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

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Craven Museum & Gallery: Faith in Art
Craven Gallery & Museum Faith in Art 5 February 2016 to 28 March 2016 Main Gallery FREE Craven Museum & Gallery have been working with the Muslim Museum Initiative to bring together some of the most…

Skipton Building Society Camerata On the Shoulders of Giants
Skipton Town Hall 13th February 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £4.00 to £20.00 Mozart: Adagio and Fugue for strings Mozart/Casadesus: Violin Concerto in D 'Adélaïde' Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 1 Haydn:…

Craven Clinic: An Introduction to BWRT
An Introduction to BWRT® 15th February 2016, 1pm: John Taylor discusses the science based methodology of BWRT® (BrainWorking Recursive Therapy), the powerful style of working that deals with…

Venue: Circa
The Venue Sports and Music Bar Friday 20th February 2016 After a cracking 2015 with Circa bringing in a heap of local musical talent, it's back for another year of madness! Hosting proceedings is…

Skipton Little Theatre: Dead Reckoning
Skipton Little Theatre 23rd to 27th February 2016, 7.30pm Dead Reckoning A thriller by Eric Chappell Directed by Ann Busfield Written by Eric Chappell's (of Rising Damp fame) Dead Reckoning…

Venue: Race Night
Race Night @ Venue Thursday 25th February 2016,7.00pm onwards Free entry In association with "The Principle Trust" Come down and join us from 7pm onwards for a flutter whilst raising money for a…

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Mothers' Day
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Sunday 6th March 2016 Open from 10am. Mum's go FREE - Mother's Day Come to Thornton Hall Farm this Mother's Day and Mum's go free! Lots of farm fun to be had too -…

Skipton Music Festival
Date:7th March to 12th March. Venue: Skipton Town Hall. Skipton Music Festival was established in 1922 to provide an opportunity for young performers and musicians and adult vocalists to compete in…

Skipton Music - European Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Skipton Town Hall Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 7.30pm see Skipton Music website for ticket prices with Michel Gershwin - violin, and Kirill Gusarov - trumpet Programme Nielsen - Little Suite for…

Skipton Cancer Support's First Dining Club
Hettie's Bistro Tuesday 15th March at 6pm for 6.30pm Tickets: £20. (£10 to the restaurant and £10 to the Charity) Dining Club is a quarterly event that takes place on an evening in a local eatery.…

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park: Tractor Ted Open Day
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Saturday 19th March 2016 Open from 10am. Tractor Ted Open Day The UK's favourite little green tractor, Tractor Ted, has announced that Thornton Hall Farm has been…

The Mart Theatre: Super 3: The Madness of Sandy Shaw
The Mart Theatre: Super 3: The Madness of Sandy Shaw Sunday 20th March 2016, 5.00pm Tickets: £7.50 adult, £5.50 concession Students of Bad Wolf Theatre Company return with the final chapter of their…

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park: Critters 2 You
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Friday 25th March 2016 Open from 10am. Good Friday - Critters 2 You Critters 2 You are back at Thornton Hall Farm this Good Friday with a great selection of…

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park: K9 2000 Canine Display Team
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Sunday 27th March 2016 Open from 10am. Easter Sunday - K9 2000 Canine Display Team Join us at the farm this Easter Sunday to see some amazing performances from the…

Skipton Castle: Sir William Petty
Skipton Castle Sunday 27th March 2016 11.00am to 5.00pm Monday 28th March 2016 10.00am to 5.00 pm Normal entry prices apply "Some claim that nigh upon forty years ago a letter, wrapped in leather…

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park: Birds of Prey
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Monday 28th March 2016 Open from 10am. Easter Monday - Birds of Prey Come to Thornton Hall Farm this Easter Monday & watch some spectacular Birds of Prey displays…

The Mart Theatre: The Houghton Weavers
The Mart Theatre 1st April 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £18.50 adults, £13.50 concessions The Houghton Weavers have been entertaining since 1975 and guarantee a wonderful evening suitable for the whole…

Rendezvous Hotel: A Night At The Movies Tribute Night
Rendezvous Hotel: A Night At The Movies Tribute Night Friday 1st April 2016 7.00pm for 7.30pm Tickets: £25.00 each Join us at the Rendezvous for fun, food and entertainment! Included: three course…

The Mart Theatre: Paul Taylor's Ultimate Legends
The Mart Theatre Saturday 2nd April 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £12.50 Including: Let Me Entertain You, Billie Jean, Angels, Radio Ga Ga, Rock DJ, Just Haven't Met You Yet, I Want To Break Free, Smooth…

