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Settle 2018 News – January 14th

FRIENDS OF VICTORIA HALL:  The Christmas Hamper was won by Mr D Wood. A huge thank you to everyone for their support for this and for all the all-sorts stalls and cafe every Tuesday. If you would like to donate any items such as books etc for the stalls then they would be most welcome. Please contact the hall with donations.


VICTORIA HALL: The theatre season in Settle kicks off on Jan 18th with two “Talking Heads” by Alan Bennet on Thurs 18th January. Performance starts at 7.30pm and the short plays are Lady of Letters and Bed Among the Lentils. On January 19th the hall will show the Northern Premiere of John Godber’s film “Last Laugh” which follows  a college lecturer, Martin Dawson played by Nick Figgis and his hope to escape from obscurity by having a screenplay made into a film. On Saturday 20th there will be a traditional Burns Supper hosted by Bill Adair. For details and tickets contact 01729 825718

SALEAhernes is hosting a clearance event at Victoria Hall on Saturday 20 January between 10-2.


SETTLE STORIES:Coming up in the New Year on 20 January at 3pm is a very special party, a Winnie the Pooh party specially for 4-9 year olds at The Joinery. This session will include crafts, games and stories. More details at the website or via  05603 845693.


This week there will be two walks both taking place on 20 January.  The first is from Rylstone to Grassington via Linton. This is 10 mile moderate walk making use of a bus to and from Skipton (fares payable). The second walk is from Haworth to Hebden Bridge and participants should alight at Keighley. There will be a bus out from Keighley (fares payable) followed by a 13 mile strenuous walk with a return journey from Hebden Bridge. Please note that all walks 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. 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. 


THREE PEAKS FOLK CLUB  Settle’s Three Peaks Folk Club January session takes place on Saturday 20th at Settle Social Club. As well as the usual floor singers and musicians, the club is delighted to welcome multi-instrumentalists “Bandersnatch2. The evening starts at 8.30pm and admission is £5.


SETTLE PARISH CHURCH : Please note that the church is currently following a new programme of services. On 21st there will be a Parish Eucharist at Settle Church at 10am.The service on Sunday will be at. All welcome.  Lunches will again be served on Tuesdays between 12 and 2pm. These offer home cooking and a friendly welcome.



 The next messy church session will take place on Sunday, 21 January at St John’s church between 3.30-5.30pm.  This is open to all families and includes an opportunity to share a hot meal together as well as carry out activities and worship.  The theme for this month is “Stairway to Heaven”. The event is free with an opportunity to contribute towards expenses.


 MEDITATION SESSIONS: The weekly meditation sessions at Friends Meeting House have now recommenced. These take place every Monday between 7.30-9pm and cost £6 per session or £20 for four sessions.



  GALLERY ON THE GREEN:  Time is running out to step back in time and visit Settle as it used to be! The current exhibition marking a hundred years since the death of  Craven dialect poet Tom Twisleton ,  is due to finish on January 25th. Settle Stories has brought back to life the words of a man who captured the essence of  rural Craven in Victorian times. Local teenagers have curated the exhibition and little ones have crafted Christmas decorations. The exhibition looks not just at the words of this legendary poet but also at the social issues that lie behind them and so give an insight into life in this area seen through the eyes of a poet who lived from 1845 to 1917. The Gallery is open 24 hours a day and is free entry.  The next exhibition will feature Kerry McKenna’s magical mystery slates



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. All welcome.


BILINGUASING  The Bilinguasing sessions have recommenced every Tuesday at Settle Library from 9.30 onwards. These provide a time of songs and stories for pre-school children in both English and Spanish as well as baby yoga and baby massage.


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


ANLEY HALL: Anley Hall is currently seeking volunteers to help with enrichment activities for residents and would like to hear from anyone who can offer to talk to residents or provide entertainment or activities. They are also looking for a volunteer bus driver. The person must be over 25 with a full, clean licence. All volunteers will require DBS checks . If you can help then please contact 01729 822268.


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. On February 7th there will be a trip to see Sunset Boulevard at Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre, this time costing £42. There will be a further visit to Bradford for Matthew Bourne’s Ballet Cinderella on 9th May (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:-


SETTLE AND DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB:   The club will meet on 24 January at Townhead Court at 2pm . There will be a brief period for enrolment for the new year followed by a talk on “Making things for your Garden” by Frances Semple. Visitors welcome £3.

COMMUNITY MUNCHERS: An event aimed at encouraging individuals to enjoy cooking together will take place on 25 January, at Friends meeting house. Although many people enjoy cooking they often find that if they live alone they don’t want to actually bother making a meal for one. Settle Community Hub and Timebankers are hosting an initiative where members of the community can come together and share the tasks involved in preparing a meal and then actually eat together. It doesn’t matter if you are any good at cooking as there are always other jobs eg, laying tables, doing dishes, helping with preparation etc which can be shared.  There is no charge for this event though there will be an opportunity to donate in order to cover the cost of ingredients and room hire. Those taking part should meet at 10am for coffee and it is anticipated that the event will finish around 2pm.  If you wish to take part but have special dietary need then please contact 07977 040329 so that this can be taken into account in the planning.




ALL SORTS MARKET:The  Victoria Hall is holding an ‘Allsorts Market’ on Saturday  January 27th  from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Anyone wishing to book a stall  should phone 01729 822364 or . There will 
 be a Kitchen with food served all day 

BRASS BAND CONCERT: Giggleswick and Settle Brass Band are performing at Settle Parish Church on 27 January at 7pm. Tickets cost £7 (£6 concessions) and there will be a raffle and refreshments.

FUNDRAISING WORKSHOP: The community hub is hosting a fundraising workshop on 29 January between 10am- 2pm. This will be of interest to those involved in fundraising for local charities and community groups. The session will be led by Rev. Uell Kennedy of the Institute of Fundraising. Spaces are limited on this course and so booking is essential via the hub or via 07977 040329. The cost is £15 per person. The session will be followed by a 2 hour Q&A session where Uell will be able to offer more practical advice for specific funders for various projects. 


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.


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. 





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 21st  at 8am followed by an all age service of worship at 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:  In partnership with Filmbank the theatre will be showing Dunkirk on Sunday 21 January at  3.30pm. This is a certificate 12a. and tells the story of the evacuation of the British and Allied troops from the beaches as the enemy closes in on them. Tickets cost £5.50 in advance and £7.50 on the day. On 25 January there is a screening of King Lear from The Globe Theatre.  Advance tickets cost £13 and £15 thereafter. For details and bookings contact  01729 893180.

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