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Settle News Update 19th January


Until March 3, Gallery of the Green is displaying work by Settle College students  entitled “In the Eye of the Beholder”. The work includes a range of drawings, paintings, prints and textiles interspersed with poems and scientific facts about eyes and eyesight.


Alison King school of dance will be running dance classes for adults on Thursday evenings at Victoria Hall. These classes are suitable for all abilities from beginners upwards.  From 7-8pm there will be classes in Argentinean Tango and from 8-9pm there will a ball room, Latin and sequence session. The cost is £5 per class or £8 for both. For further details contact 01729 840118 or 07857 532611.



One of the planned exhibitions for later this year will feature the impact of World War I on Settle and North Craven through the departure of so many young men to the battlefields. The Folly is appealing for contributions to this exhibition and would be grateful to hear from anyone who has items which they could lend or have copied. They are also appealing for volunteers who could  is spare 4 hours per month between April and October to act as a steward to help run The Folly – one of Settle’s few wet-weather attractions – while it is open to the public. Stewards work in pairs for 2-hour shifts and we ask for a minimum commitment of 2 shifts per month. Full training is given and you get to meet plenty of interesting people in the lovely surroundings of The Folly.  Please contact 015242 51388 if you can help.


There will be an organ recital at Settle Parish Church on 25 January at 7.30pm. This will feature works by British, Danish, French and Russian composers from 1960s and 1970s. The organist will be Paul Fisher . There will be interval refreshments and admission is free with donations to the organ fund by retiring collection.


The next showing by TRAMPS will take place at Victoria Hall on 29 January at 7.45. The film will be La Source des Femmes which tells of how a group of Moroccan women take drastic action to persuade their husbands to lay a pipe line to solve a water crisis.


A reminder that there will be a public meeting at St Mary and St Michael Catholic Church on 30 January to raise awareness of the impact of welfare benefit reforms in Craven. The speaker will be Erica Cadbury, manager of Craven Citizens’ Advice Bureau and she will be examining how the changes in the welfare system have impacted on the community as a whole and what the changes mean for individuals and discussing the concerns which these changes raise.


The next charity dance will take place on Saturday, February 1st at Settle College. This will commence at 8pm and run to 11.30pm.  All proceeds from this dance will go to St John’s Church Appeal (120+ Project).  To book a place please contact 01729 823259 / 824038 before Thursday 30 June.


Athlefit offers classes for all the family in 2014 so come and try your 1st session free. Classes take place at Settle 1st drill hall, Castlebergh lane. Sessions include Fridays mixed group at 7pm,  Wednesdays (term time) ladies only at 9.30am and alternate sundays ladies & kids(6+) 10.15am  with first session on 12/1/14. Classes are run by jill eccleston, local qualified and insured instructor. For more info call 07955 342344 or email AthleFIT is the brand new fitness programme from England Athletics. It is the latest initiative after the 2012 Olympics to encourage 500,000 more people to get into exercise and to have fun. It combines the best of what are fundamentally athletic running, jumping and throwing events applied with the traditional circuit training approach.


Advance notice that this year’s Settle Rotary Merry-go-round dinner will take place on 21 February. This is an opportunity to enjoy a three course meal in good company with each course being served in a different restaurant.  The venues taking part this year are The Lion, The Plough, The Hart’s Head, The Craven Arms, The New Inn, The Boars Head, The Gamecock, Ravenous, The Talbot and The Maypole.  The groups will meet at 7pm at the dining room of Giggleswick School. Tickets cost £18.50 per head  and can be booked via Rotary Club members or 01729  822445/ Funds raised this year will support Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Settle Swimming Pool.


The next folk night at the hall will take place on 2 February and will feature the Steve Tilston  Trio. Steve is one of the country’s mot celebrated song-smiths and is held in high regard in the world of folk and contemporary music.  On Feb 14th multi award winning star Clare Teal will take to the stage in a show which celebrates her own musical heroes and heroines of jazz and big-band sound.  Tickets via -1729 825718


Settle Parish Church will this year be hosting its Snowdrop Sunday on Sunday 16 February. You are invited to come along and chase away the winter blues and view the carpet of snowdrops in Settle’s churchyard. Home baked, light refreshments  will be served in church from 12noon – 4pm with all proceeds to the ‘Aspire & Renew’ Appeal. Everyone welcome



The next in the series of Gigg Lectures will take place on 6 February at 7pm. The speaker is Stephen Whitehead and his talk is entitled “A Strange Uncivilised Little Place; Haworth and the Making of the Bronte Genius.”  He is the author of a number of books and academic papers on the Brontes and the impact of their environment and was until recently the chair of management committee of the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Tickets via 01729 893180.


Well done to all the pupils who took part in the Nativity performance at St. Alkelda’s church Christmas Eve service. They worked hard during the rehearsals and performed well during the event. A special mention for two pupils – Louisa, who took on an additional part and Oliver, who acted, read and took on additional roles at very short notice. During the second half of the term, 29 pupils achieved 100% attendance – well done!

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