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On June 10th North Ribblesdale Rugby Club will welcome Josh Zwagil and Scott Smith of XFT ( Extreme Fuel Treatment) for the northernmost stop on their UK tour. There will be a business presentation about the uses of the product and the business opportunities which it presents. This is open to all and will commence at 7pm for a 7.30pm presentation. There will also be an informal session from 12.30 onwards in the Royal Oak.


On Friday  6th June there will be another evening of poetry and writing from Settle Sessions who have chosen the Folly as a venue for their evenings. Start time is 7.30 tickets £6. Meanwhile the “Make it Slow” exhibition is proving to be a great success. ‘Make it Slow’ artist Sharon Adams will talk about the ideas behind her work, and the artworks in ‘Make it Slow’ on 13th June at 7.30 pm. The talk will explore her fascination with tools and the connection that we have with making, and the loss of handcrafting from everyday life. She will focus on the ideas behind her work and the artworks in Make it Slow. Adams has also been exploring The Folly’s own collection of tools and The Folly’s Honorary Curator Anne Read will give an introduction to the collection. Tickets: £7 in advance Details of all the exhibitions and events can be found on our website .uk/folly or see us on facebook


Another link between Settle and Africa was discussed in a recent post between members of class 5 and Kwezana when the class began studying butterflies.  The class studied caterpillars and then observed them as they became pupae and waited for them to hatch. Once hatched the painted lady butterflies were released into the wild as they have a very short life span and during this time they lay their eggs . The species migrate to Africa and so it is possible that those released in Settle may well end up there too!


This month’s Settle Session will take place on June 6 at The Folly, commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6, available via Cave and Crag and The Folly. The guests this month both have local connections. Poet Eliza Dear has lived in Settle for eight years having previously lived in Ireland for 30 years where in the 90s she started to write poetry. She had her first poetry book published last year by a publisher in Belfast which brings together her Irish and English connections. and will be reading from this collection during the evening. Jane Routh is a photographer and writer who looks after a flock of geese, an Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland, some new woods and a few fields in North Lancashire. An award winning poet, Jane lives in the Forest of Bowland near Lowgill. In the open mic “Read Two” slot, a group of writers from Bentham will be presenting a variety of styles, led by Settle based John Raubenheimer. For more information ring 01729 82330501729 823305


The next charity dance will take place on June 7 at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall between 8-11.30pm. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Those attending are asked to contact 01729 82325901729 823259 / 824038 by June 6th.


The next exhibition at Gavaghan Art in Linton Court will feature works by Sam Dalby RP and is entitled Still Life, Life Drawing, Portraits. This will run from 7 June – 5 July and will be opening on Saturday, 7 June between 11-4. It will then be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Highly regarded as a portrait painter, Sam ,who is based in Settle, will be exhibiting a range of work in this solo exhibition. In 2013 Sam was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.


Churches Together are holding Pentecost get together on 8 June at the Millennium Gardens at 3.30pm. Hot drinks will be available and you are invited to bring along your own picnic. The event will take place in Friends Meeting House if wet.  All welcome.


Yorkshire Dales choir, Cantores Salicium, are performing an evening of sacred and secular songs with an uplifting floral theme on June 8 at 5pm at Settle Parish Church. All proceeds will go to Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. Tickets cost £10 adults, with under 16s free, including glass of wine.  Earlier in the day there will be an opportunity for children, aged between 7-12, to take part in an art and craft session and to learn to sing a song with the choir. The song will then be performed as part of the concert. The craft session will run from 2-3.30pm and costs £2 per child.


Reform theatre return on June 8th to perform John Godber’s bittersweet story “Weekend Breaks”, a tale of a weekend away which reveals family secrets which may have been better remaining secret. This performance is free with donations invited on exit.   On June 14 there will be a musical treat with a performance by Simon Mayor’s Mandolinquents. Music ranges from traditional airs to swing, ragtime and classical performed on mandolins of all sizes and mixed with infectious off-beat humour. In conjunction with Grassington Festival  the theatre will present “An evening with Helen Fraser” on June 15th; this miscellany of memories from stage and screen will included anecdotes from her time in Coronation Street and the Carry On series.   On June 21st Richard Digance returns to the theatre for another evening of music, poetry and observations on life. The month concludes with Keith James on 27 June performing the Songs of Leonard Cohen. Tickets for all events bookable via 01729 82571801729 825718 .



