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Chris Smither

Saturday 23rd May at 8.00pm 8.00pm

Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. Chris draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers.

Exhibition on Screen: The Impressionists (90mins)

Tuesday 26th May at 7.00pm 7.00pm

They are the world’s most popular artists. But why and how did they paint, and what lies behind their enduring appeal? To help answer these questions, the film has secured unique access to a major new exhibition focusing on the 19th-century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel.

Happy Hedgehog Workshop with Helen Steele

Tuesday 26th May at 10.00am 10.00am

Come and make these cute little hedgehogs and create your very own hedgehog collage.
Suitable for 7–11 year olds.

Red Riding Hood

Friday 29th May at 2.30pm 2.30pm

A young girl, a hungry wolf, and a walk through the woods - it sounds like a recipe for disaster, but Red Riding Hood’s not scared… well maybe she’s a little bit scared.

Linda Combi & Peter Donohoe

Tuesday 2nd June - Friday 17th July

Peter Donohoe’s semi abstract figurative sculptures owe something to the early publicity shots from Hollywood. Each is unique being free-formed, without the use of moulds or formers, in hammered copper. Linda Combi's upbeat and colourful work explores music in collage, paint and wood constructions. In this exhibition, she reinterprets song titles, visualises birdsong and creates surreal musical instruments.

April in Paris by John Godber

Wednesday 3rd June at 7.30pm 7.30pm

Al and Bet’s relationship is on the rocks. He has recently lost his job, she works in a shoe shop and can only dream of a better life, but things are about to change... When Bet wins a romantic night in the city of love, Al wonders who she’ll take along!


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..."
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