VIDEO: The story of Rothesay’s ‘Pavilion People’

Rothesay Pavilion’s Closing Weekend Festival began in spectacular style on Friday with a one-night-only performance of the ‘Pavilion People’ community drama.

Mixing live action from a cast of 68 adults and children with audio and video recordings from just a few of the people who have used the famous building during its 77-year history, the sold-out performance singled out many of the Pavilion’s most memorable moments, including its use as an entertainment centre during the Second World War, more than 60 years of indoor football competition and more.

Rothesay Pavilion's Closing Weekend Festival began with a performance of 'Pavilion People'n on Friday, September 25.

Rothesay Pavilion's Closing Weekend Festival began with a performance of 'Pavilion People'n on Friday, September 25.

The Pavilion’s Closing Weekend Festival continues with a concert featuring Woodenbox and Orkestra Del Sol on Saturday night and then, on Sunday, there are guided tours, the launch of the #RothesayLive music project and a public meeting with members of the Rothesay Pavilion Charity board to update the building’s regular and occasional users on the plans for the two-year refurbishment of the building and beyond.