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Settle News 6th August 2011


will be open on 13 and 14 August for visitors. Tours of the box are available from 10-4pm each day. This will be a free event but donations are invited in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Walk for All.


The social committee would like to thank everyone for their support in recent months at the strawberry event and at recent coffee mornings. This is much appreciated as the funds raised assist with staging the annual production. This year the group are presenting “When the Lights Go On Again” at Victoria Hall during the week 24-29 October.  To help get you into the mood for this wartime treat there will be a 1940s style dance and supper at Victoria Hall on 24 September, from 7.30 onwards. Tickets cost £7.50, including supper and are available from 822364 or 822959. Show tickets will also be available to buy at the supper dance.


Why not come along and enjoy coffee and a chat and find out more about U3A at the Victoria Hall on 11 August from 10.30 onwards. There will be an opportunity to renew membership and to enrol for the 2011-2012 season.


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.  The church will also be supporting the Jane Tomlinson Walk For All  by serving coffee and cakes on August 14th from noon onwards with all money going to support the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. Come along and show your support for the walkers and their families.


will be open on 13 and 14 August for visitors. Tours of the box are available from 10-4pm each day. This will be a free event but donations are invited in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Walk for All.


The exhibition at The Folly entitled ‘Challenge and Change: 350 years in the life of a house and its region’ is currently open to the public on Tues. 10.30 – 4.30 Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. and Bank Holidays 12.30 – 4.30. On Tuesday August 16, from 2-4pm there will be a family fun event in the parlour. Families are urged to come along and help to create a model of the market place. The cost is a 50p donation to cover materials. This is open to all ages but please note that children must be accompanied.

Here are details for the Settle website of 3 family events at The Folly during August:

The Folly
Tuesday 9 August
2 – 4 pm
Family Activity: Craven Countryside Collage
Help to create a collage using local plants and wildlife

The Folly
Tuesday 16 August
2 – 4 pm
Family Activity: Make the Market Place
Create a 3-D model of Settle Market Place

The Folly
Tuesday 23 August
2 – 4 pm
Family Activity: Complete the collage and models and do some independent drawing based on ‘Shapes’

Family Activities are free, but a donation of 50p per child is invited to cover the cost of materials.   Children must be accompanied by an adult.   No advance booking is necessary but there may be a short wait at busy times


The current exhibition will run from 19 July – 30 August  and features sculpture, drawings, paintings and original prints by Geoffrey Clarke RA. The sculptor Geoffrey Clarke was chosen as one of the artists to work on the building of Coventry Cathedral after the second World War. A versatile artist he has worked in stained glass, silver and for his sculptural work, aluminium. On display in the Linton Court exhibition will be enamels, drawings, small scale sculpture, paintings, mono prints and etchings.


The new exhibition at the Gallery runs through to 10 September and features the work of a range of Grassington artists.  Entitled “Small Life” it is comprised of postcard sized, original life drawings in a variety of media and styles..


The second of the summer workshops takes place on  Monday22 August, led by  Moira Hill. The workshops are led by natural voice practitioners and so there is no need to be able to read music, simply to turn up and sing. The workshops (which are open to everyone) will be held from 1-4pm at the Friend’s Meeting House, Kirkgate in Settle. There will be a break in which delicious home made refreshments will be served. The fee is £8 per session with a concession for Settle Voices members of £5.  You can just turn up on the day, but to avoid disappointment it is advisable to book places in advance via 01729 822771


Settle Music has arranged a series of workshops to take place throughout August to inspire local musicians and visitors to the area. The workshops on August 20 and 27 dedicated to the art of songwriting and these will cost £25 and again will take place at Langcliffe Institute. These will run from 2-5pm and will provide somewhere you can learn and practice song writing techniques. This will be run over two sessions with a break of a week between to enable you to practice what you learn in the first session and have it reviewed at the second. The third workshop, again at Langcliffe Institute, will be a Samba drum workshop and will be open to all ages and is aimed at beginners and is a family friendly event.summer holidays to appeal to families. This will take place on 24 August between 2-5pm and the cost is: Adult £15, Under 14’s £10. For further details about any of the above contact Settle Music or ring 01729 825838.


Gateway to Health are holding two workshop sessions in August to allow participants to explore the therapeutic role of writing a journal to assist with personal development. These taster sessions will take place on 13 August at 1pm and on 15 August at 7pm. There will be an opportunity to develop this further later in the year as it is planned to run an introductory course on “Writing a Personal Journal” in September. This will be a 6 week course with sessions lasting 2 hours. For details of the taster sessions and the introductory course contact Joy Waddington on 015242 41918 or


There will be a coffee morning in aid of Giggleswick Playgroup at St John’s Hall on 13 August. This will run from 10am to noon and all are welcome.


A fundraising event with a variety of stalls will be held at Victoria Hall on August 13 in aid of Bentham and District Pet Rescue. This will run from 9.30-4.30 and there will be snacks and lunches served during the day.


The next quiz night, arranged by Vibrant Settle,  will take place on Monday, 15 August at The Lion  at 8.00pm. Entry fee is  £3.00 per person, inclusive of Complimentary Sandwich Supper with all  proceeds to Vibrant Settle  for the funding of local events, projects and initiatives


2011 sees Settle Photographic Group mount its third Annual Exhibition. Many, if not all, members of the Group will be displaying some of their pictures in Settle shops from 19th – 31st August in the form of a town trail. Lists are available from Settle newsagents, Rags and the TIC. Further details: The exhibition then moves into Settle Parish Church from 3rd –11th September providing an opportunity to see the diverse range of photographs grouped together.  As last year, there is no specific theme, which means that members can choose any subject – from leaping salmon to flowers to steam trains to mountains! Settle Photographic Group is very grateful to Settle shop and business owners and to Settle Parish Church for their cooperation in displaying the pictures. The group meets on the third Monday of each month –  August 15 this month –   at 7.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House in Settle.


The Ladies Craven Dinner Club was first established over thirty years ago, meeting at the Falcon Manor Hotel.  The club was formed by a group of ladies in order to enjoy a meal with after dinner speakers in convivial company. Today the club meets at the Craven Arms in Giggleswick on the first Monday evening of the month. The 2011/12 season starts on 5 September and will run through until 14 May 2012 when it will hold its AGM.  Members enjoy a three course meal with the after dinner speaker. Topics for the forthcoming season range from Bibby’s buses and tours, Malaysian batik and a magic night for the Christmas meeting. The cost is £160 per person per annum, which includes all meals and entertainment. To find out more about the dinner club and how to join please contact Carrie Wright at Warren and Wright Jewellers (01729 824165) or Sue Amphlett at Cottontail Crafts (01729 822946)


Settle Social Club will be staging a special night with The Swing City Bank on 24 September at 8.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and are now available from 01729 823998.




Following their successful Ofsted report the Giggleswick Playgroup will be starting a new venture in September, a toddler group. This will run on a Friday between 1.30-3pm in term time and will cost £1 per child. There will be a wide range of activities on offer. For further details contact 07564 255857.


This year’s show, the society’s 70th, will take place in Giggleswick Junior School pavilion on 13 August and opens at 1.30pm. The opening ceremony will be performed by Madge Hindle at 2pm. Admission is £1 for adults, 20p for children. Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. Schedules are now available from Giggleswick Tea Rooms, Speight and Watson, Lamberts and Settle TIC.

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