SILSDEN is preparing to strike up for its 15th Proms on the Farm.

The event is once again being held at the riverside Jackson's field, in Keighley Road, following a successful debut there last year.

For 13 years, until 2016, the Proms had been staged at Brunthwaite.

But the extravaganza's 'resurrection' last summer was marked with a move to the new venue.

Around 700 people attended and over £8,000 was raised to be split between the Proms' two regular beneficiaries, Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice Manorlands and Silsden Methodist Church.

Organisers are hoping for an even bigger turnout at the latest event, on Saturday, July 15, from 6.30pm.

There will be performances from soloists Sarah Halstead and April Elizabeth, The 1960 Four and Proms debutant the Hot Aire concert band, and a Last Night of the Proms-style flag-waving finale will once again be led by Tewit Silver Band.

Other attractions will include a bottle tombola, raffle and auction, and prizes will be awarded for best-dressed gazebo and chair.

People take along picnics for the extravaganza.

Stuart Clarkson will compere the evening and lead the auction.

Guests will include local MP Robbie Moore, who will perform official duties on the night, and representatives from both the beneficiaries.

The event's lead organiser, William Jowitt, says: "Last year we were thrilled by the numbers who came along for a fantastic evening of music, dancing and great company. This year it is set to be another huge event for Silsden and hopefully it will raise a decent amount for Manorlands hospice and Silsden Methodist Church.

"There was such a great atmosphere last year, and the event really does bring together all generations from our community. We have been working on the plans for several months and we can’t wait to welcome people back for another great evening out in aid of these brilliant local causes.

"We still have some opportunities for local businesses to provide sponsorship or donate items for our raffle and auction, so please get in touch through our website at"

Tickets for the event are priced £12.50 for adults. Accompanied children under 16 are admitted free.

A limited number of spaces on which people can erect their own gazebo are also available, at £20.

Tickets can be bought at Silsden Post Office, in Kirkgate, or from the Eventbrite booking service which can be accessed via the Proms on the Farm website.