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There’ll be a chance to enjoy a range of music this month when on Saturday 13 April with Solid Gold Country Legends  stage a concert at the hall and then on 18th folk-rock starts in the making Blackbeard’s Tea Party visit Settle as part of their first UK tour.  On April 20th there will be a night of traditional Norwegian music and dance when the Hall hosts the Scandimoot event, the showcase event for a weekend of Scandinavian music and dance workshops in the area. For details and tickets contact the box office on 01729 825718 or check the website at


Every Tuesday throughout the spring and summer (until 24 September) Settle Parish Church is serving lunches.  You can enjoy delicious, home cooked food served in church – ‘meals like mum used to make’ at prices that won’t break the bank – coffee, biscuits and scones from 10am, salads, soups and hot meals followed by glorious puddings available from 12noon till 2.00pm.  Come along, enjoy the home-cooked food and a warm welcome.


A new series of evenings of writing and poetry starts on Friday 12th April at The Folly in Settle. Settle Sessions will bring some acclaimed and prize winning writers to the area, and is aimed at people who enjoy a good read or a bit of poetry. The first event will feature a wide ranging programme. Children from Austwick School will read some striking poems by Settle based Irene Rawnsley from her collections of children’s poems.  Alan Hemsworth,  renowned for his presentation in accents, will be reading work from a new book of local dialect poems by Tom Twisleton from Winskill near Langcliffe who wrote at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. To complete the bill, the April Settle Session provides an opportunity for local writers to read some of their short stories and poems. Tickets, which are limited due to space, are at £5 available from Cave and Crag, The Folly and Crossleigh Stores Austwick. For more information  contact 01729 823305 or 824537.


There will be a quiz night in aid of St James’ church, Clapham on 12 April at Settle Social Club. The quiz will commence at 7.15 under the direction of q         quiz master Stuart Marshall. Tickets cost £6, including supper and area available via David Parry on 015242 51132 or Sue Mann on 015242 51792.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to come along and join us for a pudding party and quiz night on Friday, 12 April at 7.30pm in the Old Court House on Station Road. Tickets cost £5, including a glass of wine and are available via 01729 822364/822959. Or if you can’t make that date then why not come along to our coffee mornings between 10am and noon on April 13th and April 27th at the same venue.  You can be assured of a warm welcome and a chance to chat to friends.


The first talk of the new season at The Folly is Nigel Mussett’s talk “Settle – Carlisle Railway; Busting the Myths” which will take place at  7.30 on  the 13th April. It is anticipated that this will be a very popular event as it co-incides with official opening of the re displayed and reorganised permanent Settle Carlisle exhibition. Tickets can be obtained by phoning 01729 822893 and cost £6.

The Folly is currently staging two exhibitions Victoria Cave Revisited and an exciting exhibition of paintings by Judith Bromley and Robert Nicholls called Climb up to the Moor.


Pam Whitehead and production assistant Pat Harding are hoping to hold several Youth Workshops for young members (and other interested youngsters) which will incorporate various aspects of theatre work, as well as singing, acting and dancing. Depending on take-up of these workshops numbers may have to be limited. Please contact Pam on 01729 860235, Pat on 01729 824479 or Helen on 01729 824038 if you would like more details or wish to put your name down. The workshops will begin on Monday 15 April, 6.30-8.00pm at The Old Court House, Station Road, Settle.


The new term of Hatha Yoga sessions will commence in the week beginning 15 April. There will be 12 sessions this term, costing £6 per session and payable in blocks of 6 with a break at half term.  The sessions take place either on a Monday or Wednesday at Settle Primary School between 7.30-9pm. For more details contact 07947 027 188.


The 2013 programme for the Photo-walks in Northern England, offered as part of The Flowers of the Dales Festival and Festival Bowland, kicks off in the Craven area with a day’s tutored photowalk around Austwick and Oxenber Wood on Tuesday 16th April as part of The Flowers of the Dales festival. The event is aimed at those with limited or no photographic experience, but more advanced photographers are welcome to join on that basis. There is also  a family ticket available to encourage people to come along with their children. The walk will be led by experienced professional photographer Veronica Caperon, now in  her third year of events. As well as picking up helpful hints and tips, the walks present the chance to take photographs in a relaxed way without friends and relatives getting impatient while they wait! Booking is essential and full details at on the photo-walks page; contact Veronica Caperon at or 01729 824537 for more information.


North Craven Strollers’ Spring programme takes walkers out and about throughout Craven. The group meets in Settle every Wednesday at 1.30pm from the Millennium Garden in Settle and where possible shares vehicles to reach the start of the walk and tries to finish near a Tea shop where possible! The exercise is aimed at people who would like to meet others or maybe are getting over surgery, as well as carers having chance for a couple of hours off. Walks are open to all and walkers only need a pair of good walking shoes or boots and weather protection. The first walk will take place on 17 April and will be around the Stainforth area. More information from For Settle walks call 01729 824537; for Gargrave call 01756 748851, Hellifield 01729 851389.


One in 3 people over the age of 65 will eventually get dementia – which means at some stage this will impinge on all our lives. In order to find out more about the issues and understand how to help people with dementia and their carers why not come along to a talk on the topic by Diane Armstrong of Skipton Alzheimers Society. This will take the form of at talk followed by questions and answers and will take place at St John’s Church Hall, at 7.30 on 18 April and is open to all.


Tickets are now available (price £12) for Langcliffe Singers’ performance of The Creation by Haydn at Gigggleswick School Chapel on 20 April at 7pm. The choir will be conducted by Nigel Waugh and joined by professional soloists. Tickets are available via 07778 291402 or from Settle Music, Cave and Crag and Bentham Post Office.


The April  craft workshop session will take place on 27 April at Friends Meeting House between 10am and 3pm.  The session will focus on learning to spin using a drop spindle and wheel. . The session costs £20  including the cost of basic materials as well as coffee and biscuits. To reserve a place contact  01729 823434/824386 (evenings only).


As part of the national stroke awareness day on 27 April Settle Rotary Club will be staffing a caravan which will be parked in the Market Place alongside the old Town Hall from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Dr Colin Renwick and colleagues from the Surgery will be offering no appointment blood pressure testing. Simply turn up and have the test done. In the past when we have provided this service the majority of people have a normal result. In a few cases however results have shown that individuals require some treatment. For everyone the occasion provides an opportunity to conveniently complete the test and set their minds at ease.


Tickets are available for the re-arranged dance Dance to the Music of John Bowdler, organist at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom previously scheduled for 23 March.  Bad weather led to the postponement of the event but it has been re-arranged for Saturday 15 June at the larger venue of Settle College Main Hall.  Anyone who already had tickets for the dance on 23 March will still be able to use their tickets on June 15.  However anyone who holds tickets but is unable to attend on the new date should contact the organisers and their money will be refunded. The change in venue now means that this is an opportunity for others to also purchase tickets, which cost £7.50 including supper. Please contact 01729 824038 / 822364.



On April 28 in conjunction with community cinema there will be a showing of the U certificate animation “Wreck it Ralph”. This will take place at 3.30pm and tickets cost £4.90 via the box office on 01729 893180.


There will be a concert by Steeton Male Voice Choir in aid of St Alkelda’s church on 27 April at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 (£8 concessions) available via 01729 822676.

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