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Settle News March 10th 2012



On 25th March Community Cinemas present the acclaimed film of “War Horse”. On March 22nd Giggleswick Choral Society and Giggleswick School Chapel combine to present Verdi’s Requiem. This concert will take place in the school sports hall.  On 29 March the Northern Garden Lecture takes place at 5.30pm  when the speaker will be Bob Brown, of Cotswold Garden Flowers.  Holder of the RHS Veitch Memorial Medal for his outstanding contribution to the advancement and improvement of the Science of Horticulture this promises to be an enlightening and entertaining talk. Details of times and tickets via 01729  893180 or online at


Have you ever seen items on the TV selling at auction and thought, “I’ve got one of them somewhere!”. This could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for as the church is holding a valuation day on March 24th from 10am-4pm. You are invited to bring along items to have them valued by a professional team of valuers  from an auction house. Each item valuation costs only £1 and there is no obligation to then submit any item for auction, however if you wish to do so the valuation team will be able to give you advice on how to go about doing this. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.  A reminder that on Sunday 18 March there will be a family friendly morning service to mark Mothering Sunday. From noon onwards light snack lunches will be on sale with soups, sandwiches and puddings available. On Wednesday 21 The Easter Family Bingo will be held at Settle Social Club with eyes down at 7.30pm.




Settle Voices Community Choir meets in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate every Monday  from 1pm to 3pm. There is an annual fee of £5 plus £4 per session. New members are welcome. For more information please see website or ring (01729) 822771



Throughout the year the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line organise free guided walks through the countryside along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and the Leeds-Lancaster and Morecambe lines. These walks are led by the volunteers from the Friends. Packed lunches are required for the walks and waterproofs and dry clothing are recommended. Prior booking is not necessarily required, simply turn up on the day at the station where the walk commences. On Sat 17 March there will be a 10 mile moderate Kirkby Stephen walk via Smardale, alighting at Kirkby Stephen at 10.34. On Wednesday 21st there will be a moderately strenuous figure of eight walk of 13 miles alighting at Horton in Ribblesdale at 9.58am. For further details contact website at



Led Zepplin sound-a-likes  take to the stage “Whole Lotta Led” on 17 March.  Contemporary acoustic ensemble, Spiro, take to the stake on 23 March. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718.



You are invited to make a date for a spring treat  and come along to dance to the music of John Bowdler, Blackpool Tower Organist.  The dance will take place at Settle College on 17 March and tickets cost £7.50. via 01729 824038/822364



An afternoon tea circle dance will take place at Langcliffe Institute on 17 March from 2-6pm. Cost is £12. Contact 01729 823342/822781 to reserve a place. Please bring along cake to share.



There will be a chance to improve your knitting and crochet skills when the knitting and crochet group meets at Townhead Court on Saturday 17 March between 2-4pm. Refreshments will be available and further information is available via 07507 851908.



Settle Social Club is hosting a fundraising evening on 17 March on behalf of Manorlands hospice with music provided by singer Ashleigh Wood and DJ Bob Lister.  The session runs from 8 till late and tickets cost £7.50 from the social club, Bar 13 or via 825193.


The first of a series of intimate music concerts will take place at Poppies Tea Rooms in Bishopdale Court on 17 March. This will feature Dan Wilde a singer/songwriter in contemporary folkstyle. Tickets cost £7 and are available via Poppies or on 07932182293.



All are welcome to attend the Settle Twinning Association AGM and Jacob’s Join lunch on Sunday, 18th March at 12.30pm at Settle Cricket Club.



The Folly is hosting a drop-in day on March 20 to encourage people to call in and bring along any local memorabilia associated with celebrations which could be used in the planned July- October display themed around “Time to Celebrate”.



The next meeting will take place on 20 March at our new venue of Townhead Court. Meeting commences at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome. This session will take the form of a gallery based around the challenge “Beauty”.The second part of the evening will be a ‘Bite Size Photoshop’ session, followed by a more in-depth look at selected pictures.


The next walk for all takes places on Wednesday 21 March meeting at 1.30pm at the Millennium Gardens. This walk will be around Feizor area and will involve sharing cars. To confirm attendance to assist with car-share contact 01729 824537.



