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Settle Online October 2nd


On Friday 7 October the annual church quiz will take place at Settle Social Club. Admission is £4 per person, £16 per team of 4. The quiz will commence at 7.30pm. The church would like to thank everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts over the summer. The Tuesday lunches have now ended but raised the magnificent total of £4006 over the course of the season as well as a further £350 for the African emergency appeal. Supporters also raised £450 for the Jane Tomlinson appeal through supporting our coffee and cakes afternoon on the day of the Walk for All. Although the lunches have now ended until next year we will continues to serve coffee on Tuesday mornings from 10.15 onwards.



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



In October Victoria Hall is hosting Settle’s second Story Telling Festival and Settle Amateur Operatic Society 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. On October 11 World Cinema continues with a showing of Loose Cannons, an Italian film with English subtitles.  Details of times and tickets for all events are available from the box office on 01729 825718.



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 reminder that the badminton group meets on Wednesdays at Langcliffe Institute at 7pm. Sessions run from 7-9 and new members are always welcome. For details contact 01729 823453


The second Settle Storytelling Festival takes  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. A full programme of events is available at Keynote events at Victoria Hall include “The Homing Stone” on Thursday 6th October with Hugh Lupton and tells the story of how Hugh’s great-uncle, Arthur Ransome, became caught up in events following the Russian revolution and escaped to the Lake District. On Friday Grant Gordon gives a guide to the 1900s in a dramatic work entitled “Century” and incorporating a ten piece band, archive film, vintage photographs and the spoken word.  On Saturday there will be a matinee performance with Mio Shapley and Fergus McNicol which will bring a brand new interpretation to Japanese Storytelling. On Saturday evening there will be an amazing duo of internationally acclaimed story-tellers  when TUUP and Sheema Mukherjee come together to tell stories from the singing ground incorporating African and Caribbean tales.



There will be an afternoon session of soul music on 9 October at Settle Social Club. This is an open deck afternoon and will run from 2-8pm and feature modern soul from the 70s,80s and 90’s. This is a free event and you are invited to come along and relax.



There will be a fun quiz night on 10th October at The Lion in Settle. The quiz is arranged by Vibrant Settle and all funds will go to supporting Settle events. All welcome


The mobile police unit will visit Whitefriars car park on Tuesday, 11 October and you are invited to drop in and find out more about how to improve your own personal safety. All welcome.



The next play reading get together is on Thursday 13th October to read “Running Riot” a farce by Derek Benfield. It will be held at the Friends’ Meeting House, 7:30 pm. All welcome.



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.



Langcliffe Singers invite you to join them for a chance to come and sing when they perform Handel’s “Messiah” at Christ Church in Skipton on 15 October. There will be a rehearsal at 2pm followed by a full performance at 7pm. Tickets cost £10 for singers and performance and are available from Settle Music, Cave and Crag in Settle, Bentham Post Office or on the door. For further details contact 07732 352771.



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.



The group will meet on October 17 at 7.30pm at Friends meeting house and members are reminded to submit their gallery photos based on last month’s talk by Frank Ash prior to this event.  The speaker will be Mike Atkinson who will talk on the theme of “Digital Infra-red Photography”. New members welcome.




There will be a pre-schooler party at The Playbarn on 21 October from 12pm onwards, cost £5. This will include lunch, a singalong session and creepy cake decorating. Please come in fancy dress. On 29 October there will be Halloween themed events all day including ghoulish games and a spooky disco. Again fancy dress is welcome and admission is £3.50. There will also be creepy cake decorating for a 50p supplement.





The next event at the theatre is a gallery exhibition in the Foyer gallery by artists Susan Parker, Ann Dyson and Norma Stephenson. The three local artists will exhibit views of the “Hills, Dales and Glimpses of Giggleswick”. The exhibition is open from 1-5pm on 8,9,15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 October or by prior appointment via the school. On 16 October there will be a showing of “Cars 2” at 3.30pm.  Cost £4.70 details via 893180.



Press release: St Alkelda’s, Giggleswick

1611: The Word – In The Beginning


This year sees the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible: to mark the occasion Bradford Cathedral commissioned a new work from Saltaire writer. Nigel Schofield. Featuring traditional and original songs (with music by Helen Hockenhull), 1611 explores the circumstances around the creation of the Bible.

The world’s bestselling book was created to provide a single standard Bible for all churches in King James’ new United Kingdom, Great Britain. The world in which it came into being was one of daring exploration, theatrical innovation, political intrigue, terrorism, superstition and scandal. All of the above feature in the lively narrative which takes in, among other things, Shakespeare’s final years, the settlement of America, the birth of the British whaling industry, the Gunpowder Plot, the death of Henry Hudson  and the work of scandal monger John Aubrey. The production has a specially assembled cast of twenty players. In addition to original songs, it also features music by Bob Dylan. Sandy Denny, Handel, Leonard Cohen and Monteverdi. 1611 will be performed at the Parish church of Saint Alkelda at 19000hrs Saturday 12th November 2011.


Born in Shelf, West Yorkshire and now based in Saltaire, Nigel Scholfield was educated at Bradford Grammar School and St John’s Oxford and for twelve years he was head of Music at Pennine Radio in Bradford; for the past two decades he has taught Radio at Leeds City College. He first began writing in his teens; his most recent plays are Follow The Fleece and PALS.


For further details

Contact:-  The Reverend Alistair Helm 01729 823537



Nigel Schofield is also available for interview and can be contacted on 01274 581504.




From the opening moments of their concert it was very clear to see exactly why Northern Chamber Orchestra enjoy such a prestigious reputation. Though purists may argue that there were occasional sections that were slightly flat or that at times one of the soloists looked somewhat bored the majority of the audience will have left feeling uplifted by a sparkling evening of accomplished professionalism and immensely proud that Settle boasts a venue capable of hosting a concert of this style.  The programme opened with Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite, a collection of dance tunes based on a 16th century melodies but given a “modern make-over” to appeal to 20th century taste. They certainly have stood the test of time with stately pavane, brighter rustic dances, an ethereal rendition of Pieds-en-l’air and the wonderfully vibrant  sword dance, Mattachins.  This was followed by Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola which calls for considerable close work between the two soloists as the intricate melodies interweave. The middle andante section was incredibly dramatic and passionate and played with great intensity  which provided an excellent contrast to the closing vivacity of the rondo. This was an excellent performance by the orchestra as a whole and by the two soloists, Nicholas Ward on violin and Richard Muncey on viola, in particular.  One of the most unusual pieces in the concert was the second movement of Dag Wiren’s Serenade for Strings. Described by the orchestra leader as “very Swedish” this comprised a simple tune played over a pizzicato accompaniment which was at times almost menacing and certainly suggestive of some of the darker moments of Swedish cinematography.  Although not well known outside his native land Dag Wiren’s music certainly provided a stunning addition to this concert and proved a great talking point. The evening concluded with Haydn’s Symphony No46 in B major and again we were in the realms of the dramatic and passionate with considerable thought been given to how to create startling dramatic effects through pauses and repeats.  This was a truly delightful evening, full of soaring drama and also with some wonderful surprises which sprang forth with a real sense of mischief.

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