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From 22nd May

PLAY READING

The next ‘Take One’  play reading evening is this evening, Thursday 26th May at 7:30 p.m. in Scaleber, Victoria Hall. New people very welcome. Contact Secretary Helen Jarvis (01729825303) for further details.

MEDITATION

A series of meditation sessions will take place on Monday evenings at Friends meeting house, Kirkgate between 7.30-9pm. There are organised by Buddhaland, Keighley and details can be obtained via 01535 958189.  A donation of £5 per session is suggested.

CHRISTIAN AID COFFEE EVENING.

Many thanks to all who helped this year – the first one after Mrs Phyllis Walker retired from organising the event for 42 years!! The stalls were kept busy, as well as time to chat over refreshments. The Plant stall (£23.40), Bricabrac (£25.73), Cake stall (£92.00) and Bring & Buy (£97.92) added to the door monies and donations to make a grand total of £366.15. This will be sent to Christian Aid together with monies from the Quakers’ Afternoon Tea, a Yorkshire Quiz sheet and the door to door collection in the area.  This year’s events have been organised by Churches Together in Settle and District.

 

TUESDAY LUNCHES

By popular demand the Tuesday lunches have returned to  Settle Parish Church and will be available throughout the summer months. Morning coffee is served from 10.15am with lunches being served through from 12 till 2.30pm.  There is always a choice of homemade main courses, including a vegetarian option, and a range of desserts available. All welcome.

 

THE FOLLY

The new exhibition at The Folly entitled ‘Challenge and Change: 350 years in the life of a house and its region’ is now open to the public. Revised opening times for this season are Tues. 10.30 – 4.30 Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. and Bank Holidays 12.30 – 4.30. On June 10th there will be a talk Professor Richard Hoyle on “Settle: a town and its countryside at the end of the 17th Century”. Tickets for this event are £6, available from the TIC or the Folly.

 

CLAPHAM ART GROUP

The 60th Annual Exhibition of Clapham Art Group is being opened by Yorkshire historian and author, Bill Mitchell, on Friday, May 27 at 8pm. The exhibition will take place in Clapham Village Hall and all are welcome.  There will be additional displays of the activities of the group in the past 60 years and it is hoped that there will be portraits of previous members on show. The display will be open from May 28 – June 5, inclusive from 11 m to 6pm daily.

 

BOOK SALE

From 27-31 May inclusive there will be a book sale at Watershed Mill in aid of Bentham and District Pet Rescue.  The stall will be open from 10am to 4pm daily.

 

ROMAN FAIR

On May 28th there will be a Roman Fair, organised by Settle Parish Church, on the field at Settle Primary School. There will be a range of stalls as well as a chariot race and re-enactments of Roman military and civilian life by Legio VIII Augusta. The fair will run from 10.30-4.30 and refreshments and barbecue will be available throughout the day. There will also be a Roman fancy dress competition for children and children’s activities.  Admission is £2 for adults, £1 for children or £5 for a family ticket.

COFFEE MORNING

Settle Amateur Operatic Group invite you to join them for a coffee morning at the Old Courthouse on May 28 between 10am and 12.30.  Home made cakes will also be on sale. All welcome.

 

DOLLS HOUSE EXHIBITION

Friends of Victoria Hall invite you to an exhibition of dolls houses and miniatures on May 29 and 30th.  The exhibition will run between 10.30-4.30 each day and refreshments will be available all day.  Admission is £1.50 with children admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

VICTORIA HALL

Looking ahead to June there will be a performance of “Big Pants and Botox”, starring Rebecca Wheatley on 4 June. This is an award winning one woman show by the makers of “Girls Night” and promises to be a hilarious night out as Barbara reveals her inner thoughts after surviving a “significant birthday.”  June 9 sees the rescheduled concert by Queen Tribute band, Mercury. On June 10 Folk/Rock singer Michael Chapman is in concert and on June 16 Blaize Theatre company will perform “Sward – the story of a Meadow”. On June 18 Heatseeker, perform a tribute to the music of AC DC and the month is rounded off by music of a very different sort on June 22 when “Blazin’ Fiddles” take to the stage featuring the hottest fiddle players of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Details of times and tickets from the box office on 01729 82 5718.

