June and July at The Pavilion
Jazz at the Park - 25th June, The Pavilion
Welcome to our brand new evening, combining light snacks with music, in partnership with Conscia Jazz. Jazz at the Park will take place on the last Thursday of every month and will mainly feature solo artists, duos and trios. Tickets are sold online in advance for £10 (booking fee of 10%) and it all startsTONIGHT at 8pm with doors open from 7.30pm, and an end time of approximately 10pm. There will only be 30 tickets available for each event and as The Pavilion now has a licence no need to BYO! Just turn up, sit back and relax, we'll take care of the rest.
Featured Artist - Sarah Le Brocq
Emerging Cumbrian artist, Sarah Le Brocq, has been busy hanging the artwork for our latest exhibition at The Pavilion. Do make sure you visit to take a look at her stunning work which is all for sale. The exhibition will be running for 6 weeks until the end of July. If you are an artist and would like to use our space next year please get in touch with our curator Anne-Marie
Walk in the Park - 6th July, The Pavilion
Another new activity for the Pavilion, join us for a guided Walk in the Park on the 1st Monday of the month, starting 6th July at 10.30am. Meet for tea/coffee and cake and then expert local historians will be on hand to tell you all you need to know about the history of the park as you walk round. The walks cost £6 and can be booked here. Each walk will last approximately 60 minutes and lunch will be available afterwards!
A Midsummer Night's Dream - 17th July, The Pavilion
An Open Air production by Big Spirit Theatre of William Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' comes to The Pavilion on Friday 17th July. Bring a picnic, or enjoy our lamb spit roast, vegetarian salads and a host of soft and alcoholic drinks which will be available from 7pm. Wandering minstrels will also be on hand to amuse and entertain throughout the evening. Gates open at 7pm and the play begins at 7:45pm. There will be a 20 minute interval during which refreshments will be served and we will remain open after the show for hot drinks and cake. Tickets are on sale here and if you'd like to be involved with marshalling on the night please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you see The Pavilion on ITV1?
It had been a secret for many weeks, but finally last Thursday we were able to share with you our exciting news that The Pavilion had been one of the locations for ITV1's Long Lost Families! If you didn't get to watch it, it will be available on ITVplayer for the next couple of weeks.
And the winner is......
Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the recent Bedfordshire Food and Drink Awards. The Pavilion was entered in the Best Newcomer category and we were really delighted to be awarded Highly Commended. It has been a fantastic first year and we hope that you have all enjoyed the different menus, food and events that make The Pavilion a really special venue. We couldn't do it without you though so please do keep the feedback coming and remember to write a review on TripAdvisor if you have a minute!
We would like to say a huge thank you to the Men in Sheds who recently fixed our broken chairs and are now making some bird boxes for The Kiosk at the Park in Russell Park. We enjoyed attending their Open Day last week and provided sandwiches and cakes for this event. If you haven't heard about Men in Sheds, it is a movement which was founded in Australia, specifically aimed at men aged 55+, which gives them the opportunity to get together and work with others in pursuing their hobbies, largely woodwork, sharing skills, learning new ones and helping with community-based projects. Future open days and full details can be found on their website.
Networking with Bedfordshire BusinessWomen
Last Thursday The Pavilion played host to the Bedfordshire Business Women, for their monthly meeting. Being Ladies Day at Ascot, it was hats and fascinators all round whilst the ladies enjoyed some Pimm's and canapés. If you would like to find out more about the group, which is open to all businesswomen living or working in the county, please visit their website. The group is currently organising a Summer Ball in aid of the Alzheimer's Society - again, all information is on their website if you would like to find out more and snap up the last few tickets!
The Great British Proms at The Park Supper Club
In celebration of the return of 'Proms at The Park' to Bedford Park, we are delighted to offer you a 'Great British Proms at the Park Supper Club'. Join us from 5.45pm to start your evening with a delicious feast made up of locally sourced fresh British produce. You will receive one complimentary Concert Programme per couple and will be escorted to your VIP seats for the start of the concert (concert tickets should be purchased separately here). At just £29.50 a head for the Supper Club, this is the perfect way to make your evening special.
Join us before Proms at the Park for a glass of Prosecco followed by:
Cream of Watercress Soup with Warm Bread
Puff Pastry crusted Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie with Seasonal Vegetables
Baked Cod with a Herby Parmesan crust with Seasonal Vegetables