A sell-out hat trick for award-winning venue Pocklington Arts Centre

Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) is enjoying its most successful year on record and is on track for an unprecedented 38 sold-out live shows in 2018, including three live events in a row.

Just days after hosting the phenomenally talented musician Thea Gilmore for a sold-out show as part of her Acoustic Christmas Party Tour, the award-winning venue also hosted BBC Radio 2 Folk award winners Lau for a sold-out live show.

This was followed by a sold-out show by sensational singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews on Friday, 7 December, and the festive cheer was in full swing by Saturday 8 December, when PAC once again welcomed a full house for ukulele band The Grand Old Uke of York and their Christmas Shenanigans Tour.

Janet Farmer, PAC director, said: “We’re enjoying a fantastic run up to Christmas and the New Year with the month of December getting off to a brilliant start already with a hat-trick of sell-out shows. We’re having an incredibly successful 2018 so far, with highlights including our Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) status coming into effect in April and an unprecedented number of people visiting PAC to enjoy our varied and dynamic programme of live events, exhibitions, workshops, live broadcasts and films. And there is still much more to come! What a way to round off a fantastic year!”

Lau are a multi-award winning band widely regarded as brilliant musicians, thrilling performers, free-thinking visionaries, and very much at the epicentre of the new folk boom.

They have been BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners, Best Band, on four separate occasions and routinely attract rave reviews from audiences around the world.

Lau are Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) who together effortlessly bridge the seemingly diametrically opposed worlds of acoustic folk tradition and post rock – electronics.

Americana Music Award nominee Courtney Marie Andrews recently headed to PAC as part of her UK, European and US tour, with her latest album May Your Kindness Remain attracting rave reviews worldwide.

The Grand Old Uke of York have wowed audience at Chris Evans’ BBC Children in Need Festival, Carfest North, and played at the world famous Cavern Club for George Harrison’s 75th birthday.

They recently headed to PAC and brought their Christmas shenanigans with them for what was a night to remember!

For further details about all of PAC’s forthcoming live events, exhibitions, workshops, live broadcasts and films call the Box Office on 01759 301547 or visit www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk