Vibrant Settle – News and Events August 2012

AUGUST 2012

CONTENTS
What’s Happening in Settle
Settle Booklet 2013
News from the Folly
What’s New at Victoria Hall
Fun Quiz Night at the Lion
Helpers Wanted
Own Art
Summer Garden Party at The Traddock
Linton Court Gallery – What’s On
Settle Showcase 2012
Giggleswick Horticultural Show
CDC Business Support & Networking Programme
Countdown to the 2012 Settle Storytelling Festival
Lunchtime Business Networking Group
The Beehive – Gluten-Free Cookery Course
Archway to Heaven – a new shop in Commercial Courtyard
Gallery on the Green – TRIMPHONE
Walk for All – Yorkshire Dales Walking Festival
Music Workshops at Settle Music
Settle Music Celebrate Woody Guthrie
Craven Conservation Group

We all know that Settle has an excellent range of shops, galleries and places of interest. We also know that we have a great selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes and easy access to some wonderful countryside.  The challenge we face is to let everyone else know! The Vibrant Settle Team are accepting this challenge and are busy preparing a Settle Guide that will showcase the town and publicise our many businesses, attractions and visitor accommodation. But we can only do this with your help. If you own a business that relies for it’s existence on visitors to the town then please place an advert in the Guide. If you are a local organisation or individual who really values our local businesses and wants to support their sustainability, then please consider sponsoring a page in the Guide.  By all pulling together we can give our town the best possible chance of a thriving and vibrant future – for the benefit of us all!

The next Vibrant Settle Fun Quiz will take place on Monday 13th August at The Lion.  Everyone is invited and your support will be greatly appreciated. The funds that are raised from the quiz night are used to fund the community insurance and other events and initiatives around the town.

If you have any ‘positive news’ that you would like including in the next Newsletter, then please email me details by 31st August 2012.

If you know someone who would like to receive a copy of the Newsletter, then please let me know their email address and I will add them to the distribution list.

Best Wishes

Steve Amphlett
Chairman – Vibrant Settle Community Partnership

2012

EXHIBITIONS

1st June – 28th October
The Folly
3 x Norber
Photographs, Paintings & Poems
3 Views of Norber Erratics
more details ….

3rd July – 28th October
The Folly
“Victoria Cave Revisited”
“Time to Celebrate”
more details ….

10th July – 11th August
Linton Court Gallery
Art and the Garden
Paintings, Prints, Sculpture, Collage, Glass
Including: Shellie Byatt, Adrienne Craddock,
Sue Campion, Michael Bennett,
Professor Robert Pennell.

21st July – 2nd September
Gallery on the Green
TRIMPHONE
Celebration of an iconic and much loved telephone
Helen Peyton

25th August – 3rd November
Linton Court Gallery

Yorkshire Landscape
The Coast to the Dales
Various Artists

2nd September – 13th October
Gallery on the Green
Gary Fitch
Landscape photography of the Yorkshire Dales

13th October – 15th December
Gallery on the Green
The Settle – Carlisle Line
Photos & Memorabilia

20th November – 22nd December
Linton Court Gallery

Art of the Abstract
Albert Irvin RA and Various Artists

Christmas 2012
Gallery on the Green

Hopefully, a repeat of the wonderful tableau from last year

EVENTS

Tuesday 7th August
‘Our Street Party’
Family Activity

Add your picture to our street party scene
2.00 – 4.00 pm
The Folly
more details ….

Saturday 11th August
Giggleswick Horticultural Society
OPEN SHOW 2012
Doors Open 1.30pm
Giggleswick Junior School Pavillion

Monday 13th August
Fun Quiz Night
organised by Vibrant Settle
8pm at The Lion

Tuesday 14th August
‘You’ve been framed!’
Family Activity

Decorate a frame for your self portrait
The Folly
more details ….

