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Settle Online News 4th September 2011



The current exhibition at the Gallery closes on 10 September and features the work of a range of Grassington artists.  Entitled “Small Life” it is comprised of postcard sized, original life drawings in a variety of media and styles. On 17th September 2011, the Gallery on the Green will open a new exhibition featuring a selection of stunning black and white images from a Mariana Cook’s new book on stone walls around the world. This fascinating study highlights the similarities and differences between the use of this most basic of material. 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.
image © Mariana Cook

image © Mariana Cook

Settle Voices Choir meets every Monday afternoon in term time  in the Friends Meeting House Kirkgate Settle from 1pm to 3pm. The Choir is open to everyone. It is run by Janet Russell, a natural voice practitioner. You don’t have to read music or be confident about your singing ability to join our choir and there is no audition process to worry about. Our aims are simply to have fun singing together in a relaxed atmosphere and to learn to sing songs from around the world. The annual fee is £5 plus £4 per session. New members are needed and all are very welcome – age is no barrier to enjoyment. For more information please see the website or contact Nancy Forster  (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.  The church will also be open for coffee on on 10 September as part of the Yorkshire Historic Churches Cycle Ride and Stride event, when the photography display be Settle Photography group can also be viewed. On September 18 the church will also be serving lunches and afternoon teas at Langcliffe Institute in aid of church funds from noon to 5pm. 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 13 September 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 3rd annual Settle Photographic Group exhibition is currently on display in Settle Parish Church until 11th September, providing an opportunity to see the diverse range of photographs grouped together.  As last year, there is no specific theme, which means that members can choose any subject – from local and exotic landscapes through to portraits,flora and wildlife.  Settle Photographic Group is very grateful to Settle shop and business owners and to Settle Parish Church for their cooperation in displaying the pictures. The group meets on the third Monday of each month, September 19th this month,    at 7.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House in Settle and new members are always welcome.




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. Well-known historic buildings consultant, Susan Wrathmell, will give an illustrated talk, entitled ‘Challenge and Change: Building Styles in Skipton and North Craven’, in The Folly, Settle on Saturday, 10 September.   Susan is the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s Senior Listed Buildings Officer and Chair of Skipton Civic Society.   She has studied many aspects of of our built environment, from humble milestones to textile mills and country houses, much of her work commissioned by English Heritage.   She is author of the Pevsner Architectural Guide to Leeds and her 3-year research project into the buildings of Skipton High Street continues in her voluntary work to secure the future public use of Skipton Town Hall.   Susan says, ‘Conservation is about the management of change’ and in her talk she will consider the issues
raised when changes are made to historic buildings and their setting and
whether these changes will be appreciated by future generations.
Susan’s talk begins at 7.30 pm and tickets, which must be booked in
advance, are available from The Folly and Settle TIC. or 015242 51388. On Sunday September  11 as part of the Heritage Open Days the folly will offer free entry between  12.30 – 4.30pm providing a chance to explore this 17th Century  building with historic features, exhibitions and quiz.


As part of the Heritage Open Days event the Settle Friends Meeting House, in Kirkgate will be open on Sunday 11 September from 1.00pm -5.00pm. There will be  exhibitions showing the history of the building, guided tours and light refreshments. For further details contact Alison Tyas, 01729 822313.




The new season of Hatha Yoga classes will start on Monday 12 September at Settle Primary School and will run from 7.30-9pm. A second set of classes will run on Wednesday evenings starting on 14 September. Both classes are suitable for all abilities, including beginners and cost £5 per session payable every 5 weeks. For details contact  07947 027188



There will be a quiz night on Monday 12th September at 8pm in the Lion’s Den, the Lion in Settle. The quiz is a fun event arranged by Vibrant Settle with an entry fee of £3 per person, including a complimentary sandwich supper. All proceeds to Vibrant Settle  for the funding of local events, projects and initiatives. All welcome




The Iyengar Yoga classes in Settle will recommence on Monday 12 September and Tuesday 13 September. The Monday class takes place in the afternoon from 1.30-3pm and the Tuesday session is  7-8.30pm. Both sessions are led by a trained Iyengar Yoga practitioner and are suitable for all abilities. For details contact 01282 843907.



A crotchet group is starting on 17 September at Stitch in Time. The group will run from 2-4pm and refreshments will be provided. The group is open to all abilities including those wishing to learn this skill. A number of workshop days for a range of crafts have also been arranged 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



Why not spend a day at the Linton Court Gallery Settle and enjoy an opportunity to see the exhibitions at leisure and spend the day drawing at a One Day Life Drawing Class with tutor Sam Dalby on Wednesday 21 September 201. the class will run from 10 am – 3 p.m. ( lunch break 12-1) and costs £37. The introductory class which Settle based artist Sam Dalby gave earlier in the summer proved very popular so in response to requests for further sessions a one day class has been arranged for Wednesday 21 September. This class which will be suitable for beginners and also more experienced artists. It will be held in the gallery. The tutor Sam Dalby, who earlier in the year had an exhibition at the Linton Court Gallery, has established a firm reputation as a portrait painter. He works predominantly from life, preferring the spontaneity of expression that direct observation allows. (There will be time to view the exhibition Katharine

Holmes Capturing the Weather, Paintings and Drawings during the day)

To book a place please telephone the gallery during open hours:

Tuesday/ Thursday/Friday/ Saturday 11 – 4 p.m. Telephone: 01729 824497

or email: or call into the gallery. Numbers limited to 15 places. On booking information will be provided about art materials to bring etc.



