HELMSLEY Arts Centre (HAC) launches into its autumn season next month.

From cinema and live screenings to workshops, comedy and theatre there is something for everyone.

In September they have the comedy theatre piece, The Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish’ from Tom Taylor and Sitting Room Productions, after a sell-out show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016.

More comedy pieces at the HAC include their consistently popular ‘Sitting Room Comedy’ with comedians including Justin Moorehouse, a regular face on TV and radio, including 8 out of 10 cats and Live at the Apollo.

Helena Fox, director of Everwitch Theatre has worked with the York Normandy Veterans this year, with support from HAC, to create ‘Bomb Happy’, a piece of theatre that evocatively brings to life the verbatim memories of the five remaining York Normandy Veterans, when they find themselves part of one of the most important military operations in WWII. The piece is being performed on Friday, October 6, with a Q&A afterwards with the Veterans themselves.

Other theatre this season include, ‘Formby’ starring Ewan Wesdrop from Makin Projects Ltd, which follows George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars.. The local 1812 Theatre Company’s performance of Di and Viv and Rose by Amelia Bulmore and directed by the HAC’s artistic director, Natasha Jones can also be seen between October 8-2. Theatre is also taking a spooky turn this season with ‘Nightmares in Norfolk’ from the ever popular North Country Theatre and ‘A Christmas Gothic’ from Dyad Productions, popular regulars at the HAC.

A special mention to a new project starting in September is Arts for 50+, three strands of classes for anyone aged 50 and over. The season begins with local theatre practitioner David Powley, who will be running a series of workshops entitled ‘Playing it Back’, exploring bringing our own stories to life through drama. Local social singing group Musical Memories will be running ‘Coffee, Cake & Songs’, a chance to sing some songs of the 20th Century.

Tickets and more information available at www.helmsleyarts.co.uk or from the Box Office on 01439 771 700.