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Settle News August 28th 2011


The 3rd annual Settle Photographic Group exhibition moves into Settle Parish Church from 3rd –11th September providing an opportunity to see the diverse range of photographs grouped together.  As last year, there is no specific theme, which means that members can choose any subject – from local and exotic landscapes through to portraits,flora and wildlife.  Settle Photographic Group is very grateful to Settle shop and business owners and to Settle Parish Church for their cooperation in displaying the pictures. The group meets on the third Monday of each month   at 7.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House in Settle and new members are always welcome.



Morning coffee is served every Tuesday from 10.15am and lunches are served through from 12 till 2.30pm throughout the summer.  There is always a choice of homemade main courses, including a vegetarian option, and a range of desserts available.  The church will also be open for coffee on Saturday 3 September during which time the photo display from Setttle Photograhic group can also be viewed and on 10 September as part of the Yorkshire Historic Churches Cycle Ride and Stride event. On September 18 the team will also be serving lunches and afternoon teas at Langcliffe Institute in aid of church funds. On 28 September the church is holding its Autumn Bingo event at Settle Social Club. All are welcome at this family event.


The next charity dance will take place at Settle College on 3 September between 7.30-11.30pm. Please reserve your place by contacting 01729 823259 by the end of September 1st.




The blood donor unit will visit Settle on 6 September and hold two sessions at St John’s Hall. The first of these will run from 2.30-4.00 pm and the second from 5.00=7.30pm.  To make an appointment please contact 0300 123 2323



The exhibition at The Folly entitled ‘Challenge and Change: 350 years in the life of a house and its region’ is currently open to the public on Tues. 10.30 – 4.30 Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. and Bank Holidays 12.30 – 4.30. On Saturday September  10  at 7.30pm there will be a talk by Sue Wrathmell entitled ‘Building Styles in Skipton and North Craven’. Tickets cost  £6.00 from Settle T.I.C. or the Folly.  On Sunday September  11 as part of the Heritage Open Days the folly will offer free entry between  12.30 – 4.30pm providing a chance to explore this 17th Centurny  building with historic features, exhibitions and quiz.




To mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible there will be a series of public readings of selections from the Bible. These will each last around ninety minutes and are designed so that people can simply drop in and listen to part or all of the event.  The first of these takes place on Monday 5 September at St Alkelda’s, Giggleswick at 7.30pm. The next takes place on Tuesday at Settle Parish Church at 12.30pm in the Lady Chapel and on Wednesday there will be a session at 10.30am at Rathmell Reading Room.  On Thursday 8 September at 4.15pm there will be readings at Giggleswick School and on Friday 9 September at 12.30pm there will be readings at St Alkelda’s incorporating a Jacobs Join lunch. On November 12 the celebrations continue with a staging of the production “1611: The word in the beginning” at St Alkelda’s church at 7pm; a production which has recently been performed in Bradford Cathedral and involves 20 actors, a boat and folk songs based on events at the time as well as a lot of candles!


Settle Bowling Club will be holding a coffee morning in the clubhouse on Saturday, 3 September from 10am to 12.30pm.  This will include refreshments, side stalls and a raffle. Meet friends old and new. Everyone is welcome.


September 4th at 4.0 p.m. in the St John’s Church Hall Settle. Worship with a difference -to include songs, refreshments, creative activities etc. all based around the theme, which will be Lost and Found.  etc. Come along and bring your friends.  All ages welcome.



Now entering its 32nd year, the Settle Farmers’ Club begins this year’s programme of meetings on Tuesday, September 6th under the chairmanship of Jonathan Wright.  Now with some 70 members the club, formed in 1979, meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Falcon Hotel in Settle.  The object of the club is to promote the welfare of agriculture through the discussion of topics of general interest and in doing so encourage and develop good fellowship.  If you would like to learn more about the club and its activities please contact the secretary, Peter Halliday, on 07968 775804



There will be a free tai chi taster session at St John’s church hall on 6 September at 10am. For details contact 07876 740611. This will serve as an introduction to this season’s tai chi classes, which are suitable for beginners, and will take place on Tuesdays from September 20 at St John’s Hall from 9.30-11am.



The current exhibition at the Gallery runs through to 10 September and features the work of a range of Grassington artists.  Entitled “Small Life” it is comprised of postcard sized, original life drawings in a variety of media and styles. On 17th September 2011, the Gallery on the Green will open a new exhibition featuring a selection of stunning black and white images from a Mariana Cook’s new book on stone walls around the world. This fascinating study highlights the similarities and differences between the use of this most basic of material. Familiar scenes from the Yorkshire Dales are contrasted with walls from places around the world including Peru, Majorca, Ireland and North America. This exhibition will run through to December.



