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Events in Skipton and the immediate area
Events organised by Skipton BID levy payers, Community groups and Charities will be listed free of charge.

Non-BID levy payers will be charged either a small one-off fee for a single event or a (slightly larger) fee to cover several events over a year, whichever is appropriate.

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Further details of events are available from Skipton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, tel: 01756 792809
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Skipton Castle: Stone Carving Association
Skipton Castle Saturday 4th July 2015, 10am - 5pm Sunday 5th July 2015, 12 noon - 5pm Normal entry prices apply An amateur association made up of a diverse range of members from all backgrounds,…

Sheep Day
Sunday 5th July 2015 will see Sheep Day on Skipton's famous High Street between 10am and 4pm. A day of fun for all the family. The festival celebrates Skipton's heritage, its Anglo Saxon name…

Skipton Clogfest
Skipton Clogfest. Venue: Canal Basin, High Street, Skipton Castle(normal castle entry fee applies.) Date:11th to 12th July 2015. Clog dancers from all over England gather in Skipton, North…

BHF Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
BHF Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Saturday 11 July 2015 Adult Entry: £35; 16 - 18 entry: £35 Covering 24 miles and 3,000 feet of climbing, this is a physical and navigational challenge. The…

The Mart Theatre: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Mart Theatre Saturday 11th July 2015, 5.00pm Sunday 12th July 2015, 1.00pm Tickets: £8 adult, £6 conc, £24 family "To the lucky finder of this golden ticket: Greetings from Mr. Willy Wonka! I…

Skipton Castle: Dean Taylor Productions
Skipton Castle Sunday 12th July 2015 Macbeth Speaks, 2.30pm The Actors Apology, 7.00pm Tickets: Matinee £8, Evening £10, Both performances £15. …

Skipton Castle: Buckingham's Retinue.
Skipton Castle Saturday 18th July 2015, 10am - 6pm Sunday 19th July 2015, 12 noon - 6pm Normal entry prices apply Life in the 15th Century Buckingham Retinue are re-creating life as it may have…

Skipton Town Hall: A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel
Skipton Town Hall: A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel Friday 24th July, doors open 7.15pm, show starts 8.00pm Tickets: £12.00 from Skipton Tourist Information Centre and online Tim Chu and Ian…

Skipton Little Theatre: The Mating Game
Skipton Little Theatre 28th July 2015 to 1st August 2015, 7.30pm Phil Smith presents Robin Hawdon's The Mating Game…

Skipton Castle: Trayned Bandes
Skipton Castle Saturday 1st August 2015, 10am - 6pm Sunday 2nd August 2015, 12 noon - 6pm Normal entry prices apply See this military unit setting up an encampment during the English Civil War.…

Skipton Castle: John Nevison, the Yorkshire Highwayman
Skipton Castle Saturday 8th August 2015, 10am - 5pm Sunday 9th August 2015, 12 noon - 5pm Normal entry prices apply John Nevison was a famous late 17th century Yorkshire highwayman who robbed the…

Skipton Horse Trials (August)
Skipton Horse Trials is a premier British Eventing grassroots venue. This competition attracts approx 600 horses & riders over a weekend. In 2015 the Horse Trials take place on 28-29 June & 8-9…

Craven Clinic: Weight Loss and the Hypnotic Gastric Band Talk
Weight Loss and the Hypnotic Gastric Band Talk with Hypnotherapist John Taylor Tuesday 11th August 2015 The Virtual Gastric Band has received considerable popularity in recent years, and there are…

Skipton Castle: Historia Normannis
Skipton Castle Saturday 15th August 2015, 10am - 6pm Sunday 16th August 2015, 12 noon - 6pm Normal entry prices apply Bringing History to life in the 12th Century The walls of Skipton castle…

Skipton Fake Festival
Aireville Park 15th August 2015, 12.30pm to 11.30pm Ticket prices on website The Skipton Fake Festival keeps getting bigger! With a line up of tributes to Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chilli Peppers & U2…

Art in the Pen
Skipton Auction Mart Saturday 15th August to Sunday 16th August 2015 10.00am to 4.00pm Admission £2.00 Art in the Pen is a contemporary art fair that takes place each year in Skipton and Carlisle.…

Skipton Little Theatre: Over My Dead Body
Skipton Little Theatre 18th to 22nd August 2015, 7.30pm Len Taylor presents Derek Benfield's Over My Dead Body…

Trailtrekker
Trailtrekker: Ultimate Yorkshire Dales Challenge Yorkshire Dales National Park, starting in Skipton 22-23 August 2015 Funding raising event for Oxfam 100km, 65km and 40km courses. A…

Skipton Castle: Meet the Governor of Skipton Castle
Skipton Castle Saturday 22nd August 2015, 10am - 5pm Sunday 23rd Auguat 2015, 12 noon - 5pm Normal entry prices apply Come and meet Sir John Mallory Governor of Skipton Castle during the English…

Battle of Britain parade
13th September 2015 High Street An early evening parade which forms up near Chapel Hill and runs to the Cenotaph (for a short ceremony) and then along the High Street and Keighley Road to Christ…

