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Picture from COURTNEY PINE PRESENTS SONG (the ballad book) featuring ZOE RAHMAN

Tuesday 5th May at 8.00pm

Courtney Pine Presents Song (the Ballad Book) Featuring Zoe Rahman

In the 80’s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album charted and some 20 plus years on (now with an OBE and CBE for services to music) Courtney Pine continues to break new ground with a string of highly acclaimed recordings and numerous prestigious Industry awards.

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Picture from Cabbage Leaf Platter Workshop by Jill Ford

Monday 11th May at 6.30pm

Cabbage Leaf Platter Workshop By Jill Ford

Make a pretty Cabbage leaf platter for serving your salads. Learn how to roll out and texture the clay using a savoy cabbage.

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Picture from Thea Gilmore - SOLD OUT

Tuesday 12th May at 8.00pm

Thea Gilmore - Sold Out

"Deceptively populist" one noted music journalist called her in 2010... Thea Gilmore's fans famously range from Bruce Springsteen, Richard Thompson and Joan Baez to poet Simon Armitage and novelists William Boyd and Neil Gaiman, but of all the many plaudits the press have hurled her way in an extraordinary 14 year career it may be that the above is the most relevant right now.....

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Picture from NT LIVE: Man and Superman By Bernard Shaw

Thursday 14th May at 7.00pm

Nt Live: Man And Superman By Bernard Shaw

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

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Picture from ENO Screen: The Pirates of Penzance

Tuesday 19th May at 7.30pm

Eno Screen: The Pirates Of Penzance

Sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes – Gilbert and Sullivan’s dazzling comic opera The Pirates of Penzance

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Picture from Crafty Dabble with Helen Steele

Wednesday 20th May at 10.00am

Crafty Dabble With Helen Steele

Make an up cycled tie bracelet and printed coaster whilst enjoying a cup of tea/coffee and a cake.
Adults only

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Picture from An Evening of Poetry with Mike Harding

Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm

An Evening Of Poetry With Mike Harding

With a resume that reads folk singer and songwriter, poet and playwright, comedian and broadcaster, fell-walker and fly-fisherman; it’s hard to pigeon-hole Mike Harding.

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Picture from Chris Smither

Saturday 23rd May at 8.00pm

Chris Smither

Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. Chris draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers.

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Picture from Exhibition on Screen: The Impressionists (90mins)

Tuesday 26th May at 7.00pm

Exhibition On Screen: The Impressionists (90mins)

They are the world’s most popular artists. But why and how did they paint, and what lies behind their enduring appeal? To help answer these questions, the film has secured unique access to a major new exhibition focusing on the 19th-century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel.

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Picture from Happy Hedgehog Workshop with Helen Steele

Tuesday 26th May at 10.00am

Happy Hedgehog Workshop With Helen Steele

Come and make these cute little hedgehogs and create your very own hedgehog collage.
Suitable for 7–11 year olds.

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Picture from Red Riding Hood

Friday 29th May at 2.30pm

Horse + Bamboo Presents

Red Riding Hood

A young girl, a hungry wolf, and a walk through the woods - it sounds like a recipe for disaster, but Red Riding Hood’s not scared… well maybe she’s a little bit scared.

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Picture from Linda Combi & Peter Donohoe

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. Linda Combi's upbeat and colourful work explores music in collage, paint and wood constructions. In this exhibition, she reinterprets song titles, visualises birdsong and creates surreal musical instruments.

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Wednesday 3rd June at 7.30pm

Reform Theatre Company & Harrogate Theatre Presents

April In Paris By John Godber

Al and Bet’s relationship is on the rocks. He has recently lost his job, she works in a shoe shop and can only dream of a better life, but things are about to change... When Bet wins a romantic night in the city of love, Al wonders who she’ll take along!

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Picture from Brighouse and Rastrick Band

Saturday 6th June at 7.30pm

Brighouse And Rastrick Band

Regarded by many as the best and most consistent �public subscription band� in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by �Briggus� whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur.

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Friday 19th June at 7.30pm

Emmanuel Vass

Charismatic award winning pianist Emmanuel Vass has established himself firmly on the national scene after his successful From Bach to Bond debut album and national tour. He is now returning to Pocklington as part of his Sonic Waves second CD and tour.

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Picture from ENO Screen: Carmen

Wednesday 1st July at 7.00pm

Eno Screen: Carmen

A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, Bizet’s Carmen is set during the dying days of Franco’s Spain, Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of this must-see opera has been enjoyed by audiences across Europe.

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Picture from Fire and Rain - The Music of James Taylor & Carole King

Thursday 2nd July at 8.00pm

Fire And Rain - The Music Of James Taylor & Carole King

This is not a tribute or sound-a-like act. It’s simply a collection of five of the best musicians from the North of England coming together to play music they love. Expect the classic JT & CK songs played with skill, passion, emotion, humour and humility.

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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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Picture from Platform Festival

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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Picture from Pam Ayres - SOLD OUT

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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Picture from Tom Russell

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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Picture from NT LIVE: Hamlet

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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Picture from Patrick Kielty - Help

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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Picture from The Unthanks

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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