How we’re working to keep you safe

On Saturday 12th September Music Centre West opened its doors to our young musicians for the first time since they closed back in March.  Bristol Youth Choir sessions start on Friday 18th September and Bristol Centre for Musicians is reopening on Saturday 19th September, our teachers are starting to head back into classrooms.  As it’s an anxious time for so many we want to reassure you on the steps we are taking to keep our participants and staff safe, so that we can get back to experiencing the joy of playing music.

Using the latest guidance from the Department for Education and taking into account the latest research from across the music education sector, Bristol Plays Music has written and put in place robust COVID-19 risk assessments for music centres and school settings. Projects outside of these settings will have individual bespoke COVID-19 risk assessments. In addition, our risk assessments dovetail with individual school, site specific risk assessments.

All Bristol Plays Music administrative staff and music practitioners have received COVID-19 safety training. All of our buildings and teaching spaces have been made COVID-19 safe, and schools, parents and staff are provided with the relevant guidance for lessons in school or at our music centres.

Read our FAQ’s here

If you’d like to see the risk assessments for all of our ensemble and instrumental lessons please click here.

We’re changing

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.

Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.

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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