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Picture from OPERA AUSTRALIA: Madama Butterfly

Tuesday 28th October at 7.00pm

Opera Australia: Madama Butterfly

One of the world’s most spectacular events, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, is returning to cinema screens with a modern retelling of Puccini’s tale of love and honour, Madama Butterfly. This is the third consecutive year an opera has been staged on the magnificent water stage, suspended over the harbour against a backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

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Picture from TOMMY TIERNAN - SOLD OUT

Thursday 30th October at 8.00pm

Tommy Tiernan - Sold Out

A legend in Ireland, TOMMY outsells any other Irish comic. His recent International touring schedule has included the UK, USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – including two sell out performances in one night at The Sydney Opera House and a run at The Soho Theatre in London’s West End. TIERNAN’S mastery of stand-up allows him to take risks other comedians dare not. Through hilarious story telling and a high energy, non-apologetic delivery he is continually challenging his audience who can be confident they are in safe hands.

"Has a comic ferocity resembling that of Billy Connolly” The Times

Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd
Suitable 15+

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Picture from Hansel and Gretel By Horse + Bamboo Theatre

Friday 31st October at 2.30pm

Hansel And Gretel By Horse + Bamboo Theatre

Hunger. Gnaws at the stomach like a dog on a bone. If only… if only there were a cake… a cake as big as a house! Sometimes, if you want something badly enough, it might just happen.

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Picture from Mary Gauthier (with special guest Ben Glover)

Saturday 1st November at 8.00pm

Mary Gauthier (with Special Guest Ben Glover)

A Louisiana-native turned Nashville-resident, Mary Gauthier (it’s French - pronounced Go-SHAY) has received countless accolades for her six studio albums., 2005’s Mercy Now earned her the Americana Music Association’s New/Emerging Artist of the Year title and 2011’s The Foundling was named as one of the Records of the Year by the LA Times.

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Picture from Studio Night

Sunday 2nd November at 7.00pm

Studio Night

Young talented musicians perform in the informal atmosphere of the Studio. Relax at the bar whilst listening to and encouraging emerging talent. Low cost but high aspirations!

Presented by the Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre

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Picture from Not About Heroes By Blackeyed Theatre

Tuesday 4th November at 7.30pm

Not About Heroes By Blackeyed Theatre

The extraordinary story of two of the Great War poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their interdependency, their poetry.

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Monday 10th November at 7.30pm

Andrew Grisewood - A Touch Of Fantasy

Andrew is one of the most inventive and creative designers of his time. His shows reflect an aura of sheer opulence - a dazzling presentation of the world's most beautiful flowers in breathtaking designs.

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Picture from Stornoway

Tuesday 11th November at 8.00pm

Stornoway

Stornoway released their triumphant debut, Beachcomber’s Windowsill, in 2010. Which went on to win XFM’s Album of the Year followed by a UK headline tour and a spot on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage.

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Picture from Peter Edwards - Walk on the Wildlife

Wednesday 12th November to Friday 9th January

Peter Edwards - Walk On The Wildlife

Recently retired as Head of Art at Pocklington School, Peter has returned to his interest in Wildlife Art. His work ranges from relief prints, sculpture to painting. Images take two forms, the first interpretations of animals and birds he has observed ;the second a more thought provoking look at endangered species.

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Picture from Acoustic Blues House Party!

Saturday 15th November at 8.00pm

Acoustic Blues House Party!

Michael Messer & Ed Genis plus Guests.... More than an acoustic blues concert, heavily rooted in the blues, this duo explores many different areas of roots and world musical styles.

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Picture from Michael Messer’s Acoustic Blues Weekend

Friday 14th November to Sunday 16th November

Michael Messer’s Acoustic Blues Weekend

Advance booking is required
A full weekend of classes and performances in bottleneck slide guitar and country blues guitar from two of the world's leading blues and roots musicians: Michael Messer and Ed Genis.

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Picture from Martha Wainwright

Friday 21st November at 8.00pm

Martha Wainwright

With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music. Since 2005, she has released three full length studio albums and various EPs that have been met with worldwide critical acclaim.

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Picture from The Shires and Ward Thomas - SOLD OUT

Saturday 22nd November at 8.00pm

The Shires And Ward Thomas - Sold Out

The Shires, a UK country duo formed in 2013, went down a storm at the venue in July. Young singer-songwriters, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes share a love of the classic ‘Nashville’ sound.

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Tuesday 25th November at 7.30pm

Lifted (northern Accent, A New Series Of Literature Events)

Jo Bell and Tony Walsh (aka Longfella) sound the heights and depths of happiness, in a show that is sometimes thoughtful, sometimes foot-stomping and ultimately uplifting.

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Picture from Punchline Comedy Club Featuring Lucy Beaumont & Tommy Rowson

Thursday 27th November at 8.00pm

Punchline Comedy Club Featuring Lucy Beaumont & Tommy Rowson

A two hour comedy double bill featuring debut Edinburgh Festival shows from two of the country’s most exciting young talents.

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Picture from Dylan Moran (Work-in-Progress Show)

Friday 28th November at 8.00pm

Dylan Moran (work-In-Progress Show)

Don't miss your chance to see Dylan Moran, star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary, work on new material prior to his 2015 tour.

