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Stuart Maconie The People's Songs

Friday 25th April at 8.00pm 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

Studio Night

Sunday 27th April at 7.00pm 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

NT LIVE: King Lear

Thursday 1st May at 7.00pm 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.

Kathryn Williams

Friday 2nd May at 8.00pm 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.

Fairport Convention

Thursday 8th May at 8.00pm 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.

Flying Man Festival Concert

Friday 9th May at 7.00pm 7.00pm

A fun evening to launch the annual Flying Man Festival. Featuring Pocklington Singers, Forgotten Voices Community Choir and local school choirs.


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 reputation… 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 centres…"
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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