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Wednesday 18th January at 7.30pm

The Pitmen Poets

The Pitmen Poets features four of North East England’s leading champions of its musical heritage: Ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox (National Theatre's War Horse)...

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Thursday 26th January at 7.30pm

Cocktail Demonstration

Learn how to mix, mash and muddle to create the perfect cocktails for Winter & Spring. Join Jules of Fusion Event Bars for an evening of inspiring ideas, tasting and recipes to take away the winter blues. Suitable for the cocktail novice or the aspiring connoisseur.

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Saturday 28th January at 8.00pm

Seth Lakeman

Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman has successfully steered English folk into the mainstream with high-energy performances and a series of best-selling albums.

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Tuesday 31st January at 7.15pm

Royal Opera House Live: Ii Trovatore

The first revival of David Bösch’s new production for The Royal Opera, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Roberto Alagna, Lianna Haroutounian and Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

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Wednesday 8th February at 7.30pm

Pocklington History Society

In March 2015 archaeologist Paula Ware spoke at PAC about the discovery of an Iron Age site of 'international importance' at Pocklington's newest housing development on Burnby Lane. Since then the Burnby Lane finds have put Pocklington on the heritage map and have been featured by national television and newspapers around the world.

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Thursday 9th February at 7.30pm

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star. "Just Like That!" embarks on a nationwide tour after sell-out success at the West End's Museum of Comedy.

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Friday 10th February at 8.00pm

Jon Culshaw

In conversation with Jon Culshaw, featuring Dead Ringers creator and producer Bill Dare. A night of utterly spontaneous, unscripted observations, recollections and character collections.
And pizza.

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Thursday 16th February at 7.30pm

Jay Rayner – The Ten (food) Commandments

The original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business of how and what we eat. Now the award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner has decided it’s time to act.

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Saturday 18th February at 8.00pm

Chris Ramsey

As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Celebrity Juice, Hebburn, Live At The Apollo and various newspapers when he was wrongly arrested in a hotel in his underpants.

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Monday 20th February at 8.00pm

Rob Beckett

Beckett's back with a brand-new show of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC1’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Cats Does Countdown, BBC2’s Mock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, and ITV2’s Celebrity Juice. Rob is also a host of Dave’s podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith, as well as hosting Absolute Radio’s hit show, Rock n Roll Football.

"There are hints that his eyes are set firmly on arenas that are as big as his mouth of his” Metro

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Thursday 23rd February at 8.00pm

Patrick Monahan

Audience favourite Patrick blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by his audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection!

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Thursday 23rd February at 8.00pm

Patrick Monahan

Audience favourite Patrick blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by his audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection!

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Tuesday 28th February at 7.00pm

Royal Opera House Live: The Sleeping Beauty

Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky.

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Tuesday 7th March at 8.00pm

Oyster 3

Oysterband from a different angle… By popular demand, Oysters 3 take to the road again in 2017. John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founder members and creative heart of folk-rock legends Oysterband

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Saturday 11th March at 7.45pm (7.00pm Doors)

A Decade Of Reveal Records Exclusive 10 Year Anniversary Concert Featuring Joan As Police Woman, Kris Drever (lau), Richard J. Birkin & Dan Whitehouse.

A decade of Reveal Records Exclusive 10 year anniversary concert featuring Joan As Police Woman, Kris Drever (Lau), Richard J. Birkin and Dan Whitehouse. Multi artist celebration concert for the much loved UK independent label Reveal Records.

Headlined by American songwriter and former Antony & The Johnsons member Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman) Performing solo, grand piano and guitar – playing songs from her classic debut Real Life right through to this years acclaimed Let it Be You (2016) album and new material! Playing two nights at Pocklington Arts Centre, her only UK solo Shows!

Kris Drever (Lau)
Lead singer of Lau and award winning Scottish folk songwriter performing solo,acoustic - songs from his classic debut Black Water (2006) through to the highly acclaimed If Wishes Were Horses (2016) album and more.

Richard J Birkin
An introductory live set by minimalist, contemporary classical artist Richard J Birkin. A must hear new artist for fans of beautiful music such as Brian Eno, Mark Hollis and Nils Frahm. Birkin has recently had his music feature in The Young Pope (HBO). Performing solo, grand piano and guitar. Music from his acclaimed new Vigils album.

Dan Whitehouse
Opening the evening and playing a short introductory set Whitehouse showcases a few songs from his new Reveal Records album That's Where I Belong, a sound the media describe as 'Black Country soul'! This will be Dan's second show at our venue having opened as special guest to label mate Eddi Reader in 2016. Dan will play a different, longer support set when he opens as special guest for Joan As Police Woman's full solo concert on March 12.

"Reveal is one of my absolute favourite labels, a very, very creative hub, to say the least." Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

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Sunday 12th March at 7.30pm

Joan As Police Woman (exclusive Only Uk Solo Show) Performing Solo, Voice, Grand Piano And Guitar. + Support Dan Whitehouse

Pocklington Arts Centre UK exclusive!

Following our Reveal Records anniversary show the night before, Brooklyn songwriter Joan As Police Woman stays with us in Pocklington for a second night, performing a full solo set concert, her brilliant songs stripped back and re-imagined for our intimate concert setting in one of only 2 UK shows (both at our venue!). An exceptional live performer who has collaborated with the likes of Lou Reed, Antony & The Johnsons, Rufus Wainwright, Sparklehorse, Nick Cave and many many more.

Joan Wasser performing solo, is something extra special, a night not to be missed.

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Thursday 30th March at 7.15pm

Royal Opera House Live: Madama Butterfly

Antonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna conduct two great casts led by Ermonela Jaho and Ana María Martínez in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera.

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Saturday 1st April at 8.00pm

Lloyd Cole - Sold Out

Playing the classic Lloyd Cole songbook 1983 – 1996.

The release of 2015’s ‘Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Collected Recordings 1983-1989’ was received with such universal warmth and acclaim, selling out far more quickly than anticipated, that 2016/2017 will see Lloyd Cole performing live sets comprised of material from 1983 to 1996 only. Expect the hits 'Perfect Skin', 'Rattlesnakes', 'Forest Fire', 'Lost Weekend', 'Brand New Friend', 'Jennifer She Said' and 'Are You Ready to be Heartbroken?'.

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Thursday 27th April at 7.30pm

John Cooper Clarke With Special Guest Toria Garbutt

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture.

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Thursday 11th May at 8.00pm

Hot 8 Brass Band

Hot 8 Brass Band is a New Orleans based brass band that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds. Transcending genres and trends, Hot 8 have performed and collaborated with a wide range of artists, from Lauryn Hill to Mos Def to the Blind Boys of Alabama and were nominated for a Grammy in 2013 for their second album ‘The Life and Times Of…’.

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Friday 6th May at 8.00pm

Tony Law: A Law Undo His-Elf What Welcome

Multi award-winning comedian, Tony Law embarks on a UK tour with a brand new show of the inimitable surreal comedy-art that has made him one of the most celebrated live performers in the UK.

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Friday 26th May at 8.00pm

Katy Brand

Katy Brand’s hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity.

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