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Settle News May 29th 2011


By popular demand the Tuesday lunches have returned to Settle Parish Church and will be available throughout the summer months. Morning coffee is served from 10.15am with lunches being served through from 12 till 2.30pm. There is always a choice of homemade main courses, including a vegetarian option, and a range of desserts available. All welcome.


The new exhibition at The Folly entitled ‘Challenge and Change: 350 years in the life of a house and its region’ is now open to the public. Revised opening times for this season are Tues. 10.30 – 4.30 Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. and Bank Holidays 12.30 – 4.30. On June 10th there will be a talk Professor Richard Hoyle on “Settle: a town and its countryside at the end of the 17th Century”. Tickets for this event are £6, available from the TIC or the Folly.


The group will meet on June 2nd in Giggleswick Parish Rooms at 7.30pm when the speaker will be Chris Fowler of the National Trust who will talk on the subject of “Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal”. Visitors are very welcome at this meeting.


A local history walk, providing the opportunity to view Settle through the eyes of one of its most intriguing characters has been scheduled for June. Tot Lord was a local greengrocer in the early 1900s, an amateur archaeologist, excavator of caves and founder of the “Pig Yard Club”. Walkers can find out more about the town and its people by following in his footsteps on 4th, 11th or 25th June. The guided walks cost £3.50 and depart at 6pm, lasting about ninety minutes. Participants should wear outdoor clothes and appropriate footwear. Further details 015242 42414


There will be a performance of “Big Pants and Botox”, starring Rebecca Wheatley on 4 June. This is an award winning one woman show by the makers of “Girls Night” and promises to be a hilarious night out as Barbara reveals her inner thoughts after surviving a “significant birthday.” June 9 sees the rescheduled concert by Queen Tribute band, Mercury. On June 10 Folk/Rock singer Michael Chapman is in concert and on June 16 Blaize Theatre company will perform “Sward – the story of a Meadow”. On June 18 Heatseeker, perform a tribute to the music of AC DC and the month is rounded off by music of a very different sort on June 22 when “Blazin’ Fiddles” take to the stage featuring the hottest fiddle players of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Details of times and tickets from the box office on 01729 82 5718.


There will be a chance to find out more about circle dancing on 4 June at Langcliffe Institute when a dance session is held between 2-6pm. The session costs £12 and you are invited to bring cake to share: drinks will be provided. Circling dancing does not require a partner and beginners are welcome at this session. For details and to reserve a place contact 823342 or 822781.


Settle is holding its 3rd annual Big Lunch on Sunday 5th June. The community picnic will take place in Victoria Hall between 11am and 3pm, Victoria Hall. Simply turn up on the day and bring your own picnic or food to share.


Dog Agility classes will return to Langcliffe Kennels on Tuesday 7 June at 7pm and 8pm. There will be basic classes and classes for beginner/intermediate. On Wednesdays there will be puppy and obedience training classes at 7.30 and 8.30. Places are limited but can be reserved by contacting 07973 710292.


The Summer Words Literature Festival starts on June 6 with a visit and an opportunity to spend “An Evening With” writer and performer Chris Thorpe on June 10th. A founding member of Unlimited Theatre, his work has been performed on Radio 4 and has also won awards at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The second in the series of “An evening with” events taks place on June 16th when the guest will be acclaimed author Joanne Harris. There will also be a workshop session prior to the evening event. Poet Simon Armitage is the third guest, and will visit Giggleswick on June 30th. For details of times and tickets contact the box office on 01729 893180 On June 12 there will be a showing of the family film, “Rio” at 3.30pm. Doors will open at 3pm and tickets cost £4.50 from the box office.


Professional photographer, Veronica Caperon will be presenting a talk comprising images and words from HIV/AIDS projects in Africa in Eldroth Church on 7 June at 7.30pm. Admission is £2.50 and ther will be a raffle and cakestall at this event. During the talk Veronica will explain how the pandemic is being dealt with by local communities there, producing hope and inspiration. A major funding for the Rubatano project in Central Mozambique has just ended and to cap it all, thieves have recently stolen the water pump at the care centre so support is as vital as ever – hence this talk. She visited the projects to publicise the cause through a resulting photographic exhibition that has been shown in The Houses of Parliament, Lichfield Cathedral and the Edinburgh Festival. During the evening she will be showing images of the people she met there and telling their stories. It is a moving and powerful tribute to the local Mozambican volunteers who help those affected by HIV/AIDS and their families in Gondola in central Mozambique.


Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line invite you to join them for a Geology Walk on June 12th examining the geology of the local area. This will be led by Bill Fraser and will be a 5 mile walk at a leisurely pace to allow time for observation and discussion. Participants are advised to be aware of the possibility of adverse weather and to bring a packed lunch. For details of times and to reserve a place contact 01729 825454.


