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Quick glance at ArtERY Live’s autumn programme

Mind-blowing theatre, toe-tapping music and the story behind one the most powerful women in British trade union history will keep audiences in East Yorkshire fired up throughout the autumn months.

ArtERY Live returns this October with a variety of awe-inspiring shows which are sure to a create a buzz in village halls and community centres throughout the area.

The fun kicks off with some wild and wonderful Flamenco from Ricardo Garcia. ( There will be two shows, Beverley, Oct 6, and Swanland, Oct 07. Ricardo’s trio will cover the full spectrum of music, rhythm and dance and have performed at Edinburgh Festival on several occasions. Their unique delivery of the Spanish artform from classic to contemporary creates a show like you’ve never seen before! Sit back and enjoy is our advice!

This will be followed by tales of espionage and adventure from Fluff Productions (

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More, explores the dilemna faced by Lady Pamela – fashion columnist and socialite, who is recruited by MI5 to keep notes on Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, both of whom are suspected of colluding with the German Embassy. Pamela soon discovers that what began as a thrilling adventure has led to a deadly struggle for power in a world in the shadow of war. Will she succeed in her quest? Come along and find out! This show has received rave reviews from audiences all over the country, and will provide an explosive start to the new season.

The show will be followed by something a little lighter. Keira Martin Dance’s one woman show, Here Comes Trouble. Keira uses a blend of Irish and Contemporary dance theatre to share her autobiographical tale, drawing on social and cultural influences form Yorkshire, Ireland and … Jamaica! Her heart-warming take on her own upbringing courageously addresses stereotypes and challenges labels. This show is feisty, powerful and most of all real! It kicks off in Bishop Burton, Oct 13.

A season wouldn’t be complete without a fabulous Canadian act and this time we bring you some banging tunes from Tomato Tomato – an award-winning band made up of folk, bluegrass and old timey guitar. This group went down a treat at The Winnipeg, Stan Rogers and Lunenburg Folk Festival. The husband and wife duo, John and Lisa McLaggan, blend high-energy foot stompers and traditional folk which will have you singing all the way home. It’s bound to be an absolutely belting performance – so once again …book tickets early!

Regular fans will remember theatre company Townsend Productions who wowed audiences in East Yorkshire just two seasons ago with Daredevil Rides to Jarama. Now they are back with We Are The Lions Mr Manager – the inspiring tale of Jayaben Desai – one of the most powerful women in our history. The play tells the story of Jayaben’s fight for dignity in the workplace, during the Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike of 1976-78. Jayaben was one of many newly arrived Gururati workers from East Africa. She took on unfair bosses in a backstreet London factory in what was to become one of the longest and most important industrial disputes in British history. Led by Asian women, the Grunwick strike challenged stereotypes, changed the face of white, male trade unions and inspired others to speak out against injustice. This production has already received rave reviews and will be shown in Swanland, November 12.

And finishing up the season will be Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman. This talented duo have blended traditional Irish music with hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque with some striking new compositions. They have attended festivals in New Zealand, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia and various parts of Europe where they received rave reviews. They will appear as part of a special Celtic Christmas Strings event in late November and December.


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


ArtERY Live Listings

Autumn 2017

Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco      Flow Flamenco

Day  date                time     location                                  postcode        contact

Fri     06-Oct            7.00    Beverley, Masonic Hall       HU17 0DY     01482 869596/ / TIC 01482 391672

Sat    07-Oct            7.30    Swanland Village Hall        HU14 3QR    01482 634863/


Fluff Productions             Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

Thu  12-Oct            7.30    Lund Village Hall     YO25 9TF      01377 217776 or 01377 219598

Keira Martin Dance          Here Comes Trouble                             

Fri     13-Oct            8.00    Bishop Burton Village Hall            HU17 8QJ     01964 552364 / 01964 552303/ 07914 271907/ e.

Tomato Tomato   Tomato Tomato Live                            

Thu  09-Nov           7.00    Beverley, Masonic Hall       HU17 0DY     01482 862185/ TIC 01482 391672

Townsend Productions We Are The Lions Mr Manager                           

Sun  12-Nov           7.30    Swanland Village Hall        HU14 3QR    01482 634863/

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman        Celtic Christmas Strings

Fri     24-Nov           8.00    Bishop Burton Village Hall            HU17 8QJ     01964 552364 / 01964 552303/ 07914 271907/e.

Sat    09-Dec           7.30    Etton Village Hall                 HU17 7PG     07903 663657/

Sun  10-Dec           2.00    Holmpton Village Hall         HU19 2QS     07515 369796/

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