Opening night at newly refurbished pavilion

Wicksteed Pavilion manager Gemma Stanhope oversees the refurbishment of the building
Wicksteed Pavilion manager Gemma Stanhope oversees the refurbishment of the building

Wicksteed Park has revealed details of its first Pavilion night following an extensive refurbishment of the Edwardian building.

The event will take you back to the 70s and celebrate some of the heartthrobs from the era with tribute acts to Rod Stewart, David Essex, David Cassidy and Donny Osmond.

The event will be held in the park’s Pavilion on Friday, March 29.

The pavilion, which lies at the heart of Wicksteed Park, was opened by Charles Wicksteed in 1923 as part of his vision to create the UK’s first public park and leisure facility.

The refurbishment has been carried out in response to increased demand as a weddings, conference and events venue.

The work has involved restoring original Edwardian features - including the clock tower donated by the clubmen of Kettering in 1921.

Oliver Wicksteed, chairman of the Wicksteed Charitable Trust and Charles Wicksteed’s great grandson, told the Telegraph earlier this year that he was delighted with the move to mark the pavilion’s 90th anniversary.

Tickets for the first Pavilion night cost £15 per person and include a disco with Big Bopper Entertainment and a basket meal.

The doors open at 7.30pm and the event ends at 1am.

Tickets are on sale from the Box Office on 01536 512475 ext 200 or by visiting www.wicksteedpark.co.uk.