HOWDEN LIVE: Toyah Willcox - Up Close and Personal


Venue: Shire Hall - Thursday October 30th @ 8pm

Tickets: £22.50

FROM PUNK PRINCESS TO CULT FILM STAR TO HIGH PRIESTESS OF TV, TOYAH WILLCOX IS A UNIQUELY GIFTED PERFORMER. SHE IS ONE OF BRITAIN’S ICONIC HOUSEHOLD NAMES; AN AWARD-WINNING ROCK LEGEND, ACCOMPLISHED TV PRESENTER AND MUCH-LOVED STAGE ACTRESS. In a career spanning thirty years Toyah has had thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays, made ten feature films and presented such diverse television programmes as The Good Sex Guide Late, Watchdog and Songs Of Praise.

HOWDEN LIVE: Cregan and Co


Venue: Shire Hall - Saturday November 15th @8pm

Tickets: £15

Rod Stewart’s fellow guitarist and collaborative songwriter Jim Cregan from 1977 to the present day celebrates an evening of Rod’s hit songs with very special guest vocalist X-Factor finalist Ben Mills.

Festive Flowers Demonstration Evening


Venue: Shire Hall - Thursday November 20th @ 7pm

Tickets: £12.50

In aid of RABI and Macmillan Cancer Support, the NFU Howdfen Branch are hosting an evening with Angela Sharp of All Occasions, Howden. Angela is an award-winning florist who will demonstrate flower arrangements for the festive season. Refreshments and Christmas careds will be available and the arrangements will be raffled at the end of the evening. Refreshments available from 6.30pm. Demonstration starts at 7pm

HOWDEN LIVE: Motown Express


Venue: Shire Hall - Saturday November 29th @ 8pm

Tickets: £14

The Motown Express - A new breath taking Motown show brilliantly performing the music of Motown legends. It has now been over 50 years since Berry Gordy started his Motown Empire back in 1959 in Detroit Michigan. Studio A was housed in a converted garage behind the building he soon dubbed Hitsville U.S.A. It was from these humble beginnings Motown was born and still commands immense audience support and appreciation today. Performing the unforgettable sounds of The Supremes, Martha Reeves, Four Tops, Temptations, Stevie Wonder and many more. For more than five decades Motown music has been played on the airwaves and both young and old will instantly recognize the distinctive tunes that have stood the test of time since that unforgettable sound was launched. This show will take you on a timeless journey with stunning costumes, flawless choreography and a live band that pays tribute to the unsung Funk Brothers and the much loved Motown music. The Motown Express will have you singing and dancing in the aisles, creating 2 hours of pure Motown nostalgia. So what are you waiting for put on your dancing shoes on, get to the platform and come join us for an unforgettable night with the Motown Express. "Please don't miss this train at the station" ALL ABOARD !! HERE WE GO !!

HOWDEN LIVE: Killer Rhapsody


Venue: Shire Hall - Friday December 5th @ 8pm

A formidable QUEEN tribute band of the very highest calibre. Killer Rhapsody is the newest and hottest tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen. A performance synonymous with the energy and passion of one of the world’s biggest bands, Killer Rhapsody use their years of experience in live music to produce one of the most genuine and authentic Queen and Freddie Mercury experiences. Queens music is known throughout the world and Killer Rhapsody use their years experience performing live music to replicate the tunes that made them the global force they are iconic for.

HOWDEN LIVE: Vin Garbutt


Venue: Shire Hall - Saturday December 6th @ 8pm

Tickets: £12

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Vin’s career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs were inspired by the folk tradition at the beginning of hiS career, they still are but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He isrenowned for his hilarious intros but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance.“Vin cuts through the bull, grasping those he meets firmly by the hand and shaking them up with a dose of laughter and tears. It’s a true gift to be able to make us laugh and squirm at the same time, but Vin does both. He should be prescribed on the National Health.” English Folk Dance & Song Society.“Every budding singer-songwriter please take note: attending a Vin Garbutt concert is now mandatory before your first public performance. Garbutt is the undisputed master of communicating with an audience.” Penguin Eggs magazine. Canada BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for "Best Folk Singer" and "Best Live Act" Awards 2001 Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001Honorary Degree of Master of Arts awarded to Vin by Teesside University in 2001 for his music and his services to the arts and culture of the area of the North East of England. BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for "Best Live Act" Award 2007

Howden Panto


Venue: Shire Hall - Wed Dec 17th to Sat Dec 20th

Tickets: Available soon

We are all looking forward to this now annual event. More details and ticket prices to follow shortly.

HOWDEN LIVE: Paul Jones and Dave Kelly


Venue: Shire Hall - Sat Jan 31st @ 8pm



Venue: Shire Hall - Fri Feb 27th 2015 @ 8pm

Tickets: £10

After so many previous sell out shows Abba Sensation return in 2015 to the Shire Hall. Tickets are already selling well !! .. Don't miss out - get yours today ! Singing all the greatest Abba hits it's a fun filled night not to be missed.

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