Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm
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.
Saturday 23rd May at 8.00pm
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.
Tuesday 26th May at 7.00pm
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.
Tuesday 26th May at 10.00am
Come and make these cute little hedgehogs and create your very own hedgehog collage.
Suitable for 7–11 year olds.
Friday 29th May at 2.30pm
Horse + Bamboo Presents
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.
Wednesday 3rd June at 7.30pm
Reform Theatre Company & Harrogate Theatre Presents
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!
Saturday 6th June at 7.30pm
Regarded by many as the best and most consistent ï¿½public subscription bandï¿½ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ï¿½Briggusï¿½ whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur.
Tuesday 9th June at 6.45pm
The premiere of National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris' controversial feature film, broadcast live from London. The residents of London Road in Ipswich had suffered for years from persistent soliciting and kerb-crawling, but they found themselves in the national headlines when, in 2006, five women - all prostitutes - were found murdered. Theatre director Rufus Norris adapted this true story into a controversial musical in 2011, with the lyrics being taken from recorded interviews and contemporary television news coverage. The play won Best Musical at the 2011 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards, and this movie version stars Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Kate Fleetwood (Philomena) and Anita Dobson (EastEnders). The film premiere will be broadcast live from London, and will feature an exclusive question and answer session with key cast and crew following the screening.
***** The Independent
***** Financial Times
***** Evening Standard
***** Time Out
Friday 19th June at 7.30pm
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.
Wednesday 1st July at 7.00pm
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.
Thursday 2nd July at 8.00pm
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.
Thursday 16th July at 8.00pm (Doors 6.30pm)
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.
Friday 17th July at 8.00pm (Doors 6.30pm)
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…
Saturday 18th July at 1.00pm (Doors 12.00pm)
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
Tuesday 28th July at 7.30pm
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.
Tuesday 6th October at 8.00pm
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.
Thursday 8th October at 7.15pm
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.
Thursday 15th October at 7.00pm
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.
Saturday 31st October at 8.00pm
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.
Friday 6th November at 8.00pm
Professional Grumpy old woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine.
Sunday 15th November at 7.30pm
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***