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News and Events around Settle this week and more


On Feb 10th the Snake Davis Band will perform their own particular brand of soul music.

On 11th there will be North East inspired instrumental fold by the Andy May Folk “Royalty” Martin and Eliza Carthy perform in Settle on February  15th.  On Friday 16th there will be a matinee performance by the Westenders, singing songs from The World’s Greatest Musicals. On 18th choes of Erin Comhaltas presents the very best of Ireland’s young musicians, and a showcase of traditional dance, tunes, song, and storytelling. There will also be two film events this month. On Monday 12th there will be a matinee “relaxed screening” of Backbeat . Relaxed films are sensitive to, and celebrating of,audience members who may enjoy a more relaxed environment. These screenings are designed to be suitable for dementia-sufferers and their carers, but all are welcome  Backbeat is a 1994 Anglo-German drama film directed by Iain Softley. It chronicles the early days of the Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe’s German girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr (Sheryl Lee).  Then on  Thursday 22nd there will be a National Theatre Live screening of Cat On A Hot Tin RoofFor details and tickets contact 01729 825718


This week there will be two walks both taking place on February 10th. Please note that all walks now take place from the 0849 Leeds-Settle-Carlisle service unless otherwise stated and walks will usually finish in time to return to Leeds by 7.00 pm.  The first walk is a 13 mile moderately strenuous walk from Horton to Settle via Crummack Dale. The second is the 8 mile easy circular walk around Grassington. Participants should meet at Skipton and make use of public transport to and from the station (Fares payable). All participants in railway walks are reminded that it is their responsibility to make sure  that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear. 




SETTLE PARISH CHURCH : Please note that the church is currently following a new programme of services. On Sunday 11th  there will be a service of Holy Communion at 10am. Lunches will again be served on Tuesdays between 12 and 2pm. These offer home cooking and a friendly welcome.  Over the weekend of 17 & 18 February the church will be hosting the St Cyprians Singers. This is a London based choral group in the English Choral Tradition. On Saturday 17 February they will present a concert including works by Byrd, Bainton, Bairstow and Stanford. Admission to this is £10. On Sunday 18 February they will take part in the Eucharist Service at 10am and will perform Howell’s Collegium Regale and Purcell’s Hear My Prayer as part of the service.


SETTLE PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP:The group will next meet on This will take place at 7.30 at Townhead Court. Andy previously visited SPG back in 2014 to talk about landscape photography, following his successful exhibition at the Folly.


U3A Settle and District U3A  are delighted to announce a talk by Alan Hemsworth on Thursday 8th February 2018 at 10.30 at the Victoria Hall Settle. The talk is entitled “The Riddle of Humpty Dumpty” Entry £1. Visitors welcome. Coffee served from 10.00.


ROTARY MERRY-GO-ROUND:    The Rotary Club of Settle will hold their annual Merry-go-Round on Friday 9th February. A three course meal will take place over  three different hotels and restaurants. It starts at 6.45pm in the Dining Hall at Giggleswick School, where you will receive your itinerary for the evening. The proceeds from this year’s festivities will all go to Cancer Research UK. Please get your tickets early as for the last two years the evening has been sold out. Tickets, price £20, are available from any Settle Rotarian, or from the Secretary, David Blackburne on 01729 822445. 




  GALLERY ON THE GREEN:   The Gallery is currently featuring the work of Kerry McKenna, who paints on slates and is particularly drawn to mystical scenes The Gallery is open 24 hours a day and is free entry.  


NORTH CRAVEN HERITAGE TRUST:   There are two talks being held in February by the North Craven Heritage Trust.  The first is on Thursday, 15 February at 2.30pm in Village Hall Clapham. This will be on the topic of “Craven In Domesday Book And Beyond” and will be delivered by  Dr. Fiona Edmonds.  The second will take place on 28 February at 2.30pm at St John’s Methodist Church Hall and will be on the topic of  “Inventing King Arthur” delivered by Prof. Nick Higham. Non members welcome. Cost £2.


ST JOHN‘S METHODIST CHURCH:  On Tuesdays the church hosts a coffee pot from 10am to 12 noon serving coffee and home made scones and cakes. Pancakes will be served at the coffee pot on February 13th. On February 17th the church is combining two previously popular activities and holding a pudding and board games evening in the coffee lounge. This is open to all, visitors to the town and residents alike – regardless of age. Simply bring a pudding or bring yourself! The evening starts at 7pm .



