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Settle Amateur Operatic Society Junior Section will recommence on Monday evenings at the Old Court House on Station Road at 6.15. 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.


A reminder that the Iyengar Yoga sessions have now resumed but with a change of venue.  Monday sessions will take place at the Quaker Meeting House as usual with a mixed ability class between 12.30-2pm and a beginners session between 2.15-3.30. The Tuesday session will take place between 7-8.30pm at the School of Dance on Station Road. This is a mixed ability group.


The new term for Settle Scorpions has now started. The Taekwondo group welcomes members at all levels, including beginners, at its sessions at Settle Primary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6.30-7.45. For further details please contact 01729 823416.


The new term of Hatha Yoga will commence at Settle Primary School on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.30-9pm. The sessions are suitable for all levels including beginners and will run for 10 weeks with a break for half-term. Sessions are payable in 5 week blocks. For details contact 07947027188.


North Craven Strollers Walking for Health group have a range of destinations for their 2015 walks from Settle, Hellifield and Gargrave. Every Wednesday there is free walk of around 60-90 mins either in the Settle-Giggleswick area or further afield. On Wednesday 28 January there’ll be an out of town walk around around Rathmell. There will be a walk in Hellifield on the third Thursday of Janaury at 11am from Aherne’s car park. The first Thursday in February will see the resumption of the Gargrave walks at 10am from Summerseat. The start times are planned to coincide with the Settle-Skipton bus service. The Settle walks leave 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. The strolls are free easy and gentle, aimed at people trying to get fitter, or recovering from operations or illnesses, or not wanting to go as far as they might have done on the past. The saunter is designed specially for those who’d like 20-30 minutes fresh air and stretch their legs with no pressure to go further or faster. People also like to walk with company to give them confidence while others come to meet new people. Just a good pair of shoes or boots and weatherproof clothing is needed. For more details contact North Craven Strollers on 01729 824537 or


The next film night will take place at Friends Meeting House on 15 January at 7.30pm. There will be a collection to provide medical aid for Palestine and a showing of the film, “Budrus”. This is  a 2009 Israeli/Palestinian/American documentary film about non-violent demonstrations conducted by the residents of Budrus (a Palestinian town in the during the early 2000s to protest against the building of the Israeli West Bank barrier inside of the village focussing on the inspirational story of the women’s community group in the town. All welcome.


A new exhibition at the gallery will featureworks by Settle College art students inspired by the works of Matisse, van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat and their use of paint application and ideas about colour. “Fauvism in The Dales” will open on 17th January.


Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line are offering a guided walk on 17th January on a circular route around Settle, taking in Scaleber Force. This will be an 11 mile strenuous walk  departing from Settle at  9.50am. 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


There will be an introductory relaxation class on 21 January at Friends Meeting House between 7.30-8.30pm. This will be a free taster event and will be followed by a series of 9 weekly sessions. The cost for these is £50 if paid in advance or £7.50 if paid for on a pay as you go basis. There will be no more than 8 people per class. There will be a break for Half-Term on the 18th February. For details contact 07794 112172.


After a brief break the Victoria Hall new season commences with the return of the Swing Commanders on 25th January. Europe’s number one Western Swing quintet, The Swing Commanders, guarantee a superb evening of Western and Forties Swing classics recreating the cream of music from a bygone era. 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. For details and tickets contact 01729 825718


The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show will conduct their next film showing at Victoria Hall on 28 January at 7.45. Admission is £5. The film is “The Lunchbox” and is in Hindi and English with subtitles and tells the story of love over a mixed up lunch delivery.


The next meeting will take place at Townhead Court on 28th January   2pm. The speaker will be Hannah Wilson and her topic is
`Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park’. Members are reminded to bring their £12 annual subscription . Visitors welcome at cost of £3.


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 or ring 07875699172.


Anyone interested in having a stall at the market in Victoria Hall on Tuesday 13th, 20th or 27th January only is invited to contact the hall on 01729 825718. The cost will be £10 per stall.


At the January meeting Heather Slater gave an entertaining and informative talk entitled My Life in Indonesia. The competition for a Christmas Photo was won by Sandra Fox. At the meeting at 2 pm on Wednesday 4 February the speaker is 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.


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.


The next big breakfast will take place on 17 January at 8.30am at the Catholic Church Hall. The speaker will be Jill Eccleston. To reserve a place please contact 01729 825285. All welcome.


This year’s week of prayer for Christian Unity will run from 18th-25th January with all members of the community welcome at all services regardless of denomination. The week of events will commence on 18 January at 4.30pm at St Alkelda’s when there will be an informal worship session with a guest speaker. There will also a be a Messy Church event at St John’s Hall between 3.30-5.30pm.On 19-24 there will be a twenty minute daily prayer session at Settle Parish Church at 8am. On Tuesday 20th between noon and 2pm Settle Parish Church will host a simple lunch in support of Christian Aid.  On Wednesday 21 at 3pm there will be a midweek meeting at Settle Friends Meeting House. On Sunday 25th St Mary and St Michael Catholic Church will host a unity service at 3pm.



The Gigg Lectures series opens this year with John Pilkington: A Balkan Adventure on Friday 15 January at 7.00pm. John Pilkington has been called “one of Britain’s greatest tellers of travellers’ tales” having made numerous trips through the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Central and Eastern Asia. In 2009 he spent six months in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran, countries he thinks “are in the news for all the wrong reasons”. In a sequel to this dangerous trip, he made a further journey in 2011 from Georgia to Afghanistan. In 2013 he made a trip full of surprises from Venice to Istanbul, which is the subject of this latest talk.On Friday 16 January at 7.30pm locally born and internationally renowned soprano, Sarah Fox, will perform in The Cole Porter Songbook, accompanied by international conductor, James Burton. This specially devised programme  presents the greatest songs written by Cole Porter. 2014 marked  the 50th anniversary of Porter’s death, which the duo will commemorate by presenting familiar favourites including In the Still of the Night, I’ve Got You under My Skin, Anything Goes, and Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye as well as other Cole Porter gems. This concert is in aid of the Giggleswick School Foundation and proceeds will be used to help with various projects across the school.  On Sunday 18th January  Community Cinemas will show the film “The Hundred Foot Journey”, starring Helen Mirren. Doors open at 2.45 with the film commencing at 3.30pm. Tickets cost £5. For ticket details contact 01729 893180.


Many of our pupils entered a Christmas card competition organised by Julian Smith MP and we were thrilled to get a special delivery on the last afternoon of term, informing us that Matthew Garth’s design was chosen as the winning design! Matthew received a framed version of his picture, as well as a letter and a card from Julian Smith and his design also appears on the MP’s website. Well done, Matthew! A special thank you to all parents who provided food contributions for the Christmas party and to all who helped during the event. A good time was enjoyed by all participants! Well done to all the pupils who took part in the Nativity performance at St. Alkelda’s church Christmas Eve service. They worked hard during the rehearsals and performed well during the event. For the second half of the Autumn Term 2014, we were able to record 30 pupils achieving 100% attendance – well done! Congratulations also to all pupils in Y5, Y3 and Reception for 100% punctuality in the second half of the Autumn  Starting after school on Friday, 16th January, we are offering another Street Dance course, through Total Dance (part of the Sport-S-Cool group). This will run for 5 weeks.

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