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Settle News and Events 6th October


This year’s festival will take place between 10-13 October and will offer a range of events suitable for all ages including workshops, town trail, story walk, tea and tales, makers market and a whole range of story telling experiences at venues throughout the town. Tickets are now available via, Settle Music on 01729 825838 or Victoria Hall on 01729 825718.


Tickets are on sale at Victoria Hall Box Office (01729 825718) for this year’s production. The group will perform Calamity Jane throughout the week of 28 October to 2 November every evening at 7.30pm with a matinee on the Saturday afternoon.


A reminder that all former members of Karen’s Keep Fit classes are invited to mark her retirement from running Settle classes for twenty years by joining her for a drink on Friday, 11 October at The Talbot in Settle Would ladies please contact her on the usual number to confirm attendance.


Mozart’s Requiem along with the Missa Brevis (the little organ mass) by Haydn, will be performed by an augmented choir of Langcliffe Singers as a come and sing event on 12 October at Christ Church in Skipton at 7.30pm. Guest organist for the evening will be Alistair Mackenzie. Tickets cost £10 and details and tickets are available via Sarah Glossop on 01729 825806.


The autumn exhibition at the gallery opens on October 11th and runs 2nd November and will examine the theme of The Northern Landscape. The gallery will be open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am -4pm. The contrasting richness of the northern landscape is the subject of the exhibition which includes work by a number of artists who live and work in Yorkshire or Lancashire. Exhibitors include: Katharine Holmes, Margaret Uttley, Simon Nixon, David Cook, Roy Hubbard, Milan Ivanic, Jacquie Denby, Kitty Norh, Chris Rigby, Marjan Wouda and Maureen Grealy. The exhibition also includes work by: Peter Brook, and J.M. Mallender.


A race night and disco on behalf of Freda’s playgroup and Giggleswick Primary School is being held on October 12 at Settle Social Club. Admission is £2.50 and tickets can be purchased from either the playgroup (01729 824884) or the school (822248). There will also be a raffle.


The third in a series of organ recitals to mark the centenary of the Binns Organ will take place on 19 October at Settle Parish Church at 7.30pm, when the organist will be Dr Timothy Raymond, Director of Music at the Priory Church of Bolton Abbey. The programme will include works by Sibelius, Benjamin Britten and William Walton . Refreshments will be served and there will be a retiring collection. Please note that this is not the date originally advertised.


Throughout October Victoria Hall is the venue for a number of community events. On Friday 11 October there will be performances of The Starbird withToto Tales in the afternoon and Nail Soup in the evening. These are both part of the Settle Story Telling Festival. On Saturday it hosts more story telling events with a performance of Stanley’s Stick, The Cow Foot Prince and The Devil’s Purse. On Sunday there will be a story telling workshop, “Join the Story”. On 18th October, Dryad Productions will stage Female Gothic, a celebration of the female authors of Victorian Gothic Literature. From 28 October to 2nd November the Hall hosts Settle Amateur Operatic Society’s production of Calamity Jane. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718 or


On Thursday 10th October The Folly hosts the launch the launch of the Settle Storytelling Festival with an ‘Ignite: an evening of Stories and Fire with Festival Storytellers’ at, 7.30pm. Tickets are available from On October 20 The Folly will again be taking part in The Big Draw and will be open from 12.30 to 4.30pm. Settle artist Sam Dalby, RP has once again agreed to lead the Big Draw event. This is a free national annual event which encourages people of all ages and abilities to have a go at drawing and The Folly hope to create a giant picture on the theme of ‘Journeys’. We would particularly like to attract more adults this year and also whole families, so that grandad and grandma can have fun along with the grandchildren. Sam has the ability to bring out the best in everyone, so no previous experience is needed! October is also the last full month of our regular opening times for 2013, so if anyone out there has not been to see us then do please come along to the superb ‘Family Stories’ Exhibition. There is lots to see, hear and watch and there are plenty of ongoing activities for all ages, including dressing up and a monthly prize quiz based round kitchen utensils from the old days. For further information on any of the above, please see find us on Facebook at or ring 015242 51388. Looking ahead, The Folly are already planning for next year and most importantly are looking to set up exhibitions about the First World War and are making a plea for help with items of memorabilia as we are participating in a Craven wide project – ‘Cravens Part in the 1st World War’, and planning a series of exhibitions at the Folly to run from 2014 to 2019. We’d like people to start looking through their attics and garages sheds and back bedrooms searching for photographs posters or whatever connected to the WW1 to bring along to the open day on. Tuesday the 5th November between 10am and 1pm. We are also interested in peoples’ memories and their family stories about what happened to their families during this time. If you are unable to come along on the 5th November but would like to help please contact Anne Read on 015242 51388 or e-mail


The next walk will take place at Rathmell. Walkers are invited to meet on Wednesday 16 October at 1.30pm at the Millennium gardens to share cars to the destination. The walks are designed to be gentle, last about an hour, and are designed to encourage people back into regular exercise after illness or operations, and provide an excellent way of meeting new friends and finding new walking routes. Walking for Health walks are open to all. Just bring sensible shoes and weatherwear. Come along when you can, walk at a pace to suit you. For more information tel: 01729 824537


The renowned Steeton Male Voice Choir will be performing in concert at St John’s Methodist Church on October 19th at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8, including refreshments, and are available via 01729 823978 or on the door.


