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Settle WI invite you to take part in
The Big Jubilee Lunch
starting at 12 Noon
Sunday 3rdJune 2012
St John’s Church Hall, Settle
BD24 9JH

The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project that started in 2009 – to encourage as many people as possible to have lunch with their neighbours once a year, and this year The Big Jubilee Lunch forms part of the main programme of events over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend.

So come along with your picnic – just enough for yourself or extra to share – and join us to celebrate this very special occasion.

Tables & chairs will be provided and hot & cold drinks will be on sale.

Settle WI is also raising money for the Folly Appeal so there will be cakes & produce on sale, a white elephant stall and a book stall.

more information ….
Jeanne Carr 01729 823132


A reminder that Tuesday lunches are now once again being served in the church over the summer months. Coffee is served from 10 am onwards and light lunches available from 11.30 to 2pm. On May 23 at 7.30pm the church is staging a pampered chef night with live cookery demonstration followed by an opportunity to purchase cookware and bakeware. Tickets cost £3 available on the door or via 822848. On May 26 as part of their dales tour The Heritage Singers will be performing a free concert of chorale music commencing at 7.30pm.


There are currently two exhibitions at the Folly. The first of these is: ‘Off the Page:the Story of Dalesman Magazine’ and the second is ‘Portraits’ by Sam Dalby featuring portraits of local characters. For further information check the website at or ring 01729 822893 for more information. On Wednesday May 16. 2.00pm – 4.00pm in the Folly, Settle there will be a workshop with Brian Aldred where you can learn how to print with moveable type using an old hand press. Tickets cost £6.00 from the Folly or via 01729 822893


On May 12 Roxyrama will recreate the sounds of Roxy Music. The life of Clementine Churchill, wife of Sir Winston Churchill, is brought to the stage in Rohan McCullough’s one-woman show “My Darling Clementine” on May 18th. Phil Beer, half of the award winning acoustic duo “Show of Hands” entertains on 24 May. Details and tickets via 01729 825718


Linda McAvan MEP , will be speaking at Victoria Hall at 11am on 12 May on the subject of Environmental Issues and the European Parliament. Her talk will be followed by an open discussion session. For further details contact 01729 824024.


Settle Recreational Hockey club invite you to join them for a charity 6 / 7 a-side hockey tournament on the Astroturf pitches at Giggleswick School on May 13 between 10.30-1.30. The event is being held in aid of the Grant Cunliffe Memorial Fund and proceeds will be donated to Cairngorm and Braemar rescue teams. Please bring along a stick if possible and shin-guards and mouth-guards are advisable also. Donations of cakes for the cake stall would also be extremely welcome and there will be drinks and a raffle. Cost is £3 per player.


The theme for the next all age, informal worship session at St John’s Methodist Church Hall is “All Creatures Great and Small”. This will take place at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday May 13th, and you are invited to bring along your pets (or photos of past pets) and join members of the church for informal worship, including refreshments. All are welcome.


This year’s Christian Aid Week takes place from13 – 19 May and there will be a house to house collection throughout the week in Settle and District. There will also be a Coffee Evening in St John’s Church Hall on Wednesday 16 May between7 – 8.30pm. There will be a range of stalls including Bring and Buy, Bric-a-brac, Home-made Cakes and Plants. Admission 50p, please phone 01729 822163 if you have donations for stalls. Afternoon Tea & Scones will be served at Friends Meeting House Sunday, 20 May between 3-5pm. Please note that these dates have been amended and are not the same as those previously advertised.


Giggleswick and Settle Bavarian Band have teamed up with The Lion at Settle to stage a Bavarian night on 16 May at 7.30pm. There will be live must and German themed specialities on offer.


A casino night will be held at North Ribblesdale Rugby Club on 18 May at 7.30pm. Dress code for the evening is formal – black tie – and tickets cost £20 per person, including supper. For further details contact 07891 322 096 / 07879 474 786


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them in the Old Courthouse for coffee on May 19th. The coffee mornings run from 10-12.30pm and all are welcome.


