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Local News for Settle and Area 4th June


This weekend there will be two guided railway walks. The first on Saturday 10 June  is a 13 mile strenuous walk from  Garsdale to Kirkby Stephen via Wild Boar Fell. This leaves Garsdale  station at 10.21 and concludes at Kirkby Stephen. On Sunday 11 June there is a strenuous 8 mile  Swaledale Walk from Muker to Gunnerside   This leaves Ribblehead at 10.28 and also concludes at Ribblehead making use of a Service bus to Muker and on the return from Gunnerside. All participants in railway walks 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.


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


North Ribblesdale Rugby Club is hosting a clubbercise charity party night on 9 June from 7pm onwards. The event is in aid of Brain Tumour Research and Support and the evening will begin with a clubbercise workout at 7.30pm.  There will also be live music, raffle, cakes and a bar. Tickets cost £5, available from Lamberts or via 07966 7189944 or 07896 563661. The dress code for the evening is NEON!


On  June 16 there will be funk and latin music at the hall when “Mango Factory” take to the stage. June 24 the hall welcomes The Strawbs for an acoustic concert. With a success-packed timeline going all the way back to 1967, the Strawbs are as exhilarating today as they ever were. Creative helmsman Dave Cousins has much to be proud of. Memorable hits such as Lay Down and Part of The Union represent only the tip of an iceberg of success. With terrific songs, sublime melodies, a true feel for tradition and superlative vocal harmonies, they genuinely  occupy a special place in British acoustic music.  June 25 sees the return to Settle of the popular 5 piece band, Moishe’s Bagel.  The history of Richard III is given a comic twist with the performance of “Car Park King” on 30th June, as Richard battles to stop a curse and protect his nephews from impending danger. 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.


A number of theatre trips are being arranged for the coming months. The quoted price includes a seat in the stalls, coach travel to and from destination and all gratuities. All trips leave Settle Cricket club at 10.30am with the exception of the trips to Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, which departs at 9.30am. For bookings & payment details contact Michael Cullingworth on 01729823978 or email Cheques should be made payable to Settle Rotary Club. For G&S aficionados there is a trip to The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan on Saturday 19th August 2017. This is again a Matinee at 2pm at the  Royal Hall, Harrogate. The price £44.00 per person. Future trips currently being planned include Gershwin’s musical, Crazy For You at Leeds Grand on Wednesday 30 August (cost £54: closing date for reservations 7 July), Shakespeare’s As You Like It at Theatre By the Lake, Keswick on 13 September (Cost £35)  and “Handbagged” a satrical comedy detailing what allegedly went on between The Queen & Mrs Thatcher (Cost £35) also at Keswick.


Freda’s playgroup invite you to come along and join them for their open day on 10 June between 2-4pm. There will be an opportunity to discover their outdoor play area as well as a range of stalls, cakes and face-painting on offer. There will also be play activities. All welcome.


Giggleswick and Settle Brass Band will be performing at St Peter’s Church, Stainforth on 10 June at 7.30pm. The proceeds of the concert will go to support Avril Palmer and her family, Tickets cost £5 (or donation) and there will also be a raffle. Donations for the raffle will be very welcome.


The annual Settle Saunter will take place on  Sunday 11th June. Offering 3 great routes, marvellous scenery,  a big friendly welcome and plenty of grub the Saunter is an annual walking/running event along footpaths and bridleways taking entrants into the Yorkshire Dales to see some picturesque rural villages and hamlets and swathes of intoxicating countryside. It is organised and run by the Rotary Club of Settle with help from members of the local community. The longer routes have checkpoints with light refreshments along the way and a hot savoury meal is provided at the end. Badges and certificates upon completion are all included in the entry fee. Free car parking is provided.There are three routes on offer accommodating a wide range of abilities and all can be run or walked. The routes are 10k / 6.2mls, a Half Marathon (21k / 13 mls)  and 37k / 23 mls.  Some stages of the route, though not all, are flagged with tape to help with navigation. A comprehensive route description is available to all entrants. We welcome all-comers in the expectation they have a reasonable level of fitness to complete their chosen route Registration, start & finish on the day is at the Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, Settle, BD24 9DZ [GR 818 63.The Saunter helps the Rotary Club of Settle raise funds for good causes. Funds raised in 2017 will be shared between Settle Scouts who are raising money to revamp their Drill Hall/Community Centre and the Settle based charity, Kids at School in Nepal, who are raising funds to rebuild a primary school after the earthquake in Nepal.Entries will be accepted on the day. Further details and online entry forms can be found on the Settle Rotary Club’s website.


Settle Opera  invite you to join them for coffee in The Old Courthouse on June 10 between 10-12.30pm. There will also be homemade cakes and scones available.


Victoria Hall is hosting a fabric sale on 14 June between 10am -2pm. The sale is being staged by Doughtys Roadshow and there will be a wide range of dress fabrics and quilting fabrics available as well as sample pieces suitable for craft activities.


It’s almost time to get the flowerpots out again and to help stimulate ideas for this year’s flowerpot festival, the Folly is hosting a flowerpot workshop on Thursday, 15 June. The session will operate as a drop in session between 2-8pm and provides an opportunity to learn how to make flowerpot figures.


At present there are three temporary exhibitions at The Folly. The first is  ‘The End of an Era: 200 Years of Zion Chapel’ . The generosity of local contributors means that the archive material originally provided for this exhibition has been extensively extended and there is now a wealth of new material on show. In conjunction with this exhibition there will be a talk on 16 June by Anne Read entitled. ‘Zion’s Part in Settle Life’ In order to accommodate those who are not able to manage the stairs in the building this will take place on the ground floor. However this does mean tickets are limited. The talk begins at 7.30 and tickets cost £7 from the Folly or phone 01729 822893. The remaining exhibitions are ‘Back in Settle: Pastimes in Past Times and ‘Settle Captured in Wool’ both of which are proving very popular.


