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July 2022

The Zutons – SOLD OUT

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Zuton Fever is set to hit The Civic Hall as indie rock favourites The Zutons head our way next month for a last minute festival warm-up show... The Liverpool band are known for their big, ballsy anthems brimming with urgent saxophone and meaty riffs; swampy rhythms and pop to jump around to. They've scored three top 10 albums and countless top 40 singles, including "Valerie" which went on to become one of Amy Winehouse's biggest hits. Currently recording new material, the recently reformed band play Cottingham on Saturday July 30th.

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August 2022

Cottingham Folk Festival: Skinny Lister + The Hawkmen

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

As folk rock’s rowdiest rabble since 2009, Skinny Lister have reeled and partied into the hearts of America, the UK, Germany and Japan. Passing the growing flagon of their experiences with every album and tour, they’ve led an endless parade gathering fans old and new, from the respected folk circuit to the riotous Download Festival, igniting pogoing mosh-pits at each. Over the past ten years they’ve travelled from rain-soaked London to the vast arteries of the USA, upgrading from narrow boat to Salty Dog Cruise, played huge tours across Europe and North America with Frank Turner, Dropkick Murphys and Flogging…

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Cottingham Folk Festival: New Model Army + Headsticks

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Formed in 1980, New Model Army’s beginnings were inspired by Northern Soul, Punk Rock and the incendiary atmosphere of the times. Since then, they have had a long, creative and eventful journey. They have been massively influential in ‘post-punk’, ‘folk-rock’, ‘political-rock’, ‘goth’, ‘metal’ and all kinds of musical sub-cultures but they have steadfastly refused to belong to any club or style that would limit them. There are very few bands in NMA’s position of being able to record and release what they like when they like, while maintaining a worldwide following and all without making a single artistic or commercial…

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Cottingham Folk Festival: The Unthanks + Pavey Ark

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Unthank sisters head to Cottingham with the rich and colourful sound of their eleven-piece ensemble, showcasing forthcoming new album, Sorrows Away, alongside favourites such as Magpie, The King Of Rome and Mount The Air. Using the traditional music of the North East of England as a starting point, the influence of Miles Davis, Steve Reich, Sufjan Stevens, Robert Wyatt, Antony & The Johnsons, King Crimson and Tom Waits can be heard in the band’s 14 records to date, earning them a Mercury Music Prize nomination and international acclaim along the way.

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Cottingham Folk Festival: Judy Collins

August 28 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In her 50-plus years in music, Judy Collins has always exhibited impeccable taste in songcraft. On her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, she curated a stunning collection featuring originals alongside songs by not-yet household names such as Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, and adventurous selections by Jacques Brel and Francesco Landini. Now, in her 6th decade as a singer and songwriter, Judy is experiencing a profound level of growth and prolific creativity. The cultural treasure’s 29th studio album, Spellbound, out February 18th, 2022, finds Judy enjoying an artistic renaissance.

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Cottingham Folk Festival: Seth Lakeman + Dani Larkin

August 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005 for ‘Kitty Jay’.  It catapulted Lakeman into the forefront of the new British folk movement and his follow up, the gold-selling ‘Freedom Fields’ went on to become Seth’s first of 6 UK Top 40 albums. Seth’s live show, as with everything else he does, takes the established folk orthodoxy and turns it on its head. The spirit of the rock band meets the timeless and heartfelt subject matter of the folk tale in a blur of fiddle, acoustic guitar and foot-stomping rhythms, with…

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September 2022

Sunday Tea Dance

September 4 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Mixed ballroom and sequence dancing with live music from Hep to the Jive. Lovely dance floor in an inviting atmosphere.   Tickets £8 on the door. Call 07855334259 for further details.

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An Evening with Dr Karl Kennedy – The Doctor Will See You Now!

September 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join star of iconic television programme Neighbours, Alan Fletcher, as he looks back on his 28 years as Ramsay Street’s most famous doctor in his intimate live show. With the aid of video footage and music from Neighbours, The Doctor Will See You Now is an interview-style show, which will undoubtedly go off-script, will look back on Alan’s time on the show, as both Karl and Greg Cooper, along with insights into his own life and career. This is the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the Neighbours’ biggest stars in a night that will…

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Pure Bassey – A Tribute to Shirley Bassey

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pure Bassey is a dynamic, high energy theatre production that is widely accepted as the foremost tribute to Dame Shirley Bassey. It is performed by the award-winning Julia Martin, and has been delivered to audiences around the world, with standing ovations on every occasion. After appearing on Sky Television Julia was described as ‘Phenomenal & Outstanding’, and in 2018 & 2019 Julia was presented with the accolade of the UK’s No1 Shirley Bassey tribute by the National Tribute Music Awards. Julia is also the only DSB tribute in the world that uses a collection of stunning original Bassey gowns throughout…

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Lee Lard – UK’s Number 1 Peter Kay Tribute

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Now in his 15th year and with over 3000 performances under his belt, Lee Lard is still being voted the most popular comedy tribute act in the UK! Lee's outstanding tribute to Bolton's funny man Peter Kay has now been enjoyed by thousands of fans throughout the UK and abroad. Delivering his own hilarious ‘Peter Kay’ style of stand-up comedy, Lee appeals to audiences of all ages. Lee started as a comic back in 1993 and turned pro in the year 2000. In the early days, working in a comedy duo called Lean & Lard. After learning the craft and…

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