Tuesday 16th August
Tot Lord Trail – Guided Walk

6.00pm – 7.30pm
Meet outside TIC

More information from
Richard Whinray on 015242 42414

Sunday 19th August
WALK FOR ALL
Yorkshire Dales
Walking Festival

organised by Jane Tomlinson Appeal

Tuesday 21st August
‘Come and explore our cave!’
Family Activity

Crawl through a tunnel and explore a cave entrance
The Folly
more details ….

Tuesday 21st August
Storytelling Workshop
for Familes

Victoria Hall

more details ….

Thursday 23rd August
Tot Lord Trail – Guided Walk

6.00pm – 7.30pm
Meet outside TIC

More information from
Richard Whinray on 015242 42414

Friday 24th August
Retro Electro
Tribute Bands celebrating 1980’s Electronica
Victoria Hall
more details ….

Saturday 25th August
All-Sorts Market

organised by Friends of Victoria Hall
Victoria Hall
more details ….

Saturday 25th August
Ponds of Austwick Moss
Craven Conservation Group

10am at Settle Pool
More information from Dave on 01729 841157

Monday 27th August
Book Fair
organised by Friends of Victoria Hall
Victoria Hall
more details ….

Wednesday 30th August
Bat Detecting around Malham Tarn
Craven Conservation Group

7.30pm at Settle Pool
more details from Dave on 01729 823219

Thursday 30th August
Tot Lord Trail – Guided Walk
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Meet outside TIC

More information from
Richard Whinray on 015242 42414

Friday 31st August
Along the Settle & Carlisle
an evening of poetry,
paintings and drawings
with Alan Daltrey and Nick Jones

Tickets: £6, incl. refreshments,
in advance from The Folly
or on 01729 822893

more details ….

Friday 7th September
The Swing Commanders
Europe’s No1 Western Swing Quintet
Victoria Hall
more details ….

Saturday 8th September
Storytelling Training Session

with Nick Hennessey
more details ….

Sunday 9th September
Heritage Open Day
Free Open Day
Exhibitions & Quiz
The Folly
more details ….

Monday 10th September
Fun Quiz Night
organised by Vibrant Settle
8pm at The Lion

Saturday 29th September
SETTLE SHOWCASE

organised by
Settle Networking Group

Victoria Hall & Quaker Meeting House
Come and meet over 50 local businesses and community organisations!
more details ….

Saturday 29th September
‘The Peopling of the Past: the Legacy of Record Keepers’
Talk by Dr Mike Slater
Tickets: £6.00
7.30pm
The Folly
more details ….

Monday 8th October
Fun Quiz Night
organised by Vibrant Settle
8pm at The Lion

11th – 14th October
Settle Storytelling Festival

Sunday 14th October
Settle Stories Event
Sit around the fire to hear tales of myth and mystery
Tickets: £12.00
8.00pm
The Folly
more details ….

Sunday 21st October
The Big Draw
National Event
led by Sam Dalby
The Folly
more details ….

Saturday 3rd November
‘A 17th Century Musical Entertainment’

Sunday 4th November
“Fireworks & Bagpipes”
A Vibrant Settle Community Event
Accrington Pipe Band
Firework Display
Food Stalls
Fancy Dress

(Event details are Provisional)
Market Place
6pm – 8pm

Thursday 8th November
Art & Coffee
with artists Linda Clemence and Liz Smart
The Friends Meeting House
1.00pm – 4.30pm

Friday 9th November
Art & Coffee
with artists Linda Clemence and Liz Smart
The Friends Meeting House
10.30am – 4.30pm

Saturday 10th November
Art & Coffee
with artists Linda Clemence and Liz Smart
The Friends Meeting House
10.30am – 4.30.pm

Monday 12th November
Fun Quiz Night
organised by Vibrant Settle
8pm at The Lion

Saturday 1st December
Christmas Lights Switch-On

Saturday 1st December
Christmas Fun in the Folly
Family Activity
more details ….

Monday 10th December
Fun Quiz Night

organised by Vibrant Settle
8pm at The Lion

Tuesday 11th December
Yuletide Event in the Folly
Drop in for mulled wine and mince pies
10.00am – 12.00noon
Free Admission
Refreshments: £3.50
The Folly
more details ….

