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Settle News October 21st


The Gallery on The Green is currently hosting an exhibition on The Settle-Carlisle Railway. Entitled “A Track Record” the exhibition has been put together by Marion Armstrong of the Settle- Carlisle Railway Development Company and is an exhibition of writing and pictures on the Settle-Carlisle Railway – from its conception and creation to the fight against closure. The gallery can be found in the phone box on the green in Upper Settle and is open daily.


There will be no meeting for Settle Voices Community Choir in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Monday, 29th October.  Sessions will be run from 5th November to 17th December by David Burbidge who runs Lakeland Voices. New members are welcome. The annual fee is £5 and the weekly session is £4.For more information visit the website at or phone Nancy on 01729 822771.



There are still tickets available 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.


Gavagan Art presents two art exhibitions this autumn: Yorkshire Landscape Exhibition at Linton Court Gallery, Settle, North Yorkshire This exhibition continues to 3 November 2012  and is open: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11 – 4. Stonescapes – Limestone, Sandstone, Millstone: Landscape Art from Yorkshire, Lancashire , Cumbria  is also opening this month at the Steward’s Gallery, Clitheroe Castle Museum, Clitheroe, Lancashire


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 or ring 01729 822893 for more information. Looking ahead on Sat. Nov 3  7.30pm in the Folly, there will be  ‘A 17thC Musical Entertainment’ when the Leeds Waits perform a varied programme on period instruments. Tickets cost £10 including refreshments and are available from the Folly or 01729 822893. There is very limited seating for this event, so early booking is advisable.



Scottish Country Dancing will resume on 25 October at St John’s Hall. These sessions run from 7.30-9.30pm and are open to all. Visitors and beginners are welcome. Sessions cost £2.50.




A Harvest supper is being held on 26 October at the church commencing at 7pm. This is the first of the weekend’s events as on Saturday and Sunday the church will be hosting displays featuring the craft work and hobbies of local people. There will also be bacon butties, soup, and cream teas on sale.  There will also be a  a demonstration of the church organ by Graham Toft, church organist, between 1pm & 2pm each day.The church will be open from 11-4 on Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday. All welcome. On Sunday 28 there will be a Harvest festival and dedication service led by the Archdeacon, Venerable Paul Slater. This will take place at 9.30am  Looking ahead on 9 November there will be a presentation at the church entitled “To Russia With Love – by train”. This will detail a train journey across Europe to Belarus, the home of Settle’s group of “Chernobyl’s Children”. The evening commences at 7.30pm and will cost £4 and will include the opportunity to sample Belarussian food and drink.  Please note that there will be a service of remembrance at Settle Parish Church on 11 November and that despite the change to normal service times this event will take place at 10am and will precede the usual civic act of remembrance at the war memorial at 11am.



Find out more about this important topic and how you could assist in helping to lift millions out of poverty at an informative talk by Liz Taylor on 26 October, at St John’s Methodist Church at 730pm. Liz is a volunteer with CAFOD and  attended the G8 Summit in Rostock. This event is an awareness raising session organised by Churches Together in Settle and District and is open to all of the local community regardless of whether you have any links with local churches or not.




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.



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



There will be an Autumn Colours Camera Walk on 29 October in Glusburn Forest. This walk will be led by a professional photographer and is aimed at beginners but experienced photographers are also welcome. The aim is to assist you to develop your camera skills and improve your photography. Please bring your own camera. Tickets cost £15 for adults, £5 for children (over nine years of age and accompanied by an adult) and £30 for a family ticket of 2 adults and 2 children.  The session will run from 10am to1pm and booking is essential via 01729 824537.



The November programme for Victoria Hall begins with music by Ahab on November 11th. Described as the most exciting harmony infused Americana-Pop outfit to emerge on the scene since Mumford and Sons the band sold out a headline gig at HMV’s next Big Thing Festival earlier this year. More music on 29 November sees the Mersey Makers hit Settle playing 60’s songs by The Beatles, The Searchers, Gerry and the Pacemakers and recreating the famous Mersey sound. On 28 November Ron Ince,  co-presenter of radio 4’s award winning series “The Infinite Monkey Cage” brings his own unique blend of humour and science to the stage with a comic exploration of the human condition in  “Happiness Through Science: Star Corpse Apple Child”. For details and tickets contact the box office on 01729 825718.



