New Music & Media Spaces

We asked architects, Elder & Cannon, who are responsible for designing the current restoration of Rothesay Pavilion, to show us what the new spaces in the Pavilion will look like when it reopens in 2019. Two of the spaces we particularly wanted to see are the music and media studio on the rooftop and the second venue on the lower ground floor.

ROOFTOP MUSIC & MEDIA STUDIO

The rooftop music and media studio will be the home base for 45RPM and will provide facilities for lessons and training, rehearsals, recording and film making. 

Architect's impression of the new music and media studio on the rooftop of Rothesay Pavilion (Elder & Cannon, 2017)

Architect's impression of the new music and media studio on the rooftop of Rothesay Pavilion (Elder & Cannon, 2017)

SECOND VENUE

Of course not everything will happen in the rooftop studio and the plan is that the young people who get involved with 45RPM will also have the opportunity to learn about programming and staging their own events, both in the Pavilion and elsewhere. With this in mind, we are particularly excited about the creation of a new second venue within Rothesay Pavilion which will be on the lower ground floor, with the entrance from MacKinlay Street. This space will have its own stage and bar and will take up to 100 people - so ideal not only for regular young band/DJ nights but also for folk nights, a jazz club, and comedy events and to hire for private parties.

Architect's impression of the new second venue space in the lower ground floor area, Rothesay Pavilion (Elder & Cannon, 2017)

Architect's impression of the new second venue space in the lower ground floor area, Rothesay Pavilion (Elder & Cannon, 2017)

Youth Music & Media Pilot Project

Working with Erskine Music & Media, October 2016

Working with Erskine Music & Media, October 2016

Working with Erskine Music & Media Project, a group of young people from Bute were able to produce a music video in a day. Beth Swan, John Murray, Shaun Cassidy, Felix Twomlow and Maeve Twomlow had just one day to learn, practice, record and film their version of 'La Revenge' by Kassidy. The resulting music video is now available to view on YouTube with the blessing of Kassidy's own Barrie-James O'Neill.

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