Friday 25th April at 8.00pm
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
Sunday 27th April at 7.00pm
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
Thursday 1st May at 7.00pm
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.
Friday 2nd May at 8.00pm
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.
Thursday 8th May at 8.00pm
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.
Friday 9th May at 7.00pm
A fun evening to launch the annual Flying Man Festival. Featuring Pocklington Singers, Forgotten Voices Community Choir and local school choirs.
Saturday 10th May at 7.30pm
Test your knowledge at the annual fun quiz. A flying theme but a variety of categories!
Includes a light supper. Bar.
Tuesday 13th May at 8.00pm
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.
Wednesday 14th May at 7.00pm
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.
Wednesday 21st May at 8.15pm
We will be broadcasting a LIVE Q&A with STEVE COOGAN & ROB BRYDON following a feature length screening of The Trip To Italy.
Thursday 22nd May at 8.00pm
The imaginative, moving, and adventurous vocalist, Jacqui Dankworth, brings her new album, Live to Love, to Pocklington.
Friday 23rd May at 8.00pm
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.
Saturday 24th May at 7.00pm
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.
Wednesday 28th May at 2.30pm
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.
Thursday 29th May at 8.00pm
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.
Wednesday 11th June at 7.30pm
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.
Wednesday 18th June at 7.00pm
Director Gregory Doran continues with part II of Shakespeare’s history play about a nation failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface.
Thursday 26th June at 7.00pm
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.
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th June
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.
Tuesday 8th July at 7.30pm
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.
Thursday 10th July at 8.00pm
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.
Wednesday 6th August at 2.30pm
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.
Saturday 20th September at 8.00pm
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.
Monday 29th September at 8.00pm
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.