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ARC is a charity that uses arts and cultural activity to support our local community.

We have events and activities going on all year round for everyone. These include live performances, film screenings, workshops and classes. We are particularly keen that people who might feel that the arts isn’t for them are able to take part.

Our work brings people together so we can all better understand and enjoy the world and experience new ideas.

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Access information

ARC’s building is fully wheelchair accessible. There is level flooring throughout the building. A lift is available. There are accessible toilets on every floor. ARC 1 is located on the first floor of the building.

Find out more about access at the festival.


Pigeon Detectives

Energetic indie rock band The Pigeon Detectives will headline in The Point. Formed in 2004 the Yorkshire band boast a hefty hit list with indie anthems, ‘I’m not Sorry’, ‘Take Her Back’, ‘I found out’, ‘Romantic Type’ and ‘Emergency’ – all promising to feature in a memorable set. 

Brooke Combe

Vocalist & multi-instrumentalist Brooke Combe got her first toy drum kit at the age of five. Since then she’s added  saxophone, trombone, guitar, bass and piano to her repertoire. Brooke has built a loyal following online with viral covers from a wide range of artists she released her debut single ‘Are You With Me?’ in 2021.


Hailing from Fife, Shambolics are one of those bands for whom ‘thank you and goodnight’ always leaves their audience wanting more, ready to spread the word that this is a band you absolutely have to see. Co-lead vocalist and guitarist Darren Forbes says “Our shows are a collective experience so if a song gets people going mad at a gig then we’ve got a winner. 

Jodie Nicholson

Inspired by her dad’s love of prog rock, songs that place you in the moment and artists who change sonically with each album, Jodie Nicholson isn’t afraid to challenge her singer-songwriter core of delicate melodies and soft instrumentation. Her ethereal vocals remain constant over a diverse, explorative ground, subtly blurring the lines of genre expectations with melancholic soundscapes of indie, electro and folk-pop.

Joe Ramsey

Joe Ramsey blurs the lines between singer-songwriter sensibilities and the full-band indie sound we know and love, giving us a fresh new take with creativity at every twist and turn. He begins 2022 with profound assertiveness on his new track ‘Caught In’, confidently making waves into the indie rock/pop territory. With unashamedly catchy melodies, ‘Caught In’ is an anthem that is sure to linger long after its end.

Nel Unlit

Nel Unlit are a group of songwriters, storytellers and musicians who have their roots all over the North East of England and Northern Ireland. Formed in 2016 from past and present members of Sullivan and Gold, Dilettante, Dressed Like Wolves, Pellethead, General Sherman and Hold Music, the band released their debut album ‘Wake for the Dreaming’ to acclaim in Feb 2020. They are currently working on the follow up, due for release in May.

Line-ups are subject to change.




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