 

ECO NITE

There will be an eco-nite get together on June 1st at The Royal Oak between 7-9pm. All are welcome. There will be a “plant swap” at this event, so feel free to bring along any plants / seeds which you wish to swap.

 

SETTLE WI

The next meeting is on Wednesday 1st June when Jan Quinn will talk about ‘Memory Problems’.  The competition is for a postcard holding memories.

GIGGLESWICK WI

The group will meet on June 2nd in Giggleswick Parish Rooms at 7.30pm when the speaker will be Chris Fowler of the National Trust who will talk on the subject of “Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal”. Visitors are very welcome at this meeting.

 

TOT LORD TRAIL A local history walk, providing the opportunity to view Settle through the eyes of one of its most intriguing characters has been scheduled for June. Tot Lord was a local greengrocer in the early 1900s, an amateur archaeologist, excavator of caves and founder of the “Pig Yard Club”.  Walkers can find out more about the town and its people by following in his footsteps on 4th, 11th or 25th June.  The guided walks cost £3.50 and depart at 6pm, lasting about ninety minutes. Participants should wear outdoor clothes and appropriate footwear. Further details 015242 42414 

CIRCLE DANCE

There will be a chance to find out more about circle dancing on 4 June at Langcliffe Institute when a dance session is held between 2-6pm. The session costs £12 and you are invited to bring cake to share: drinks will be provided.  Circling dancing does not require a partner and beginners are welcome at this session. For details and to reserve a place contact 823342 or 822781.

THE BIG LUNCH

Settle is holding its 3rd annual Big Lunch on Sunday 5th June. The community picnic will take place in Victoria Hall between 11am and 3pm, Victoria Hall. Simply turn up on the day and bring your own picnic or food to share.

DOG AGILITY

Dog Agility classes will return to Langcliffe Kennels on Tuesday 7 June at 7pm and 8pm.  There will be basic classes and classes for beginner/intermediate. On Wednesdays there will be puppy and obedience training classes at 7.30 and 8.30. Places are limited but can be reserved by contacting 07973 710292.

 

RICHARD WHITELEY THEATRE

The Summer Words Literature Festival starts on June 6 with a visit and an opportunity to spend “An Evening With” writer and performer Chris Thorpe on June 10th. A founding member of Unlimited Theatre, his work has been performed on Radio 4 and has also won awards at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  The second in the series of “An evening with” events taks place on June 16th when the guest will be acclaimed author Joanne Harris. There will also be a workshop session prior to the evening event. Poet Simon Armitage is the third guest, and will visit Giggleswick on June 30th.  For details of times and tickets contact the box office on 01729 893180

GEOLOGY WALK

Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line invite you to join them for a Geology Walk on June 12th examining the geology of the local area. This will be led by Bill Fraser and will be a 5 mile walk at a leisurely pace to allow time for observation and discussion. Participants are advised to be aware of the possibility of adverse weather and to bring a packed lunch.  For details of times and to reserve a place contact 01729 825454.

OCTAMERON

Settle Music and Cave and Crag are now selling tickets for a concert by Octameron in support of the National Children’s Orchestra. The local group will be performing at Long Preston Village Hall on June 12 at 3pm and the programme will feature performances by two local young musicians, Max Heaton and Will Rees Jones, who have won coveted places with the Orchestra. Tickets cost £7.

 

SETTLE & DISTRICT OPEN GARDENS

You are invited to follow the ‘garden trail’ up  beautiful  Ribblesdale and take part in this year’s open gardens over the weekend of June  18 & 19. Gardens are open on Saturday from 11-5 and on Sunday from 12-5pm and tickets cost £4 for one day or £6 for both days. Tickets are available from Settle  TIC or from Catkins Florist in Settle. Alternatively contact Sheila Gordon on 01729 824638  sheilamgordon@googlemail.com.

