10 of the Best events

Brighouse and Rastrick Band will be at Hull City Hall on Saturday
Brighouse and Rastrick Band will be at Hull City Hall on Saturday

Here are some of the excellent events taking place in this area.

Pocklington Arts Centre, Friday January 19 at 8pm

Plenty of walking to be had in and around the Wolds

Plenty of walking to be had in and around the Wolds

The tribute band that keeps the sound of Johnny Cash alive.

The band is a labour of love and a product of many years of hard work and dedication. Expect a note perfect musical journey from the humble gospel beginnings of the Tennessee two, right through to the final and emotional American Recordings. The band have now performed hundreds of sold out shows to thousands of people in many countries across the world including: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Australia, Germany, America, Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.

Tickets: 01759 301547

2 Battle of the Sexes, 12A, 121mns

Teddy Thompson is at Pocklington Arts Centre on Tuesday.

Teddy Thompson is at Pocklington Arts Centre on Tuesday.

Pocklington Arts Centre, Saturday January 20 at 7.30pm and Sunday January 21 at 3pm

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between world number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as the Battle of the Sexes and became the most watched televised sports event of all time.

Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.

Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.
Stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

Emma Stone and Steve Carell in Battle of the Sexes.

Emma Stone and Steve Carell in Battle of the Sexes.

Tickets: 01759 301547

3 Teddy Thompson

Pocklington Arts Centre, Tuesday January 23 at 8pm

Teddy Thompson is an acclaimed singer-songwriter with a career that has consistently garnered critical praise.

Keep It Cash play Pocklington Arts Centre on Friday.

Keep It Cash play Pocklington Arts Centre on Friday.

Thompson played a key role in drawing his mother out of a 17-year musical retirement to record her landmark disc Fashionably Late, which he played on and co-produced. Thompson also toured as part of Rosanne Cash’s band before signing with Verve.

In 2014 Thompson gathered his musical clan to release Family, one of the folk records of the year which garnered a multi page, in depth piece from The New York Times magazine.

Tickets: 01759 301547

4 The Russian State Ballet of Siberia

Hull New Theatre, January 23 to 27

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia will perform five ballets at Hull New Theatre this month.

The Searchers are at Pocklington Arts Centre.

The Searchers are at Pocklington Arts Centre.

They are:

The Snow Maiden

Tuesday January 23 at 7.30pm
Based on a traditional folk-tale, set in the snow covered landscape of rural Russia, this seasonal sparkler follows the Snow Maiden as she dances into the human world
Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday January 24 at 7.30pm

Shakespeare’s tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy is brought to life by Prokofiev’s soaring score

Swan Lake

Thursday January 25 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

The greatest romantic ballet is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score.

The Nutcracker

Friday January 26 at 7.30pm

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. Cinderella

Saturday January 27 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Rags to riches fairy-tale where dreams can come true is a magical mix of Prokofiev’s energetic score, lively choreography and colourful costumes.

Tickets: 01482 300 306

5 Brighouse and Rastrick Band with Yorkshire Motor Services Band

City Hall, Hull, Saturday January 20 at 7.30pm

As perhaps the foremost brass band in the world at present, Brighouse will bring its special brand of entertainment to the venue.

The audience will also be able to enjoy performances from East Yorkshire Motor Services Band.

Tickets: 01482 300 306

6 A Woman of No Importance

Pocklington Arts Centre, Wednesday January 24 at 7pm

Olivier award-winner Eve Best and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid star in this new classically-staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole.

The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance was recorded live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.

Tickets: 01759 301547

7 The Searchers

Pocklington Arts Centre, Thursday February 25 at 8pm

The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry.

There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles as well as The Searchers and many others was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression.

With total record sales in excess of 50 million, The Searchers still have great appeal to audiences of all ages.

Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this fully self-contained concert includes all their famous hits, plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well known favourites.

Tickets: 01759 301547

8 Pocklington Ramblers:

A walk from Goodmanham, Yorkshire Wolds, Sunday January 21 from 10am.

Meet Goodmanham car park. This half-day walk, five miles, is mainly along field paths. Please note that there are some muddy sections so good footwear is essential. There is a small free car park in the village or you can park on the side of the road. 
It is slow-going in parts but you should be back at the cars by 12.30pm.

Contact: Martin Hill on 01377 270731

9 Pocklington Runners

Pocklington Rugby Club, Every Wednesday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Walk to jog, jog to run activities at the Rugby Club in Pocklington.
During the darker months they run a circuit around town as well as the more adventurous ones who take to the country lanes with headtorches and hi-viz wear.

Contact Alan Kendra – thekendras1@sky.com

10 Tea dance

Bridlington Spa, Wednesday January 24 from 2pm

Join Michelle Hatton for an elegant afternoon of modern ballroom and Latin with a sprinkle of sequence thrown in.

Ticket price includes tea/coffee and one of Brid Spa’s fabulous scones.

Tickets: 01262 678258

Actress Anne Reid.

Actress Anne Reid.

Russian State Ballet of Siberia is at Hull New Theatre.

Russian State Ballet of Siberia is at Hull New Theatre.