Town crier to be at his booming best for contest

Jonathan Dimbleby
Jonathan Dimbleby

Among the top music acts heading to the venue between September and February are Grammy nominated guitarist Joan Armatrading, Cockney Rebel’s Steve Harley, Martha Wainwright and Nashville based singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier. Away from music, the Arts Centre is to continue its hugely successful live theatre broadcasts including Medea, by the National Theatre on 4 September, John on 9 December, Treasure Island on 22 January and A Street Car Named Desire on 21 September.

Author and comedian Mark Steel will drop by on 2 December, while broadcaster and historian Jonathan Dimbleby discusses his latest book about the Second World War and the battle of El Alamein in North Africa on 28 January.

Janet Farmer, manager of Pocklington Arts Centre, said: “We are delighted to announce the venue’s new season of live events, broadcasts and exhibitions – we really do feel it has something for everyone.

“Running from September to February, the programme features a diverse range of over forty performances from household names, used to performing in much larger theatres, to new, emerging performers and companies. The venue’s 2014 spring/summer brochure proved very popular with sixteen sold out performances and over 5700+ people in attendance – we hope our new season will emulate this success.”

For more about the Art Centre’s programme or to book tickets, visit