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Settle News July 7th


On Friday, 12 July there will be music at Poppies provided by John Watterson, better known as Fake Thackray. A talented guitarist and vocalist, John brings to life the funny, satirical, incisive, irreverent, witty and gloriously un-PC songs of the legendary Jake Thackray. Tickets cost £7 . Contact 07932182293


On Sunday evening, 30 June a special evening service was held to mark the 25th anniversary of the ordination of Norman Young.  A number of Norman’s favourite hymns were incorporated into the service which was greatly enjoyed by all present. His son, David was also present with a number of friends who contributed to the music of the service by performing works by Mozart and Faure. Many thanks to all who contributed to the event and for the donations towards the buffet.


A new exhibition opened at The Folly on 9 July and will run through to 3 November. Entitled “‘Family Stories:150 Years Of Discovery With The Yorkshire Archaeological Society’ . This promises to be a fascinating exhibition with considerable local interest.  Please note that on 13th July the Folly will be closed to the public, however on the evening of the 13th July there will be a talk by Professor Richard Hoyle – ‘ the Listers of Gisburn: from Craven Yeomen to the House of Lords,c1550-1797’  Tickets cost £6 from 01729 822893 or from the Folly.


The next Tot Lord Town Trail departs from outside the Town Hall’s Settle Tourist Information office today, Thursday 11th July, lasting from 6.15pm until 8.00pm. The price is £4.00 with all proceeds, as on previous occasions, being donated to Oxfam.



Bentham and District Pet Rescue invite you and your dog to come along and join them on 14 July for a sponsored dog walk. The group will meet in Langcliffe car-park at noon and will follow a circular route returning at approximately 2.30pm, in time for tea and cakes at Langcliffe Institute. Those without dogs are also welcome as there will be dogs available to walk with.  Sponsorship forms can be obtained from Dalehead Vets or via  015242 51898.


There will be a photowalk on 16 July led by Veronica Caperon, through the Trough of Bowland and looking at Bowland bird habitats. This will be accompanied by an RSPB officer. The walk costs £15 for adults and £5 for children. Please note children must be accompanied. The events are aimed at those with limited or no photographic experience, but more advanced photographers are welcome to join on that basis. For futher details of times and meeting places contact Veronica on 01729 824537.


In addition to the usual walks there will be an out of town walk at Slaidburn on 17 July. Please meet at the Millennium Gardens to share vehicles.  Details via 01729 824537.


On Friday 19 July The Kings Men will perform at Victoria Hall. The King’s Men features the King’s College Cambridge Collegiate Singers. The choir of King’s College is most famous for the Christmas broadcasts of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols each year on the BBC, however the group have a growing reputation as “non-classical” singers and the programme will include a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718 or


July 20th sees the launch of Settle Artisans Fair. This will take place at Victoria Hall between from 9 am to 3pm. The fair will provide a monthly arena for regional artisans selling a range of high quality craft goods. As well as items for sale on the day there will also be the opportunity to order bespoke items from some stalls, to allow you to enjoy the very best of personalized goods. Refreshments will be available throughout served by “Hessian and Lace” pop up cafe on vintage china. We are delighted that Adrian who is a Spinner and Promoter of Textile Heritage and Grace, his wife, who is a Knitter of Heritage Designs will also be visiting us for our first event and will be pleased to answer your queries about heritage textiles.  Find out more about our range of stalls and forthcoming events at our website


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them for Strawberry Teas on 20 July at High Fell Close (below the Falcon Hotel) between 2-4.330pm. Tickets cost £3 from committee members on 01729 822364 or on the door. There will also be a tombola and raffle. If the weather is inclement the event will be moved to indoors at the Old Court House, Station Road


Messy church will take place at St John’s Hall on 21 July and the theme this month will be Bible Seasides.  This runs from 3.30-5.30 and is suitable for families and includes craft activities and a meal.


Summer is on its way and already plans are afoot for Chipmonks Summer Holiday club. This will run from 22 July through to 2 August and will provide fun filled sessions of excitement, creativity and entertainment for 3-6 year olds and is based at Giggleswick Junior School. For more details contact  01729 822370.