2013

June
Open Gardens
Giggleswick Horticultural Society

HELPERS

WANTED

A strong sense of community
is a very precious asset that makes Settle such a wonderful place to live.

The huge variety of  community activities that we are so fortunate to have in Settle are only possible because of the large number of people who willingly volunteer their time, energy and expertise.

The following organisations are currently looking for additional help, so please give them a call if you are able to spare a few hours.

YORKSHIRE DALES
WALKING FESTIVAL

Helpers wanted for
Sunday 19th August

Contact: manager@thelionsettle.co.uk

The organisers of the Yorkshire Dales Walking Festival are looking for local groups and individuals who may be able to help as marshals at the start and finish and at checkpoints on the course.

Ian Pilcher (Manager – Lion at Settle) has volunteered to recruit the local volunteers so please let him know if you would like to help.
manager@thelionsettle.co.uk

VIBRANT SETTLE
EVENTS TEAM

Pat Gibson

The Vibrant Settle Events Team are small team of volunteers who organise community events such as the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.
We also arrange smaller fundraising events to raise funds for the larger events.

If you are interested in joining this team please contact  Pat Gibson

SETTLE
STORYTELLING
FESTIVAL

Sita Brand

Settle Storytelling Festival are looking for volunteers to help with running events.

Also wanted are local people who would be happy to put up visiting artists.

To find out more, please contact:
Clare Danek
settlestoriesvolunteers@gmail.com
07788 712377

If your organisation is looking for additional volunteers, please email details to steve@cottontailcrafts.co.uk and I will include in future editions of the Newsletter.

WHAT’S ON
LINTON COURT GALLERY

by Mary Gavagan

Art and the Garden
10th July – 11th August
An exhibition of paintings, prints, collage, etched glass and sculpture

The story of Adam & Eve is a subject that has fascinated artists and scholars over the centuries.

In this exhibition, artists Shellie Byatt and Adrienne Craddock explore the untold stories in the Garden of Eden.

Other artists whose work is included in the exhibition are:
Michael Bennett
Images from the Garden
Sue Campion
pastel works
Emerson Mayes
drypoint prints
Ronald Pennell
exquisite etched glass

more information ….
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GIGGLESWICK
HORTICULTURAL
SOCIETY

by Julie Smith

OPEN SHOW
2012

Saturday 11th August
Doors Open at 1.30pm

Giggleswick Junior School Pavillion

Adults £1.00
Children 30p

Raffle
Refreshments
Auction of Produce

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CDC
BUSINESS
SUPPORT &
NETWORKING
PROGRAMME
by Lynn Whitaker
Dates for Future Events

The Forest of Bowland: Sense of Place
Tuesday, 11th September 2012

4.30pm – 7.30pm
Bentham Golf Club, Bentham, LA2 7AG,

Making the Most of Social Media
Tuesday, 25th September 2012,
9.00am – 12.00 Noon
1 Belle Vue Square, Skipton, BD23 1FJ.

To book at place on any event, please contact Lynn Whitaker on:

eduevents@cravendc.gov.uk;
Telephone 01756 706214/706220.

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LUNCHTIME BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP

by Jo Rhodes

Next meeting for the Settle Networking group will be on Wednesday 15th August at Gateway to Health at the bottom of Castle Hill in Settle.

We will start at 11.30am and be finished by around 1pm. The clinic is in a courtyard behind Lloyds and HSBC banks. All meetings are free and anyone with a business of any size is welcome to come along. These are friendly and informal gatherings and a chance for local businesses to meet up and find out what is happening in the area.

On Monday 10th September we will be venturing a bit further afield to visit Chris Wildman of Paganum Produce in Kirkby Malham.

If you would like to come along or want more information contact Jo Rhodes

jo@jorhodeshomeopathy.co.uk
01729 824704

more information ….
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THE BEEHIVE

Gluten Free
Cookery Course

Learn the basics of gluten free cooking
in a 3 hour workshop
at The Beehive, Settle

£30 per person, including all ingredients.

