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Settle Online News 18th September


On 23rd Finnish company Askeli Klonk will perform as part of the Skipton Puppet festival. The month is rounded off by a visit from the Northern Chamber Orchestra on 29 September. On October 1st the Chantel McGregor band will return to Settle. The Hall will also host the Story Telling Festival and Settle Amateur Operatic Society in October as well as a one-night only concert by Mike Harding on October 15th, as the “grandfather of alternative comedy” returns to his roots with a series of daft stories, monologues and his guitar. Details of times and tickets for all events are available from the box office on 01729 825718.


Take One are invite you to join them for another Play Reading for Pleasure event at 7:30 p.m. on 22nd September in the Friends’ Meeting House. This is open to everyone.


The new term of Karen’s keep fit class is underway at Settle Middle School. Classes take place on a Monday evening at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome. The classes are run by a fully qualified and insured instructor and are suitable for all abilities. There are new routines and new music but the emphasis is still on having fun while keeping fit. The price is £4 per session and with a discount scheme in operation for regular attenders. For details contact Karen on 01524 242392


Settle Voices Community Choir meets in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate every Monday afternoon in term time The choir is open to everyone and is run by Janet Russell, a natural voice practitioner. You don’t have to read music and there is no audition. The aim is to have fun, sing in a relaxed atmosphere and learn to sing songs from around the world. There is an annual fee of £5 plus £4 per session. New members are needed and all are very welcome. For more information please see website or ring (01729) 822771


Morning coffee is served every Tuesday from 10.15am and lunches are served through from 12 till 2.30pm until the end of the month. There is always a choice of homemade main courses, including a vegetarian option, and a range of desserts available. On 28 September the church is holding its Autumn Bingo event at Settle Social Club. All are welcome at this family event.


The singers welcome new members to their group to come along to rehearsals on Tuesdays at 7.30pm at St John’s Church Hall. No auditions are necessary to join the group, just a love of choral music. This season the group will be working towards a “Come and Sing Messiah” on October 15 and a Winter Concert of Benjamin Britten’s “St Nicolas” featuring the choirs and percussion group from Skipton Music Centre, and players from the Northern Chamber Orchestra. Further information from 01729 825807


The exhibition at The Folly entitled ‘Challenge and Change: 350 years in the life of a house and its region’ is currently open to the public on Tues. 10.30 – 4.30 Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. and Bank Holidays 12.30 – 4.30.


The Gallery on the Green exhibition is currently featuring a selection of stunning black and white images from a Mariana Cook’s new book on stone walls around the world. Familiar scenes from the Yorkshire Dales are contrasted with walls from places around the world including Peru, Majorca, Ireland and North America. This exhibition will run through to December.


A number of workshop days for a range of crafts have been arranged by “A Stitch in Time” for September, including opportunities to try your hand at making a circular handled bag, quilted scissor keeper and drawstring bag. In October there will be workshops relating to making items for Christmas. For details of any of the classes or the crotchet group please contact 07507 851908


A series of Spanish sessions will commence on 23 September at 1.30pm at St John’s Hall. For further details contact


The church will be serving morning coffees on 24 September in aid of church funds at Friends Meeting House between 10-11.30pm. From 12 to 2.30 they will be serving light lunches. There will also be a home-baked cake stall. All welcome.


A reminder that time is running out to enter the story-telling competition as the closing date is September 25th. This is a free competition and stories will be judged by the UK’s storytelling laureate Taffy Thomas MBE and the winning entry receives a luxury two night break ( B & B) for a family of four at The Coniston Hotel, Skipton, North Yorkshire. Runner-up prizes are available and the overall winner will be announced at the festival. Details can be found at Tickets are available for the second Settle Storytelling Festival, which will take place between 6th to the 9th of October. The 2011 programme boasts a family friendly line up of established and contemporary storytelling talent from home and abroad and a range of performances, workshops and a storytelling walk and club night to allow everyone to become involved and tell a tale.


There will be a concert in aid of Langcliffe Village Institute at the Institute on 25 September. Featuring local group Octameron and entitled “A harvest of song” this will cover a range of popular music. Tickets cost £7 and are available from Cave and Crag, Settle Music and via 01729 822620. The concert will commence at 7.30pm.


The club will meet on 28 September at Town Head Court at 1pm for a gardener’s forum session and a Jacobs Join lunch. Cost is £2 and new members are welcome.


Settle’s Traditional Christmas Lights Switch-on will take place this year on Saturday 3rd December. The display in the town this year promises to be superb with lots of new lights. There will be an open meeting, on Tuesday 27th September at 5.30pm in the 13 Cafe/bar, Duke Street, Settle for anyone who would like to get involved in organising the Switch-On event, or helping on the day.


