After touring for the last year in the USA with his band the Empty Pockets, Al has decided to bring this show to the UK shores. He will be playing selections from his deep catalogue along with favourites Year Of The Cat, Time Passages, On the Border, Nostradamus and Roads To Moscow. The Scottish-born singer-songwriter has released nearly 20 introspective and lyrically powerful records featuring brilliant backing musicians (Jimmy Page, Phil Collins, Richard Thompson, Peter White, etc.). His biggest platinum successes, “Year Of The Cat” and “Time Passages”, were released in 1976 & 1978 respectively. He’s had several top 20 singles, including the above-mentioned titles, as well as “On the Border” and “Song On The Radio”.
Andre Rieu's annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music. This year Andre Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht: 'Shall we Dance?' You can waltz the night away with Andre Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to Andre throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance. Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with Andre and as always, some delicious surprises. Shall we dance?
Regarded by many as the best and most consistent 'public subscription band' in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by 'Briggus', most recently becoming National Champion Band of Great Britain in 2017, whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur. The band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire. Today, it still continues to be supported through public subscriptions and its own fundraising efforts.
Best known for a string of hits, including African & White, Christian, Working with Fire and Steel, Black Man Ray and Wishful Thinking, The RETROspective tour will see the band performing these classics alongside songs from all of their seven studio albums. Founder members Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly started China Crisis in Kirkby, Merseyside back in 1979 and found major success in the UK with five Top 40 singles, ten Top 50 singles and three Top 40 albums and hits across Australia, Europe and the Americas.
This is a Mr H Presents event.
Not one, but TWO of Gilbert & Sullivan's phenomenal shows! The Pirates of Penzance, directed by Mike Leigh, broke box office records in the UK when it was first screened in 2015, and it is great entertainment for the whole family. The Mikado, directed by Jonathan Miller, brings a quintessentially English flavour to this Gilbert & Sullivan opera.
It has been four years since these very successful ENO operas appeared in cinemas and we are proud to present this short Gilbert & Sullivan season. U.K. screenings of The Pirates of Penzance on Tuesday 18th June 2019 and The Mikado on Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger.
Praise for Barbe & Doucet
"Director-and-designer team Renaud Doucet and André Barbe have captured perfectly the artifice that is a large part of Manon's charm." - The Guardian (Manon)
"Barbe and Doucet’s production plays up the humour and vitality of Puccini’s opera" - The Guardian (La Bohème)
Protest singer Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, delivered with the warmth and wit which have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly for ten years. She has racked up tour supports with Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg, and in 2019 supported Frank Turner on his UK arena tour. She has also made her mark in the comedy scene regularly supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long on tour. She’s appeared at Glastonbury four times at the invitation of Billy Bragg, as well as an eclectic genre-crossing mix of festivals Latitude, Musicport, Blissfields, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Greenbelt and more including of course Cambridge Folk Festival. And she has collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger.
Texas’ genre-bending rock ‘n’ roller Israel Nash plays Americana roots songs that are meticulously crafted and gently sprinkled with life meaning and multi-hued rock and psychedelia. His latest album Lifted includes the familial harmonies recalling the Beach Boys at their most joyous to the country-rock riffage of Lucky Ones. May your ears be blessed and your soul be lifted!
“Nash settles into a languid, hallucinatory groove that recalls mid-1970s Neil Young and the more recent mystic wanderings of My Morning Jacket …Cosmic Americana of the very highest order” Classic Rock
“Cosmic poetry, crunching guitars and swooning pedal steel” - Mojo
Join The Cobblers for a one-of-a-kind concert, celebrating their ten years of making and performing music together. With two halves of the Cobblers (no support), all of the favourite tracks from the past ten years in chronological order and a few surprises along the way; expect an evening of rambunctious, instrument switching, toe tapping, smile inducing indie folk. We Will Heel Your Soles.
After releasing her stunning top10 record 'Castles' last year, acclaimed American singer-songwriter Lissie returned in 2019 with 'When I'm Alone: The Piano Retrospective - an evocative collection reinterpreting songs from her first decade in music as well as exceptional covers of Fleetwood Mac and The Dixie Chicks. With this record, Lissie is poised to show listeners that her past is hardly static, that the songs she wrote nearly ten years ago are still fresh and vibrant evoking feelings old and new. Where 2018's 'Castles' was defined by Lissie looking to expand her sound, reaching out for new sonic palettes, incorporating synths and drum machines into her sound, 'When I'm Alone: The Piano Retrospective subtracts these elements removing the noise and laying Lissie's songwriting bare for an emotive and powerful listening experience.
Lissie's album 'My Wild West' - the follow-up to 'Catching a Tiger' (2010) and 'Back to Forever' peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and Top10 on the Independent Album Chart. Lissie also appeared in the most recent season of David Lynch's Twin Peaks with the NME saying of her 'intense' performance: "Closing the episode with the Stevie Nicks-esque 'Wild West', Rock Island's most exciting troubadour more than earned her Lynch-commissioned screen time".
On Tuesday, September 10, Fane Productions and BY Experience will present the iconic author, Margaret Atwood, live on stage from London, on the worldwide release of The Testaments, the thrilling sequel to her 1985 classic, The Handmaid’s Tale. The global event will feature Ms. Atwood in conversation about the new book and other topics and will feature exclusive readings and special guests.
Mr Shell’s, Victorian end-of-the-pier, show is about to be inspected by the ‘orrible Council Inspector – Hector Fludd. Will, hero, Charlie save the Pier? Does Mr Shell find his box of tricks and remember the Seaside Spell? Can Charlie fight off the giant Octopus? It's a roller coaster ride of music-hall, magic and mayhem. If you like funny stories, magic, juggling, comedy and joining in you’ll love this hilarious Five-Star-hit-show!
Suitable for all Primary age pupils and their families.
One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, known for his virtuoso guitar style, is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant. Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album ‘Eight Frames a Second’ and in 1974 the release of ‘Streets of London’ earned him an Ivor Novello Award. In 2002 he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Ralph is conducting a world tour promoting his new album Hill of Beans produced by the great Tony Visconti.
Performing Arts etc Ltd present Summer School etc; a weeklong workshop where young people work together on a piece of musical theatre. This year coming to Pocklington Arts Centre to look at the classic Jungle Book Kids -
featuring songs from the classic Disney animated film. Participants will work with professional practitioners to use the skills which they already have and to discover new skills whilst making new friends. The week will culminate in a sharing event where we aim to perform the whole of the show on the stage of one of the regions most impressive venues.
10am until 4pm each day.
UVery mild violence, scary scenes
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.
The estimable London 4-piece Turin Brakes are delighted to announce a UK Acoustic Tour starting Autumn 2019. The band - founder members and former primary school friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, along with longtime bandmates Rob Allum and Eddie Myer - are one the finest indie bands of the last two decades. This is a chance to see the band in their first full stripped back acoustic tour since way back in 2002. They will be playing a range of songs spanning their 20 year career - which includes seven top 40 singles and 6 top 40 albums with sales over a million worldwide.
12AInfrequent strong language, drug references, moderate sex references
Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.