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Local Settle News September 1st


Local poet, John Garth Raubenheimer, is once again offering his services to local groups as an entertainer. In his new entertainment entitled ” A poetry reading between two songs” he will share both new and older work chiefly from his book “The Voyage from Me to You”.  John provides his services to raise funds for SANE, a charity helping people affected by mental illness. For details contact 01729 825611 or 07960708886.


The gallery is currently showing “Out of Africa and into the Dales” a selection of the work by Tony and Carol Dilger. This new exhibition by award-winning locally based  wildlife photographers Tony & Carol Dilger attempts to condense the vastness of Africa into a telephone kiosk in Yorkshire. Stunning images from the heart of evolution’s furnace transposed to the cosy confines of Britain’s smallest art gallery, a dose of tropical exotica for Dalesfolk and ‘off-comers’ alike.The exhibition will run from 30th August to 11th October 2014.


On September 5-7th Victoria Hall is the venue for the first Settle Folk Gathering. The weekend kicks off with ceilidh on Friday 5th. There will then be a concert by Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, on Saturday evening and on Sunday evening Nancy Kerr and James Fagan take to the stage. On September 13th there will be the return of Lip Service Theatre with their production of the Hysterical Historical Show. Six piece blues band, The Stumble take to the stage on 20 September and on September 28th there will be a performance “From The Jam”, featuring members of the original group line up.  Tickets for all events bookable via 01729 825718.


The next Settle Session will take place at The Folly on 5 September at 7.30pm and will feature Patricia Pogson and Jean Harrison as guest poets. There will also be a number of local poets in the Read Too spot.  Tickets cost £6, available from The Folly, Cave and Crag or via 01729 823305.


Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line have arranged 2 guided  walks for the coming weekend  The first on 6 September and is moderately strenuous walk of 12miles entitled Nine Standards Rigg. This departs Kirkby Stephen at 10.34. Booking in advance is not required for these walks but it is essential to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink and to be correctly equipped. For further details contact On Sunday 7th there is a geology walk looking at the effects of ice on limestone. This is a 6 mile moderate walk but due to the limited seating capacity on linking buses, pre booking is essential via The walk will leave Dent Station at 10.37.


Bookings for this year’s production of “Guys and Dolls” open on Saturday 6th September with a coffee morning at Victoria Hall.  Members, patrons and vice presidents are welcome from 10am to 11am with the booking opening to members of the public from 11am to noon. Please come along to book or simply to join us for coffee and cake. All proceeds to Victoria Hall.


Langcliffe Church invite you to their flower festival over the weekend of 5-7 September. The theme for this year’s festival is The Great War and there will be a preview evening on 5 September. Tickets for the preview are £5, including wine and nibbles.  The event is open between 10-5 on both Saturday and Sunday with admission £3. At 6pm on Sunday there will be a songs of praise service followed by an auction of the flower arrangements.


The next charity dance will take place at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall in Settle on Saturday, 6 September. The dance will run from 8pm to 11.30pm. All proceeds from this event will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.  Please let us know by Friday 5th if you can attend by contacting  01729 824038/ 823259


The Rugby Club is hosting live pig racing on 7 September with the first race beginning at 1pm. Admission is £5 for adults, with accompanied children admitted free. Admission price also includes a free raffle ticket. In addition to the pig racing there will be a barbecue, disco and bingo. Proceeds will be shared between the rugby club and Settle Pool.


The first Settle Folk Weekend gathering will take place at Victoria Hall over the 5-7th September – and tickets are now available from Victoria Hall box office on 01729 825718. The weekend kicks off with ceilidh on Friday 5th. There will then be a concert by Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, named as best’ Duo’ in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards, on Saturday evening and on Sunday evening Nancy Kerr and James Fagan take to the stage.  Tickets cost £5 for the ceilidh and £12 for each individual show or a weekend ticket covering all three events can be purchased for £25. There will also be pub sessions around the town, an open mic session, a visit by dray horses and buskers around town during the weekend.