Skipton Camerata: Jupiter Symphony
Skipton Town Hall High Street Saturday 18th September 2015, 7.30pm Tickets £20.00 Webern: Five Pieces for string orchestra Op 5 Berlioz: Les nuits d'été Mozart: Symphony No 41 in C 'Jupiter'…

Craven Clinic: Acupuncture Talk
Acupuncture Talk with Ellena Cohen Monday 21th September There are many connections between the physical, mental and emotional realms, which are all equally important for health. Ellena Cohen,…

Craven Clinic: Smoking Cessation Talk
Smoking Cessation Talk with Hypnotherapist John Taylor Tuesday 22nd September Become Smoke Free With Hypnotherapy We are all well aware of the effects that smoking can have on our bodies. During…

Rendezvous Hotel: Take That Tribute Night
Rendezvous Hotel: Take That Tribute Night Friday 25th September 2015 7pm for 7.30pm Tickets @ £25.00 each Included: three course meal, live tribute act entertainment and DJ disco until late …

Yarndale
Skipton Auction Mart 26th and 27th September 2015 Described as a "creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful", Yarndale plays host to an impressive selection of talented and…

Skipton Puppet Festival
2nd October to 4th October 2015 Skipton Puppet Festival takes place at venues all around Skipton, both indoors and out. The full programme can be found on the website, along with details of ticket…

Craven Clinic: Dealing with Fears and Phobias Talk
Dealing with Fears and Phobias Talk with Hypnotherapist John Taylor Tuesday 13th October An Initial Sensitising Event is the event in a person's life that started or caused the problem of phobia,…

The Mart Theatre: Carousel
The Mart Theatre Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st October 2015 7.15pm, plus 2.15pm on Saturday 31st October Tickets: £13.50, £11.50 Concession rate available on Saturday at 2.15pm …

Craven Clinic: Coping with Stress and Anxiety Talk
Coping with Stress and Anxiety Talk with Hypnotherapist John Taylor Tuesday 3rd November The effect of stress is well-documented - many physical processes can be triggered by our mental state. Even…

Remembrance Sunday
Annual parade from Bunkers Hill to Holy Trinity church, High Street…

The Mart Theatre: Toploader
The Mart Theatre Friday 13th November 2015, 7.30pm Tickets: £15.00 Toploader returned in 2011 with third studio album 'Only Human', produced by Danton Supple (Morrissey and Coldplay). Since the…

The Mart Theatre: Sean Hughes
The Mart Theatre Saturday 14th November 2015, 7.30 pm Tickets: £15.00 Multi award winning comedian Sean Hughes is back with a new show called Mumbo Jumbo. Throughout his life he has been battling to…

The Mart Theatre: Ever After Part Three: Pandora
The Mart Theatre Sunday 15th November 2015, 5.00pm Tickets: £7.50/£5.50 concessions Rumpelstiltskin's dark curse has been lifted, freeing the inhabitants of the magical kingdom from ever having to…

Crafts in the Pen
The Mart Theatre Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November 2015 10.00am to 4.00pm Tickets: £5 (under 16's free); £3 Sunday (with Sat ticket) This event in Skipton Auction Mart will see artists' and…

Skipton Camerata: Rutter Requiem
Christ Church Keighley Road 22nd November 2015 7.30pm Tickets £13.00 - £15.00 Finzi: Seven Poems of Robert Bridges Rutter: Requiem Conductor: Ben Crick Choir: Skipton Choral Society …

Skipton Christmas Lights Switch-on
Skipton Christmas Lights Switch on 26th November 2015 …

The Mart Theatre: GA GA The Ultimate Queen Tribute
The Mart Theatre Friday 27th November 2015, 7.30pm Tickets: £15.00 GA GA are embarking on their 20th Anniversary Tour with a show packed with massive Queen hits spanning right across the legendary…

Skipton Santa Run
Around Skipton Sunday 29th November A 5km Run, Walk or Jog round Skipton raising funds for local charities, our official ones this year being, Manorlands, Yorkshire Air Ambulance & Airedale…

The Mart Theatre: Chris Connor's Elvis
The Mart Theatre Friday 4th to Saturday 5th December 2015, 7.30pm Tickets: £15.00 Chris Connor is the world's leading Elvis performer (as seen on the BBC and ITV). Chris Connor burst on to the UK…

Skipton Christmas Market
Sunday 6th and Sunday 13th of December 2015 Starts at 10am Come to Skipton for Christmas and buy all your gifts from our famous market and range of independent and high street brand shops. The…

Skipton Camerata: Handel's Messiah
Town Hall High Street 11th December 2015, 7.30pm Tickets: £20.00 Handel: Messiah Conductor: Ben Crick Choir: In Pace Handel's Messiah is a perennial favourite and the perfect complement to…

The Mart Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk
The Mart Theatre Friday 18th to Sunday 20th December 2015, Friday 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 1.00pm.and 4.00pm, Tickets: £8.00 adult, £6.00 child, £24.00 family Once upon a time in Skipton Town,…

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