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VICTORIA HALL:  Today, Thursday 22nd there will be a National Theatre Live screening of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. On 26 February there will be a performance by The Ennis Sisters and Dave Gunning. The Ennis Sisters have weathered a lifetime of phases, and a series of musical explorations together. Their latest album, Stages, is a return to their roots – singing contemporary folk songs with a traditional Irish Newfoundland twist.  On 1 March there is instrumental music from Leveret and Spiro. Featuring seven of theUK’s top instrumentalists in two incredible ensembles, the Eccentric Orbits Tour showcases the unique and distinctive music of Leveret and Spiro in a show that will fly the flag for new English instrumental music.  On March 2 Ferocious Dog return once more in concert to Settle and on March 8 twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), Skerryvore are back!  For details and tickets contact 01729 825718

CHURCHES TOGETHER Throughout Lent Churches Together are holding a series of Lent study groups on the theme of “Living an authentic life”. These will meet on Wednesday evenings at St Mary and St Michael Church Hall, Kirkgate at 7.15 for 7.30pm start. Coffee will be served beforehand. For those who are unable to attend evening sessions there will also be a Tuesday afternoon session at Limestone View between 2.30-3.30pm.

ALL SORTS MARKET  There will be an all sorts market with a range of stalls at Victoria Hall on 24 February. This will run from 10am -3pm. To book a stall contact 01729 822364.



This week there will be two walks both taking place on February 24th.  Please note that all walks now take place from the 08.49 Leeds-Settle-Carlisle service unless otherwise stated and walks will usually finish in time to return to Leeds by 7.00 pm.  The first is a 12 mile moderately strenuous circular route around Horton via Crummack Dale and Norber Erratics.  The second is an 8 mile easy walk from Ribblehead to Ingleton via Twisleton. Participants should alignt at Ribblehead and will return from Settle making use of public transport from Ingleton to Settle (fare payable). 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. 


SETTLE PARISH CHURCH :  Coffee is served every Tuesday between 10-12. Lunches will again be served on Tuesdays between 12 and 2pm. These offer home cooking and a friendly welcome. 



A reminder that the Friends of Settle Victoria Hall run a kitchen every Tuesday from 9.30am to approx 3.00pm. All welcome with all proceeds going to the Hall . There are also a range of goods on sale on the charity stall. 


  GALLERY ON THE GREEN:   The Gallery is currently featuring the work of Kerry McKenna, who paints on slates and is particularly drawn to mystical scenes The Gallery is open 24 hours a day and is free entry.  


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.  The first Tuesday in the month is a charity event.



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



Austwick Hall will open for its annual snowdrop event on 24 and 25 of February and 4 March. The hall is open between noon and 4pm each day and admission is £4. There will be refreshments available.

SETTLE LIBRARY Kathleen Kinder is currently presenting a series of talks on the theme of “Murder, Mystery and Thriller” tracing the history of the crime novel.  The next in the series will take place on 26 February and 5 March at Settle Library betweeen 10-12 noon. Refreshments will be served. This is a free event although there will be an opportunity to make donations to the community library fund.

WOMEN’S SOCIAL AFTERNOON The Women’s Holiday Centre in Horton in Ribblesdale is holding a monthly social afternoon to allow women from across the area to get together. Their next event takes place between 1-3pm on 26 February. For details contact 01729 860382.

COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS HUB On 26 February the Hub is hosting a drop in offering advice and information for anyone who is experiencing problems setting up and using mobile phones, tablets and computers. This will run from 2pm – 6pm. The event is free but donations can be made to assist with costs. Tea, help and information are on offer!



Members are reminded that Settle Amateur Operatic Society AGM will be on Tuesday February 27th in the Old Court House Station Road Settle at 7.30pm

SETTLE AND DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB: The club next meets on 28 February at 2pm at Townhead Court. The speaker will be Les Chandler on the subject of “AmazingGardens”.

