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Settle Twinning Association is currently planning a visit to its twin town, Banyuls-sur-Mer, in October. They would welcome enquiries in anyone interested in learning more about the association and its activities. Please contact Jean on 01729 823929.


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. All are welcome.


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


You are invited to join in a trip for a “reet grand day out” to see the world famous York medieval mystery plays on Saturday 11 August at 2.30pm. The performance lasts approximately 3 hours and will take place in York Museum Gardens. All seats are under cover and are in the central block, providing un-restricted views. The coach will leave Settle at 9am, so there will be sufficient time to have a look around York and enjoy lunch prior to the performance. Tickets cost either £25 in premier seats or £17 in standard seats plus there is a charge of £7 for the coach. For further details contact Edith Diggles on 01729 825285 or Dorothy Bearpark on 01729 822712 or email


The next film showing by TRAMPS will take place on 27 April at Langcliffe Institute commencing at 7.30pm. The film will be Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris”.


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 Saturday 28 April there will be walk 13 mile strenuous walk from Dent Station to Ribblehead, leaving Dent station at 10.16 am. Also on Saturday 28 there is a 15 mile moderately strenuous walk using the Morecambe line, from Oxenholme to Arnside, departing from Oxenholme at 8.22. For further details contact website at


The next charity dance will take place on 5 May at Settle College and will be held in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. To book a place please contact 823259 by 3 May. Please note this is a change to previously issued information.


The next in the series of intimate concerts at Poppies will take place on May 5 when local band The Moonbeams will perform songs exploring life, love and nature in the Dales. Tickets cost £7 available via 07932182293.


There are currently two exhibitions at the Folly. The first of these is: ‘Off the Page:the Story of Dalesman Magazine’ and the second is ‘Portraits’ by Sam Dalby featuring portraits of local characters. For further information check the website at or ring 01729 822893 for more information. On Wednesday May 16. 2.00pm – 4.00pm in the Folly, Settle there will be a workshop with Brian Aldred where you can learn how to print with moveable type using an old hand press. Tickets cost £6.00 from the Folly or via 01729 822893


Lip Service theatre return to Victoria Hall on 26 April with their Sherlock Holmes spoof, “Move Over Moriaty.” On May 12 Roxyrama will recreate the sounds of Roxy Music. The life of Clementine Churchill, wife of Sir Winston Churchill, is brought to the stage in Rohan McCullough’s one-woman show “My Darling Clementine”. Phil Beer, half of the award winning acoustic duo “Show of Hands” entertains on 24 May. Details and tickets via 01729 825718


The Settle-Carlisle Ride2Stride festival kicks off on May 1st and throughout the week there are a range of walks, talks and music along the Settle-Carlisle line. For further information on individual events visit However, even if you can’t actually take part in any of the events the festival would like to invite you along to Settle station at 9.50am on Tuesday May 1st. to help to “wave off the first walk” and to celebrate the line!


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them in the Old Courthouse for coffee on May 5 or 19th. The coffee mornings run from 10-12.30pm and all are welcome.


A casino night will be held at North Ribblesdale Rugby Club on 18 May at 7.30pm. Dress code for the evening is formal – black tie – and tickets cost £20 per person, including supper. For further details contact 07891 322 096 / 07879 474 786


The annual Settle Saunter, organised by Settle Rotary, will take place this year on 19 May. The event raises money for charities and local causes and offers 3, 10, 15 and 26 mile walks which can be strode, sauntered or run as you wish. All the routes start from Victoria Hall at 9pm and advance entries cost £10 (£6 for over 65s and under 18s) or £11 on the day. This includes light refreshments at the checkpoints and a hot meal, with pudding, at the finish and a certificate. All under 16 entrants must be accompanied by an adult. For further details contact Settle Rotary via or Bob on 01729 830299. It is hoped to have more than 150 entrants this year. Information is available on the website and from Settle Tourist Information Centre.



On May 17 the young performers from Grassington, Shipley and Giggleswick DM Academy dance classes will be staging an evening of entertainment showcasing their skills. DM Academy runs a range of classes every week at the RWT for both children and adults and details can be found at The performance, entitled “Bedazzled” will commence at 7.30pm and tickets cost £5 (£3 children). On May 20 Community Cinemas present “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” at 3.30pm. Tickets cost £4.70 available from 01729 893180.Tickets are still available for the highlight of the summer season: an open air concert by the Halle Orchestraon June 30 , presented by Sir Tim Rice and featuring internationally acclaimed soloists and joined by Giggleswick Choral Society. The evening will conclude with fireworks.


Congratulations to Bethany Broadley-Mundell, who not only was the only pupil to represent the school in the Settle Middle School Quarry race at the end of last term but also the first person from the school to be placed in one of the top three positions. Well done Bethany, who came third out of all the participating Y5 girls! Congratulations also to the KS2 pupils who took part in the after-school Sport-S-Cool sports club and worked so well together: Well done especially to Liam who won the cup for the player with the best attitude. A huge thank you to everyone who supported recent Fund-raising for Comic Relief. In total, we have raised £100 for Comic Relief. Thank you to everyone for your donations – a great achievement! Thank you also to Rev. Alistair Helm and the many members of St. Alkelda’s church team, who worked so hard to organise another very enjoyable and action-packed day of Easter activities. It was lovely that children from Giggleswick Pre-School could join us for the day and we were also able to invite Pre-School and the church team back to school for a delicious roast chicken meal. Certificates for 100% attendance for the second half of the Spring Term were awarded to Y5 – Nathan, Thomas, Tiarney, Oliver, Harry:Y4 – Caitie, Elliot ;Y3 – Louisa, Matthew, Ethan, Martha, Nell, Amy;Y2 – Hattie, Mollie, Joel; Y1 – Archie, Jimmy andR – Connie. Well done to all the above pupils! It is hoped that more 100% attendance certificates will be awarded for the current Summer half term.


Friday 18 May 2012

Christ Church, Keighley Road, Skipton BD23 2AH


Northern Chamber Orchestra

Raphael Wallfisch, cello

Raphael Wallfisch, cello playing, credit Benjamin Ealovega

HAYDN Symphony No.76; JOUBERT Cello Concerto; FAURÉ Nocturne from Shylock; TCHAIKOVSKY Rococo Variations.

Celebrated international cellist, Raphael Wallfisch, and the NCO will be giving only the second ever performance of John Joubert’s new Cello Concerto – written for the Pre-Olympic Games Music Festival.  The programme includes many melodic delights, including Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations – one of the greatest and most loved works of the cello repertoire.

Skipton Music Centre Junior Band will play a creative composition as part of a project with NCO players.

Tickets: £14; £10 concessions; under 18s FREE.

NCO Box Office: 0161 247 2220

or Skipton TIC, Town Hall, High Street, Skipton BD23 1AH: 01756 792809


Northern Chamber Orchestra – performing professionally for over forty years.

“Playing from the Northern Chamber Orchestra that was quite simply world class.” (Opera Magazine)

For more information about NCO visit

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