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VICTORIA HALL:  Today, February 1st we welcome Keith James, best known for his stunning tributes to, among others, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, and Gabriel Garcia Lorca, the singer and guitarist now launches a new album of his own work. Back by popular demand, on February 2nd, in a Brand New Production for 2018, Megaslam Wrestling bring their all-action, International show back to Settle Victoria Hall! Who will come out on top as the stars of World Wrestling battle for their country?

On 3rd February Fairport Convention come to Settle as part of their tour to celebrat 50 years.   Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. The performance will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material from their most recent studio album 50:50@50 celebrating their Golden anniversary. The concerts will also feature an opening performance by the wonderful singer / songwriter duo Winter Wilson,. Folk “Royalty” Martin and Eliza Carthy perform in Settle on February  15th. For details and tickets contact 01729 825718


This week there will be two walks both taking place on February 3rd. 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 14 mile strenuous walk from Long Preston to Settle via Pikedaw. The second is a 10 mile moderate walk between Wennington and Bentham via Melling and Burton in Lonsdale.  Participants in this walk should catch the 8.19 Leeds to Morecambe train and alight at Wennington and return via Bentham. 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. 


CHARITY DANCE: The next charity dance at Settle will take place at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall, Tillman Close off Kirkgate on Saturday February 3rd   from 8.00pm until 11.00pm.  New Dancers are always welcome. Further information availablefrom: 01729 824038/822364 Proceeds from this dance still to be announced.




SETTLE PARISH CHURCH : Please note that the church is currently following a new programme of services. On Sunday 4th there will be a shared 3 Parishes Communion Service at 10 am. 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 5 February when there will be a talk, “Limestone Landscapes” , by Andy Latham. 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.


TRAMPS The next showing as part of the season of foreign films at Victoria Hall will take place on Wednesday 7 February at 7.45. Admission is £5. The film is “Barbara” and is in German with English subtitles and tells the story of a doctor in East Germany who  is exiled by the Stasi to a small town


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. The first Tuesday in the month is in aid of a charity and on February 6 the event will be in aid of Peertalk. All welcome. 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


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.


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. 



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 4th  at 8am followed by evensong at 6pm. There will also be a 3 parishes communion service at 10am.


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   Please note a change to the current advertisements for Tortoise in a Nutshell’s production of Fisk. This will take place on Thursday 8th February at 7.30pm and not Monday 19th as previously shown in programmes. 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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