 

 

 

SOUTH AFRICAN TEA

The South African tea which unfortunately had to be postponed earlier in the year has been rescheduled for Sunday, 19 June at 3pm at Settle Parish Church.  Gillian Gape, a member of Holy Ascension’s congregation and retired Headteacher/Education Adviser, has developed close links with a school in Eastern Cape, South Africa and in March visited again to promote international partnerships for Settle Primary School. On her return we anticipated that she would be accompanied by Mama Kulukazi Xuza with whom she had been staying.  Sadly, Mama Xuza was not able to secure a visa in time, but she now has, and will be staying in Settle this coming June.  She was formerly Sister in Charge of the Maternity Ward at Victoria Hospital, Alice, in Easter Cape and is a devout Christian who works tirelessly for her church, her local branch of the Mothers’ Union and “her people”. Churches Together in Settle and District extend an “OPEN INVITATION” to anyone who would like to meet Mama Xuza and hear about her life, her work, her faith to join us for Afternoon Tea with a South African flavour!

 

GIGGLESWICK PRIMARY SCHOOL

Year 5 pupils recently took part in the North Craven School’s Tag Rugby Tournament,  playing well and finishing in 3rd place. Their sporting behaviour was excellent and they all played and worked well as a team. Meanwhile all the  pupils in Y1 and Y2 enjoyed a visit to Malham Tarn Field Centre  where they worked with Centre staff on aspects of plants. The Centre staff organised some excellent activities for the pupils, which were very well adapted to their needs. The pupils behaved excellently and some of them impressed the staff with their scientific ability to explain their discoveries. Many thanks to Catie Jones and Kate Helm, two of our weekly voluntary helpers for their help with this visit. Pupils will be providing entertainment for the visitors at the forthcoming  St. Alkelda’s Garden Party  in June and will be learning a number of country dances for this event.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Settle schoolchildren link up with children in South Africa

 

The new exhibition at Settle’s Gallery on the Green builds on a partnership project between the children of Settle Primary School and those at Kwesana Primary School in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Through the involvement of  Gillian Gape, a volunteer and governor at Settle Primary, the children have worked together to create a vibrant exhibition of email, letters, drawings and photos. Gillian says ‘As partner schools, we are seeking to learn from each other: the differences and similarities, the day to day practicalities and problems. This has been a great learning experience for both sets of children.’

 

Gillian retired to Settle in 2006, after a career as a primary head teacher, school adviser and inspector, and latterly as an independent consultant training teachers and supporting school management. She spent over 20 years of her varied career in the Craven area – her first headship was at Carleton, Skipton.

 

‘I decided that, when I retired in 2006, I would dedicate time to the development of global education, and so worked for a year in Tanzania for VSO, returning the following year to support further development. I was then sponsored by another UK charity to work in the Eastern Cape SA. I have worked there regularly since 2008, this year was specifically to promote the partnership between Settle Primary and Kwesana School in the Tyume valley’, says Gillian.

 

The exhibition will open on 29th May 2011 and run until 9th July 2011 at the Gallery on the Green, Upper Settle. Full details of how to find the Gallery can be found through Settle Tourist Information Centre or on the website www.galleryonthegreen.org.uk.