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.



Tickets are now available for the second Settle Storytelling Festival, which will take place between 6th to the 9th of October and a number of early bird discounts are available online. 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. The Festival has also teamed up with social networking website Audioboo to launch a competition to find the best amateur storyteller in Britain. Audioboo allows users to record and share audio clips online and Settle Storytelling Festival’s collaboration with the company marks the first time the technology has been used for a storytelling competition, anywhere in the UK. To enter, budding storytellers simply need to go to  the Festival’s website and click the tab for competition. There are storytelling tips and information on what the judge is looking for. Once uploaded, all the clips will be available for anyone to share and enjoy. What’s more the competition is free to enter. 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. The competition closes on 25 September 2011.


In the light of the impending changes in the education system in the area in 2012 the College is inviting all prospective parents along to an open day on 20 September. There will be three sessions and all will offer opportunities to see how the college functions and examine the facilities available. The first session runs from 9-10.30am, the second from 11.30 to 1pm and the third will take place from 6-8pm with a talk by the college principal at 6.30pm. For further details contact 01729 822451



The three peaks folk club will next meet on September 17th at Settle Social Club. This will be a guest night featuring Pat Sherry and Stuart Douglas.  This starts at 9pm. All welcome.


The next Luncheon Club will be on 21st September to the Tea Rooms, Feizor.  There will be no luncheon Club in August, The next meeting is on Wednesday 7th September when Colin Etherington will be speaking about ‘Wood Carving’.





The Ladies Craven Dinner Club was first established over thirty years ago, meeting at the Falcon Manor Hotel.  The club was formed by a group of ladies in order to enjoy a meal with after dinner speakers in convivial company. Today the club meets at the Craven Arms in Giggleswick on the first Monday evening of the month. The 2011/12 season starts on 5 September and will run through until 14 May 2012 when it will hold its AGM.  Members enjoy a three course meal with the after dinner speaker. Topics for the forthcoming season range from Bibby’s buses and tours, Malaysian batik and a magic night for the Christmas meeting. The cost is £160 per person per annum, which includes all meals and entertainment. To find out more about the dinner club and how to join please contact Carrie Wright at Warren and Wright Jewellers (01729 824165) or Sue Amphlett at Cottontail Crafts (01729 822946)



This year’s flu vaccine will be available from the Surgery from Saturday 24 September. ‘At risk’ patients can book their flu appointments ‘on-line’ via our website To be able to use our on-line service, you first need to register at the Surgery by providing identification e.g. a passport or driving licence and something to verify your home address. We will then issue you with a user name and a password that will enable you to book your appointments including your flu vaccination and order your repeat medication in the future. 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. The flu vaccination season provides us with a tremendous opportunity to update your medical records, so we will ask you to complete a patient questionnaire during your visit. Please remember to bring your reading glasses if you are visually impaired or a member of the Practice Team will be happy to help. Flu can sometimes lead to very severe illness. It is well worth protecting yourself against flu and it only takes a few minutes. If you are unable to use the on-line service for booking your flu vaccination, 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 September programme of events at Victoria Hall involves a range of musical and theatrical productions. The winter season will also feature events linked to TRAMPS world cinema and in October the venue will host a number of events in the second Settle Storytelling Festival.  On September 10 the West Yorkshire Savoyards, with the West Riding Orchestra, will perform Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore”.  Directed by the acclaimed Guy Masterton, the one woman show “I, Elizabeth” visits Settle on 14 September. This is based solely on the diaries and writings of Elizabeth I and examines her views on marriage, war, religion and the challenges she faces as she governs the country.  Music by Christine Collister, Dave Kelly and Peter Filleul featuring soul, blues, country and folkabilly takes to the stage on September 22nd. Then 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.   Tickets are also now on sale for a performance by Mike Harding on 14 October. This evening of songs, stories and monologues will feature Mike with a guitar and “some daft stuff” as a prelude to his forthcoming national tour.  Details of times and tickets for all events are available from the box office on 01729 825718.



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.




Following their successful Ofsted report the Giggleswick Playgroup will be starting a new venture in September, a toddler group. This will run on a Friday between 1.30-3pm in term time and will cost £1 per child. There will be a wide range of activities on offer. For further details contact 07564 255857.



As part of the Heritage open days programme Giggleswick School Chapel will be open to members of the public from 11am to 5pm on September 11th.  There will be an exhibition on the history of the chapel and musical recitals during the afternoon.


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.


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