What's on inIlkley

Welcome to Ilkley

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Ilkley - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Ilkley to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Ilkley

05
MAY
Beer Tasting: Meet the Brewer
Radisson Blu Leeds

Tonight well be tasting 7 excellent beers from Treboom including some of their seasonal specials‐ bottle conditioned beers with a range of delicious botantical and spice flavourings. The Treboom range includes everything from hoppy pale ales to darker spicier offerings; the emphasis…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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11
MAY
Father John Misty
O2 Academy Leeds

Father John Misty at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Wednesday 11 May 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
MAY
Il Divo
First Direct Arena

Dont be put off by the Syco Music tag this isnt one of Cowells reality wannabes Il Divo are true talent as is proved by eight years in the industry and 26 million albums…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

12
MAY
The Sessions
First Direct Arena

The Sessions at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Thursday 12 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch The Sessions live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
MAY
The Sessions at Abbey Road
First Direct Arena

The Sessions at Abbey Road at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Thursday 12 May 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. …

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAY
Madrigals To Musicals
Bingley Little Theatre

Concert Madrigals to Musicals performed by award winning Opus 44 from Bingley. plus guests.This concert has something for everyone and will be a joyous evening of wonderful music. Please support us in raising funds for Cancer Support Bradford and Airedale who do…

Location: 4.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01274 567983
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14
MAY
James
First Direct Arena

English rock band James hail from Manchester and have been on the music scene since 1982. Perhaps best known for their success in the 1990s with singles such as Sit Down and Laid James have…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAY
Travis
O2 Academy Leeds

Travis at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Saturday 14 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Travis live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. …

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
MAY
BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders Level 2
The Cosmopolitan Hotel

BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders APLH Level 2 Leeds.Gain the qualification needed to apply for your Personal Licence to sell alcohol and advance your career prospects within the licensed retail sector. This 1 day APLH course held at The Cosmopolitan Hotel…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 08000 786056
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20
MAY
Manic Street Preachers Editors
First Direct Arena

Manic Street Preachers Editors at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Friday 20 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Manic Street Preachers Editors live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
MAY
Saturday Introduction to Wine Tasting with Lunch
Radisson Blu Leeds

Kicking things off with a glass of Champagne youll tasting a total of 12 wines over the day.Want to try a wide variety of wines and learn about new grape varities Want to discover which wines match best with which foods Want…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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28
MAY
Jukebox Sixties
Skipton Mart Theatre

The Hollywood Bees perform their new acclaimed show Juke Box Sixites a faithful compilation of some of the greatest hits of the decade.The show features the music of The Hollies The Beatles The Fortunes The Bee Gees The Kinks and many more.…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 709666
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28
MAY
Bill Bailey
First Direct Arena

One of the funniest live comics doing the rounds Bill Bailey manages to combine comedy and music to perfection. Following on from last years sell‐out shows Bill has announced his new tour for his…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
MAY
Diljit Dosanjh
First Direct Arena

Diljit Dosanjh at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Monday 30 May 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
JUN
Neil Young
First Direct Arena

Legendary Canadian singer song writer Neil Young has given us over 45 years of a wide range of rock music. From hard rock to country to folk‐tinged acoustic few artists have shown such a…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUN
Award winning baby and children's nearly new sale
Otley Rugby Club

Award winning baby and childrens nearly new sale where mums sell to mums. Its a great afternoon out where not only can you grab a bargain but its also an opportunity to meet other families in the area. Sale runs 2‐4pm £2…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07762 358374
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11
JUN
Barry Manilow
First Direct Arena

For a veteran such as Barry Manilow taking it easy may seem an acceptable idea. However this isnt on the horizon for the Billboard friendly legend. Manilow released his Super Hits album in April…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
JUN
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Oakwell Hall Country Park

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful new musical score and…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01924 324761
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27
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Lonarc Oboe Trio
Farnley Hall

