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Settle Voices Community Choir meets in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate every Monday  from 1pm to 3pm. There is an annual fee of £5 plus £4 per session. New members are welcome. For more information please see website or ring (01729) 822771



A model railway exhibition will be held on 10 March at Settle Primary School in aid of scout funds. The exhibition will feature working layouts and will be open from 10-5. Admission is £2.50 for adults, £1 for children but free for scouts in uniform.


Throughout the year the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line organise free guided walks through the countryside along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and the Leeds-Lancaster and Morecambe lines. These walks are led by the volunteers from the Friends. Packed lunches are required for the walks and waterproofs and dry clothing are recommended. Prior booking is not necessarily required, simply turn up on the day at the station where the walk commences. On March 10 there will be a 14m strenuous walk on Wild Boar Fell leaving Kirkby Stephen at 10.34 and returning from Garsdale. For those feeling less energetic there is also a Dentdale Stroll, which is a 5mile easy walk alighting at Dent at 12.12.  On March 11 there is an 8 mile moderate walk from Garsdale to Hawes alighting 10.43 am. For further details contact website at



This evening, Thursday 8 March there will be a lecture at Coniston Cold Village Hall on the topic of “Charles Kingsley and Malham”. The speaker will be Mrs Bronte Bedford-Payne and the talk will commence at 7.30pm. All welcome.



St John’s Methodist church will be holding a spring fair in St John’s Hall on 10 March between 10-2pm. Admission is 50p, children free and there will be a wide assortment of stalls. Refreshments will be available throughout the day with light lunches being served from noon.



There is a range of music on offer in March with appearances by jazz masters The Quention Collins/Brandon Allen Quartet on 10 March and Led Zepplin sound-a-likes “Whole Lotta Led” on 17 March.  Contemporary acoustic ensemble, Spiro, take to the stake on 23 March. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718.



Author Catherine King will be reading from and signing copies of her new novel “The Lost and Found Girl” in the Castleberg Room at Victoria Hall on 13 March. Signings will take place at 10 am, noon and 2pm.  Writer of historical romances this latest novel tells the story of twins separated shortly after birth and their fateful reunion.



You are invited to make a date for a spring treat  and come along to dance to the music of John Bowdler, Blackpool Tower Organist.  The dance will take place at Settle College on 17 March and tickets cost £7.50. Tickets are limited and sell quickly so ensure you book early by contacting 01729 824038/822364



An afternoon tea circle dance will take place at Langcliffe Institute on 17 March from 2-6pm. Cost is £12. Contact 01729 823342/822781 to reserve a place.



Settle Social Club is hosting a fundraising evening on 17 March on behalf of Manorlands hospice with music provided by singer Ashleigh Wood and DJ Bob Lister.  The session runs from 8 till late and tickets cost £7.50 from the social club, Bar 13 or via 825193.


The first of a series of intimate music concerts will take place at Poppies Tea Rooms in Bishopdale Court on 17 March. This will feature Dan Wilde a singer/songwriter in contemporary folkstyle. Tickets cost £7 and are available via Poppies or on 07932182293.



All are welcome to attend the Settle Twinning Association AGM and Jacob’s Join lunch on Sunday, 18th March at 12.30pm at Settle Cricket Club.




On Sunday 18 March there will be a family friendly morning service to mark Mothering Sunday. From noon onwards light snack lunches will be on sale with soups, sandwiches and puddings available. On Wednesday 21 The Easter Family Bingo will be held at Settle Social Club with eyes down at 7.30pm.



The Friends of Victoria Hall invite you to an evening of story telling, wit and wisdom with Bill Mitchell and Sita Brand on Saturday, 24 March at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the box office at Victoria Hall on 01729 825718



As part of the national Learn to Play day, Settle Music is offering a free music lesson to encourage people to pick up an instrument. For details of how to obtain a free lesson contact 825838.


On 31 March there will be a jewellery making workshop at Friends Meeting House from 10-4pm. This costs £20 for the day and places are limited so early booking is advisable. To reserve a place contact  01729 824386 in the evening.




On Monday, 12 March theatre company The Paper Birds make a return visit t to the theatre and will present “Thirsty” a show about attitudes towards alcohol based on real stories, memories and an on-line questionnaire. The show fuses live music, verbatim text and physical theatre to explore a topic which is both intriguing and challenging.  On March 22nd Giggleswick Choral Society and Giggleswick School Chapel combine to present Verdi’s Requiem. This concert will take place in the school sports hall. On 25th Community Cinemas present the acclaimed film of “War Horse”. Details of times and tickets via 01729  893180 or online at


As part of the Moving Forward Fundraising campaign there will be a concert on 28 March at 7.30pm. Entitled “The Best of What We Know” it will feature Bill Mitchell, Janet Russell and Settle Voices telling and performing songs and tales from the dales and beyond. Tickets cost £8, available from 825582 and 822676.



Many thanks to Mrs. Ng and the St. Alkelda’s team for organising and running a fun-filled Pancake party, which was very much enjoyed by everyone who attended. Congratulations  to the year 5 team who participated in then recent cluster schools’ cricket event. All pupils played well and also won all their matches! To mark World Book day, author Andrew Newbound visited the school during the week. Pupils also took part on March 1st in a variety of book-related and reading activities with many pupils dressing up as a character from a book.  In celebration of Mothering Sunday the school is hosting a meal on Friday, 16 March to which they have invited grandmothers, mothers and aunts of the pupils.

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