The next coffee morning will take place on  June 14 at The Old Courthouse on Station Road between 10-12.30pm. All are welcome.


The Friends of Settle Primary School will be holding a summer fair on Jun 14 between 12 and 3pm. There will be a raffle and tombola, a range of games and stalls, a cake stall and a barbecue. All are welcome.


Local singing group Octameron are holding a concert, entitled “All Beauteous Things” on June 15th at Langcliffe Institute. The even is a fundraiser for Langcliffe Singers and will start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8, available via Cave and Crag and Settle Music.  Nibbles will be provided and you are invited to bring along your own bottle.


Come along to enjoy the Settle church organ as you’ve probably never heard it before!! Settle Parish Church will host a  recital of ‘pop’ music and songs from the 60s and 70s along with  recent light music and jazz arranged for  the organ on Saturday, 21 June at 7.30pm. Played by Graham Toft (Settle Parish Organist and veteran rocker) and Paul Fisher (composer and recitalist and inveterate rocker) The evening is free to everyone: with a retiring collection with all donations in aid of the organ fund.  Coffee and retro refreshments will be served in the interval and special requests for your favourite Top of the Pops hits can be made by  email to


Age UK North Craven and Settle Stories are appealing for help from young people to help get older people in Settle area on line. The technology together project is  aimed at young people who use computers and the internet almost every day and who can then be a lifeline for someone online. If you can give up an hour of your time you can help to change a life.  You will receive training and work experience and the chance to develop valuable skills such as teamwork, leadership, helping others, communications and training – all skills that  future employers will  value. To find out more contact 01729 82306601729 823066 .


Settle Orchestra’s summer concerts will take place at Christ Church in Skipton on 21 June and at the Richard Whiteley Theatre in Giggleswick on 28 June. Both concerts will commence at 7.30pm and the soloist will be Joshua Asquith. The programme will feature works by Mendelssohn, Weber, Schubert and Beethoven. Tickets cost £10 available from orchestra members or via Settle Music or Cave and Crag in Settle, Bentham Post Office, or Skipton Camera Shop.


Although the regular dance classes do not take place over the summer months there is still opportunities to dance! The next Scottish Dance will take place at St John’s Hall on 26 June at 7.30pm and costs £3. Visitors are welcome to come along and join in. For further information contact 015242 41451. Regular classes will resume in September.


On Thursday 26th June  there will be a visit to Langcliffe Hall and Gardens by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Robert Bell. This will be open to all and participants should  meet at Langcliffe Hall at 2.00 pm.  Please park in the village car park.


On 25 June Tramps will be showing “La Grand Silence” at Victoria Hall. Doors open at 7.15 for a &.45 start. Tickets cost £5. The film is a documentary which gives an intimate portrayal of the everyday lives of Carthusian monks of the Grande Chartreuse, a monastery in the French Alps. The film has no commentary and is in French with English subtitles and depicts the rhythm of monastic life.  On its release the film won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Festival in 2006.



On Sunday, June 8 there will be a showing of the family film,  Rio 2 by Community Cinema. This will commence at 3.30pm and tickets cost £5. On June 9 The Epsilon Quartet will perform in Giggleswick Chapel at 7.30pm. The Quartet are all members of the Halle Orchestra and the programme will include works by Haydn, Prokoviev, Wolf and Elgar. Tickets  bookable via the box office on 01729 89318001729 893180 .


The school is currently selling two quiz sheets. These are both fun, general knowledge quizzes. The first is a family quiz sheet, cost £2, for which the first prize is a £25 voucher for Pizza Express. The second is a children’s quiz, cost £1, for which the prize is a large jar of sweets donated by The Tuck Shop. Both quizzes are available from the school and The Tuck Shop and completed sheets should be returned to either school or the shop by 30 June.


A reminder that the beginners running group meets at Eshtons pavilion, Raines Road, Giggleswick between 5.30-6.30pm on Friday evenings. Contact 07955 34234407955 342344 for details. All welcome.

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