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The gallery is currently hosting an exhibition entitled “Celebrating Settle” and featuring memorabilia and photographs of past royal jubilee and coronation festivities in Settle from 1887-1953. The exhibition runs until 21 July.


There will be a photo-walk in the Yorkshire Dales in the Ribblehead and Horton area under the guidance of professional photographer Veronica Caperon on 8 June between 10-4pm. This is aimed at those wishing to explore ways of develop their knowledge who have limited skills at present and is suitable for over 14 year olds. Cost is £35. For details contact 01729 824537.


The Annual General Meeting for the Friends of Settle Swimming Pool will take place on 8 June at 7.30pm at Friends Meeting House. This is a public meeting and the agenda will include the report on the year’s activities and the election of new officers. All welcome. Please come along to help support the friends to maintain this important amenity in the town and district.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them for a strawberry tea at The Old Court House on 9 June between 2-5pm. Admission is £3 and there will also be a tombola and raffle. For further details contact 822364.


Norcroft Kennel at Langcliffe is hosting its annual garden party and fun dog show on 10 June at 2pm. Admission is £3 (£1 children) including tea and coffee and entry into the dog show. There are a rang of fun categories in the show including waggiest tail, best six legs and best biscuit catcher. So bring your dog along for a fun afternoon out and help raise funds for local animal charities.


The exhibition continues in Clapham village hall to June 10 and will be open every day from 11am to 6pm. This will be an exhibition of new and original paintings by the group members, all who live in the local area around Clapham, Settle and local villages. The pictures painted include work in a variety of styles and materials. Also for sale are unframed pictures, cards and sketches. All welcome.


A reminder that Karen’s keep fit sessions will recommence on 11 June at Settle Middle School from 7.30-8.30pm. The sessions cost £4 (with discount vouchers available for regular attendance) and are suitable for all abilities with exercise in a range of styles and to a variety of music. For further details contact 015242 42392.


The next in the series of concerts at Poppies Tea rooms will take place on 13 June when Janet Russell will perform. Established folk singer Janet is best known locally as the conductor of Settle Voices. She will perform a range of songs, from now and long ago. Tickets cost £7 from 07932 182 293.


Throughout the year the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line organise free guided walks through the countryside along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and the Leeds-Lancaster and Morecambe lines. These walks are led by the volunteers from the Friends. Packed lunches are required for the walks and waterproofs and dry clothing are recommended. Prior booking is not necessarily required, simply turn up on the day at the station where the walk commences. On 9 June there is a 15 mile strenuous walk from Ribblehead to Settle, alight at Ribblehead at 10.06am and on Wednesday 13 June there is an 11 mile moderate circular walk from Lazonby taking in a Romany memorial and stone circle. Alight at Lazonby at 11.07am. For further details contact website at


Linton Court Gallery is hosting a series of 3 evening Life Drawing Class with Sam Dalby as tutor. These will run from 7-9 pm on Thursday 14, 21 and 28 June and cost £15 each. The classes are suitable for all ability levels and will include personal tutoring in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. To book a place: please telephone the gallery during open hours: Tuesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday 11 – 4 p.m. Telephone: 01729 824497 or alternatively email: or call into the gallery. Numbers limited to 12 places. On booking information will be provided about art materials to bring etc


There are currently two exhibitions at the Folly. The first of these is: ‘Off the Page: the Story of Dalesman Magazine’. On Friday June 15 at 7.30pm there will be a talk entitled ‘Dalesman: the early years’, by Dr Bill Mitchell to complement the exhibition. Tickets cost £6.00 from the Folly or 01729 822893. The second exhibition is ‘Portraits’ by Sam Dalby featuring portraits of local characters. Opening times: Tues. 10.30-4.30 Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun and Bank Holidays 12.30-4.30.For further information check the website at or ring 01729 822893 for more information.