The next Settle Big Breakfast will take place at Friend’s Meeting House annexe on Saturday 19 Oct 2013, at 8.30am. The guest speaker will be Bill Mitchell MBE. Space is limited so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment by contacting 01729 825285. Coffee & tea are available from 8.15am, breakfast & talk over by 9.30am. Cost, £3.00


At the October meeting members enjoyed a talk by Jen Darling on Books for Booklovers which included a wide range of reading. A vote of thanks was given by Joy Calvert. There will be no Lunch Club this month. The Walking Group will meet on Thursday 24 October at Settle Market Place to catch the 9.30am ‘bus to Skipton for a walk of 4 or 5 miles. The Christmas Shopping Trip will be to York on Wednesday 20 November and will cost £12.50. The coach will leave Whitefriars Car Park at 8.30am and leave York at 4.30pm. Friends and family members are welcome.

At the next meeting on Wednesday 6 November Alan Hemsworth will give a talk on London’s Foundling Hospital. There will be a Paper Bring and Buy sale. Members are reminded that there will also be an opportunity to contribute to Skipton Food Bank.


The first of this year’s One World Week events has been arranged by Craven Conservation Group and will take place on 14 October at Townhead Court at 7.30pm, when there will be a talk by Dr Tim Baker of University of Leeds on “The Future of Tropical Rainforests.” On 20 October, between 3.30-5.30pm there will be a messy church session at St John’s Hall. For further details on this event contact 01729 822311. There will be a Traid-craft coffee morning, with free cake, on Tuesday 22 October at Friends Meeting House between 10am and noon. On Wednesday 23rd October 6.45p.m. there will be a meal at St John’s Hall followed by a speaker, Alex Jones, from Christian Aid on this year’s One World Week theme “More than Enough”. All are welcome and there is no charge for this event, but donations would be welcome. It would be helpful if those intending to come could let Alison Tyas (822313) know, but no one should be put off coming if they haven’t booked. A vegetarian option will be available for those who pre-book. We hope to use donations of garden produce for some of the meal and anyone able to donate food for this event should contact Chris Yates on 01729 822690.


The club will next meet on Wednesday 23rd October at 2pm at Townhead Court. The theme for the session will be “Growing Vegetables” and will take the form of a talk by Geoff Knight.
Non-members £3. All Welcome.


Local poet, John Raubenheimer, is offering his services to local church groups and other groups within a 2 hour train-travel distance of Settle as a means of raising money on behalf of SANE. By arrangement John will travel to the group’s venue and perform an hour of original poetry in exchange for donations to support the work of SANE, a mental health charity which provides practical help to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness. Anyone interested should contact John on 01729 825611, twitter@JRaubenheimer or email


Settle Eco-Nite are holding a give and take day on Saturday 26th October, 9.30am – 2.30pm at Victoria Hall. The aim is to encourage people to give away their unwanted items (which must be in very good condition) and TAKE away anything of interest to them. This can be books, DVDs, Gardening Items or Plants, Safe Electrical Items, Toys etc. However, clothes or shoes cannot be accepted and the last check in for items is 1.30pm. Rather than transport large items there will be a table available for displaying photographs of the items. The aim is to recycle unwanted unwanted items and keep landfill to a minimum. Sorry, no traders.

TRAMPS film at Austwick on Friday next week (18 Oct 7.30):
Les Miserérables (12a)

Also at the end of October at Langcliffe (30 Oct 7.45):
Bagdad Café (12)
This is instead of the regular last Wednesday film in the Vic HAll in Settle,
which is full of the Settle Amateur Operatic’s Show)



On 17 October the theatre presents the second in this season’s Gigg Lectures. The speaker will be Clive Hallam-Baker on the topic of the battle of Flodden Fields and the Giggleswick connection. On 20 October Community Cinemas will show the popular family film “Monsters University”. All tickets are available via or via 01729 893180. There are lots of volunteering opportunities at Richard Whiteley Theatre for all members of the Settle and Giggleswick communities and we are particularly keen to expand our front of house staff. If you can spare a few hours and would like to assist please contact the above number for details.


On Friday, October 18th at 7.30 pm there will be Fun Quiz in St. Alkelda’s Church.

The cost is £1.50 per person with teams being made up of 4 people. A pie and pea supper can be pre-ordered for an additional £2.00 per person by contacting 824441 or 822893

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