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Come and join in the great Ilkley Arts Festival with numerous events taking place throughout November and December 2023. Local Societies welcome you to concerts, film and lectures on art, recorded music, civic matters and history.


- 1 Nov 2023 'Behold the Sea' Vaughan-Williams, Elgar and Mozart - St John's Church Hall, Ben Rhydding 

- 3 Nov 2023 Free Organ Recital by Christopher Rathbone - Françios Couperin Messse pour les Couvents - St Margaret's Church, Ilkley 

- 8 Nov 2023 The Royal Academy of Art, post war free Lecture by Alex Purves - Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley 

- 11 Nov 2023 Michael Haydn's Requiem & Mozart's Solemn Vespers - St Margaret's Church, Ilkley 

- 12 Nov 2023 Ilkley Film Society - The Quiet Girl - Ilkley Playhouse 

- 16 Nov 2023 Factories and Fevers: 19th Century Child Health - Dr Emma Storr - Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley 

- 18 Nov 2023 Ethel Smyth: Mass in D and orchestral pieces - Yorkshire Chamber Ensemble Conductor Jennifer Sterling - St Margaret's Church, Ilkley - Two Rivers Swing Band Dance - Live Big Band & Jive Lessons - Ilkley Winter Garden 18 Nov 2023

- 23 Nov 2023 1860s Ilkley: The start of the transformation by Alex Cockshott - Church House 

- 1 Dec 2023 A programme of Advent and Christmas music by Bach, Leightonn Vaughhan-WIlliams, Bertalot and Messiaen - St Margaret's Church, Ilkley 

- 1 Dec 2023 Ilkley Camera Club Talk: Yorkshire's Wild Beauty by John Gardner - St Peter's Church, Addingham 

- 2 Dec 2023 Greenroom performances on a Christmas theme - Ilkley Playhouse 

- 2 Dec 2023 Winter Concert - Christ Church, Ilkley 

- 9 Dec 2023 Cantores Olicanae: Christmas Carol Concert - St John's Church, Ben Rhydding 

- 10 Dec 2023 Festive Winter Concert - Ilkley Baptist Church 

- 15 Dec 2023 An evening of Christmas Music & Verse with Andrew Leggott - Christ Church 

- '22 Dec 2023 A Musical Christmas Card' New Horizons Orchestra - Clarke Foley Centre

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Ilkley Arts Festival 2023


Various Locations around Ilkley, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8DE

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Season (1 Nov 2023 - 22 Dec 2023)

What's Nearby

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  3. Behind the Flying Duck pub is an old barn that has been restored into a micro-brewery and…

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  4. Situated within the beautiful surroundings of the Wharfe Valley, one of Ilkley's oldest…

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  1. Riverside Gardens is a popular place for families to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

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  2. The museum contains one of the finest private collections of toys in the Country.

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  3. The River Wharfe is an ideal place for a walk or stroll and is popular for fly fishing. …

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  4. Darwin Gardens Millennium Green is a place where people can relax, children can play and…

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  5. White Wells Spa Baths situated high on Ilkley Moor, take to the waters or drop in for a…

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  6. Ilkley Moor is the perfect place not only to appreciate the panoramic views, but to also…

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  7. Middleton Woods is a popular favourite throughout the year.

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  8. High on Ilkley Moor the Cow and Calf Rocks are a large rock formation consisting of an…

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  9. National Trust owned historic house, garden, shop and tearoom. This award winning…

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  10. Prince of Wales Park near Bingley has a variety of footpaths through wooded grounds, with…

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  11. An 18th century engineering masterpiece, the Five Rise Locks are one of the 'seven…

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  12. Visit Cliffe Castle Park for a great family day out. Not only can you visit Cliffe…

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