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Ambitious animators and budding ballerinas are invited to Skipton Town Hall events in February and Easter school holidays

Children in Craven are being invited to take part in two exciting workshops at Skipton Town Hall this spring.

During the February half-term week, children aged between seven and 13 are invited to an iPad animation workshop, hosted by Claire Ford, an expert in digital creativity.

ipad workshop

Children can come along with their iPads and bring a story to life through animation. They will get the chance to create their own characters and backdrop to form a new exciting film. The animation will be put onto a disc for children to keep and impress their friends with.

There are two workshop slots, on Tuesday February 16 from 1pm to 2.30pm or from 2.30pm to 4pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult and should bring their Apple ID email address and password to download the free animation app that will be used on the day.

This new half-term workshop will be in the Main Hall and costs just £6. The annexe will be open selling drinks and snacks too.

Both workshops can be booked by calling: 01756 792809 or pop in to the Town Hall. Payment must be received to secure your place.

Then during the Easter holidays, children can dive in and discover the magical world of Northern Ballet's Swan Lake, with workshops for young people inspired by the production.

Northern Ballet child

During this creative workshop, budding ballerinas will have the opportunity to work with a professional dance artist from Northern Ballet.

Following a fun warm-up, children will explore the story and characters from Swan Lake whilst learning steps from the production.

Boys and girls aged between eight and 13 are welcome. Some previous dance experience is recommended but not essential. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and ballet shoes or bare feet.

The workshop takes place on Thursday March 31, with one session from 10am to midday for children aged between eight and 10, and another session from 1pm to 3pm for those aged between 11 and 13. It costs £9 per child.