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Settle News and Events September 9th 2012


Bradford based folk/Indie band “Wilful Missing” return to Settle on 21 September.

West Yorkshire Savoyards will be performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore on 15 September.On 22 September the Arden Youth Choir for girls take to the stage demonstrating their versatility and diverse repertoire which includes pop, gospel, soul, classical, folk and opera.  On 27 September Victoria Hall is delighted to welcome once more the Northern Chamber Orchestra in a programme of music by Rossini, Mozart, Bartok and Schubert.   Comedy is to the fore on 30 September when Jo Caulfield brings her “Better the Devil You Know” tour to Settle. Familiar from BBC radio 4 and TV’s “Mock The Week”, “Have I Got News For You”  and “Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road Show”, Jo is one of the nation’s top comediennes and is currently starring at the comedy club as part of the Edinburgh Festival.  For details and tickets for all of the above contact the box office on 01729 825718.


Many thanks to all who supported the church lunches and teas on Sunday at Langcliffe Institute, both those attending and those who baked to provide such a sumptuous spread. This event raised approximately £460  for church funds. On Wednesday 17 September there will be a family bingo evening at 7.30pm in Settle Social Club. Please note, that in order to allow the Priest in Charge to attend services at more than one church on Sunday, the times and nature of some Sunday Church Services are changing as from the beginning of October.  On the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays of each month there will be a Parish Eucharist at 9.30am. On the second Sunday of each month there will be a Holy Communion at 8.00am and a non-eucharistic morning service at 9.30am.


This event will take place at Settle Cricket Club on 29 September from 3pm onwards and is open to those in intake year 1958/59. A pie and pea meal is planned and the event will cost £5. To find out more, pass on details or to reserve a place please contact  01729 822988 or 01535 692018.



There are currently two exhibitions showing at the Folly. The first is  ‘Time to Celebrate’ and the second is Victoria Cave Revisited’. Opening times: Tues. 10.30-4.30  Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun and Bank Holidays 12.30-4.30.For further information check the website at or ring 01729 822893 for more information. On September 15th at 10am the Folly is holding a Coffee Morning in aid of The Folly Appeal.  Entrance is £3 per head for coffee and biscuits and there will be a Produce Stall and Raffle.  Everybody is welcome to this important fund raising event. Then on Sat. Sept 29  7.30pm in the Folly, there will be a talk by Dr Mike Slater on ‘The Peopling of the Past:the Legacy of Record Keepers’. Tickets for this event cost £6.00 from the Folly or 01729 822893. Please note that seating is limited, so book early to ensure a place.


The Pavilion Pie Club is a newly formed club for men over 60 and will meet fortnightly in the Cricket Pavilion at Settle Cricket club to enjoy a lunch of pie and ale and share good company. For details contact Richard Daniels on 01729 823066 at Age UK.


Itself based in an area which has inspired artists for centuries, the gallery is currently staging an exhibition of the Yorkshire Landscape,  including paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. Artists include: Norman Adams, Anna Adams, David Cook, Annie Farrer, Frank Gordon, Peter Hicks, Katharine Holmes,Emerson Mayes, Janet Swailes, Margaret Uttley and Marjan Wouda. The exhibition will run from  Saturday 25 August to 3 November.  The Gallery is open: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 – 4.  With two distinct exhibition spaces, the Long Gallery and the Window Room.



Karen’s Keep Fit sessions at the former Settle Middle School building.  Sessions have now recommenced and run weekly on Mondays from 7.30- 830pm. The cost is the same as last year at £4 per session and free classes are available via a voucher scheme.  Activities are varied and suitable for all abilities and led by a qualified and insured instructor. For further details contact 015242 42392.




Settle Scorpions invite all ages to learn more about the skills involved in Tae Kwon-Do. The groups practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Settle Primary School with the junior group meeting from 6-7.15pm (age 6 – 15 years)  and the seniors (age 16+) meeting from 7 to 8.30pm. Classes are suitable for all skill levels. For further details contact 01729 823416.



The next big breakfast takes place on 15 September at Friends Meeting House. The Speaker will be Canon Wrigley, formerly chaplain at Bradford Alhambra theatre.  The breakfast commences at 8.30am with coffee available from 8.15am. To reserve a place contact 01729 825285.



Iyengar yoga sessions return in the week commencing 16 September.  On Mondays there are two sessions at Friends Meeting House: the first of these runs from 1-2.30pm and is suitable for mixed abilities and the second is from 2.45-4pm and is a beginners session.  On Tuesdays the venue is Townhead Court and there is a beginners session from 6.15-7.15pm and a mixed ability group from 7.30-9pm.  You are welcome to try a session before committing to a term. For details contact 01282 843907.



Join Giggleswick and Settle Bavarian band for live music and German themed specialities at The Lion in Settle on 17 September from 7.30 onwards.


Settle Voices Community Choir will meet in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Monday, 17th September from 1pm to 3pm. This session will be run by Bryan Davies, leader of the Good in Parts Community Choir in Leeds. New members are welcome. The annual fee is £5 and the weekly session is £4.For more information visit the website at or phone Nancy on 01729 822771.




A group offering support to those of all ages suffering from impaired hearing will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month between 10am and noon at Friends Meeting House. The aim is to assist with following speech and to raise awareness of the aids available to help those with hearing difficulties. The cost will be £12 per term and details are available via 015242 51448 or contact the Lip Reading Tutor by post via Age UK on Cheapside.