Small, friendly groups – only 4 places available for each date

Wed 5th September 2012
10am – 1pm

To book
rachelstorry@btinternet.com
or call into The Beehive

GALLERY
ON THE
GREEN

TRIMPHONE
by Helen Peyton
21stJuly to 2ndSeptember

TRIMPHONE is the title of a bijou-scale multimedia exhibition by artist and print-maker Helen Peyton currently on show at Settle’s Gallery On The Green.

TRIMPHONE will be the latest triumph in Helen’s 2012 roller-coaster of successes, following this year’s TV appearances and selection once again for London’s annual Royal Academy exhibition, plus a run of recent exhibitions in the northern region with galleries snapping up prints for their permanent collections.

TRIMPHONE will use new technology in Settle’s famous phone-box gallery to present another sample of Helen’s trademark retro-style iconography, both on-screen and by cleverly utilising the gallery’s unique ‘hanging space’.

Helen says, “In itself an iconic image, the telephone box was my first idea for a print. But it was too literal to do a linocut of the box itself, so I looked at telephones, especially those in public collections because this links into my residency at Skipton Museum which is entitled ‘Helen Peyton’s Extraordinary Exhibition’. My subjects are always items in public collections that have very personal resonances;  domestic or daily-life objects which elicit nostalgic or emotional responses from people; things which have very personal, intimate associations – perhaps because they denote family, or special friends, or home comforts.”

Did your household have a Trimphone?

Have you twirled the plastic coil of its receiver around your fingers?

Revisit your Trimphone in Settle!
www.helenpeyton.com

More Information ….
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WORKSHOPS
at
SETTLE MUSIC

Violin Workshop
Wednesday 15th August
2pm – 4pm
Langcliffe Institute

This workshop is for people wanting to improve their violin technique or who would like to have a go at a different style.

Workshop open to anyone aged 10 and over who is, as a guide, about grade 1 standard (or above).
£15 for adults and £10 for the under 14s.

Samba Drumming Workshop

Wednesday 22nd August
2pm – 4.45pm
Langcliffe Institute

Enjoy the rhythms of Samba and bring a little Brazilian Sunshine to the Dales at this beginners’ workshop.

Workshop open to all ages
£15 for adults and £10 for the under 14s.

Get in touch with Settle Music on
01729 825838
to book your place on workshops
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PROPOSED
SETTLE GUIDE
2013

The Vibrant Settle Team have launched a project to produce a Settle Guide 2013 which will showcase all that is special about the Settle area.

The Guide will complement the recently launched Settle Leaflet by providing more detailed information about our shops, eating places, holiday accommodation, places to visit, things to do and events.

We want the booklet to showcase the Settle area and make it irresistible for visitors choosing where they wish to spend their time.

Our hope is that a large number of local businesses will take the opportunity to advertise in the Guide as it is the variety and quality of our total offering that makes Settle such an attractive visitor destination.

There is also an opportunity for local residents and organisations to show their pride and support for the town by sponsoring a page within the Guide.

An additional benefit of you support for the Settle Guide will be that any surplus funds will be used to fund events and initiatives undertaken by Vibrant Settle for the benefit of the local community and businesses.

If you would like to place an advert or sponsor a page, then please contact Steve Amphlett and ask for an Advertising or Sponsorship Pack.

We look forward to receiving your support for this exciting project.

Contact
steve@cottontailcrafts.co.uk
for an Advertising / Sponsorship Pack

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NEWS
FROM
THE FOLLY

by Anne Read

We’re looking forward to an August of fun in The Folly, with some great activities planned on Tuesday afternoons (7th, 14th and 21st) for all the family to share.

On 7th come along and be creative – add your picture to a street party scene and see it displayed in our ‘Time to Celebrate’ exhibition for the rest of the season.

