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Paper Zoo will stage the Dennis Potter classic, “Blue Remembered Hills” on Friday, 15 July. The Swing Commanders, return with music from 30s, 40s and 50s on Friday 22nd. Details of times and tickets from the box office on 01729 82 5718.
GROWING WITH GRACE
a reminder that the Growing with Grace share issue closes at the end of July. Thank you to those of you who have bought shares or supported us in other ways. It has been very much appreciated. There will be a Summer Open Day at Growing with Grace on Saturday 16th July with tours around the site at 11am, 1pm and 3pm if you fancy dropping in to see us and find out more about what we do and what we hope to do in the future! Our on-site farm shop is now open 7 days a week from 10.30 – 4.30pm for all of July and August.
The new exhibition at The Folly entitled ‘Challenge and Change: 350 years in the life of a house and its region’ is now open to the public. Revised opening times for this season are Tues. 10.30 – 4.30 Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. and Bank Holidays 12.30 – 4.30. On Friday July 15 at 7.30pm there will be a talk by Dr David Johnson entitled, ‘An Improving Prospect? The Challenges of Landscape Improvement in Craven since the late 16th Century’. Tickets £6.00 from Settle T.I.C. or the Folly. On July 30 there will be an opportunity to see a re-enactment event. Written by Clarice and Michael Wokes, “Coming Home” deals with a soldier’s return to Settle at the end of the Civil War. The event commences at 7.30pm and tickets cost £6 from the Folly or TIC.
SETTLE AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY
On July 16th you are invited to a coffee morning at the old courthouse in Station Road from 10-12.30pm. They look forward to seeing friends and supporters at these events.
Zion Congregational Church are holding their garden party on 16 July in the gardens of Friends’ Meeting House, Kirkgate. The event opens at noon and light lunches will be served. There will be a range of stalls including cakes and produce and strawberry teas will also be available. All are welcome and admission is free.
Friends of Victoria Hall present an afternoon of magic featuring children’s magician, Donny Allen at Victoria Hall on 16 July at 2pm. Tickets are available from the box office on 01729 825718 and cost £5 or £18 for a family ticket.
STEETON MALE VOICE CHOIR
St John’s Methodist Church is hosting a concert by Steeton Male Voice Choir on 16 July in the church. This will commence at 7.30pm and tickets cost £7.50 and are available from the corner sweet shop or via 01729 823978.
Settle Bowling Club are running a “non-bowlers” doubles competition on Sunday, 17 July, starting at 11am. This competition is open to players of any age but specifically is for non-bowlers only. The cost is £5 per pair. There are cash prizes for first, second and third. Bowling woods are supplied by the club. Anyone wishing to enters should please contact John Chambers on 01729 825783 or “Tiger” at Settle Social Club. This is a fun competition and all are welcome!
CAR BOOT SALE
There will be a car-boot sale at Watershed Mill on 17 July in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The sale starts at 9am. To reserve a stall contact 01729 825539. Stalls cost £6.
MOTOWN AND SOUL
There will be a night of motown and northern soul at Settle Social Club on 16 July. The session runs from 8.30-12.30 and tickets cost £3.
The Langcliffe Singers summer concert will take place on 17 July at Kirkby Malham parish church at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10, including wine, and are available via 01729 830581. The theme for the concert is “Hope” and will be a celebration of twentieth century English songs and poems, including the Spirituals from Michael Tippett’s “A Child of Our Time” together with solos, duets and quartets from choir members.
LINTON COURT GALLERY
The new exhibition will run from 19 July – 30 August and features sculpture, drawings, paintings and original prints by Geoffrey Clarke RA. The sculptor Geoffrey Clarke was chosen as one of the artists to work on the building of Coventry Cathedral after the second World War. A versatile artist he has worked in stained glass, silver and for his sculptural work, luminium. On display in the Linton Court exhibition will be enamels, drawings, small scale sculpture, paintings, mono prints and etchings.
SETTLE PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP
The group’s next meeting will take place on Monday, 18 July at 7.30pm in the Friends’ Meeting House in Kirkgate. New members are always welcome. The Gallery Challenge for the this meeting is ‘Shape’.The remainder of the meeting will be dedicated to ‘Exhibition Matters’ in preparation for the forthcoming exhibition in August, so members are reminded to bring their exhibits for feedback and discussion. Rod and Margaret will also demonstrate how to mount an Exhibition Print. For those unable to attend the framing day on 6th August it is essential that they bring their exhibition prints to this meeting
NORTH CRAVEN STROLLERS
North Craven Strollers have celebrated receiving a grant from Craven District Council with a walk around Malham Tarn! The Walking for Health group was awarded the £600 funding to help run and develop their walking programme in North Craven. The scheme, which began in Settle nearly two years ago, provides easy gentle walks for people looking to get back into exercise after illness or operations, or as an opportunity to meet people and make new friends. Walks start every Wednesday from the Millennium Garden near Booths car park in Settle at 1.30pm. The walks are free and open to all. A couple of times a month the Strollers go to local villages or are guests of outdoor organisations like The National Trust at Malham or The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The funding will help develop the range of walks including walks for wheelchair users and mums with toddlers as well as train new walk leaders and make links with charities in the area to cater for their clients. An incentive scheme encourages regular walkers with discount in the two outdoor equipment suppliers in Settle, and out of town walks are usually organised to finish at a local tea shop or pub! The group will be visiting the Forest of Bowland on July 20th, Stainforth and Langcliffe in August, the National Nature Reserve on Ingleborough near Ribblehead and Feizor/Austwick in September. For more information about North Craven Strollers contact 01729 824537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a Scottish Dancing session at St John’s Hall on 28 July, commencing at 7.30pm. All levels of ability are welcome. The session costs £2.50 and details are available via 015242 41451. Please note regular sessions will recommence in the Autumn.
There will be a Strawberry Coffee Morning on Saturday 30th July, 10am – 12noon at the Friend’s Meeting House, Kirkgate. As well as the strawberry-themed refreshments there will be a cake and produce stall. Proceeds in aid of WI funds.
There will be an opportunity to explore the town’s heritage and learn more about photography on a heritage walk around the town on July 30th. Tickets cost £10 (£5 for children) or £20 for a family ticket and are available via TIC and The Folly. Please meet at the Folly for a 10.15 start. The walk will finish at approx 1.15.
COME ALONG AND SING!
Looking ahead, local choir Settle Voices have arranged two open workshops over the summer. The workshops are open to everyone and will be led by Natural Voice Practitioners – so you don’t have to be able to read music or be confident about your singing ability. The aim is to have fun, sing in a relaxed atmosphere and learn to sing songs from around the world. Dates of the workshops are Monday 8th and 22nd August. The first workshop is being led by Brian Davies who last year led a very popular afternoon and we look forward to welcoming him again. Moira Hill returns to lead the second workshop. Moira always provides an exciting variety of songs. The workshops (which are open to everyone) will be held from 1-4pm at the Friend’s Meeting House, Kirkgate in Settle. There will be a break in which delicious home made refreshments will be served. The fee is £8 per session with a concession for Settle Voices members of £5. You can just turn up on the day, but to avoid disappointment it is advisable to book places in advance.
For more information please see the website www.settlevoices.org.uk
Otherwise you may contact Nancy Forster Tel 01729 822771
GIGGLESWICK HORTICULTURAL SHOW
The show will be marking its 70th anniversary later this year. As part of the celebrations they are hoping to stage an exhibition of memorabilia and photographs relating to previous shows. If anyone has any items which could be borrowed for this event could they please contact Ruth Dugdale on 01729 822877.
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