The next informal cafe-style service will be held in St John’s Church Hall at 4.0 p.m. on Sunday 12th June (Pentecost). There will be worship songs, activities, refreshments etc. All are welcome


Settle Music and Cave and Crag are now selling tickets for a concert by Octameron in support of the National Children’s Orchestra. The local group will be performing at Long Preston Village Hall on June 12 at 3pm and the programme will feature performances by two local young musicians, Max Heaton and Will Rees Jones, who have won coveted places with the Orchestra. Tickets cost £7.


You are invited to follow the ‘garden trail’ up beautiful Ribblesdale and take part in this year’s open gardens over the weekend of June 18 & 19. Gardens are open on Saturday from 11-5 and on Sunday from 12-5pm and tickets cost £4 for one day or £6 for both days. Tickets are available from Settle TIC or from Catkins Florist in Settle. Alternatively contact Sheila Gordon on 01729 824638 The money raised from the event this year will support Settle Swimming Pool and Parkinsons UK.


Settle Orchestra will be hoping to conjure “Summer Magic” with their concerts at Christ Church, Skipton on June 18 and at Settle Parish Church on June 25th. Both concerts commence at 7.30pm and tickets cost £8 available at Cave&Crag, Settle, Settle Music, Alley Books, Skipton Camera Centre, Bentham Post Office and Clitheroe Music. The concerts will feature a solo flute performance by Vahan Salorian, who will shortly be leaving the Orchestra to continue his studies elsewhere and also a movement of Bach’s Double Violin concerto performed by Tracy Keeler (leader) and her 7-year-old daughter. These will be Tracey’s last performances with the orchestra prior to standing down as leader.


The South African tea which unfortunately had to be postponed earlier in the year has been rescheduled for Sunday, 19 June at 3pm at Settle Parish Church. Gillian Gape, a member of Holy Ascension’s congregation and retired Headteacher/Education Adviser, has developed close links with a school in Eastern Cape, South Africa and in March visited again to promote international partnerships for Settle Primary School. On her return we anticipated that she would be accompanied by Mama Kulukazi Xuza with whom she had been staying. Sadly, Mama Xuza was not able to secure a visa in time, but she now has, and will be staying in Settle this coming June. She was formerly Sister in Charge of the Maternity Ward at Victoria Hospital, Alice, in Easter Cape and is a devout Christian who works tirelessly for her church, her local branch of the Mothers’ Union and “her people”. Churches Together in Settle and District extend an “OPEN INVITATION” to anyone who would like to meet Mama Xuza and hear about her life, her work, her faith to join us for Afternoon Tea with a South African flavour!


An illustrated talk on the “Caves of Vietnam” will take place on July 1st at Victoria Hall. The speaker will be Martin Holroyd. Details from box office on 01729 825718


Once again our pupils have ‘done us proud’ in a competitive sports event! We entered a small team of Y5s in the Under 11s section of the recent Frank Taylor Tag Rugby tournament and were pleased to be placed as runners-up to Bradleys Both Primary School – an excellent achievement! Well done to all participants! To mark Fathers’ Day on 19th June, all fathers and grandfathers are invited to join pupils for a school meal. Participants are reminded that to aid with planning it is requested that you book via Mrs. Jarrom in the school office, by Wednesday, 8thJune if you would like a school meal.

The new exhibition opening at Settle’s Gallery on the Green on May 29th builds on a partnership project between the children of Settle Primary School and those at Kwesana Primary School in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Kwesana village is situated in the Tyume valley close to the Hogsback Mountains: this village was home to a famous freedom fighter, Archie Sibeko who worked alongside Nelson Mandela. Through the involvement of Gillian Gape, a volunteer and governor at Settle Primary, the children have worked together to create a vibrant exhibition of email, letters, drawings and photos. Gillian says ‘As partner schools, we are seeking to learn from each other: the differences and similarities, the day to day practicalities and problems. This has been a great learning experience for both sets of children. I have worked there regularly since 2008, this year was specifically to promote the partnership between Settle Primary and Kwesana School in the Tyume valley’

The next exhibition at the gallery will feature works by Norman Adams RA and will focus on Watercolour Paintings From Yorkshire to Provence, 1950’s – 1990’s. This will run from 7 June -12 July. Norman Adams (1927-2005) painted with watercolours throughout his career and was a master of the technique. The Linton Court’s June exhibition will include a large selection of Norman’s watercolours, including atmospheric paintings of the Yorkshire Dales not previously exhibited. During this exhibition as well as the usual opening hours the gallery will also be open on Sunday 12 June and Sunday 19 June from 11 to 4 pm to coincide with the North Yorkshire Open Studios weekends. In June, July and August work by a number of northern artists will be on display in the Window Room at the far end of the gallery, including: Michael Bennett, Frank Gordon, Katharine Holmes, Emerson Mayes, Kitty North, Philippa Troutman. The current exhibition David Cook and Sam Dalby continues to 31 May 2011. Gallery opening times this season are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11am – 4pm. Further details available via or Tel: 01729 824497

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