25 sell-out shows at arts centre

Beth Orton's show at the Pocklington Arts Centre was the 25th sell out act to play the Pocklington venue this year.
Beth Orton's show at the Pocklington Arts Centre was the 25th sell out act to play the Pocklington venue this year.

Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) is celebrating its 25th sell-out show of 2018 so far, beating all previous records.

The sell-out shows have featured world class comedy from Henning Wehn, Phill Jupitus and Jon Richardson, and internationally acclaimed live music from the likes of Eric Bibb, Ruby Turner, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Gretchen Peters, Steve Harley’s Acoustic Trio, and The Magic Numbers.

Comedian Jon Richardson.

Comedian Jon Richardson.

Janet Farmer, PAC’s director, said: “The stunning live performance from Beth Orton has taken our total number of sell-out shows of 2018 so far to a spectacular 25 which is absolutely fantastic.

“This means that 5,000 people have attended PAC’s 200-seat auditorium to enjoy world class live music and comedy since the start of the year, and that’s just counting the sell-out shows alone, in addition to the wide variety of live events, exhibitions and film screenings we have put on so far this year which have brought thousands of people through our doors.

“We are incredibly proud of the fact that this record-breaking milestone comes just months after we officially became one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations, which has been a huge achievement and marked a significant step forward in PAC’s development as East Yorkshire’s Premier arts venue.

“This has been truly exceptional and there is still so much more to come.”

Over the coming months visitors to PAC can look forward to the continuation of top live acts including Americana three-piece band The Lone Bellow; Mercury Prize nominee King Creosote; Irish-born, contemporary Canadian folk artist Irish Mythen; ‘Rockgrass’ legends Hayseed Dixie; nationally renowned comedians Seann Walsh and Jeremy Hardy; critically acclaimed singer-songwriters Nick Mulvey, and Thea Gilmore; and Americana Music Award nominee Courtney Marie Andrews.

For further details on forthcoming live events at PAC visit www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk or check out the centre on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.