OK, here goes….

So we have to tip our hats to Rabbie Burns
And not just by feasting at his supper
So write a new poem or recite an old fav
Just don’t give up on your Pav ’cause you’re scupper’d

Now we know you can do better than this… so what are you waiting for?

Watch the videos below and get started. Scotland’s Makar, Jackie Kay’s poetry writing and reading tips video will inspire you and Madison’s favourite poem might make you smile.

Recite your poem on video or write it down and photograph it. Post it to your preferred social media platform and share it with us on Facebook. Tag us @RothesayPav and use the hashtag #PAVipoetrychallenge  We’ll help spread your finest words digitally, and at least one lucky PAV-i-Poet with get a signed book, notebook and pen from our patron, the Makar, Jackie Kay.



@RothesayPav Keep checking our stuck-at-home creative activities page for more fun and creative things to do at home while we are isolated during the Coronavirus outbreak.


PAV-i Paper Birds Challenge with Illuminate

Our friends at Luminate have started a creative activities series on their vimeo channel called Luminate@home  The programme is being created during the Coronavirus outbreak so the activities are designed for people who are isolated at home or in care homes. A new...

RSNOchallenge (every Wednesday)

We are excited to tell you that the Royal Scotland National Orchestra (RSNO) is bringing music-making to households with a new #RSNOchallenge initiative. Launching today and continuing every Wednesday at 10.30AM (GMT), RSNO musicians will issue a family-friendly...

PAV-i Short Film

This short film by Basharat Khan was made last year and is featured on our home page. For the last few months I have had the absolute pleasure to travel and work in Bute for the Rothesay Pavilion project. Meeting the amazing community, exploring the stories about the...

PAV-i Colour it! Challenge

For this challenge we want you to use your imagination and do things a little differently... so, instead of a conventional colour-in illustration where there are strict boundaries, we asked Glasgow-based artist Ally Wallace to let us use his drawing. The PAV-i colour...

#TogetherAtHome with Famous Musicians

Music stars are live-streaming at-home concerts for fans in isolation because of coronavirus  — CBS News On Monday March 16th, Global Citizen, an organization that focuses on combating global poverty, announced its "At Home Together" series. The organisation, which...

PAV-i-Synthpop Challenge

From the early experiments of Simple Minds, through Altered Images and all the way up to modern day and the Chvrches, many Scottish bands have created hits using synthesizers. Although hardware could set you back thousands, some things in life are FREE (at least for a...

PAV-i-Portraits Challenge

If you like to draw, paint, make prints, or collages this is the PAV-i Challenge for you! @RothesayPav challenges you to create a portrait. It can either be a self-portrait or a portrait of someone in your family. Upload it to INSTAGRAM or your favorite social media...

PAV-i-Kitchen Sink Challenge

So this is where you get to contribute activities we haven't thought of (and there are many!) The RothesayPavilion challenges you to invent something new, or suggest a family favourite activity that can be done at home while isolating from the Coronavirus. You can...

PAV-i-Design Challenge

Here are three great ideas for DIY iPhone tripods that you can make at home. @RothesayPav challenges you to design you own tripod out of repurposed materials. Share your ideas with us on Instagram or Facebook by tagging us @RothesayPav and using the hashtag...

PAV-i-Percussion Challenge

@RothesayPav challenges you to watch the video (below) from @NewVictoryTheater on Broadway, New York and create your own body-percussion-fruit-salad-beat (at least four bars or 16 counts) and post it on your preferred social media platform (eg Instagram, Youtube,...