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News in Settle 29th September


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.


There is still time to visit the current exhibition at Settle’s unique art gallery, where  a selection of the work by Tony and Carol Dilger is on display. Entitled “Out of Africa and into The Dales”, 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 and includes a range of stunning images and an unexpected dose of tropical exotica for Dalesfolk and ‘off-comers’ alike. The exhibition will run until 11th October 2014.


Preparations are underway for the visit of Ms Mveni, one of the teachers at Kwezana School,  to Settle during October. Meanwhile students in Kwezana have been writing on the blog about the role of heritage day in South Africa and why they feel it is important for young people to learn about their heritage and the traditions of their tribes.


Music for all tastes is on offer at Victoria Hall over the coming weeks. Northern Chamber Orchestra will once again be visiting Settle on October 3rd, with a performance which will include works by Handel, Dvorak, Bruckner and Vivaldi. The First Sunday Folk night on Sunday 5th will feature Karine Polwart and Luke Jackson. This is also a month for dramatic events with a performance of From 10-12th October the hall is the venue for a number of events for Settle Story Telling Festival and from 27 October to 1st November Settle Amateur Operatic Society take to the stage with this year’s production of “Guys and Dolls”. Tickets for all events bookable via 01729 825718.


Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line have arranged a number of guided  walks for the coming weekend.  The first on 4 October is a moderate walk of 7.5 miles  from Dent Station to Dent via the Dales Way and Whernside Manor. Booking is essential for this walk as it connects with a bus service and places need to be reserved. To book contact  07754 993483.An 11 mile moderate walk will also take place from Horton to Settle via Crummackdale.  This departs from Horton-in-Ribblesdale at 9.58. Booking in advance is not required for the second walk but it is essential to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink and to be correctly equipped for both. For further details contact


Bookings is now underway for this year’s production of “Guys and Dolls” at Victoria Hall. Performances will take place every evening of the week commencing 27 October with a matinee on 1st November.  Tickets are obtainable via Victoria Hall box office on 01729 825718. Family concession tickets of £2 are available.


On Thursday 2nd October the North Craven Heritage Trust have an illustrated talk by Frank Gordon entitled ‘ Capturing the Sublime – Turner and his contemporaries in the Dales’. The talk will begin at 7.30 pm in Austwick Village Hall. Non-members are very welcome to attend this event at a cost of £2 per person


A reminder that members and regular floor singers at the Three Peaks Folk Club will also be participating in the 14th Ingleton Folk Weekend  which will take place in and around the Village from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October. A number of musicians from further afield will be taking part and this year guests appearing over the weekend including Errol and Leslie Kirkpatrick who are guesting at Sally Day. Other guest at Ingleton include Bill Adair, Marie Little, Causton & Walker, Nick Brooker, Peter Taylor, Karin Grandal-Park, Keystone Acoustic, DIAL, Chrysocolla, Jeff Stewart, Zeke Deighton, Dogwatch, Acoustic Legacy, The Duncan McFarlane Band, David Burbidge and The Coppersmiths. The Festival is absolutely FREE with no up-front tickets or booking and people are invited to just turn up & enjoy!! Further information about this event can be obtained from the Festival Office located in the car park of the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Main Street, Ingleton, open from 11am on Friday 3rd October


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


To mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of the annexe and refurbished library there will be an open afternoon at Friends Meeting House on October 4th between 2-6pm. There will be tea, cake and chat and some nostalgic photographs on display.


The Rotary Club of Settle regret to announce that the Wine and Cheese event that was to be held in the Victoria Hall on Saturday 4th October has had to be cancelled. If you have already bought tickets please contact the Rotarian from whom you obtained them, or any Rotarian for a refund.


The next meeting will take place at 7.30pm at Townhead Court on 6 October when there will be a talk on the subject of Composition in Photography. This will be an introduction to composition in images with a practical session. The theme for the gallery for the evening is “Shape”.


A series of 5 workshops and practical sessions looking at health issues such as techniques for relaxation, the ways in which mental and physical health are interdependent and developing strategies for dealing with our emotional needs will take place at St John’s Church Hall in the coming weeks. The first session will take place on October 9 between 7-8.30pm. The cost per session is £5, or £22 if pre-booking all five. For further details contact 07703471866.


The fifth annual Storytelling festival will take place this year between 10-12 October at venues throughout the town. This year’s festival features top storytellers from around the globe and also includes some very special free events as well as workshops, story telling performances, activities and the chance to meet the storyteller or have a story told specially for you by joining in the hunt for story tellers around the town. There will also be a magical torchlit procession, some spooky stories in scary venues, train tales,  the chance to make a space ship, some bed time stories, an opportunity to learn about the manned mission to mars and meet would-be astronauts who are preparing for this one way trip as well as the chance for tea and cake and good old fashioned tales. In short there will be all kinds of other amazing experiences with something for all ages. It promises to be a weekend of magic – and a bit of mayhem, too. This festival is a chance to indulge in extraordinary stories, music, science and ideas.. For more details visit


A series of relaxation classes designed to release tension in the body, relax the mind and calm emotions will take place over the coming weeks in Settle. The classes offer an opportunity to learn simple techniques to help individuals to do all of the above and thereby create more choices for themselves. They begin with a Free introductory session on 7th October, 7.30-8.30pm at Friends Meeting House. There will then be a series of 9 classes for £50 or £7.50 pay as you go, running to 16th December with a break for half term 28th October. There will be a maximum of 8 per class. For details contact Sarah Wiltshire on  07794 112172 or by email on


There will be a showing of the film, “A World Not Ours: 2012” at Friends Meeting House on 15 October at 7.30pm. The film focuses on life in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Helweh in Lebanon. Hastily built in 1948 that now houses 70,000 refugees in one square kilometre. Refreshments will be served and there will be a collection for Medical Aid for Palestine.



On October 5th there will be a showing, in conjunction with Community Cinemas, of “Belle.”  This is a 12A certificate. The film examines the life and times of Dido Belle, an illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Naval Officer growing up in the home of the Lord Chief Justice during the 18th Century.Details of tickets and booking for all events via 01729 893180 or


St Alkelda’s church is holding a harvest lunch on 5 October at 12.15pm. On the menu will be shepherds pie followed by apple pie and cream.  Donations are asked for the work of the diocese in Sudan.


Have you ever wanted to learn to dance but been put off by the need for a partner or because you felt that others would be more advanced than you? A new series of classes is commencing on Wednesdays at Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick and they aimed at complete beginners – and there is no need to have a partner to join in!  The evening is divided into two sessions and participants are welcome to join either session or both, if they wish to do so. The first session runs from 7.15-8.15pm and will focus on ballroom and Latin dance. The second runs from 8.30-9.30pm and will focus on popular sequence dancing. The cost is £5 per session or £8 for both. For details contact 01729 840118.

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