VENUE NEWS: Latesting listings for Pocklington Arts Centre, York

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Music

February

Robert Vincent with Buffalo Skinners – Friday 7 February, 8pm. Award-winning singer/songwriter from Liverpool, received the Emerging Artist Award 2016 from “whispering” Bob Harris, the UK Americana Music Association’s UK Album of the Year in 2018, and hailed as one of the UK’s top Americana artists. Tickets £13.50.

You’re in a Bad Way – Thursday 13 February, 7.30pm. Writer, theatre-maker & creator of cult Edinburgh hit John Peel’s Shed, John Osborne has a new storytelling show about music & dementia. When they find out their dad is ill, two sisters choose very different ways to deal with the news. Tickets £10 advance, £12 door, £9 special rate for a carer of someone with dementia.

March

New York Brass Band – Friday 6 March, 8pm. North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band. The 7-piece powerhouse have performed at Glastonbury Bestival, Durham Brass Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, Le Tour de France, Monaco Grand Prix, and all seven summer cricket test matches. Plus at the weddings of Liam Gallagher, Danny Jones of McBusted, comedian Alex Brooker, footballers Joe Jordan, Gordon McQueen and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Tickets £11.

April

Herman’s Hermits: 55th Anniversary Tour – Sunday 5 April, 7.30pm. Join one of the biggest selling bands of the 60’s for an evening of nostalgia, song and laughter as they bring all their hits to life. Tickets £27.

The Wandering Hearts – Tuesday 14 April, 8pm. Harmony-laden Americana band who burst onto the scene in 2018 with their debut album Wild Silence. Breaking all genre boundaries, expect pop, rock, blues, folk and country inspired Americana filtered through the band’s British roots. Tickets £15. SOLD OUT. Waiting list available, contact PAC for details.

Mary Coughlan – Tuesday 21 April, 8pm. One of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers who has carved out a highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as “Ireland’s Billie Holiday’” Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism & drug addiction to become a musical force like no other. Tickets £18.

The Manfreds – Hits, Jazz & Blues Tour – Saturday 25 April, 7.30pm. The ’60s group Manfred Mann is considered one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute. Tickets £25.00

May

Steeleye Span – Sunday 3 May, 7.30pm. Five decades after releasing their debut album, ‘Hark The Village Wait’, the band, led by the iconic vocals of Maddy Prior, and with a seven piece line-up present their 50th anniversary tour – a celebration of the key tracks from that famous album as well as favourites and gems from their long and famous career. Tickets £35.0

June

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita with special guests Vishtèn – Saturday 13 June, 7.30pm. 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita, with special guests Vishtèn bring their one –off collaborative tour to PAC for one night only. Tickets £22.
The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers’ distinct brand of song-writing and lawless sound has earned them comparisons to Neil Young, Bob Dylan and James Brown. In 2019 they released their latest album ‘Undress’ to critical acclaim and will be performing songs from this and their extensive back catalogue accompanied by Will Lawrence (drums) and Jesske Hume (bass).

October

Loudon Wainwright III with Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche – Saturday 3 October, 7.30pm. A song-writing legend, Loudon Wainwright III is joined by family members Suzzy and Lucy for this very special night of live music. They will be performing their own songs plus the work of songwriters they admire including Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks and Baker Knight. Tickets £44.

Workshops

Singing with Dementia – Monday 20 January; Monday 3 & 17 February; Monday 2, 16 & 30 March, 1pm-3pm. Singing sessions for people living with dementia & their carers. Sam Dunkley, musical director of PAC’s Forgotten Voices Choir, will lead the group through a familiar repertoire of songs to unlock treasured memories. One carer to each person with dementia goes free. £5 per session. Free tea, coffee & biscuits included. Supported by the Friends of PAC, endorsed by Dementia Friendly East Riding.

Live Broadcasts & Encore Screenings

Kinky Boots – The Musical – Tuesday 4 February, 7pm & Sunday 9 February, 3pm. Filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End. With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. Tickets £13, £9, plus Friends Rates.

Riverdance – 25th Anniversary Show – Tuesday 3 March, 7pm & Sunday 8 March, 3pm. The new 25th anniversary show, broadcast in HD, catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse audiences in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance. Tickets £15, £9 (under 21) and Friends Rate.

Jonas Kaufmann – ‘My Vienna’ – Tuesday 24 March, 7pm. Filmed live in the magical setting of the Wiener Konzerthaus, Kaufmann performs with the Prague Philharmonia orchestra under the baton of Maestro Jochen Rieder and is joined by the internationally acclaimed soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen. Tickets £13.00, £9.00 plus Friends Rates
All tickets are available from the Box Office on 01759 301547 or at www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk