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Saturday 18th November at 8.00pm

Acoustic Blues House Party

Enjoy an evening immersed in the blues with Michael Messer who is hailed as the greatest slide guitar player this side of the pond. Accompanied by the brilliant Robbie McIntosh, they will present an evening of memorable blues & roots demonstrating their virtuosity, haunting lyrics and superb vocals.

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Wednesday 22nd November at 8.00pm

Rhiannon Giddens - Sold Out

Following the release of her second solo album Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, will tour the UK and Ireland this autumn including a date at PAC.

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Tuesday 28th November at 8.00pm

Tom Russell

Singer-songwriter, painter, essayist - Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books and had songs recorded be Johnny Cash, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and a hundred others. He was once described as being Johnny Cash, Jim Harrison and Charles Bukowski rolled into one.

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Friday 1st December at 7.30pm

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

For quarter of a century, this breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.

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Thursday 7th December at 7.30pm

Hambledon Productions

Steptoe & Son

Albert and Harold; father and son One proclaims he’s “a poor old man” while the other protests that actually he’s “a dirty old man!” In actual fact, both are telling the truth. These two warring rag-and-bone-men, in their Shepherd’s Bush scrapyard home, became household favourites for entire generations throughout the 60s and 70s and still they continue to entertain audiences today.

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Saturday 9th December at 2.30pm

Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps

Father Christmas is back, and this time he’s had three helping of sprouts! As he tries to deliver the presents, his tummy rumbles, gurgles and groans, but Father Christmas knows he must keep it in – he doesn’t want to wake anyone up!

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Wednesday 13th December at 7.30pm

Pocklington Arts Society: An Evening With John Godber

John Godber started his working life as a drama teacher and has become one of the most-performed English playwrights in the world. He was for 26 years the creative genius behind Hull Truck and in 2010 became Creative Director of Wakefield Theatre, forming his own company.

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Friday 15th December at 8.00pm

Punchline Christmas Comedy Gala

It has sold-out for eleven years in a row, has a fantastic line-up featuring some of the best names on the national circuit (plus some very special guests) and will sell out very quickly. Advance booking advised. Line-up announced soon.

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Wednesday 17th January at 7.30pm

Pocklington Arts Society: Arts & Crafts In Iron Age Pocklington With Paula Ware

The talk will discuss the material culture associated with the graves located at the Iron Age Cemetery on Burnby Lane, Pocklington. Many of the finds have no other known parallels making the site of International importance and one which will change our perceptions of Iron Age Yorkshire.

Presented in association with Pocklington Local History Group

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Friday 19th January at 8.00pm

Keep It Cash

The tribute band that keeps the sound of Johnny Cash alive

The most accurate sounding tribute show to Johnny Cash on the planet ... That is what they say about Keep it Cash.

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Tuesday 23rd January at 8.00pm

Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson is an acclaimed singer-songwriter with a career that has consistently garnered critical praise. NPR proclaims that he’s “the musical equivalent of an arrow to the heart,” while The New York Times calls his work “beautifully finessed.”

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Thursday 25th January at 8.00pm

The Searchers

The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry.

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Thursday 1st February at 8.00pm

Steve Knightley

In his highly anticipated 2018 solo tour ‘Songs & Stories’, multi-award-winning songwriter Steve Knightley invites his audience on a musical journey, charting the winding roads of his unrivalled career.

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Thursday 8th February at 7.30pm

From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads Written And Directed By Adrian Berry

Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production tells the tale of a young David Bowie obsessive.

Martin is a boy with problems - an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some long-hidden truths about himself.

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Sunday 18th February at 7.30pm

Vonda Shepherd

Following the success of Vonda’s 2015 / 2016 tours which saw her sell-out venues across the UK, Vonda will be returning to play with her full band.

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Thursday 5th April at 8.00pm

Phill Jupitus

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.

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Friday 6th April at 8.00pm

Ruby Turner

One of the country’s best-loved soul and gospel divas, who gives sell-out tours with the Jools Holland Orchestra, stops by for an up-close-and-personal night at PAC.

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Thursday 12th April at 8.00pm

The Manfreds

The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance.

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Thursday 19th April at 8.00pm

Henning Wehn: Das Neuen Materialen Nachten

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas. Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction.

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Friday 20th April at 8.00pm

Henning Wehn: Das Neuen Materialen Nachten

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas. Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction.

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Monday 23rd April at 8.00pm

Eric Bibb

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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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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Thursday 10th May at 7.00pm

Nt Live: Macbeth

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. 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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