SKIPTON: GTS Performing Arts will present performances of Hansel and Gretel and The Panto at 7.30pm on Friday, December 15, and Saturday, December 16, at Skipton Little Theatre.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets cost £5, payable on the evening of performance.

The pantomime Beauty and the Beast will be staged at The Mart Theatre from Friday, December 15, to Sunday, December 17.

Show times are 7pm on the Friday, and 1pm and 4pm on the Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets cost £8 for adults, £6 for children and £24 for a family of four. They are available by ringing the box office on 01756 709666 or visiting

Skipton Music will present a concert by London-based ensemble Joglaresa at 7.30pm on Tuesday at Skipton Town Hall.

Their work focuses on connecting ancient and traditional music, using their combined experiences of mixed cultural upbringings to create a homogenous sound.

Tickets are available by ringing 01756 799912 or visiting

Skipton Community Orchestra will hold a free Christmas concert during Skipton Yuletide Festival.

The orchestra will be playing a selection of festive tunes and carols inside Holy Trinity Church at 2pm on Sunday.

Steeton Male Voice Choir will perform its Christmas concert at 7.30pm on Saturday at Holy Trinity Church in Skipton.

To book tickets, visit

Pinsuti, the Ilkley and Skipton Chamber Choir, will perform its Christmas concert Snow and Angels at 7pm on Sunday, December 17, at Holy Trinity Church in Skipton.

Tickets cost £5 and are available by emailing Monique Kershaw at

Craven Arts' free Christmas exhibition, featuring works by more than 40 local artists, runs until December 23 in the Exhibition Gallery at Skipton Town Hall.

It is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and on Christmas market Sundays.

Skipton Town Hall will screen two Christmas films, Elf at 2pm on Saturday, December 16, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at 7pm on Saturday, December 23. Tickets cost £5 or £3 for under 18s.

Also on the Saturday, December 23, Quantum Theatre will give a performance of A Christmas Carol at 2:30pm. Tickets cost £7.50.

Tickets for these events are available from the box office in Skipton Town Hall or by calling 01756 792809.

Skipton Folk Unplugged will host a party night with Nick Dow and Dave Calvert, who perform a fusion of folk and blues music, on Monday at the Narrow Boat, on Victoria Street. Start time is 8.30pm.

SETTLE: On Saturday local singing group Octameron will sing in the community carol concert at Settle Parish Church, along with many other musical groups based in the town. The concert starts at 6.30pm.

Octameron will also perform a 45-minute concert of Christmas songs at The Folly in Settle at 2.30pm on Saturday, December 16.

Tickets for the concerts are available from Cave and Crag, Bentham Post Office and Skipton Camera Centre, and on the door.

National Theatre Live: Young Marx will be screened at 7pm tonight in Settle Victoria Hall.

Santa's Christmas Wish, a festive, song-filled, interactive family show particularly suitable for 2 to 7 year olds, will be performed at 4pm tomorrow in Settle Victoria Hall. A greet and treat with Father Christmas will follow the show.

A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel will also perform a Christmas special concert at 8pm tomorrow in Settle Victoria Hall.

Folk rock musicians The Dylan Project will then perform at 7.30pm on Sunday in Settle Victoria Hall.

The Albion Christmas Band will perform a show featuring seasonal songs, humorous readings and silly dances at 7.30pm on Tuesday in Settle Victoria Hall.

Other upcoming performances in Settle Victoria Hall include the RAMJAM Christmas show at 7.30pm on Saturday, December 16, Pendle Productions' touring pantomime Aladdin at 2pm on Sunday, December 17, and the Christmas Sixties Show at 7.30pm on Sunday, December 17.

Tickets for all of these events are available from the Settle Victoria Hall box office on 01729 825718.

Students of Settle College will perform two Christmas concerts on Monday, December 18, and Tuesday, December 19, in the main school hall.

The concerts will feature musical performances, carol singing, Christmas readings, games and festive fun.

Doors open at 6pm and the concerts start at 6.30pm.

Tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 concessions and include a refreshment and mince pie.

They are available from Mrs Rushton in Settle College finance office.

The autumn exhibition Wild Wood will be on display until Saturday, December 23, at Gavagan Art Gallery in Settle Town Hall.

Trees are the subject of the exhibition which features drawings, paintings, original prints and ceramics by various artists.

The exhibition is open from 11am to 4pm Thursdays to Saturdays.

Anyone coming to the Wild Wood exhibition from 11am to 3pm this Saturday can enjoy a festive glass of mulled wine.

A poetry reading titled Trees in Sheep Country, featuring written extracts by Horton-in-Ribblesdale artist and writer Anna Adams, will be read by John Killick from 1.30pm to 2.45pm next Wednesday.

To book a place, ring 07799 797961.

The new winter exhibition, The Poetry of Tom Twisleton, runs until January 25, 2018, at the Gallery on the Green.

BARNOLDSWICK: Country folk rock band Matthews' Southern Comfort will perform a concert at 8pm tonight at the centre in the Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre, on Rainhall Road.

To book tickets, ring 07712 628366 or 01282 813374.

CONONLEY: Cononley Singers’ Christmas concerts, which support Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day, will be held on Friday, December 15, in Cononley Institute and on Saturday, December 16, in Christ Church, Skipton. Both concerts start at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the concerts are available from Cononley Post Office or from Tony Hamilton on 01535 637405.

GIGGLESWICK: The film Despicable Me 3 will be screened in the Richard Whiteley Theatre at 3.30pm on Sunday.

Advance tickets cost £5.50 and are available online at and tickets on the door cost £7.50.

SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN: The Green Hut Theatre Company's panto adaptation of Red Riding Hood will be staged at Sutton Village Hall until Saturday.

Performances take place at 7.15pm each evening and there will be a Saturday matinee at 2.15pm.

To book tickets call 01535 632289.