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February 19th News and updates Local to Settle


This week there will be two walk on Saturday, 25 February. The first is a 10 mile strenuous walk taking in Rise Hill and Ayegill Pike and leaving Dent station at 10.16. This will make use of a service bus from Sedbergh to Dent on the return leg of the journey. The second walk is from Lancaster to Morecambe via Lancaster Canal and is a 10 mile moderate walk leaving Lancaster at 10.13. All participants are reminded that it is their responsibility to make sure  that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear.  Details of all walks can  be found at


Pupils at Settle Primary have recently been exchanging views with Kwezana about both the weather and their favourite foods. At present it is extremely hot in Kwezana as they  are in the height of their Summer, which is quite a contrast to recent weather in Settle where pupils were hoping that it might not snow during the half-term holidays. Pupils in the reception class were particularly interested in finding out about favourite foodstuffs as there recent work showed that favourite foods in their class were sausages, pizza, burger and yoghurts!


A reminder that the coffee lounge at Victoria Hall is open every Tuesday morning for coffee and refreshments. There is also a book stall, a bric a brac stall  and a clothes rail with all funds raised going to help maintain this valuable community resource. All welcome


There will be comedy, along with a sprinkling of magic on February 24th with a tribute to the late Tommy Cooper in “The Tommy Cooper Show”.  Folk Punk rocks Settle when Ferocious Dog Band return on 25 February. Award winning young musicians and dancers showcase the best of Ireland’s traditional music in “Echoes of Eireann” on 26 February before a visit by The Grahams, husband and wife duo from Nashville, Tennessee on 28 February.  For details of all events and bookings contact 01729 825718 or contact


A reminder that St John’s Methodist Church welcome you to the Coffee Pot every Tuesday morning between 10 -noon and is open to everyone, including visitors to the town. There is home baking, fresh coffee and a warm welcome guaranteed.


This year Austwick Hall will be holding its final snowdrop weekend of the year on February 26 &27. Admission is £4 with children admitted free. There will be refreshments available. For further details contact 015242 51794.


A reminder that on 25 February Langcliffe Singers and friends will be performing Handel’s “Messiah” at Christ Church in Skipton at 7.30pm. Tickets for this event cost £10 and are available from Cave and Crag in Settle, Bentham Post Office and Skipton Camera Centre.  You are also cordially invited to join the singers on 4 March at Langcliffe Institute for a fun night of brain teasers when they host a General Knowledge Quiz.  This event starts at 7.30pm and will be a Jacob’s Join event, to which you are invited to bring along your own liquid refreshments!  Admission is £3, £12 per team of 4.


Church of the  Holy Ascension, Settle is holding its annual ‘Snowdrop Sunday’ event on Sunday 26 February between 1-4pm. All proceeds will be in aid of the Church’s Aspire and Renew appeal. You are invited to chase away those ‘winter blues’,by sharing a sight to gladden the heart and lift your spirits by viewing  the wonderful carpet of snowdrops in Settle’s churchyard. Afternoon Teas will be served in church. Everyone welcome


The next Settle Stories event will take place on 26 February at The Royal Oak between 3-5pm and will provide an opportunity to find out more about the stories of the Kilnsey show, a different side to Charlotte Bronte and an alien universe. Local Writers Meet Up will profile the work of three local authors. Victoria Benn will talk about her  new book Studs & Crooks – uncovering the hidden stories of Kilnsey Show.  The book is a celebration of the stories of the men and women whose dedication and passion have enabled Kilnsey Show to grow and flourish into the high profile event it is today. Philip Dent discusses his latest novel Mutable Passions – a story that brings Charlotte Bronte to life in a way you won’t have seen before… It is a sensitive portrayal of courtship and marriage, focussing upon the strong emotions that arose after Arthur Nicholls proposed to Charlotte. The third author, Jean Harrison will explain more about her  new book On a Wandering Planet –  a story of saving the planet in an alien universe. This ‘soft’ science fiction novel focuses on human relationships in a strange world, where a lonely woman is trying to find herself. There will be a Q&A with the authors and a chance for you to purchase books and have them signed.Tickets £2 online at Settle stories or £5 on the door


A reminder to all members that Settle Amateur Operatic Society ‘Annual General Meeting’ will be held in the Old Court House Station Road Settle at 7.30pm on Monday February 27th.



Giggleswick with Settle Branch of the Mothers’ Union invite you to join them on Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday (February 28th) at Settle Parish Church between 11am-2pm. There will be a mixture of sweet and savoury tasty fillings available with toasted sandwiches also on offer. All proceeds to the Mothers’ Union “Make a Mother’s Day” project. Everyone welcome.


The next foreign film showing will take place on 1 March at 7.45 at Victoria Hall. The film “Que Horas Ela Volta?” (The Second Mother) is in Portuguese with English subtitles and is set in Brazil. Doors open 7pm and tickets cost £5.


This year’s women’s world day of prayer service focuses on prayers for the Philippines and will take place on March 3rd at Settle Christian Fellowship.  The event will begin at 7.30pm and is open to all. The theme for the evening is “Am i being unfair to you?”


The Next Charity Dance will be on Saturday March 4th at St Mary & St Michaels Parish Hall Kirkgate Settle 8.00pm to 11.00pm. Please phone01729 823259/824038 by Friday 3rd  if you are able to come. All proceeds to ‘Jack’s Journey’


Settle Community And Business Hub, in Commercial Courtyard, is hosting a Chinese Brush Painting workshop day on 6 March.  There will be a morning session from 10-12.30 and an afternoon session from 2-4.30. The tutor is Chris Newton and sessions cost £10. Numbers are limited so booking is essential, via the hub on by contacting 07977 040329.


Friends Meeting House in Kirkgate is the venue on 9 March for a meeting by the cross party campaign for proportional representation in the House of Commons. There will be an opportunity to find out more about the campaign and how you can become involved at this open meeting, from 7-8.30pm.


The next meeting will take place on March 6 at 7.30pm at Townhead Court. The gallery theme is “Winter” and the main part of the evening will be spent considering photographing weather and skies. This will include hints and ideas for photography in all sorts of weather.


The Lion in Settle is holding a fundraising event for Help for the Homeless on 12 March. There will be an afternoon session of mixed open music from 2pm followed by an evening acoustic concert. There is free admission to the event but there will be a raffle and bucket collection throughout the day.


Rehearsals are currently underway amongst the Junior Theatre group for their forthcoming performance at Victoria Hall, Settle. On Thursday and Friday March 23rd and 24th they will be performing a musical version of “Peter Pan” Tickets are now available from the hall box office from 10.00am to 2.00pm Monday to Friday either in person or by phone or on line Tickets: Balcony: £10  Stalls: £8,Children £5, Family £22


Marking the re-opening of the line  in March there will be a special showing of archive and recent footage of the line at a film show on 18 March at St John’s Methodist Church.  Over 2 hours of film will be shown, including recent footage of the work which has been carried out to repair the line following the landslide. The event will commence at 7pm and tickets cost £5 for adults and £2 for under-16s. Seating is limited and so early booking is advisable. Tickets can be booked at


Victoria Hall will once again be staging a monthly all sorts market featuring local craft stalls throughout the summer months. The first market will take place on 25 March and will run from 9-3pm with homemade refreshments available all day. For details, reservations and prices contact 01729 825718



On Friday 10 March, Giggleswick School will host the weekly broadcast of BBC Radio Four’s Any Questions? live from The Richard Whiteley Theatre. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, one of Britain’s best known journalists and broadcasters, the programme attracts over 1.5 million listeners every week. Much of the popularity of the programme is due to the tension created by the fact that the panel never sees the challenging, topical questions in advance. The four panelists hear them for the first time live on air, watched on this occasion by a local audience at Giggleswick School, while being broadcast to radio listeners worldwide. The panelists are yet to be confirmed for this edition but they will be joining chairman Jonathan Dimbleby  two days after the Chancellor’s Spring Budget and so a lively debate is guaranteed. Tickets for the event are free, but the numbers are limited and will be available from 10am on Wednesday 1 February on a strictly first come, first served basis by visiting or by calling the Richard Whiteley Theatre box office on 01729 893180.

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