THREE events inspired by the 300th anniversary of Thomas Chippendale's birth will be held at Otley Courthouse this month.

The arts venue is joining in the town's programme of celebrations - the Celebrating Chippendale: Otley's Famous Son festival - which started on Saturday, June 2.

Its first event takes place at 7.30pm on Friday, June 22 and will feature talks by the Chairman and Curator of The Chippendale Society, Dr Adam Bowett and James Lomax, respectively.

The subject of their talks will be Through Tempestuous Seas: Exotic Woods in Chippendale Furniture, and Thomas Chippendale: Hero of Wharfedale.

Admission costs £8.

Then on Saturday, June 23 an expert in the reproduction of Chippendale's revered furniture, Jack Metcalfe, will give a presentation entitled Chippendale Marquetry Revealed.

The talk, which starts at 7.30pm, will discuss the tools, techniques and timbers that Mr Metcalfe uses to build Chippendale designs.

Earlier the same day, from 2pm to 4pm on June 23, will see a demonstration with a twist held at the Courthouse.

Old Meets New, which is free to enter, will show how Chippendale furniture can be made using a 3D printer. It will also include an exhibition of a children's Chippendale-themed competition entries.

For more details about any of the events or to book tickets visit, call (01943) 467466 or pop into the Courthouse, on Courthouse Street.