Pocklington residents and visitors to the town will have a variety of entertainment to choose from this weekend.
LittleFest, featuring music, theatre, poetry and much more, is set to be held in Pocklington.
Last minute preparations are taking place for the festival, which starts tomorrow (24 April) and ends Sunday (26 April).
Here is the programme of events:
FRIDAY 24 and SATURDAY 25 APRIL
All Saints’ Church, Pocklington, 7.30pm
Dream On is an exciting and vibrant musical based on Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Tickets are £7 and £6 from Pocklington Music, York Theatre Royal Box Office, or on the door.
SATURDAY 25 APRIL
All day: The Unplugged Tour! (all over, all the time)
Watch as your local shops become pop-up venues!
From 9am: The Art Trail – reach the end and win a prize!
Pick up a map from Art and Rose gallery and start your exploration of Pocklington’s nooks and crannies!
11am-12noon: Big scale outdoor* art session
In the square near Eric Lee Electrical
You’ll be splashing paint around and making a massive picture with charcoal arts. Free session. Some protective gear provided but wear your worst just in case.
*may move indoors if it’s raining, visit Eric Lee for info.
11.30am-12.30pm: Storytime at the library with Richard Harries. Join us for a cosy hour of stories at the library
2pm-4pm: Help make a fairy glade, at All Saints’ Church meeting room, make a fairy / elf to hang in the fairy glade. Or get your face painted as a fairy / elf and have a photo taken in the glade.
All day: Face painting in town and at All Saints’ Church, become a fairy or an elf and have your photo taken
2.30pm-3.30pm: Sweets and a story at Ye Little Olde Sweet Shoppe. With Richard Harries
11.30am in Oxfam: Mike Hildred, performance poet.
From 12pm: Music in lots of venues (see details below)
At The Station Pub
12noon: Rio Bravo, accomplished Americana folk duo
1:15pm: Dez Allenby, folk singer accompanied by bouzouki, concertina, whistles and harmonicas. Dez is also an ex-member of psychedelic group Forest.
2.30pm: Matt Arnold, folk rock
3.45pm: David Swann, singer-songwriter with songs about Yorkshire and choruses to sing along to
9pm: Life’s A Riot
At the White Goose
12noon: Martin Heaton, singer-songwriter. Contemporary folk /country rock blues style songs
1.15pm: Ye Aulde Folke, folk singing / traditional Irish tunes
2.30pm to 3.15pm: Terry and Sue Houlston, performance poetry.
3.45pm: Ben Parcell, young folk artist
5pm: Joseph Thompson, 18-year-old local folk singer-songwriter
At Simply JJ’s
12noon: David Swann, singer-songwriter with songs about Yorkshire and choruses to sing along to
1.15pm: Dogfinger Steve, taking the blues world on a wild ride with his stomping growling lowdown slide blues played on homegrown cigar box guitars.
2.30pm: Rio Bravo, Americana folk duo
3.45pm: Martin Heaton, singer-songwriter. Contemporary folk / country rock blues style songs
5pm: Queenan Cox, funky, melodic pop rock with vocal harmonies
At The Feathers
12noon: Phil Friend, singer-songwriter
1.15pm: Ben Parcell, young folk artist
2.30pm: Treven O’Neill, singer-songwriter
3.45pm: John Storey, singer-songwriter
5pm: Dez Allenby, folk singer accompanied by bouzouki, concertina, whistles and harmonicas.
At the Cross Keys
12noon: Treven O’Neill
2.30pm-5pm: Folk Singaround, lots of artists, lots of songs
At the Black Bull
1.15pm: Mucky Sundays, an acoustic rock band
3.45pm: Dogfinger Steve
At Pocklington Music
1pm-2pm and 3pm–4pm: Littlegig, guitarist Mike Gledhill
At Art and Rose Gallery
6.30pm: Good Company, serenade you in the early evening
At Pocklington Arts Centre
Peter Winterton, playing piano all morning
8pm: Mullholland bringing their own take on Alt-Country / Americana
9.30pm: Pink Cadillac dance the night away with the cadillacs live party band
SUNDAY 26 APRIL
Festival Square, outdoors at square near Eric Lee Electrical
11am-12noon: The Revenge of Mr Trout
12.30pm-1.30pm: The Trash Bang Man
2pm-3pm: The Revenge of Mr Trout
3pm-4pm: Ukelele workshop, help break the Pocklington-world record for the most ukuleles in one place in Pocklington ever
All day: Face painting
At the White Goose
12noon: Drake’s Progress, three-piece folk group
1pm: Graham Hodge, singer-songwriter
2.30pm-3.15pm: Paula Ryan, singer-songwriter
3.45pm: Martin Heaton, singer-songwriter
5pm: Trevor and June, folk music with a Celtic flavour
At Simply JJ’s
12noon: John Avery, guitar and vocal covers
1.15pm-2pm: Katie and the Questions, born out of a love for powerpop music
2.30pm: The Mick O’Hara Band, quirky covers
3.45pm: Rich Harris
4.30pm: Carrie Martin, guitarist, composer and singer of folk acoustic material
7.30pm: Henry Raby MC’s
7.45pm: Greg’s Dog, folk rock covers band
8.45pm: Under the Bridge, a band who perform classic and contemporary indie folk/country in their own unique style.
9.30pm: Mike Gledhill
2pm-3pm: Vanessa Simmons, pianist, at All Saints’ Church
12:45pm: York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir
2pm: Bargestra, ArtsBarge’s community band
3pm: Djembebash, African drumming
Photographers – take the definitive festival photo, prize to be won