The ‘People’s Pavilion’ has got off to a flying start.
Fylde mayor Coun Linda Nulty performed the official opening at a party for invited guests held by Philip and Corrin Green to celebrate taking over the lease of Ashton Pavilion in St Annes’ Ashton Gardens.
The couple, who previously ran the Silantro coffee shop and wine bar in Wood Street, have styled Ashton Pavilion as a community hub.
It is to host a wide variety of events as well as feature arts displays and music in addition to providing refreshment for park-goers and visitors to the town centre from dawn to dusk seven days a week.
“Ahead of the official ceremony, we have staged a ‘soft’ opening for a couple of weeks and we have been absolutely delighted with the reaction,” said Corrin.
“We have been very busy and we couldn’t have asked for a better start. Thanks to everyone for their support.”
The Pavilion is hosting displays of art which will change every month.
For March, abstract specialists Andy Ostin and Victor Sanders are featured, while William Cummings is to show his work during April.
Next Wednesday, the first public music concert at the new-look Pavilion will feature French avant-progressive band Vialka.