Thursday 5th December at 7.30pm
Back by popular demand one of North Country Theatre’s original ripping yarns, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World adapted for the stage by Nobby Dimon. Seeing is believing, and when the infamous Professor Challenger declares the existence of a pre-historic plateau hidden in the Amazon jungle, Roxton and his fellow explorers set out to see for themselves.
Friday 6th December at 8.00pm
'Hook, Line and Carol Singing' tour... A festive feast of carols, stories and sing-along classics with BBC broadcaster, best-selling author and songwriter Cerys Matthews.
Saturday 7th December at 7.30pm
Established in 2009, Millegro, York's ever-popular contemporary choir, have very quickly built a reputation for delivering imaginative and entertaining concerts with diverse and unique choral music.
Sunday 8th December at 7.30pm
The Bad Shepherds play punk songs on folk instruments. Not as a gag, but because they really like the noise. They think the songs are better than people remember. They love folk instruments. It works. They do songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Jam, Sham 69, The Undertones, The Ramones, Squeeze and others, even Kraftwerk! Alright, they're not all punk, but they come from roughly the same era. World-renowned Troy Donockley plays the ethereal uillean pipes and the bouzouki with Andy Dinan on the fiddle, the three of them now form the core of the band with occasional guest musicians. Adrian plays the Mandolin.
Saturday 14th December at 4.00pm
An original comedy written and directed by Kate Bramley with music by Jez Lowe.
It’s 1818, and Edna and Wilbur are having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit.That’s because they are two particularly hungry village mice, who find themselves on an extraordinary winter journey to where the streets are paved with cheese, the rivers run brimful of chocolate and the mountains themselves are made of "Toblerone".
Monday 6th January at 7.15pm
These art workshops are for all levels of ability and will explore the process of creating and what I use to inspire my art. I believe that there are no mistakes in art, only stepping stones. I hope that you can enjoy this process with me alongside my exhibition at the Arts Centre.
Friday 17th January at 8.00pm
Now celebrating their 50th Anniversary, The Searchers remarkable career continues having achieved total record sales well in excess of 40 million.
Friday 7th February at 8.00pm
An intimate evening with Americana legend, ex Long-Ryder, current Coal Porter, author of books on Gram Parsons and Bob Dylan, the resident musicologist on Radcliffe & Maconie BBC 6 Music and a true Kentucky gentleman. Come along and ride shotgun with Sid as he shares the music, stories and memories that have shaped his life.
“Sid Griffin was playing Americana years before the term was invented and that pioneer spirit shines on.” Billy Bragg
“Sid Griffin is a roots music leader and a great source of passion as a musician and a writer.” Roger McGuinn, The Byrds
A Freetownway Production for Sid Griffin.
26th February 2014
The Troggs have always been remembered for this 60s anthem Wild Thing, but it is just one of their many UK hits. With A Girl Like You, I Can't Control Myself, Anyway That You Want Me, Give It To Me and Love Is All Around. The latter covered to huge worldwide success by Wet, Wet, Wet, of course. Still featuring founder member and guitarist Chris Britton and bassist Peter Lucas (who first joined the band in 1974) and drummer Dave Maggs, who has been with the band over 25 years. Lead vocalist Reg Presley died in February 2013 and now the band feature Guest vocalist Chris Allen, formerly of the Denny Laine band and The Animals.
Thursday 27th February at 7.00pm
The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse, broadcast live in HD from London’s West End. Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.
Sunday 23rd March at 8.00pm
Described by The Guardian as “the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene” and twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo, Spiers and Boden have made the genre of spontaneous, punky English folk very much their own stomping ground.