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Settle News for Visitors and Residents 13th April


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 82386701729 823867 .


There will be plenty of “Egg-siting Easter” fun with families in mind at The Folly on 19 April between 1-4pm. There will be a bunny hop, chicken hunt and an Easter tree. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free but donations are welcome.


A coffee morning will be held in the Old Court House on April 19th between 10am – 12.30pm. All are welcome.  A reminder that the first get-together for this year’s production of Guys and Dolls will take place on 7 May at the Old Court House at 7.30pm. Come along and find out more – new members are always welcome


Visitors and locals alike are invited to come along and enjoy Settle’s own folk club at Settle Social Club on 19 April. The singing starts at 9pm and singers and musicians are welcome. Entry is free and all are welcome to come along and join in.


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 82528501729 825285 to book your place


The next messy church event will take place on Easter Day, April 20th in St John’s Church Hall between 3.30-5.30pm. This is a fun event for families followed by a meal and all are welcome.


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


The 25th Birthday Party on 2 April was a great success starting with a buffet lunch shared with members of Broughton with Elslack Women’s Insititute.  All members contributed, with floral displays by Rosemary Crabtree and a birthday cake baked by Maureen Hargrave. We were then entertained by Jacqueline McDonald, an accomplished singer and raconteur who was female vocalist for the popular folk group The Spinners and later performed worldwide with the duo Jacqui and Bridie.   Our first fundraising event is the Allsorts Market on Easter Monday, 21 April. Please bring goods for sale to Victoria Hall from 8.30 am onwards or leave them with Joy Calvert, Mary Hindle, Jeanne Carr or Mavis Bailey beforehand. The Lunch Club will meet on Thursday 24 April to catch the 11.30 am bus to Bizzie Lizzie’s. For details of the Walking Group please contact Pat Whitton. At the next meeting on 7 May the Resolutions will be presented by Joy Calvert followed by entertainment and tea. There will also be a Bring and Buy stall. Wednesday 4th June is a special Bring a Friend for Free meeting. There will be a warm welcome and no charge for visitors and friends who are invited to come and see what we do. The speaker will be Stephen Watson on The Art of Origami.


The guest speaker at the next meeting will be Rex Geldard, President of Skipton Gardening Club. The group will meet at Townhead Court at 2pm on 23 April.  Guests welcome, admission £3.


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.


A new term of Hatha Yoga classes will commence on Wednesday 23 April at Settle Primary School. The sessions run from 7.30-9pm. The Monday sessions will commence on 28 April. For details contact 07947027188.


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 86005801729 860058 or 0788175 0582


The first of this season’s Settle Sessions will take place on 25 April at The Folly and will feature guest poets Jennifer Copley and Sue Vickerman. They will be joined by local poets Sarah Wiltshire and Paula Day. Tickets cost £6 via 01729 82330501729 823305 / 824537.


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.


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 at Victoria Hall. 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


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


The new term for Iyengar Yoga sessions will commence on Monday 28 April. Sessions operate at Friends Meeting House on Mondays from 12.30-2pm for Mixed Ability and 2.15-3.30 for beginners. There are also sessions at Townhead Court on Tuesdays from 6.15-7.15 for beginners and 7.30 – 9pm for mixed ability. For further details contact 012182843907.


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.


There will be a performance by local children’s choirs to mark the anniversary of the saving of the Settle-Carlisle railway on 30 April. This will take place at 6.30pm at Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick School with a matinee performance at 1.30pm. Tickets cost £2 available via 01729 89318001729 893180 .


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.


Settle Rugby Club is the venue for a quiz night in aid of Clapham Cave and mountain rescue on May 2nd.  Tickets cost £5, including a pie and pea supper, and are available from HSBC bank in Settle or via 015242 51488. The evening starts at 7.30pm and questionmaster for the night is Stuart Marshall.


Come along and support your local yarn shop and find out more about wool, on May 3rd, 6th and 7th at Cottontail Crafts. There will be a chance to meet suppliers and talk to experts as well as a raffle, goody bags and special offers all day between 10am-4pm. There will also be an opportunity to see wool being spun.




We are very grateful to the following parents for giving up their time to come into school and talk about their jobs to our pupils: Mr Ian Black, Mr David Clay, Mr Jay Bentley, Mrs Beccy Bullock and Mrs Rachel Brummitt. Your talks have been much enjoyed by pupils and staff and your contributions have supported the pupils’ understanding of their PSHCEe topic – ‘Me and my future’. Response from parents has been so great that, although pupils will be following a different topic next term, we also have some more talks booked in. Well done to our Y6 pupils, who participated well in the recent action-packed and very informative Craven Young Citizen and Crucial Crew eand very informative cluster schools’ event. Congratulations to Caitie Birkett-Bentley, whose poster was chosen as one of the prize winners for the participating schools that day. Many thanks to the local churches who arranged the recent Rewind to Easter event which was attended by Y5 pupils.  A special thank you to Settle College pupils – Joe Marshall and Robert Whorton for demonstrating some karate to pupils this week; we are looking forward to their after-school Karate Club, which starts on 12th May. Finally many thanks to everyone who contributed towards this collection of recycled clothes for the Starlight Clothing Collection.