This year’s flu vaccine will be available from the Surgery from Saturday 24 September. There will be more than 2,000 appointments to choose from including morning and afternoon sessions and tea time and Saturday appointments for our patients still at school and our working patients or for patients that find it difficult to visit the Surgery during normal working hours. Lots of patients are eligible for a vaccination including those over 65,

carers, diabetics (aged 6 months or older),patients undergoing chemotherapy (aged 6 months or older), patients who have a weak immune system (aged 6 months or older) those suffering from chronic respiratory disease, heart disease, kidney disease and liver disease (aged 6 months or older), those suffering from neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis (aged 6 months or older), pregnant ladies – at any stage of pregnancy and residents of long stay care homes. Flu can sometimes lead to very severe illness. It is well worth protecting yourself against flu and it only takes a few minutes. Please telephone the Surgery on 01729 822611 between 11.00am & 4.00pm, Monday to Friday to make an appointment.


Settle Social Club will be staging a special night with The Swing City Bank on 24 September at 8.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and are now available from 01729 823998.


This year the group’s annual production will be the wartime show, “When the Lights Go On Again”. This will be staged at Victoria Hall during the week 24-29 October. To help get you into the mood for this wartime treat there will be a 1940s style dance and supper at Victoria Hall on 24 September, from 7.30 onwards. Tickets cost £7.50, including supper and are available from 822364 or 822959. Show tickets will also be available to buy at the supper dance. Tickets for the show can also be obtained via Victoria Hall box office on 01729 825718. There will be a family ticket available for £20 and special reductions of 1 free ticket per every 10 for groups.



The badminton group will recommence on October 5th at Langcliffe Institute at 7pm. Sessions run from 7-9 and new members are always welcome. For details contact 01729 823453


Settle Football Club is holding a Stars in their Eyes event at Settle Social Club on 14 October at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and further details are available from Tiger at the Social Club.


Settle Rugby Club are hosting a 70s and 80s disco on 15 October. This will run from 8 till late and tickets are £5. Fancy dress is optional and proceeds will be split between Ashfield residential home and British Legion. Tickets available via 01524 251061.


Training for the ITC certificate in Outdoor First Aid is on offer at Wigglesworth Community Centre on 15 and 16 October. This two day course is being offered at a subsidised price of £80 per person and leads to a nationally recognised certificate and is also appropriate for emergency first aid at work certification. For further details or to reserve a place contact 07807211745.


Two new initiatives are being launched this term in Settle. The first is the introduction of a Stay and Play service to allow carers/parents to meet and play with their infants. This will take place every Tuesday between 1.30-3pm at St John’s Hall. There will be toys, songs, arts and crafts and stories on offer. The second will commence on 3 November and run for 5 weeks at The Friends’ Meeting House. Chatterbox will focus on developing language and communications skills through play and exploration and is suitable for 2-4 year olds and will run from 1.30-2.30. For details contact 01609 533990.


The next meeting is on Wednesday 5th October at 2pm when Clarice Cliffe will be the subject of a talk by Jean Broadbent. The competion will be for ‘a piece of pottery’ This year’s Christmas shopping trip will be to the Trafford Centre on Wednesday 16th November. The cost is £10 and non-members are welcome.



The new season’s programme is now available with the first event in the Foyer gallery being an exhibition of the work of Francis Johnson and Robert Keep. Pictures in our Life is a voyage via photographs and drawings into the artistic careers of two incomers to the Dales and will run from 17-25 September.


On September 24 at 3pm the church will host the diocesan licensing service for new Readers. The service will be led by Kathleen Kinder and readers taking part include Val Leigh from Langcliffe and Gerald Mack from Hurst Green. The church are delighted to be able to welcome the Bishop to preach at this service.

Press release


Many thanks to everyone who came along to support the sessions to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Groups of volunteers read passages from the bible at sessions spread over 5 days and covering a mixture of well-known passages from both old and new testament. Each session lasted between ninety minutes and two hours and was at times extremely moving experience for listeners and readers alike. The Tuesday session took place at Settle Parish Church during the lunch hour and although there were a number of visitors dining during the session the whole building fell quiet when the reader began the Lord’s Prayer. Similarly many listeners commented that it was fascinating to actually hear familiar stories being re-told in this way and that at times it meant that they looked at them afresh because they were focussing so intently on the language. It was also noted that the variety of voices and accents, with various interpretations of the passages, actually made it a wonderful experience to listen to. Many thanks to all those who made such a tremendous effort to put together the sessions and to the readers from all three parishes who took part in the event throughout the week.

The celebrations will continue on November 12th with a staging of the production “1611: The word in the beginning” at St Alkelda’s church at 7pm; a production which has recently been performed in Bradford Cathedral and involves 20 actors, a boat and folk songs based on events at the time as well as a lot of candles!

Photograph shows group who took part in the bible readings on September 9 at St Alkelda’s: Kate Helm reading.

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