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Saturday 21st April at 8.00pm

Mary Coughlan

Ireland’s most foremost jazz & blues female singer and performer makes a welcome return to PAC. “Dubbed as Ireland’s Billie Holiday, Mary is a jazz & blues singer whose life story gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives” (The Guardian). Whether into folk, blues or jazz, no one can fail to be moved by the emotional depth, expression & power in her voice, forged from an extraordinary life.

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Monday 23rd April at 8.00pm

Eric Bibb - Sold Out

There is no doubting Eric’s status as an acoustic blues legend. Since his first album in 1972 Eric has released 35 further albums and enjoyed a non-stop touring career spanning 5 decades.

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Wednesday 25th April at 1.15pm

The Yesterday And Tomorrow People

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Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm

Spirit Of Harmony Barbershop Chorus & Forgotten Voices Choir

Spirit of Harmony is a male barbershop chorus who have maintained a top-6 placing in National competition since 2006, making them of the UK's leading barbershop groups. Under the inspirational musical direction of Sally McLean, the group have entertained audiences around the country in all manner of venues, from pubs and street corners to large auditoriums and grand theatres.

Forgotten Voices, PAC's very own choir, formed in 2010 and have performed at numerous regional festivals and for the last two years at the National Street Choir Festival. Led by musical director Sam Dunkley, the choir perform a diverse range of songs to choral to folk to rock and blues.

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Thursday 3rd May at 8.00pm

Iain Stirling - U Ok Hun? X

Iain Stirling is back after a summer narrating smash hit Love Island (ITV2) and now you can see his actual face on his brand new tour!

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Tuesday 27th March - Saturday 5th May

Burnby Hall Gardens

An exhibition celebrating the Golden Jubilee Restoration Project at Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum so far. In summer 2016 the Gardens was awarded £634,800 of funding to restore the beautiful Edwardian Gardens, find out more about this exciting project funded by National Lottery Players. The Heritage Lottery Project is running until Summer 2019.

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Thursday 10th May at 7.00pm

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

Shakespeare's most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

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Thursday 10th May at 7.30pm

Cheese & Wine Painting Club

Enjoy an evening of sophisticated relaxation with Cheese and Wine Painting Club. From overalls to canvases, paint to paintbrushes, we've got you covered. Simply turn up after a long day at work, grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush and discover the artist within you - create your own VAN GOGH masterpiece.

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Friday 11th May at 7.30pm

Two By Reform Theatre

From the award-winning writer of Little Voice and Road comes Two, a gritty yet heart-warming look at northern life filled with pathos and humour.

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Wednesday 16th May at 7.00pm

National Theatre Live: An American In Paris - The Musical

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you.

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Wednesday 23rd May at 7.30pm

An Audience With Alan Johnson

From the condemned slums of Southam Street in West London to the corridors of power in Westminster, Alan Johnson’s life is an extraordinary journey, almost unimaginable in today’s Britain.

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Thursday 24th May at 8.00pm

David Ford

British singer/songwriter David Ford is essential listening for anyone who gives a damn about music. He first achieved prominence with the indie rock group Easyworld, who released an independent mini-album, '…Better Ways to Self Destruct' and two full-length albums on Jive Records before disbanding in 2004.

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Wednesday 30th May at 8.00pm

The Magic Numbers

Mercury Prize nominated and multi-platinum selling London quartet The Magic Numbers are set to return to PAC with the release of their new album Outsiders. It captures The Magic Numbers fired by a renewed sense of purpose, immediately apparent on first single ‘Sweet Divide’, with the band’s melodic facility bolstered by a newfound, grittier sensibility.

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Thursday 31st May at 2.30pm

Piped Piper By Norwich Puppet Theatre

When the Pied Piper plays his flute the rats run, the greedy mayor rubs his hands and the children dance...

Norwich Puppet Theatre’s humorous and irresistible one person show combines a skillful mix of puppetry, foot-tapping music and storytelling and will have audiences young and old entranced.

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Tuesday 12th June at 7.15pm

Royal Opera House Live: Swan Lake

The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

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Wednesday 13th June at 7.30pm

On Behalf Of The People By Melting Shop Theatre

1945: a land fit for heroes - this time? A powerful and engaging story of a post-war Yorkshire mining family, coming to terms with life and love in their rapidly changing world and a new Britain. Told with warmth, humour and authenticity.

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Thursday 14th June at 8.00pm

Steve Harley Acoustic Trio - Sold Out

Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, and his Acoustic Trio, will play an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. He will be accompanied by his Cockney Rebel band-mates of long-standing, Barry Wickens [violin & guitar] and James Lascelles [piano and percussion]. The set will be built around tracks from any or all 13 of Steve’s original albums and will include all-time favourites like Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Mr Raffles, Sebastian, and of course the world-wide classic hit, Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me).

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Thursday 28th June at 8.00pm

Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Bye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’. Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography – all backed by their excellent 4-piece band – ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will make it a night remember! The show includes Valli’s greatest hits including Sherry, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and many more.

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Saturday 28th July at 7.00pm

Andre Rieu - 2018 Maastricht Concert

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated live cinema events of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries. Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages.

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Sunday 29th July at 3.00pm

Andre Rieu - 2018 Maastricht Concert

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated live cinema events of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries. Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages.

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Wednesday 15th August at 2.30pm

Mr Albert’s Big Finish! By Magic Carpet Theatre

Follow your dreams… believe in yourself and amazing things can happen. In this inspirational children’s theatre production they do! Mr Albert’s Theatre is about to close. Charlie the Caretaker wants to save it by putting on a show, but they need a Big Finish! Can you help Charlie save the theatre? It’s a roller-coaster ride of music-hall, magic and mayhem, with a gloriously happy ending, packed full of magic and fun.

If you like funny stories, magic, juggling, comedy and joining in you’ll love Mr Albert’s Big Finish!

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Saturday 6th October at 8.00pm

Martin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash)

Fresh from sold-out 2017 shows during which they performed Wishbone Ash’s seminal 1972 album Argus in its entirety and following hot on the heels of a Spring 2018 tour featuring 1974’s There’s the Rub, Martin Turner (founding member of Wishbone Ash) and his band return to perform another classic album from the vintage years of Wishbone Ash – 1970’s iconic Wishbone Ash debut album.

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Friday 23rd November at 8.00pm

Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson

Award winning Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson The pair shares the stage throughout the performance – adding to each other’s songs and instrumental pieces, taking them to sublime new heights.This is an unmissable evening with two guitar playing legends working in harmony.

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