For the Spring Concert this year the Langcliffe Singers felt that it was appropriate to commemorate the nine million combatants who died between 1914-1918 by marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The programme for the evening therefore focussed on two modern Requiems. However, the aim was to celebrate, rather than mourn, the memory of those lost and therefore it was particularly significant that both composers, Herbert Howells and John Rutter, created their pieces to reflect their own experience of grief and their Christian faith.  Henry Walfod Davies’s arrangement of Psalm 121 opened the evening setting the tone for the night but also demonstrating a sense of hope and beauty within the solemnity of the piece. The opening solo by soprano Sheila Hartley was striking and was complemented well by Phil Simnett’s rich baritone.  This was a particularly moving piece and the choir should be complimented on the clarity of their diction throughout.   This sense of solemnity was further heightened by the Psalm Prelude  (Set 1 no 1) by Herbert Howells which featured a particularly fine organ performance by Edward Rugman. The sense of reflection in the work provided the perfect introduction to Howell’s requiem which again featured excellent solo performances but most especially provided an opportunity to hear the choir working as a unit, demonstrating a tremendous sense of power and confidence in their performance in what is undoubtedly a difficult piece. The silence and sense of stillness at the end was very much an exhaling of breath after a period of intense emotion.  The unusual combination of Cello and Organ in Saint-Saens’ – Priere provided the next item on this moving programme and was an excellent example of music’s ability to transport you to another time and place. Once again the solo playing was of an extremely high standard, an excellent performance by Robert Buller, known to many in the audience as principal cello with Settle orchestra. The first half of the programme was brought to a close by the Aria from John Rutter’s Suite Antique, which again showcased one of the talented members of Settle Orchestra: flautist Sarah Glossop. This is a particularly evocative piece with a delightful haunting quality which was captured perfectly by Sarah’s expressive playing.   The second part of the programme brought all the individual elements from the first together in an uplifting performance of John Rutter’s Requiem. This is a powerful piece of music with wonderful melodies and cleverly created harmonies that weave together to create a fantastic layering of sounds, throughout which the beautiful solos stand out like glittering threads in the tapestry of voices. Congratulations to all concerned in creating a performance which sparkled with light.

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The Museum of North Craven Life, The Folly,Victoria St., Settle, BD24 9EY

Contact: Anne Read, 015242 51388

Exhibition 15th April 2014 to 29th June 2014: ‘MAKE  IT SLOW’

We begin our 2014 season with a very special exhibition which features the work of six of the UK’s leading contemporary artists/craftmakers who all embrace the principles of the ‘slow’ movement.  The Folly is one of a number of  venues across North Yorkshire to host this exciting contemporary exhibition and what better place – step through the doors of our beautiful 17th century building and immediately the pace slows and peace and calm prevail. Stop, take a breath,and experience art at a different pace.

  • · Aimee Betts creates personal adornments uniting traditional hand embroidery techniques with digital technology
  • · Sharon Adams creates utensils inspired by the mystery objects found in museum collections
  • · Fenella Elms, a ceramic artist, painstakingly creates wall-hung porcelain work from hundreds of individually made porcelain ‘beads’
  • · Lizzie Farey uses traditional basketry techniques to create sculptural forms from willow and other natural materials
  • · Chris Keenan creates hand thrown bowls, cups, vases and jars from Limoges porcelain
  • · Misun Won creates intricate silver jewellery inspired by Korean patchwork

The work is craft based, grounded in traditional skills and processes, often labour intensive, but ‘slow’ does not simply mean how long the work has taken to make, it is about the whole process, thinking, researching, experimenting, the experience that inspired, the refinement of skills over time. ‘Slow’ is a way of life. More and more there  is a move away from rapid mass production towards a more balanced lifestyle: enjoying life by doing things properly at the right pace.   Every item in the exhibition exemplifies the common themes of traditional skills and sustainable materials so that the joy of making things by hand using well-loved tools becomes clear to all, linking the old with the very modern. So come along, join us and be inspired to ‘Make it Slow’ and leave (for a while at least) the hectic pace of modern life behind.

Full details can be found on our website or follow us on Facebook

Opening hours Tuesday, 10.30 am – 4.30 pm; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 12.30 pm – 4.30 pm. Group visits welcome by appointment.

Admission charges contribute to the running costs of The Folly:

16 and under – free; adults – £2.70; (gift-aided £3.00); concessions – £2.20; (gift-aided £2.50); season tickets – £7.

For further information and images: e-mail

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