription)
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Bournemouth 7s Festival is 10 this year – and here’s what to expect… – Bournemouth Echo


Bournemouth Echo

Bournemouth 7s Festival is 10 this year – and here’s what to expect…
Bournemouth Echo
THIS year’s Bournemouth 7s Festival is expected to draw crowds in excess of 30,000, organisers say. The sport and music event, which is backed by the Daily Echo, will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2017 – with some 400 rugby, netball, hockey

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