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Settle Local News Updates October 1st 2017


This week there are three guided railway walks taking place.  On Saturday  7 October there is a Kirkby Stephen circular via Ravenstonedale. This is a 12 mile moderately strenuous walk leaving Kirkby Stephen at 10.19. The second walk, also on Saturday 7 October is part of the Walk the Line series and is an 11 mile strenuous walk from  Garsdale to Ribblehead , leaving Garsdale  at 10.21. The third walk, again on  Saturday 7 October is a walk using the  Morecambe Line and is a 10 mile moderate walk from  Carnforth to Arnside leaving Carnforth at 10.00am. 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. 


Tickets are now on sale for this year’s production, ‘Anything Goes’ to be staged October 25th to 28th at Victoria Hall. Tickets can be purchased ‘on line’ as well as being available from the hall either by phone or in person during normal office hours: telephone 01729 825718


 Peer Talk is a support group designed for people living with depression. A new branch has opened in Settle and meets every  Tuesday in The Folly between 7.30-9pm. For details go to


On Thursday 5th October at 7.00 pm there will be screening of the National Theatre Live Encore  showing of Hamlet, featuring Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.  Please note that doors open at 6.15 and tickets cost £10.  On October 6 there will be a performance by classic blues rock trio, Willie and the Bandits. On Saturday 7 there will be a performance by Heg and the Wolf Chorus. Hailing from Bristol, Heg & The Wolf Chorus has been born out of Heg Brignall’s story-inspired songwriting. They create theatrical, original folk which draws inspiration from fairy tales and the twisted roots of Heg’s family tree, taking the listener on a journey from Grimm’s fantastical forests, across the stormy Atlantic to the black, dangerous coal mines of Illinois and far beyond. Friday 13th is far from unlucky as it sees a performance by Jon Palmer Acoustic Band, a highly acclaimed 6-piece folk, roots and rock & roll combo based in and around the musically vibrant West Yorkshire market town of Otley. The line-up includes guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin, and drums.  On 14th there is joyful return by GrreenMatthews in The Wind in the Willows: A Folk Opera. A brand-new musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s well-loved classic by Chris Green. GreenMatthews (with special guests Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer) use music and song to bring this timeless tale to sparkling life. For details and tickets contact 01729 825718


A reminder that St John’s Methodist Church welcome you to the Coffee Pot every Tuesday morning between 10 -noon and is open to everyone, including visitors to the town. There is home baking, fresh coffee and a warm welcome guaranteed.   



 Local singing group Octameron will be performing at Austwick Church on 7 October at 7.30pm.  Entitled  “Autumn Serenade”. This will be a varied programme. Tickets cost £10, including wine and nibbles and £5 for under 16s. Tickets are available from 015242 51318 / 51422 / 51661.




The next Charity Dance will take place at St Mary & St Michael Parish Hall (Tillman Close off Kirkgate Settle) on Saturday 7 October between 8.00pm to 11.00pm. If possible please contact 01729 823259 / 824038 by the Friday beforehand to let us know that you intend to come.  All proceeds to the Stroke Unit at Airedale General Hospital.  



 “The Secrets of Handwriting” will be revealed in a talk by Sylvia Ware on 12 October. Arranged by U3A, the talk will take place at St John’s Church at 10.30, with coffee being served in the coffee lounge from 10 am onwards.


 A fundraising afternoon tea event will take place on Sunday, 8 October at Langcliffe Institute between 12-5pm  to raise money in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Almost 2 million people in the UK live with sight loss and the work done by training guide dogs helps to improve their quality of life and assist them with retaining a degree of independence.  Please come along and enjoy tea and cake to show your support for this charity.




Mesmerising African storyteller, Sola Story, shares myths of Askari  during an evening of  African Warrior stories on October 13. This event lasts approximately an hour and will take place in The Joinery. For details and tickets contact Settle Stories on 0871 976 4350


On Saturday 14 October there will be a Give and Take day at Victoria Hall  between 9.30-2.30. This is an opportunity to give away any unwanted items, in good condition and take away any items which are of interest to you, thus recycling items and cutting down on waste going to landfill.  Unfortunately shoes and clothes cannot be accepted. There will be a table available to display pictures of larger items and the last time for checking in items is 1pm. Traders are reminded that this is not suitable for them and is only for private individuals.




 The next Messy Church will take place on 15 October at St John’s Church Hall between 3.30-5.30pm. Messy church is a place for families of all kinds and provides an opportunity to enjoy activities and worship and share a hot meal together.  The event is free with an opportunity to donate towards craft materials.


The next meeting will be on 16 October at 7.30pm at Townhead court when the theme will be “Favourite Photographers”.  Some members of the group will present their favourite photographs from well known photographers. The members gallery for the evening will be “The Yorkshire Dales”.









 North Ribblesdale Rugby Club is the venue for a grand quiz night with local quiz master, Stuart Marshall, on 20 October. This fund raising event is in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Tickets cost £7.50 per person, including supper and there will be a bar and raffle.  Tickets are available via HSBC and via Kathryn on 015242 51488. 


.Settle WI’s Christmas Shopping Trip will this year be to Manchester on Wednesday 22nd November with the opportunity to visit the Christmas Market in Albert Square ‘Arguably the Largest & Best Christmas Market in the Country’. The Bibby’s coach leaves Whitefriars Car Park at 8.30 am, the cost is £15 per person, and everyone is welcome. Also in November the group is holding a day of Christmas Crafting on Saturday 11th November in the Catholic Church Hall. There will be 2 sessions:  9.30 – 12 noon and 1pm – 3.30pm.  Participants can choose from Beaded Angels in the morning or Pasta Angels in the afternoon with Sue Amphlett.   The price of £20 per session includes all materials to make as many angels as time allows. Alternatively Angela from Settle Glass studio will lead a session on Fused Glass Christmas Decorations. The cost of £30 per session includes all materials to make a Christmas card, a Candle Curve, and 2 or 3 Christmas decorations.Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided but please bring a packed lunch if staying all day.  Everyone Welcome. To book either craft sessions or a place on the bus trip please contact Sue Sellars:  01729 825145 or email:  








 On October 11 the theatre welcomes Vamos Theatre in their production, Finding Joy. This mask production from the UK’s leading full mask company was a sell out hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and is accessible to both hearing and deaf audiences. It is suitable for age 12 and upwards and focuses on the story of 83 year old Joy who is  feisty, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and growing love. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight the story holds a wide appeal. On October 13 the theatre is proud to present Eterni Amici,  an exciting new duo, which sees soprano and pianist Laurie Ashworth teaming up with tenor and saxophonist Spencer Moran. Eterni Amici’s act is full of surprises as classic melodies from legendary musicals such as West Side Story and Phantom of the Opera join contemporary pop songs and are given a sensitive and modern twist. Laurie is a former student at Giggleswick and Laurie is known for her work as a teacher of singing at the school. Tickets and further information from 01729 893180


Giggleswick Junior School and Giggleswick Secondary School will be holding an open morning on 7 October. This is an opportunity to come along and find out more about the education opportunities on offer and to see the school functioning. To book an appointment please contact  01729 893000


St. Alkelda’s Church, Giggleswick invite you to join them on Friday October 13th at 7.00 pm for a Scrabble Evening. Entry is £2.00 a head,   please feel free to bring your own drinks

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