 

 

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Press release: Linton court gallery

 

LINTON COURT GALLERY

The next exhibition at the gallery will feature works by Norman Adams RA and will focus on Watercolour Paintings From Yorkshire to Provence, 1950’s – 1990’s. This will run from 7 June -12 July. Norman Adams (1927-2005) painted with watercolours throughout his career and was a master of the technique. The Linton Court‘s June exhibition will include a large selection of Norman‘s watercolours, including atmospheric paintings of the Yorkshire Dales not previously exhibited. These works were painted en plein air in the 1950’s when Norman and his wife Anna, first bought their house at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, near Settle. As well as landscape studies including works painted while on holiday in Provence, will be larger scale narrative paintings from the 1990’s. Please note that during this exhibition as well as the usual opening hours the gallery will also be open on Sunday 12 June and Sunday 19 June from 11 to 4 pm to coincide with the North Yorkshire Open Studios weekends. In June, July and August work by a number of northern artists will be on display in the Window Room at the far end of the gallery, including: Michael Bennett, Frank Gordon, Katharine Holmes, Emerson Mayes, Kitty North, Philippa Troutman. The current exhibition David Cook and Sam Dalby continues to 31 May 2011. Gallery opening times this season are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11am – 4pm. Further details available via www.gavaganart.com or Tel:  01729 824497

 

From 15th May 2011

SOUTH AFRICAN TEA

The South African tea which unfortunately had to be postponed earlier in the year has been rescheduled for Sunday, 19 June at 3pm at Settle Parish Church. Gillian Gape, a member of Holy Ascension’s congregation and retired Headteacher/Education Adviser, has developed close links with a school in Eastern Cape, South Africa and in March visited again to promote international partnerships for Settle Primary School. On her return we anticipated that she would be accompanied by Mama Kulukazi Xuza with whom she had been staying. Sadly, Mama Xuza was not able to secure a visa in time, but she now has, and will be staying in Settle this coming June. She was formerly Sister in Charge of the Maternity Ward at Victoria Hospital, Alice, in Easter Cape and is a devout Christian who works tirelessly for her church, her local branch of the Mothers’ Union and “her people”. Churches Together in Settle and District extend an “OPEN INVITATION” to anyone who would like to meet Mama Xuza and hear about her life, her work, her faith to join us for Afternoon Tea with a South African flavour!

Settle schoolchildren link up with children in South Africa

The new exhibition at Settle’s Gallery on the Green builds on a partnership project between the children of Settle Primary School and those at Kwesana Primary School in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Through their teacher, Gillian Gape, the children have worked together to create a vibrant exhibition of email, letters, drawings and photos. Gillian says ‘As partner schools, we are seeking to learn from each other: the differences and similarities, the day to day practicalities and problems. This has been a great learning experience for both sets of children.’

Gillian retired to Settle in 2006, after a career as a primary head teacher, school adviser and inspector, and latterly as an independent consultant training teachers and supporting school management. She spent over 20 years of her varied career in the Craven area – her first headship was at Carleton, Skipton.

‘I decided that, when I retired in 2006, I would dedicate time to the development of global education, and so worked for a year in Tanzania for VSO, returning the following year to support further development. I was then sponsored by another UK charity to work in the Eastern Cape SA. I have worked there regularly since 2008, this year was specifically to promote the partnership between Settle Primary and Kwesana School in the Tyume valley’, says Gillian.

The exhibition will open on 29th May 2011 and run until 9th July 2011 at the Gallery on the Green, Upper Settle. Full details of how to find the Gallery can be found through Settle Tourist Information Centre or on the website www.galleryonthegreen.org.uk.

GOLF LESSONS

Settle Golf Club is offering free golf coaching with professional Chris Cousins on Sundays at 4pm. These group sessions will be open to adults and juniors. For details and to reserve a place contact 01729 825340.

VICTORIA HALL

On May 21st the hall welcomes Henry Priestman, a major influence on contemporary music in the seventies and eighties. There will be a concert by Home of the Brave, the band of Dales Jam leader Richard Ormrod, on 27 May. Looking ahead to June there will be a performance of “Big Pants and Botox”, starring Rebecca Wheatley on 4 June. This is an award winning one woman show by the makers of “Girls Night” and promises to be a hilarious night out as Barbara reveals her inner thoughts after surviving a “significant birthday.” June 9 sees the rescheduled concert by Queen Tribute band, Mercury. On June 10 Folk/Rock singer Michael Chapman is in concert and on June 16 Blaize Theatre company will perform “Sward – the story of a Meadow”. On June 18 Heatseeker, perform a tribute to the music of AC DC and the month is rounded off by music of a very different sort on June 22 when “Blazin’ Fiddles” take to the stage featuring the hottest fiddle players of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Details of times and tickets from the box office on 01729 82 5718.

