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What's on in Craven
3:36pm Thursday 16th August 2012 in Leisure
Skipton : Art in the Pen returns to Skipton Auction Mart this weekend. The event is a leading showcase for contemporary art in the North and takes place on Saturday and Sunday.
The cattle pens will be transformed into 70 mini galleries to exhibit the work of 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).
* Evocative photographs, snapped by a young man when the Queen came to the throne in 1952, are on show at Holy Trinity Church.
The 48 pictures were taken by Henry Meyer, who is now 80, and will be on show until Monday, August 27.
* 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. His exhibition, Tea: From The Land Of A Thousand Hills, runs until September 22.
* “The Great British Summer” exhibition runs at the Mill Bridge Gallery until Saturday.
Reflecting the quirkiness of summers in Britain, both past and present, it features work by Margaret Hockney, sister of internationally-renowned artist David Hockney, photographer David Sault, sculptor Darrell Evanes and Skipton photographer Henry Meyer.
Settle : Settle Photographic Group will hold its town trail and annual exhibition this weekend.
Members will display the best of their pictures in Settle shops from Saturday to Wednesday, August 29, and then in St Alkelda’s Church, Giggleswick , from Saturday, September 1, to Sunday, September 9. New this year will be a display of pictures from Banyuls PhotoClub, based in Settle’s French twin town.
* Victoria Hall has joined forces with TRAMPS and is showing films every week.
Wednesday’s featured film will be family favourite The Wizard of Oz and it will be screened at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 from (01729) 825718 or visit settlevictoriahall.co.uk l The Trimphone is celebrated in an exhibition at the Gallery On The Green, which is housed in an old phone box in Upper Settle.
The exhibition features the work of Upper Wharfedale artist and print-maker, Helen Peyton.
* Photographer Gary Fitch is exhibiting his images of trawlermen and their way of life at the Three Peaks Gallery.
* The Folly is staging two exhibitions. The first, Victoria Cave Revisited, celebrates the discovery of the cave by Settle men Michael Horner and Joseph Jackson in 1837.
Jackson, a plumber and glazier, later became site supervisor during excavation work in the 1870s.
Deposits from Victoria Cave span a period of 600,000 years and provide evidence of four glacial episodes and six warm periods – a unique record for a British cave. Human beings first visited the cave as hunters around 14,400 years ago.
As well as showcasing some of the finds, the exhibition illustrates the continuing significance of the cave.
The second exhibition, Time to Celebrate, looks at some of the ways in which communities celebrate and mark special occasions.
The museum has been loaned memorabilia and photographs 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 music sessions where musicians can play together. The next session is in the meeting room above PBA tonight (Thursday) from 7pm to 9pm. The charge is £5 and all instruments, styles and abilities are welcome.
* The 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 runs until September 16.
BOLTON ABBEY: The Guild of Priory Singers will perform Mozart’s Missa Brevis K194 at the Patronal Festival Eucharist at the Priory Church on Saturday. The service starts at 5pm.
CARLETON: The three-day Beacons Festival takes place at Funkirk Farm from tomorrow (Friday).
Headline acts include Toots and The Maytals, regarded as legends in the world of reggae, ska and roots music and Mercury Prize-nominated Ghostpoet. For tickets, go to greetingsfrombeacons.com
GRASSINGTON: Artist Peter Woolley will hold an exhibition of Yorkshire landscapes in the town hall from next Saturday, August 25, until Monday, August 27.
INGLETON: Indie rock band Lie Ability will play at Ingleborough Working Men’s Club next Saturday, August 25, at 8.30pm.
LANGCLIFFE: Settle Music is holding a samba workshop at Langcliffe Institute on Wednesday.
The music shop also holds guitar sessions at the institute on the second Friday of each month, from 7pm to 9pm, and the next session is tonight (Thursday). For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or ring (01729) 825884.
TOSSIDE: Singer-songwriters Kate Howden and Paul Jones will perform at Tosside Community Centre next Saturday, August 25, at 7.30pm. They will share their travelling experiences through family- friendly songs, tunes and stories in which the audience can join in.
Tickets cost £7 from (01729) 840272.