There will be a blood donor session at St John’s Hall on 20 September. The first session will run from 2.30-4pm and the second from 5-7.30pm. For details or to make an appointment contact 0300 123 23 23.



Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them for a Beetle Drive at Settle Social Club on 21 September at 7.30pm.  Bar facilities will be available and tickets cost £3 for adults and £1 for children. Tickets from 822959 / 822364 or on the door. All welcome.


The Friends of Victoria Hall invite you to enjoy Arden’s Angels. Founded in 2005, Arden Youth Choir will perform at Victoria Hall in 22 September.  Its members range from 10-18 years in age and their repertoire includes classical, pop, gospel, soul and folk songs. The choir have regularly appeared on TV and were heat winners in the BBC choir of the year. For tickets and details contact the box office on 01729 825718.



There will be an all age, informal worship meeting at 4pm on 23 September at St John’s Hall. The theme will be “Moses, I know you’re the man!” and there will be drama, songs, activities and refreshments.  All welcome.



Settle Cricket Club is the venue on September 23 for a Putting Championship open to all ages. There will be two categories, Juniors (under 16s) and Adult and cash prizes for the winner, second and third place in each category. Entry is £5 for adults and £3 for juniors, to include a burger or hotdog. For details contact  01729 825340 or 825595.



On Friday 28th September 7.30 at the Friends’ Meeting House there will be a talk by Dr. Christopher Baker, director of research at the William Temple Foundation, on the subject of “Christianity and the New Social Order”.



There will be a chance to find out more about local businesses and organisations at the Settle Showcase event on 29 September, at Victoria Hall and the Quaker Meeting House. The free event runs from 10-4pm and there will be displays from 40 local businesses as well as a range of workshops including advice for parents on internet safety, first aid, community arts and crafts , writing tips and a range of other subjects. There will also be the chance to take part in a treasure trail around Settle with prize vouchers to be won and the opportunity to tour the regeneration work at the town hall. For details visit




This year’s flu vaccine will be available from Townhead  Surgery from Saturday 29 September. ‘At risk’ patients can book flu appointments on-line via the Practice website or in the usual way. There are more than 2,000 appointments to choose from including weekday lunchtimes, afternoons, tea times and Saturday appointments for our patients at school, college, work or for our patients who are ‘at risk’ but find it difficult to visit the Surgery during normal working hours. Also, this year in response to patient feedback, there are more appointments available at our Hellifield Surgery to ensure that all those in the at risk groups can receive vaccinations as promptly as possible.



The next charity dance will take place on Saturday, October 6th at Settle College. This will run from 7.30 until 11.30pm. Participants please note the change of time and that this is a return to the usual venue after the alterations at the college during the summer.  To book a place please contact  01729 823259 by Thursday 4 October. All proceeds from this dance will be donated to the St Mary and St Michael Church and Hall Restoration Fund. The church having provided an alternative venue for dances during the summer. During the last twelve months the charity dances have raised a magnificent total of £2850 for good causes locally.



Members sang ‘Happy Birthday’ and presented Helen Lupton with a plant and card to mark her 90th birthday on 6 September. Sandra Fox thanked everyone who supported her stalls for ‘The Smile Train’ charity and was pleased to report she had achieved the first £150 – enough to pay for one operation to correct a child’s cleft palate. Members were also thanked for knitting a magnificent total of 85 vests for Fish-and-Chip-Babies and for the bras and knickers donated for women and girls in The Gambia. The speaker was Isobel Stirk who gave a talk about ‘The Brontes’.  She was thanked by Joy Calvert . The Lunch Club will visit Le Bistro in Skipton on  Wednesday 19 September and will catch  the 11.30am bus. The Drama Group meeting for Monday 17 September has been cancelled and the new date is  Monday 22 October at 8 Penny Green. The Walking Group will possibly meet on 28 September depending on the weather.  Phone Pat Whitton beforehand to confirm. The Ingleborough Group Show takes place on Saturday 22 September. Entries can be taken between 6 and 8pm on the Friday night or before judging starts at 10am on the Saturday. Following the cancellation of the Great Yorkshire Show and the resulting loss of income, there will be a Literary Lunch on Monday 15th October from 12 noon in St John’s Church Hall.  The speaker will be Dulcie Lewis.  Tickets cost £15 including a three-course meal and may be obtained from Mary Hindle or Edna Tomlinson.

The Autumn Shopping Trip on Wednesday 21 November will be to Newcastle and Gateshead, leaving Whitefriars car park at 8am.  The cost is £14 and the trip is open to family and friends.  The next meeting is on Wednesday 3 October when the speaker will be Jennifer Stacey whose subject is Christmas Medley.  There will also be a raffle.


The Settle Storytelling festival will take place this year between 11-14 October and the programme is now available in shops and cafes in town, with bookings now being taken for events. However the festival is also appealing for volunteers to help run the festival so that it can be even bigger and better than in previous years. If you can help with stewarding, catering, leafleting, admin or assisting in the box office then please contact 07788 712377.







In order to allow the Priest in Charge to attend services at more than one church on Sunday, the times and nature of some Sunday Church Services are changing as from the beginning of October.  The new pattern of services is as follows: 1st, 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month there will be an 8am Holy Communion Service (BCP); on 1st and 4th Sunday of the month there will be an 11am Family Service/morning prayer; on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays there will be informal worship and 4.30pm and on the 4th Sunday at 6.30pm there will be sung evensong.

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