ARC’s policy is to set ticket prices based on demand, like budget airlines, which means we set a price when the event goes on sale and then sometimes put the price up or down depending on how the show is selling. Usually, the price will increase as we get closer to the event, so it is advantageous to book in advance, although sometimes we will put special offers on and reduce the price. Our website will always show the current ticket price.
ARC’s theatre and dance performances are priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show!
We want to encourage more people to come and see shows at ARC, more often. Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for a show in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not.
Tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.
All money collected will help ARC pay the artists who have performed, and we therefore hope you will give generously.
Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the show starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, either by cash on the door or by card at the Box Office.
We are delighted to be joined by
Dr John Canning
Retired GP and member of Cleveland Beekeepers
We welcome you back after the summer break with what promises to be an excellent talk on The Wonder of the Honeybee.
Individual honeybees make up a colony which exists as a potentially never-ending superorganism. Honeybees make decisions collectively and democratically staking the continuation of the colony, and its genetic line, on collective fact finding, vigorous debate and consensus. Bees evolved alongside angiosperms, the flowering plants, and offer each other bribes and rewards for mutually beneficial activity.
Although reputed to be in decline, honeybees in England are thriving despite the constant effect and threat of exotic pests and diseases. Sadly, other countries’ honeybees are not faring so well; a number of British wild bee species are listed as in need of protection.
About our speaker
John is a retired GP who has been keeping bees for about 10 years. He is a third-generation beekeeper; his daughter making the fourth generation.
John’s first year in beekeeping was a steep learning curve, but at the end of it resulted in winning prizes at the Cleveland Beekeepers annual show. He has continued to win prizes for honey, beeswax, mead and other products of the hive at local shows, the Great Yorkshire Show and National Honey Show.
John is actively involved with Cleveland Beekeepers, its Introduction to Beekeeping course, talking about beekeeping to groups and attending various summer events.
Our website contains a list of all the talks we have held since we were set up in January 2004 and the up and coming talks for this season. Find out more at www.cafesci-stockton.org.uk