PEERTALK:  Peertalk meets every Tuesday evening at The Folly between 7.30-9pm and provides a space for talk and to offer support for people who live with depression and also offers support to  their families. For  further information go to


THREE PEAKS FOLK CLUB  This month’s meeting will be on Saturday 17th February at Settle Social Club and will be an open evening of Musicians & Singers. There are no guests in February so there is free entry and all comers welcomed. The evening starts at 8.30pm.

MESSY CHURCH:  The February Messy Church event takes place on 18 February at St John’s Church between 3.30 and 5.30 and is an event for families. There are opportunities for worship, activities and a hot meal to be shared together. The event is free with an opportunity to make a donation towards costs if desired. The theme for February is “All Creation is Very Good” and will be focused around information prepared by the church in Suriname as part of the Women’s World Day of Prayer. Activities will include “messy painting” and the afternoon will look at the forests and rare animals of Suriname and the threats to them as well as pollution issues at home.

SETTLE PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP: The next meeting will take place on 19 February at Townhead Court at 7.30 and will be a continuation of Rod Smith’s talk on how to judge pictures, both those of others and your own. This will be a practical evening in order to help develop those skills.  The gallery topic for the evening will be Street Life.


SETTLE LIBRARY Kathleen Kinder will be presenting a series of talks on the theme of “Murder, Mystery and Thriller” tracing the history of the crime novel.  These will take place on 19 & 26 February and 5 March at Settle Library betweeen 10-12 noon. Refreshments will be served. This is a free event although there will be an opportunity to make donations to the community library fund.

AMNESTY  The next letter writing session for Amnesty International will take place on 21 February at Friends Meeting house between 5-8pm. If you have 30 minutes to spare, you can do something life changing. People are invited to drop in and write a letter to help change a life. Guided help is available. For details contact 01729 268912.


ALL SORTS MARKET  There will be an all sorts market with a range of stalls at Victoria Hall on 24 February. This will run from 10am -3pm. To book a stall contact 01729 822364.


THEATRE TRIPS: Michael Cullingworth is currently arranging a series of Theatre Trips. The cost quoted includes theatre ticket (usually a matinee) , gratuities and coach transport to and from the venue. To ensure good seats trips are planned well in advance.  Trips currently being planned include on May 9th there will be trip to Bradford for Matthew Bourne’s Ballet Cinderella (cost £43) and then off to Leeds’ Grand Theatre for Calendar Girls on August 29th (cost£54). In October he will be arranging a trip to Bradford once again for Miss Saigon at the Alhambra on 10 October (cost £68).  Advance booking is essential as trips are popular and all payment must be made 5 weeks prior to the performance. ” To contact Michael to book a place on a trip simply get in touch on 01729823978 or email:-



North Ribblesdale Rugby Club is holding training sessions for girls aged 11 and over every week on Friday evenings from 6.15-7.15. These are led by fully qualified and accredited coaches and take place at Eshtons in Giggleswick. 



 The next Charity Dance will be at St Mary & St Michael Parish Hall , Tillman Close (off Kirkgate , Settle) on Sa urday March 3rd 8.00pm to 11.00pm. Contact for information 01729 824038/822364 


A reminder that the Friends of Settle Victoria Hall run a kitchen every 
Tuesday from 9.30am to approx 3.00pm. All welcome with all proceeds 
going to the Hall . There are also a range of goods on sale on the charity stall. 


Members are reminded that Settle Amateur Operatic Society AGM will be on Tuesday February 27th in the Old Court House Station Road Settle at 7.30pm



ST ALKELDA’S: The churches are currently following a new programme of services. Please note that there  will be a service of Holy Communion on Sunday 11th at both 8 am and 10 am

GIGGLESWICK GAZELLES:  The beginners running group meets on Fridays at 5.30 at Eshton Pavilion on Raines Road beside the all weather pitch. The sessions include walking and stopping and are designed to help build confidence in those who are just starting running.  For details contact Jill on 07955 342344.


RICHARD WHITELEY THEATRE   . On February 22nd the theatre is delighted to host a  talk entitled “The Ultimate Triathlon”, by James Ketchell. In February 2014 he became the first person to row the Atlantic, summit Mount Everest and cycle 18, 000 miles around the world despite having suffered a motorcycle accident 7 years previously which left him with two broken legs. For details and bookings contact  01729 893180.

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