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Settle News April 15th


On Friday 20th there will be an evening of puddings, plonk and poetry. Admission is £5 (including up to 3 puddings of your choice). A reminder that Tuesday lunches are now once again being served in the church over the summer months.  Coffee is served from 10 am onwards and light lunches available from 11.30 to 2pm. All are welcome.



Settle Twinning Association is currently planning a visit to its twin town, Banyuls-sur-Mer, in October. They would welcome enquiries in anyone interested in learningmore about the association and its activities. Please contact Jean on 01729 823929.



The mobile phone is the appropriate theme for the current exhibition at the Gallery on the Green. They are everywhere and anywhere, and it is a sweet irony that we should be celebrating its dominance in our culture when it is this technology that led to the decommissioning of the K6 phone box which now houses the Gallery on the Green in Upper Settle. The Gallery on the Green’s first exhibition of the 2012 season features work by the eminent photographer Martin Parr, whose work is immediately recognisable for the impact of its composition and the intensity of its colour.  For over fifteen years Martin has photographed the changing use of the mobile phone as he travelled the world as one of the world’s leading documentary photographers.



You are invited to join in a trip for a “reet grand day out” to see the world famous York medieval mystery plays on Saturday 11 August at 2.30pm. The performance lasts approximately 3 hours and will take place in York Museum Gardens. All seats are under cover and are in the central block, providing un-restricted views.  The coach will leave Settle at 9am, so there will be sufficient time to have a look around York and enjoy lunch prior to the performance.  Tickets cost either £25 in premier seats or £17 in standard seats plus there is a charge of £7 for the coach. For further details contact Edith Diggles on 01729 825285 or Dorothy Bearpark on 01729 822712 or email



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 Saturday 21 April there will be a 16 mile strenuous, circular walk around Kirkby Stephen via Verteris Roman Fort. This leaves Kirkby Stephen at 10.34 am. On Sunday 22 April there is a moderate 8.5 mile walk looking at the geology of the Craven Faults. This departs from Settle at 10.10am. For further details contact website at





There are currently two exhibitions at the Folly. The first of these is:  ‘Off the Page:the Story of Dalesman Magazine’ and  the second is ‘Portraits’ by Sam Dalby featuring portraits of local characters. For further information check the website at or ring 01729 822893 for more information



The April programme promises to cater for all musical tastes. On 21 April Scandimoot, traditional Swedish music and dance returns as part of the dales weekend of Scandinavian music festival. Soloists from the Northern Chamber Orchestra return to the hall for a concert featuring the music of Strauss and Beethoven on April 22. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718.



There will be the second in a series of intimate concerts at Poppies Tearooms on April 19th. This will feature the classical guitar and flute music of  “Volante Duet”. Tickets cost £9, available from Poppies or via 07932 182293.



A casino night will be held at North Ribblesdale Rugby Club on 18 May at 7.30pm. Dress code for the evening is formal – black tie – and tickets cost £20 per person, including supper.  For further details contact 07891 322 096 / 07879 474 786



The annual Settle Saunter, organised by Settle Rotary, will take place this year on 19 May.  The event raises money for charities and local causes and offers 3, 10, 15 and 26 mile walks which can be strode, sauntered or run as you wish. All the routes start from Victoria Hall at 9pm and advance entries cost £10 (£6 for over 65s and under 18s) or £11 on the day.  This includes light refreshments at the checkpoints and a hot meal, with pudding, at the finish and a certificate. All under 16 entrants must be accompanied by an adult.  For further details contact  Settle Rotary via or Bob on 01729 830299.  Information is available on the website and from Settle Tourist Information Centre.


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