The Lowther Pavilion theatre in Lytham, a staple of communities across the Fylde Coast, is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary of the venue with a range of new merchandise, perfect for Christmas.
Since opening in 1921, the Lowther Pavilion has offered a wide and diverse range of events, from theatre shows created with families in mind to world class dance and international live music. Now, local artist Sian Pattenden has produced an illustrated map of the building and much loved gardens, which features on a wide array of merchandise – from tea towels to mugs, tote bags to aprons.
Earlier this summer, the centenary celebrations got underway with the second annual Lytham Ice Cream Festival seeing thousands attending for a weekend of free family entertainment – and ice cream. To coincide with the event, Lowther Pavilion worked with the award winning Lytham Gin distillery to create 100 bottles of Lowther Centenary Gin – a limited edition dry gin made using ingredients foraged from the historic Lowther gardens.
Tim Lince, Director at Lowther Pavilion, said: “We’re thrilled that we’ve been able to engage so many people from communities in the Fylde Coast area and beyond in these very exciting centenary celebrations. Despite the Pandemic, we have managed to find a way to celebrate the history of Lowther Pavilion in what is a very important year for the theatre.”
“This 100th anniversary comes as we’ve been busily working towards our ambitious redevelopment plan, which will ensure that our building, grounds, and most importantly live theatre, can be enjoyed for generations to comes.”
Centenary celebrations will officially come to an end next year with the creation and publication of a book documenting the rich history of the Lowther Pavilion by Bernard Davis.
Individually numbered bottles of Lowther Centenary Gin, alongside other new centenary merchandise, can be purchased online at lowtherpavilion.co.uk/shop or from the Lowther Pavilion box office – Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham, FY8 5QQ.