Members of Gargrave Pantomime group perform their annual production this coming weekend, the long awaited show of Dick Whittington and his Cat Steve commences with the first performance on Thursday evening ( February 20th ) at 7.15.p.m.

Further performances take place on Friday at 7.15.p.m and two shows on Saturday at 1.p.m and 5.p.m.

Directed by Anita Eccles and starring Laura Lipscombe as Steve, the panto tells the familiar story of Dick Whittington`s exploits in London, via a rather untraditional route to a Morecambe nightclub overrun with rats, headed by the evil King Rat. The significance of Dicks cats name becomes clear once everyone  realises that apparently the entire crew of the Pantomime have the name Steve. Will Dick ever make it back to London to be re-united with his love Alice, despite the comic incompetence of the ships crew?

With all the classic ingredients of dancing children, slapstick comedy, and a hint of political satire this show has something for everyone. Tickets on the door are priced at £9 and £6 for concessions.

Broadway Fairs will be at the Village Hall on Sunday with their monthly Flea Market and Allsorts Fair commencing at 10.a.m until 3.30.p.m. Light refreshments available until 3.p.m. The Village Hall Management Committee monthly Flea Market, Collectable and Craft Fairs will be returning from their Winter break on Sunday 15th March with the first Book Fair of the year the week before on Saturday 7th March.

Fancy discovering the wonders of the Night Sky???

Visit one of the Shows at the Village Hall on Sunday March 1st when Skipton Town Hall on Tour will be bringing their Cosmos Planetarium multi media theatre experience to the Village. Journey through space with a virtual reality headset and take part in Cosmic Crafts!  Teds space adventure for the under fives at 10.a.m, Noon, and 1.30.p.m ( 20 minute show ), We are Aliens at 10.30.a.m, 1.p.m and 3.p.m and the Apollo story at 11.15.p.m and 1.45.p.m, both of the latter are 30 minute shows and for all ages.

Booking is essential, £6 per show. Online via Phone 01756 792809 or Box Office at Skipton information centre, Coach Street, Skipton.