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Picture from Dylan Moran (Work-in-Progress Show)

Saturday 29th November at 8.00pm

Dylan Moran (work-In-Progress Show)

Don't miss your chance to see Dylan Moran, star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary, work on new material prior to his 2015 tour.

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Picture from Dylan Moran (Work-in-Progress Show)

Sunday 30th November at 7.00pm

Dylan Moran (work-In-Progress Show)

Don't miss your chance to see Dylan Moran, star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary, work on new material prior to his 2015 tour.

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Picture from HOCKNEY: Live from LA

Monday 1st December at 7.00pm

Hockney: Live From La

An exclusive gala screening of the highly anticipated new feature HOCKNEY, followed by an in-depth conversation with David Hockney from his Los Angeles studio. HOCKNEY is the definitive exploration of one of the most important artists of his generation.

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Picture from Mark Steel

Tuesday 2nd December at 8.00pm

Mark Steel

"The ‘Mark Steel’s in Town’ show, based on the Radio 4 series in which I write a show centred around each town, has now been to at least 5 million places. It’s a sparkling verdict on humanity that I’ve mocked them all and somehow am still alive."

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Picture from The Old Vic's The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Thursday 4th December at 7.00pm

The Old Vic'S The Crucible By Arthur Miller

CinemaLive & Digital Theatre are pleased to announce, for the first time ever, London's iconic The Old Vic is coming to cinema screens across the globe. Critically acclaimed, The Old Vic's production of Arthur Millers' The Crucible has had a sell out season in London's West End. Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller's classic American drama, based on Salem's infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director, Yaël Farber.

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Picture from Keep It Cash

Friday 5th December at 8.00pm

Keep It Cash

Keep It Cash is a band of stellar musicians who create note perfect, the musical legacy of Johnny Cash complete with his iconic baritone voice.

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Picture from The Twelve Days of Christmas By The People’s Theatre Company

Saturday 6th December at 2.30pm

The Twelve Days Of Christmas By The People’s Theatre Company

Poor Christopher the Christmas Elf is terribly clumsy. He just can’t help himself. But when one of his little accidents looks like it might have ruined Christmas for good he is stripped of his Christmas Elf title and banished from The North Pole forever.

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Picture from The Old Vic's The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Sunday 7th December at 3.00pm

The Old Vic'S The Crucible By Arthur Miller

CinemaLive & Digital Theatre are pleased to announce, for the first time ever, London's iconic The Old Vic is coming to cinema screens across the globe. Critically acclaimed, The Old Vic's production of Arthur Millers' The Crucible has had a sell out season in London's West End. Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller's classic American drama, based on Salem's infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director,

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Picture from NT LIVE: JOHN

Tuesday 9th December at 8.00pm

Nt Live: John

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

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Picture from Christmas Punchline Comedy Club

Thursday 11th December at 8.00pm

Christmas Punchline Comedy Club

The famed Christmas Comedy Club Special features a riot of fantastic comedians including The Noise Next Door who are the UK’s premier comedy improv troupe. Headlining all the major clubs up and down the country, they have sold out at the Edinburgh Festival for the last three years, leaving audiences in awe of their lightning-quick wit and breath-taking comedic talents.

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Picture from Rumplestiltskin By Northumberland Theatre Company

Friday 2nd January at 3.00pm

Rumplestiltskin By Northumberland Theatre Company

An adaptation of this classic fairy-tale by acclaimed Olivier Award winning children’s playwright Mike Kenny. Straw turns to gold, magic and mayhem are in the air.....Wonderful storytelling, humorous yet darkly scary and written in Mike’s inimitable style, full of physical comedy, in witty rhyming couplets with songs and music.’

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Picture from Adrienne French

Wednesday 21st January - Friday 4th April

Adrienne French

Adrienne produces landscapes which capture the essence of the North Yorkshire Moors, the Dales and the Wolds of East Yorkshire as well as images based on her travels abroad. She works in acrylic and oils using a wide range of texture media to reflex the landscapes that she observes around her.

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Picture from NT LIVE: Treasure Island

Thursday 22nd January at 7.00pm

Nt Live: Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

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Picture from Emerge: Yorkshire Ellen & The Escapades Beth McCarthy plus guests

Friday 23rd January at 8.00pm

Emerge: Yorkshire Ellen & The Escapades Beth Mccarthy Plus Guests

Banish those winter blues with a wealth of musical talent from around Yorkshire. Ellen and the Escapades won 2010’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition and played BBC introducing stages at both Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Picture from Jonathan Dimbleby Destiny in the Desert

Wednesday 28th January at 7.30pm

Jonathan Dimbleby Destiny In The Desert

Jonathan Dimbleby’s taut account of North African fighting in the Second World War, culminating in the second battle of El Alamein, is a scintillating piece of writing that has fresh things to say about a campaign so much fought over among revisionist historians subsequently, who sum up the Second World War as “Russia defeated Germany, the United States defeated Japan, and Britain defeated… Italy.”

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Picture from RSC LIVE: Love Labours Lost

Wednesday 11th February at 7.00pm

Rsc Live: Love Labours Lost

As part of a season marking the centenary of the First World War, Christopher Luscombe returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to direct a single company of actors in a fresh pairing of two of Shakespeare’s most sparkling comedies, set in a splendid country house just before and just after the war.

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