There will be live music at Settle Social Club on 3 November from 8 till late when Ashleigh Woods takes to the stage. Tickets cost £8, available from Bar 13, Social Club or via 01729 825193. The performance will be followed by a disco.



Jack’s Journey Christmas Market in aid of Brain Tumour research is being held on 3 November at St John’s Hall between 10am and 3pm. There will be a range of stalls selling well known products as well as a cake stall, raffle and refreshments.


Liz Smart and Linda Clemence invite you to join them for art and coffee at the Friends Meeting House on Thursday November 8 between 1-4.30pm or on Friday 9 or Saturday 10 between 10.30-4.30pm. Admission is free, coffee and biscuits on sale for £1. There will be original paintings, sketches and cards on sale featuring the duo’s work with this year marking the 8th anniversary of their sales at the meeting house.



Settle Library is hosting a free evening of poetry by Elizabeth Burns and Joan Harrison on 15 November, commencing at 7.30pm. The event will feature poems which have been written as a result of the Ingleborough Fissure Project. For details contact 0845 034 9536.



Settle Golf Club have launched their grand draw with a star prize of a year’s free membership. Tickets are now on sale for the draw and are available via 01729 825340 and 01729 8233593. The draw will take place in 2013 to allow maximum sales.



This year the Christmas Day lunch will be served at Townhead Court. There will be a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and a light tea will also be served. The cost for each individual is £10 and this event is open to all ages.  Volunteers to help with transport are also required . Please contact Judith Allinson as soon as possible if you are able to assist or if you wish to reserve a place on 01729 822138.






The current exhibition  entitled “Oil, Water and Silk” will close this weekend.  The exhibition comprises 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. In November the gallery will host an exhibition of photography by Paul Harris, entitled “Mother, Sister, Daughter”. The exhibition will focus on women at the heart of rural and ethnic communities and will be open every weekend throughout November.


During the Summer months, the School Library Service organised a Reading Challenge which was open to all pupils. Congratulations to thhe following pupils who received certificates this week for their participation in the scheme: Henry Clay, George & Ella Richardson, Thomas Corns, Oliver Nash, Tom and Caitie Birkett-Bentley, Louisa Bullock, Nell Shepherd, Mollie Howarth and Oliver Brummitt. Many thanks to Mr. Edwards and some Y12 students at Settle College who assisted  Class 3 pupils on their recent visit to Settle College where they thoroughly enjoyed their experience of  forensic science, working in one of the new laboratories and solving a crime! Congratulations to Edie and Bethany, who were both placed 13th in their respective races, representing North Craven Schools in the recent Craven Primary Schools’ Cross Country Final. KS2 pupils experienced an enjoyable workshop with two musicians from North Yorkshire Youth Music Action Zone (NYMAZ), a visit organised and partly-funded through our subscription to the School Library Service. Class 2 and Class 3 composed their own Autumn raps, which they then performed to each other, as well as to Class 1. The visiting musicians were particularly impressed with our pupils’ musical skills and how quickly and effectively they worked together to compose their pieces. Well done, KS2! This week the school were also delighted to welcome Bishop Nick Baines, who was visiting this area of his diocese, accompanied by Revd. Hilary Young. His brief, informal visit coincided with KS2 P.E. lessons and the KS2 music workshops, so he also enjoyed the KS2 Autumn raps and he spent some time with Class 1, who had just finished an afternoon of bread-making. Thanks to everyone who provided support  for the recent football tournament, especially Lisa Shepherd, who was able to help one team, whilst Ms Flanagan helped the other. All pupils played well and won, drew and lost matches (results displayed on the Sports’ Board) and some of our pupils (Mollie, Amy, Nell and Louisa) also played for Clapham, as they did not have enough girls in their team. Thank you also to everyone who  supported our Harvest Festival. The harvest display looked beautiful and we were able to divide the produce into 42 parcels, which were then distributed by Class 3 pupils to some of the elderly in the village. Very grateful thanks to Vikki Parsons and Paula Clay for all their help with producing the parcels. All those who attended the assembly enjoyed the pupils’ singing and short presentations and we were pleased that Giggleswick Playgroup joined us again this year, as well as pupils and staff from Giggleswick School Early Years. Our collection has already raised £53 for the charity Send a Cow and we should be most grateful for further donations up until Half Term, when we hope to have enough to buy a goat (£30), a chicken (£7), a bag garden (£10) and some rabbits (£24) for needy families in Africa.

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