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The new exhibition at the gallery is  entitled “Spotlight on Art from Lancaster’s Luneside Studios and will open on Saturday 8 June and continue to 13 July 2013. The gallery is open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11am – 4pm. For further information contact Tel – 01729 824497


On Friday 7th June the Settle Session at The Folly promises an evening of entertaining poetry and prose guaranteed to appeal to those who write themselves and those who just prefer to listen. It will feature  prize winning children’s author Ann Pilling (who wrote Henry’s leg) returning to her first love – poetry. She will present a choice from her poetry collections. Well known locally as a creative writing tutor, Jean Stevens will step into the spotlight to read poems and writings. A professional actor and dramatist, Jean has had her work has appear at West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Edinburgh and London Festivals, as well as on ITV and BBC radio and television. There is also an invitation to poets and writers to take part in the evening by reading some of their work.  contact Jean in advance on 01729 823305 to arrange an open-mic slot. Tickets, which are limited due to space, are at £5 available from Cave and Cragg, The Folly and Crossleigh Stores Austwick. Season Tickets: £9 for two. For more information people should ring 01729 823305 or 824537.


On Saturday, 8 June  Settle WI will be holding their annual Strawberry Coffee morning at Friends’ Meeting House between 10am and noon. There will also be cakes and produce on sale with all proceeds to WI funds. All welcome.


You are invited to come along and join us for coffee in the Old Court House on Station Road on June 8. Coffee will be served from 10-12.30pm, with a further coffee morning taking place on 22nd June. Meanwhile we are seeking out men / youths  to act as cowboys in their Autumn production of “Calamity Jane! Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at 7.30pm at the Old Court House.

Following the cancellation  due to bad weather of the Dance to the Music of John Bowdler, organist at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom previously scheduled for 23 March, a reminder that this event has been re-arranged for Saturday 15 June at the larger venue of Settle College Main Hall.  This change in venue now means that this is an opportunity for others to also purchase tickets, which cost £7.50 including supper. Please contact 01729 824038 / 822364.


Craven coaching and mentoring is offering a one day coaching course aimed at counsellors and holistic therapists at Friends Meeting House on 12 June between 10am – 4pm. The cost is £60 and includes lunch and a coaching skills ebook. The course is aimed those wishing to incorporate coaching skills into their therapy practice in order to assist their clients in a wider variety of ways. The course will be led by a Masters’ qualified and experienced coach with a health background. For further details contact: or call Filao Wilson on freephone 0800 6126016 (mobile 07905 294680)



The next meeting will take place at Townnhead Court at 7.30pm on 17 June. There will not be a speaker as this will be an “out and about” session on the theme of “Movement”, so remember to bring your camera! The second part of the session will feature the gallery , which this month is on the theme of “Nostalgia” Non-members welcome, admission £3.


This year’s open gardens in Settle and District event will take place on June 29th and 30th. Seventeen gardens will be open on Saturday June 29th and Sunday June 30th. Gardens will be open 11am -5pm on Saturday and 12am -5pm on Sunday. Tickets cost £5 or £8 for both days and are available from Tourist information+ Field to Home (both located in Sette Market Square). All proceeds from the event will be donated to charity.  For further details please contact Julie Smith 01729 822090 or email:


John Helliwell and Creme Anglaise return to the stage on June 13th promising a night of top quality jazz. On June 14th blues/rock is to the fore with the debut visit from Lancaster based “Tantrum”,  currently touring America. On June 15th The Millennium choir bring the music of Andy Whitfield to life with a range of comic songs dealing with life’s problems such as “I’m having a baby in a car” and “How to solve a banking crisis”. They will also be performing  “The Lone Ranger”, a musical adaptation of the first episode of the series arranged for a four part choir and set against silent back projections. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718 or


Victoria Hall is the venue for an introductory workshop to the Alexander Technique on Saturday, 15 June between 10-12.30. Cost will be £5 and details are available from 01729 825841 or


Langcliffe Singers and Settle Orchestra are staging a joint concert to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. “Vivat Regina!” will be performed on Saturday 22nd June 2013 at the Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick School at 7.30pm and again on Saturday 29th June at Christ Church, Skipton. The programme will feature a range of music including works by Purcell, Vaughn Williams, Handel, Elgar, Parry, Wesley, Butterworth and Walton. Tickets are available at Cave & Crag, Settle Music, Bentham Post Office, Skipton Camera Centre, Alley Books (Skipton), from members of the choir or via 07778 291402 and cost £10



The Church garden party and duck race will take place this year on  June 8th at  Rose Cottage.  There will be a range of stalls, refreshments and a display of country dancing by pupils from Giggleswick Primary School.  The duck race will take place on Tems Beck at 4.30pm.  Tickets for the race cost £1 per duck and are available from 015242 51388 or 01729 82441.


On 16 June there will be a showing of the family film “The Croods” (Cert U) in conjunction with community cinemas. Tickets cost  £4.90 and the film will commence at 3.30pm, doors open at 2.45pm. Details from the box office on 01729 893180.


Quiz sheets and maps for the Great Giggleswick Treasure Hunt will be available from The Tuck Shop and Giggleswick Primary School until 30 June at a cost of £3. Spend an hour puzzling out clues and following directions around the village to uncover the location of the treasure.  Sheets should be returned by end of July and all proceeds will go to Giggleswick Primary School. First prize is a voucher for £50 for a meal at The Harts Head Hotel and second prize is a large jar of sweets from The Tuck Shop.

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