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The “Make it Slow” exhibition is proving to be a great success. ‘Make it Slow’ artist Sharon Adams will talk about the ideas behind her work, and the artworks in ‘Make it Slow’ on 13th June at 7.30 pm. Her talk  “Tools as Art” will explore her fascination with tools and the connection that we have with making, and the loss of handcrafting from everyday life. She will focus on the ideas behind her work and the artworks in Make it Slow and will be taking questions about the ideas behind her work. She has also been exploring The Folly’s own collection of tools and The Folly’s Honorary Curator Anne Read will give an introduction to the collection. Tickets: £7 in advance Details of all the exhibitions and events can be found on our website .uk/folly or see us on facebook


Students at the two schools have been exchanging news and views about two topics which they have in common: school exams and school trips!  Pupils in Kwezana are currently taking their exams and explained that to them exams are important as they help them to become independent. Pupils in Settle have recently completed their SATs exams and year 6 pupils have recently visited London. Meanwhile Kwezana students are saving up for a trip to Port Elizabeth in September.


The current exhibition at Gavaghan Art in Linton Court will feature works by Sam Dalby RP and is entitled Still Life, Life Drawing, Portraits. Newly opened, this will run until -5 July  and is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Highly regarded as a portrait painter, Sam ,who is based in Settle, will be exhibiting a range of work in this solo exhibition. In 2013 Sam was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.


On June 14 there will be a musical treat with a performance by Simon Mayor’s Mandolinquents. Music ranges from traditional airs to swing, ragtime and classical performed on mandolins of all sizes and mixed with infectious off-beat humour. In conjunction with Grassington Festival  the theatre will present “An evening with Helen Fraser” on June 15th; this miscellany of memories from stage and screen will included anecdotes from her time in Coronation Street and the Carry On series.   On June 21st Richard Digance returns to the theatre for another evening of music, poetry and observations on life. The month concludes with Keith James on 27 June performing the Songs of Leonard Cohen. Tickets for all events bookable via 01729 82571801729 825718 .


The next coffee morning will take place on  June 14 at The Old Courthouse on Station Road between 10-12.30pm. All are welcome.


The Friends of Settle Primary School will be holding a summer fair on Jun 14 between 12 and 3pm. There will be a raffle and tombola, a range of games and stalls, a cake stall and a barbecue. All are welcome.


Local singing group Octameron are holding a concert, entitled “All Beauteous Things” on June 15th at Langcliffe Institute. The even is a fundraiser for Langcliffe Singers and will start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8, available via Cave and Crag and Settle Music.  Nibbles will be provided and you are invited to bring along your own bottle.


Come along to enjoy the Settle church organ as you’ve probably never heard it before!! Settle Parish Church will host a  recital of ‘pop’ music and songs from the 60s and 70s along with  recent light music and jazz arranged for  the organ on Saturday, 21 June at 7.30pm. Played by Graham Toft (Settle Parish Organist and veteran rocker) and Paul Fisher (composer and recitalist and inveterate rocker) The evening is free to everyone: with a retiring collection with all donations in aid of the organ fund.  Coffee and retro refreshments will be served in the interval and special requests for your favourite Top of the Pops hits can be made by  email to


Age UK North Craven and Settle Stories are appealing for help from young people to help get older people in Settle area on line. The technology together project is  aimed at young people who use computers and the internet almost every day and who can then be a lifeline for someone online. If you can give up an hour of your time you can help to change a life.  You will receive training and work experience and the chance to develop valuable skills such as teamwork, leadership, helping others, communications and training – all skills that  future employers will  value. To find out more contact 01729 82306601729 823066 .


Settle Orchestra’s summer concerts will take place at Christ Church in Skipton on 21 June and at the Richard Whiteley Theatre in Giggleswick on 28 June. Both concerts will commence at 7.30pm and the soloist will be Joshua Asquith. The programme will feature works by Mendelssohn, Weber, Schubert and Beethoven. Tickets cost £10 available from orchestra members or via Settle Music or Cave and Crag in Settle, Bentham Post Office, or Skipton Camera Shop.


Although the regular dance classes do not take place over the summer months there is still opportunities to dance! The next Scottish Dance will take place at St John’s Hall on 26 June at 7.30pm and costs £3. Visitors are welcome to come along and join in. For further information contact 015242 41451. Regular classes will resume in September.


On Thursday 26th June  there will be a visit to Langcliffe Hall and Gardens by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Robert Bell. This will be open to all and participants should  meet at Langcliffe Hall at 2.00 pm.  Please park in the village car park.


