COMEDY for kids, and for adults, workshops, music, and theatre, are all coming up in the next couple of weeks at Skipton Town Hall.

Skipton Kidz Comedy Live, on Friday (April 5) afternoon features Alex Boardman, Kate McCabe, John Cooper and Lee Kyle, and is aimed at families. Best suited for children between six and 12 years old, it does however promise something for everyone to enjoy.

Featuring four top professional comedians, games, silly songs and bags of fun along the way, Kidz comedy promises a great value way to spend an afternoon; and best of all, is that the finale of the first half sees the reins handed over to any child in the audience who wants to come up onto the stage and a joke.

In the evening of April 5, it will be the monthly Skipton Comedy Live, featuring MC Martin Mor, Meryl O’Rourke, Jordan Ducharme, and Steve Shanyaski. With adult humour, this is aimed at the over 19s, and will include a bar, with regular drinks intervals throughout the show.

Making a return to Skipton on April 6, the award-winning Hammonds Band, one of the country’s premiere brass ensembles, was founded in 1855 by Sir Titus Salt of Saltaire, as an amenity for the workers at his recently opened mill. The band later had a long association with Hammonds Sauce Works under the baton of the legendary Geoffrey Whitham. It is from these two parts of its past that it derives its current name, Hammonds Band.

Under the direction of Morgan Griffiths, Hammonds Band is now one of the country’s finest brass bands, performing in venues across the world and recently at the French Open. The Steeton Male Voice Choir and Bradford Concert Band present a 'spring celebration' at the town hall on April 13. In a first-time collaboration, Steeton Male Voice Choir joins forces with Bradford Concert Band to present an evening of music and song that promises something for everyone.

Formed in 1908, Steeton Male Voice Choir has been a fixture of Craven’s musical life for well over a century. Under the baton of Cathy Sweet, the choir performs a varied selection of pieces and has sung at venues across the UK and abroad.

Combining woodwind, brass and percussion, Bradford Concert Band has been entertaining audiences since 1975. As well as performing their own sets, the choir and band plan to join forces for a couple of not-to-be-missed musical items.

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