What's on around Craven

Sutton's Green Hut Theatre Company stage the farce, No Sex Please, We'Re British

Sutton's Green Hut Theatre Company stage the farce, No Sex Please, We'Re British

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SKIPTON: Craven Museum and Gallery is hosting its summer exhibition, Bikes, Legs, Action!

It is designed to highlight the ins and outs of cycling. Visitors can view the helmet of 2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins and inspect Team Sky Rapha equipment.

The museum is located in Skipton Town Hall and the exhibition runs until next Saturday, September 20.

Close harmony group Hissyfit will entertain at Skipton Folk Unplugged on Monday.

The club meets in the Narrowboat pub from 8.30pm and all are welcome.

lMargaret Hockney - older sister of world-renowned artist David Hockney - is exhibiting her work at the town’s Mill Bridge Gallery.

Scannergraphs: A Retrospective is the result of her experimentation with a flatbed scanner as an artistic medium.

Margaret, who lives in Bridlington, has produced series of unusual prints using a variety of subject matter, including flowers, vegetables, found objects, food and even an octopus.

The exhibition runs until Saturday, September 27.

Skipton and Wharfedale Decorative and Fine Arts Society will resume its meetings tonight with a talk by Thirza Valois on The Paris of Artists and Writers.

It will take place in Skipton Town Hall at 7.30pm. Non-members are welcome.

SETTLE: The Folly is staging an exhibition called War Beckons, which focuses on the early stages of the war and the effects it had on the district.

Visitors can learn about the recruitment of volunteers and the commandeering of local horses following the outbreak of war, as well as some of the lesser-known stories, such as the Belgian refugees who were brought to Settle and the efforts of local people to raise money and support the troops.

It will give residents and visitors a greater understanding of the sacrifices that were made by the people of North Craven throughout the war.

And, today, Folly volunteers Jeanette Talbot and Kate Croll will explain the impact of the First World War on everyday life in a talk at Settle Library, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £2.

Running alongside War Beckons is another exhibition, Journeys Through a Family Archive, which explores the story of the Riley family and their many involvements in the life of Settle and district over nearly 100 years.

Both exhibitions run until November 2.

The next Settle Sessions evening of short stories and poetry readings will take place tomorrow.

Performing will be Settle poet Jean Harrison and Patricia Pogson from Cumbria.

There will also be a chance for local writers and poets to read their own and others’ work in the Read Two slot.

The evening takes place at The Folly in Settle at 7.30pm and tickets costing £5.50 for members and £6 for non-members are available from Cave and Crag and 01729 823305.

For more details email info@settlesessions.co.uk or visit settlesessions.co.uk Victoria Hall, in association with TRAMPS, will show the film, The Long Day Closes, on Monday.

Directed by Terence Davies, the film is described as a lyrical hymn to growing up in a working-class Catholic family in Liverpool in the 1950s.

The screening starts at 7.45pm.

Settle wildlife photographers Tony and Carol Dilger are showing their work at the town’s Gallery on the Green, housed in a former telephone box.

The exhibition, Out of Africa and into the Dales, features wildlife pictures shot during safaris in South Africa and nearer to home, in the Dales.

The exhibition runs until October 11 and for more information, visit galleryonthegreen.org.uk or tonydilger.co.uk Settle Music will hold one of its popular guitar sessions next Friday, September 12.

It will take place at Settle Primary School from 7pm to 9pm and the cost is £5.

All styles and abilities are welcome.

BOLTON ABBEY: The final concert in the 2014 Bolton Abbey concert series will be staged tomorrow.

It will feature the Shipley-based Aire Valley Singers, which have achieved competition success in both England and France.

The concert will take place in the Priory Church at 7.30pm and tickets costing £10 are available from 01756 710586.

GRASSINGTON: Grassington Singers will stage their summer concert on Sunday.

Under temporary musical director Terry Bamforth, they will perform familiar songs, including Mack the Knife and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.

The concert will take place in Grassington Town Hall at 3pm and included in the ticket price is a homemade cream tea.

Advanced tickets cost £5 from the Hub (01756 752222) or £7 on the door. Children’s tickets cost £3.

Rawdon artist Michael Curran is staging his annual watercolour exhibition at the town hall.

His work focuses on the Dales and the exhibition runs until Sunday.

INGLETON: The film, The Butler, will be shown at the community centre next Thursday, September 11.

The 2013 American historical drama film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler.

The screening starts at 7pm and tickets costing £5 are available from the centre.

SILSDEN: The Blue Suede Dudes will play at Sunny Bank Social Club on Saturday.

Comprising rock ‘n’ roll musicians Dale Kitson, Lee Kitson and Roger Kirby, the trio perform rocked-up covers of rock ‘n’ roll classics by the likes of Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, The Beatles and Jerry Lee Lewis.

SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN: The Green Hut Theatre Company - formerly Sutton Amateurs - will perform the farce, No Sex Please We’re British, at Sutton Village Hall.

The play - which portrays the comic chaos that follows a misunderstanding - will be performed tomorrow and Saturday and is billed as containing adult humour. Doors open at 7pm.

To book tickets, call 01535 632289 or visit Place’s Place, Main Street. The price is £8.50 including supper, and there is a licensed bar.

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