AN exciting programme of touring events has been launched as part of Skipton Town Hall's events programme for the autumn and winter seasons.

The shows kick off with Oh La La! on Sunday, October 6 at Ingleborough Community Centre, at 7:30pm. This is a partnership performance with Rural Arts, and the production mixes Parisian folk music with unforgettable jazz standards, 60s French pop, film and impressionist music.

On Thursday, October 10, the Ian Chalk Quartet is playing at Grassington Devonshire Institute at 7pm, in another partnership with Rural Arts.

Ian Chalk leads an exciting jazz quartet, made up of piano, double bass and drums, with Ian on trumpet.

The ever-popular Tea Dance comes to Christ Church, Skipton, on Tuesday October 15, from 1pm to 4pm. As always, John Bowdler, Blackpool Tower Ballroom resident organist will be leading the afternoon.

On October 26, The Big Draw Festival returns to kick off a series of events for half term. The Big Community Doodle takes place in Skipton Town Hall’s Hub 10am to 1pm. This is a free drop-in event.

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.

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

Details and tickets are also available on their website. Call the Box Office on 01756 792809.