MEDITATION

A series of meditation sessions will take place on Monday evenings at Friends meeting house, Kirkgate between 7.30-9pm. There are organised by Buddhaland, Keighley and details can be obtained via 01535 958189. A donation of £5 per session is suggested.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING

Scottish Country Dance sessions take place at St John’s Hall on Thursday evenings fro 7.30 onwards. The first session takes place on 19 May and costs £2.50. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary. For details contact 822138.

LINTON COURT GALLERY

The gallery is currently staging an exhibition by David Cook and Sam Dalby- two Craven/ Settle based artists. David, from Kirkby Malham, studied at Bradford College of Art and the Royal College of Art London and is highly regarded as a painter and printmaker. On 26 May at 7pm at the gallery, Sam Dalby will give an informal talk about his work; numbers are limited for this event so booking is essential. Gallery opening times this season are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11am – 4pm. Further details available via www.gavaganart.com or Tel: 01729 824497

TUESDAY LUNCHES

By popular demand the Tuesday lunches have returned to SettleParishChurch and will be available throughout the summer months. Morning coffee is served from 10.15am with lunches being served through from 12 till 2.30pm. There is always a choice of homemade main courses, including a vegetarian option, and a range of desserts available. All welcome.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK

On Saturday 21 May afternoon tea and scones will be served at the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate between 3-5pm. All are welcome at these events.

TRAMPS

The award winning “The King’s Speech” will be shown on May 21st at Clapham Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. On June 8 they will show the Japanese film “Still Walking” at Victoria Hall as part of the world cinema showings.

THE FOLLY

Tea and scones will be served in the Folly parlour from 3.00pm onwards on May 21st.On Saturday May 21 ‘The Seeds of Time’ will be giving a concert in the Folly entitled ‘Summer is icumen in’. The programme will include madrigals and renaissance music by composers Dowland, Holborne, Adson and Playford. The group will bring (and play) all eight members of the recorder family, also crumhorns, sackbuts, hurdy-gurdy and various other melody and percussion instuments. The concert is at 7.30pm and the tickets £10.00 are available at Settle T.I.C. or the Folly. The new exhibition at The Folly entitled ‘Challenge and Change: 350 years in the life of a house and its region’ is now open to the public. Revised opening times for this season are Tues. 10.30 – 4.30 Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. and Bank Holidays 12.30 – 4.30

SETTLE BOWLING CLUB

Settle Bowling Club will be holding a coffee morning in the clubhouse on Saturday, 21st May from 10 am to 12 noon. There will be refreshments, side stalls and a raffle. Meet friends old and new. Everyone is welcome.

3 PEAKS FOLK CLUB

The Three Peaks folk club will meet in Settle Social club on Saturday, 21 May at 9pm for an informal singalong session. All welcome.

SUMMER BALL

North Ribblesdale RUFC will be holding its Summer Ball on 21 May, with proceeds going to the club funds and Breast Cancer Research. Tickets cost £60 per person and include a champagne reception, 5 course meal, live band and disco, table raffle and an auction of promises. For tickets and to reserve a table for ten contact John or Alison Thwaite on 07775831822

SETTLE AND DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB

The gardening club will meet at Townhead Court on 25 May at 2pm when the speaker will be Pat Inman on the subject of “Perennials that earn their keep.” There will be a members plant stall. Visitors are always welcome at an admission cost of £2.

