Matlock Bath Pavilion opens for arts festival during Jubilee weekend

The historic Grand Pavilion, in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire has opened for an art exhibition for the first time since it was taken over by the local community.

The Grand Pavilion, was a music and entertainment venue but closed several years ago.

It will cost £2.5m to restore completely but community organisers have decided to open it temporarily. It has plans to install a 400-seat theatre in the pavilion.

The Derbyshire Open Arts event is being held at the pavilion during the Jubilee weekend.

Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with and owner of



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