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Settle News 28th April 2013


Registration is now taking place for the junior teams.  These are open to those aged 6 and upwards. There are training sessions and competitive teams will play throughout the summer season. There are teams for U9, U11, U13 and U15. To register come to the club house at 6.30pm on Fridays. Parents are welcome to use the club house throughout practice sessions.


The next charity dance will take place on Saturday, 4 May at 7.30-11.30pm at Settle College. To book ring Marion on 01729 823259 or Helen and John on 01729 824038 by Thursday 2 May. All proceeds from this dance will go to Settle Scouts.


A reminder that the gallery’s new exhibition entitled “A Kaleidoscope of Line and Colour featuring  both modern and contemporary work by Keith Vaughan, Geoffrey Clarke RA,Norman Adams RA, Anna Adams, Edward Cowie, Freda Marston, Peter Brook,Peter Fox, David Knight, Charles Bray, Terry Frost, Edward Bawden, Wyndham Lewis, Collett Dobson, J.M. Mallander, Phil Morsman, Piers Brown, Christine Leadbetter, George Chapman, Marjan Wouda will be open throughout the bank holiday weekend. The opening Times for this exhibition: are Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11 – 4  and bank holiday Monday.


The group have changed venue to Friends Meeting House and meet every Wednesday between 8-10pm. The session costs £5 , including coffee and biscuits. For further details contact 01729 824659.


May is a busy month at the Folly and the bank holiday weekend ,  4/6th May sees a family activity weekend organised by Jennifer Gill and Nancy Forster. It is called Maytime at the Folly and runs each day 1pm to 4pm. There will be things to make and draw and a chance to explore the new children’s dressing up box as well as quizzes will be there and the popular Molly mouse trail for younger visitors. On the 18th May Judith Bromley will  talk about how the current exhibition of paintings was created followed by a workshop for all ages on the 30th May, 11am to 4pm when people can add to the moorland floor installation. For details contact (015242) 51388 or (01729) 822 361


As part of the Ride 2 Stride festival there will be a story walk around Settle on 5 May. This will be led by storyteller Sita Brand, of Settle Stories. This walk is an easy one mile walk suitable for families and lasting approximately an hour and will leave Settle Station at 12.14


A second hand book fair will be held at Victoria Hall on 6 May between 10-4. Home made refreshments will be available throughout the day.


On 4 May there will be a production of “Me and me Dad” by Reform Theatre. This event is a free entry event with donations on exit.  On May 10 local storyteller and mastermind behind Settle Storytelling Festival will entertain with “Memories of an Indian Childhood” at a special evening of fundraising for Victoria Hall. Born in Bombay, India the journey includes tales of her large family, neighbourhood friends, childhood bullies, stubborn hairdos and long train journeys as well as the tale of her family’s exodus at the start of World War II and later the Indian Emergency. Irish Country singer, Shawn Cuddy, takes to the stage with his band on 17 May. This event is promoted by the Friends of Settle Victoria Hall, with all profits going directly into Hall funds. For details and tickets contact the box office on 01729 825718 or check the website at


A flower festival celebrating “100 years of Settle Life” will take place over the weekend of 4-6 May at Settle Parish Church. There will also be a songs of praise service on Sunday at 4.30pm. Programmes cost £2 and homemade refreshments will be served throughout the weekend. Displays will illustrate the wealth of activities, industry and natural beauty which have been developed and experienced here over the past 100 years – from walking the fells down to the River Ribble to marvelling at the scenery, the Settle / Carlisle Railway and the many changes involving our local primary school. There will also be the opportunity to listen to live organ music from every decade during the festival. Graham Toft, our church organist, will be happy to give you a short, practical demonstration on the magnificent Binns organ.


A coffee morning will be held on Saturday, 11 May at Friends Meeting House from 10am to 12 noon, in aid of the Settle and District Blind Group. There will also be a cake stall and a book sale. All are welcome.