The Settle Big Breakfast will take place at 8.30am on Saturday 19 May at Friends Meeting House. Coffee is available from 8.15. Breakfast is £3 and can be booked via 825285, by end of Thursday 17th.


NISCU (Northern Inter-Schools Christian Union) invite you to an old tyme music hall, under the musical direction of Val Baulard, at St John’s Hall on May 19 at 7.30. Tickets cost £8 (£6 concessions and under 16s free) on the door or via 01729 822676. Fancy dress costume is optional but there will be prizes for the best male and best female costume. Proceeds will support the work of the local Christian schools workers. All welcome.


The annual Settle Saunter, organised by Settle Rotary, will take place this year on 19 May. The event raises money for charities and local causes and offers 3, 10, 15 and 26 mile walks which can be strode, sauntered or run as you wish. All the routes start from Victoria Hall at 9pm and advance entries cost £10 (£6 for over 65s and under 18s) or £11 on the day. This includes light refreshments at the checkpoints and a hot meal, with pudding, at the finish and a certificate. All under 16 entrants must be accompanied by an adult. For further details contact Settle Rotary via or Bob on 01729 830299. It is hoped to have more than 150 entrants this year. Information is available on the website and from Settle Tourist Information Centre.


Longing to tell a story? Settle story tellers have the answer with a special storytelling masterclass with master story-tller Nick Hennessey, a popular performer at the Settle Storytelling Festival. This is your chance to turn what you want to say into stories others want to listen to. Under Nick’s expert guidance you will learn how to turn your ideas into stories, the best ways of structuring your story for an audience and how to keep your listeners engaged. The session takes place on 23 May at the Falcon Manor between 7.30-9.30 and costs £5.


The Workshop are holding a gouache painting course with local artist Linda Clemence on 26 May at Friends meeting house, Kirkgate. The session costs £8 and runs from 10-12. To reserve a place contact 824386, evenings only.


The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show (TRAMPS) have pulled off a major coup and will stage a special preview showing of “Lad: a Yorkshire Story” at Victoria Hall at 8pm on Saturday 26th May. The film is a heart warming story of a 13 year old who comes to terms with the loss of his Dad through the friendship he forms with a National Park Ranger in the Yorkshire Dales. Directed by ex-Settle school boy Dan Hartley the film was shot locally in Settle, Austwick and in the Dales, and stars local actors with some lead roles played by Settle school pupils. Advance tickets can be obtained at Victoria Hall box office (01729 825718).This is closely followed by a showing of the multi academy award winning film ‘The Artist’, a black and white tribute to Hollywood’s golden age. This will be shown at Victoria Hall on 31st May at 7.30pm.


Age Uk are organising an afternoon tea at Victoria Hall on 30 May at 2.30pm. Tickets are £3 and are available from the Age UK office in Cheapside or via 01729 823066. There will be an opportunity for old time dancing and a prize for the lady wearing the best decorated hat.


Linton Court Gallery invite you to come along and hear a talk by Dr John Welshman on 31 May at 7pm on the subject of his new book: “ Titanic – The Last Night of a Small Town”. Admission is £6 and places must be reserved in advance. Published by Oxford University Press the book features the stories of both crew and passengers. The featured crew includes the Second Officer; a Stewardess; the young Assistant Wireless Operator; and the Captain of the Carpathia rescue ship. There are eight featured passengers in all – an amateur military historian and governess in First Class; a teacher in Second; a domestic servant and mother in Third; and three children. The book considers questions such as what were their earlier histories, their hopes and anxieties? Who survived, and why, and who perished? What happened to these people in the years after 1912? And what can we learn from their accounts? On the centenary of the sinking, it is the individual histories of twelve of the inhabitants of the small town that this book reconstructs. The book employs the rigorous, sceptical approach of the social historian, while at the same time retaining the vividness of the eye-witness account. For further details or to book a place contac Tel: 01729 824497


