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Settle Online News 13th January

Sketch:  “road to Malham Tarn” by Martin Williamson


The decorations may be packed away but there is still time to visit the Caribbean Christmas at The Gallery on The Green. The installation features a back drop of tropical island images, with a tableau re-creating some very interesting (and edible) buried treasure.. This will be in place until 26 January


Tickets are already available for a return visit by Ultravox and BandAid star, Midge Ure, who will be performing at Victoria Hall on 15 February. February also sees the return of favourites Lip Service theatre and Moishe’s Bagel. The programme for 2013 also includes visits by Richard Digance and Rodney Bewes as well as ceilidh and concert band “Blackbeard’s Tea Party”.  For details and tickets contact the box office on 01729 825718 or check the website at


The first of the  monthly Guitar Sessions arranged by Settle Music will take place on Jan 18th in the PBA Ecology Meeting room in Settle. Please note this is the first session in the new venue. All future meetings will take place at this venue on the second Friday of the month as usual. Cost is £5 per person and the session runs from 7-9pm.



Start the new year with a new outlook and try a session of Iyengar Yoga for free before you book to join a class. Classes are now taking  place on Mondays at Friends Meeting House with a mixed ability group running from 12.30 – 14.00 and a beginners group running from 14.15 – 15.15. On Tuesdays there will be sessions at Townhead Court. From 19.30-21.00 there is a mixed ability session and from 18.15-19.15 there is a beginners session. For further details contact 01282 843907.


Karen’s keep fit classes have recommenced on Mondays at the former Settle Middle School building at 7.30pm.  Classes are suitable for all abilities and this term will feature new Latin and Power exercises as part of the mixed programme. Classes cost £4 per session with a special incentive reduction for regular attendees. All sessions are led by fully experienced, qualified and insured instructors. For details contact Karen on 015242 42392. New comers always welcome.


Churches Together in Settle and District will be holding a unity service at Settle Parish Church at 7.30pm on Jan 18th toe mark the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. A 24/7 prayer vigil event will then run from 8.30pm through to 8pm on Jan 19th. On Sunday 20th there will be a united service at 3pm at St Mary and St Michael. On Tuesday 22nd there will be a lunch in support of Christian Aid at St John’s Church Hall from noon to 1.30pm. Friends Meeting House will hold a midweek meeting on Wednesday 23rd at 2.30pm and on Friday at 7.30pm there will be a service of prayer for the year ahead at St John’s Methodist Church. On Saturday 26th at 7.30pm there will be a Barn-dance in St John’s Hall.


The big breakfast will take place on Saturday, 19  Jan at Friends Meeting House at 8.30am. Coffee & tea are available from 8.15am, and the breakfast and talk are over by approximately 9.30am.The speaker will be Rev Norman Young on the subject of “From Fitter to Vicar”.  To reserve a place please contact John or Edith Diggles on 01729 825285. Space is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Victoria Hall is the venue for Aherne’s clearance sale on 19 January. Sale items will include prom dresses from £10. Doors open at 10am and sale continues till 2pm.


Bentham and District Pet Rescue invite you to join them at Townhead Court for a coffee morning on 19 January between 10am and noon. Admission is £1, including coffee and biscuits. There will also be a raffle and tombola as well as cakes, bric a brac and books on sale.


The Three Peaks Folk club meets on Jan 19th at Settle Social Club, commencing at 9pm. This is a free event featuring local singers and visitors are always welcome to come along and join in.


The next group meeting will take place at Townhead Court at 7.30pm on January 21st. Artist Sue Deighton will give a presentation entitled “The Wow Factor” which will include some detailed criticism of members’ pictures. Members are invited to submit one picture (20 from the membership as a whole) on any topic – including previously shown pictures or pictures which already feature in the group gallery. New members and visitors welcome. Cost £3.


The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 23 January at 2pm in Townhead Court when the speaker will be Barbara Wade. This will take the form of an illustrated talk on “Carl Linnaeus and Swedish Gardens“. Admission £3 for non-members


Settle U3A will be holding a family history drop in session at Settle Library on 24 Jan between 2.15 and 4.30pm.


On 26 January there will be a barn dance at St John’s Hall, commencing at 7pm. This will feature Bill Johnston as caller/accordionist.  Food will be served (veggie option is available) and tickets cost £7/£1. Please book ahead for this event to assist with catering: contact 01729 822311.


The first craft workshop session of the year will take place on 26 January at Friends Meeting House between 10am and noon.  The session will focus on creating marbled papers. The session cost £10, including the cost of basic materials as well as coffee and biscuits. To reserve a place contact  01729 823434/824386 (evenings only).


The next charity dance will take place at Settle College on Saturday, 2 February, commencing at 7.30pm.  This will begin with line dancing between 7.30-8pm.  To book please contact Marion on 01729 823259 or Helen and John on 01729 824038 by 31 January. All proceeds will go to Settle Parish Church appeal.


The annual Merry Go Round will take place on Friday 15th February 2013 and will involve a number of local pubs and restaurants. The cost will be £18.50 for a 3 course meal and the evening will start at 7pm in Giggleswick Dining Hall . This fun event  provides participants with a good meal out as well as providing extra trade for the local pubs and raises funds for  charities. Charities that are being supported this year are: Settle Swimming Pool, Air Ambulance and Mary’s Meals. Mary’s Meals feeds children in in the third world a hot meal at school for only £10.70 for a whole school year, meaning that they go to school, get an education and so hopefully a job, and so become self-sufficient and not reliant on aid. Tickets can be booked via David Blackburne by contacting


Settle Amateur Operatic Society are delighted to announce that they have again secured the services of Blackpool Tower Organist, John Bowdler, for a return visit to Settle in March 2013. He will be playing for a dance at Settle College on 23rd March and tickets are now on sale. Please note this event will take place in the lower school (formerly Settle Middle School) hall.  They cost £7.50, including supper and are available from 01729 824038 / 822364.


The next meeting will be on Wednesday 6 February at 2 pm when the speaker will be Bob Pickersgill whose subject is A Story of the Saxophone. The competition is for a Winter Photograph.



How much is beauty worth and what will people pay for an air-guitar on eBay? The answer to these and other urgent questions will be found on Thursday, 7 February when Daniel Bye  presents his performance lecture “The Price of Everything” at 7.30pm. The piece examines our ideas about value and presents a tour of bizarre facts and passionate arguments in a comic and thought provoking manner to answer the question about the difference between the price of an object and its actual value. Tickets cost £10 via 01729 893180.


Congratulations to Tiarney Monks in Class 3 on her prize winning photograph which featured in an exhibition at Mill Bridge Gallery in Skipton. The  theme of the exhibition was ‘Growing Up in Yorkshire’ by Year professional photographer Mark Butler’s ‘Working the View’ images

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