Hone your artistic skills in the following weeks by designing a picture frame and decorating a cave entrance.

Smaller family members will be able to reach the cave by crawling through a special tunnel!

All these activities are free, although we do ask for a small donation to help cover the cost of materials.

We are continuing to add items to our ‘Time to Celebrate’ exhibition as people respond with more of their own possessions and memories.   One quirky addition is a celebratory cup and saucer produced for Edwardian gentlemen with ample moustaches!    The Olympic theme is given a local twist through the inclusion of the special torch made by Ingleton school to light the Ingleborough beacon on Coronation Day and at every Jubilee celebration since.

To accompany our new exhibition on Victoria Cave, Tom Lord gave an excellent talk in July on its discovery and national significance and has offered to run some handling sessions in September/October using items from several local caves.   If anyone would like to take part in these sessions, please register your interest now using the contact details below.

For railway enthusiasts we have a special event coming up on Friday, 31 August:   ‘Along the Settle & Carlisle, an evening of poetry, paintings and drawings with Alan Daltrey and Nick Jones’.   Alan and Nick ‘travel’ down  from Carlisle to Settle illustrating their journey with their own poems and paintings inspired by stations and other landmarks on the line.   This is bound to be a popular evening, so do book your tickets early.

Finally, don’t forget that The Folly is a great place to bring your visiting family and friends throughout the holidays, especially on those less-than-perfect summer days!

Find out more on
www.ncbpt.org.uk/folly
or ring 015242 51388

EVENTS

7 August, 2-4pm
Family Activity: ‘Our Street Party’.
Add your picture to our street party scene

14 August, 2-4pm
Family Activity: ‘You’ve Been Framed!’.
Decorate a frame for your self-portrait

21 August, 2-4pm
Family Activity: ‘Come and Explore our Cave!’
Crawl through a tunnel and decorate a cave entrance

Please note that children must be accompanied for all family activities

31 August, 7.30pm
Along the Settle & Carlisle
: an evening of poetry, paintings and drawings
with Alan Daltrey and Nick Jones
Tickets: £6, incl. refreshments,
in advance from The Folly
or on 01729 822893

more details ….
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WHAT’S NEW
AT
VICTORIA HALL?
by Alan Martingell

Do things ever change at Victoria Hall I hear you say? Yes they do as August and the autumn will see:

  • The launch of our new programme;
  • A new more interactive website – www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk – currently in progress
  • The return of comedy;
  • More films;
  • Up and coming young bands

The new brochure should be out shortly and we hope we have put together a programme that will appeal to a wider audience as we are conscious of the need to attract all age groups to Victoria Hall.

August will see the end of our season of musical films but TRAMPS will continue to show films throughout the autumn – enjoy the big screen and superb sound quality for only £5 and come early to get your balcony seat.

First up on stage will be RETRO ELECTRO on Friday 24th August. Take a trip down the electronic highway when synthesizers were king with this exciting electronic trio, fronted by the beautiful Kirsty Wilde on vocals and keyboards. Performing classic 80s electronica from the likes of Ultravox, Human League, Eurythmics, Howard Jones and OMD just to name a few. Support comes in the guise of Replicas, a tribute to the Godfather of electro Gary Numan. A sizzling set and visually outstanding lights makes this a must for 80s and electro fans.
Please support this event to get our season off to a great start.

Get you tickets early for a return visit from The Swing Commanders (7th Sept) – a near sell out last year and a musical and visual delight. Early autumn will also see The West Yorkshire Savoyards perform Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera Ruddigore (15th Sept) and there will be a classical musical treat from the Northern Chamber Orchestra (27th Sept).

After an enthusiastically received gig at Poppies, local folk inspired indie band Wilful Missing (21st Sept) deserve a bigger venue. They are a 5 piece band whose self penned songs are accompanied by a full range of instruments including guitars, mandolin, pipes, accordion, clarinet and percussion. Following national airplay from Steve Lamacq on both Radio 2 and 6music, last year saw 4 of their songs featured on BBC TV’s Waterloo Road.

