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News1st August 2017

Colston Hall launches 150th anniversary with beer, parties, tours and singing

Our friends over at Colston Hall are celebrating 150 years of making music memories this September. Here at Bath Ales, we’ve been working with the venue to help get the party started.

No celebration would be complete without a drink or two, so we’ve have collaborated with Colston Hall to launch a bottled ale to celebrate the anniversary.  The 3.9% 150th Anniversary limited edition beer has been released to commemorate the occasion, and the easy-drinking pale ale is now  available from Colston Hall’s bars.

As well as launching this tasty tipple, Colston Hall have put together a programme of events to mark the occasion, and everyone is invited.

The venue will host a free 150th Birthday Bash on Wednesday 20th September, exactly 150 years on from when the doors first opened, featuring live performances, installations and projections, to create a unique party atmosphere.

The celebrations will continue with the Big Anniversary Sing with BBC Radio Bristol on Saturday 23 September to which all singers are invited to bring their spirit alive by being part of a massed choir of hundreds of voices.

On Saturday 7 October, Bristol’s music scene takes over as a mass of Bristol’s bands, DJs and record labels, including This Is The Kit, Moonflowers, Fantasy Orchestra, Qu Junktions, ThisisDA, Susso and No Go Stop, as well as some friends from further afield, will take control of the venue.

And kicking things off, taking place each Sunday between Sunday 20th August and Sunday 3rd September, Bakehouse Factory’s Hall of Memories will take visitors on an immersive, theatrical journey of Colston Hall’s past. These exclusive tours will offer just 20 people at a time an intimate adventure of memorable moments and colourful characters from Colston Hall’s 150 year history.

For more information on Colston Hall’s 150th anniversary celebrations, visit