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This is the final week to view the two current exhibitions at the Folly. The first of these is:  ‘Off the Page: the Story of Dalesman Magazine’. The  second exhibition is ‘Portraits’ , featuring portraits of local characters  by Sam Dalby and “Norber Erratics”. Opening times: Tues. 10.30-4.30  Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun and Bank Holidays 12.30-4.30.For further information check the website at or ring 01729 822893 for more information.



A reminder that Tuesday lunches are now once again being served in the church over the summer months.  Coffee is served from 10 am onwards and light lunches available from 11.30 to 2pm.



Throughout the year the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line organise free guided walks through the countryside along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and the Leeds-Lancaster and Morecambe lines. These walks are led by the volunteers from the Friends. Packed lunches are required for the walks and waterproofs and dry clothing are recommended. Prior booking is not necessarily required, simply turn up on the day at the station where the walk commences.  On June 30 there will be a 17 mile strenuous walk across Thack Moor and Croglin commencing at Lazonby at 8.31 am and returning via Armathwaite. There will also be a 13 mile moderately strenuous circular walk from Appleby scheduled to connect with the 7.52 from Carlisle and leaving Appleby at 8.34am. For further details contact website at




In the autumn of 2011, landscape artist, Katharine Holmes spent a month long residency in Kilkenny Ireland, as part of a Chrysalis Contemporary Arts project, and then travelled west to spend time on the coast of North Mayo. These paintings and drawings will be on display at the Linton Court Gallery, Settle throughout June 2012. Also on display will be an exhibition of original prints. Artists represented will include Yorkshire artists: David Cook, David Morris, Emerson Mayes and Janet Swailes along with screenprints from Advanced Graphics Studio London including work by Neil Canning, Anthony Frost, Anita Klein, Fred Cuming and lithographs from Curwen Studio including work by Edward Bawden, Paula Rego, David Gentleman, Paul Hogarth and Mark Hearld. The gallery is open every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 – 4.




The gallery is currently hosting an exhibition entitled “Celebrating Settle” and featuring memorabilia and photographs of past royal jubilee and coronation festivities in Settle from 1887-1953. The exhibition runs until 21 July.



Settle Voices Community Choir meets in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Monday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm. There is an annual fee of £5 plus £4 per session. New members are welcome. For more information please see website or ring (01729) 822771



The next film showing by TRAMPS will take place on 29 June at Langcliffe Institute at 7.30pm, when the film will be “The Iron Lady”. This is a 12 certificate and tickets cost £5.



The next workshop activity session takes place on 30 June at Friends Meeting House and will be a scrapbooking and journal session. Cost £8 . Details and reservations via 01729 824386 (evenings only)



St John’s Hall is the venue for an informal, all age worship session on 1 July at 4pm. Entitled “Running the Race” there will be a range of activities and refreshments will also be served. All welcome.



Many thanks to everyone who supported our recent coffee morning.  On July 1st you invited to come along to Langcliffe Institute from lunchtime onwards when SAOS will be serving light lunches and teas. There will be further coffee mornings at the Old Courthouse on  July 7th and July 21st. All welcome.



There will be two opportunities in July to find out more about one of Settle’s famous sons, by undertaking the Tot Lord Trail. This guided walk around the town will meet outside Lamberts at 6pm on both 5 and 19 July. The walk takes around 90 minutes and costs £3.50 with proceeds going to the East African Famine Appeal. For further information contact 015242 42414.




Organisers for a reunion scheduled for students from Settle High School who were in the intake year 1958 and 1959 are seeking your help!  The event is  to take place at Settle Cricket Club on 29 September from 3pm onwards. A pie and pea meal is planned and the event will cost £5.  However, at present the organisers have not managed to contact everyone and have a particular problem tracing some of the girls as many have married and so the surname has changed. They are appealing to anyone who may be in touch with any ex-students from these year groups – they might be family or friends who have moved out of the area – to pass the message on so that as many as possible can come along to the event. The people in question will now be in their sixties and it thought that those who moved away may still have other  family members in the area. To find out more, pass on details or to reserve a place please contact  01729 822988 or 01535 692018.



The next meeting on Wednesday 4 July is the outing to Grassington and Pately Bridge. The coach leaves Whitefriars car park at 9.15am . On  Monday 25 June at 1.30pm at St John’s Methodist Hall Julie and Anne, the dynamic duo of entertaining cookery, will demonstrate recipes from their recent publication ‘Cooking with Anne,’ and on Saturday 28 July there will be a Strawberry Coffee Morning at The Friends Meeting House from 10am to 12 noon.



The next charity dance will take place at Settle College on Saturday 7 July and run from 7.30-11.30pm. All proceeds from this dance will go to help 5 year old Charlie Hook who is suffering from Neuroblastoma, a form of child cancer. To book a place contact 0729 823259 by Thursday 5 July.



The Friends of Victoria Hall will hold their AGM on Wednesday, 11 July at Victoria Hall at 7.30pm. Anyone wishing to find out more about the Friends should contact the hall as new volunteers are always welcome.



The next meeting of Settle District U3A will be on Thursday 12th July at The Victoria Hallat 10.30am. Coffee is available from 10.00am.   Admission £1.   Visitors welcome.  The speaker, Jane Reas, will  talk about ‘Voluntary Work in Cambodian Orphanages – such a good deed?’  The focus of her talk will be the phenomenon of “volunteer tourism “ and how this mass-niche product has developed within the global tourism market. As well as working in a Cambodian orphanage, Jane has spent the last 4 years researching the popularity of volunteer tourism in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This talk will explore the appeal of this vacation choice as well as asking whether short-term volunteer tourism really meets the complex needs of the poor Cambodian child.



Chipmonks is running a holiday club during the summer based at Settle Primary School. The club will be open to children aged between 5-0 years and will run for 3 weeks from 6 August. There will be a range of activities during this period and costs will be £20 per day for the period of 9am- 3pm or £27.50 per day for the extended period of 8am-5.30pm. For further details contact 01729 822370.




To mark Giggleswick School’s quincentennial  the Halle Orchestra  will be playing in an open air concert on Pape’s Field on June 30th. The open air concert will be presented by Sir Tim Rice and will also feature internationally acclaimed soloists Sarah Fox, Barry Banks and Sir Thomas Allen who will be joined by Giggleswick Choral Society. The evening will conclude with fireworks. Tickets are still available at cost £30 (groups of 10+ £27pp, U 16’s £5) or at £35 on the gate.  Gates open at 6pm for 8pm start.  Tickets for via the box office on 01729 893180.



The school is currently planning a visit from seven French girls, aged 10 and 11 years old and three adults. They are a Primary School group from Settle’s twin town – Banyuls-sur-mer, who study English on Saturdays with two of the adults who are accompanying them (Jill and Rachel) and they are keen to spend time in an English Primary School. They will also be accompanied by Emmanuelle Fradet, who is the Vice Chair of the Banyuls-sur-mer Twinning Committee. The visit will provide an opportunity for pupils to practice their French and learn more about Banyuls. As well as attending the school the French girls will be taking part in a range of extra-curricular activities with Giggleswick pupils. Due to the popularity of our recent Holiday Sports courses, the school is planning to stage a further course in  August over a two weeks period. The course is open to any child aged 4-11years;  and they do not have to be a pupil at Giggleswick Primary to book a place.

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