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Local Settle News 12 June 2011


The new exhibition opening at Settle’s Gallery on the Green builds on a partnership project between the children of Settle Primary School and those at Kwesana Primary School in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Kwesana village is situated in the Tyume valley close to the Hogsback Mountains: this village was home to a famous freedom fighter, Archie Sibeko who worked alongside Nelson Mandela. Through the involvement of  Gillian Gape, a volunteer and governor at Settle Primary, the children have worked together to create a vibrant exhibition of email, letters, drawings and photos.



By popular demand the Tuesday lunches have returned to  Settle Parish Church and will be available throughout the summer months. Morning coffee is served from 10.15am with lunches being served through from 12 till 2.30pm.  There is always a choice of homemade main courses, including a vegetarian option, and a range of desserts available. All welcome. The church are also serving lunches and teas at Langcliffe Institute on 26 June. On June 22nd the summer family bingo evening will take place at Settle Social Club, with eyes down at 7.30pm.  All are welcome at this fun event.



The new exhibition at The Folly entitled ‘Challenge and Change: 350 years in the life of a house and its region’ is now open to the public. Revised opening times for this season are Tues. 10.30 – 4.30 Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. and Bank Holidays 12.30 – 4.30.





On June 16 Blaize Theatre company will perform “Sward – the story of a Meadow”. On June 18 Heatseeker, perform a tribute to the music of AC DC and the month is rounded off by music of a very different sort on June 22 when “Blazin’ Fiddles” take to the stage featuring the hottest fiddle players of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Details of times and tickets from the box office on 01729 82 5718.



The second in the series of Summer Words events taks place on June 16th when the guest will be acclaimed author Joanne Harris. There will also be a workshop session prior to the evening event. Poet Simon Armitage is the third guest, and will visit Giggleswick on June 30th. For details of times and tickets contact the box office on 01729 893180




The current exhibition at the gallery features works by Norman Adams RA and will focus on Watercolour Paintings From Yorkshire to Provence, 1950’s – 1990’s. This will run until 12 July. Norman Adams (1927-2005) painted with watercolours throughout his career and was a master of the technique. The Linton Court‘s June exhibition will include a large selection of Norman‘s watercolours, including atmospheric paintings of the Yorkshire Dales not previously exhibited. During this exhibition as well as the usual opening hours the gallery will also be open on Sunday 12 June and Sunday 19 June from 11 to 4 pm to coincide with the North Yorkshire Open Studios weekends.


You are invited to follow the ‘garden trail’ up  beautiful  Ribblesdale and take part in this year’s open gardens over the weekend of June  18 & 19. Gardens are open on Saturday from 11-5 and on Sunday from 12-5pm and tickets cost £4 for one day or £6 for both days. Tickets are available from Settle  TIC or from Catkins Florist in Settle. Alternatively contact Sheila Gordon on 01729 824638 The money raised from the event this year will support Settle Swimming Pool and Parkinsons UK.



The Friends of Settle Primary school invite you to come along to their summer fair on 18 June between 12-4pm.  This will take place on the school field and there will be refreshments, games and stalls throughout the afternoon.


Settle Orchestra will be hoping to conjure “Summer Magic” with their concerts at Christ Church, Skipton on June 18 and at Settle Parish Church on June 25th. Both concerts commence at  7.30pm and tickets cost £8 available at Cave&Crag, Settle, Settle Music, Alley Books, Skipton Camera Centre, Bentham Post Office and Clitheroe Music. The concerts will feature a solo flute performance by Vahan Salorian, who will shortly be leaving the Orchestra to continue his studies elsewhere and also a movement of Bach’s Double Violin concerto performed by Tracy  Keeler (leader) and her 7-year-old daughter. These will be Tracey’s last performances with the orchestra prior to standing down as leader.



The folk club will meet on 18 June at Settle Social Club at 9pm. Admission is £5 and the guest performer will be Chris Milner.



St Alkelda’s annual garden party will take place at the Vicarage in Giggleswick on 18 June between 2-4 pm. There will be children’s games and activities and entertainment from the pupils of Giggleswick Primary School plus a range of stalls. Home made refreshments will be served throughout the day. All welcome.



