FEBRUARY half term is packed full of entertainment for all ages at Skipton Town Hall with live music, puppet theatre and cinema all lined up, plus a fantastic new exhibition with accompanying workshops.

The half-term programme kicks off this Saturday with a free drop-in drawing workshop from 11am to 3pm in the gallery.

The workshop, led by artist Simon Woolham, accompanies the new exhibition Truth and Fantasy from Art Unpacked by Chrysalis Arts.

Participants are welcome to drop in and explore objects and architecture of Craven Museum, make rubbings from textures and create a drawing exploring truth and fantasy.

Then later on Saturday there will be an evening of music featuring three talented young local musicians, starting at 7:30pm in the concert hall.

The three musicians are Callum Spencer, a soulful singer/songwriter and guitarist; Lucas Watt, an alternative singer-songwriter and loop pedal artist; and Beth Armitage, a singer with an awe-inspiring voice.

Tickets cost £5 and under 16s must be accompanied by an over 18.

Drawing workshops will continue on Monday and then at 7pm on Valentine’s Day (Wednesday), Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet will be showing at Skipton Town Hall.

The visionary director’s take on Shakespeare’s tale of the feuding Montagues and Capulets and the star-crossed lovers has been a huge hit since it was first released in 1996.

Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for under 18s, and the film is rated 12.

On Thursday, February 15, at 1pm, there will be a screening of the Royal Ballet’s colourful and imaginative musical interpretation of the Tales of Beatrix Potter.

This film shows five of the famed Victorian author’s most well-known stories.

The film is rated U, and tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for under 18s.

Then on Friday February 16, puppets return to Skipton when the Lempen Puppet Theatre Company tour their show, The Amazing Thing, which starts at 11am.

Lempen's shows focus on puppetry, storytelling, light and music, and The Amazing Thing will presented by storyteller Peter Grimm.

Tickets cost £7.50.

Danielle Daglan, programming and venue development manager for Craven District Council, said: “We’re delighted to be able to put on such an exciting programme of events for the February half-term. This is a great chance to escape the weather and come and enjoy inspiring music, film, theatre and art in Skipton Town Hall.”

To book tickets, ring the box office on 01756 792809.