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News and Events in Settle – September 2015


Settle College is holding an open evening between 6-8pm on 24 September. There will be an address by the Principal at 6.30pm. The event is open to all and will provide an opportunity to find out more about the school and the experiences which the college can offer its students.


Patricia’s Flowers invites you to join them at Victoria Hall on 24 September at 7pm for the first in a series of informal workshops on fun flower arranging. Each session will cost £4.50. Participants should bring along some cut flowers, some foliage, a vase and scissors/secateurs.  This group is open to all levels of ability . For details contact 07468305212.


There will be two  guided walks arranged by Friends of Settle-Carlisle line this weekend. On Sat 26 Sep there will be a 12 mile moderately strenuous walk on a circular route around Kirkby Stephen This leaves Kirkby Stephen at 10.34. On Sunday 27 Sep as part of the Get Walking programme there will be a walk in  Swaledale taking in Richmond & Easby Abbey. This is a 6 mile easy walk and links with service buses. The walk leaves from Ribblehead at 10.27 and uses the service bus from Ribblehead to and from Richmond. No reservation is necessary  for this walk but all participants should ensure that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear. Details can also be found at


Tickets are now on sale for this year’s production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”. The production will be staged at Victoria Hall during the week 26-31 October at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm. A range of concession, family and group tickets are available and can be purchased in person at Victoria Hall or via their website ( or via the box office on 01729 825718.


Ladies badminton sessions take place every week on Wednesdays between 7.30-9pm at Settle College. These are mixed ability sessions and beginners are always welcome. For further details contact 01729 824249/840601.


A busy weekend is in store offering a wide variety of entertainment. On September 25 the unusual and critically acclaimed play “Beryl – a romance on two wheels” will be performed,  celebrating the life of Beryl Burton – the greatest woman on two wheels.Yorkshire woman Beryl Burton was five times world pursuit champion, twice road racing champion and twelve times national champion. She was one of the most astonishing sports people ever to have lived. The play tells the story of Beryl’s life, from working on a rhubarb farm to becoming the best British cycling all-rounder for 25 consecutive years and, in 1967, setting a 12 hour time-trial which has not been broken to this day. On September 26 West Yorkshire Savoyards return to the hall with their production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic Savoy opera “The Gondoliers”.  Benji Kirkpatrick, from Bellowhead, brings his show “Bendrix” to Settle on September 27th. The first half of the show is Benji’s own material, with the second half entirely dedicated to  an exploration of the music of Jimi Hendrix material set against a specially commissioned visual backdrop by Shropshire-based artist Esther Thorpe. This section comprises classic songs by the legendary guitarist, adapted for bouzouki, banjo and mandolin so that by stripping back the layers of electric guitar, the solos and the psychedelia the songs appear in their pure form, to reveal Hendrix as a sensitive songwriter. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718.


Dalehome, on Station Road, invite you to join them on 28 September between 10-12 for cake and coffee in aid of Macmillan. Admission is £1.50 and all are welcome.


A call out to all would-be performers who’d like to take part in a special fund-raising event on 11 and 12 December. Settle Amateur Operatic Society and Victoria Hall are working together to stage “Not the Royal Variety Show”. There will be a preliminary meeting for all interested in taking part in the event on 28 September at 6.30pm at The Old Court House, Station Road.


The next foreign film showing by TRAMPS will take place on 30 September at Victoria Hall at 7.45pm. Admission is £5.Bombón: El Perro is a gently humorous road movie with a 52-year-old and the large dog he is given in lieu of payment. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles


The next Settle Soup event will take place on 30 September between 12-2pm at Victoria Hall. The event is a mix of social gathering, micro fundraiser, grassroots ideas, Dragons Den – and Soup. Booking is essential for food so that we have an idea of the numbers! The concept is simple: a suggested donation of £4 on the door (£2 for under 18s) gives you a delicious meal of soup, bread, tea and a vote for your favourite local community project pitched on the day. To book a place contact 07977040329


A series of 1-2-1 sessions can be arranged at Settle Library, Limestone View to assist those who are unsure with new technology. These take place on Fridays between 3.30-5.30pm. To book an appointment contact 0845 0349537.


