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TRAMPS: Fri 28 June sees us bringing foreign films back to the Victoria Hall in Settle.

We have a programme of showing a film once a month on the last Wednesday of the month.
However, with the kind of exception that is said to prove the rule, the first film in the series is this
coming Friday.  All the rest are on the last Wednesday of the month.  Details on:

Friday’s film is a surreal French animation about a rider from an unlikely background riding the Tour de
France (a bit like Chris Froome).  However in this case, even more unlikely things happen.  If you want
to read about the plot before the film look at:

Peter Bradshaw’s enthusiastic review in the Guardian can be seen here:,4267,1030893,00.html


Many thanks to all who helped to achieve our local area grand total of £2248. House to house collections raised £1613 and local events (coffee evening, afternoon teas, plant sales and others) donated a further £635. This is a great result for a big effort on the part of many people in Settle and the villages.


You are invited to come along and join us for light lunches and teas on Sunday 30 June at Langcliffe Institute. All welcome.  Meanwhile we are still seeking out men / youths  to act as cowboys in their Autumn production of “Calamity Jane! Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at 7.30pm at the Old Court House.


This year’s open gardens in Settle and District event will take place on June 29th and 30th. Seventeen gardens will be open on Saturday June 29th and Sunday June 30th. Gardens will be open 11am -5pm on Saturday and 12am -5pm on Sunday. Tickets cost £5 or £8 for both days and are available from Tourist information+ Field to Home (both located in Sette Market Square). All proceeds from the event will be donated to charity.  For further details please contact Julie Smith 01729 822090 or email:


Paper Zoo theatre company take to the stage on 29 June with their adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, Hard Times. Saturday 6 July will see local band Wilful Missing return to Victoria Hall after their sell-out concert last year.   The King’s Men features the King’s College Cambridge Collegiate Singers. The choir of King’s College is most famous for the Christmas broadcasts of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols each year on the BBC, however the group have a growing reputation as “non-classical” singers and the programme will include a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718 or


On June 28 The Folly will host a talk by Philip Abbott, a librarian and archivist at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. Entitled “Three Brothers against Napoleon” the talk links with an exhibition at the Folly in July. During the talk he will explore the connections between the Dawson family of Langcliffe Hall and Bolton-by-Bowland and the Napoleonic Wars. The talk will use extracts from the Dawson papers supplemented by records from the National Archives and other original sources to investigate the lives of Henry and Charles Dawson who fought with the 52nd Light Infantry Regiment during the Napoleonic Wars,and their brother William Dawson RN, and what this tells us about the experience of young men in Wellington’s Army and Nelson’s Navy. Please book your tickets early as this is sure to be a popular event and places are limited to 50 The talk will start at 7.30 tickets and tickets £6 from the folly or phone 01729 822893.


The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show is back on the road! The first filkm of the new season is on Friday 28 June, at Victoria Hall and will commence at 7.45 to allow those travelling by train to attend.  Belleville Rendez-vous is a French surreal animation based around the Tour de France.  Tickets cost £5 on the door.


Eco-nite meetings are held at 7.00pm on the first Wednesday of every month at the Royal Oak. The meetings provide an informal setting for discussions about ‘eco’ matters. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 3rd July 2013


Jane Buckle and Pam Twiss are holding their second joint exhibition this year AT Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate. Student colleagues on the BA Fine Art (Hons) course at Craven College, they held their first show at the Friends Meeting House in Skipton in April, 2013. Entitled “Seeing Through The Gaps” Jane Buckle’s

artwork is inspired by the lives and experiences of those who fall through the gaps in society and the people who work to help rebuild their lives. Pam Twiss  is inspired by the enduring spiritual space of meeting houses, the depth of silence, encounters with Friends committed to peace, truth and unconditional love and has called her exhibtion ” Out Of Silence”. The exhibition can be viewed on 4&5 July between 11am – 7pm and on 6 July from 10am -6pm.


The next charity dance will take place at Settle College on July 6th from 7.30-11.30pm.  All proceeds will be donated to HODU Unit at Airedale Hospital. To book ring 01729 824038 / 823259 by Thursday July 4th.


Settle Golf Club are holding their Summer Ball on July 6th and tickets cost £30. The club would be grateful for any donations of raffle and auction prizes.  This year the ball will be raising funds for Cave Rescue and Motor-neurone disease research.  For details or to book tickets contact Kay Philipson on 01729 825340 or John Lassey on 01729 823593.


The Falcon Manor is hosting a Latin Night on 7 July, commencing at 6pm and offering 2 hours of dance classes and tapa. So if Salsa, sangria and tapas is your ideal summer Sunday sizzle then contact  01729 823814. Spaces are limited so booking is essential.  Tickets cost £12.


Freda’s playgroup is holding an open day on Sunday, 7 July. There will be refreshments, face-painting and activities and a chance to come along and find out what we can offer your child. Open from 1-3pm.


