SKIPTON: The 13th annual Art in the Pen will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Skipton Auction Mart.

This year the auction mart will be host nearly 200 local and national artists and craft makers showcasing a

diverse mix of specialisms and backgrounds.

Entry costs £5 and opening times are from 10am to 5.30pm on the Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on the Sunday.

A Great Gatsby themed charity event will be held at 7pm on Saturday, August 18, at The Rendezvous Hotel on Keighley Road.

The dress code is 1920’s attire but otherwise smart dress, and there will be performances by the band Black and Gold and Glusburn singer Niamh Mirfield.

The event is fundraiser for Manorlands Hospice.

Lost in the Landscape, an exhibition of digital collage and mono prints by Carolyn Hird-Rogers, will be on display at the Mill Bridge Gallery until Saturday.

The free exhibition Memento will be on display until Monday, September 3, in the exhibition gallery at Skipton Town Hall.

The exhibition by Paul Miller will explore Skipton Town Hall itself - the building, the history and the people; the sights and sounds, past and present, creating a remixed reality using sound, paintings, video and projection mapping as an installation.

The exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm Mondays to Saturdays.

A variety of summer workshops will take place until Thursday, August 30, in Skipton Town Hall.

A tea dance featuring Blackpool Tower resident organist John Bowdler will be held at 1.30pm on Tuesday, September 11, in Skipton Town Hall. Tickets cost £8 including sweet treats and unlimited tea and coffee.

To book tickets to town hall events, visit, ring 01756 792809 or call into the box office in Skipton Town Hall.

Skipton Folk Unplugged will present a singers night on Monday at the Narrow Boat, on Victoria Street. Start time is 8.30pm.

SETTLE: As part of the Overground Underground event, the best of the Kendal Mountain Film Festival will be screened at 8pm on Saturday in Settle Victoria Hall.

Le Vent du Nord, a traditional folk band from Québec, will perform in concert at 7.30pm on Sunday.

A night of classic Northern Soul and Motown from DJs Richard Lodge and Roman will then be held from 7.30pm on Friday, August 24.

Gary Stewart and his seven-piece band will perform Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland album at 8pm on Saturday, August 25.

The Westenders will perform their World’s Greatest Musicals show at 7.30pm on Sunday, August 26.

To book tickets, visit or ring 01729 825718.

Settle Folk Gathering, which will be taking place in venues across Settle, will take place from Thursday, August 30, to Sunday, September 2.

Performances this year include the Churchfitters, Merry Hell, Reg Meuross, Charlie Dore, Geoff Lakeman and The Dartmoor Pixie Band.

For full details, visit

The summer exhibition Cornucopia will be on display until Saturday, August 24, at Gavagan Art in Settle Town Hall.

The exhibition feature prints and ceramics by London-based Charlotte Hodes, figurative paintings by Cornish-based artist Richard Tuff, lithographs by Karolina Larusdottir, William Clayton’s trompe-l’œil oil painting and abstract paintings and prints by north of England artists Jacquie Denby, David Cook and Milan Ivanic.

The gallery will be open from 11am to 4pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Knitted Settle, an exhibition of knitted pictures of buildings in Settle, will be on display at The Folly until December 22.

The exhibition 1918: The Long Last Mile, which focuses on the final year of World War I, will be on display at The Folly until December 22.

The exhibition Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales - A Celebration, which focuses on a book by Dales authors Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby and gives a glimpse into the everyday lives of Dales people, will be on display at The Folly until December 22.

Archaos, an exhibition by Ingrid Stephenson which explores the duality of creation and decay, will be on display at the Gallery on the Green until Saturday, September 8.

GRASSINGTON: The Vacation Chamber Orchestra, the north’s only training orchestra, will perform in concert at 7.30pm on Thursday, August 23, at Grassington Town Hall.

Schmitt’s Lied et Scherzo, Czyz’s Canzona di Barocco, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Schubert’s Symphony No 5.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets, which cost £10 for adults and are free for under 18s, are available online at, from Jane Lomax on 07974 698264 or on the door.

The Vacation Chamber Orchestra will also perform a summer lunchtime concert at 1.30pm on Sunday, August 26, at the Airton Friends Meeting’s House in Airton.

Entrance is free to the hour-long recital but donations collected will be divided between VaCO and Airton Friends Meeting’s piano fundraising appeal.

Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available from 12.30pm and concert-goers are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the grounds before the recital.

KELBROOK: An art exhibition will be held over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Kelbrook Village Hall.

The exhibition, which will be open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, August 25, and Monday, August 27, and 11am to 5pm on Sunday, August 26, will include 300 pieces of artwork to view and buy, a raffle of two paintings by Joy Haigh and John Allen and homemade refreshments.

Admission is free, but all proceeds will go to local charities.