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Settle Local News for Visitors and Residents May 31st 2015


On June 4th Keith James takes to the stage to present his interpretations of the songs of Nick Drake. Singer/songwriter Drake recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death his music almost disappeared into obscurity but a  massive resurgence of interest on a worldwide scale has led to an international re-evaluating of his music. Rosie Carson and Kevin Dempsey will perform their unique blend of traditional and contemporary folk music on June 6th and on June 7th the first Sunday folk night will feature North Eastern songwriter Jez Lowe. On June 12th there will be an opportunity to hear the music of acclaimed performer Bob Fox,  who has recently completed 18 months in the West End of London production of War Horse as Songman. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718


The June session will take place on 5th June at The Folly at 7.30pm. The evening will feature the launch of Jean Harrison’s debut novel “On a wandering planet.” Already an established poet this is Jean’s first prose work. Poet and literary critic Neil Murray will share the bill and the open mic slot, Read Two, will feature works read by Sarah Wiltshire, Ali Easton, Annie Nelligan and Anne Richer. Tickets cost £6, available from Cave and Crag, Courtyard Dairy or the Folly.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to a coffee morning at the Old Court House on Station Road on June 6th from 10am-12.30pm. All are welcome to come along and enjoy coffee, cakes and a chat.


Ingleborough Archaeology group are holding an open day at Langcliffe Institute on 6 June, between 9.30-4pm to explain more about the Top Cow Pasture Project. There will be two illustrated talks about the project during the course of the day and this free event is open to all.


A car treasure hunt is being arranged for 6 June in aid of Holy Trinity Restoration Fund.  The hunt will leave Wigglesworth from The Plough at 2pm and end at the Craven Arms in Giggleswick. Advance booking is essential and the cost is £5 per car, to cover one driver and passenger. £3 per additional passenger. To book contact 01729 840108.


The next charity dance will take place on 6 June at St Mary and Michael Church Hall in Kirkgate. Please note that the dance will take place from 8pm to 11.30pm.  This will be held in aid of Settle Scouts.  Please contact 01729 823259 or 824038 for details and reservations.


Age UK invite you to join them in reliving the VE day summer afternoon in 1945. To mark the event they are holding a tea dance at Victoria Hall with music by Black Horse Jazzmen. The event costs £5, including refreshments. For details contact 01729 823066.


On Friday 12th June  at 7.30, Lee Cartledge from Bentham Pottery will give a talk entitled ‘ The Last Potter Of Black Burton’. This is linked to the current exhibition at The Folly. Richard Bateson from the age of 17 was a highly skilled thrower, working with his father and uncle at Waterside Pottery and later running Bridge End pottery before returning to Waterside and renaming it Stockbridge. Here he produced pots for Woolworth’s but struggled to make a living and eventually Stockbridge was forced to close. Bateson went on to teach in London and Ispwich returning to Burton in the late 70’s. His extensive knowledge was passed on to the Cartledge family at their pottery in Bentham. Richard Bateson died in 1991aged 98 but Lee Cartledge  still runs the Bentham pottery today, ensuring  that the Burton pottery legacy lives on. Tickets £7 in advance from 01729 822893 More details on our website


Advance notice of the 7th annual Settle Saunter, which this year will take place on 13 June. Organised by Settle Rotary the Saunter is  open to runners and walkers with checkpoints with light refreshments along the way and a hot savoury meal is provided at the end. Badges and certificates upon completion are all included in the entry fee. Free car parking is provided. There are four routes on offer (9, 12, 16 and 27 miles) to accommodate a wide range of abilities. The event is open to all-comers, with the expectation they have a reasonable level of fitness to complete their chosen route. Under 18 are most welcome on the three shorter routes. Entry forms are available on  Settle Rotary website or from 01524 251215. Registration, start & finish on the day is at the Victoria Hall, with a start time of 8.30 am for both walkers and runners. Entries are £10  in advance (concessions for groups and under 18s)  but entry is also possible on the day for a small additional cost.  Funds raised in 2015 will be shared between Settle Swimming Pool, Settle Amateur Operatic Society and Victoria Hall, Settle.Further details and entry forms on the Club’s website or from Derek Coultherd, Procters Garden, High Street, Austwick. Lancs. LA2 8BB. Tel 01524 251215.


