A Tale of Two Festivals
From Weds 15 July 2015 to 4 October 2015
Skipton is very fortunate to have two internationally renowned festivals in the autumn of 2015. This exhibition will showcase the Yarndale Festival and Skipton International Puppet Festival, giving you a taste of what to expect.
Yarndale 26 – 27 September
A creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful, Yarndale hosts an impressive selection of talented and passionate exhibitors. Stunning exhibitions, skill demonstrations and a full programme of textile workshops create a visual feast.
During the two day festival, Skipton’s Auction Mart is transformed into an exciting and inspirational market place for yarn lovers.
Evidence of Yarndale can be seen in Skipton through the yarn-bombed route to the Auction Mart through Airedale Park and the presence of a decorated double decker Routemaster ferrying people to and from the High Street. It’s an event not to be missed.
Yarndale has set up a woolly exhibition to give you a little taste of what to expect in September. You can even be a living exhibit and sit and knit and natter in the gallery.
More information about the festival can be found on the Yarndale website.
Skipton Puppet Festival 2 – 4 October
Skipton’s International Puppet Festival happens once every two years and is now famous across Europe. From small beginnings, the Puppet Festival has grown into a not-to-be-missed event with 40 international performers and acts for adults as well as for children.
There are free performances on the Canal Basin and the chance to make your own puppets and join in the puppet parade down Skipton High Street.
Go to the Skipton Puppet Festival website to order your brochure for the festival and find out how to join in the parade. The British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild, the oldest puppetry organisation in the world who celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, have kindly lent the wide range of puppets you will see on display in this exhibition.