The Northern Aldborough Festival is delighted to welcome the Lonarc Oboe Trio. The origins of the oboe trio can be found in the after dinner entertainment Harmoniemusik for political and aristocratic circles in late 18th century Vienna. Many distinguished composers of…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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05
JUL
Gladys Knight
First Direct Arena

Gladys Knight at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Tuesday 05 July 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
JUL
Bronte Sportive
Leeds City College- Keighley Campus

The Bronte Monster is 88 miles and though its by no means one of the longest sportives it is recognized as being mile for mile one of the toughest sportives in the UK. Because of generous sponsorship from our sponsor All…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01535 640176
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21
JUL
BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)
The Cosmopolitan Hotel

BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders APLH Level 2 Leeds.Gain the qualification needed to apply for your Personal Licence to sell alcohol and advance your career prospects within the licensed retail sector. This 1 day APLH course held at The Cosmopolitan Hotel…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08000 786056
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22
JUL
The Cribs
Millenium Square

British indie hard rock trio The Cribs will be performing six dates across the country this spring in support of their fifth studio album.The band are currently hard at work mastering their fifth but as…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
JUL
Ocean Colour Scene
Millenium Square

Ocean Colour Scene at Millenium Square in Leeds on Sunday 24 July 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
AUG
Malala Yousafzai
First Direct Arena

Malala Yousafzai at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Sunday 07 August 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Malala Yousafzai live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

18
SEP
Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge
Oxenhope Community Centre,

This will be the 12th Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge and in September 2015 a record number of over 350 participants took part. All entry fees go straight towards supporting Sue Ryder care in the local area and while there is no obligation…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: B D229LH
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25
SEP
The Enemy
O2 Academy Leeds

British indie rockers The Enemy have announced that their long awaited comeback tour will take place in the UK this May. The band who shot to prominence in 2007 with their critically acclaimed debut album…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
OCT
White Denim
University Union - Stylus

White Denim at University Union ‐ Stylus in Leeds on Thursday 06 October 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch White Denim live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
OCT
Jean Michel Jarre
First Direct Arena

French composer Jean Michel Jarre is famed for his exciting live musical performances incorporating light sound laser and fireworks. He combines ambient and new age sounds with electric syth‐pop. Visualaudio spectacles such as his laser…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
OCT
Lady Boys of Bangkok: Forever Yours - LEEDS 2016
The Sabai Pavilion

Energetic exotic eclectic and completely unpredictable those sensationally glamorous LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK are ready to whoop it up in LEEDS with a dazzling new production of the countrys most popular touring cabaret show ‐ Forever Yours...x.Under the unique canvas of…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 050705
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Tourist Attractions


Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is a volunteer‐run, preserved Heritage Railway which does not receive any grants or subsidies towards running. It runs over part of the former Skipton‐Ilkley line which was closed in 1965 and has steadily been rebuilt by the volunteers. Skipton is the…

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Journey back in time on one of Britain's finest heritage railways. Travelling through the countryside in period coaches hauled by a restored steam engine is a treat in itself, but then there's so much else to enjoy. There is the Museum of Rail Travel as well…

National Media Museum

The National Media Museum is part of the NMSI Museums Group National Museum of Science and Industry which also includes the Science Museum based in London and at Wroughton in Wiltshire, the National Railway Museum based in York and at Shildon in County Durham.We exist to 'Engage, inspire…

Parcevall Hall

Situated in the scenic Yorkshire Dales National Park, the sixteen acres of formal and woodland gardens of Parcevall Hall Gardens rise up the hillside and command impressive views of Simons Seat and Wharfedale. The Hall itself is let to the Bradford Diocese as a retreat house. It…

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and well preserved medieval castles in England. Fully roofed and with an enchanting early Tudor courtyard the stout towers of the gatehouse only hint at the splendour which is revealed as the visitor enters the castle grounds. Over 900…

147 Snooker Bar

SnookerPool Hall at 147 Snooker Bar in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Contact venue on 01274 656023 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

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