SKIPTON: Comedian Dave Spikey will perform his Juggling on a Motorbike show in The Mart Theatre at 7.30pm tonight.

Dave, a former biomedical scientist in the NHS, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his comedy career.

Tickets cost £15 and are available by ringing the box office on 01756 709666 on weekdays between 10am and 2pm or visiting

Skipton Players will perform the psychological drama Iron by Rona Munro from Tuesday to April 22 at Skipton Little Theatre, on Clifford Street.

Rona Munro’s production of Iron is a set in a women’s prison and tells the story of a mother and daughter who try to break through the barriers of time, memory and punishment which separate them.

The play contains strong language and is unsuitable for children.

Tickets for non members cost £10, or £5 for under 16s and students. They are available online at or by ringing 07527 141176.

The Skipton Building Society Camerata will perform Bach’s St John Passion in a Good Friday concert at Skipton Town Hall at 7.30pm tomorrow.

This oratorio was first performed in Leipzig, Germany, on Good Friday in 1724 and tells the story of the passion/crucifixion of Christ based on the gospel of St John.

The orchestra will be conducted by Ben Crick with soloists including tenor Richard Rowe as the Evangelist and baritone Mark Saberton as Christ.

The will be supported by Joanne Dexter (soprano), Melanie Lodge (alto) and Nicholas Sales (tenor) and the Clothworkers Consort choir from Leeds.

Tickets cost £20, £18 for over 60s, £9 for ages 18 to 25 and £4 for under 18s and are available at

The Skipton group Just Sing, along with associated groups Singing for Fun and Singing and Dancing, will hold an Easter Ceilidh on Friday, April 21, at St Andrew's Church Hall in Skipton.

The ceilidh will run from 6pm to 8.30pm and the well-known ceilidh band Millstone will play the music.

As well as dancing, there will also be plenty of singing for those who enjoy it.

Tickets are £2 for members of any of these groups and £4 for guests. Everybody is welcome.

Barbara Bentley, a member of Just Sing, will be the caller at this event.

To reserve a ticket call Sue Jackson on 01756 796967 (collect and pay on the door).

Skipton Film Club will screen the film I, Daniel Blake at 5.15pm on Sunday, May 7, in the Plaza Cinema, on Sackville Street.

A short film by local filmmakers will start the evening.

The film is open to everyone and tickets cost £5.50 for film club members and £6.50 for non-members.

Skipton Folk Unplugged will host a singers night, starting at 8.30pm on Monday at the Narrow Boat, on Victoria Street. Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland will perform a mix of traditional and contemporary Irish music on Monday, April 24.

SETTLE: Poetry and music combine to open this year’s Settle Sessions on Friday, April 21, at The Folly in Settle. Lawkland poet and playwright Veronica Caperon will present her début collection of poems, Two Left Boots, and Chris and John Bousfield add music to their work.

The evening starts at 7.30pm, and tickets costing £6 are available from Cave and Crag, The Courtyard Dairy and The Folly. For more details visit

Moments Captured in Stitch, an exhibition by Cate Holland, will be on display at the Gallery on the Green until May 13.

Local artist and former art teacher Cate takes as her theme for the exhibition the concept of waiting for the release that spring brings after a season of being caged in.

QueenEsque, North West based Queen tribute band, will perform at 8.30pm on Saturday in Settle Victoria Hall.

Doors open at 7.30pm and all tickets cost £10.

Police Dog Hogan, a high-energy eight-piece band combining fiddle, banjo, trumpet, mandolin, drums and guitars will perform their fusion of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass music in Settle Victoria Hall on Thursday, April 20.

Doors open at 7.15pm and the concert starts at 8pm. All tickets cost £15.

The Friends of Settle Swimming Pool will present a performance by the Swing City Big Band in Settle Victoria Hall on Saturday, April 22.

The band, who will feature vocalist Josh Hindle, will perform a night of Big Band classics, as well as famous hits by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Robbie Williams and Michael Buble.

Doors open at 6.45pm and the concert will begin at 7.30pm. All tickets cost £10.

BARNOLDSWICK: The Gathering MK II, featuring the all star line-up of Simon Hough (Big Country), Ken Nicol (Steeleye Span), Matt Pegg (Procol Harum) and Paul Burgess (10cc), will perform a free concert on Thursday, April 20, at the Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre, 18-22 Rainhall Road. Doors open at 7.30pm and the concert starts at 8pm.

Tickets are available by ringing 01282 813374 or 07712 628366.

From the Jam, featuring Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings, will perform in the Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre on Sunday, April 30. However, tickets for this Concert for the Kids performance are sold out.

GIGGLESWICK: Settle Stories and 2Magpies will present the cycling story Ventoux at 7.30pm on Friday, April 21, in the Richard Whiteley Theatre.

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France, but it is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the most dramatic the cycling world had ever seen.

Ventoux uses breathtaking video and a pair of road bikes to chart the parallel lives of these champions who overcame great adversity in tandem.

Tickets cost £12 if booked online at They will also be available on the door for £14.

The musical comedy drama La La Land will be screened in the Richard Whiteley Theatre at 3.30pm on Sunday, April 23.

The film stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

To book tickets, ring the box office on 01729 893180 or visit