CLAPHAM ART GROUP

The 60th Annual Exhibition of Clapham Art Group is being opened by Yorkshire historian and author, Bill Mitchell, on Friday, May 27 at 8pm. The exhibition will take place in Clapham Village Hall and all are welcome. There will be additional displays of the activities of the group in the past 60 years and it is hoped that there will be portraits of previous members on show. The display will be open from May 28 – June 5, inclusive from 11 m to 6pm daily.

ROMAN FAIR

On May 28th there will be a Roman Fair, organised by Settle Parish Church, on the field at Settle Primary School. There will be a range of stalls as well as a chariot race and re-enactments of Roman military and civilian life by Legio VIII Augusta. The fair will run from 10.30-4.30 and refreshments and barbecue will be available throughout the day. There will also be a Roman fancy dress competition for children and children’s activities. Admission is £2 for adults, £1 for children or £5 for a family ticket.

COFFEE MORNING

Settle Amateur Operatic Group invite you to join them for a coffee morning at the Old Courthouse on May 28 between 10am and 12.30. Home made cakes will also be on sale. All welcome.

DOLLS HOUSE EXHIBITION

Friends of Victoria Hall invite you to an exhibition of dolls houses and miniatures on May 29 and 30th. The exhibition will run between 10.30-4.30 each day and refreshments will be available all day. Admission is £1.50 with children admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

SETTLE WI

The next meeting is on Wednesday 1st June when Jan Quinn will talk about ‘Memory Problems’. The competition is for a postcard holding memories.

TOT LORD TRAIL

A local history walk, providing the opportunity to view Settle through the eyes of one of its most intriguing characters has been scheduled for June. Tot Lord was a local greengrocer in the early 1900s, an amateur archaeologist, excavator of caves and founder of the “Pig Yard Club”. Walkers can find out more about the town and its people by following in his footsteps on 4th, 11th or 25th June. The guided walks cost £3.50 and depart at 6pm, lasting about ninety minutes. Participants should wear outdoor clothes and appropriate footwear.

CIRCLE DANCE

There will be a chance to find out more about circle dancing on 4 June at Langcliffe Institute when a dance session is held between 2-6pm. The session costs £12 and you are invited to bring cake to share: drinks will be provided. Circling dancing does not require a partner and beginners are welcome at this session. For details and to reserve a place contact 823342 or 822781.

DOG AGILITY

Dog Agility classes will return to Langcliffe Kennels on Tuesday 7 June at 7pm and 8pm. There will be basic classes and classes for beginner/intermediate. On Wednesdays there will be puppy and obedience training classes at 7.30 and 8.30. Places are limited but can be reserved by contacting 07973 710292.

GIGGLESWICK PRIMARY SCHOOL
All pupils, encouraged and supported by members of staff, worked very hard during the first two days of term, preparing and hosting a community party for the older residents of the village and their efforts resulted in a very successful and much enjoyed event to mark the royal wedding. Their preparations involved: designing and making bunting for the Hall and corridors, designing and making crowns, designing and weaving table mats, designing and making small gift boxes and tissue paper flowers, researching the Royal family and producing some sketches and portraits, making and icing small cakes, making scones and sandwiches, tidying and setting up the Hall, developing and performing a welcome dance, learning and singing some traditional patriotic songs. At 2.30pm, pupils and staff then welcomed 26 of the older members of the village and hosted our community party, complete with some instrumental performances by some pupils and tours of the school. It was a lovely start to the term, with pupils working so well together in mixed-aged groups, as they prepared and hosted this very special party for older members of the village. All who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were amazed at how much we had prepared and achieved in one and a half days! The royal theme continued when pupils were were involved in the recent visit from HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. We were invited by GiggleswickSchool to form a ‘welcome party’ for Prince Andrew when he visited the school. We were able to watch his helicopter land and also take off to re-fuel, whilst he was at the school and we were pleased when he unexpectedly stopped to talk to us about a range of topics ranging from the Headteacher’s bumped head, to sports and homework!

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