RENOWNED singer Beverley Craven went down a treat with the audience during her headline performance at this year’s Fallfest.

Organisers of the annual festival said Beverley, whose hits include Promise Me, received a warm welcome for her Saturday night performance at Glusburn Institute.

Spokesman Sue Ingham said that yet again the three-day-long Fallfest, now in its seventh year, did not disappoint.

She said: “At the other side of the venue the inaugural Beer and Gin Festival was going down wonderfully well.

“With 18 real ales and 22 gins on offer, festival-goers were immediately demanding this becomes a regular feature of future Fallfests.”

Following a corporate event on the opening Friday afternoon, the Institute was packed to the rafters for two evenings for the beer and gin festival.

Sue said a production of Jim Cartwright’s drama Two played to a packed house on the Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

She said the play was originally intended as a two-hander but was adapted for its performances at the arts and community centre.

Sue said: “Director Becky Durham created an immersive piece exploiting a larger cast giving local actors the opportunity to become part of Falling Stars Theatre Company.

“There were several stand-out performances not least from Becky herself as the most convincing abused wife.

“Lucy Adamson and Jonnie Rookies were well cast as the bickering hosts of the Rose and Crown and the audience will not forget Chloe Lawson’s love of ‘big men’.”

The Fallfest 5 Trails Race, introduced in 2016, this year attracted 50 runners from as far afield as Lancaster, Bingley, Wharfedale and London.

Sue said: “One runner caught the train from London then ran the event before running back for a train at Steeton.

“Skipton Rock Up and Sing took to the outdoor stage to send the runners off to a rousing version of Bat Out Of Hell, then their rendition of Bowie’s Space Oddity was especially well-received.”

Race winners were Tim Chadwick at 40 minutes 31 seconds, and Terri Walker in 50 minutes 33 seconds.

This year there were also races for under-sevens and children aged seven to 12.

Other events for children at Fallfest included a Junior Bake, with judges impressed at the quality of presentation and produce.

Sue said the Fallfest Action Group wants to thank sponsors and supporters, including Kath Thornton of Haworth Beer Festival.

She added: “Most especially, huge thanks must go all our volunteers who give tirelessly to make this event a success for the community.

“We are a not-for-profit volunteer group – if you would like to join this mad team and share your new ideas, energy, enthusiasm or simply a willingness to be part of a community event, then we want to hear from you.”

Anyone interested should call 01535 632976 for further information.