Bentham and District Pet Rescue invite you and your dog to come along and join them on 14 July for a sponsored dog walk. The group will meet in Langcliffe car-park at noon and will follow a circular route returning at approximately 2.30pm, in time for tea and cakes at Langcliffe Institute. Those without dogs are also welcome as there will be dogs available to walk with.  Sponsorship forms can be obtained from Dalehead Vets or via  015242 51898.


Summer is on its way and already plans are afoot for Chipmonks Summer Holiday club. This will run from 22 July through to 2 August and will provide fun filled sessions of excitement, creativity and entertainment for 3-6 year olds and is based at Giggleswick Junior School. For more details contact  01729 822370.


The  newly formed ‘Giggleswick Gazelles’ a beginners running group meet at 5.30-6.30pm, Eshtons Pavilion, next to Giggleswick Schools all weather pitch, Raines Road, Giggleswick every Friday. Tea and cakes are served after the run and the first session is free. For more information please contact Andy Mouncey 07799 063115 or Jill Eccleston 07955 342344


On August 3 Settle Social Club is holding “A Night For Hasledin”. Local soldier, twenty one year old Private Matthew Haseldin, from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment, had been in the Army for just a few months when he was killed in Helmand province on November 3, 2011. This event is arranged by Matthew’s friends  and all proceeds will be donated to Help the Heroes.  Tickets cost £5 in advance or £7.50 on the door.  Tickets available via the Social Club or via James on 07964937349 or Matt on 07582150040.



There is still time to take part in the treasure hunt and quiz sheets and maps will be available from The Tuck Shop and Giggleswick Primary School until 30 June at a cost of £3. Sheets should be returned by end of July and all proceeds will go to Giggleswick Primary School. First prize is a voucher for £50 for a meal at The Harts Head Hotel and second prize is a large jar of sweets from The Tuck Shop.


On June 30 there will be a concert at 5pm by the Herdwyck Consort entitled “A Baroque Journey” at Giggleswick School Chapel. Tickets £7.50, £5 Concessions (children free) from 01729 893180. The Cumbrian based Herdwyck Consort is a vocal group specialising in Renaissance and Baroque music. Since its first concert in 2010, the consort has established a reputation for its emotive and exciting performances. This concert includes works by Buxtehude, Monteverdi and Handel and will feature Giggleswick’s Schola Cantorum and young instrumentalists in part of the programme .




Food supplies may still have been rationed during the Coronation but quite clearly music wasn’t, as sixty years on the combined talents of Langcliffe Singers and Settle Orchestra presented a veritable banquet of music from the royal occasion. This rich and varied programme was a feast of delights with both the singers and orchestra in fine form. This was in no small part due to the efforts of their conductor, Nigel Waugh, who has worked incredibly hard to rehearse with both elements to create this wonderful celebratory concert.  An added bonus was the venue for the concert, where the seating arrangement meant that the audience was able to see both singers and orchestra extremely clearly, making the concert seem much more intimate. This also meant that we were privileged to watch an excellent example of the way in which the orchestra supports and encourages young players as there was very clearly some very skilled mentoring taking place in the percussion section which led to a tremendous performance from both newcomer and tutor.  This was not the only bonus of the night as the evening featured a performance of the march “Grey Moorland” by Arthur Butterworth, which was conducted by the composer himself. This strikingly dramatic piece, evocative of the windswept moors above Haworth, while not necessarily in keeping with the regal theme of the evening was very much in keeping with the character of the area itself.  The programme contained principally well known pieces but this did not in anyway diminish their impact as despite their familiarity there was always something new to admire: an example being in the glorious opening which featured Purcell’s Trumpet Tune and Air but where one of the most striking features was the excellent performance of the string section.  In Handel’s “Zadok the Priest” the very familiar orchestral introduction was complemented by an incredibly powerful song of triumph by the choir, in which the male section were particularly impressive,   and was a perfect example of the way in which both groups worked in a way which was complementary to one another. Similarly there were a number of individual solos, both orchestral and vocal – the spine-tingling flute introducing the Fantasia on Greensleeves, the beautiful soprano solo in “Oh Taste and See” – but there was no point at which the attention was unduly drawn away from the efforts of the whole.  The mood throughout the evening varied with spectacle and grandeur to the fore in the “Music for the Royal Fireworks” by Handel, which positively fizzed with life, through to the prayerful and almost hypnotic  “Thou wilt keep him in Perfect Peace” by Samuel Wesley, the unashamedly patriotic and stirring “Crown Imperial” by William Walton and on to the solemnity of Elgar’s “Nimrod” which was performed with great skill and sensitivity to create a profoundly moving experience for all present before dying into a brief moment of complete stillness.   The second half of the programme allowed the audience to actually share in the joy of singing with such a stunning accompaniment as it featured traditional favourites such as “All people that on earth do dwell”, arranged by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance  and “Jerusalem”. These were all performed with great power and passion and received rapturously by the audience. To conclude the programme there was no other possible choice but Nigel Waugh’s excellent arrangement of the National Anthem – however, by then a standing ovation had already been guaranteed.

The concert will be repeated at Skipton’s Christ Church, at 7.30pm on June 29th.


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