The next orchestra concerts will take place at Settle Parish Church on 16 June and at Christ Church, Skipton on 23 June. Both concerts commence at 7.30pm. The programme will take the form of a musical tour of the British Isles featuring William Walton: Crown Imperial; Grace Williams: Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Rhymes; Hamish MacCunn: The Land of the Mountain and Flood; Ernest Tomlinson: Second Suite of English Folk Dances; Peter Hope: Ring of Kerry Suite and Alexander Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto. Tickets cost £8 if purchased in advance or £9 on the door and are available from Clitheroe Music, Settle Music, Cave and Crag, Bentham Post Office, Alley Books and Skipton Camera Centre.


A reminder that Tuesday lunches are now once again being served in the church over the summer months. Coffee is served from 10 am onwards and light lunches available from 11.30 to 2pm. On June 17, Father’s day, the catering team will be serving light lunches and afternoon teas at Langcliffe Institute from 1-5pm. All welcome.


The next Meeting is on Monday 18th June at 7.30pm at Townhead Court. Members please note that there is no challenge for this meeting as the majority of the evening will be spent looking at member’s pictures which they may wish to put in this year’s exhibition. Members can send in pictures (via the website gallery system) or bring prints that they might use for the exhibition. The maximum number that can be sent in is 4, but it is important to remember that you can change your mind about your submissions after the evening. Members can bring in prints if they prefer, but it is easier for discussion purposes if the images can be projected. From the 4 images, the usual submission of 2 for the exhibition will be made by each member. The idea is that this session will provide individual members the opportunity to give/receive some advice about the images to help with the process of selecting images for the exhibition. Members should therefore note that this gallery will not be made public until after the Exhibition has taken place.


You are invited to come along to Settle Library on 21 June at 7pm to hear two local authors, Leah Fleming and Julia Stagg, talk about their latest novels. Tickets cost £1.50 available via the library or 0845 034 9537.


Settle Voices Community Choir meets 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 welcome. For more information please see website or ring (01729) 822771


Organisers for a reunion scheduled for students from Settle High School who were in the intake year 1958 and 1959 are seeking your help! The event is to take place at Settle Cricket Club on 29 September from 3pm onwards. A pie and pea meal is planned and the event will cost £5. However, at present the organisers have not managed to contact everyone and have a particular problem tracing some of the girls as many have married and so the surname has changed. They are appealing to anyone who may be in touch with any ex-students from these year groups – they might be family or friends who have moved out of the area – to pass the message on so that as many as possible can come along to the event. The people in question will now be in their sixties and it thought that those who moved away may still have other family members in the area. To find out more, pass on details or to reserve a place please contact 01729 822988 or 01535 692018.


The House to House envelope collection from Settle and the surrounding villages has now been counted, totalling £1487. Together with the social events, the local grand total is £2096. This is over £300 more than last year! Many thanks to all who contributed to this grand total by their donations and special thanks to all those involved in collections and in organising events.


Settle Bowling Club will be holding a coffee morning in the clubhouse, on Saturday, 16 June from 10am to 12 noon. This will include refreshments, side stalls and a raffle. Meet friends old and new. Everyone is welcome.



There will be a special concert at Giggleswick School Chapel, commencing at 7.30pm, on 15 June featuring the soloists of the Halle Orchestra led by Lyn Fletcher, leader of the Orchestra. The programme will feature works by Brahms and Strauss as well as a short new work by the Halle’s composer in residence, Helen Grime. Tickets cost £8. To mark Giggleswick School’s quincentennial the Halle Orchestra will be playing in an open air concert on Pape’s Field on June 30th. The open air concert will be presented by Sir Tim Rice and will also feature internationally acclaimed soloists Sarah Fox, Barry Banks and Sir Thomas Allen who will be joined by Giggleswick Choral Society. The evening will conclude with fireworks. Tickets cost £30 (groups of 10+ £27pp, U 16’s £5). Gates open at 6pm for 8pm start. Tickets for events via the box office on 01729 893180.

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