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Local Settle News – July 14th 2013



A new venture launches on July 20th at Victoria Hall when Settle Artisans Fair takes place. This  will run from 9 am to 3pm and will provide a monthly arena for regional artisans selling a range of high quality craft goods. As well as items for sale on the day there will also be the opportunity to order bespoke items from some stalls, to allow you to enjoy the very best of personalised goods. Refreshments will be available throughout served by “Hessian and Lace” pop up cafe on vintage china. Guest spinner Adrian will be demonstrating at the event. Fairs will take place on the third Saturday of each month.   Find out more about our range of stalls and forthcoming events at our website


The current  exhibition at The Folly is entitled “‘Family Stories:150 Years Of Discovery With The Yorkshire Archaeological Society’ . This promises to be a fascinating exhibition with considerable local interest.  The Ingleborough Archaeological group is holding a  re enactment day called ‘ Craven’s Past: Bringing Documents to Life’ on Wednesday 24th July. There will be  two sessions one at 11am and the second at 2pm ,costs are £3 but do include refreshments and the chance to look round the Yorkshire Archaeological exhibition, a bargain if ever there was one ! Tickets for this event can be obtained from TIC in Settle and Ingleton as well as from the Folly. Wills, inventories and objects will be used to illustrate life in Craven in the 17th century.


On Friday 19 July The Kings Men will perform at Victoria Hall. 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.  On Sunday 4 August there will be a concert by Tarras, a six piece band from the north of England and the borders of Scotland who play a blend of self-penned material and traditional songs delivered in a contemporary style.  On 16 August there will be a performance by The Hut People,  one of the hottest bands on the folk/world acts scene who play a mix of British, Nordic and European folk mixed with home grown tunes. The month ends with Chris Bannister on 30 August performing the music of John Denver. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718 or



Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them for Strawberry Teas on 20 July at High Fell Close (below the Falcon Hotel) between 2-4.330pm. Tickets cost £3 from committee members on 01729 822364 or on the door. There will also be a tombola and raffle. If the weather is inclement the event will be moved to indoors at the Old Court House, Station Road


Settle’s folk club will meet in Settle Social Club on 20 July for a traditional sing around session. Floor singers  and musicians welcome and all welcome to come along for a good night and to join in the choruses. Starts 9pm and admission free.


Mark the kick off of the Ashes with party time at Settle Cricket Club on 20 July.  Live music, disco and special entertainment all for £3. Special prices on Pimms and Fosters. Enjoy summer with us.


Messy church will take place at St John’s Hall on 21 July and the theme this month will be Bible Seasides.  This runs from 3.30-5.30 and is suitable for families and includes craft activities and a meal.


Settle Stompers invite you to join them for a line dance and afternoon tea at Victoria Hall on 21 July.  Admission is £5 with all proceeds to charity.  The dance will run from 2-6pm.


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 latest exhibition for Settle’s Gallery on the Green ‘Speculations on Clothes Hanging’, by Paul Rogers  deals with speculations on the ‘romance, ritual and intrigue of washing lines, wardrobes and clothes hanging’ with an exhibition that will include both photography and physical objects. Not a stranger to Settle, Paul was a member of the ‘3 x Norber’ group that exhibited recently in The Folly Museum in Settle.


Malham Tarn Field Centre invite you to come along to “Tarntastic” on 27 and 28 July. This marks the 70th annual open day at the centre and there will be a garden party with music, arts and crafts, food stalls, presentation and activities. There is free entry and the even is open from 10.30am to 10.30pm on 27th and from 10.30 am to 4pm on 28th.


The next film in the Tramps world cinema series at Victoria Hall will be the French classic, Jeanne De Florette. This will take place on 31 July with doors opening at 7pm and the film commencing at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £5.


Throughout July and August the Touchstones group will be looking at having fun with cooking, under the watchful eye of Chef, Richard. The group meets at Townhead Court on 23 and 30 July and August 6th between 11-12.30. For further details contact Age UK North Craven on 823066.


Quilting Antics, based in Watershed Mill is now taking bookings for beginners and improvers classes, to start in September 2013. For further details contact 01729 824708.


