SKIPTON: Skipton Players will present the classic farce Lend Me a Tenor until Saturday at Skipton Little Theatre, on Clifford Street.

The story centres around the antics of Henry Saunders, general manager of the Grand Opera Company, and Tito Mirelli, the world-famous Italian tenor who is set to perform in an upcoming show.

Performances take place at 7.30pm each evening and tickets are available by ringing 07527 141176 or visiting

Skipton Auction Mart will host The Yorkshire Flea from 9am to 4pm on Sunday, July 2.

The new flea market will feature up to 300 stands of vintage and retro collectables, as well as antique goods. Tickets cost £3 on the door.

Email queries to or Alternatively call 01274 588505 or 07889 828288.

The Pink Floyd tribute band What the Floyd? will perform at 7.30pm on Sunday, July 9, in The Mart Theatre.

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

Young writers aged 16 to 25 with Pentabus Rural Theatre Company will present eight short plays starting at 7pm on Friday, June 23, in Skipton Town Hall.

The short play performances, which are titled New Futures, range in topics from homelessness to office politics to time machines.

Tickets cost £7.50 or £5 for under 25s.

Phoenix Dance Theatre, the UK’s longest standing contemporary dance company outside of London, will perform the show ReFINED at 7.45pm Monday, June 26, in Skipton Town Hall.

ReFINED is a mixed programme packed with solos, duets, trios and quartets plucked from some of Phoenix's recent work.

This programme is curated by the company's artistic director, Sharon Watson, showcasing movements choreographed by leading names from within the industry.

Tickets cost £10 or £8 for under 18s.

Tickets for both shows are available from the Tourist Information Centre in the town hall, which is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, or by ringing 01756 792809.

New Light: Illuminating artefacts, a free exhibition at Craven Museum in Skipton Town Hall, will open Saturday, June 24, and run until the end of July.

The exhibition is a body of work created by digital artist Paul Miller, exploring themes of interpretation using the museum's diverse collection.

The exhibition will be open every day from 10am to 4pm, except Sundays.

Skipton Folk Unplugged will host a singers night starting at 8.30pm on Monday at the Narrow Boat, on Victoria Street.

SETTLE: Settle Orchestra ends its 50th anniversary season with two celebratory concerts on Saturday at the Richard Whiteley Theatre in Giggleswick and Saturday, June 24, at Christ Church, Skipton.

The programme will range from the first piece ever played by the orchestra to two new commissions written especially for the anniversary by orchestra alumni.

To open the concert, the orchestra will play the Overture to The Caliph of Baghdad, which opened the very first concert in December 1967.

This piece will be conducted by Howard Rogerson, who was conductor of the orchestra for 15 years from 1992 to 2007, and the remainder of the concert will be under the baton of principal conductor Ola Ness.

The Giggleswick concert begins at 7.30pm, and the Skipton concert will start at 2.30pm and be followed by a party to which all audience members are invited.

Tickets cost £12 and will be available from Cave and Crag in Settle, Bentham Post Office and Skipton Camera Centre.

The next Settle Sessions will be held at 7.30pm on Friday, June 23, at The Folly in Settle.

The event will feature poems about elephants and prize-winning poets Ron Scowcroft and Kathleen Jones.

Tickets cost £6 and are available from Cave and Crag, The Courtyard Dairy, The Folly or on the door.

It will also be the group's annual reception at 6.30pm to which everyone is welcome.

Award-winning artist Tom Palin is displaying his paintings until July 8 in the former BT telephone box that is now the Gallery on the Green in Settle.

English rock band the Strawbs will give an acoustic performance at 8pm on Saturday, June 24, in Settle Victoria Hall.

Doors open at 7.15pm and all tickets cost £18.50.

Moishe's Bagel will perform at 7.30pm on Sunday, June 25, in Settle Victoria Hall.

The five-piece band, made up of an Edinburgh-based Chilean tango singer and four like-minded musicians, will perform klezmer, jazz and Latin music.

Doors open at 6.45pm and all tickets cost £14.

BARNOLDSWICK: Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess will perform in concert at 7.30pm on Friday, July 14, in the Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre, 18-22 Rainhall Road.

Tickets are available by ringing 01282 813374 or 07712 628366.

BURTON-IN-LONSDALE: The Fitzwilliam Quartet will celebrate the life of world-renown violinist Chris Rowland with a special concert at 7pm on Wednesday, July 5, in All Saints Church.

The programme will include Beethoven, Bach and other chamber music.

No ticket is required, but there will be a retiring collection to support the church.

GRASSINGTON: The Grassington Festival will take place from tomorrow to Saturday, July 1. There will be a variety of activities and musical performances held each day.

For more information about the festival and to see the full programme visit

CLAPHAM, GARGRAVE and GIGGLESWICK: Following on from two successful concerts in early June, Voices of Craven will host three more concerts and a workshop.

Voices of the People – A Celebration of Folk concert will be at 7pm tonight at St James Church, Clapham. Tickets cost £15.

Gospel Touch, a vocal workshop, will be held from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday at St Andrew’s Church, Gargrave. Ticket

The Gospel singing workshop will be run by artists from the Gospel Touch choir. Tickets cost £10.

The award-winning Gospel Touch choir will then perform a concert at 4pm on Saturday in St Andrew's Church. Tickets cost £5.

With One Voice, a finale concert in the series, will be performed at 7pm on Saturday, June 24, in Giggleswick School Chapel.

The programme, put together by choral director Tom Leech, will feature soloists, soprano Bibi Heal and baritone Douglas Rice-Bowen (baritone), along with a team of professional singers and musicians performing in concert with the Voices of Craven choir. Tickets cost £10.

Tickets can be purchased from, ringing 01729 893180 or visiting the Voices of Craven’s website at