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Settle News October 10th

SETTLE STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

The Settle Storytelling festival will take place this year between 11-14 October and the programme is now available in shops and cafes in town, with bookings now being taken for events. There are a range of activities on offer suitable for all ages ranging from bedtime tales for under sixes (come along in pyjamas and bring a teddy bear and an adult!) through to scary stories for adults with late night ghost stories at Falcon Manor! There are also workshops, storytelling walk, makers market and café, unbelievable installations and performances – including one involving local students. There’s even tales with a tipple or tales with tea and cakes, not to mention a treasure trail and challenge to write your own story on a postcard. For more details check out the website on www.settlestories.org.uk or visit the office in the Town Hall.  However if you want to do more than just attend an event then  the festival is also appealing for volunteers to help run the festival so that it can be even bigger and better than in previous years. If you can help with stewarding, catering, leafleting, admin or assisting in the box office then please contact 07788 712377.

SETTLE AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s production of the Sound of Music, which will take place at Victoria Hall from 29 October to 3 November.  Evening performances start at 7.30pm and there will also be a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.  Tickets are available from the box office at Victoria Hall on 01729 825718 and family tickets and group tickets are available.

 

JAZZ NIGHT

Traditional jazz by the  is on offer every Tuesday at The Lion. Sessions run from 8-10.30 and sitters in are welcome to come along.

 

 

THE FOLLY

There are currently two exhibitions showing at the Folly. The first is  ‘Time to Celebrate’ and the second is Victoria Cave Revisited’. Opening times: Tues. 10.30-4.30  Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun 12.30-4.30.For further information check the website at  ncbpt.org.uk/folly or ring 01729 822893 for more information. On Sunday Oct. 14  8.00pm the Folly will host a Settle Storytelling Festival Event. You are invited to come along and sit round the fire to hear tales of faery, myth and mystery. The story teller will be Jamie Crawford and this session will include an open mic section, providing an opportunity for others to participate and share stories. Tickets £12/£10 including drinks and nibbles, available from the Folly or 01729 822893. The event is suitable for age 8+. On Sunday Oct 21  the Folly will be taking part in the national event, “The Big Draw”. This will run from 12.30-4.30 pm and be led by local artist Sam Dalby

 

AGE UK

Age UK along with the students at Settle College are offering free computer lessons. The sessions will be led by young experts and will take place weekly on Wednesdays between 3.30-4.30pm. It may be possible to arrange transport via Age UK. To register an interest contact Mel on 01729 823066.

 

BADMINTON CLUB

The new badminton season has started and new and existing members are invited to come along to sessions at Langcliffe Institute on Wednesday evenings between 7-9pm. For further information contact 01729 823453

 

FLU VACCINATIONS

 

This year’s flu vaccine is now available from Townhead  Surgery. ‘At risk’ patients can book flu appointments on-line via the Practice website www.townheadsurgery.nhs.uk or in the usual way. There are more than 2,000 appointments to choose from including weekday lunchtimes, afternoons, tea times and Saturday appointments for patients at school, college, work or for patients who are ‘at risk’ but find it difficult to visit the Surgery during normal working hours. Also, this year in response to patient feedback, there are more appointments available at our Hellifield Surgery to ensure that all those in the at risk groups can receive vaccinations as promptly as possible.

SETTLE VOICES

Settle Voices Community Choir will meet in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Monday, 15th October from 1pm to 3pm. New members are welcome. The annual fee is £5 and the weekly session is £4.

For more information visit the website at http://www.settlevoices.co.uk/ or phone Nancy on 01729 822771.

 

 

LANGCLIFFE SINGERS

Local choral group Langcliffe Singers, and friends, will be performing at Christ Church, Skipton on 13 October.  The programme will feature Vivaldi’s Gloria and Faure’s Requiem. The concert will commence at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10, available from Skipton Camera Centre, Alley Books in Skipton, Settle Music, Cave and Crag in Settle and Bentham Post Office or via 07778 291402.