Advance notice that 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.



Music For People is dedicated to providing lifelong musical education that is affordable for all and will be holding a summer school at Giggleswick School between 3-10 August. There are more than 20 exciting courses to choose from including Big Band, Brass Band, Chamber Music, Choir, Composition, Dance Band, Folk Music, three levels of Jazz, Harmony and Improvisation, Opera, Percussion, Solo Singing, String Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Theory, Wind Ensembles and World Music. There is also an emphasis on music that reflects the struggles of the world’s peoples for peace and harmony. There are numerous opportunities to perform in formal and informal concerts, and collaboration across courses is actively encouraged.. To find out more contact 0845 6191689.


Dales Angels is holding a meet the makers day at Friends Meeting House on August 10 between 10pm to 3pm.  This is a chance to come along and meet the people behind some of the amazing array of goods for sale in Dales Angels. There will be vintage items from Effie May and a wide range of art work, crafts and photographs on sale as well as fair trade Namaste goods, crystals, sculptures and items made by local craft workers. There will also be live music by local folk group, The Moonbeams.


Settle Music is presenting an evening of music at Poppies on 10 August featuring Dead Mans Uke.  Tickets are available from Settle Music, priced £7 for an evening of vocals, ukulele,  double bass and stompin!


Advance notice that Rocky’s Plaice holiday club, run by Churches Together in Settle and District, will return on 12,13 & 14 August. This is a free activity club with games, crafts and bible stories and runs from 10am to noon at St John’s church hall and is suitable for 5-11 year olds. For details contact 01729 851860.


Many thanks to everyone who supported the recent Kwezana raffle, either through purchasing tickets or donating prizes. Particular thanks to all the local businesses who gave so generously  to this appeal, creating a magnificent array for imaginative prizes.  The winner of the top prize of a luxury food and drink hamper was Sophie Lister (class 6) with the 2nd prize (giant Eeyore cuddly toy) won by Millie Wild (class 3). There were a total of 46 other prizes and vouchers  and the raffle raised a magnificent £392.


Settle Photographic Group will again be staging a Town Trail in and around the centre of Settle. This year the trail will run from 9th to the 22nd August with pictures being displayed  in local shop windows. A map showing participating venues will be available from the TIC and some shops along the route. Many thanks to all the businesses who support this event. The group hope that locals and visitors alike will enjoy the trail which is aimed at being fun for all the family.  The following week the photographs will be gathered together and displayed as a group. The venue for exhibition this year will be Clapham Village Hall.   The exhibition will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend  and will be open there from 11am to 5pm each day (Saturday – Monday) and refreshments will be available throughout.


Many thanks to everyone who visited on Open Morning – your support is always much appreciated by pupils and staff. Well done to all Y5 pupils who took part in the cluster schools’ Y5s ‘Get Together’ at Long Preston Primary School, accompanied by Mrs. Finch. The visit provided further opportunities for our pupils to work with Y5s from other schools, in preparation for moving into Y6 where more such ‘get togethers’ are planned for next year. Congratulations to all pupils in Class 3, who remained cheerful and participated well, in spite of the very wet weather during their visit to Ribblehead and Colt Park Meadows. All participants learned much about our endangered hay meadows and we are grateful to Tanya St. Pierre of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust for leading the visit and arranging for the grant to subsidise our transport costs. Thank you to Mrs. Ali Ng and Reverend Hilary Young for working with our Y6 pupils on thie “Fast Forward” transition activity, in preparation for their move to secondary school and well done to Y6 pupils for their good participation. Thank you also to  Mr. Hinchcliffe for organising an enjoyable Accordion Workshop for our pupils, given by one of his ex-pupils. Thank you to all who came to support our pupils at this recent event. Every pupil in Y2 – Y6 took part in our two orchestra pieces and they all concentrated and played really well. We also enjoyed performances from our Dynamic Dectet of Y6 instrumentalists and all pupils who have been having instrumental lessons during the year. Well done to all participants! Next year, we hope more pupils will be keen to start instrumental lessons.