Whilst we can’t quite get Gareth Malone, the Friends of Victoria Hall are putting on Ardens Angels, a wonderful girls’ youth choir from Nelson (22nd Sept).

Big name comedy stars regularly seen on our TV screens are coming to Victoria Hall with Jo Caulfield (Have I got News for You, Mock the Week) appearing on 30th Sept.

News of events from October onwards next time.

As I have said before Victoria Hall is currently operating without Arts Council funding so we increasingly rely on you all to support the Hall. For a town our size we put on a wonderful and varied programme so please come and support your local venue.

For tickets ring 01729 825718 or call in to Victoria Hall between 10am and 2pm.

Tickets can also be bought from Settle Music in Linton Court.

You should also be able to book tickets online when our new website is up and running:  www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk

OWN ART
at
Linton Court
Gallery

Linton Court Gallery have recently introduced a new scheme called ‘Own Art’.

This is a national initiative that makes buying contemporary art and craft affordable by spreading the purchase cost over 10 months with an interest free loan.
more details ….
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SETTLE
SHOWCASE

Meet your local businesses
and community organisations

Saturday 29th September 2012

Victoria Hall
and
Quaker Meeting House

Why not pop 29th September in your diary right now? We don’t want you to miss out on this lively day, which will include entertainment as well as tons of local information, not to mention the chance to win vouchers and prizes. A wide range of businesses and organisations will be lining up to show you what they can offer to the community and to other businesses in and around the town.

Julian Smith, Member of Parliament for Skipton and Ripon, said “It is encouraging to see so many small businesses in and around Settle coming together for this event. The town has many excellent shops, attractions and companies run by hard-working dedicated people. I hope this showcase allows more residents and tourists to know about what Settle has to offer”.

There’s going to be a lot to take in – all the information stalls are booked now and the schedule of free workshops is almost set. There will be plenty of displays and demonstrations as well.

Team Showcase (the dedicated band of volunteers who are arranging the day) are in the process of coming round Settle to sign up shops and businesses who want to take part in a Treasure Trail that will take place around the town on the day. The Treasure Trail will give participants the chance to win prize vouchers as well as to get more familiar with the shops and businesses around Settle. If you have a shop or organisation in Settle and would like to be one of the stops on the Treasure Trail please contact Cindy on cindy@in-tuitiontraining.co.uk

There will be a charity tombola on the day (proceeds to the Cave Rescue Organisation), so any generous donations of prizes for that will also be very welcome.

And if you’re feeling curious, there will be an opportunity to take a tour of Settle Town Hall, to get a flavour of the building’s history and of the challenge involved in bring this magnificent building back into use. Thanks to Jeremy Taylor and his wife Lisa, who have purchased the building, for arranging these tours.

more details …..
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COUNTDOWN
TO
2012
STORYTELLING
FESTIVAL

by Sita Brand
We’re getting very busy preparing for the Settle Storytelling Festival 2012, with four fantastic days of stories, music, laughter and cake between 11th and 14th October.

The festival is bigger than ever this year – we have artists from all over the world as well as Yorkshire favourites, and there are more workshops, walks, a makers’ market showcasing the best of Yorkshire and Lancashire crafts, and lots of free stuff too.

Sign up to the mailing list at
www.settlestories.org.uk
to be the first to hear when tickets go on sale – and grab the early bird discounts!

Fancy getting more involved? We’re still looking for volunteers to help with running events as well as local people happy to put up artists.
Contact our new Operations Manager Clare Danek at
settlestoriesvolunteers@gmail.com
07788712377
to find out more.

For general information about the festival email Sita at
info@settlestories.org.uk
or drop in to
4 – 6 Chapel Street, Settle.

We are also looking for a Finance and Admin Assistant, based in our office for four hours a week at £10 per hour.
Please email Sita on
info@settlestories.org.uk
for information.
Remember to put Finance and Admin Assistant into the subject line.
Closing date 8th August.
You must have book keeping experience.