At 12 noon on Sun 7th September there will be a  commemoration of the Great War and those who left Settle in a performance of a  historically accurate recruitment meeting in the actual place where it happened, 100 years to the date and time that the meeting took place in Settle Victoria Hall. This is a free event. On September 14th there will be a promenade production of the acclamed “Tunstill’s Men”.  A poignant tale of local young men sent off to war, Tunstill’s Men is an accomplished piece created and performed by students and staff from Aireville School, Skipton. The true story of a recruiting campaigner during World War I is brought to life in this promenade performance through the Craven streets a century after the events that changed the lives of men and women in the district forever. Meet at Holy Ascension church), 5.15pm


Settle Voices Community Choir meets in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Monday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm, starting on 8th September. Newcomers are very welcome. For more information visit our website or ring (01729) 823777.


On 8 September TRAMPS will be showing “The Long Day Closes” at Victoria Hall at 7.45pm. Admission is £5.


The Hatha Yoga sessions will recommence at Settle Primary School in the week commencing 8 September. The group meets on Mondays between 7.30-9pm or on Wednesdays between 7.30-9pm. Sessions cost £7, payable in blocks of six and there are 12 sessions per term.  All levels, including beginners, are welcome. For details contact 07947027188.


Alison King School of Dance is staring a new class for solo dancers wanting to brush up on their Latin moves. There is no need for a partner for these sessions and they are suitable for all ability levels.  The sessions will take place at Langcliffe Institute on Tuesday mornings between 9.30-10.30 am, starting 9 September and cost £4 per session. For further details contact 01729 840118.


September 11th is the date for the new season of Scottish Dancing sessions at St John’s Church Hall.  Sessions run from 7.30-9.30 and beginners are welcome. There is no need for a partner, simply come along and join in. For details contact 01524241451.


The next big breakfast will take place on Saturday 13 September 2014, 8.30am at a new venue, St Mary & St Michael Church Hall, Tillman Close, Settle. This means that there will be more space so you can invite friends but please remember to help the cooks plan the food requirements by booking your places by Thurs 11 Sept –  or you may go hungry ! This month’s guest speaker is Jo Wulf.

Coffee & tea are available from 8.15am, breakfast & talk over by 9.30am. Breakfast costs £3.00. Contact 01729 825285 to book your place at the Settle Big Breakfast


The next meeting will take place on 15 September at Townhead Court at 7.30pm. The speaker for the evening will be group member, Tony Crossland who will talk on the subject of Time Lapse Photography. The theme for the evening’s gallery is “A postcard from…”


Settle library in conjunction with North Yorkshire County Council will be hosting an IT session to assist people to search the archives in order to find their relatives and find out more about their involvement in the events of WW1. This will run from 10-12 on September 19th at Settle Library. The session cost £2 and booking is essential as are basic computer knowledge and skills.


You’re never too young to dance! Victoria Hall will host a brand new class for preschool children and their parents/guardians on Wednesday mornings from 9.30- 10.15am. Using props and fun music Baby Boogie includes  dancing of various styles and helps the children who attend to develop poise, balance, coordination, rhythm, flexibility, social skills and confidence.  A great first step into the dancing world! Classes commence17th September and further details are available from Alison King School of Dance  on 01729 840118.


The next messy church will take place on 21 September at St John’s Hall between 3.30-5.30pm. There will be crafts, music and worship as well as a hot meal. The theme for the session will be “Community”. Messy Church welcomes all ages and denominations.


The next charity dance will take place at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall in Settle on Saturday, October 4th.The dance will run from 8pm to 11.30pm. All proceeds from this event will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.  Please let us know by Friday 3rd if you can attend by contacting  01729 824038/ 823259


Advance notice that Settle Rotary , in conjunction with Booths Supermarket, will be staging a wine tasting evening entitled “Wines from Around the World.” The event will be staged at Victoria Hall on 4 October and will provide a chance to sample a range of wines – a perfect way to make some decisions for the festive period. There will also be a chance to sample cheeses also.  The event will run from 7-9.30pm and tickets cost £10, including first 5 tastings.  Money raised from the event will support the Rotary Water Aid for Syria appeal. Tickets available from Rotarians and via  01729 830299.



As part of the Heritage Open day programme Giggleswick School chapel will be open to members of the public on 13th and 14th September.  The chapel will be open between 11-5 on Saturday with musical recitals at 10am, noon and 2pm. On Sunday the chapel will be open between 1-4pm with recitals at noon and 2pm.


The new season for the Leisure Sports Club will commence on 10 September. The group meet at Catterall Hall between 7.30-9.15 each week and play a range of sports including indoor volley ball, hockey, touch rugby and netball. Sessions cost £3. For details contact 07880723528.

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