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Picture from Stuart Maconie  The People's Songs

Friday 25th April at 8.00pm

Stuart Maconie The People'S Songs

Spend an evening in the company of this popular and prolific TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and author as he talks about his new book and epic radio series, The People's Songs, a social history of modern Britain told through pop singles from the kaleidoscopic period from the Second World War to the present day.

“Stuart Maconie's tour of pop is an elegant and unexpected take on music as social history” The Guardian

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Picture from Studio Night

Sunday 27th April at 7.00pm

Studio Night

Young musicians perform in the intimate atmosphere of the Studio. Relax at the bat 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 NT LIVE: King Lear

Thursday 1st May at 7.00pm

Nt Live: King Lear

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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Picture from Kathryn Williams

Friday 2nd May at 8.00pm

Kathryn Williams

Singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams gained widespread attention with Little Black Numbers in 2000 earning a Mercury Music Prize nomination. The acclaim continued for Old Low Light, Relations and Two and she visited Pocklington with each of these albums.

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Picture from Fairport Convention

Thursday 8th May at 8.00pm

Fairport Convention

Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention has been among Britain’s best-loved and most entertaining bands on the music scene for over 45 years. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and lead vocals, Dave Pegg on bass and backing vocals, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and lead vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

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Friday 9th May at 7.00pm

Flying Man Festival Concert

A fun evening to launch the annual Flying Man Festival. Featuring Pocklington Singers, Forgotten Voices Community Choir and local school choirs.

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Saturday 10th May at 7.30pm

Flying Man Quiz

Test your knowledge at the annual fun quiz. A flying theme but a variety of categories!
Includes a light supper. Bar.

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Picture from 10cc's Graham Gouldman  Heart Full of Songs with Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens

Tuesday 13th May at 8.00pm

10cc'S Graham Gouldman Heart Full Of Songs With Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson And Mike Stevens

Anyone who's attended a 10cc concert in recent years is likely to have seen band co-founder Graham Gouldman's opening acoustic set, featuring some of the hits he wrote for other artistes. The success of those performances, in which fellow 10cc band members back Gouldman, has evolved into Heart Full of Songs.

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Picture from RSC LIVE: Henry IV Part I

Wednesday 14th May at 7.00pm

Rsc Live: Henry Iv Part I

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare’s history plays with Henry IV Parts I and II, an epic, comic and thrilling vision of a nation in turmoil. With Antony Sher as Falstaff, Jasper Britton in the title role and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal.

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Picture from The Trip with Live Q&A with Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon

Wednesday 21st May at 8.15pm

The Trip With Live Q&a With Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon

We will be broadcasting a LIVE Q&A with STEVE COOGAN & ROB BRYDON following a feature length screening of The Trip To Italy.

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Picture from Jacqui Dankworth

Thursday 22nd May at 8.00pm

Jacqui Dankworth

The imaginative, moving, and adventurous vocalist, Jacqui Dankworth, brings her new album, Live to Love, to Pocklington.

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Picture from John Cooper Clarke - SOLD OUT

Friday 23rd May at 8.00pm

John Cooper Clarke - Sold Out

Britain’s best loved and most important performance poet, John Cooper Clarke is as vital now as he was in the 70s. His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, resonated with the punk movement.

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Picture from NT LIVE: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Encore Screening)

Saturday 24th May at 7.00pm

Nt Live: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time (encore Screening)

A brilliantly imaginative stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's bestseller, from the co-director of 'War Horse'. Fifteen-year-old Christopher (Luke Treadaway) has a brain that's exceptional at mathematics but rather less good at interpreting everyday life. Confronted by the corpse of his neighbour's dog, he embarks on a meticulous investigation into how the beast came to be slaughtered.

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Picture from Superhero Snail Boy<br>Scribbled Thought and Vertical Line Theatre

Wednesday 28th May at 2.30pm

Superhero Snail Boy
scribbled Thought And Vertical Line Theatre

Calling all superheroes....both little and large. Superhero Snail Boy shows that even the smallest of superheroes can grow to be bigger than their fears. In a place where hope grows in the form of enormous flowers and breakthroughs are found in the smashing of plates.

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Picture from Punchline Comedy Club

Thursday 29th May at 8.00pm

Punchline Comedy Club

Featuring Wit Tank
A total sell out at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Stars, Wit Tank went on to feature on BBC Three’s Live at The Electric and BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama. Featuring Chortle Best Newcomer nominee and Loaded Laftas Mark Cooper Jones, the highly acclaimed Keiran Boyd and Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee and Runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny Naz Osmanoglu.

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Picture from The Thankful Village

Wednesday 11th June at 7.30pm

The Thankful Village

Set against the backdrop of World War 1, the quiet village backwater of Bottledale is changed forever by the advent of the Great War in Europe.

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Picture from RSC Live: Henry IV Part II

Wednesday 18th June at 7.00pm

Rsc Live: Henry Iv Part Ii

Director Gregory Doran continues with part II of Shakespeare’s history play about a nation failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface.

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Picture from WEST END THEATRE SERIES: Ghosts

Thursday 26th June at 7.00pm

West End Theatre Series: Ghosts

Helene Alving (Lesley Manville) has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald (Jack Lowden), the truth about his father.

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Friday 27th & Saturday 28th June

Summer Beer, Cider & Wine Festival

The award-winning Brass Castle Brewery is joining forces with The Wine Club from York and Pocklington Arts Centre to source you a superb range of real ales, ciders and quality wines.

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Picture from Paddy Ashdown

Tuesday 8th July at 7.30pm

Paddy Ashdown

Lord Ashdown will discuss his latest book based on the long neglected D-Day story of the Resistance uprising and subsequent massacre on the Vercors massif – the largest action by the French Resistance during the Second World War.

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Picture from Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys

Thursday 10th July at 8.00pm

Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys

Hailing from Prince Edward Island, this award-winning band serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. The Rhythm Boys were given the Galaxie Supernova Award at the 2012 Ottawa Folk Festival for outstanding live performance.

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Picture from Little Brother and Little Sister

Wednesday 6th August at 2.30pm

Little Brother And Little Sister

A classic Grimm’s tale of youthful adventure, magical transformations and the triumph of love. A brother and sister flee their cruel stepmother, but the boy drinks enchanted water and is turned into a deer.

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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 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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