The Mart Theatre: Madame Butterfly
The Mart Theatre 9th April 2015 at 7.30pm Tickets: £21.00; £17.00 concessions Heritage Opera presents Madame Butterfly "This was a wonderful evening's entertainment...a beautifully balanced,…

Skipton Cancer Support's First Ladies' Pink Lunch
Herriots Rhubarb Restaurant Saturday 16th April 2016, 12.00 noon to 5.00pm Tickets: £30 Ladies' Pink Lunch is a fun event for ladies The price includes a glass of pink fizz on arrival, 3 course…

Skipton Triathlon
Craven Swimming Pool and Aireville Park Gargrave Road Skipton Sunday 17th April, 8.00am Swim A 400 metre swim, in the modern 25 metre Craven swimming pool. Competitors will start in wave starts,…

St George's Day Parade
Skipton High Street Sunday 24th April 2016, 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…

The Mart Theatre: Snake Davis
The Mart Theatre Friday 29th April 2016, 7.30 pm Tickets: £15.00 adult, £13 concession Snake Davis presents Snake Strings The Mart Theatre is pleased to welcome back Snake Davis for another…

Rendezvous Hotel: Pop Legends Tribute Night
Rendezvous Hotel: Pop Legends Tribute Night - Friday 29th April 2016 7pm for 7.30pm Tickets @ £25.00 each Included: three course meal, live tribute act entertainment and DJ disco until late…

Skipton Waterways Festival
Skipton Canal Basin and around Skipton 30th April to 2nd May 2016 Details of this year's festival will published nearer the time. Thanks to Malcom Stoney for the photo from Waterways 2014…

The Mart Theatre: Steve Day
The Mart Theatre: Steve Day 30th April 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £15.00 Steve Day Faces the Deaf Sentence Steve Day promises to bring uplifting laughs and his unique style and humour to The Mart…

The Mart Theatre: The Singing Farmers
The Mart Theatre 8th May 2016, 2.30pm Tickets £14.00 Join us one last time to wave farewell to the hugley popular Singing Farmers. Tickets for this show can not be bought online. Book your tickets…

The Mart Theatre: The Big O & The Wilbury's Tribute Show
The Mart Theatre Friday 13th May 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £20.00 adult, £18.00 concession The Big O & The Wilbury's Tribute Show Grab your tickets now for the UK's top travelling Wilbury's Tribute. …

The Mart Theatre: Desperado: Freeze Over Eden
The Mart Theatre 14th May 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £16.00 Desperado: Freeze over Eden "They sing like angels and party like demons" such an iconic quote that pretty well sums up the Eagles, the…

The Mart Theatre: Juke Box Sixties
The Mart Theatre Saturday 28th March 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £15.00 "They held the audience in the palm of their hands from start to finish" Warner Hotels …

Skipton Castle: The Red Wyvern Society
Skipton Castle 28th, 29th & 30th May 2016 Saturday and Monday, 10am - 5pm Sunday, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply Journey back to the 15th Century during the Wars of the Roses A recreation of…

Skipton Beer Festival
Ermysted's Grammar School, Skipton. Thursday 2nd June 2016 3pm - 10pm Friday 3rd June 2016 11am - 10pm Saturday 4th June 2016 11am - 10pm Details will be published nearer the time.…

The Mart Theatre: Gary Delaney
The Mart Theatre Thursday 2nd June 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £14.00 There's Something About Gary... ... and that something is he likes to write jokes. An awful lot of them. Gary thinks a good joke…

Skipton Car Show
Skipton High Street 5th June 2016 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.…

Le Petit Depart
Sunday 5th June 2016 Entry details and prices are available on the website The route starts at the Auction Mart and offers two routes to cater for all abilities. Photo from Welcome to Yorkshire…

Skipton Charities Gala
11th June 2016, 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 Castle: The Feudals
Skipton Castle Sat 18th June 2016, 10am-5pm Sun 19th June 2016, 11am-5pm Normal entry prices apply Feudal Archers are a living history group based on the period 1135 to 1216, spanning the reigns of…

Skipton Castle: Stone Carving Association
Skipton Castle Saturday 25th June 2016, 10am - 5pm Sunday 26th June 2016, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply An amateur association made up of a diverse range of members from all backgrounds, who…