The 5th Settle Saunter arranged by Settle Rotary Club will take place on 18 May and starts and finishes at Victoria Hall.  This charity event has courses for all abilities, an 8 mile, 10 mile, 15 mile and 26 mile and they can be run or walked.  There are refreshments at the checkpoints and a hot meal at the end of the day.  Entry is £10 (£6 concessions) with certificates and badges for all successful finishers. The 26 mile route is restricted to ages 18+. Juniors aged 16 or under on the day of the event must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. For further details and entry forms contact 01729 830299 or go to


Come along to Settle’s own version of the Antiques Roadshow – dust down those treasures, objets d’art, family heirlooms and bring them to Settle Parish Church’s ‘Valuation Day’ on Saturday 18 May from 10am till 4pm.  Meet an expert from Walton & Walton, the Burnley auctioneers.  There is a £1.00 charge for each item presented for valuation with no obligation to sell but if you do decide to sell then Walton & Walton have agreed that Settle Parish Church will receive a small percentage from each item sold at their auction rooms.There’ll be bacon butties available too – now NOT even Fiona Bruce & Co can match that!


The next big breakfast will take place at Friend’s Meeting House on Saturday 18 May 2013, 8.30am. The Guest speaker will be Jane Turtle, who will speak about a new initiative which is aimed at preventing people from sleeping rough, called Streetlink. Space is limited. Book early to avoid disappointment. Coffee & tea are available from 8.15am, breakfast & talk over by 9.30am. Cost £3.00. Contact 01729 825285 to book your place at the Settle Big Breakfast


Gallery on the Green in collaboration with Victoria Hall present a return of the popular foodie format, “Take 3 Chefs” at Victoria Hall on 30 May.  There will be cookery demos from the 3 chefs using locally sourced ingredients, as well as  other local food producers offering tasters and showcasing their special products. Food writer and photographer Joan Ransley will be presenting food and ingredients to compliment her ‘Yorkshire Food and Yorkshire People’ exhibition at The Gallery on the Green (18th May to 6th July). Joan is a member of the Guild of Food Writers and is a regular contributor to The Yorkshire Post. Celebrity chef  and Deliciously Yorkshire Champion, Stephanie Moon from Rudding Park in Harrogate  will also be present. Stephanie attended Settle College and Craven College before training under Anton Mosimann at The Dorchester. She is a regular on BBC’s ‘Great British Menu’. The third member of the team is Mathew Birtwhistle, from The Plough Inn , Wigglesworth, where he specialises in introducing local produce onto the menu. Tickets cost £10 from Victoria Hall box office 01729 825718. The event commences at 7pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm



On 15 May there will be a performance of “Grit” by Tortoise in a Nutshell. This quartet of tales is told using a wide range of theatrical techniques blending puppetry, projection and object manipulation to create an intimate and engaging piece of visual theatre.  Inspired by real-life accounts of child soldiers, war correspondents and the families torn apart through armed conflict, Grit explores the experience of lost children, lost childhood and the crushing effects of being raised at war.   Tickets cost £10 from the box office. Please note that on 19 May there will be a showing of “Les Miserables” at 3.30pm. Details from the box office



St George’s Day was celebrated with a special meal, with a winning menu designed by Will Clay. Many thanks to the kitchen staff for this enjoyable themed meal. Pupils in Classes 2 and 3  recently enjoyed hosting a brief visit from some Y8 students from France, who are part of the exchange programme between Settle College and College St. Joseph, near Ingleton’s twin town of La Chapelle des Marais. Our pupils leant an amusing new French action rhyme and taught the French students some English songs. They also conversed with each other in both English and French. A team from Y5/Y6 took part in the North Craven Football tournament, which turned out to be a very exciting and tense occasion, as our team gained the same amount of points as Settle Primary’s A team. This resulted in a play-off, in order to determine which team played in the final; Settle’s team narrowly won the play-off, but here was some excellent playing from all members of the team.  . Looking ahead,  after Half Term, after-school Football sessions will re-commence on Fridays throughout June and will be led by Sport-S-Cool They will be open to all pupils from Reception to Y6.

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