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Picture from Platform Festival: Mary Chapin Carpenter

Thursday 16th July at 8.00pm (Doors 6.30pm)

Platform Festival: Mary Chapin Carpenter

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will return to the United Kingdom for a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances as part of her 2015 Acoustic World Tour. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014.

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Friday 17th July at 8.00pm (Doors 6.30pm)

Al Murray - The Pub Landlord'S Summer Saloon

The Nation’s favourite pub philosopher turns pop-up publican and invites you to his jumped - up saloon. Comedy, variety and music are all on tap in this headline show led by the ringmaster of rabble rousing. This is a rare opportunity to catch one of Britain’s finest comedians as he polishes his legendary bar-room banter. No room for half measures here…

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Tuesday 2nd June - Friday 17th July

Linda Combi & Peter Donohoe

Peter Donohoe's semi abstract figurative sculptures owe something to the early publicity shots from Hollywood. Each is unique being free-formed, without the use of moulds or formers, in hammered copper.

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Saturday 18th July at 1.00pm (Doors 12.00pm)

Platform Festival

Bellowhead, The Magic Numbers, The Shires, Stornoway, David Ford, Buffalo Skinners, Plus Barcode Zebra, Sam Griffiths Band, Dan Webster, The Grand Old Uke of York, Beth McCarthy & Access to Music

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Tuesday 28th July at 7.30pm

Pam Ayres - Sold Out

2015 is the 40th Anniversary since Pam appeared on TV’s Opportunity Knocks the Britain’s Got Talent TV show of its day, and this proved to be the start of an incredible career for a unique entertainer, writer and broadcaster.

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Tuesday 6th October at 8.00pm

Tom Russell

The man from El Paso, whose songs have been recorded by everyone from Johnny Cash to Nanci Griffith, will be returning to PAC this autumn.

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Thursday 8th October at 7.15pm

The Importance Of Being Earnest Live

Don’t miss celebrated actor and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, which is being broadcast LIVE from London’s Vaudeville Theatre on Thursday 8th October at 8.00pm.

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Thursday 15th October at 7.00pm

Nt Live: Hamlet

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

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Saturday 17th October at 8.00pm

Ron Sexsmith

Self-deprecating almost to a fault, Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith has been a critical success ever since his self-titled debut back in 1995, winning the admiration of major league songwriters such as Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney along the way. Headlining the Royal Albert Hall in 2013 his career was, he says “given a much needed kick in the pants which I didn't see coming. I thought those days were gone for me, but it definitely reawakened a dormant fan base, especially in the UK.”

2015’s album Carousel One finds Sexsmith in surprising territory for a man often pegged as a downbeat balladeer: he’s actually contented. It is a warm, deeply involving set of songs that showcases his great empathy and occasional sentimentality, but also his often-overlooked playfulness. Although the sound and feel are inspired by ‘70s albums from the likes of Phoebe Snow and Gerry Rafferty, it’s a record that sounds very fresh and modern.

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Saturday 31st October at 8.00pm

Patrick Kielty - Help

Patrick Kielty returns to his stand up roots with a brand new show. But he can’t do it on his own - he needs your help.

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Picture from Jenny Eclair's Guide to Being a Middle Aged Woman

Friday 6th November at 8.00pm

Jenny Eclair'S Guide To Being A Middle Aged Woman

Professional Grumpy old woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine.

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Sunday 15th November at 7.30pm

The Unthanks

Rather than embarking on some grand celebration, The Unthanks are quietly marking their 10th anniversary this year with a short tour of small intimate spaces, with a paired back line-up, their feeling being that if folk music is a lifelong pursuit, 10 years is just a drop in the ocean. And in the same respect, rather than putting out an exploitative ‘best of’, a release of rarities, live recordings, memorabelia and unreleased material will accompany the tour. Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the only British folk representation in The Guardian’s and Uncut’s best albums of last decade (worldwide, all genres).

***Please note this event will take place at All Saints Church, Pocklington***

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