The latest exhibition for Settle’s Gallery on the Green ‘Speculations on Clothes Hanging’, by Paul Rogers  deals with speculations on the ‘romance, ritual and intrigue of washing lines, wardrobes and clothes hanging’ with an exhibition that will include both photography and physical objects. Not a stranger to Settle, Paul was a member of the ‘3 x Norber’ group that exhibited recently in The Folly Museum in Settle.


Over the summer months the Playbarn will be holding a range of events aimed at 6-10 year olds. The Barnstormer events include streetdance, fizz pop science, cookery and circus skills. There will also be Barnbino events aimed at nought to 5 year olds including music, crafts and fun. For details contact  01729 824413.


Malham Tarn Field Centre invite you to come along to “Tarntastic” on 27 and 28 July. This marks the 70th annual open day at the centre and there will be a garden party with music, arts and crafts, food stalls, presentation and activities. There is free entry and the even is open from 10.30am to 10.30pm on 27th and from 10.30 am to 4pm on 28th.


Advance notice that Rocky’s Plaice holiday club, run by Churches Together in Settle and District, will return on 12,13 & 14 August. This is a free activity club with games, crafts and bible stories and runs from 10am to noon at St John’s church hall and is suitable for 5-11 year olds. For details contact 01729 851860.


Advance notice that on  August 3 Settle Social Club is holding “A Night For Hasledin”. Local soldier, twenty one year old Private Matthew Haseldin, from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment, had been in the Army for just a few months when he was killed in Helmand province on November 3, 2011. This event is arranged by Matthew’s friends  and all proceeds will be donated to Help the Heroes.  Tickets cost £5 in advance or £7.50 on the door.  Tickets available via the Social Club or via James on 07964937349 or Matt on 07582150040.


Music For People is dedicated to providing lifelong musical education that is affordable for all and will be holding a summer school at Giggleswick School between 3-10 August. There are more than 20 exciting courses to choose from including Big Band, Brass Band, Chamber Music, Choir, Composition, Dance Band, Folk Music, three levels of Jazz, Harmony and Improvisation, Opera, Percussion, Solo Singing, String Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Theory, Wind Ensembles and World Music. There is also an emphasis on music that reflects the struggles of the world’s peoples for peace and harmony. There are numerous opportunities to perform in formal and informal concerts, and collaboration across courses is actively encouraged.. To find out more contact 0845 6191689.


Settle Voices Community Choir will join Silsden Singers and Burnley Clarion Community Choir for a joint workshop and sharing concert to be held on 13th July in Earby Community Hall. The concert will be from 6.45pm until 9pm and all are welcome. Admission is free but donations are welcome as the proceeds will go to charities chosen by the choirs.

For more information phone 01729 823777 or visit the website

Settle Women’s Institute

At the July meeting members were pleased to learn that the recent Strawberry Coffee morning made £149.20 profit and that the summer outing to Media City was much enjoyed. Then Dr Robin McIlveen gave an informative talk on Climate Change, Past Present and Future. There will be no Lunch Club in July or August, and details of the Walking Group are to be arranged. The Christmas Shopping Trip will be to York on Wednesday 20 November.  Wednesday 7 August will be the Members Meeting – a games afternoon with Jacob’s Join and also a Bring and Buy stall

The Craven Accordion Orchestra – including local Settle and District schoolchildren

On Friday 12/07/2013 The Craven Accordion Orchestra will be hosting another of the very popular Club Nights at Crosshills Social Club raising funds for the North Central Area Accordion Championships and Yorkshire music festival.  The evening starts at 7-30 pm and will have a host of artist’s performing, many which have been successful at area festivals and the UK Championships 2013 as seen in the local press.

The 200 club draw that raises on-going capital for the festival will be drawn and also a raffle again proceeds to the festival funds which is organised by the Craven Accordion Orchestra.

