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Settle Online News 24th October 2011


A reminder that Settle Voices Community Choir will meet 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 very welcome. For more information please see website or ring (01729) 822771



As a result of the high demand for flu vaccinations Townhead Surger have added extra dates to the times originally arranged. The extra surgeries will take place in Settle on Wednesday 2 November between12.30pm – 3pm and Saturday 5 November from  8.30am – 12.10pm. Patients are eligible for a vaccination include: 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), Patients who suffer from chronic respiratory disease, heart disease, kidney disease and liver disease (aged 6 months or older), Patients who suffer 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


There’s still time to see Settle Amateur Operatic Society take to the stage for their annual performance. This year they are staging “When the Lights Go On Again”, an original musical set in a small Northern town during WWII with many old favourite songs encouraging audience participation. There will be performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening with a matinee on Saturday afternoon. Details of times and tickets for all events are available from the box office on 01729 825718.




The next presentation by TRAMPS will take place on Friday, 28 October at 7.30pm at Langcliffe Institute. The film will be “Eat, Pray, Love” starring Julia Roberts.  Tickets available on the door.



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. On Sunday 30 October the Folly will be taking part in the national annual Big Draw Event. Between 1-4pm local artist Sam Dalby will be leading this family event. This is a free activity and the theme this year is “Homes”



Freda’s playgroup, based at Settle College, is offering a free “messy play” session to toddlers and babies – along with accompanying adult – on 31 October. The session will run from 9.15-10.15 and all are welcome.




There will be a special service on All Saints Day , November 1st, at 7.30pm to celebrate those we love but no longer see. All are welcome



The next meeting is on Wednesday 2nd November when the speaker will be Rex Stott on ‘Magic, Mirth and Mystery’.  There will also be a Bring & Buy stall. This Year’s Christmas Shopping Trip is on Wednesday 16th November to The Trafford Centre, leaving Whitefriars Car Park at 9.30am.  Cost £10, non-WI members are welcome to join us.  Contact Joy Calvert (824340) to book.



There will be a concert on 6 November at Victoria Hall at 7.30pm.  All seats are £6 on the door and doors will open at 7pm. The event is being held by Friends of Victoria Hall


The next charity dance will take place at Settle College on 5 November and run from 7.30-11.30. To reserve a place please contact 01729 823259 by Thursday, 3rd November. The proceeds of this event will be donated to the local Scouts.



The group will meet at Friends Meeting House on November 7th at 7.30pm when the speakers will be local wildlife photographers, Carol and Tony Dilger. They will be showing examples of their work from their recent African Safari.  All welcome.


Linda Clemence and Liz Smart invite you to join them for their annual art and coffee sessions at the Friends’ Meeting House in Kirkgate. There will be original paintings, sketches and cards on sale and admission is free with coffee and biscuits costing £1. The sessions will run from 1-430pm on Thursday 10 November and from 10.30-4.30 on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November. All welcome.



Settle Music is hosting an intimate guitar concert at Poppies in Bishopdale Court on 10 November. This will feature Grammy nominated guitarist Neil C Young in a programme of Brazilian inspired music.  Tickets are £7, including refreshments and are available from Poppies and from Settle Music. The concert will commence at 7.30pm.



The orchestra will be staging two concerts for advent in November, the first on 19 November at Settle Parish Church and the second on November 26 at Christ Church, Skipton. The orchestra will be joined by Holy Trinity Choir, Skipton and by Ilkley Chamber Choir Pinsuti. The soloist will be David Rees-Jones.   The performances will include the world premiere of a work by Michael Howell, “The Star Song” as well as Prokoviev’s “Troika”, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 2 “The Little Russian” and  Vaughn Williams’ “Fantasia on Christmas Carols”. Both performances will commence at 7.30pm and tickets cost £8 in advance or £9 on the door. Tickets are available from Cave and Crag and Settle Music in Settle, Clitheroe Music and Bentham Post Office and Abbey Books and Skipton Camera Centre in Skipton.



Rich Seam Theatre open the month at Victoria Hall on 5 November with a production of the John Godber play “Beef”.  The one man play is suitable for those over the age of 15. Reform Theatre return on 24 November with “Housebound” a topical tale of what happens one Halloween when a rash act changes everything for the wife of a man who makes Victor Meldrew seem like an amateur. The world cinema season continues of 16 November with “The Lemon Tree” a Hebrew film with English subtitles. On 12 November there will be a concert double bill featuring two young folk musicians, Ewan McLennan and Sam Carter.  Crème Anglaise and John Helliwell take to the stage on 17 November, offering their own take on jazz in a concert sure to be a hit on this return visit.




There is a final chance to catch the gallery exhibition by local artists Susan Parker, Ann Dyson and Norma Stephenson when the gallery in the foyer opens between 1-5pm on 29 and 30 October. The next  gallery exhibition will be an exhibition of wildlife photography by Tony and Carol Dilger. This will open on 14 November.  On November 4 Multistory Theatre Company will be performing “Josh’s Monsters”  at 7.30pm.  Tickets cost £10. On November 6 there will be a showing of “127 hours”, at 3pm. Tickets cost £4.70 and doors open at 2.30pm. For details or bookings contact 01729 893180.


There will be a concert by K Shoes Male Voice Choir at 7.30 pm on Saturday 29th October in the church. Tickets are £8 each available on the door or by phoning 01729 823537.



A Harvest Festival Assembly took place in St. Alkelda’s Church, on 13 October with children donating gifts of fruit, vegetables and groceries. These were made into parcels to be distributed around the elderly people of the village later in the school day by older pupils. The money donated at the Harvest Festival and from various events prior to half term will be donated to the charity, WaterAid. This charity uses practical solutions to provide safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people.   This term’s fund-raising activity is to create a Recipe Booklet, with contributions of recipes from as many members of our school community as possible.  The school is trying to collect recipes which has been created or adapted by individuals, not just copied from a published book. This can be  a recipe which is popular with children, a recipe for a savoury or sweet dish, a recipe for a vegetarian dish, a recipe for jam/chutney, a recipe for soup etc. Contributions can be sent to school with pupils or delivered or posted. On the submitted recipe, please make sure you include the name of the person whose recipe it is.


The PTA invite you to join them for an evening of Autumn Shopping and a fashion show on 3 November in the Richard Whiteley Theatre. The shopping session commences at 6pm with the fashion show at 7.30pm. There will be a wide range of stalls on offer and the fashion show will feature Browse ladies’ fashions, children’s wear by Hansel and Gretel, and products by World of Hair and Beauty.  Tickets cost £7.50 (£5 concessions) and are available via 01729  893100.

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