Cafe Culture


We are pleased to introduce you to an amazing collaboration between Skipton Building Society Camerata and Hettie's Cafe Bistro in Skipton. World class performers up close and personal right here at Hettie's and we are pleased to announce dates for this years events below.

We've had some truly remarkable evenings already and they just get better!  Evenings generally starts at 7.30 when guest arrive at Hetties Bistro for a Prosecco reception and a talk about that evening’s music  illustrated by musical examples performed by that evening’s musicians.

At 8.15pm guests are invited to enjoy dinner provided by the Bistro before the recital begins at 8.45pm and the evenings will conclude between 9.30 and 10pm.

The events are kindly sponsored by Skipton Building Society.  

Dates for your diary for Skipton Camerata include June 13th, August 15th, October 10th, December 12th.

Find out more about forthcoming events at


At Hettie's we always pride ourselves on bringing you something a little different.  Cafe Culture is our collection of events which, as the name says, brings a little culture to our cafe bistro.  A refined selection of classical music, coupled with some fine food from our chefs, in an intimate atmosphere.  There really is nothing like this anywhere and we are pleased to announce our colaboration with Skipton Building Society Camerata and other recognised clasical musicians to bring you something a little special.

Skipton Building Society Camerata

Aires & Gracenotes


Hettie's is very proud to introduce you to 'Aires & Gracenotes'.  A trio of fine local classical musicians and singers. As the seasons change, we bring you an evocative musical treat 'Spring turns into Summer' on Thursday 17th May. 


With a wide repertoire of music from Handel to Hammerstein, Aires and Gracenotes was formed by friends who love to sing, play and perform together.


Rachel van Heel (soprano) was born and educated in Yorkshire. She studied singing with Barbara Siddelley, an internationally recognised singer and teacher, with whom she gained the LRAM Performers’ Diploma. Rachel has sung extensively in oratorio, recitals and at weddings. With West Riding Opera and Yorkshire Dales Opera her roles have included Siebel (Faust), Frasquita (Carmen) Musetta (La Bohème), Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) and First Lady (The Magic Flute). As a member of Manchester City Opera she has been a soloist in numerous operas and concerts, many of which were staged at the Royal Northern College of Music and at the Buxton Festival.
Dawn Lloyd (mezzo-soprano)  sang with the City of Leeds College of Music Opera Group, taking roles such as Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutti). Suzuki (Madame Butterfly), Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro), Popova (The Bear) and Mistress Quickly (Falstaff) as well as being a regular soloist in oratorio. More recently she has specialised in Art Song of all kinds, where her degree in Modern Languages has been of particular value. She has taken part in master classes with April Cantelo, Patricia MacMahon and Joan Rodgers and continues to study with Hilary Thomas.
Peter Reasbeck (piano) studied piano with Elsie Werren in Doncaster and music at Doncaster Grammar School before studying classics at Durham and theology at Cambridge. As a Methodist minister for over 40 years, he continued to develop his musical abilities and has specialised in lieder accompaniment and in playing the organ for church services. In retirement he is very active as an accompanist for vocal and instrumental soloists and choirs. He has many other interests, including gardening and bee-keeping.