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What's on in Craven
2:37pm Thursday 9th August 2012 in Leisure
Skipton : Whole Lotta Led – the UK’s only full-time professional Led Zeppelin tribute band – is coming to Skipton.
Approved by Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitarist, the band will play at the Mart Theatre tomorrow (Friday).
Their shows consist of songs from the entire Zeppelin back catalogue, including the all time classics Whole Lotta Love and Stairway To Heaven as well as a selection of Led Zeppelin’s acoustic numbers.
Next weekend, Art in the Pen returns to the mart.
Now in its seventh year, the event is a leading showcase for contemporary art in the North and will take place next Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19.
The cattle pens will be transformed into 70 mini galleries to exhibit the work of selected local and national artists. On show will be sculptures, photography, ceramics, jewellery, pen and ink, wood, recycled materials, textiles, print, glass and paintings.
The event will be open from 10am to 4pm and admission is £2 (free for children under 16).
* Photographer Tim Smith explores how tea links North Yorkshire and the troubled African country of Rwanda in the latest exhibition at Craven Museum and Gallery.
Last year Tim travelled to Gisovu, Mata and Kitabi – three tea estates supplying Harrogate-based Taylors, home of Yorkshire Tea and Yorkshire Gold – which lie among mountains along Rwanda’s borders with Burundi and Congo.
Tim photographed each stage of the tea manufacturing process, from farming to factory production, and discovered how the industry is transforming Rwanda following its bloody recent history.
His exhibition, Tea: From The Land Of A Thousand Hills, runs until September 22.
* Michael Howell, organist and director of music at Holy Trinity, will give an organ recital at the church on Saturday. It will start at 1.30pm and admission is free.
Settle : A much-loved telephone is celebrated at an exhibition at Gallery On The Green. And the subject is very apt, as the gallery is housed in an old phone box in Upper Settle.
The exhibition focuses on the Trimphone, designed in the 1960s, and features the work of Upper Wharfedale artist and print-maker Helen Peyton. Full details of how to find the gallery can be found at Settle Tourist Information Centre or visit galleryonthegreen.org.uk.
* The Folly is staging two exhibitions. The first, Victoria Cave Revisited, celebrates the discovery of the cave in 1837 and its excavation in the 1870s. As well as showcasing some of the finds, the exhibition illustrates the continuing significance of the cave. In the 19th century it attracted influential academics and explorers and triggered a lively interest in archaeology among townspeople. Now it raises conservation and safety issues around the provision of public access.
A separate panel in the exhibition illustrates the work of the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation.
The second exhibition, Time to Celebrate, features memorabilia and photographs loaned from every part of North Craven that show how people have celebrated royal events, family reunions, galas, community shows and school anniversaries.
* Settle Music is holding a series of general music sessions where musicians can play together.
The next session will take place in the meeting room above PBA-Ecology (opposite the Ruchee Indian restaurant) next Thursday, August 16 from 7pm to 9pm.
The charge is £5 per person and all instruments, styles and abilities are welcome. For more information, email settlemusic@ gmail.com, ring (01729) 825884 or call in at 4b Linton Court, Duke Street.
* There is still time to catch the Art and the Garden exhibition at Linton Court Gallery, which features paintings, prints, sculpture, collage and glass. The exhibition will run until Saturday.
* The newly-opened Lime Gallery, located in the new Courtyard development, is showcasing the work of artists inspired by nature and the surrounding landscape.
Its Wish You Were Here exhibition features the work of Margaret Uttley, Beverley Hicks, Carol Tyler, Karen Wallbank, Paula Smithson, Pam Grimmond, Mark Hearld, Vanessa Burroughes and Carry Akroyd.
* Over the summer, Victoria Hall, in conjunction with TRAMPS, will show films every week, and Wednesday’s featured movie will be Pink Floyd – The Wall.
The screening starts at 7pm and tickets cost £5.
BOLTON ABBEY: The Guild of Priory Singers will perform Mozart’s Missa Brevis K194 at the Patronal Festival Eucharist at the Priory Church next Saturday, August 18. The service starts at 5pm.
INGLETON: Indie light rock band Lie Ability will play at Ingleborough Working Men’s Club on Saturday, August 25. The gig starts at 8.30pm.