by emma last modified Apr 02, 2015 03:34 PM

Trinity Hall

by emma last modified Apr 02, 2015 03:34 PM
Trinity Hall

Derrick Sterling, Centre Manager in the 1990s, meeting local legend DJ Derrick

In 1991, almost a decade after the BCCE group ceased to exist, the new landlords Bristol City Council leased Trinity to the New Trinity Community Association who reopened the building as 'The Trinity Hall' in 1992.

The new tenants and a dedicated team of volunteers began a second round of development and renovations, which included the installation of the sprung wooden floor downstairs.

It was under this new management that Trinity would again gain international fame, playing host to the biggest domestic and international music stars of the time. This helped to bring Bristol to the world's attention as a creative melting pot with its own distinct flavour - The Bristol Sound.

As well as the successful music nights there were also daytime community activities from bingo madness to a boxing club, the two levels provided a much needed space for local people's use.

On 30 December 1994 the Church was re-listed by the Department of National Heritage as Grade II* - a particularly important building of more than special interest.

Financial difficulties led to the dissolution of the NTCA in 2000 and the closure of the Trinity Hall.

Fortunately, the building was reopened by Trinity Community Arts Ltd in 2004.

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