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Local Settle News January 4th


Iyengar yoga classes will resume in Settle on 13 January. 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 group meets every Wednesday at the Millennium Gardens at  1.30pm to enjoy short walks around the Settle and Giggleswick area 0f 40-90 minutes duration.  On 14 Jan there will be an “out of area” walk in Clapham. For further details and information about transport contact 01729 824537.


A series of eight mindfulness sessions focussing on simple and effective relaxation techniques will commence in Settle on January 14th. For further details of times and venue contact 07803 721135.


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.


There is still time to view the  popular ‘Three Kings’ tableau which will continue to be on display in  the phone box gallery until 17th January.  The tableau was created by Jeanne Carr and Veronica Allsop with the stained glass effect panels created by Settle Flagmakers.  There are treats available for young visitors. The next exhibition at the gallery will be works 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. For details contact 07794 112172.


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.


Tonight, Thursday 8th, the Giggleswick WI will meet at 7.30pm at the Parish Rooms. The speaker this evening is Michael Cullingworth on the seasonal topic of “Pantomime Dames.” Visitors welcome.



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. For ticket details contact 01729 893180.

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