Victoria Hall is the venue for a Collectors and Crafters fair in aid of Bentham and district Pet rescue on 24 March. This will run from 9.30-4.30 with refreshments available.



The Friends of Victoria Hall invite you to an evening of story telling, wit and wisdom with Bill Mitchell and Sita Brand on Saturday, 24 March at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the box office at Victoria Hall on 01729 825718


As part of the national Learn to Play day, Settle Music is offering a free music lesson to encourage people to pick up an instrument. For details of how to obtain a free lesson contact 825838.


The club will meet on 28th March at Townhead Court at 2pm when there will be a presentation entitled “ideas for the smaller garden” by Elaine Newington-Ward.  Non members are welcome.


On 31 March there will be a jewellery making workshop at Friends Meeting House from 10-4pm. This costs £20 for the day and places are limited so early booking is advisable. To reserve a place contact  01729 824386 in the evening.


At the A.G.M. on 7 March thanks were given to all who contribute to the running of the group. Sandra Fox received thanks for her three years as President, a job to which she brought dedication, enthusiasm, and a constant supply of delicious cupcakes. Doris Robinson received thanks for her time as Secretary during which she not only kept the records but cheerfully persisted in letter-writing in support of local and national causes. Joy Calvert was welcomed as the new President and Jeanne Carr as the new Secretary.

Val Gladman then gave a talk on the work of The Associated Country Women of the World whose aim is to improve the lives of women across the world through projects such as ‘Water for All’ and ‘Women Feed the World’. She mentioned ‘Pennies for Friendship’ which raises money for such projects and shows that small donations can make a difference. The next meeting, which is the twenty-third birthday of Settle W.I., is on Wednesday 4 April at 2 p.m. at St John’s Church Hall when the speaker will be Jan Michael on the subject of ‘Writing Novels,’ and the competition is for a bookplate.




There will be two trail walks during April allowing visitors and locals alike to discover more about one of Settle’s most colourful characters. The walks will take place on 5 and 12 April and will last from 6-7.30pm. Tickets cost £3 and all monies will go towards the East African Famine Appeal. Tickets can be booked via 015242 42414. The walks meet outside the Tourist Information Centre


Local and visiting ladies are invited to come along to a vintage tea party at Settle Cricket club to rais money for breast cancer charities on 14 April.  There will be tea, cake and music between 3-5pm and tickets cost £5.  Polka dots and pearls optional!


As part of the Moving Forward Fundraising campaign there will be a concert on 28 March at 7.30pm. Entitled “The Best of What We Know” it will feature Bill Mitchell, Janet Russell and Settle Voices telling and performing songs and tales from the dales and beyond. Tickets cost £8, available from 825582 and 822676.

1 – National Learn to Playday – 31st March at Settle Music.

We are participating in the National Learn to play day. The day in question is Saturday March 31st, 2012 and it is planned for musical instrument shops across the UK to open their doors and offer free instrument “taster” lessons. The day is aimed primarily (but not exclusively!) at anyone who doesn’t play yet or used to play and would like to again. Teachers will be here in the shop throughout the day giving 10-15 minute lessons on a variety of instruments. Everyone who books a lesson will receive a goody bag and a voucher giving 10% discount on their next purchase. They will also be entered into a prize draw, the top prize for which is a full-size Jose Ferrer classical guitar donated by one of our suppliers. There will also be people demonstrating instruments in the courtyard outside of the shop. Further details (and to book sessions) call Settle Music (01729 825838).

2 – Anything Goes Orchestra – at Langcliffe Village Institute on Saturday 31st March at 8.00pm.

If anyone likes all the Ukulele music that’s around at the moment (like the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain) then they’ll love the Anything Goes Orchestra. One of the top ukulele bands performing in the UK they are appearing at Langcliffe Village Institute the first time. Tickets are £8.00 and are available from Settle Music (01729 825838) or online.

3 – The Volante Duo – Poppies Tea Room Wednesday, April 18th at 7.30pm.This is the next in the series of concerts we are organising in conjunction with Poppies Tea Room (Settle). The performers are The Volante Duo featuring Helen Parker (Flute) and Chris Waddington (Classical Guitar). They are promising “A musical journey from early renaissance to Chick Corea”. Admission will be £9 which includes a buffet (but the bar will be extra). Further details and tickets from Poppies Tea Room or Settle Music (01729 825838).

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