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Local Events Sept

Another  chance  to  learn  about  algae and lichens; a request for
accommodation for musicians;  news of the Music/story/history event at
the Victoria Hall Fri 7 Oct; The Ingleton Folk Festival. Read on…

1. Mon 19 Sept – Craven Speakers Club 7.40pm Skipton
2. Tue 20 Sept – Zumba Classes – Giggleswick School 7pm
3. Thu 22 Sept – Scottish Dancing – Settle (Tu: Casterton. Wed: Ingleton)

4. Sat 24 Sept – Visit – Freeholders Wood, Aysgarth -Dormouse Project –
5. Mon 26 Sept:- Algae and Lichens:- Walk/Workshop from Malham (Craven Nats)
6. Fri 30 Sep-2 Oct – Ingleton Folk Festival

7. Sat 1 Oct – Manchester- BEARING WITNESS – Events/workshops /service
/march/demo  about climate change and poverty
8. Sat 1 Oct 7pm – Clapham Church -King James Bible told through drama and song.
9. Mon 3 Oct – English Country Dancing – Lancliffe Institute 7.30pm

10. 6-9 Oct -Settle Story Telling Festival
11. 12 Oct- Bat Research Discoveries- Prof John Altringham – CCG Talk

Keep fit – Settle Pool events –
Keep very fit – Settle Harriers –

Natural History Events:- try these sites:- e.g. 15 Oct – Bryophytes Trip e.g. 8 Oct Ferns Talk Mid Yorks Fungi –


1. Mon 19 Sept – Craven Speakers Club
7.40 pm Soroptimists Rooms Otley Street Skipton
Have fun, gain confidence, learn to be a better speaker.


2. Tue 20 Sept – Zumba Classes – Giggleswick School 7pm


3. Scottish Dancing Classes
Tuesdays:- Casterton
Wednesdays:- Ingleton
Thursdays:- Settle – St John’s Church Hall 7.30pm


4.  Sat 24 Sept – Visit – Freeholders Wood -Dormouse Project – with – Paul
Yorkshire  Dales  National  Park Authority – Craven Conservation Group
event  –  open to all. Meet at Settle Swimming Pool at 9.30am to share
transport,  or  at  Aysgarth Falls car park at 10.30am. Carpark charge
£4. Fuel & parking donation to drivers please.
BRING a packed lunch and walking boots and clothing.
Contact Dave on 01729 841157 for further information.  All welcome


5. Mon 26 Sept:-  Algae and Lichens:-
Walk/ Workshop from Malham to Janets Foss and Gordale
With Judith Allinson for Craven Naturalists and Scientific Association
Meet Malham YDNP Centre at 11am – 3pm.

This is a very gentle walk
*All our rocks are covered with lichens
*Over  50  of the world’s photosynthesis (carbon fixation) is carried
out by algae
*Learn the names of a few of the most conspicuous examples of lichens
and  algae  on this beautiful scenic walk, and take home a handout to
remind you of the names.

This is a very gentle walk but please bring but bring strong footwear
and waterproofs and a packed lunch..

Led by Dr Judith Allinson
This is being run for Craven Naturalists and Scientific Association
(based on the walk led by JA for Plantlife in early September).
Open  to  all –
At this stage I am suggesting
suggested donations (e.g. £5-00) welcome from NON-members of
Craven    Nats    to   cover   cost  of  materials and colour handout.
Members  of  Craven  Nats:-  will   pay  the usual entrance donation –
either  £1-00  or  free.  – but I  still need to confirm this with the
Lecture Secretary of Craven Nats. Details, and to book if not a Craven
Nats member please phone 01729 822138


6. Fri 30 Sep-2 Oct
Ingleton Folk Festival
Much of  the  music  happens in the pubs, clubs & cafes in and around
Ingleton.  It is all absolutely free – no tickets required – just come
and go as you please.

Many workshops and events:-  e.g.
Sat 1 Oct 7.30pm – The Methodist Chapel
A free concert and buffet supper with Steph Macleod
Entry by ticket only. All ticket applications to Wendy Thornton
015242 62758 / 0775 379 9563 email


7. Sat 1 Oct Manchester
BEARING  WITNESS – Events/workshops march/demo about climate change and
poverty,  followed  by  ecumenical  service  at  Manchester  Cathedral
followed by march to Conservative Party conference –
organised by Christian Aid, Tearfund and Cafod.

(I can offer lift – well – maybe lift to Clitheroe, then the train)


8. Sat 1 Oct 7pm – Clapham Church
1611 – the WORD – in the – BEGINNING
The life & times of the King James Bible
told through drama and song.

Written and Directed by Nigel Schofield
Original Music – Helen Hockenhull
from the company that brought you
Contact Revd Ian Greenhalgh for further details


9. Mon Oct 3 – English Country Dancing – Lancliffe Institute 7.30pm
Beginners Welcome. No partner required.


10.  6-9 Oct – Settle Storytelling Festival

Thur 6 Oct – 7.30 pm – – Vic Hall
Hugh Lupton presents The Homing Stone about his great uncle Arthur Ransome

Fri 7 Oct – 6.30pm – St John’s Church Hall
Bedtime Tales with Taffy Thomas – Come in your pyjamas with your teddy, for under 6s-

Fri 7 Oct – 8.00pm – Vic Hall
Century  – Take a journey through the 20th Century through the eyes of
one  family.  Remember  the  Blitz, the cold war,  Thatcherism and the
dawn  of  a  new  age.  With vintage photographs, archive  footage and
music – 10 piece band with performers from London’s West End –

Sat 8 Oct – 3.30 pm – Vic Hall
Kamishibai Capers – Japanese Storytelling

Sat 8 Oct – 7.30pm –
Stories  from  the  Singing  Gourd  –  African  and  Indian tales with
international master storyteller and musician from Transglobal Underground: TUUP

Sun 9 Oct – 4pm – St John’s Church Hall
Tea and Tales with Dalesman Bill Mitchell and tea and cake! –

And many more events, some free – Need to book for most…

Sita  writes:  “If  you have time to spare, a few hours or a few days,
join us at Settle Stories. Help out and have fun.

We need volunteers to:

*** offer bed and breakfast to artists  (especially)
*** steward events  (especially)
put up posters
help with mailings and leaflet distribution
help with the Box Office
organise group bookings
emailing information about the festival to others
making cakes

Some roles need to be more active than others: talk to us to find the role
which  suits  you  best!   If you would like to join our friendly team
please drop us an email at


11. 12 Oct – Bat Research Discoveries- Prof John Altringham – CCG Talk

Bat Research – from Wharfedale to the Western Ghats. International Bat
Expert,  Prof John Altringham, from the University of Leeds will give
an illustrated talk on the latest research on bats.  At Townhead Court
BD24  9HY,  Settle  – Entrance £2-00 for non-members, £1-00 for Craven
Conservation   Group   Members.  Come   and   find   out   about   the
forefront  of bat research – and the  importance of Yorkshire Bats.


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