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Settle Website News 14th August 2011


There will be an opportunity to find out more about local history and explore the town on a short walk following in the footsteps of local character, Tot Lord. The Tot Lord Town Trail will leave the Town Hall (meet outside the TIC) on 18 August at 6pm and return at approx 7.30pm.  There will be a second walk on 25 August. For details contact  015242 42414. Cost is £3.50, with all proceeds going to the African famine relief appeal.




By popular demand the Tuesday lunches have returned to  Settle Parish Church and will be available throughout the summer months. Morning coffee is served from 10.15am with lunches being served through from 12 till 2.30pm.  There is always a choice of homemade main courses, including a vegetarian option, and a range of desserts available.


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 Tuesday Aug. 23 between 1.00 – 4.00pm there will be a family activity session in the Folly parlour doing independent drawing based on ‘shapes’, and finishing the Settle Market Place model.



The current 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, aluminium. On display in the Linton Court exhibition will be enamels, drawings, small scale sculpture, paintings, mono prints and etchings.  There will be an informal talk by Dr LeGrove about Geoffrey Clarke RA at 7pm on Thursday 25 August. Booking is essential, so please contact the gallery. Dr LeGrove has been researching the work of Geoffrey Clarke for ten years and is currently working towards the publication of a catalogue raisonne of his prints. The gallery will be open on Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 11am – 4pm



The new exhibition at the Gallery runs through to 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..



The second of the summer workshops takes place on  Monday22 August, led by  Moira Hill. The workshops are led by natural voice practitioners and so there is no need to be able to read music, simply to turn up and sing. 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 via 01729 822771



Settle Music has arranged a series of workshops to take place throughout August to inspire local musicians and visitors to the area. The workshops on August 20 and 27 dedicated to the art of songwriting and these will cost £25 and again will take place at Langcliffe Institute. These will run from 2-5pm and will provide somewhere you can learn and practice song writing techniques. This will be run over two sessions with a break of a week between to enable you to practice what you learn in the first session and have it reviewed at the second. The third workshop, again at Langcliffe Institute, will be a Samba drum workshop and will be open to all ages and is aimed at beginners and is a family friendly event.summer holidays to appeal to families. This will take place on 24 August between 2-5pm and the cost is: Adult £15, Under 14’s £10. For further details about any of the above contact Settle Music or ring 01729 825838.


2011 sees Settle Photographic Group mount its third Annual Exhibition. Many, if not all, members of the Group will be displaying some of their pictures in Settle shops from 19th – 31st August in the form of a town trail. Lists are available from Settle newsagents, Rags and the TIC. Further details: The exhibition then moves into Settle Parish Church from 3rd –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 leaping salmon to flowers to steam trains to mountains! 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   at 7.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House in Settle and new members are always welcome.


The 3 Peaks folk club will meet next on Saturday, 20 August at Settle Social Club, commencing at 9pm. This is a free event and floor singers and musicians are welcome, or simply come along and join in the choruses!


A “Jamie at Home” party is being staged at Settle Social Club on 25 August at 7pm at Settle Social Club. There will also be a raffle on the night with proceeds to the air ambulance appeal and prizes of kitchenware by Jamie at Home.


There will be an all sorts market on 27 August at Victoria Hall, arranged by the friends of Victoria Hall. This will run from 9.30-4pm with refreshments available. For details of stalls contact 01729 823867.



There will be a book fair at Victoria Hall on 29 August from 9.30-4pm. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.



Settle Bowling Club will be holding a coffee morning in the clubhouse on Saturday, 3 September from 10am to 12.30pm.  This will include refreshments, side stalls and a raffle. Meet friends old and new. Everyone is welcome.



August is the Member’s Meeting and this year there was a varied display of craftwork done by members in the last year.  Proceeds of a stall selling craft materials belonging to the late Win Wilks will be used to benefit Settle WI, Cystic Fibrosis and Win’s family.  The competition was won by Jean Baker.

Rosemary Crabtree gave a very comprehensive report of the NFWI AGM held in Liverpool in June. Joy Calvert was thanked for organising the outing to Harewood House in July. The Strawberry Coffee Morning raised £230 towards the cost of providing a monthly Federation newsletter for each member.  Thank you to everyone who supported this event. A letter has been sent to Settle Town Council supporting their proposals for car parking on the Market Place.  This will be discussed in detail at the next council meeting and we are asked to send a representative.  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)


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.



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 7 September the World Cinema screening will be “Mother”, a moving Korean film with English subtitles. 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.



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.



The WI will meet on 1 September in the parish rooms at 7.30pm to hear a talk by Malcolm Hanson on the ghosts of Skipton and Keighley. All welcome.

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