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New Season of Live Performances for ArtERY and LiveLincs

A new season of live theatre in community venues in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire brings plays, dance and music to both counties.

ArtERY in the East Riding will see four touring productions and audiences in Northern Lincolnshire can enjoy a total of eight at village halls from March to June. The programme is devised by the social enterprise, Blaize, with Arts Council funding.

Yvonne Dumsday of Swanland Village Hall in East Yorkshire says it’s a great bonus for communities with a wide range of entertainments…..

A 1950s style horror show will be haunting village halls and venues in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire as part of a Spring season of live events. Gonzo Moose Theatre Company presents The Thing That Came From Over There. Inspired by old horror movies, the show mixes paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths. The show is set in the Antarctica back in 1912 - a meteor has crashed endangering the whole of planet earth! The performance is full of shocks, spine-tingling silliness and blood-curdling terror. It will appear at the following venues:

Worlaby Village Hall, Thurs, March 1, Tickets – 01652 618832 ***Cancelled due to weather. To be re-arranged. Wroot Village Hall, Fri, March 2, Tickets - 01302, 771 802/ 07912 490323 ***Cancelled due to weather. To be re-arranged. Lund Village Hall on Saturday, March, 3, 7.30pm. Tickets - 01377 217776 Brigg and District Servicemen’s Club, thanks to Brigg Live Arts, on Sun, March 4. Tickets - 07716 126982 or email Each showing will take place at 7.30pm.

Point of Echoes - Barton

A breath-taking performance of dance and theatre will kick-start Live Lincs’ spring season of events at Barton-on-Humber.

The show, entitled Point of Echoes, by bgroup and China Plate, is a specially commissioned Rural Touring Dance Initiative and will appear at one venue only in North Lincolnshire – Barton Assembly Rooms.

The performance is set in a lighthouse, known as Echo Point, situated off the coast of England back in 1978. It tells the story of two keepers, Eric Valentine and Bernard Humphries. Isolated from the mainland, the pair strive to form a good working relationship, but find themselves dealing with a series of uncanny events.

Tickets for this highly acclaimed event are sure to sell out fast so those keen to attend are advised to book in advance.

It will be shown at:

Barton-on-Humber Assembly Rooms, Queen Street, Barton, on Sunday, March, 11 at 7.30pm.

Tickets: 01652 637568 or email

Shoo Shoo Baby: The Great Cabaret Safari

A fun-filled cabaret act which has entertained royalty and well-known celebrities over the years will be shown to audiences in East Yorkshire this spring, as part of ArtERY Live’s new season of events.

Shoo Shoo Baby’s The Great Cabaret Safari Act is a fun-packed show full of great musicianship, with much-loved songs from composers as diverse as Verdi, The Proclaimers, Cole Porter and Queen.

Shoo Shoo Baby has impressed audiences all over the world and have performed on ice, jumped out of cakes and even entertained on stilts before royalty, oligarchs and pop-stars.

They will appear at two venues:

St Nicholas Community Centre, Beverley, Fri, April 20, 7.30pm Tele 07806 697487

Bishop Burton Village Hall, Sat 21 April, 8pm, Tickets 01964 552364.

Tickets Prices can vary from £6 upwards depending on venues, with some concessions available.

Jango Starr

Funny-man, Jango Starr, will delight and amaze family audiences throughout North Lincolnshire as part of Live Lincs’ spring season of events.

Jango will be appearing at four separate venues with his One Man Shoe act. The show follows the story of an ambitious caretaker called Jango. When the headline act fails to show up for a gig at his venue, he is suddenly thrust into the limelight and embarks on a hilarious journey of heart-felt silent comedy as he realises his dream of transforming into a star!

Tickets are likely to sell out fast for this show so please book early.

The performance will be shown at the following venues - ticket prices vary:

All Saints Church, Winterton, March 15, at 6pm. Tickets 01724 734285

Appleby Village Hall, March 16, 7.30pm, 01724 647665,

Wroot Village Hall, March 17, 7.30pm, 01302 771802, 07912 490323

Goxhill Memorial Hall, March 18, 7pm, 01469 530363.

The rest of the season:

Children’s entertainer Dommy B will be making special appearances with his show Spark, the Goblin Wizard, at venues throughout North Lincolnshire. He will appear at:

Crowle Library on Mon 19 Mar 5.30 at All Tickets £2 – available from the library or

call 01724 296850

The Vale Academy, Tue 20 Mar 6.00, hosted by Brigg Library. Tickets £2 – available from the library or call 01724 296776

Winterton Library, Wed 21 Mar 5.30, All Tickets £2 – available from the library or 01724 296875.

Those looking for a night out for the entire family should snap up tickets for The Bone Ensemble’s "Where’s My Igloo Gone?" This fun and magical show reveals how amazing life can be when people work together, as protagonist Oolik embarks on her journey to save her igloo home. The Bone Ensemble have worked at the National Theatre, the RSC, and in car parks, caravans and Danish piazzas.

They will appear at:

Crosby One Centre, Scunthorpe on April 19 at 6pm, tickets 01724 277757.

Goxhill Primary School on Friday, April 20, 6.30pm, tickets 01469 530743.

Tayo Aluko & Friends will delight audiences with Call Mr Robeson – a Life with Songs. Paul Robeson is a world-famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, is harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel. This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement.

They will appear at:

Swanland Village Hall on Sat, April 28, (tickets 01482 634863) Barton on Humber Assembly Rooms on Sunday, April 29th, 7.30pm Telephone 01652 637568 for tickets. North Dalton Village Hall on Sun, May 20, at 7.30pm (tickets 01377 217523)

Birkett and Fisk will delight audiences by bringing together their shared knowledge and love of early jazz styles. Emma Fisk and James Birkett present an entertaining mix of jazz violin and guitar. A typical performance includes compositions by Venuti/Lang such as Cheese & Crackers, Sunshine and Black and Blue Bottom; jazz standards of the 20s and 30s; and specially composed originals that explore the duo’s sound-world.

They will appear at:

Swanland Village Hall, on Saturday, May 12, 7.30pm, tickets 01482 634863. St Andrew’s Church in Burton-upon-Stather on Thursday, June 7, 7.30pm, 01724 721274

Epworth Thurlow Pavilion on Friday, June 8, 8pm, tickets 01427 872491.

Bishop Burton Village Hall on Sunday June 10, 8pm, tickets 01964 552364.

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