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Settle News for Visitors and Locals April 8th


Do you know a girl aged between 7-10 years who enjoys exciting challenges, is always looking for new things to do and likes meeting new friends?  In May there will be an opportunity for her to join the Brownies as a new group is due to open in Settle. For further details contact 01729 860058 or 0788175 0582


There is a treat in store for Country Music lovers tomorrow night, April 11th, with The Ultimate Waylon Show.  Pop Factor, the concert, comes to Settle on April 12 featuring hits by One Direction, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Little Mix and more – as well as post show meet and greet session and competitions.  On April 26 Henry Priestman, the writer behind the hits of The Christians in 80’s and Yachts in the 70’s will be performing. The month concludes on Wednesday 30th with a showing of Comme Une Image, in conjunction with T.R.A.M.P.S. Tickets via -1729 825718


This evening, April 10th, the Justice and Peace Group, part of Churches Together, is holding a talk on Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) more commonly known as Drones. The speaker at the event will be Chris Cole, a  leading UK authority on Drones. The meeting will take place at 7:30 pm in St Mary & St Michael Parish Hall. The talk will look at the following questions: What are Drones? Why are Drones Used? Who is using Drones?

What is UK involvement? All are welcome. For further information contact email:


To celebrate the saving of the Settle-Carlisle Line a walk will take place on 11 April. This will leave Settle Station at 11.50 am for a gentle 4-5 mile walk to view the line from the hills above Settle before returning to the town in time for refreshments. For further details contact 07754 993483.


Settle Parish Church, in conjunction with Ahernes, are holding a fashion show of both mens’ and women’s clothing on 11 April at 7.30pm. The evening will feature local “home-grown models”, both male and female and of a variety of ages demonstrating the latest in Aherne’s spring fashion collection.  Tickets cost £6, including wine and nibbles.  All proceeds to Settle Parish Church funds. Tickets via 01729 822848. All welcome.


As part of national “learn to play day”, Settle Music are offering the opportunity of a free taster lesson on an instrument. This is a great way to try something new and find out if you would like to learn more or simply to help you get back into music if you used to play and have simply stopped for a while.  For more details contact  01729 825838 or leave a message on the answermachine at 07880 783783 and someone will get back to you.  This opportunity is open to all age groups.


The next artisans fair, featuring the very best of handmade crafts from the local area, will take place at Victoria Hall on April 12th. Doors open at 9am, closing at 3pm. There will be homemade refreshments available throughout the day in the delightful vintage cafe.


There will be an afternoon tea circle dance with Anne-Lise Krygler at Langcliffe Institute on 12 April. This will run from 2-6 and tea and cakes will be served, please bring cake to share. For details contact 01729 822781 / 823342.


Langcliffe Singers will be performing an Easter Concert  on Saturday 12th April 2014, Giggleswick School Chapel at 7.30pm. The programme will be composed of two Requiems: one by Herbert Howells and one by John Rutter. Tickets cost £10 available from Settle Music, Cave and Crag, Bentham Post Office, Skipton Camera Centre or via 07732 352771


There will be  a dramatic presentation of the Good Friday story by members of local churches, on Friday 18th April. This will be split into four scenes peformed at different venues around the town starting at 10.30 a.m. in St. John’s Methodist Church Hall where The Last Supper will be re-enacted. The presentation will move to the Millennium Gardens for the events in the Garden of Gethsemane before arriving at Settle Market place (approximately at 11am) for Peter’s Denial and the Trial of Jesus. The final scene of the Death of Jesus will take place in the field on Townhead (opposite the Parish church). Tea/coffee and hot cross buns will be served in the Parish Church afterwards. In the event of very inclement weather,  scenes 2-4 will take place in St John’s Methodist Church.


There will be two all sorts markets at Victoria Hall over the Easter weekend. The first of these is on Saturday 19th April and the second is on Monday, 21st April.  Both will run from 9.30 – 4pm. Refreshments will be available all day. Stall holders are required for either one or both days and are invited to consider the option coming along and sharing a stall with a friend. For details of stalls please contact 01729 823867.


