Thursday 20th June at 8.00pm
The Blockheads' enviable combination of extreme musicianship, insightful lyrics and cocky humour has kept them on the road despite the loss of Ian Dury in 2000. The band have played hundreds of dates (memorably stealing the show at The Big Chill 2006) and being hailed by Michael Eavis as one of his Glastonbury 2008 highlights.
Thursday 20th June at 12.00pm
Due to public demand we have added two encore screenings of this highly acclaimed production featuring Dame Helen Mirren.
Monday 24th June at 7.15pm
This important new staging of Gloriana mark three major anniversaries: 60 years since the Queen's Coronation, 60 years since the opera's premiere at the Royal Opera House and the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth.
Sunday 30th June at 7.00pm
Young musicians perform in the intimate atmosphere of the Studio. Relax at the bar whilst listening to and encouraging emerging talent. Low cost but high aspirations.
Presented by the Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre
Thursday 4th July at 8.00pm
The Troggs have always been remembered for this 60s anthem, 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. Singer Reg Presley has now retired and the band feature Guest vocalist Chris Allen, formerly of the Denny Laine band and The Animals
Thursday 18th July at 8.00pm
Whilst relentlessly peddling their peculiar brand of Lyric-Driven Dirt-Swing™ (an incomparable rendering of jive-smitten cabaret blues) Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six have captured the imaginations of every species of listenership – both at home and overseas.
Saturday 20th July at 8.30pm
National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh in his first Shakespeare role in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who) as Lady Macbeth.
Tuesday 6th August at 8.00pm
Ooooo, he’s here again, the man with the child in his eyes… following his critically-acclaimed Posturing Delivery UK tour, star of BBC Three’s Unzipped and Live at the Electric, Russell ponders whether size really matters in his new live show. Or the bigger life gets, the greater the importance of smallness...
Tuesday 13th August at 8.00pm
New York-born, Montreal-raised singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright is a powerful, deeply original talent. Blessed with a hugely expressive voice and captivating stage presence
Saturday 14th September at 8.00pm
One of the UK’s best-loved bands are heading out on the road this autumn including a date here in Pocklington. On their first ever acoustic tour, the band will play in the intimate surroundings of some the most beautiful theatres, churches and live music venues across the UK and Ireland. Alongside all the old favourites, the band will be premièring new material from their forthcoming fourth album and connecting with the audience through question-and-answer sessions.
Thursday 26th September at 7.00pm
The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s play about the destructive power of jealousy. Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role.
Friday 11th October at 8.00pm
After being “sent off” the Soccer AM sofa last year for misbehaving, Chris wonders whether he really is the Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning TV – not to mention, whether he wants to be.
Thursday 14th November at 8.00pm
Lau are modern folk music's most innovative band. Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers and free-thinking visionaries. Featuring the beautiful vocals and skillful guitar playing of award winning Orcadian songwriter Kris Drever.
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.