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Skipton Town Hall provides arts and culture entertainment during lockdown

Craven District Council’s Cultural Services team from Skipton Town Hall – home of Craven Museum, Performance Concert Hall and Exhibition Gallery - has pulled together a whole range of activities for people to do at home, for free, during the coronavirus lockdown.

There are free concerts, museum and gallery tours, and talks by experts, as well as opportunities to sing, start creative writing, join an online book group or draw.

To find out what you can do, go to and follow @SkiptonTownHall on Twitter and Facebook.

Danielle Daglan, Cultural Services Manager at Craven District Council, said: “We know the lockdown is difficult for many people, and arts and culture can help improve mental wellbeing. There are lots of opportunities for people to get involved with all sorts of creative activities at home.

“As well as our own Craven Museum Stories & Treasures Podcast and Blog, obviously, our team are particularly enjoying Museum Crush for their curious objects found in museums, and Noel Fielding’s Art Club on Twitter. We also love the Royal Opera House free streaming programme - coming up on April 10 is The Royal Opera with Cosi fan Tutte and on April 17, The Royal Ballet with The Metamorphosis.

“We are adding to our web page as more opportunities become available, but if you spot anything interesting, please do let us know by emailing”

The Craven Museum team is continuing to work remotely, researching stories in the museum collection, creating new Discovery boxes on World War One and World War Two for primary and secondary schools, and designing new pieces of costume for use in the new gallery and in educational workshops.

Craven Museum will be publishing more collections online over the next few weeks – so keep an eye on the team’s blog at