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Settle Photographic Group Town Trail in and around the centre of Settle is now underway and will run until  22nd August with pictures being displayed  in local shop windows. The pictures cover a range of topics and include local views, wildlife, portraits and also illustrate a range of photographic techniques.  A map showing participating venues will be available from the TIC and some shops along the route. Many thanks to all the businesses who support this event. The group hope that locals and visitors alike will enjoy the trail which is aimed at being fun for all the family.  Over the bank holiday weekend there will be an opportunity to view all the photos in one venue as part of the annual exhibition. This year this will be held at Clapham Village Hall and will be open there from 11am to 5pm each day (Saturday – Monday) with refreshments available throughout.  The next group meeting will take place on 19 August at 7.30pm at Town Head Court. Visitors and new members always welcome. Following on from the ideas explored in the June meeting the theme for the gallery will be “Motion”. The second part of the evening will be a presentation by Alan Owens on the uses and possibilities of Lightroom.


On August 18th the church will be lending its support to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal by selling refreshments throughout the day to walkers and supporters, locals and visitors. Call in to enjoy home-made delights and a refreshing drink:  regardless of whether you have been walking or simply spectating you are guaranteed a warm welcome. To celebrate the centenary of the Binns organ a series of organ recitals is being held at the church. These will feature music written during the 100 years since the organ was installed in 1913.

These will take place over the next year with the first recital taking on Saturday, August 24th at 7.30pm when the organist will be renowned local musician and composer Paul Fisher. This concert will include British and French music written between 1910 and 1920 and will feature pieces by Vaughan Williams, Parry, Howells, Vierne and Dupre. Admission is free with a retiring collection.


On 16 August there will be a performance by The Hut People,  one of the hottest bands on the folk/world acts scene who play a mix of British, Nordic and European folk mixed with home grown tunes. Please note that the Tarras concert cancelled earlier in the month has now been rescheduled for 18 August at *pm. Tickets cost £10. The month ends with Chris Bannister on 30 August performing the music of John Denver. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718 or


The fair will take place this weekend , 17 August at Victoria Hall from 9am to 3pm. Many of the artisans from last month will again be present and they will be joined by some very different Artisans as well as the guys from Yorkshire Trike Tours who will be bringing their fantastic Boom Trike to Settle Artisans Fair. There will be all kinds of quality handmade goodies and gifts on sale as well as the return of the pop up “hessian and lace” cafe.  Annette Brown, Author, will also be visiting on 17th August to sign and sell copies of her latest book “Escape to Africa” Annette was born in North Yorkshire, and grew up with the stunning Yorkshire Dales and Lake District surrounding her. Her first novel though was inspired by a work visit to Africa and since then she has written several short stories and poems.  Call in for a chance to find something really special…


It’s time to dig out the Hawaiin shirts, find your flip-flops and head down to Settle Cricket Club for the fancy dress beach party!  Sun, sea and sand comes to Settle on 17 August and the beach party runs from 8 till late. Tickets £3 from the Cricket Club.


The Jane Tomlinson Yorkshire Dales Walking Festival will take place in Settle on August 18. There will be a 28 mile, 14 mile and 5 mile walk  with prices for entry starting at £8 per person.  Further details and information on registration are available via the website Even if you are not walking yourself, why not  come along and support the walkers and make it a family day out  by enjoying the crafts on sale and a range of stalls and activities on the rugby field throughout the day.


Age UK are holding at strawberry tea with music at St John’s hall on 21 August between 2-4pm. Tickets cost £3 from the Age UK shop or via 01729 823066.


The next two trails will take place on 22nd August and 29th August. These walks around the town provide a chance to find out about one of the town’s most colourful characters. Participants should meet outside Settle TIC for a 6.15 start, finishing approximately 8pm. Tickets: £4.00 with all  proceeds going to Oxfam. For further information contact Richard Whinray on 01524 242414


The current exhibition at Linton Court Gallery is entitled “Norman Adams at Home & Abroad” and will feature watercolours of Yorkshire, Italy & Provence. The exhibition opens on 3 August and continues to 7 September 2013. Featuring alongside paintings of the Yorkshire Dales will be watercolours of Venice and Florence together with studies of olive groves, cypress trees and the landscape of Provence.


A free event for young people aged between 11-25, Summer shock will take place at Settle College Lower School on 21 August between 3-10pm. There will be a barbecue, skate park and rodeo as well as the chance to take part in dance sessions, fencing, art and craft, dj-ing session and photoshop and street art workshops.


