The Stephen Smyth Band
Irish country music star Stephen Smyth brings his popular band to the Pavilion this January. A household name in both Ireland and Scotland, Stephen has played the length and breadth of the country over the past twenty years, first in Philomena Begley’s backing band ‘Shotgun’, then later with the ‘Indians’, Dominic Kirwan and Declan Nerney. Recognised as a great band to dance or listen to, Stephen Smyth has also scooped Sunday World’s “Best Entertainer UK” award.
Winter Wedding Fair
The Pavilion is holding its own Winter Wedding Fair this January. Pop along to meet a range of wedding suppliers and our fantastic wedding team! Whether you’re recently engaged over the holiday season, already planning your big day or just looking for ideas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Rabbie Burns Weekend
This January we will be celebrating Burns Night with an informal weekend-long Burns Carvery to coincide with the Strathpuffer. The Strathpuffer is a 24-hour cycling event that takes place locally each year and welcomes hundreds of cyclists, volunteers and supporters to the village.
Guinness World Record Pub Quiz
At exactly 7.30pm on Sunday 7 February 2016 thousands of pub quizzers, pub regulars, friends and family will be sitting down in their local to answer the first of a series of questions of an identical pub quiz, in an attempt to break the official Guinness World Record for the largest multi venue quiz. The Pavilion is delighted to be taking part in this event, and asks all Pub Quiz fans to pop along and play a part. Funds are being raised for local charities up and down the land, and as the Pavilion is a charity in itself – charged with preserving the building – it’s a great chance to support your local heritage venue!
Monthly Movie Nights
The monthly movie continues from February, where you can watch a film for free, grab a drink or a bite to eat if you fancy. Every third screening the audience chooses which film will run the next month! Sign up to the e-newsletter via the website to find out what film is being screened next, or call the Box Office.
Come February four young singers and a pianist will be packing up their props and costumes and hitting the road to brighten up your winter with a musical mix of opera highlights. This year’s programme includes favourites from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Verdi’s La traviata, as well as lesser-known works by Vaughan Williams, Copland and Ambroise Thomas. Add in a smattering of operetta and some Viennese waltzes, plus a world premiere from Scottish Opera’s Composer in Residence, Lliam Paterson, and you’ve got a night out that’s not to be missed.
Set in the darkest depths of Leith, Shrapnel follows the journey of a man on the run for a crime he did not commit. With brilliantly anarchic humour, we follow our enigmatic narrator as he leads us through darkest Edinburgh and meets an array of extraordinary misfits, avoiding the psychopathic former detective, Walter Shrapnel. Adapted from Tormod a Bhocsair’s seminal Gaelic novel with animations, subtitles and live music, Shrapnel is for Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers alike and not to be missed.