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Picture from Joan Armatrading - SOLD OUT

Saturday 20th September at 8.00pm

Joan Armatrading - Sold Out

Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novella winner producer, musician Joan Armatrading MBE is recognised as one of the World’s leading singer, songwriter and guitarists.

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Picture from NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire  (Encore Screening)

Sunday 21st September at 7.00pm

Nt Live: A Streetcar Named Desire (encore Screening)

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece was recently broadcast live from London with Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall), Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby.

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Picture from NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire (Encore Screenings)

Tuesday 23rd September at 1.00pm & 7.00pm

Nt Live: A Streetcar Named Desire (encore Screenings)

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece was recently broadcast live from London with Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall), Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby.

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Picture from The Coal Porters

Thursday 25th September at 8.00pm

The Coal Porters

The Coal Porters featuring ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin, left the road early this year to record their brand new album, Find The One. Produced by the legendary John Wood (Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, John Cale, Squeeze, Beth Orton) it is an impressive package demonstrating the intense power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies.

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Friday 26th September at 7.30pm

That Is All You Need To Know By Idle Motion

A stunning piece of visual theatre telling the story of Bletchley Park and the untold secrets of the remarkable men and women who cracked the enigma code.Total Theatre Award nominated Idle Motion will take you back to 1940s England, to the eccentric country house whose grounds, filled with chess champions, Oxbridge graduates and young debutantes, was the melting pot of Britain’s greatest minds.

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Saturday 27th September, 10.30am – 1.00pm

Decoupage

Have fun upcycling old objects from containers, mirrors, frames to wooden trays. We shall be covering these objects with beautiful and ornamental papers, to reinvent them into something inspirational.

£30.00 per person per session (adult) all materials included
(maximum 10-15 participants)

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Picture from Billy Elliot The Musical: LIVE

Sunday 28th September at 2.00pm and 7.00pm

Billy Elliot The Musical: Live

Live from London’s West End this special performance brings multi award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to cinemas for the first time. Based on the Academy Award® nominated film first released in 2000, the show has won the hearts of millions and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world, winning over 80 theatre awards along the way including Tony Awards® and 5 Olivier Awards.

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Picture from Joan Armatrading - SOLD OUT

Monday 29th September at 8.00pm

Joan Armatrading - Sold Out

Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novella winner producer, musician Joan Armatrading MBE is recognised as one of the World’s leading singer, songwriter and guitarists.This will be her last major tour and her show in Pocklington will be one of her first ever solo concerts.

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Picture from Miriam Laville

Tuesday 2nd September to Friday 3rd October

Miriam Laville

The passion and inspiration for her artwork is derived from the investigation and response to natural forms. She abstracts the images by manipulating the scale of the original sketches and experiments with various media, building up surfaces using sand, collage and oils.

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Picture from Studio Night

Sunday 5th October at 7.00pm

Studio Night

Young musicians perform in the intimate atmosphere of the Studio. Come along and encourage local young talent.

Presented by the Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre

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Picture from Steve Harley (Acoustic Trio)

Wednesday 8th October at 8.00pm

Steve Harley (acoustic Trio)

Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, tours the world with “A Closer Look – An Acoustic Set”, an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. The performance promises intimacy mingled with great improvisation and rocky rhythms.

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Thursday 9th October at 8.00pm

Steve Harley (acoustic Trio)

Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, tours the world with “A Closer Look – An Acoustic Set”, an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. The performance promises intimacy mingled with great improvisation and rocky rhythms.

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Picture from One Direction: “Where We Are” Concert Movie

Saturday 11th October at 7.00pm

One Direction: “Where We Are” Concert Movie

Join the world’s biggest band on stage from the Italy leg of their record breaking tour.
Filmed live at the iconic San Siro Stadium, Milan, this stunning and exclusive 75 minute
concert film

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Picture from East Yorkshire & Hull Open Studios

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th October, 10.30am to 5.00pm

East Yorkshire & Hull Open Studios

As part of this year’s Open Studios event, we are delighted to showcase the work of some of the region’s most talented artists including Frances Kelly, whose work is rooted in celebrating our landscape. Through her handmade prints, she endeavours to preserve a moment in time; and Brenda Wright whose beautiful and functional ceramics have been inspired by a passion for the sea.
(Please note this exhibition will also be open on 13th -17th October during opening hours)

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Picture from One Direction: “Where We Are” Concert Movie

Sunday 12th October at 3.00pm

One Direction: “Where We Are” Concert Movie

Join the world’s biggest band on stage from the Italy leg of their record breaking tour.
Filmed live at the iconic San Siro Stadium, Milan, this stunning and exclusive 75 minute
concert film

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Picture from Rallying Round By Northumberland Theatre Company

Wednesday 15th October at 7.30pm

Rallying Round By Northumberland Theatre Company

A new play written by Stewart Howson - laugh out loud funny and at the same time extremely moving.
Old soldier Airchie cons his young ‘carer’ Mo into giving him a lift..... to Monte Carlo! a journey he used to make annually in his classic rally car with his old ‘oppo Dougie.

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Picture from East Yorkshire & Hull Open Studios

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th October, 10.30am to 5.00pm

East Yorkshire & Hull Open Studios

As part of this year’s Open Studios event, we are delighted to showcase the work of some of the region’s most talented artists including Frances Kelly, whose work is rooted in celebrating our landscape. Through her handmade prints, she endeavours to preserve a moment in time; and Brenda Wright whose beautiful and functional ceramics have been inspired by a passion for the sea.
(Please note this exhibition will also be open on 13th -17th October during opening hours)

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Picture from Kate Tempest

Tuesday 21st October at 7.30pm

Kate Tempest

Tempest commands a huge and dedicated following on the performance and rap circuit. Brand New Ancients won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and has played to packed concert halls. She writes rhymes, lyrics, poems, prose and plays.

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Thursday 30th October at 8.00pm

Tommy Tiernan

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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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

Saturday 22nd November at 8.00pm

The Shires And Ward Thomas

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 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 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 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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