Settle Amateur Operatic Society are serving light lunches and teas on 19 June at Langcliffe Institute from 11.30 onwards. On July 2nd and 16th they are holding coffee mornings at the old courthouse in Station Road from 10-12.30pm and look forward to seeing friends and supporters at these events.




The South African tea which unfortunately had to be postponed earlier in the year has been rescheduled for Sunday, 19 June at 3pm at Settle Parish Church.  Gillian Gape, a member of Holy Ascension’s congregation and retired Headteacher/Education Adviser, has developed close links with a school in Eastern Cape, South Africa and in March visited again to promote international partnerships for Settle Primary School. This work is currently featured in the Gallery on The Green.  Mama Kulukazi Xuza, Gillian’s host in Africa is currently visiting Settle.  She was formerly Sister in Charge of the Maternity Ward at Victoria Hospital, Alice, in Easter Cape and is a devout Christian who works tirelessly for her church, her local branch of the Mothers’ Union and “her people”. Churches Together in Settle and District extend an “OPEN INVITATION” to anyone who would like to meet Mama Xuza and hear about her life, her work, her faith to join us for Afternoon Tea with a South African flavour!



The next meeting is on June 20th at 7.30pm in Friends Meeting House. The theme for the gallery challenge is “Lines” and the second part of the evening will take advantage of the summer light by taking the form of a camera party, to take photos in and around the grounds of the venue. This will also provide a chance to ask questions about how to control your camera and provide the  perfect opportunity to try things out and seek advice and assistance from the more experienced members. There will also be a demonstration about how to resize pictures ready for printing and mounting.



Come and tell a story about ancient times and celebrations of the Summer Solstice, a tall tale or a long tale or just a favourite story. The next Club night will be on Wednesday 22nd June at 7.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House.  Kirkgate.  Settle – £3 on the door.  The venune is wheelchair accessible.  For further details contact Sarah on 01729 860048 or visit

Come and enjoy sharing and listening to stories with us.  We look forward to seeing you there …



The battle to retain middle schools in the area is not yet over and there will be a further public meeting to discuss the real future for North Craven Schools on 23 June at 7.30pm at Victoria Hall. This is open to all and members of the public are urged to attend to make their views known.



The Friends of the Swimming Pool will meet to hold their AGM on 24 June at 7.30pm at Friends Meeting House. The following week at 7pm on 30 June the Pool AGM will take place at Friends Meeting House.



A local history walk, providing the opportunity to view Settle through the eyes of one of its most intriguing characters has been scheduled for June. Tot Lord was a local greengrocer in the early 1900s, an amateur archaeologist, excavator of caves and founder of the “Pig Yard Club”.  Walkers can find out more about the town and its people by following in his footsteps on 25th June.  The guided walks cost £3.50 and depart at 6pm, lasting about ninety minutes. Participants should wear outdoor clothes and appropriate footwear. Further details 015242 42414


An illustrated talk on the “Caves of Vietnam” will take place on July 1st at Victoria Hall. The speaker will be Martin Holroyd. Details from box office on 01729 825718


The next meeting will take place on 7 July in the parish rooms when the speaker will be David C Ellis, who will present a talk on Hellifield Peel – the pre-war years.  The meeting commences at 7.30pm and all are welcome.



The next meeting is the outing to Harewood House on 6th July.  The coach leaves Whitefriars car park at 9am.  Places are still available for £20 which includes coach travel and entrance to Harewood House and gardens.  Contact Joy Calvert (824340). On Friday 15th July there will be a buffet supper at Country Harvest plus a discount off any goods purchased on the night.  Cost £6-75.  To book contact Doris Robinson (825594) or Sandra Fox (823682) before 22nd June.  There will be a Strawberry Coffee Morning on Saturday 30th July, 10am – 12noon at the Friend’s Meeting House, Kirkgate.  As well as the strawberry-themed refreshments there will be a cake and produce stall.  Proceeds in aid of WI funds.



The Rugby Club is the venue for a benefit night in aid of Airedale Breast Cancer Unit on 9 July.  Tickets cost £5, available from Spar and there will be music from 8 till late, from Total Wrex and Mix Disco.



There will be a night of motown and northern soul at Settle Social Club on 16 July. The session runs from 8.30-12.30 and tickets cost £3.

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