The new season of Hatha Yoga classes will start on Monday 12 September at Settle Primary School and will run from 7.30-9pm. A second set of classes will run on Wednesday evenings starting on 14 September. Both classes are suitable for all abilities, including beginners and cost £5 per session payable every 5 weeks. For details contact  07947 027188



The Iyengar Yoga classes in Settle will recommence on Monday 12 September and Tuesday 13 September. The Monday class takes place in the afternoon from 1.30-3pm and the Tuesday session is  7-8.30pm. Both sessions are led by a trained Iyengar Yoga practitioner and are suitable for all abilities. For details contact 01282 843907.



Tickets are now available for the second Settle Storytelling Festival, which will take place between 6th to the 9th of October and a number of early bird discounts are available online. The 2011 programme boasts a family friendly line up of established and contemporary storytelling talent from home and abroad and a range of performances, workshops and a storytelling walk and club night to allow everyone to become involved and tell a tale. The Festival has also teamed up with social networking website Audioboo to launch a competition to find the best amateur storyteller in Britain. Audioboo allows users to record and share audio clips online and Settle Storytelling Festival’s collaboration with the company marks the first time the technology has been used for a storytelling competition, anywhere in the UK. To enter, budding storytellers simply need to go to  the Festival’s website and click the tab for competition. There are storytelling tips and information on what the judge is looking for. Once uploaded, all the clips will be available for anyone to share and enjoy. What’s more the competition is free to enter. Stories will be judged by the UK’s storytelling laureate Taffy Thomas MBE and the winning entry receives a luxury two night break ( B & B) for a family of four at The Coniston Hotel, Skipton, North Yorkshire.  Runner-up prizes are available and the overall winner will be announced at the festival. The competition closes on 25 September 2011.


The next Luncheon Club will be on 21st September to the Tea Rooms, Feizor.  There will be no luncheon Club in August, The next meeting is on Wednesday 7th September when Colin Etherington will be speaking about ‘Wood Carving’.





The Ladies Craven Dinner Club was first established over thirty years ago, meeting at the Falcon Manor Hotel.  The club was formed by a group of ladies in order to enjoy a meal with after dinner speakers in convivial company. Today the club meets at the Craven Arms in Giggleswick on the first Monday evening of the month. The 2011/12 season starts on 5 September and will run through until 14 May 2012 when it will hold its AGM.  Members enjoy a three course meal with the after dinner speaker. Topics for the forthcoming season range from Bibby’s buses and tours, Malaysian batik and a magic night for the Christmas meeting. The cost is £160 per person per annum, which includes all meals and entertainment. To find out more about the dinner club and how to join please contact Carrie Wright at Warren and Wright Jewellers (01729 824165) or Sue Amphlett at Cottontail Crafts (01729 822946)


Settle Social Club will be staging a special night with The Swing City Bank on 24 September at 8.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and are now available from 01729 823998.




This year the group’s annual production will be the wartime show,  “When the Lights Go On Again”. This will be staged at Victoria Hall during the week 24-29 October.  To help get you into the mood for this wartime treat there will be a 1940s style dance and supper at Victoria Hall on 24 September, from 7.30 onwards. Tickets cost £7.50, including supper and are available from 822364 or 822959. Show tickets will also be available to buy at the supper dance.



The September programme of events at Victoria Hall involves a range of musical and theatrical productions. The winter season will also feature events linked to TRAMPS world cinema and in October the venue will host a number of events in the second Settle Storytelling Festival.  On 7 September the World Cinema screening will be “Mother”, a moving Korean film with English subtitles. On September 10 the West Yorkshire Savoyards, with the West Riding Orchestra, will perform Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore”.  Directed by the acclaimed Guy Masterton, the one woman show “I, Elizabeth” visits Settle on 14 September. This is based solely on the diaries and writings of Elizabeth I and examines her views on marriage, war, religion and the challenges she faces as she governs the country.  Music by Christine Collister, Dave Kelly and Peter Filleul featuring soul, blues, country and folkabilly takes to the stage on September 22nd. Then on 23rd Finnish company Askeli Klonk will perform as part of the Skipton Puppet festival.  The month is rounded off by a visit from the Northern Chamber Orchestra on 29 September.   Tickets are also now on sale for a performance by Mike Harding on 14 October. This evening of songs, stories and monologues will feature Mike with a guitar and “some daft stuff” as a prelude to his forthcoming national tour.  Details of times and tickets for all events are available from the box office on 01729 825718.



Following their successful Ofsted report the Giggleswick Playgroup will be starting a new venture in September, a toddler group. This will run on a Friday between 1.30-3pm in term time and will cost £1 per child. There will be a wide range of activities on offer. For further details contact 07564 255857.



As part of the Heritage open days programme Giggleswick School Chapel will be open to members of the public from 11am to 5pm on September 11th.  There will be an exhibition on the history of the chapel and musical recitals during the afternoon.


The new season’s programme is now available with the first event in the Foyer gallery being an exhibition of the work of Francis Johnson and Robert Keep. Pictures in our Life is a voyage via photographs and drawings into the artistic careers of two incomers to the Dales and will run from 17-25 September.

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