What's on in Craven

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The Moonbeams

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SKIPTON: Craven Museum and Gallery is hosting its summer exhibition, Bikes, Legs, Action!

It is designed to highlight the ins and outs of cycling. Visitors can view the helmet of 2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, inspect Team Sky Rapha equipment and find out about the tactics and nutrition of cyclists.

The museum is located in Skipton Town Hall and the exhibition runs until September 20.

lSkipton Folk Unplugged has no booked artists for August. Instead it will have singer nights in the Narrowboat pub every Monday from 8.30am.

The next booked act is on September 8 when the group, hissyfit, entertains.

lMargaret Hockney - older sister of world-renowned artist David Hockney - is exhibiting her work at the town’s Mill Bridge Gallery.

Scannergraphs: A Retrospective is the result of her experimentation with a flatbed scanner as an artistic medium.

Margaret, who lives in Bridlington, has produced series of unusual prints using a variety of subject matter, including flowers, vegetables, found objects, food and even an octopus.

The exhibition runs until Saturday, September 27.

lGuitarist and singer Roger Woody will entertain at the White Rose Club on Saturday.

The gig will be held in the concert room from about 8.45pm and all are welcome.

SETTLE: Victoria Hall has teamed up with the North Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show (TRAMPS) to show a series of films during August.

The next offering is on Wednesday when the featured film will be Tous Les Matins du Monde (All the Mornings of the World).

Starring Gerard Depardieu, and his son, Guillaume, the film is set during the reign of Louis XIV and shows the eminent musician Marin Marais looking back on his young life when he tried to become a pupil of Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe.

For more details, visit settlevictoriahall.org.uk or call 01729 825718.

lThe Folly is staging an exhibition called War Beckons, which focuses on the early stages of the war and the effects it had on the district.

Visitors can learn about the recruitment of volunteers and the commandeering of local horses following the outbreak of war, as well as some of the lesser-known stories, such as the Belgian refugees who were brought to Settle and the efforts of local people to raise money and support the troops.

It will give residents and visitors a greater understanding of the sacrifices that were made by the people of North Craven throughout the war.

And, on Thursday, September 4, Folly volunteers Jeanette Talbot and Kate Croll will explain the impact of the First World War on everyday life in a talk at Settle Library at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £2.

Running alongside War Beckons is another exhibition, Journeys Through a Family Archive, which explores the story of the Riley family and their many involvements in the life of Settle and district over nearly 100 years.

Both exhibitions run until November 2.

lThe Gallery On The Green is hosting Rugged Faces - An Exhibition of Travel Portraits.

The exhibition showcases16 powerful and thought-provoking black and white portraits, taken mainly in India, by former Settle resident Ray Price, who now lives in York.

It runs until next Saturday, August 30, and for more details, visit galleryonthegreen.org.uk and ruggedworld.co.uk lThe Lime Gallery is hosting an exhibition called Life and Landscape.

It features work by Hester Cox, Francesca Roberts, Frank Gordon, Pam Grimmond, Ross Brown, Jenny Devereux, Margaret Uttley and Andrea Hunter.

It will run until Thursday, September 4.

lChris Rigby is exhibiting his landscape paintings at Linton Court Gallery.

Chris, who has exhibited previously in Settle, is showcasing landscape studies painted in both oil and watercolour at locations throughout the British Isles, including the coast of Scotland, Ireland and the Lakeland Fells.

The exhibition, Landscapes, runs until next Saturday, August 30.

The gallery is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at other times by appointment.

BARNOLDSWICK: After a three-month break, northern soul nights return to Rolls Royce Leisure Club next weekend.

The first night of the new season will take place next Saturday, August 30, starting at 8pm and running until 1pm.

Admission is £5 on the door.

CLAPHAM: Settle Photographic Group will hold an exhibition in Clapham over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The work has already been displayed in shops in Settle as part of a town trail, which finished yesterday.

Now the pictures are being transported to Clapham Village Hall, where they can be viewed from 11am to 5pm, Saturday to Monday.

Entry is free and refreshments will be available.

GRASSINGTON: Grassington Players will take on another role on Saturday.

They will act as fundraisers at a coffee morning in Church House from at 10am.

lRawdon artist Michael Curran will return for his annual watercolour exhibition at the town hall, which opens on Saturday and runs until Sunday, September 7.

His work focuses on the Dales and is appreciated throughout Yorkshire.

RIBBLEHEAD: Long Preston folk band The Moonbeams will be in action this weekend.

Band members Jon Avison, Jen Haines, Ben Avison, Mark Fletcher and Luke Yates will perform at the Station Inn on Saturday, from 8pm.

The group – which supports both the Yorkshire Dales Society and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust - plays original songs of life, love and nature reflecting the culture and landscapes of the local area.

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