Langcliffe Singers invite you to come along and join them on 13 June to sing Hallelujah! The afternoon session will provide an opportunity to join them in singing a wide range of music in varying styles, as well as Handel’s Hallelujah chorus. The afternoon will commence at 3pm and there will be a break to allow participants to enjoy a picnic tea, before a concert commencing at 7pm. Numbers are limited and therefore advance booking is essential. To reserve a place contact either 01729 825483 or 01756 770346.


The next meeting will take place at Townhead Court on Monday, 15 June and will commence at 7.30pm. The guest speaker for the evening will be professional photographer Toney Speight who will talk on the theme of “At Work and Leisure”.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society are delighted to announce that once again John Bowdler – Blackpool Tower Organist – has agreed to play for a fund raising dance. Tickets are now on sale for the event which will take place at Ingleton Community Centre on June 20th. Tickets cost £8, including refreshments, and can be obtained from the community centre or by contacting 01729 822364 or 01729 822959.


This year’s open gardens will take place on 20 & 21 June. A number of gardens will be open over the weekend in the Settle area. Tickets cost £6 per day or £10 for a two day ticket. Tickets are available from Settle TIC, Field and Home or via 01729 822090. The gardens are open from 11-5pm on Saturday and 12-5pm on Sunday.


The board of Directors of Airedale Hospital are holding their next meeting at Victoria Hall on 24 June. The meeting will take place between 10.30-12.30 and will include a presentation about plans for health care in the Settle area and will also include a question and answer session where members of the public can put questions and concerns about the provision to the board.  Between 1-3pm there will be a health fair with a number of participating groups providing information. There will also be an opportunity to talk to a director at one of the listening sessions.


Settle Rotary Club’s annual  Hog Roast will this year take place at Eldroth Barn, Eldroth, Austwick  Lancaster. LA2 8AQ on Sunday 28th June 2014 between 1.00pm and 5.00pm. Tickets cost £10 and all proceeds will be given to Clapham Cave Rescue Organisation and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. For tickets please contact Floyd Schofield on 07764 270601 or or David Blackburne on


Following last year’s successful flower pot festival the event is being repeated and members of the public, organisations, groups and businesses are invited to create and display flower pot characters to enliven the town during the period 27 June through to September 6.


“Call Me”, the new exhibition at the Gallery on the Green will run from June 27 to August 15 and looks at the nostalgic days of the phone box. Ellen Bell and Jo Hamill’s new installation Call Me, at Upper Settle’s now decommissioned telephone box and reincarnated as The Gallery on the Green,  is an elegant, yet whimsical written collage of notable literary telephone dialogues.  Bell and Hamill’s transparent book-like structure plays with the notion of a line of communication that is sometimes clear and other times obscure.


On Tuesday, 30 June there will be a visit to Malham Field Studies Centre. Participants should meet at 2.00pm at the Quarry Car Park on the minor road to the west of the fen. Please car share because of limited parking Guests are very welcome- please pay £2. To become a member of NCHT and for further information, please see our



On Friday 5 June, Richard Whiteley Theatre will welcome Owen Murray to Giggleswick School Chapel for an evening of classical accordion music. Professor of Accordion and Chamber Music at The Royal Academy of Music, he will be joined my students from the Royal Academy and Giggleswick pupils.  Admission for this event is free with a retiring collection.  On June 7th there will be a showing of “Home” by Community Cinemas at 3.30pm. For tickets and details contact 01729 893180.


There will be a tea party in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care on June 6 on the communal lawn at Sandholme Close, Giggleswick. This will run from 10am to 4pm with tea, coffee and cakes being served. There will also be bacon and sausage butties on sale and a kids bran tub. This event is open to all, please come along and join us and help us to raise funds for a worthy cause.


Strawberry Cream Teas will be served at the church on June 6 between 2.30-5pm, in aid of church funds. All welcome.


Giggleswick School Parents Association are hosting a fashion show at Richard Whiteley Theatre on 11 June. Tickets cost £7.50 and there will be items on display by Fat Face, Attic and Piccalilly.  Details and tickets from 01729 893180

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