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Settle News April 29th 2012


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


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.


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 learning more about the association and its activities. Please contact Jean on 01729 823929.


Settle Eco group is holding a “give and take” day at Victoria Hall on May 5 between 9-2.30. The idea is that in order to save landfill you bring along any goods you no longer require and take away any goods which may be of use to you. There is no charge for this service. Unfortunately clothes and shoes can not be accepted.


The next charity dance will take place on 5 May at SettleCollege and will be held in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. To book a place please contact 823259 by 3 May. Please note this is a change to previously issued information.


The next in the series of intimate concerts at Poppies will take place on May 5 when local band The Moonbeams will perform songs exploring life, love and nature in the Dales. Tickets cost £7 available via 07932182293.


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. On Wednesday May 16. 2.00pm – 4.00pm in the Folly, Settle there will be a workshop with Brian Aldred where you can learn how to print with moveable type using an old hand press. Tickets cost £6.00 from the Folly or via 01729 822893


Dalesway Training are running a course on basic children and infant first at The Playbarn, on 9 May. The course will run from 6.30-8.30 and costs £10. For details or to reserve a place contact


On May 12 Roxyrama will recreate the sounds of Roxy Music. The life of Clementine Churchill, wife of Sir Winston Churchill, is brought to the stage in Rohan McCullough’s one-woman show “My Darling Clementine”. Phil Beer, half of the award winning acoustic duo “Show of Hands” entertains on 24 May. Details and tickets via 01729 825718


Linda McAvan MEP , will be speaking at Victoria Hall at 11am on 12 May on the subject of Environmental Issues and the European Parliament. Her talk will be followed by an open discussion session. For further details contact 01729 824024.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them in the Old Courthouse for coffee on May 5 or 19th. The coffee mornings run from 10-12.30pm and all are welcome.


The theme for the next all age, informal worship session at St John’s Methodist Church Hall is “All Creatures Great and Small”. This will take place at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday May 13th, and you are invited to bring along your pets (or photos of past pets) and join members of the church for informal worship, including refreshments. All are welcome.


This year’s Christian Aid Week takes place from13 – 19 May and there will be a house to house collection throughout the weeK in Settle and District. There will also be a Coffee Evening in St John’s Church Hall on Wednesday 18 May between7 – 8.30pm. There will be a range of stalls including Bring and Buy, Bric-a-brac, Home-made Cakes and Plants. Admission 50p, please phone 01729 822163 if you have donations for stalls. Afternoon Tea & Scones will be served at Friends Meeting House Sat 19 May between 3-5pm


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. It is hoped to have more than 150 entrants this year. Information is available on the website and from Settle Tourist Information Centre.


The Workshop are holding a gouache painting course with local artist Linda Clemence on 26 May at Friends meeting house, Kirkgate. The session costs £8 and to reserve a place contact 824386, evenings only.


Age Uk are organising an afternoon tea at Victoria Hall on 30 May at 2.30pm. Tickets are £3 and are available from the Age UK office in Cheapside or via 01729 823066. There will be an opportunity for old time dancing and a prize for the lady wearing the best decorated hat.


Linton CourtGallery invite you to come along and hear a talk by Dr John Welshman on 31 May at 7pm on the subject of his new book: “ Titanic – The Last Night of a SmallTown”. Admission is £6 and places must be reserved in advance. Published by Oxford University Press the book features the stories of both crew and passengers. The featured crew includes the Second Officer; a Stewardess; the young Assistant Wireless Operator; and the Captain of the Carpathia rescue ship. There are eight featured passengers in all – an amateur military historian and governess in First Class; a teacher in Second; a domestic servant and mother in Third; and three children. The book considers questions such as what were their earlier histories, their hopes and anxieties? Who survived, and why, and who perished? What happened to these people in the years after 1912? And what can we learn from their accounts? On the centenary of the sinking, it is the individual histories of twelve of the inhabitants of the small town that this book reconstructs. The book employs the rigorous, sceptical approach of the social historian, while at the same time retaining the vividness of the eye-witness account. For further details or to book a place contac Tel: 01729 824497



On May 17 the young performers from Grassington, Shipley and Giggleswick DM Academy dance classes will be staging an evening of entertainment showcasing their skills. DM Academy runs a range of classes every week at the RWT for both children and adults and details can be found at The performance, entitled “Bedazzled” will commence at 7.30pm and tickets cost £5 (£3 children). On May 20 Community Cinemas present “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” at 3.30pm. Tickets cost £4.70 available from 01729 893180.Tickets are still available for the highlight of the summer season: an open air concert by the Halle Orchestraon June 30, presented by Sir Tim Rice and featuring internationally acclaimed soloists and joined by Giggleswick Choral Society. The evening will conclude with fireworks.

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