Well done to all Class 3 pupils who took part in the recent Overnight Camp and to Ms. Flanagan for helping with the event and Mrs. Lambert for ordering all the food. Behaviour was again excellent and staff and pupils (and midges!) thoroughly enjoyed the 26th Overnight Camp in our school! There was an excellent level of participation at the cluster schools Kwik Cricket Pairs Tournament with nine pairs from Y4 – Y6 taking part, accompanied by Mrs. Marshall and we are grateful to Mrs. Shepherd for her help, as well. All pupils participated well in the recent Transfer day. Our Y6 pupils who are transferring to Settle College seemed confident to spend their day as Y7s and all the other year groups also moved to their new year groups confidently. Our current Y1 and Reception pupils did an excellent job when they hosted the final familiarisation visit and lunch for our new September entrants on the morning of Transfer Day. All pupils in Class 3 on the afternoon of Transfer Day enjoyed a concert for KS2 pupils within the locality, given by the North Yorkshire Schools’ Orchestra and Choir, currently on a residential course  at Giggleswick School. On July 17th the pupils will be staging “Panto Pandemonium” in the Giggleswick Junior School Pavilion. The term will conclude with a family picnic on Harrisons playing field on Thursday lunchtime and a final assembly on Friday.


The next charity dance will take place on 3 August at the church hall of St Mary and St Michael catholic church. Regulars please note that this is not the usual venue. The dance will run from 8-11.30pm and all proceeds will go to the Langcliffe Village Defibrillator Appeal. To book please contatc 01729 823259 or 01729 824038 by Thursday 1 August.



You are invited to a ” Summer Celebration” on Saturday 27 July between10.00am – 2.00pm at 1 Park View, Ingfield Lane, Settle. Entrance is  £2.00 to  include a cuppa & cream scone. There will also be a cake stall, raffle, strawberries and cream, preserves and lots of summer treats.  All proceeds split 50/50 to Settle Parish Church funds & its ‘Aspire & Renew’ Appeal.On Friday 9 August at 7.30pm, there will be a talk & demonstration of Egyptian Dancing in the church with an opportunity to take part. Admission: £4.00 with wine & nibbles. All proceeds to Church Funds.


Local shop Dales Angels is holding an open event August Saturday 10th in  The Quaker Meeting House in Settle. This will run from  10-3  and will take the form of a market stall day for local suppliers to the Dales Angels shop. This is an ideal opportunity for customers  to get the chance to meet artists and crafters  and talk to them about their work and to see more of their work.  Local artist, Judith Todd, will be selling original paintings prints and cards. Judith is well known for her beautiful landscapes of our surrounding area. Highly talented wildwood artist, Steve Hutton will be selling prints of his amazing drawings of witches –  each with her own story and will be happy to tell you more about the inspiration behind  his  fascinating work.  Or you can even order your own broomstick as Gill O’Donnell will have bonny besoms to order and buy as well as brooches and original photographic prints with depth and imagination. Local photographer, Andy Lord , whose pictures capture the life of the dales will be selling his  cards and prints of local wildlife and landscapes. There will also be a chance to see more of Jessica Frays’ sculptures and her highly inventive abstract and detailed creative works as well as the wonderful knitted dolls of  Rachel Chambers  along with funky bags and jewellery and vintage clothes from Effie May. In addition to which there will be  crystals and crystal jewellery, Fair trade namaste goods and clothes and lots, lots  more . Along with this there will be live music from local folk band The Moonbeams, making it all  a day not to be missed.






The 72nd Annual Giggleswick Horticultural Society’s Open Show will take place on 10th August at Giggleswick Junior School Pavilion. The show will open to the public at 1.30pm with the official opening ceremony by Settle Mayor, Mr Joe Lord at 2pm.  There are a wide range of adult and child classes and copies of the schedule for the show are available from  Lamberts Newsagents, Speight and Watson, Settle Tourist Information Centre and The Garden Shed.  Admission to the show is £1 for adults, 30p for children. Cups and prizes will be presented at 3.30pm with an auction of exhibits at 4pm. Last year the society made donations totally £800 to Settle Scouts, Settle Swimming Pool, Cave Rescue, Blind Persons Welfare and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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