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Following its Christmas break the community choir will start its singing sessions again on Monday, 13th January from 1pm to 3pm in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Settle. New members are very welcome. For more information ring 01729 823777 or visit the website


Hatha Yoga sessions recommence at Settle Primary School with sessions on Wednesday and Monday evenings between 7.30-9pm. New members are always welcome. Sessions cost £6.  For details contact  07947 027188.


Scottish Country Dance sessions take place every Thursday evening at St John’s Hall between 7.30-9.30pm. New members are always welcome and there is no need to bring a partner. Sessions cost £4 and there is a discount if a term is paid in advance.  For details contact 015242 41451.


The new term of Iyengar yoga classes will commence this week with sessions for both beginners and mixed ability. On Mondays there is a mixed ability session between 12.30-2pm at Friends Meeting House followed by a beginners session from 2.15-3.15pm. On Tuesdays there is a beginners session at 6.15 to 7.15pm followed by a mixed ability session from 7.30-9pm at Townhead Court. Everyone is invited to try a session before committing to the programme. For details contact 01282 843907.


The next Settle Artisan’s Fair will take place on 18 January at Victoria Hall between 9am – 2pm. There will be a vintage themed cafe. There will also be an opportunity to meet with Alan Evans of Settle Music to discuss any music needs arising from new instruments which you received at Christmas as well as a wide range of quality stalls featuring hand made items.


This year’s week of prayer for Christian Unity, organised by Churches Together in Settle and District, will commence with the Settle Big Breakfast on 18 January at Friends Meeting House. This will commence at 8.15am. To reserve a place contact 01729 825285. On Sunday 19 Jan at 3pm there will be a unity service at Settle Parish Church. On Jan 20 there will be a “Prayer for the Year” session at Settle Christian Fellowship at 7.30pm and this will be followed on 21st by a simple lunch for Christian Aid at St John’s Hall between 12-1.30pm. On Jan 22nd there will be a meeting for worship at Friends Meeting House at 3pm.


A reminder that the Christmas exhibition in the Gallery on the Green will run until 18 January and this year  features a truly communal effort in a knitted version of ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’. The windows of the phone box will feature panels from the Flag maker’s 12 Days of Christmas collection and there will be the usual children’s treats.


There will be a free introduction to a series of relaxation classes on 21 January at Friends Meeting House at 7.30pm. This will then be followed by a series of 9 weekly sessions to run from 7.30-8.30pm. The cost for these will be £7.50 per session or £50 for all 9.  For details contact 07794 112172.


If you have resolved to get fit and active this year then why not come along and join us at Settle Leisure every Wednesday evening at Catteral Hall. We meet between 7.30-9pm and offer volleyball, touch rugby, hockey and basketball. Sessions cost £3 and newcomers are always welcome. For details contact 01729 822908.


There will be an organ recital at Settle Parish Church on 25 January at 7.30pm. This will feature works by British, Danish, French and Russian composers from 1960s and 1970s. The organist will be Paul Fisher . There will be interval refreshments and admission is free with donations to the organ fund by retiring collection.


The next showing by TRAMPS will take place at Victoria Hall on 29 January at 7.45. The film will be La Source des Femmes which tells of how a group of Moroccan women take drastic action to persuade their husbands to lay a pipe line to solve a water crisis.


St Mary and St Michael Catholic Church is the venue for a publice meeting on 30 January to raise awareness of the impact of welfare benefit reforms in Craven. The speaker will be Erica Cadbury, manager of Craven Citizens’ Advice Bureau and she will be examining how the changes in the welfare system have impacted on the community as a whole and what the changes mean for individuals and discussing the concerns which these changes raise.


Athlefit offers classes for all the family in 2014 so come and try your 1st session free. Classes take place at Settle 1st drill hall, Castlebergh lane. Sessions include Fridays mixed group at 7pm,  Wednesdays (term time) ladies only at 9.30am and alternate sundays ladies & kids(6+) 10.15am  with first session on 12/1/14. Classes are run by jill eccleston, local qualified and insured instructor. For more info call 07955 342344 or email AthleFIT is the brand new fitness programme from England Athletics. It is the latest initiative after the 2012 Olympics to encourage 500,000 more people to get into exercise and to have fun. It combines the best of what are fundamentally athletic running, jumping and throwing events applied with the traditional circuit training approach.


A school reunion is being planned for old scholars who started at Settle High School in September 1965 and will be turning 60 this year! This event will take place on  Sunday 16th March 2014 12.30pm at Settle Cricket Club.  We would like to contact as many pupils and teachers as possible to make this a really great reunion.

To find out more please check out  Facebook: ‘Carol Monk and Jeanne Mitchell Settle High Reunion’ or phone 01274 584115 (Carol) or 01729 823132 (Jeanne).



The Adamson Theatre Company from Wesley College, Australia will be visiting the theatre in January to present two contrasting productions. “Theatre X” will be performed on Friday 10 Jan at 7.30pm, and was conceived as a social commentary created by a series of monologues ranging from Medea and Hamlet through to the Laramie Project and Marat/Sade coupled with music by The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Nick Cave. On Saturday 11 Jan they will present “Amadeus” the story of the rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri.  These are both free performances with donations at the end of the evening.


It’s never too early to start enjoying sport and thinking about Wimbledon! Tennis Aces offers LA Mini-tennis coaching to juniors every Sunday morning. The 9-10am session is for 4-8 year olds, the 10-11am session is for 8&9 year olds and the 11- noon session is for 10-11 year olds. Sessions cost £6 per child and take place in Giggleswick Sports Hall.  For further details contact 01729 825100 or 07816878321.


The latest classes by the Alison King School of Dance are “strictly” for children!  Starting on 4 January the school will be offering ballroom, Latin and Classical Sequence dancing sessions for children only  at the Richard Whiteley Theatre.  Classes cost £3.50 and the 12-1pm slot will cater for 3-6 year olds, the 1-2pm slot will cater for 7-11 year olds and the 2-3pm slot is for 12+. Partners are not necessary and parents are invited to stay and observe if they wish.  Ballroom dancing is an ideal way for children  to socialise and make friends as well as to learn poise, balance, flexibility and develop stamina, a range of motion and self esteem. For details of these classes and adult classes in the area contact  01729 840118 or 07857 532511

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