Armed Forces Day
High Street, Skipton 26th June 2016 A parade and service with representatives of Skipton's Armed Forces…

Sheep Day
Sunday 3rd July 2016 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: Ever After Part Four: A Broken Heart
The Mart Theatre Sunday 3rd July 2016, 5.00pm Tickets: £7.50 adult, £5.50 concessions Ever After Part Four: A Broken Heart The Mart Theatre is pleased to welcome back students of Bad Wolf Theatre…

Skipton Clogfest
Skipton Clogfest. Venue: Canal Basin, High Street, Skipton Castle(normal castle entry fee applies.) Date:9th to 10th July 2016. Clog dancers from all over England gather in Skipton, North Yorkshire,…

Skipton Building Society Camerata: First Sparks
Skipton Town Hall Friday 15th July 2016, 6.00pm Tickets £4.00 to £20.00 First Sparks (family concert) Britten: Simple Symphony Leopold Mozart: Toy Symphony Evan Jolly: New commission Narrator to…

Skipton Castle: Buckingham's Retinue.
Skipton Castle Saturday 16th July 2016, 10am - 5pm Sunday 17th July 2016, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply Life in the 15th Century Buckingham Retinue are re-creating life as it may have been…

Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival 2016
Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival Skipton Auction Mart Saturday 30th July 2016 - 9am to 5.30pm - with The Hairy Bikers Sunday 31st July 2016 - 9am to 4.30pm - with James Martin Tickets…

Skipton Castle: The Queen's Regiment
Skipton Castle Saturday 6th August 2016, 10am - 5pm Sun 7th August 2016, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply Skipton Castle and the 1715 Jacobite Rising Preston was the focus of the Jacobite army…

Skipton Castle: John Nevison, the Yorkshire Highwayman
Skipton Castle Saturday13th August 2016, 10am - 5pm Sunday 14th August 2016, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply John Nevison was a famous late 17th century Yorkshire highwayman who robbed the…

Art in the Pen
Skipton Auction Mart Saturday 13th August to Sunday 14th August 2016 10.00am to 4.00pm Admission £3.00 Art in the Pen is a contemporary art fair that takes place each year in Skipton and Carlisle.…

Skipton Castle: Historia Normannis
Skipton Castle Saturday 20th August 2016, 10am - 5pm Sunday 21st August 2016, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply Bringing History to life in the 12th Century The walls of Skipton castle will…

Skipton Castle: The Governor of Skipton Castle
Skipton Castle Saturday 27th August 2016, 10am - 5pm Sunday 28th August 2016, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply Come and meet Sir John Mallory Governor of Skipton Castle during the English…

Battle of Britain parade
11th September 2016 High Street An early evening parade which forms up near Chapel Hill and runs to the Cenotaph for a short ceremony. After the ceremony at the cenotaph there will be a church…

Yarndale
Skipton Auction Mart 24th and 25th September 2016 Described as a "creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful", Yarndale plays host to an impressive selection of talented and…

Rendezvous Hotel: 80's Tribute Show Night
Rendezvous Hotel: 80's Tribute Show Night Friday 30th September 2016 7.00pm for 7.30pm Tickets: £25.00 each Join us at the Rendezvous for fun, food and entertainment! Included: three course meal,…

Rendezvous Hotel: Abba Tribute Night
Rendezvous Hotel: Abba Tribute Night Friday 4th November 2016 7.00pm for 7.30pm Tickets: £25.00 each Join us for fun, food and entertainment! Included: three course meal, live tribute act…

Skipton Building Society Camerata: A Nation Sings
Skipton Town Hall Saturday 12th November 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £4.00 - £20.00 Janácek: Suite for Strings Finzi: Clarinet Concerto Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence Emma Johnson clarinet Skipton…

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

Crafts in the Pen
The Mart Theatre Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2016 10.00am to 4.00pm This event in Skipton Auction Mart will see artists' and craft makers' work on display in miniature galleries and…

The Mart Theatre: Chris Connor's Elvis
The Mart Theatre Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December 2016, 7.30pm, Tickets: £17.50 Chris Conner's Elvis Voted 'The Best Elvis Tribute Act in the World' and by a worldwide Elvis fan poll in 2014…

Skipton Christmas Market
Sunday 4th and Sunday 11th of December 2016 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 Building Society Camerata: Handel's Messiah
Christ Church Keighley Road 9th December 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: Handel: Messiah Conductor: Ben Crick Choir and soloists: To be announced Mulled wine and mince pies included…

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