We’ve got two great events coming up

Storytelling Workshop
for Families

Tuesday 21st August
Victoria Hall
Tickets from Victoria Hall

Storytelling Training Session
with Nick Hennessey
Saturday 8th September.

Sign up to our mailing list to get more details.
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ARCHWAY
TO
HEAVEN

A very warm welcome to ‘Archway to Heaven’, a brand new shop in Commercial Courtyard.

The shop has been opened by Liz Sweeney and will sell religious items such as Christening Gifts, Christening Robes, Bibles, Missals, Statues, Pictures, Mass Cards, Prayer Cards and Rosary Beads.

Liz says ‘ I have always found it difficult to find a shop that sells religious items and so I have decided to open one up myself hoping that there are a lot of others out there that feel the same way as I do!
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WALK FOR ALL

YORKSHIRE DALES
WALKING FESTIVAL

Sunday 19th August

Taking place on Sunday 19th August, walkers from across Yorkshire and the Dales will pull on their walking boots to take part in the event, which last year sold out in record time.

With distances suitable for everyone, participants will have the opportunity to either take on a marathon challenge or simply enjoy a steady stroll with friends and family.

During the walk, over 2,500 people will take to the hills and enjoy the breath-taking views on the 26, 14 or 5 mile route, which takes in some of the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s most stunning scenery, including the picturesque Malhamdale and two of Yorkshire’s famous Three Peaks, Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough.

Last year’s event proved so popular, accommodation in the 10-mile radius of Settle – where the walks begin – was sold out for the entire weekend, as walkers from across the country spend time in the hills.
So don’t miss out this year, as entries are open now and going fast! Enter online here

More Information ….
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SETTLE MUSIC
celebrate
WOODY GUTHRIE

by Allan Evans

The 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s birth was well and truly celebrated  at Langcliffe Institute on the evening of 21st July.

People travelled from as far afield as The Midlands, Barnoldswick and Skipton to sing, play or just listen to some of Woody’s most memorable numbers including: This Land is your Land, Dust Bowl ballads like Pastures of Plenty, Children’s songs like Riding in my Car and Union songs like Union Maid.  Linda Evans opened the proceedings with a moving John Mellancamp poem about Guthrie, which, incidentally is well worth a read as it resonates with with today’s social climate.  This was followed by songs in a range of styles and interpretations from Kevin Brown (banjo), Moonbeams’s Jon Avison and Jen Haynes (guitar and viola), Roger Woodhouse (parlour guitar) and Matt Purcell, Allan Evans and Alan Bailey (two guitars and bass).

A great time was had by all!

settlemusic@gmail.com
www.settlemusic.org.uk/
01729 825838

CRAVEN
CONSERVATION
GROUP
by Pat Higginson
Saturday 25th August 10.00 am
Ponds of Austwick Moss

Join Sharon and Peter Flint to explore the ponds on this fabulous SSSI site and compare the still water invertebrates with those living in streams running into the Moss.

Meet at Settle Pool at 10am to organise car sharing.

Bring waterproofs, welly boots, insect repellent and a packed lunch.   .

Further details from Dave on 01729 841157

Wednesday 29th August
Bats of Malham Tarn

Bat detecting around Malham Tarn House with Dave Hodgson, with a number of habitats and species to see or hear.

Meet at Settle Pool at 7.30pm to organise car sharing.

Bring torch, boots and insect repellent.

Further details from Dave Hodgson on 01729 823219

www.craven-conservation-group.org.uk

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If you have any ‘positive’ news that you would like including in the monthly Vibrant Settle Newsletter, please email details to steve@cottontailcrafts by the last day of the preceding month.

Vibrant Settle is an unincorporated organisation managed by a Steering Group whose current members are:

Steve Amphlett – Chairman
Pat Gibson – Treasurer
Wendy Hull
Debbie Hall
Ann Harding
Sue Amphlett
Tony Hardwick
Alan Gibson

Contact: steve@cottontailcrafts.co.uk

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