Brochure boosts bookings for PAC

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A SPECTACULAR season of song, stage acts and sell-out headliners has been revealed at Pocklington Arts Centre- with a new full-colour brochure being launched to boot.

The venue was recently awarded an organisational development grant from the Arts Council, allowing for improvements to the guides that are delivered around the region to attract interest.

The re-designed spring and summer brochure, which lists all the upcoming live acts has increased in size to A5, and hopes are high that it will help pull in more punters.

Arts Centre manager Janet Farmer said: “The reaction to the new style live event brochure has so far been very positive with many customers calling in to comment on it.

“We are particularly pleased the design and quality of the brochure- designed by Andy Hastwell and printed at North Wolds Printers- and also the new full colour film brochure which is printed by GT Graphics.

“The new season of live events is once again diverse and has wide ranging appeal, this year we have classical, folk, blues and Americana music, theatre, comedy, talks, art workshops, plus much more.”

Indeed, the new brochure and diverse quality of the acts has already helped shift plenty of tickets for comedian Greg Davies, who will play a rescheduled show from last year, an evening of songs and stories with BBC2 legend Mike Harding and American singer-songwriter Josh Ritter - which have all sold out, along with soprano legend Lesley Garrett, who is certain to raise the roof with her powerful vocals.

Mrs Farmer described the speed of the ticket sales as “incredible”, advising people to snap up tickets as quickly as possible for other performances.

And there are plenty to choose from with the likes of singer-songwriter Beth Orton, Edinburgh comedy award winner Russell Kane, comedienne and fresh from her stint in the jungle on I’m a Celebrity, Jenny Eclair, former Fairground Attraction vocalist Eddi Reader and ‘Amarillo’ man Tony Christie.

For theatre goers, there’s ‘Of Mice and Men’, performed by one of the country’s leading theatre companies Mind The Gap, and Tom Courtenay’s West End hit, ‘Pretending to be Me’- a look at the work of Hull legend Phillip Larkin.

Meanwhile, the Arts Centre is in the process of updating their box office software and are hoping that tickets will be available to buy online in the near future, a move which the staff at the Market Place venue hope could boost sales further.