The next Big Breakfast will take place on Saturday 19 April 2014 at 8.30am in the Friends’ Meeting House annexe. The guest speaker: will be Martin Davies, Countryside General Manager for The National Trust, who will speak on the topic of Malham Tarn National Nature Reserve. Space is limited.  Book early to avoid disappointment. Coffee & tea are available from 8.15am, breakfast & talk over by 9.30am. Tickets cost £3.00, please contact 01729 825285 to book your place


On April 21st the staff and friends at Settle Swimming Pool will be raising funds to help meet pool costs and pay for essential maintenance work at the pool by undertaking a sponsored swim. They shall be swimming the equivalent distance of travel from Settle to Skipton.  To donate or find out more please go to the website at


Tai Chi sessions will commence at St John’s Hall on Tuesday mornings commencing 22 April. There will be  a series of 12 sessions in all, costing £60 for 12 or £35 for 6 and these will be led by Paul Underhill of Gateway to Health.  The sessions will take place from 9.15-10.15. For further information please contact  07876740611.


The  next in the series of recitals to mark the centenary of the Binns Organ will take place on 26 April and the church is delighted to welcome distinguished guest organist Roger B.Williams, the Emeritus Organist to the University of Aberdeen. In 2010  Roger Williams was honoured to be chosen as organ soloist for the Pope’s visit to Bellahouston, Glasgow. He has also a performed for the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.  The programme will feature a mixture of old and new including work by Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach, Paul Mealor, Christian Ritter and Dieterich Buxtehude and by living composers such as John McLeod and Lakeland composer Philip A Cooke,. There will also be the opportunity to hear Roger performing one of his own works, “Organ Piece for St Andrew’s Day, ” commissioned in 2009 and based on a Scottish fiddle tune.


The group will next meet on Monday 28th at 7.30pm at Townhead Court. The evening will include a landscape photo competition – members are reminded to bring along their mounted prints for the start of the meeting. There will also be a presentation on Travel Photography by Allan Hartley ARPS an international mountain guide from Bentham . After the judging of the competition, Allan will pick out half a dozen of the prints to make comment on


A series of five practical workshop and information sessions on the theme of Thrive and Survive will be held at St John’s Hall, commencing May 8 and running through to June 5th. These sessions will look at a range of issues including the link between mind and body; the skills required to cope with stress; practical relaxation techniques and how to handle physical and emotional needs. The sessions will be run by Dr Janet Donnelly, a trained counsellor and Tony Bennett, a tai-chi instructor. The sessions cost £5 each or £22 for all five. Details via 07703471866.


A reminder that you can now keep up to date with news about the Surgery on Facebook and Twitter. News will include up to the minute information about opening hours, appointment availability, text messaging of results, advice and guidance to manage alcohol usage and your sexual health. All services are completely confidential


On 30 April The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show will be staging a showing of the French film “Comme Une Images” at Victoria Hall at 7.45pm. The film will be in French with English subtitles and was the winner of the 2004 best screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival.  Tickets cost £5 on the door.



A warm welcome to a new family with pupils in Reception and Y3, making the school roll 62. Many thanks to everyone who donated items to the Starlight Clothing Collection and to everyone who has made a donation to our Sport Relief collection, which was added to by some of the visitors to our Community Open Morning. We are delighted to announce that we have raised a total of £210, which is an excellent achievement. Thanks also to everyone who came to support the recent Community Open morning which was very well-attended. In addition to over 30 parents and governors, there were also 28 members of the local community – a great turn-out! Many visitors commented favourably on the pupils’ behaviour, displays of their work and the huge range of activities on offer. Well done to all pupils, especially: KS1 who demonstrated their hockey skills; Y2-Y6 who played in the orchestra; Y5 & Y6 who performed their dances and Y3 & Y4 who demonstrated some gymnastics. Special congratulations to  Mrs. Richardson, assisted by Mrs. Eccleston and Mrs Clay, who produced over 115 roast meals for pupils, staff and visitors for our Mothering Sunday Lunch, exceeding last year’s record! Thank you also to all the staff who volunteered to help serve the meals during their lunch break and to all the mums and grans, who came along to our special celebration of Mothering Sunday and enjoyed the delicious meal, as well as songs and poems specially written by the pupils to mark the occasion. We hope that by now, you have also received the beautiful school-made cards!  Once again, we are very grateful to all the volunteers from St. Alkelda’s church, who  kindly organised another Easter-related activities day for our pupils. This included a reading of the Palm Sunday story, read by Reverend Hilary Young  followed by the Palm Sunday procession around the village. Pupils then participated in a range of Easter-related activities before the day concluded with an Easter Assembly.

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