The club will next meet on June 17 at Settle Social Club when the guests for the evening will be One-A-Chord, a trio featuring vocals, whistles, pipes, accordian, melodian, harp & guitar. Admission payable on the door. All welcome.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for the annual Dance with John Bowdler, Blackpool Tower Ballroom organist. This will be at Ingleton Community Centre on Saturday June17th. Tickets are £8.50 including supper and can be obtained from the Community Centre or phone 01729 822959/ 822364.  Please note that there is no bar facility at this event but you are welcome to bring your own drinks and glasses


The summer concerts will mark 50 years of Settle Orchestra and will take place on Saturday 17th June at 7.30 pm at the Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick and on Saturday 24th June at 7.30 pm, Christ Church, Skipton. The programme will include “Caliph of Baghdad” by Boieldieu, the first piece which was every performed by Settle Orchestra and this will be conducted by their former conducter Howard Rogerson. The programme will also feature works by Elgar, Butterworth, Tomlinson and Coates along with premieres of two works by former members of the Orchestra. Following the concert on 24 June there will be a celebration birthday party. Tickets cost £12, available via members, Cave and Crag in Settle, Skipton Camera Centre and Bentham Post Office or on the door.


The next Messy Church session will take place on Sunday 18 June at St John’s Church Hall between 3-30pm -5.30pm . This is an opportunity for families to get together and share activities, worship and a hot meal.  It is open to locals and visitors alike. The event is free but there is an opportunity to donate towards the cost of craft materials.


The next meeting will take place on 19 June at Townhead Court at 7.30pm. Entitled “Circus Eborescens – a tour of the CountyDavid Crutchley will talk about his walk around the boundaries of Yorkshire. The gallery for the evening will be on the theme of water.


This year’s open gardens event will take place on 24 & 25 June and will be in aid of Settle Swimming Pool.  There will be 23 participating gardens and tickets cost £6 per day or £10 for both days.  Tickets are available via 01729 822090.


The glass studio will be holding workshop sessions in the coming weeks to enable members of the public to try their hand at the craft of working with glass. This will include a 3 week course taking place on Tuesdays on 26 June, 4 & 11 July and running from 1-3pm each week. The cost for this course is £70. There will also be a series of Sunday afternoon workshops taking place on 18 June and 9 July which will run from 1-4pm and cost £45 each.  For further information contact 07427 616469.


Settle Library will be hosting 3 part series of talks on the history and development of the English Novel. The talks will be given by Kathleen Kinder and will take place on 24 June and 3rd and 10th of July and run from 10-11.30. These events are free and refreshments will be available, there will however be an opportunity to give donations to Library funds.


The next  charity dance will be at St Mary & St Michael Parish Hall  and will take place on Saturday July 1st. The dances run from 8.00pm to 11pm. If possible please notify the organisers by the Friday before that you intend to come via 01729 823259 / 824038.


The current exhibition at The Gallery on the Green features work  by Tom Palin and will run until 8 July. This exhibition consists of 39 oil paintings. All works comprise twin hardwood panels and were made between 2011 and 2016. The panels are arranged thematically and formally across three walls, so as to draw attention to pictorial, narrative and physical relationships within and between works.


A huge thank you to the generous people of Settle and area for supporting this year’s Christian Aid Week collection. A grand total of  £2807 was raised. The money will support refugees from war zones. Thanks also to those who gave their time to help with the coffee evening and the collection activities.


The Church Council has resolved to give £200 of the profit from Tuesday Lunches, once a quarter, to a chosen charity, to which will be added any additional donations given on the day.  To date, distributions have been made as follows:  Settle Swimming Pool £309.00; Sue Ryder Hospice, Manorlands £208.50.  On Tuesday 4th July the chosen charity will be Jack’s Journey – Brain Tumour Research and Support (BTRS).  The final charity of 2017 will be for Victim Support, the national charity for the victims of crime, which will be supported on Tuesday 3rd October. On Sunday, June 18th the church will be be serving teas at the Institute between 1.00 and 5.00 pm on Sunday 18 June 2017.  All welcome!  There will be a Tombola.


A sisterhood circle will operate at the Women’s Holiday Centre at Horton in Ribblesdale on the last Wednesday of every month from 1-3pm. There is no commitment to attend regularly and the event is free, however participants are invited to bring along refreshments to share if possible and there will be the opportunity to donate to the centre’s work if you wish to do so.



The Giggleswick Gazelles meet every Friday at Eshtons Pavilion from 5.30-6.30 and welcome new members to join in their running group. The group is friendly and aims to encourage new runners to enjoy their activity and includes stops and walks as part of the programme.  The first session is free and holiday visitors are also welcome.  Tea and cakes are available post run. For details contact  07955 342344.


Community Cinema will be showing “A Street Cat Named Bob” on 11 June at 3.30pm. Doors open at 2.45pm and tickets cost £5.50. The film tells the true story of Covent Garden busker, James Bowen, whose life is turned around when he becomes responsible for a stray ginger cat who helps him to find a purpose once more.


As part of the Voices of Craven programme former Giggleswick resident and international opera star, Sarah Fox will be performing at St Alkelda’s church on June 10th. The concert starts at 7pm and as well as Sarah will feature Royal Opera House regular Graeme Danby and English National Opera regulars mezzo-soprano Valerie Reid and tenor Austin Gunn  in ann intimate evening of music and merriment with four world class singers. Tickets cost £20 and are available via 01729 893180.

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