On 25 June Tramps will be showing “La Grand Silence” at Victoria Hall. Doors open at 7.15 for a &.45 start. Tickets cost £5. The film is a documentary which gives an intimate portrayal of the everyday lives of Carthusian monks of the Grande Chartreuse, a monastery in the French Alps. The film has no commentary and is in French with English subtitles and depicts the rhythm of monastic life.  On its release the film won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Festival in 2006.


The Rotary Club of Settle are holding a Hog Roast on Sunday, 29 June 2014 at Elder Heath Barn, Eldroth (if wet in Eldroth Village Hall) from 1pm onwards to raise money for Clapham Cave Rescue Organisation and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Tickets are £10 each which include food and soft drinks. There will be a bar and live music provided by Settle & Giggleswick Brass Band and by Jack Miller.Tickets and further information are available from Michael Cullingworth on 01729 82397801729 823978 or Floyd Schofield on 07764 27060107764 270601 .


At the June meeting Stephen Watson demonstrated the ancient art of origami which, in addition to its artistic worth, is now used in modern science to make stents for heart patients as well as for space satellites. Members were also guided through the process of producing both useful and pretty gift boxes.

The Lunch Club will meet on Wednesday 18 June to catch the 11.30 bus to The New Inn, Clapham. The Walking Group will meet at Bridge End on Thursday 19 June to catch the 9.30 am bus to Skipton for a walk in Grassington. A walk to climb Ingleborough is also planned for Friday 20 June (for details please contact Pat Whitton). The Strawberry Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 12 July at Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate. Settle W.I. will also be running a bottle stall at Clapham Street Market on Saturday 26 July and are asking for donations of bottles from members. The next meeting is at 2 pm on Wednesday 2 July when Sylvia Whitely will give a talk on The Secrets of Handwriting. The competition will be for a flower arrangement in an egg cup. The September meeting will be in the Catholic Church Hall.



On  June  29 there will be a performance at 4pm by Northern Dance Centre.  This will feature the senior students and Northern Lights Theatre group  and will take a trip back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and remember Movies and Movie Stars including items  based on Singing In The Rain, Top Hat, James Bond, Sweet Charity, Chicago, Hairspray, Austin Powers, The Great Gatsby, Footloose, The Lion King, ,Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, The Producers and Elvis Presley! On 30 June we are delighted to welcome Handlbards in a production of The Comedy of Errors. the four-strong, all-male HandleBards Company are back on their bikes and cycling the UK. Heralding the arrival of the Tour de France to the area, on just four bicycles and carrying all the necessary set, props, costumes and camping equipment, they will arrive in Giggleswick to perform Shakespeare’s anarchic farce of mistaken identity and far too many twins. The HandleBards definitely do Shakespeare differently – using bikes to power various surprises and contraptions on-stage, whilst playing all the parts in this wild 1930s indie-folk romp. Please note that this performance will take place outdoors in the garden of Style House with gates opening at 6.00pm for you to picnic beforehand. There will be a stall selling refreshments but please bring your own rugs, seats, picnics, bicycles…Tickets  bookable via the box office on 01729 89318001729 893180 .


For the first half of the Summer Term,  37 pupils achieved 100% attendance – well done! This is slightly better than the 100% attendance rate for the first half of the term:  Congratulations to the 37 pupils concerned! Well done to all the pupils who participated so well in the Sport S-Cool rounders sports club: Special congratulations to Will Clay who was awarded the cup for a great attitude, improved skills and amazing catching! The school is currently selling 2 General Knowledge quiz sheets.  Available from school, or the Tuck Shop in Giggleswick, are two quizzes (£1 for the Children’s Quiz and £2 for the Family Quiz. Please purchase these and have a go; all proceeds go to our school fund, money from which is used to benefit all pupils. Completed quiz entries need to be handed in to school or the Tuck Shop by Monday, 30th June and prizes are a £25 Pizza Express Voucher (for Family Quiz), or a large jar of sweets (kindly donated by the Tuck Shop) for the Children’s Quiz.

Special thanks  to the following pupils for participating in the Ascension Day Family Servide at St Alkelda’s Church: Presley Pears; and readers – Phoebe Oliver, Melissa Tither and Louisa Bullock; and musicians – Louisa Bullock, Honey Kaup-Samuels, Nell Shepherd, Ella Richardson, Bailey Pears.


A reminder that the beginners running group meets at Eshtons pavilion, Raines Road, Giggleswick between 5.30-6.30pm on Friday evenings. Contact 07955 34234407955 342344 for details. All welcome.


Please find attached the Report for the Ride 2 Stride Festival 2014. HERE

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