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Settle Website News August 21st


A huge thank you to everyone who donated cakes to the cake and coffee afternoon in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Walk For All appeal. The church was open from noon onwards and served teas, coffees and cakes to a number of walkers and their supporters and raised a total of £450 towards the appeal. There is a chance to sample the delights of the team’s home made baking every week with morning coffee being served every Tuesday from 10.15am and lunches being served through from 12 till 2.30pm throughout the summer.  There is always a choice of homemade main courses, including a vegetarian option, and a range of desserts available.  On September 18 the team will also be serving lunches and afternoon teas at Langcliffe Institute in aid of church funds.


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 25 August at 6pm and return at approx 7.30pm.   For details contact  015242 42414. Cost is £3.50, with all proceeds going to the African famine relief appeal.


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


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.


The 3rd annual Settle Photographic Group exhibition is currently in place in town with members of the Group displaying some pictures in Settle shops  until 31st August in the form of a town trail. The maps and town trail lists showing where numerous businesses which are displaying photographs are available from the TIC, Lamberts, Sweet Corner, Rags and Speight and Watson. 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 local and exotic landscapes through to portraits,flora and wildlife.  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.





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.



A cards and coffee day will be held on Monday, 29 August at Friends’ Meeting House in Kirkgate from 10 am onwards. Cards and original artwork by members of Clapham Art Group will be on sale. There will also be coffee and biscuits and a book stall in aid of Settle and District Blind Persons Welfare Group. Everyone is very welcome.




Settle will take on Whalley in the cup final of the 20/20 cricket at Settle Cricket Club on 29 August from 2pm.  There will also be burgers and bar available and admission is £3, £1 concessions and children free.



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.



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.


September 4th at 4.0 p.m. in the St John’s Church Hall Settle. Worship with a difference -to include songs, refreshments, creative activities etc. all based around the theme, which will be Lost and Found.  etc. Come along and bring your friends.  All ages welcome.



Now entering its 32nd year, the Settle Farmers’ Club begins this year’s programme of meetings on Tuesday, September 6th under the chairmanship of Jonathan Wright.  Now with some 70 members the club, formed in 1979, meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Falcon Hotel in Settle.  The object of the club is to promote the welfare of agriculture through the discussion of topics of general interest and in doing so encourage and develop good fellowship.  If you would like to learn more about the club and its activities please contact the secretary, Peter Halliday, on 07968 775804



There will be a free tai chi taster session at St John’s church hall on 6 September at 10am. For details contact 07876 740611. This will serve as an introduction to this season’s tai chi classes, which are suitable for beginners, and will take place on Tuesdays from September 20 at St John’s Hall from 9.30-11am.



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..



Tickets are now available for the second Settle Storytelling Festival, which will take place between 6th to the 9th of October and a number of early bird discounts are available online. 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. The Festival has also teamed up with social networking website Audioboo to launch a competition to find the best amateur storyteller in Britain. Audioboo allows users to record and share audio clips online and Settle Storytelling Festival’s collaboration with the company marks the first time the technology has been used for a storytelling competition, anywhere in the UK. To enter, budding storytellers simply need to go to  the Festival’s website and click the tab for competition. There are storytelling tips and information on what the judge is looking for. Once uploaded, all the clips will be available for anyone to share and enjoy. What’s more the competition is free to enter. Stories will be judged by the UK’s storytelling laureate Taffy Thomas MBE and the winning entry receives a luxury two night break ( B & B) for a family of four at The Coniston Hotel, Skipton, North Yorkshire.  Runner-up prizes are available and the overall winner will be announced at the festival. The competition closes on 25 September 2011.


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.



The new season’s programme is now available with the first event in the Foyer gallery being an exhibition of the work of Francis Johnson and Robert Keep. Pictures in our Life is a voyage via photographs and drawings into the artistic careers of two incomers to the Dales and will run from 17-25 September.

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