FOLLOWING the launch of the new season of events and performances at Skipton Town Hall last weekend with the monthly, Skipton Comedy Live - featuring the best of the UK’s stand-up comics, there is much more on offer at the newly refurbished venue.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day on Monday, there will be an evening screening of Moulin Rouge at the town hall on Saturday.

Set in 1899 Paris, the film is directed by Baz Luhrmann, and stars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor - a perfect start to a romantic evening.

And, if it’s an anti- Valentine’s film you are after, the black and white classic, The Bride of Frankenstein is being screened on Monday evening.

Whether your single or in a relationship, if you consider Valentine’s Day to be a soppy charade then the anti-Valentine’s evening is for you say the folk at the town hall, who suggest bringing along your friends, family or partner along to experience a true masterpiece of classic horror.

Towards the end of the month, the town hall is staging events to keep children entertained and busy during the half-term holidays.

On Tuesday, February 22, there will be two sessions, in the morning and in the afternoon, of an art club - and it will be all about going green.

A spokesperson said: “We have decided to get creative and mindful with our town hall waste. Under the ethos- reuse, repurpose and recycle, participants will be shown the simple technique of paper rolling- going on to make an item of their choice, such as, a trinket bowl or stationary holder.

“We envisage a calm session, within which participants can really relax into the process. These sessions are aimed at young people aged 10 to 18 years old.”

On Thursday, February 24, there will be a morning and afternoon sessions of ‘make and take crafts’ in the museum.

Inspired by collections in the museum, the sessions are aimed at families with pre-school and primary school aged children.

Finally, on Wednesday, February 23, there will be an afternoon production of Sleep Pirates by Hoglets Theatre.

Hoglets presents a magical tale of overcoming fears, adapted from an original story by Gemma Sharp.

Brought to life through larger-than-life characters, puppets, dancing, song and immersive storytelling, The Sleep Pirates is an imagination-firing treat for primary and pre-school children, says the town hall.

For more details, including booking for all the events and performances at the town hall, visit: