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On Friday 13 September the Northern Chamber Orchestra return to the hall for a programme which features Nicholas Ward on violin and Elizabeth Jordan on clarinet performing work by Mozart, Elgar, Webber and Dvorak.  On 14 September Chris Berry is performing  a range of popular music interspersed with tales and anecdotes from his life as an author, TV presenter and writer for The Yorkshire Post. Chris most recently appeared at Victoria Hall as the support act for Midge Ure.  Premier comedy folk band Houghton Weavers will be spreading more of their down to earth Northern charm when the perform on 21 September. An Antipodean Summer in Antarctica is the subject of Tim Labrum’s lecture on 26 Sepember. Tim is a Settle based lawyer with Coles Solicitors and the talk is an insight into his time on an academic research expedition researching climate change.  In association with Skipton Puppet festival there will be a performance of Gruffalo Child by Mulheim-an-der-Donau on the morning of 27 September. West Yorkshire Savoyards return with a rousing production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s fast, funny and witty “Pirates of Penzance” before the month is brought to a lively conclusion on 29 September with Mike Harding introducing “Merry Hell” as part of the Folk at Victoria Hall  nights. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718 or

“All About Age UK North Craven”
An open invitation is extended to “All About Age UK North Craven” at St John’s Church Hall, Settle, on Wednesday, September 25.
It is a chance to learn more about the charity’s work for older people in the community.
The afternoon will open with the annual general meeting at 3pm.
Then from 3.30pm until 5.30pm  people will be able to enjoy tea and cake and browse stalls and displays showcasing the organisation’s many activities.
You will also be able to chat with staff and volunteers about the services on offer.
For more information contact the Age UK North Craven office on 01729 823066.


The Folly will be taking part in the Heritage open day on Sunday 15th Sept with  free entry  and all the family activities in full swing. It will be open at the usual time ,12.30 to 4.30 pm. In addition to the exhibitions visitors may like to know that the Settle Carlisle DVD is running in the parlour, the top floor has a Dialect CD featuring Bill Mitchell, and the Ebbing and Flowing well model is in full working order!! On Friday the 20th September at 7.30 pm Dr David Johnson will give a talk entitled ‘Aspects of the Historical Landscapes of North Craven: from Balks and Bercaries to Butts and Beastgaits’
Dr Johnson says :- Only a few isolated areas of Craven can be described as a natural landscape. Most of the land has been managed and modified through the centuries as farmers, landowners and institutions such as monastic foundations worked the land to maximum advantage. The North Craven landscape can be described as a kaleidoscope where clear signs of successive layers of occupation and land use can still be seen on the ground. This talk will consider various forms of evidence that illustrate how the land has been used in the medieval and post-medieval periods, including clues on the ground and in documents.  Tickets are £6 inc refreshments and can be obtained from 01729 822893


A reminder that as the new school term gets underway Settle Voices Community Choir has recommenced and will meet every Monday at the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, at 1pm to 3pm The sessions are run by Janet Russell, a Natural Voice Practitioner and no auditions are required. New members are welcome. For more information visit our website or ring Liz on 01729 823777


Throughout term time North Yorkshire County Council will be holding Stay and Play sessions for children aged between 0-5 years on Tuesdays at St John’s Church Hall. These will commence on 10 September and run from 1.30-3pm.  The aim is to provide fun-filled creative and sensory activity sessions for families and children. The cost is £1 per family. For further details contact 01609 533990.


El Bethel Therapy is holding an open day in its new premises at 15a Victoria Street on 12 September between 2-6pm.  There will be a range of taster sessions on offer and all are welcome. El Bethel is a contemporary initiative in holistic therapy which aims to meet the needs of the whole person, believing we are made in the image of a triune God, loved by Him and precious to Him. We recognise and affirm our need to be healed in mind, body and spirit whilst acknowledging that it is only God in the person of Jesus Christ who is the Great Physician and the true Healer of our souls. For details contact 01524 261 500


At the September meeting members enjoyed a talk by Gillian Waters on The Bill Mitchell Archive. We heard extracts from cassettes recorded by Bill many years ago and realised how important it is to preserve these interviews digitally so that personal histories of the Yorkshire Dales can be heard by future generations. A vote of thanks was given by Joy Calvert.

The competition for a flower arrangement in a ramekin was won by Sue Sellars. The Lunch Club is at the New Inn, Clapham, on Wednesday 18 September. Meet at  Settle Market Place for the 11.30am bus . Ingleborough Group Show is on Saturday 21 September in Ingleton Community Centre from 1pm. The Walking Group will meet at Settle Market Place on Thursday 26 September to catch the 9.30am Skipton ‘bus for Thornton-in-Craven. This will be a level walk of about five and a half miles. The Christmas Shopping Trip will be to York on Wednesday 20 November and will cost £12.50. The coach will leave Whitefriars Car Park at 8.30am and leave York at 4.30pm. Friends and family members are welcome.  At the next meeting on Wednesday 2 October Jen Darling will give a talk on Books for Booklovers and the competition will be for a bookmark.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to come along for a night at the races on 13 September when they hold a Horse Race Night at Langcliffe Institute. The first race will take place at 7.30pm and tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children. Admission includes a pie and pea supper. There is no bar at this event but you are welcome to bring your own drinks.  For tickets please contact, 01729 822364/ 822959


This coming weekend there will be a fundraising event for  “NEW LIFE” Foundation for Disabled Children, to support a Child in North Yorkshire. This will take place on September 14th at Victoria Hall between 10am-3pm. There will be a variety of Stalls, Raffle and a Children’s Lucky dip . Tea, Coffee and light snacks at reasonable prices will be available throughout the day. There will be an entrance fee of 20p in Charity Bucket.


In a tie up with Towneley Art Gallery in Burnley and the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, the Gallery on the Green is featuring visual images of ‘Source of Inspiration’ by Vivien Whitaker ARBS. A rolling visual presentation about ‘Source of Inspiration’ is being shown concurrently at the Gallery on the Green, Settle from 14th September until 2nd November 2013. Further information is available from Settle Tourist Information office, or see the website


The next meeting will be on Monday September 16th, at 7.30pm when there will be a presentation by Alan Owens of work which he recently displayed in Bentham, a talk by Dickon Siddal on “An approach to lighting” and a members’ gallery on the theme of colour


Lip reading sessions designed to help overcome the frustrations and practicalities of hearing loss will recommence on 18 September at Friends Meeting House. Sessions run from 10-12am and take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month and are open to all ages from 19-90+.  Relatives and carers are welcome to accompany group members. Cost is £12 per term with 7 sessions per term. For details contact 015242 51448 or leave a written message for the lip reading tutor at Age Concern UK.


The next Settle Big Breakfast will take place on Saturday 21 Sept at 8.30am in the annexe at Friend’s Meeting House. The

guest speaker will be Revd Stuart Stobart: Priest in charge at  Long Preston & Hellifield. Please note, space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Coffee and tea are available from 8.15am with breakfast & talk over by 9.30am. Admission is £3.00. To book your place at the Settle Big Breakfast contact  01729 825285


Settle Artisan’s Fair will take place in Victoria Hall on 21 September from 9am to 3pm. As they were unable to attend last month because of the torrential rain the Yorkshire Trike Tours Boom Trike will be attending. The “Hessian & Lace” pop up cafe will be here again serving home made cakes and amongst other things our delicious crustless fresh salmon sandwiches on pretty vintage china. This month’s artisans will be bringing some amazing unique goods with them that they have created including a spinner, a ceramicist, fabric artists, wood turner etc;  Providing a perfect opportunity to shop early for Christmas for some truly imaginative presents – not forgetting some fine food from our traders.


Settle Station will play host to a one day art event on Sunday 22nd September when Sarah Hutton will hold a pop up artist’s studio.

Sarah is engaged in an artist’s residency on the Settle-Carlisle line and this is an opportunity to meet and chat with her – and see some of her fascinating work in progress. All welcome to this event in the booking office between 11am –  4pm.


Settle Parish Church is hosting a workshop session on 22nd September at 7pm with John Bell, speaker, writer, composer and member of  the Iona Community. John is also a regular presenter on Radio 4’s “Thought for the Day”. The workshop will run in two sessions with a break for refreshments.  A donation of £2 towards costs if requested. Meanwhile Tuesday lunches continue in the church until 24 September,  and a warm welcome and hearty meal are guaranteed.


The next film to be shown by TRAMPS at the Victoria Hall will be “A Royal Affair”. This will be shown on 25 September at 7.45pm. The story is set in the 18th Century, at the court of the unstable King Christian VII of Denmark, and concentrates on the romance between his wife, Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, and the royal physician Struensee. King Christian neglects his young queen Mathilde, and she falls in love with the German physician, an intellectual whose advocation of reform transforms the country but ultimately leads to his own downfall.This historical drama, directed by Nikolaj Arcel, was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe. The film is in Danish with English Subtitles


The group will next meet on Wednesday 25th September at
1pm in Townhead Court. There will be a Jacob’s Join and a talk about Gardening in Italy. All Welcome.


A huge thank you to everyone who supported the All Sorts Market at Victoria Hall on Bank Holiday Monday. This raised a magnificent total of £747 for Victoria Hall. Many thanks also to all who donated cakes for use in the cafe.


As part of the world’s biggest coffee morning, coffee will be served at Dalehome on Station Road, between 10-noon on 27 September. All are welcome to come along and support the work of  Macmillan and help them to support those bearing the burden of cancer.



As part of the national heritage open days the chapel at Giggleswick School will be open to the public on 14 September between 11-4 and on 15 September between 1-4.30. There will be a display on the history of the chapel and musical recitals during the weekend. All welcome.


The Autumn season commences on Thursday, 12 September with a piano recital by Charles Own.  Recognised as one of the finest British pianists of his generation this recital of piano favourites will include Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” and Debussy’s “Claire de Lune”. This concert is a special fundraising concert in aid of Elizabeth Finn Care, a charity which helps over 300 people in the North of England by providing assistance with the costs of household and disability items.  Tickets cost £15, to include a glass of wine or soft drink. Please note that this event will take place in the school chapel. On September 26 there will the first of the new initiative, the Gigg lectures. The idea behind these is to provide illustrated lectures with the aim of inspiring, entertaining and challenging audiences by speakers from a range of backgrounds. The first of these will be Alan Hinkes OBE who in 2005 became the first Briton to have climbed all 14 of the the world’s highest mountains.  On 29 September the community cinema showing at 3.30pm will be The Great Gatsby .  All tickets are available via or via 01729 893180

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