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Friday 28th September at 7.00pm

Handpick'd Festival

Featuring Rick Witter & Paul Banks (Shed Seven Acoustic), The Howl & The Hum and Jade Helliwell

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Saturday 29th September at 1.00pm

Handpick'd Festival

Featuring Thea Gilmore, Seafret, The Eskies, Coco & The Butterfields, Matt Abbot, The Dunwells, Buffalo Skinners, Dan Webster Band & lots more...

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Tuesday 2nd October at 7.30pm

An Evening With Aggers

Join BBC Radioís voice of cricket, Aggers, in his first solo show as he takes us on a trip down memory lane, recounting tales from a wonderful and entertaining career on the field and in the box, with film footage, audio clips and photographs on our big screen.

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Wednesday 3rd October at 7.30pm

Three Emos By Smashing Mirrors Theatre

Emos Ruth, Nat and Liv spend their days working dead-end jobs in Hull, and nights playing open mic nights. But Nat's Gran being diagnosed with Dementia causes them to take a new direction. Generations clash and come together in this tale of finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places.

A new musical by Elizabeth Godber

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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 Ashís seminal 1972 album Argus in its entirety and following hot on the heels of a Spring 2018 tour featuring 1974ís Thereís 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 Ė 1970ís iconic Wishbone Ash debut album.

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Tuesday 9th October at 8.00pm

Nick Mulvey

Having sold out Londonís Royal Albert Hall earlier this year performing as a trio, Nick will head out solo in September on an initial 18-date run at much more intimate spaces across the UK and Ireland, including towns that Nick has never previously performed at. These shows bring the evolution of Nickís touring of his second album, Wake Up Now, on a full circle journey from five-piece, to trio, and now right back to just Nick and his guitar.

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Friday 19th October at 8.00pm

Jeremy Hardy

Unfortunately due to personal reasons Jeremy has cancelled his UK tour, please contact the venue for a full refund.

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Picture from This Might Hurt by Reform Theatre Company <br>Written by John Godber

Tuesday 23rd October at 7.30pm

This Might Hurt By Reform Theatre Company
written By John Godber

Tough actor Jack Skipton returns from filming to care for his ageing aunt and begins an incredible odyssey through the NHS, from cancelled GPís appointments, wrongly booked scans, frustrated consultants, and abusive home carers, who smoke on the door step!

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Thursday 1st November at 8.00pm

Emily Barker Trio

Emily Barkerís latest album Sweet Kind of Blue was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and an all-star cast of Memphis session players.

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Tuesday 13th November at 8.00pm

Hothouse Flowers

Something amazing happens when Irelandís Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage. There is a sense of musical adventure, an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while. Hothouse Flowers are a rock níroll band, a traditional band, a soul band. a jam band with their own brand of jam on both sides of the bread! Their much anticipated new album Letís Do This Thing is released this Autumn.

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Friday 16th - Sunday 18th November

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend

The last two years Roots & Blues Weekends have been such a great success and so many people have said how much they enjoyed Robbie McIntosh's tuition and company, that we thought we should do it one more time. We called Robbie and asked if he would like to be our guest at this year's event. Robbie said that both musically and socially, he would love to be there as he has enjoyed these weekends so much.

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Wednesday 21st November at 8.00pm

Joshua Burnell & Band

After releasing a weekly folk song for a year, BBC Radio 2 spins and glowing press reviews, Joshua Burnell & Band take to the stage to launch a brand new album. Josh and his band won The Great British Folk Festival audience poll for favourite act by an overwhelming majority. An exciting emerging artist whose talent shines out!

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Thursday 22nd November at 7.30pm

Itís Different For Girls By She Productions

She Productions will transport you back to the swinging sixties with their sell-out original musical. Inspired by Hullís own 1960s girl-band, Mandy & the Girlfriend, Itís Different For Girls celebrates five young women that battled to make their mark on the music scene. With a score that is a mix of well-known covers, sixties standards and original music you are sure to be entertained!

ďA fun rock 'n' roll musical with catchy numbers and a positive messageĒ British Theatre Guide

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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 Ė adding to each otherís 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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Friday 30th November at 8.00pm

Thea Gilmore

Since releasing her debut as a teenager nearly 20 years ago, the Oxfordshire-raised, Cheshire-based singer and songwriter Thea Gilmore has gained global acclaim for making music not only of extraordinary beauty, but of rare honesty and insight.

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Tuesday 4th December at 8.00pm


Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers, free-thinking visionaries and all-round good chaps as wellÖsmall wonder Lau are regarded as the epicentre of the new folk boom. And theyíve got shelves groaning with awards (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners - Best Band, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, Album of the Year 2015 The Herald), a forestís worth of ecstatic reviews and breathless plaudits from excited audiences in various outposts of the world ringing in their ears to prove it.

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Friday 7th December at 8.00pm

Courtney Marie Andrews

Courtney Marie Andrews spent over nine months of 2017 on the road, with multiple trips across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Thatís nothing new for Andrews, though.

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Sunday 9th December at 2.30pm

Sleeping Beauty
by Talegate Theatre

Join us this Christmas for the pantomime of your dreams! Help Prince Valentine defeat the evil fairy, Malevola and wake Sleeping Beauty with true loves kiss. Sleeping Beauty promises to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever! Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime! This fun-filled extravaganza is guaranteed to delight the whole family.

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Friday 14th December 7.00pm Doors

Punchline Christmas Comedy Gala
Featuring The Noise Next Door, Tom Binns And Lost Voice Guy

The Noise Next Door take audience suggestions and the cheeky and charming quartet, transform them into fantastically funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye with a perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, epic stories, and explosive physicality.

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Tuesday 29th January at 8.00pm

Chris Smither And Special Guest The Suitcase Junket

A welcome return for the ultimate bluesman Chris Smither as he showcases his new album Call Me Lucky. Offering commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye he pulls from deep in the soul and a couple of surprise covers along with digging deep into his back catalogue. He remains a significant songwriter and an electrifying guitarist ó an American original ó who draws deeply from folk and blues, modern poets and philosophers.

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Tuesday 5th February at 8.00pm

Jason Donovan

Jason is delighted to announce that he is extending his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour into 2019 with a final series of dates. This is a tour with a twist!! These intimate evenings will be a unique opportunity to see him like youíve never seen him before!

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Saturday 16th February at 8.00pm

Holy Moly And The Crackers

Described as gypsy folk & roll, Holy Moly and the Crackers are one of hardest working bands on the circuit with a growing and loyal fan base. Over the past two years they have toured the UK extensively with festival appearances including Glastonbury, Cornbury, Larmer Tree, Underneath The Stars and Towersey.

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Sunday 24th February at 7.30pm

Steve Harley Acoustic Trio

We listened to you Ė heís back! Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, and his Acoustic Trio returns with an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. Accompanied by his Cockney Rebel band-mates Barry Wickens and James Lascelles they will perform tracks from any or all 13 of Steveís 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 February at 8.00pm

Mark Watson

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster', half-killed on 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island', Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.

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