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From 1st April 2014 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 Camerata: Bach's St John Passion
Skipton Camerata 29 March 2015, 7:30pm Tickets: £15.00/£13.00 available from choir members and on the door. Bach's St John Passion Conductor: Ben Crick Choir: Skipton Choral Society…

The Mart Theatre: Trio Gitan
The Mart Theatre 3rd April 2015, 7.30p.m. Tickets £12.00/£10.00 (concessions) Trio Gitan presents The Orient Express Musical Tour of Europe, an extravaganza of passionate European musical styles,…

The Mart Theatre: Keep it Cash
The Mart Theatre 4th April 2015 at 7.30pm Tickets: £14.00; or £14.20 posted Taking you through from the humble gospel beginnings of the Tennessee two, right to the emotional and final American…

Skipton Castle: Sir William Petty
Skipton Castle Sunday 5th April 2015 12.00noon to 5.00pm Monday 6th April 10.00am to 5.00 pm Normal entry prices apply "Some claim that nigh upon forty years ago a letter, wrapped in leather and…

The Mart Theatre: Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman
The Mart Theatre 5th April 2015, 7.30pm Tickets: £12.50: £12.70 posted to you Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean Lakeman (Guitar),…

The Mart Theatre: Royal Flush
The Mart Theatre 11th April 2015, 7.30pm Tickets: £10.00/£8.00 (concessions) Nick Lane, the man behind hit comedies Housebound, My Favourite Summer and Me And Me Dad, is back with Royal Flush, a…

Skipton Triathlon
Craven Swimming Pool and Aireville Park Gargrave Road Skipton Sunday 12th April, 8.00am Swim A 400 metre swim, in the modern 25 metre Craven swimming pool. Competitors will start in wave starts,…

Skipton Little Theatre: Over My Dead Body
Skipton Little Theatre April 14th - 18th 2015, 7.30 pm Tickets: £9 (£5 under 16 or student) Len Taylor presents Derek Benfield's, "Over My Dead Body"…

Christ Church: Phoenix Dance Theatre Company
Christ Church, Keighley Road, 15th April 2015, 7.30 pm Tickets: £10.00/£6.00 for under 18s from website or On the door £12/£8 Phoenix Dance Theatre Company ReFINED The fabulous Phoenix Dance…

Skipton Castle: 1635 Household
Skipton Castle Saturday 18th April 2015, 10am-6pm Sun 19th April 2015, Sunday 12 noon-6pm Normal entry prices apply Journey back to the 17th Century and see a glimpse of Skipton Castle's Household…

The Mart Theatre: Wind in the Willows
The Mart Theatre 19th April 2015, 1.00p.m. Tickets: £8.00 adult, £6.00 concession, £24.00 family Library Theatre Touring Company presents 'Wind in the Willows - The Musical', the ever popular…

Skipton Camerata: The Judgement of Hermes
Christ Church Keighley Road 25th April 2015, 7.30pm Haydn: Symphony No 92 in G 'Oxford' Hayes: The Judgement of Hermes Conductor: Ben Crick Choir: Clothworkers Consort of Leeds In association with…

St George's Day Parade
Skipton High Street Sunday 26th April 2015, 2.30 pm A parade of Scouts, Cubs and Beavers from groups across South Craven. It runs from Petyt Grove, via the High Street, for a service at Holy Trinity…

Skipton Camerata: Water Music
Skipton Town Hall Friday 1st May 2015, 8.00pm Tickets: £20.00 Handel: Water Music Suite 2 in D Strauss: Oboe Concerto Mozart: Symphony 39 in E flat Soloist: Nicholas Daniel, oboe Conductor: Ben…

Rendezvous Hotel: Pop Legends Tribute Night
Rendezvous Hotel: Pop Legends Tribute Night - Saturday 2nd May 2015 Featuring Robbie, Michael Buble, Kylie and Madonna 7pm for 7.30pm Tickets @ £25.00 each Included: three course meal, live…

Skipton Waterways Festival
Skipton Canal Basin and around Skipton 2nd, 3rd & 4th May 2015 With a theme this year of Nursery Rhymes, we are hoping this will attract many families down to bring out there inner child! This…

The Mart Theatre: Super 2
The Mart Theatre 9th May 2015, 7.30pm Tickets: £7.50/£5.50 (concessions) Bad Wolf Theatre Company presents Super 2: The Resurrection of Sandy Shaw, and is performed by students of Bad Wolf Theatre.…

The Mart Theatre: The Singing Farmers
The Mart Theatre 10th May 2015, 2.30pm Tickets £13.00 The Singing Farmers return to The Mart Theatre for what could be the last time. All of the team - Chris Berry, Charles Marwood, Tony Richards,…

Skipton Castle: The Red Wyvern Society
Skipton Castle 23rd, 24th & 25th May 2015 Saturday and Monday, 10am - 6pm Sunday, 12noon - 6pm Normal entry prices apply Journey back to the 15th Century during the Wars of the Roses A recreation…

Rendezvous Hotel: Swing and Jazz Festival
Redezvous Hotel: Swing and Jazz Festival 24th - 26th May 2015 The Rendezvous Hotel are presenting you with a unique opportunity to sing, dance and listen to great music and enjoy fantastic food, all…

Skipton Beer Festival
Ermysted's Grammar School Gargrave Road 28th to 30th May 2015 Over 18s only. Thursday 28th May 2015 3pm - 10pm Friday 29th May 2015 11am - 10pm Saturday 30th May 2015 11am - 10pm * May is 'mild…

Le Petit Depart - Cyclo Sportive
Sunday 31st May 2015 Entry details and prices are available on the website The route starts in Skipton and offers two routes to cater for all abilities. There's a choice of an 80 mile sportive…

Skipton Car Show
Skipton High Street 7th June 2015 Retro, Classic, Hot Rod, Vintage, & American Cars in a free Car Show for all the family. Spend the day in Skipton with its fantastic local places to eat & drink.…

Skipton Gala - Magna Carta
13th June 2015, procession starts at 1.00pm from Westmorland Street. For over a century Skipton Gala has been supporting the community by raising money for local organisations and charities and is…

Skipton Little Theatre: Whose Wives Are They Anyway?
Skipton Little Theatre June 16th - 20th 2015 Phil Smith presents Michael Parker's, "Whose Wives Are They Anyway?"…

Skipton Castle: The Feudals
Skipton Castle Sat 27th June 2015, 10am-6pm Sun 28th June 2015, 12noon-6pm Normal entry prices apply Feudal Archers are a living history group based on the period 1135 to 1216, spanning the reigns…

Skipton Criterium (Cycling Event)
Skipton town centre Evening of Thursday 2nd July 2015 This event will see cyclists riding a 1 km route around the town centre over several laps. There will be family activities to run alongside the…

Skipton Camerata: Beethoven's Ninth
Town Hall High Street Saturday 3rd July 2015, 7.30pm Tickets: £20.00 Mozart: Symphony No 40 in G minor Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral' Conductor: Ben Crick Choir: Skipton Choral…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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 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.…

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'…

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…

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

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…

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 …

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…

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 12th 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…

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