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SETTLE -KWEZANA LINK

Pupils at Settle Primary have sent their first posting of the year to Kwezana and included  photos of pupils building snowmen during the recent snowy weather. They explained how they also bring sledges to school in order to sledge on the slopes on the field in winter and commented how odd they would find it to have Christmas in the sun.  One school governor however will be enjoying the African sun at present as Gillian Gape is currently visiting Kwezana School as part of the programme to develop the links between the two schools. A former primary school head and advisor Mrs Gape will be spending a week in Kwezana school advising on curriculum development and has taken videos showing pupils work at Settle Primary with her and will be making videos with Kwezana pupils to show to Settle pupils on her return.

SAOS JUNIORS

A reminder that Settle Amateur Operatic Society Junior Section meet on Monday evenings at the Old Court House on Station Road at 6.15pm. The group is open to 7-18 year olds and is currently rehearsing for its production of “The Wizard of Oz” at Victoria Hall on 26 & 27 March. All welcome.

NORTH CRAVEN STROLLERS

A reminder that the group meets at 1.30pm from Millennium Gardens near Booths car park in Settle. For out of town walks the group meets as usual to leave at 1.30pm and share cars. Settle based walks last 60-90 mins either in the Settle-Giggleswick area or further afield. All that is required is a good pair of shoes or boots and weatherproof clothing. For more details contact North Craven Strollers on 01729 824537 or ncravenstrollers@yahoo.co.uk

GUIDED WALKS

Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line are running a walk an 11 mile moderately strenuous walk on 31 January. The route will go from Long Preston to Settle leaving Long Preston at 9.45am. Booking in advance is not but it is essential to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink and to be correctly equipped. For further details contact walksinfo@settle-carlisle.com.

VICTORIA HALL

On 31 January you are invited to come along and spend an evening with Burns Come and enjoy a

SETTLE -KWEZANA LINK

Pupils at Settle Primary have sent their first posting of the year to Kwezana and included  photos of pupils building snowmen during the recent snowy weather. They explained how they also bring sledges to school in order to sledge on the slopes on the field in winter and commented how odd they would find it to have Christmas in the sun.  One school governor however will be enjoying the African sun at present as Gillian Gape is currently visiting Kwezana School as part of the programme to develop the links between the two schools. A former primary school head and advisor Mrs Gape will be spending a week in Kwezana school advising on curriculum development and has taken videos showing pupils work at Settle Primary with her and will be making videos with Kwezana pupils to show to Settle pupils on her return.

SAOS JUNIORS

A reminder that Settle Amateur Operatic Society Junior Section meet on Monday evenings at the Old Court House on Station Road at 6.15pm. The group is open to 7-18 year olds and is currently rehearsing for its production of “The Wizard of Oz” at Victoria Hall on 26 & 27 March. All welcome.

NORTH CRAVEN STROLLERS

A reminder that the group meets at 1.30pm from Millennium Gardens near Booths car park in Settle. For out of town walks the group meets as usual to leave at 1.30pm and share cars. Settle based walks last 60-90 mins either in the Settle-Giggleswick area or further afield. All that is required is a good pair of shoes or boots and weatherproof clothing. For more details contact North Craven Strollers on 01729 824537 or ncravenstrollers@yahoo.co.uk

GUIDED WALKS

Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line are running a walk an 11 mile moderately strenuous walk on 31 January. The route will go from Long Preston to Settle leaving Long Preston at 9.45am. Booking in advance is not but it is essential to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink and to be correctly equipped. For further details contact walksinfo@settle-carlisle.com.

VICTORIA HALL

On 31 January you are invited to come along and spend an evening with Burns Come and enjoy a Burns Night Supper, with haggis, neeps and tatties, tea, coffee and shortbread, and songs and poems performed by Bill Adair, one of Scotland’s finest singer/songwriters  and  acapella harmony group. Pandora’s Handbag. February kicks off with First Sunday Folk at Victoria Hall – Introduced by Mike Harding (with house band) on February 1st.  There will be music  by Stu Hanna (Vocals, Octave Mandola, Tenor Banjo, Guitar) & Debbie Hanna (Vocals, Accordion, Whistle) who together make up  husband & wife duo Megson.  On Friday 6th February – Talking Stock Productions presents:Le Grand Return  by Alan Stockdill. The play is set in  1994 and the 50th anniversary of D Day looms. Tommy, Alf and Edwin are incarcerated in Coldrick Nursing Home. In spite of his ever-worsening heart condition, D Day veteran Tommy is determined to break out and rejoin his old comrades on the Normandy beaches. Please note that this event is free with donations on exit to be split between Age Uk and Victoria Hall.  On 12 February Tim Labrum returns to invite you to travel Around The World in 80 Images”. The journey takes the viewer through a number of countries, taking us off the beaten track as much as possible in an attempt to convey the beauty of those parts of the world not yet changed by mass tourism. Tim aims to inspire and inform those who see the world as a place of discovery and of diversity to be explored, as well as illustrating the effects of globalism and the impact this has had on various countries and cultures. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served at the interval with all proceeds from the event  being split between Victoria Hall and local charities. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718

CRAFT WORKSHOP

There will be a craft workshop on 30 January for those wishing to start an art journal. The course costs £45, including all materials and will cover basic techniques for creating an art journal. For details contact Jaki on Jakibogg@tiscali.co.uk or ring 07875699172.

SETTLE PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP

The group will next meet on Monday, 2 February at Townhead Court at 7.30pm when there will be a  presentation  entitled “First Three Songs Only”….Adventures In Live Gig Photography by member John Bentley. This will be followed by a session entitled “Shall I or shall I not?”  which will  look at the forthcoming YPU annual exhibition possible entries with  a chance for a critique of images that members may be considering for entry using a gallery format.

