KEIGHLEY Art Club is continuing to make its mark – more than a century after it was formed.

A new show is being launched at the town's library next Wednesday (January 10), and another starts at Ilkley Library on January 17.

Also, a small selection of members' work is currently on display at the Picture House cinema, in North Street.

The events follow the success of the club's centenary exhibition and trail at Cliffe Castle, which runs until January 14.

"The exhibition and trail – which opened last September – is a unique opportunity to view works by current members alongside pieces from each of the club’s decades including some held in the Bradford Museums and Galleries collections," said a club spokesperson.

"Paintings by late club members have been loaned by their families.

"The trail takes visitors around the museum, highlighting the many paintings by former members on show in the permanent exhibition.

"Keighley Art Club has made its mark on the cultural life of the town for over a hundred years, and that is some achievement!"

The club was founded in 1921 and is believed to be the oldest organisation of its kind in the area to have survived continuously.

It continued to hold exhibitions through the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Second World War.

And even during the pandemic, whilst members couldn't meet in person for two years, they met via Whatsapp.

Club meetings take place at the Keighley Healthy Living centre, in Scott Street, on Wednesday evenings between March and December.

The 2024 programme is scheduled to start on March 6, at 6.30pm.

"The weekly meetings are mainly practical sessions with an agreed programme of wide-ranging themes but above all they are sociable, affable and supportive," the spokesperson adds.

"Members share experience, skills and practices in an enjoyable and friendly group environment.

"Professional artists are regularly invited to give talks and demonstrations.

"Many of the pieces in our exhibitions are for sale, with prices to suit all pockets.

"New members are always welcome, enthusiasm being the only qualification needed!

"In our ‘closed season’, members work on individual projects which they share with each other via Whatsapp – and this year in particular they are busy preparing for exhibitions and future competitions.

"For more about the club, leave your name, phone number and where relevant email address on 07392 460953, and someone will get back to you."