 

TOT LORD TRAIL

On October 14, as part of the Settle Storytelling Festival, there will be a chance to join Richard Whinray on a local history tour of Settle and find out more about his grandfather, Tot Lord, one of Yorkshire’s greatest characters.  Born in 1899 and a veteran of the First World War, Tot Lord was a keen caver, archaeologist and local historian. The trail will also include a meeting with one of Tot’s friends who will share a few reminiscences about Tot’s time in Settle. Meet at the Tourist Information Centre at 11am. Tickets £3.50 via Settle Storytelling website or office in the town hall.

 

SETTLE WI LITERARY LUNCH

 

Following the cancellation of the Great Yorkshire Show and the resulting loss of income, there will be a Literary Lunch on Monday 15th October from 12 noon in St John’s Church Hall.  The speaker will be Dulcie Lewis.  Tickets cost £15 including a three-course meal and may be obtained from Mary Hindle or Edna Tomlinson.

SETTLE STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

The Settle Storytelling festival will take place this year between 11-14 October and the programme is now available in shops and cafes in town, with bookings now being taken for events. There are a range of activities on offer suitable for all ages ranging from bedtime tales for under sixes (come along in pyjamas and bring a teddy bear and an adult!) through to scary stories for adults with late night ghost stories at Falcon Manor! There are also workshops, storytelling walk, makers market and café, unbelievable installations and performances – including one involving local students. There’s even tales with a tipple or tales with tea and cakes, not to mention a treasure trail and challenge to write your own story on a postcard. For more details check out the website on www.settlestories.org.uk or visit the office in the Town Hall.  However if you want to do more than just attend an event then  the festival is also appealing for volunteers to help run the festival so that it can be even bigger and better than in previous years. If you can help with stewarding, catering, leafleting, admin or assisting in the box office then please contact 07788 712377.

 

SOUL IN THE DALES

There will be a soul night featuring soul music from the seventies and eighties at Settle Social Club  on 13 October. The evening starts at 8.30pm and runs to 12.30am and admission is £3. All money raised will be split between Freda’s playgroup and Brain Tumour research which are assisting local children Jack Lambert and Freddie Parsons.

BAVARIAN BAND

Join Giggleswick and Settle Bavarian band for live music and German themed specialities at The Lion in Settle on 17 October  from 7.30 onwards.

BLOOD DONORS

The next blood donor session will take place on 18 October at St John’s Hall and will be divided into an afternoon session running from 2.30-4pm and an early evening session running from 5-7.30pm. For details and to book an appointment contact  0300 123 23 23

THE WORKSHOP

The next activity session by the Workshop will take place on October 20th at Friends Meeting House when there will be an opportunity to try your hand at crocheting chunky baskets. Sessions cost £8, including tea and biscuits, and run from 10.30-12.30. For details or to reserve a place contact  01729 823434/ 824386 (evenings).

 

SETTLE’S SECRET SUNDIAL

There will be a talk and slide presentation on October 20  between 1.30-3pm at St John’s Hall by local author, Nigel Mortimer, to launch his new book “Isaac Newton and the Secret Sundial”. The topic will cover a number of Settle’s ancient sites and their paranormal connections. Admission £4, including drink and biscuits.

 

SKA NIGHT

Settle Cricket Club are holding a Ska night for over 18s on 20 October. Tickets cost £3 and you’re invited to wear black and white.

FANCY DRESS BIKE RIDE

Freda’s playgroup invite you to join them for a fancy dress sponsored bike ride and fun day, leaving Settle Cricket Club at 10am on 21 October. You are invited to bike, walk or run the Settle Loop (a circular 10 mile route)  in aid of playgroup funds and Brain Tumour research and support. Sponsor forms and details are available via  staff at Freda’s, the playbarn and 3 Peaks cycles or via 824884.