Admission free

The Craven Accordion Orchestra UK Champions 2013 will be performing at the Club Night with a varied programme of music combined with tracks from new CD released in 2013 featuring Christina Longbottom on vocals.  .

The evening will feature soloists, groups of all ages and abilities to suite all musical tastes.  For more information contact

Mobile 07749176827




In this clever adaptation of a Dickens classic the school found a perfect vehicle to showcase the talents of their pupils. This is the first year that the school has had the opportunity to work with year 6 pupils – due to recent education re-organisation – and it has undoubtedly been a time of great enjoyment and achievement as the pupils were full of enthusiasm and confidence. The play was a wonderful example of teamwork, with all members of the class incorporated in the cast. However not only were there some excellent performances on stage there were also some very slick teamwork on show in terms of scene changes – a vital part of any production. Loosely based on the well known story  of “Oliver Twist”, a young orphan escapes the workhouse and finds herself in London where through a series of encounters with characters as diverse as George Bernard Shaw, Fagin, the Artful Dodger, Eliza Dolittle, Sherlock Holmes and Ebenezer Scrooge finds herself starring in a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta and becoming the toast of the town and being re-united with her long lost mother.  The production positively bounced along, fuelled by the enthusiasm and energy of the cast and a witty, well-paced script and lively songs, particularly the wonderful “Charity Rag”.  The real strength of the production lies in the opportunities which it presented for ensemble work and this was done particularly well with great set piece reactions and choreography. There were also some marvellous chances for individual cameo roles and while I would not normally single out individuals in a group show, it would be very unfair not to highlight the excellent Joseph Binns as the Artful Dodger who performed one of the most tongue-twisteringly difficult songs in the piece in a clever parody of Gilbert and Sullivan.  Similarly Eliza Cooper’s role as Eliza Dolittle was central to the plot and performed with great confidence and real flair. Equally, special mention should be made of the work put in by the staff team who directed and produced the show. Their hard work was very clearly reflected in the confidence of the performers, their understanding and delivery of the script , the enthusiastic singing and particularly in the joy with which they performed. The real star though was class 6 itself, as their ability to work together shone through in everything they did. The play was a fitting tribute to a what has clearly been a wonderful year.



JULY 4 & 5

Colleagues on the BA Fine Art (Hons) course at Craven College, this is the second exhibition which Jane Buckle and Pam Twiss  have staged together and their work complements one another extremely well, producing an exhibition which is extremely powerful and thought provoking and perfectly suited to the venue of The Friend’s Meeting House in Settle. Entitled “Seeing Through The Gaps” Jane Buckle’s artwork is inspired by the lives and experiences of those who fall through the gaps in society and the people who work to help rebuild their lives.  The image of trees at night is particularly powerful and over a series of studies in various media the image itself becomes more broken to represent the difficulties created by changes in direction. The viewer is constantly being challenged to look beyond, to see through the gaps and try to find their own way of interpreting the broken images. Similarly the piece of weaving using cotton and copper illustrates the fragility of human life and how easily the patterns of life can become disrupted. The strength of the artist’s work lies in its deceptive simplicity.  Fragility is also an element which features in the work of Pam Twiss and is most particularly this can be seen in the canvas “A small blue dot called home”, which is very reminiscent of the famous NASA photograph “The Blue Marble” which captured the first image of Earth from space in 1972.  The effect of what mankind is doing to the planet can also be seen in her work, such as the “Deadly Ocean” woven from strips of plastic where fronds of plastic hang like murderous seaweed around the borders to demonstrate the indestructible nature of the material. Linked with this sense of fragility is one of simplicity as can be seen in the delicate porcelain figures representing Quakers and the pure white doves which are to be found in her work. The central inspiration for her work is the enduring spiritual space of meeting houses, the depth of silence, encounters with Friends committed to peace, truth and unconditional love , hence her contribution to the exhibition is entitled ” Out Of Silence”. From the impressionistic canvases through to the charcoal work of Pendle Hill and the delicate ceramics there is much to consider in this exhibition and undoubtedly every viewer will gain from it.

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