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Platform Festival: Mary Chapin Carpenter

Thursday 16th July at 8.00pm (Doors 6.30pm) 8.00pm (Doors 6.30pm)

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will return to the United Kingdom for a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances as part of her 2015 Acoustic World Tour. The tour marks Carpenterís return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014.


Friday 17th July at 8.00pm (Doors 6.30pm) 8.00pm (Doors 6.30pm)

The Nationís favourite pub philosopher turns pop-up publican and invites you to his jumped - up saloon. Comedy, variety and music are all on tap in this headline show led by the ringmaster of rabble rousing. This is a rare opportunity to catch one of Britainís finest comedians as he polishes his legendary bar-room banter. No room for half measures hereÖ

Platform Festival

Saturday 18th July at 1.00pm (Doors 12.00pm) 1.00pm (Doors 12.00pm)

Bellowhead, The Magic Numbers, The Shires, Stornoway, David Ford, Buffalo Skinners, Plus Barcode Zebra, Sam Griffiths Band, Dan Webster, The Grand Old Uke of York, Beth McCarthy & Access to Music

Pam Ayres - SOLD OUT

Tuesday 28th July at 7.30pm 7.30pm

2015 is the 40th Anniversary since Pam appeared on TVís Opportunity Knocks the Britainís Got Talent TV show of its day, and this proved to be the start of an incredible career for a unique entertainer, writer and broadcaster.

Tom Russell

Tuesday 6th October at 8.00pm 8.00pm

The man from El Paso, whose songs have been recorded by everyone from Johnny Cash to Nanci Griffith, will be returning to PAC this autumn.


Thursday 8th October at 7.15pm 7.15pm

Donít miss celebrated actor and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wildeís much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, which is being broadcast LIVE from Londonís Vaudeville Theatre on Thursday 8th October at 8.00pm.


Pocklington Arts Centre has gained a nation-wide reputation for its live-event and film programmes, in only a short period of time. The venue, which has a 200-seat auditorium and 70-seat studio/exhibition space, has provided film screenings, live music, theatre performances, comedy clubs, art exhibitions and conference facilities to ten of thousands of people since opening in 2000.

"It's a small venue with a big reputationÖ Pocklington Arts Centre is succeeding in putting a small East Yorkshire town on the map"
The Journal

"Pocklington was a surprise package. 200 people, full to capacity, and the knowledge that it could have sold out twice over gave me a good feeling. I cannot remember having more fun in a performance in my whole career. Laugh? I nearly bought the place a round... Two, maybe even three shows next time at that very special venue. "
Steve Harley - Musician & BBC Radio Two presenter

"One of the region's most thriving arts centresÖ"
Hull Daily Mail

"The region's best medium concert venue... Pocklington Arts Centre has a reputation for punching above its weight, attracting internationally renowned acts..."
The Talk

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