Friends of Victoria Hall have organised an all sorts market to take place in Victoria Hall on August Bank Holiday Saturday, 24th.  This will be open between 9.30-4.00 and refreshments will be served all day. For details contact 01729 823867.


Lewis Birtwell will perform the music of Michael Buble and more at Settle Cricket Club on 24 August. The event starts at  8.45pm and tickets cost £5 via the club or the Naked Man or via  822171 or 825595.


The Craven Arms at Giggleswick is hosting a beer and music festival on 25 August, featuring locally brewed beers. Tickets cost £5 if pre-ordered, £6 on the day and include 3 taster half pints and a donation to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  There will be live music from The Duffers and from Giggleswick and Settle Brass Band as well as barbecue food available throughout the day and helicopter rides.


Settle Social Club is hosting a darts knock  out on 25 August with prize money totally £500 up for grabs!  Scratch time is 3pm and details are available from 07740178731. Entry is £2 and no current county players will be permitted.


A second hand book fair will be held at Victoria Hall on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 August from 10 am to 4pm.  Refreshments available.


The next film showing by Tramps at Victoria Hall will be the French classic “Manon des Sources”. This will be shown on 28 August at 7.45 and tickets cost £5.


St John’s Church Hall is hosting a blood donor session on August 29th.  The first session will run from 2.30- 4pm with a second session from 5-7.30pm. All donors are urged to make an appointment via 0300 123 2323. New donors are always required so please consider this seriously. Your gift today could make a big difference.


At the August meeting members enjoyed a social afternoon of lighthearted games, and prizes for the winners were awarded to Pat Whitton and Mary Hindle. The members provided the refreshments. There will be no Lunch Club in August. The Walking Group will have an early start on Thursday, 29 August, taking the 8.10am ‘bus to Grassington. Further details may be obtained from Pat Whitton. The Christmas Shopping Trip will be to York on Wednesday 20 November and will cost £12.50. The coach will leave Whitefriars Car Park at 8am and leave York at 4.30pm. Friends and family members are welcome.  At the next meeting on Wednesday 4 September Gillian Waters will give a talk on The Bill Mitchell Archive, and the competition will be for a flower arrangement in a ramekin.


A most enjoyable day was held at Settle Bowling Club on Sunday 4 August. Settle Social Club kindly donated the Novice Shield which was played for by non-bowlers of any age.  A record number of competitors entered the event and the weather was kind until the final, when it spoiled itself by raining. Nevertheless, everyone enjoyed themselves. After a round robin competition the first semi-final was between Ian Bullock and Mick Dugdale against John Lassey and Chris Sharp. A keen game ensued but Lassey and Sharp ran out as easy winners at 13×2 after 9 ends. The second semi final was between Kev and Michael Harrison and Richard and Oliver Kilburn (father and son). The Kilburns won 9×4 after 9 ends. In the final the game was evenly poised at 7 points each after 8 ends. At the last end, Oliver Kilburn was a yard away from the jack but John Lassey just managed to beat it; and Lassey and Sharp ran out the eventual winners of the Novice Shield.  John Chambers presented the prizes which were kindly returned by all the winners for club funds. A very big thank you to the Club’s tea ladies, who prepared and served light refreshments and pies and peas all day. Also thanks to all the members who scored, measured and supported the event. The biggest thank you though goes to the competitors, who played the game with great enthusiasm and friendly banter.  The format of the competition was a indeed a success and will be repeated next year.


Join us on Thursday afternoons for handicrafts and a cuppa. Beginners and experienced crafters alike are welcome to come along for crafting activity and a chat. Bring your own project and benefit from shared ideas and the experienced tutor on hand. The group meets at Townhead Court on Thursdays from 2-4pm and costs 50p, with all proceeds going to charity.


Giggleswick Gazelles

Advance notice that to a special event for the Gazelles. On Friday Sept 20th the Gazelles will meet at 5.30 at Eshtons Pavilion, Raines Rd, Giggleswick. This will be followed by a
trot to Gateway to Health in Settle to speak to fellow Gazelle and reflexologist Penny Lowe. Tea and cakes and then trot back to the pavilion. Full details are on her website The Gazelles is a beginners running group which  meets at 5.30-6.30pm, Eshtons Pavilion ever Friday. New members are always welcome and  tea and cakes are served after the run and the first session is free. For more information please contact Andy Mouncey 07799 063115 or Jill Eccleston 07955 342344

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