SETTLE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE

The next meeting will take place at 2 pm on Wednesday 4 February when the speaker will be Susie Hart, who has set up craft workshops in Tanzania to provide employment for disabled people who would otherwise be shunned. Please bring any donations of craft materials, buttons, etc. (but not knitting wool) for use in these workshops. The competition is for a piece of jewellery. Please note that this meeting will be at St. John’s Hall.

TABLE TOP SALE

The scouts are organising a table top sale at the drill hall on 7 February. The event is being arranged to raise funds to assist with the project to improve accessibility to the hall. Anyone wishing to book a stall at this event should contact 07454346509.

CHARITY DANCE

The next charity dance will be at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall on Saturday, February 7th at 8pm-11.30pm. All proceeds from this event will got to Settle Swimming Pool. If possible please contact the organisers of the event by Friday 6th February to let them know that you intend to attend. Contact via 01729 823259 / 824038.

MUSIC AT POPPIES

There are two musical events lined up for February at Poppies tea rooms. The first on February 7th sees the return of local groupThe Moonbeams. The gang are happy to return to Poppies to show off their new album ‘Watching Wildlife’, recently featured on Radio Leeds. The second on February 28th  is the debut of singer/songwriter Becky Mills at Poppies. For details contact 07932 182293

GIGGLESWICK

RICHARD WHITELEY THEATRE

Engineer Theatre Collective will be visiting on 3 February to peform “Run” at 7.30pm. The story follows four investment bank interns chasing a career in the city and is is inspired by the true story of Moritz Erhardt, a 21 year old intern who died after working 72 hours straight at his post in London. Suitable for 14+.  For ticket details contact 01729 893180.


, with haggis, neeps and tatties, tea, coffee and shortbread, and songs and poems performed by Bill Adair, one of Scotland’s finest singer/songwriters  and  acapella harmony group. Pandora’s Handbag. February kicks off with First Sunday Folk at Victoria Hall – Introduced by Mike Harding (with house band) on February 1st.  There will be music  by Stu Hanna (Vocals, Octave Mandola, Tenor Banjo, Guitar) & Debbie Hanna (Vocals, Accordion, Whistle) who together make up  husband & wife duo Megson.  On Friday 6th February – Talking Stock Productions presents:Le Grand Return  by Alan Stockdill. The play is set in  1994 and the 50th anniversary of D Day looms. Tommy, Alf and Edwin are incarcerated in Coldrick Nursing Home. In spite of his ever-worsening heart condition, D Day veteran Tommy is determined to break out and rejoin his old comrades on the Normandy beaches. Please note that this event is free with donations on exit to be split between Age Uk and Victoria Hall.  On 12 February Tim Labrum returns to invite you to travel Around The World in 80 Images”. The journey takes the viewer through a number of countries, taking us off the beaten track as much as possible in an attempt to convey the beauty of those parts of the world not yet changed by mass tourism. Tim aims to inspire and inform those who see the world as a place of discovery and of diversity to be explored, as well as illustrating the effects of globalism and the impact this has had on various countries and cultures. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served at the interval with all proceeds from the event  being split between Victoria Hall and local charities. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718

CRAFT WORKSHOP

There will be a craft workshop on 30 January for those wishing to start an art journal. The course costs £45, including all materials and will cover basic techniques for creating an art journal. For details contact Jaki on Jakibogg@tiscali.co.uk or ring 07875699172.

SETTLE PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP

The group will next meet on Monday, 2 February at Townhead Court at 7.30pm when there will be a  presentation  entitled “First Three Songs Only”….Adventures In Live Gig Photography by member John Bentley. This will be followed by a session entitled “Shall I or shall I not?”  which will  look at the forthcoming YPU annual exhibition possible entries with  a chance for a critique of images that members may be considering for entry using a gallery format.

SETTLE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE

The next meeting will take place at 2 pm on Wednesday 4 February when the speaker will be Susie Hart, who has set up craft workshops in Tanzania to provide employment for disabled people who would otherwise be shunned. Please bring any donations of craft materials, buttons, etc. (but not knitting wool) for use in these workshops. The competition is for a piece of jewellery. Please note that this meeting will be at St. John’s Hall.

TABLE TOP SALE

The scouts are organising a table top sale at the drill hall on 7 February. The event is being arranged to raise funds to assist with the project to improve accessibility to the hall. Anyone wishing to book a stall at this event should contact 07454346509.

CHARITY DANCE

The next charity dance will be at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall on Saturday, February 7th at 8pm-11.30pm. All proceeds from this event will got to Settle Swimming Pool. If possible please contact the organisers of the event by Friday 6th February to let them know that you intend to attend. Contact via 01729 823259 / 824038.

MUSIC AT POPPIES

There are two musical events lined up for February at Poppies tea rooms. The first on February 7th sees the return of local groupThe Moonbeams. The gang are happy to return to Poppies to show off their new album ‘Watching Wildlife’, recently featured on Radio Leeds. The second on February 28th  is the debut of singer/songwriter Becky Mills at Poppies. For details contact 07932 182293

GIGGLESWICK

RICHARD WHITELEY THEATRE

Engineer Theatre Collective will be visiting on 3 February to peform “Run” at 7.30pm. The story follows four investment bank interns chasing a career in the city and is is inspired by the true story of Moritz Erhardt, a 21 year old intern who died after working 72 hours straight at his post in London. Suitable for 14+.  For ticket details contact 01729 893180.


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