Up to  November 1st, visitors to The Folly will be able to see an exciting new touring exhibition which is being launched in Settle. ‘Textil/Juvel: Contemporary Craft from West Sweden’  features displays of textiles and jewellery from seven leading makers  and illustrates the rich craft heritage of West Sweden together with an awareness of the natural world and our impact upon it.  The artists in Textil/Juvel weave together a high level of skill and story, combining traditional techniques and new technologies to explore our relationship with the world. The exhibition demonstrates how they are employing their craft heritage to forge new ways of working, using natural materials- seeds, wood- appropriated machine made objects and  finely crafted metal and textiles.
The show is both stunning and thought-provoking and is the fourth in the Art Unpacked series of exhibitions from Chrysalis Arts of Gargrave; it has been devised in conjunction with Konsthantverkscentrum (The Crafts Centre), Sweden.
There will be an opportunity to buy some of the work on show as well as the chance to attend a  linked talk and workshop during October.


On Thursday 1st October 2015 at from 2pm – 4pm at Victoria Hall in Settle, Age UK North Craven will be hosting a unique event to mark UK Older People’s Day. The aim of the event is to celebrate the contribution made to the community by people in later life. There will be information from local organisations on display as well as information on how to make the most of the services on offer from Age UK North Craven and other community groups at work in Settle and the surrounding areas.  There will also be refreshments provided. The event is free; aimed at the community and at people working with older people either as volunteers or as professionals  Our special guests are the Golden Oldies (known as the GOs to their friends).  The GOs started out as an over 50’s light exercise group and now provide entertainment, costumed and choreographed song, fun and dance all over the North West. Members of the group say being part of the GOs has given them fun, purpose and a new lease of life. They will be at the core of the event with a stage display. For more information and to reserve tickets please contact Sue Bradley at Age UK North Craven, on 01729 823066.


Settle Parish church will host an organ recital by Paul Fisher on Saturday, 3 October at 7.30pm. Entitled “Melodies All Sorts” the programme will feature melodies from classical and popular music arranged for organ including Mozart, Vangelis, Strauss, Fisher and others. There will be a refreshment interval and admission is free with  a retiring collection of donations to the organ fund


Local choir, Langcliffe Singers will be hosting a Ceilidh at Langcliffe Institute on 3 October. The event will commence at 7.30pm and music will be provided by “Butter’d Peas” with caller Gillian Walton.  Tickets cost £8, with children free. There will be a Jacobs Join supper and participants are invited to bring along their own drinks.


The next charity dance will take place at St Johns Hall on October 3rd and will be in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The dance will run from 8pm to 11pm. For further information or to book by the preceding Friday please contact 01729 823259 / 824038.


The next group meeting will take place on 5 October at Townhead Court at 7.30pm. The theme for the evening will be the main camera controls. There will be a talk about the key camera controls – with practical comments by members with photo examples. The theme for the evening’s gallery will be “Red”.


Advance notice of an event of special interest to all darts fans. On 18 October Settle Social Club will be hosting an exhibition by Eric Bristow. The event commences at noon and admission is £5. There will also be a raffle in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


Bookings are now being taken at Victoria Hall for Settle Stories “Star Party” on 10 October.  This will be a full day event commencing at 11am and running till late and will feature a range of story tellers and astronomers throughout the day which will be meeting of storytellers and astronomers suitable for adults and children. A collaboration between Settle Stories, Manchester Metropolitan University & Bradford Astronomical Society., the day’s highlights  will include: a rocket workshop, a chance to visit a Star Lab with astronomers and storytellers and a new star story event with international award winning storyteller – Cassandra Wye. For further details contact Victoria Hall on 01729 825718 or go to




St Alkelda’s Church invites any members of Giggleswick and Settle and beyond to meet outside the Church armed with shears, secateurs, strimmers, rakes, scythes, sickles and other useful tools to tackle all the long grass in the churchyards. The community gardening group hopes to develop parts of the grounds with wild flower areas by sowing seeds, but first the areas need to be cleared and long grass removed. All safety precautions apply and it is advised that young children should be closely supervised.


The first of this season’s “Gigg Lectures”  will take place on 2 October at 7pm. The speaker will be Erwin James on the theme of “Does Prison Work”. In August 1984 Erwin James began a life sentence for murder. He went to prison an  inarticulate and ill-educated individual, but after some
encouragement from a prison worker he embarked on part-time education, graduating from the Open University, with an art degree majoring in History. Released in 2004, James is now a regular Guardian columnist and writer.  On October 4 Community Cinemas will be showing the family film “Minions” at 3.30pm.  Advance notice that tickets for the ever popular evening of Lessons and Carols for Christmas will go on sale to the public on 19 October.  Details of events and ticket booking available via the website at or by phone on 01729 893180.

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