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Settle Website News April 8th


The mobile phone is the appropriate theme for the current exhibition at the Gallery on the Green. They are everywhere and anywhere, and it is a sweet irony that we should be celebrating its dominance in our culture when it is this technology that led to the decommissioning of the K6 phone box which now houses the Gallery on the Green in Upper Settle. The Gallery on the Green’s first exhibition of the 2012 season features work by the eminent photographer Martin Parr, whose work is immediately recognisable for the impact of its composition and the intensity of its colour.  For over fifteen years Martin has photographed the changing use of the mobile phone as he travelled the world as one of the world’s leading documentary photographers.


Looking ahead there are a number of community events in April.  On Saturday 14 there will be a sale of bulbs and bric-a-brac from 10am onwards in the church with light refreshments on sale all day. On Friday 20th there will be an evening of puddings, plonk and poetry. Admission is £5 (including up to 3 puddings of your choice). 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. All are welcome.



Settle Twinning Association is currently planning a visit to its twin town, Banyuls-sur-Mer, in October. They would welcome enquiries in anyone interested in learningmore about the association and its activities. Please contact Jean on 01729 823929.


Settle Voices Community Choir are organising a singing workshop on Thursday, 12th April at the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Settle from 1pm to 4pm. This will be run by Gilly Fordham and Lesley Lear, experienced workshop leaders who have worked with both Leeds and Otley Peoples Choirs. All are welcome and reading music is not necessary.The cost is £8 ( choir members £6 ). To book a place contact 01729 822771 and for more information visit




You are invited to join in a trip for a “reet grand day out” to see the world famous York medieval mystery plays on Saturday 11 August at 2.30pm. The performance lasts approximately 3 hours and will take place in York Museum Gardens. All seats are under cover and are in the central block, providing un-restricted views.  The coach will leave Settle at 9am, so there will be sufficient time to have a look around York and enjoy lunch prior to the performance.  Tickets cost either £25 in premier seats or £17 in standard seats plus there is a charge of £7 for the coach. For further details contact Edith Diggles on 01729 825285 or Dorothy Bearpark on 01729 822712 or email



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 April 14 there will be a 13 mile, moderately strenuous, walk along Lady Anne Clifford’s way taking in Pendragon Castle. Alight  at Garsdale at 10.21am. ON Sunday 15 there is a moderately strenuous 12 mile walk to Rutter Force, alight at Appleby at 11.09am.  For further details contact website at




The next meeting will take place on April 16 at Townhead Court at 7.30pm The Gallery for this meeting will be on the theme of “Spring”. The  guest for this evening will be Ray Bramall from Doncaster. Ray is a very experienced judge and a past President of the YPU, and he will be commenting on member’s pictures. The idea here is that while the discussion on each Gallery is very useful it will be interesting to hear an outsider’s view of

member’s work.



Two new exhibitions will be opening at The Folly on April 3rd. The first of these is:  ‘Off the Page:the Story of Dalesman Magazine’ and  the second is ‘Portraits’ by Sam Dalby featuring portraits of local characters. For further information check the website at or ring 01729 822893 for more information



The April programme promises to cater for all musical tastes. On 14 April there will be Classic Clapton  from the world’s no.1 tribute band. On 21 April Scandimoot, traditional Swedish music and dance returns as part of the dales weekend of Scandinavian music festival. Soloists from the Northern Chamber Orchestra return to the hall for a concert featuring the music of Strauss and Beethoven on April 22. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718.




Discover more about one of Settle’s most colourful characters on the Tot Lord Trail on 12 April. This will  last from 6-7.30pm. Tickets cost £3 and all monies will go towards the East African Famine Appeal. Tickets can be booked via 015242 42414. The walks meet outside the Tourist Information Centre


Local and visiting ladies are invited to come along to a vintage tea party at Settle Cricket club to rais money for breast cancer charities on 14 April.  There will be tea, cake and music between 3-5pm and tickets cost £5.  Polka dots and pearls optional!



There will be a free introductory talk on the topic of Effortless Meditation at Gateway to Health on April 18th. This will last approximately 1 hour commencing at 10am.  For those interested in learning more a four week follow-up course will be available. For further information contact 015242 41377 or 07821 251 735.



There will be a talk by Debi Burridge at St John’s Hall on 18 April at 7pm on the subject of Disability Awareness and how we can all raise our own awareness of the related issues. This is an open meeting and everyone is invited to come along to find out how individuals can help with these matters.


There will be the second in a series of intimate concerts at Poppies Tearooms on April 19th. This will feature the classical guitar and flute music of  “Volante Duet”. Tickets cost £9, available from Poppies or via 07932 182293.



A casino night will be held at North Ribblesdale Rugby Club on 18 May at 7.30pm. Dress code for the evening is formal – black tie – and tickets cost £20 per person, including supper.  For further details contact 07891 322 096 / 07879 474 786



The annual Settle Saunter, organised by Settle Rotary, will take place this year on 19 May.  The event raises money for charities and local causes and offers 3, 10, 15 and 26 mile walks which can be strode, sauntered or run as you wish. All the routes start from Victoria Hall at 9pm and advance entries cost £10 (£6 for over 65s and under 18s) or £11 on the day.  This includes light refreshments at the checkpoints and a hot meal, with pudding, at the finish and a certificate. All under 16 entrants must be accompanied by an adult.  For further details contact  Settle Rotary via or Bob on 01729 830299.  Information is available on the website and from Settle Tourist Information Centre.

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