NORTH CRAVEN HERITAGE TRUST:    A talk will take place on  28 February at 2.30pm at St John’s Methodist Church Hall and will be on the topic of  “Inventing King Arthur”delivered by Prof. Nick Higham. Non members welcome. Cost £2.


COMMUNITY MUNCHERS Organised by Settle Community and Business Hub, the community munchers will now meet on every 2nd and 4th Thursday in the month at the small meeting room at the Friends Meeting House in Kirkgate. The idea is to get together and prepare a meal to share together. It doesn’t matter whether you can cook or not as there are plenty of other jobs to be done such as preparation and setting tables etc.  The group meet at 10am onwards for coffee and scones and to begin work and aim to be finished by 2pm.  There is a suggested donation fee of £3 to cover the cost of the room and meal. Vegetarian, gluten free and other dietary requirements can be catered for if notified in advance. To find out more contact the hub or ring 07419 127988.

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.  Trips currently being planned include on May 9th there will be trip to Bradford for Matthew Bourne’s Ballet Cinderella (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:-



North Ribblesdale Rugby Club is holding training sessions for girls aged 11 and over every week on Friday evenings from 6.15-7.15. These are led by fully qualified and accredited coaches and take place at Eshtons in Giggleswick.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER This year’s world day of prayer will be based around materials provided by the women of Suriname. A service will take place at St John’s Church, Langcliffe on 2 March at 7.30pm. All are welcome, including men.



 The next Charity Dance will be at St Mary & St Michael Parish Hall , Tillman Close (off Kirkgate , Settle) on Saturday March 3rd 8.00pm to 11.00pm. Contact for information 01729 824038/822364 


SETTLE PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP: The next meeting will take place on 5 March at Townhead Court at 7.30 and will be a talk by Ray Brammall entitled “All kinds of everything”.  There will be no gallery at this event.

U3A: There will be a talk by Russell Bury entitled “The Year of the Gamekeeper” on 8 March at Victoria Hall at 10.30am. Coffee will be available beforehand and this is open to non-members also.


 The next in the foreign film season takes place at Victoria Hall on March 7 at 7.45. Tickets cost £5 and doors open at 7pm. The film will be “Marguerite”, the story of a socialite and aspiring opera singer who believes she has a beautiful voice, it is set in the Golden Twenties and is loosely inspired by the life of Florence Foster Jenkins. The film starsCatherine Frot  as the tone-deaf Marguerite Dumont  and was highly acclaimed winning a César award. An engagingly compassionate fable, it is performed in French with English subtitles

CLUBBERCISE:  A series of “Clubbercise: dance in the dark” sessions for young people will commence at Settle Primary School in April. The sessions will be in six week blocks to coincide with school term times and will cost £15 for six weeks.  They will be suitable for 11-15 year olds and will take place on Thursday evenings between 6-6.45pm. They are expected to be popular so booking is advisable. Contact 07966718944 for further details.

RACE NIGHT North Ribblesdale RUFC is holding a race night on 24 March starting at 8pm, Tickets cost £2.50. The club is also looking for sponsors for jockeys and races for this event. For details and tickets contact 07812 958940 /07967 256717


SETTLE STORIES  This year’s Settle Stories festival will take place over the weekend of 6-8 April and will include over 70 artistic events. These include family events, children’s events and events for adults. A number of these are free events but there is also an option to purchase an Early Bird Pass which will provide reductions of up to 60% on paid events. Early Bird passes give you guaranteed entry to events of your choice (if they are not sold out), however tese are limited and must be ordered before 6th March 2018 online at



RICHARD WHITELEY THEATRE   . Today, February 22nd the theatre is delighted to host a  talk entitled “The Ultimate Triathlon”, by James Ketchell. In February 2014 he became the first person to row the Atlantic, summit Mount Everest and cycle 18, 000 miles around the world despite having suffered a motorcycle accident 7 years previously which left him with two broken legs. On 25 February there will be a showing of the acclaimed film “Victoria and Abdul”. This begins at 3.30pm. Tickets £5.50 in advance and £7.50 on the door. For details and bookings contact  01729 893180.

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