 

CHARITY DANCE

The next charity dance will be held at Settle College on Saturday, 27 October from 7.30-11.30pm. Please note that this is a week earlier than normal in order to avoid a clash with half-term arrangements. Those wishing to take part should book by Thursday  25th by contacting 01729 823259. All proceeds will go to St Mary and St Michael Church and Hall Restoration Fund.  The following dance will take place on December 1st and will be a Christmas Dance with carving buffet. Numbers for this event are required in advance and those wishing to book should contact Marion on the above number as soon as possible. Tickets for this event are £13.

 

NATIONAL TEA BREAK

As part of the national campaign to raise awareness and funds for Epilepsy Action there will be a chance to join others and enjoy a tea break at King William IV guest house on 26 October. The tea break will run from 10.30-5pm and all are welcome. For details contact 01729 268152

 

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ART EXHIBITION

The Foyer gallery at the Richard Whiteley Theatre is currently hosting a new exhibition  entitled “Oil, Water and Silk”. This will comprise of work by Margaret Blackburne focusing on watercolours and mixed media, oil paintings of people and places by John O’Keefe and paintings on silk by Christine Frost.  The gallery will be open between 1-5pm on weekends throughout October, with a meet the artists day on October 14th.

 

 

 

RICHARD WHITELEY THEATRE

On 12 October there will be a production of Wild by Teifi Emerald, a one woman play which explores our inner demons and imagination. The performance starts at  7.30pm and tickets cost £8 (U18s £7). On October 25th the Northern Garden Lecture will be delivered by  Lord Cavendish who will talk on the subject of “Forty years of gardening at Holker Hall.” Tickets cost £6, please note that this will commence at 5.30pm.  To reserve tickets please contact the box office on 01729 893180.

 

OIL, WATER AND SILK EXHIBITION: RICHARD WHITELEY THEATRE, FOYER GALLERY

Throughout October the exhibition in the Foyer at the Richard Whiteley Theatre will feature three very different and striking styles of art work.  The range of work and the variety of subjects within in this exhibition are vast, covering topics as diverse as Moroccan traders, theatrical and sporting celebrities and intricate reproductions of tree bark and yet they complement each other well in that they show a real delicacy of touch and acute attention to shape and form.

John O’Keeffe’s work is principally in oils and the focus in this exhibition is on people and places. His work is extremely powerful, evoking the atmosphere of a place and capturing a moment in time in a way which is reminiscent of the best of photography. However his wry observations of life are also apparent in his work, particularly in the way in which he seems to freeze frame moments in history as can be seen most strikingly in the “Arab Spring Triptych”. This ability to capture a moment by depicting a certain gesture was also very apparent in some of his portraits, for example those showing the  the teenager with a mobile phone where the subject’s body language conveys a wealth of meaning.  The subtle use of colour  and this ability to capture the emotion of the subject is also used to great effect in “Life’s lottery”.

Giggleswick based artist, Margaret Blackburne, is well known locally for her landscape paintings of views of the area and so it was a revelation to see such stunning portraiture amongst her work.  Particularly striking were “The Girl in Blue” and paintings of her own family members.  Also on display were a number of local watercolours, including views of the interior and exterior of Giggleswick chapel, as well work in other media. Particularly effective was the vibrant use of colour in the cluster of views of Iona, Jura and  Mull. It really was a joy to see such a wide range of work on display and demonstrating her mastery of such a wide range of media and techniques.

The third artist is Christine Frost, and the focus of her work is painting on silk. The unpredictability of this medium is part of its attraction for her and the results are astounding. There is a very real sense of movement and fluidity in her work which ranges from careful recreations of bark patterns on billowing wall panels through to delicate depictions of flower heads. There are also vibrant coastlines and an incredible sunset with a stark skyline silhouette as well as incredibly detailed reproductions of poppies and holly leaf, where the blending of colours is fascinating. Similarly the delicacy of touch in the spider-webs is a masterclass in colour control with great attention paid to texture throughout and reflecting her interest in the forms, lines and patterns found within nature.

This fascinating exhibition is open from 1-5pm ever Saturday and Sunday throughout the month with a special “meet the artists” session on Sunday 14th when all three artists will be available to discuss their work.

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