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Settle Online September 26th



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. 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.


Many thanks to everyone who has supported this season’s Tuesday lunches  we deeply appreciate the support of “our regulars” as well as the occasional visitors and tourists and hope to have details for this season’s total next week! Special thanks also to all those involved in baking and preparing meals and serving lunches – and especially to our dedicated “washers up!”. We shall continue to serve morning coffee every Tuesday from 10.15am onwards. Thanks also to everyone  who came along and supported us at Langcliffe Institute on September 18th and helped us to raise £414 for church funds.



There will be real treat for classical music lovers to end the month when there is 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.


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


There will be a give and take day on 1 October at Victoria Hall. The idea is that between 9.30-2pm anyone can bring along any items which they no longer want but which may be of use to others and leave them for others to collect – rather than their waste be sent to landfill. From 9.30 through till 1.30 everyone is welcome to come along and hunt through the items to collect anything which others have discarded which may be of value to them. There will also be an opportunity to swap seeds and plants. However, you should not bring heavy items of furniture but instead take a photograph or find a picture and bring that along with a description of the item.


Next week Settle Quakers are inviting everyone to two anniversaries in the Meeting House. On Sunday 2nd Oct. from 2 – 4.45pm the 50th Anniversary of Amnesty International will be marked with a Freedom Talk & Walk, one of a series being held by Amnesty around the North West. A young Quaker, John Coakley Lettsom, worked in Settle in the 1760s. He went on to play a key part in the abolition of the slave trade – and left a detailed map of Settle which we will follow, to see how much is recognisable 250 years on. Then on Tuesday 4th at 7.30pm the 400th Anniversary of the King James’ Bible will be marked with a talk by David Olver on “George Fox & the Bible”.



There will be a harvest festival service at St John’s Church in Langcliffe on 2 October at 6pm. This will be followed by refreshments and an auction of produce in aid of Farm Africa.  Anyone wishing to donate produce is asked to deliver it to the church on Saturday between 10am and 4pm or bring it to the church on Sunday morning.



The group will meet on October 3rd at 7.30pm at Friends meeting house and members are reminded to submit their photos on “Form and Texture” prior to this event. New members welcome.




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 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


There will be a blood donor session at St John’s Church Hall on 6 October. The first session runs from 2.30-4.00pm and the second from 5.00 – 7.30pm. To make an appointment or find out more about blood donation contact 0300 123 2323.





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 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.



A significant moment in the school’s history has been reached with hot meals now being cooked in the school’s own kitchen! There will be a grand opening once all staff are in place and parents are now encouraged to start booking meals for pupils. All pupils recently enjoyed a visit from a Japanese storyteller, Mio Shapley, who will be returning to the area in October, as part of the Settle Storytelling Festival on Wednesday, 5th October, 2011 there will be photographer in school from 7.45am until approx. 10.00am. Priority for the 7.45 – 8.30am photographs will be given to family groups with siblings at Settle Middle School, Settle College and Giggleswick School. Although these schools have accommodated these arrangements in the past, parents are requested to notify these schools that your child may arrive slightly late. Where this is not convenient the photographer has agreed to run an after-school session from 5.15 – 6.00pm on Tuesday, 4th October. Please notify the school if you wish to attend this session. On Sunday October 2nd at 10.30am in St. Alkelda’s Church, there will be a Harvest Festival family service and pupils and parents from the school are invited to attend.

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