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Skipton Town Hall October half-term events

An exciting series of events are taking place at Skipton Town Hall and on tour for this October half-term.

The Big Draw Festival returns to Skipton Town Hall on Saturday October 26, with the Big Community Doodle, a free drop-in event, in the Town Hall Hub from 10am to 1pm.

This year the Big Draw Festival theme will be celebrating and exploring the benefits of being actively creative to make positive change and improve wellbeing.

Danielle Daglan, Programming & Venue Development Manager at Craven District Council, said: “Our Big Draw events are always really popular so this is a great way to kick off our half-term events. Research suggests that doodling calms the conscious mind and helps us focus on the present moment. Everyone can doodle - everyone is welcome! 

“We also have lots of other events going on around the district, in Skipton, Settle and Gargrave over the October half-term so we hope to see plenty of families at our craft workshops, exploring the Craven Museum collections and getting creative.”

On Monday October 28, from 11am to 1pm, there will be a drop-in craft workshop at the Folly in Settle. This is free on entry to the Folly and offers the chance to explore some of the curious and unexpected creatures of the Craven Museum collection currently ‘on tour’ at The Folly - and make your own curious creature to take home!

A free Craven Museum drop-in workshop takes place on Wednesday October 30 from 10am to 12 noon, at The Hub, in Skipton Town Hall.  Visitors are invited to join the spooky Make & Take family-friendly workshop and make their own gruesome creation to take home.

Also on Wednesday October 30, from 2pm to 4.30pm, is another free drop-in event at Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library. Visitors are invited to join Craven Museum for an afternoon of hands on history, with objects from the Museum to have a look at and handle. Bring along your own objects and treasures to share your stories with Craven Museum - your object could be featured on the online Digital Museum.

On Friday November 1, from 10am to 12 noon, there is another free Make & Take craft session at The Hub in Skipton Town Hall, when families are invited to make their own woodland creature with the Craven Museum team. 

For more details on October half-term events and the rest of the Town Hall autumn/winter programme, go to

Copies of the Autumn/Winter programme are available to pick up from the Information & Visitor Centre, Skipton. Details and tickets for all performances and events are also available on the Town Hall website. Call the Box Office on 01756 792809.