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Thursday 7th September at 7.30pm

Mark Radcliffe

Radio and television presenter, musician, writer, friend of the stars and all round cheese fetishist Mark Radcliffe has been making a little go a long way for several decades now. This show is no exception.

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Thursday 21st September at 8.00pm

Barbara Dickson With Nick Holland

In this special acoustic performance Barbara Dickson and her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level. The pair let the words and melodies take ‘centre stage’ as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits.

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Friday 22nd September at 8.00pm

Barbara Dickson With Nick Holland

In this special acoustic performance Barbara Dickson and her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level. The pair let the words and melodies take ‘centre stage’ as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits.

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Wednesday 27th September at 7.30pm

Jason Manford - Sold Out

Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

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Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm

Jason Manford - Sold Out

Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

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Saturday 30th September at 7.00pm

Sinfonia Viva

Join Sinfonia Viva, who return to Pockilington Arts Centre with Classically Yours for a sensational musical performance with award winning workshop leader James Redwood. The Grammy nominated orchestra will perform with members of the community in the beautiful performance space at Pocklington Arts Centre.

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Picture from Mark Thomas: A Show that Gambles on the Future

Tuesday 3rd October at 8.00pm

Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles On The Future

Few predicted the events of 2016. And even fewer seem to know where we are going. Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome.

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Thursday 5th October at 7.30pm

Branaby Rudge By Northumberland Theatre Company

Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, Charles Dickens' ‘Barnaby Rudge’ is absolutely a play for today. A story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder, goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution, and features Grip, a talking pet raven . Fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices plot against their masters and there are violent clashes on the streets.

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Wednesday 11th October at 7.30pm

John Osborne

John Osborne (John Peel’s Shed, Sky 1’s After Hours) has written and performed six half hour storytelling shows for BBC Radio 4. They are funny, heart-warming and a masterclass in how to keep an audience captivated.

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Thursday 12th October at 8.00pm

James Yorkston / Kris Drever (lau) / Withered Hand

Three outstanding singer-songwriters, onstage together throughout, sharing songs and stories.

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Thursday 19th October at 7.00pm

Nt Live: Hamlet (encore)

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.

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Saturday 21st October at 8.00pm

The East Pointers

The East Pointers are three young men from Prince Edward Island, Canada whose talent and penchant for traditional Celtic tunes of decades past, greatly belie their respective ages.

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Thursday 26th October at 7.30pm

Bomb Happy By Everwitch Theatre

A play by Helena Fox

Evocatively built from the verbatim testimonies of the last five remaining York Normandy Veterans, and using projected images of the real life men behind the words, Bomb Happy immerses you with surging immediacy into the journey of five individual conscripts- lads from York, Leeds, Sheffield and London as they set out for Normandy- allowing you to experience through their eyes events from D-Day to VE Day…events that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

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Thursday 2nd November at 2.30pm

Harry Panto And The Chamber Pot Of Secrets

Abra Cadabra! With a wave of our wand we bring you this wizard production. Join our young magicians as they fight the dark lord in this spellbinding tale of good versus evil. Magical illusions, pop songs and things that go bump in the night all form the essential ingredients of this bewitching plot sure to delight youngsters and adults alike.

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Monday 6th November at 8.00pm

Jon Boden

In November 2017 Jon Boden, former lead-singer of Bellowhead, will head out on his “Afterglow” Album Launch Tour, marking the release of his third solo album - his first new release since leaving Bellowhead in May 2016.

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Wednesday 15th November at 8.00pm

John Bramwell

John Bramwell hits the road once again, for a key city UK autumn 2017 tour, in support of his brand new solo album Leave Alone the Empty Spaces, to be released in autumn 2017. The former I Am Kloot vocalist, songwriter and guitarist fronts a 6 piece live band for these shows, uniquely including piano and cello.

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Thursday 16th November at 7.00pm

Nt Live: Follies

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre.

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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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Friday 17th - Sunday 19th November

Michael Messer’s Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend.

A weekend of guitar and slide guitar tuition - plus jam sessions, student performances, great company, and a special Saturday night concert. This is a weekend for anyone interested in playing acoustic guitar and slide guitar in blues and roots styles. All levels are welcome. Acoustic instruments only.

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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 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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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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Monday 19th February at 8.00pm

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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