Settle Voices Community Choir meets in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Monday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm. There is an annual fee of £5 plus £4 per session. New members are welcome. For more information please see website or ring (01729) 822771


President Joy Calvert and Secretary Jeanne Carr up-dated members on plans for the Big Lunch Jubilee Street Party on Sunday, 3 June in St John’s Church Hall and asked for offers of help and contributions of cakes and bric-a-brac. For the benefit of new members, group leaders spoke about current activities: Doris Robinson introduced the Poetry and Drama Groups, Edna Tomlinson the Lunch Club, and Pat Whitton the Walking Group. Rosemary Crabtree told members about ‘Fish and Chips’ babies and explained that many newborn babies, some suffering from Aids, are sent home from hospital wrapped only in newspaper. She asked members to assist by knitting small jumpers which will be sent to Africa to keep these babies warm. Jean Stevens gave a short presentation on this year’s resolution and, after discussion, members voted to give their backing to the W.I. national campaign for the employment of more midwives. At 1.30 pm on Monday 25 June at St John’s Church Hall, Julie and Anne, known as the ‘dynamic duo of entertaining cookery’ will demonstrate some recipes from their W.I. publication ‘Cooking with Anne’. The charge is £10 to include light refreshments. The outing on Wednesday, 4 July, is to Grassington and Pately Bridge with lunch provided by Glasshouses W.I. The cost is £10. The next meeting is on Wednesday 6 June when the speaker will be Annie Austin-Meek on the subject of Softpots.


Organisers for a reunion scheduled for students from Settle High School who were in the intake year 1958 and 1959 are seeking your help! The event is to take place at Settle Cricket Club on 29 September from 3pm onwards. A pie and pea meal is planned and the event will cost £5. However, at present the organisers have not managed to contact everyone and have a particular problem tracing some of the girls as many have married and so the surname has changed. They are appealing to anyone who may be in touch with any ex-students from these year groups – they might be family or friends who have moved out of the area – to pass the message on so that as many as possible can come along to the event. The people in question will now be in their sixties and it thought that those who moved away may still have other family members in the area. To find out more, pass on details or to reserve a place please contact 01729 822988 OR 01535 692018.



On May 17 the young performers from Grassington, Shipley and Giggleswick DM Academy dance classes will be staging an evening of entertainment showcasing their skills. DM Academy runs a range of classes every week at the RWT for both children and adults and details can be found at The performance, entitled “Bedazzled” will commence at 7.30pm and tickets cost £5 (£3 children). On May 20 Community Cinemas present “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” at 3.30pm. Tickets cost £4.70 available from 01729 893180.Tickets are still available for the highlight of the summer season: an open air concert by the Halle Orchestraon June 30 , presented by Sir Tim Rice and featuring internationally acclaimed soloists and joined by Giggleswick Choral Society. The evening will conclude with fireworks.


Settle Recreational Hockey club invite you to join them for a charity 6 / 7 a-side hockey tournament on the Astroturf pitches at Giggleswick School on May 13 between 10.30-1.30. The event is being held in aid of the Grant Cunliffe Memorial Fund and proceeds will be donated to Cairngorm and Braemar rescue teams. Please bring along a stick if possible and shin-guards and mouth-guards are advisable also. Donations of cakes for the cake stall would also be extremely welcome and there will be drinks and a raffle. Cost is £3 per player.


As part of the Giggleswick Diamond Jubilee Celebrations there will be a water pageant on our very own Tems! Everyone in the village is invited to build a model boat (be it a kit or a home-devised construction) to join in our pageant. The boats will be launched from the slate bridge opposite Giggleswick Primary School on 3 June at 2pm. For further information or if you have a query about the boats please contact either 822676 or 823532.

An historical review charting the rise and fall of the wool trade, “Follow the Fleece” is being staged at St Alkelda’s church on 19 May at 7pm. Tickets cost £8 and are available on the door or via 823537. The play is directed by Nigel Schofield with original music by David Williams , whose stunning work “1611” re-telling of the story of the King James Bible visited St Alkelda’s last year.

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