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Settle News and Events December 27th


The first walk of 2016 will be a “lucky dip” walk, with the route decided to suit the weather, the conditions underfoot and the fragility of the participants. It is expected however that this will be an 8-12 mile moderately strenuous walk following a circular route and will leave Bingley Station at 9.06am on Saturday, 2nd January. Please note that if  the trains not running due to Bank Holiday please meet at Bingley railway station 09.00 as the walk will still go ahead No reservation is necessary  for this walk but all participants should ensure that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear. Details can also be found at


The New Year’s Eve charity dance will be held at The Victoria Hall, Kirkgate and commence at 8pm and see in the New Year.  There will be a Jacobs Join suppre and please bring along your own drinks. All proceeds from this event will go to Victoria Hall. For further details please contact: 01729 823259/ 824038.


If you are looking for something different then why not join Perfect Cooks for an Italian New Year’s Eve meal and cookery demonstration, starting at 7.30pm on 31 December.  A chance to do something unusual to mark the start of the new year. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco and nibbles as you watch authentic Italian recipes being prepared – passed down through Alessandra’s Italian family – as she share’s tips and know-how with you as she make the recipes, ensuring that you can successfully  enjoy making the recipes yourself.And of course, you get to taste all the recipes demonstrated. The small gathering allows for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with lots of time to chat and discuss the recipes. After the Demo, enjoy a lovely, 3 course Italian-themed meal, including a trio of desserts with a glass of dessert wine, plus

cheese and biscuits with a glass of port as well as coffee and petit fours. There are only limited places in order to ensure a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Tickets priced at £45 per person Phone: 0779 517 5563 or email Venue: Rose Cottage, Burton in Lonsdale, Carnforth. Close to Kirkby Lonsdale and Ingleton. Feel free to bring your own bottle.


Hatha Yoga sessions will resume on in January at Settle Primary School between 7.30-9pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, commencing on Monday 4 January. Beginners are welcome at these sessions. For further details contact 07947 027 188.


Iyengar Yoga sessions will resume in January from the week commencing Monday 4th January. There are two sessions on a Monday at Friends Meeting House in Kirkgate. The first of these is a mixed ability session from 12.30-2pm and the second is a beginners session from 2.15-3.30pm. On Tuesdays there is a mixed ability evening session form 7-8.30pm at The School of Dance on Station Road. For details contact  01282 841049.


The box office is currently closed until 5th January when it will re-open to sell tickets for the numerous events planned for early 2016.  The first of these, The Pitmen Poets will be staged on Sunday 17th January. The show features  four of the North East’s leading champions of its musical heritage: Ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe. Individually and collectively, they celebrate the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North-East England’s coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word, illustrated by atmospheric archive photography. On Saturday 23th January – Bill Adair returns to compère A Celebration of Burns. Following the success of last year’s memorable evening there will be a Piper, songs, poetry, and a super supper of haggis, neeps and tatties. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718.


There’s still time to plan a treat for 2016 with two theatre trips which are being arranged. The first is to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford to see Billy Elliot: the musical. The trip will be to the matinee performance on Thursday 19th May 2016.Price per person is £66.00. This cost includes stalls seat, coach from Settle and  gratuities. Closing date for reservations 22nd January as both seats and coach need to be confirmed.  A second  trip is also being arranged to see Matthew Bourne’s ballet  Sleeping Beauty at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, on Wednesday 24th February. This will be a Matinee performance. and the price per person  is £40.00.Again, this includes stalls seat, coach & gratuities..

For more information  and  payment details about either trip telephone 01729823978.


The group’s next meeting will be on Monday,4 Jan at Townhead Court at 7.30pm. The subject for the evening will be Hoylake International Competition. Hoylake Camera Club holds an annual competition open to anyone in the world, under categories of Open Colour, Open B&W, Nature, Photo-Journalism and Photo-Travel. Two of the judges will show a sample from this year’s competition and initiate discussions over the winning entries with  members free to comment and ask questions on each. Please note there will be no members gallery at this meeting.


North Craven Age UK is organising a special trip to view the poppy wave sculpture at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on  6 January. The trip will also visit Whitleys Garden Centre at Mirfield. The cost for this trip is £9. To reserve a place contact 01729 823066.


Advance notice that on  Wednesday January 13 at Victoria Hall The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show  will be presenting a film set in North Yorkshire. “Addicted to Sheep” is the story of a family’s quest to breed the perfect sheep and follows a year in the life of a tenant farmer and his family capturing the stunning stark beauty of the landscape, the hard graft required to survive and unsentimentally examining the life of the family in this setting. Tickets cost £5 on the door and the film starts at 7.45pm

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