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Settle News 15th June 20-14 for Visitors and Residents


Many thanks to everyone who supported the two stalls run by the Friends of Kwezana at Settle Primary School summer fair, either by participating in the stalls, donating prizes or by providing the crocheted blanket to send to Kwezana. The support of the community is much appreciated by students and staff at both schools.


There is still time to visit the  current exhibition at Gavaghan Art in Linton Court which runs until July 5th. The exhibition features works by Sam Dalby RP and is entitled Still Life, Life Drawing, Portraits. It is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday..


Many thanks to all those who supported the coffee morning on June 14. The next coffee morning will take place on July 5th and will include a fent sale. There will be a wide range of fabrics available.  The event will take place at The Old Courthouse on Station Road between 10-12.30pm. All are welcome.


A reminder that the Walking Group will meet at Bridge End today, Thursday 19 June to catch the 9.30 am bus to Skipton for a walk in Grassington. A walk to climb Ingleborough is also planned for Friday 20 June (for details please contact Pat Whitton). The Strawberry Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 12 July at Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate. Settle W.I. will also be running a bottle stall at Clapham Street Market on Saturday 26 July and are asking for donations of bottles from members. The next meeting is at 2 pm on Wednesday 2 July when Sylvia Whitely will give a talk on The Secrets of Handwriting. The competition will be for a flower arrangement in an egg cup. The September meeting will be in the Catholic Church Hall.


Newly formed community theatre group, Take Two, will be holding auditions for this year’s production on 21 June between 2-6pm. For further details contact Bretton Lord on 01729 82233001729 822330


The Three Peaks folk club will meet on 21 June in Settle Social Club at 9pm. All are welcome to come along and join in the evening, floor singers and musicians always welcome. Admission by donation on door. The guest singer for the evening will be Martin Francis.


Acclaimed Long Preston contemporary folk band, The Moonbeams, will be performing at Poppies on 21 June. Tickets cost £7 and are available from Poppies Tea Rooms in Bishopdale Court.  Seating is limited so booking is essential.


Come along to enjoy the Settle church organ as you’ve probably never heard it before!! Settle Parish Church will host a  recital of ‘pop’ music and songs from the 60s and 70s along with  recent light music and jazz arranged for  the organ on Saturday, 21 June at 7.30pm. Played by Graham Toft (Settle Parish Organist and veteran rocker) and Paul Fisher (composer and recitalist and inveterate rocker) The evening is free to everyone: with a retiring collection with all donations in aid of the organ fund.  Coffee and retro refreshments will be served in the interval and special requests for your favourite Top of the Pops hits can be made by  email to


Age UK North Craven and Settle Stories are appealing for help from young people to help get older people in Settle area on line. The technology together project is  aimed at young people who use computers and the internet almost every day and who can then be a lifeline for someone online. If you can give up an hour of your time you can help to change a life.  You will receive training and work experience and the chance to develop valuable skills such as teamwork, leadership, helping others, communications and training – all skills that  future employers will  value. To find out more contact 01729 82306601729 823066 .


Settle Orchestra’s summer concerts will take place at Christ Church in Skipton on 21 June and at the Richard Whiteley Theatre in Giggleswick on 28 June. Both concerts will commence at 7.30pm and the soloist will be Joshua Asquith. The programme will feature works by Mendelssohn, Weber, Schubert and Beethoven. Tickets cost £10 available from orchestra members or via Settle Music or Cave and Crag in Settle, Bentham Post Office, or Skipton Camera Shop.


Although the regular dance classes do not take place over the summer months there is still opportunities to dance! The next Scottish Dance will take place at St John’s Hall on 26 June at 7.30pm and costs £3. Visitors are welcome to come along and join in. For further information contact 015242 41451. Regular classes will resume in September.


On Thursday 26th June  there will be a visit to Langcliffe Hall and Gardens by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Robert Bell. This will be open to all and participants should  meet at Langcliffe Hall at 2.00 pm.  Please park in the village car park.


On 25 June Tramps will be showing “La Grand Silence” at Victoria Hall. Doors open at 7.15 for a &.45 start. Tickets cost £5. The film is a documentary which gives an intimate portrayal of the everyday lives of Carthusian monks of the Grande Chartreuse, a monastery in the French Alps. The film has no commentary and is in French with English subtitles and depicts the rhythm of monastic life.  On its release the film won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Festival in 2006.


Alison King School of Dance is hosting a social dance on 28 June at Victoria Hall between 8-11pm. Tickets cost £5, available from 01729 84011801729 840118 /  07857532611 and there will be a bar available at the event. The dance will include opportunities for ballroom, latin, sequence, Argentinian tango, salsa, swing, rock and roll and latin line dancing. There will also be a demonstration by junior dancers.  No partner is necessary and the event is open to all.


The Rotary Club of Settle are holding a Hog Roast on Sunday, 29 June 2014 at Elder Heath Barn, Eldroth (if wet in Eldroth Village Hall) from 1pm onwards to raise money for Clapham Cave Rescue Organisation and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Tickets are £10 each which include food and soft drinks. There will be a bar and live music provided by Settle & Giggleswick Brass Band and by Jack Miller.Tickets and further information are available from Michael Cullingworth on 01729 82397801729 823978 or Floyd Schofield on 07764 27060107764 270601 .



On  June  29 there will be a performance at 4pm by Northern Dance Centre.  This will feature the senior students and Northern Lights Theatre group  and will take a trip back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and remember Movies and Movie Stars including items  based on Singing In The Rain, Top Hat, James Bond, Sweet Charity, Chicago, Hairspray, Austin Powers, The Great Gatsby, Footloose, The Lion King, ,Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, The Producers and Elvis Presley! On 30 June we are delighted to welcome Handlbards in a production of The Comedy of Errors. the four-strong, all-male HandleBards Company are back on their bikes and cycling the UK. Heralding the arrival of the Tour de France to the area, on just four bicycles and carrying all the necessary set, props, costumes and camping equipment, they will arrive in Giggleswick to perform Shakespeare’s anarchic farce of mistaken identity and far too many twins. The HandleBards definitely do Shakespeare differently – using bikes to power various surprises and contraptions on-stage, whilst playing all the parts in this wild 1930s indie-folk romp. Please note that this performance will take place outdoors in the garden of Style House with gates opening at 6.00pm for you to picnic beforehand. There will be a stall selling refreshments but please bring your own rugs, seats, picnics, bicycles…Tickets  bookable via the box office on 01729 89318001729 893180 .


A reminder that the school is currently selling 2 General Knowledge quiz sheets.  Available from school, or the Tuck Shop in Giggleswick, are two quizzes (£1 for the Children’s Quiz and £2 for the Family Quiz. Please purchase these and have a go; all proceeds go to our school fund, money from which is used to benefit all pupils. Completed quiz entries need to be handed in to school or the Tuck Shop by Monday, 30th June and prizes are a £25 Pizza Express Voucher (for Family Quiz), or a large jar of sweets (kindly donated by the Tuck Shop) for the Children’s Quiz.

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