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Settle Website News November 6th


A reminder that Settle Voices Community Choir will meet 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 very welcome. For more information please see website or ring (01729) 822771



Thank you to all who supported the recent production of “When the Lights Go On Again” at the Victoria Hall and to the businesses who donated raffle prizes.  During the week National Operatic and Dramatic Association Long Service Awards were presented by Leslie Appleyard, the NODA regional representative, to Trudy Wilson for 50 years service and to Helen and John Reid and Alan McLernon – each having served for 45 years.  Grand Draw winners were Susan Gibson, who won £100; Mary O’Neil who won £50 and Jackie Seed who won £25.  The winner of the caption competition was Ian Johnson. Donations for the “hire” of flags for the performance amounted to £315 and this has been sent to “Help the Heroes”.



The speaker was Rex Stott who entertained members with ‘Magic, Mirth & Mystery’. He was thanked by Doris Robinson.  The Bring & Buy stall made £20-85.  President Sandra Fox presented Maisie Holmes, who has recently retired from the committee, with a pot plant and thanked her on behalf of the members.  Sandra held the first ‘Do it for Denman’ tea party which made £20.

This month’s Luncheon Club will be to The Fisherman Restaurant on Wednesday 23rd November at 12noon. A few places are still available on the Christmas Shopping trip to the Trafford Centre on Wednesday 16th November.  Contact Joy Calvert (824340) for details.We will be having a Christmas food stall at the Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday 3rd December.  Gingerbread, sweets and home made preserves, plus helpers for the stall on the day are needed.  It is Settle WI’s turn to host the Ingleborough Group Carol Service which will be on Sunday 11th December at 2pm in Settle Parish Church.  Members are asked to provide mince pies for refreshments afterwards.  The collection will be in aid of The Friends of Castlebergh Hospital. Mary Hindle (822327) is offering 3 seats in her car to go to the Federation Carol Service in Skipton on Tuesday 13th December at 2pm.

The annual Lunch will be on Wednesday 18th January at The Lion.  Menus will be available at the December meeting: 2 courses £14-95; 3 courses £18-95. The next meeting is on Wednesday 7th December when the Drama Group will be presenting this year’s pantomime.



Vibrant Settle is now compiling a monthly e-newsletter to keep people in the town updated on the positive progress which is being made on a variety of projects in the town and to encourage people to support local events. If you would like to receive a copy of this e-newsletter each month then please contact Steve Amphlett at If you belong to an organisation locally and would like to ensure that your forthcoming events are listed in the e-newsletter then please send details to Steve as soon as possible. Dates for 2012 are also welcome.




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.



Linda Clemence and Liz Smart invite you to join them for their annual art and coffee sessions at the Friends’ Meeting House in Kirkgate on 10-12 November. On 10th the session will run from 1-4.30pm and on 11 and 12 they will be open from 10.30-4.30.  There will be original paintings, sketches and cards on sale and admission is free with coffee and biscuits costing £1. All welcome.



Settle Music is hosting an intimate guitar concert at Poppies in Bishopdale Court on 10 November. This will feature Grammy nominated guitarist Neil C Young in a programme of Brazilian inspired music.  Tickets are £7, including refreshments and are available from Poppies and from Settle Music. The concert will commence at 7.30pm.


The North Craven strollers walking for health group will meet on Wednesday 16 November at 1.30 pm at the Millennium Gardens to share transport to undertake a walk in the Clapham area. For details contact 015242 62672.



Settle Storytelling club invite you to come along and join them – you could tell a story about days long past, of fairy folk, a tall tale or a long tale or just your favourite story, and remember to bring one, for the magic of the Winter Solstice. The next monthly Storytelling Club night is on November 16 at 7.30pm at  “The Barn” at The Lion in Duke St, Settle. Cost is £3 on the door and the venue is wheelchair accessible.



Bill and Margaret Graham invite you to join them for a coffee, tea or drink at their open house event on 17 November between 11am and 6 pm. Admission is free with donations in support of the Royal British Legion. There will be a chance to meet their guests Sheila Bentley, chair of the women’s branch and Alex Bentley, chair of Skipton Branch. All are welcome.




The orchestra will be staging two concerts for advent in November, the first on 19 November at Settle Parish Church and the second on November 26 at Christ Church, Skipton. The orchestra will be joined by Holy Trinity Choir, Skipton and by Ilkley Chamber Choir Pinsuti. The soloist will be David Rees-Jones.   The performances will include the world premiere of a work by Michael Howell, “The Star Song” as well as Prokoviev’s “Troika”, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 2 “The Little Russian” and  Vaughn Williams’ “Fantasia on Christmas Carols”. Both performances will commence at 7.30pm and tickets cost £8 in advance or £9 on the door. Tickets are available from Cave and Crag and Settle Music in Settle, Clitheroe Music and Bentham Post Office and Abbey Books and Skipton Camera Centre in Skipton.



Bentham & District Pet Rescue invite you to join them for their Christmas Coffee Morning at St John’s Hall, Settle on Saturday 19 November.  This will run from 10am to noon and all are welcome.




There will be a concert by the Black Horse Jazz men, with special guest Jack Schofield, at St John’s church on 19 November.  The concert is in aid of St John’s church and the Haemotology and Oncology Unit at Airedale Hospital. Admission is £7.50 and tickets are available from 017 29 824661.



The group will meet at Friends Meeting House on November 21st at 7.30pm when there will be a viewing of this month’s gallery of photos by group members on the theme of Autumn. This will be followed by a workshop session on monochrome techniques.  All welcome.




Reform Theatre return to Victoria Hall on 24 November with “Housebound” a topical tale of what happens one Halloween when a rash act changes everything for the wife of a man who makes Victor Meldrew seem like an amateur. The world cinema season continues of 16 November with “The Lemon Tree” a Hebrew film with English subtitles. On 12 November there will be a concert double bill featuring two young folk musicians, Ewan McLennan and Sam Carter.  Crème Anglaise and John Helliwell take to the stage on 17 November, offering their own take on jazz in a concert sure to be a hit on this return visit.



Spanish classes are being held at St John’s Hall every Friday afternoon. There are two levels of class, beginner and intermediate. The first session runs from 2-3.30pm and the second from 3.30 to 5pm. Classes cost £7.50 per session. For details contact  07767 328280.




The next  gallery exhibition will be an exhibition of wildlife photography by Tony and Carol Dilger. This will open on 14 November and is then open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5pm. RAW showcases a collection of stunning nature photographs from the walls of the Dales to the wilds of Africa, including striking images from their recent assignment in  Kruger National Park as well as reflections on the delicate and colourful aspects of Africa.  Tickets are now also on sale for a stunning event scheduled as part of the  2012 Quincentenary celebrations at Giggleswick School. To mark this historic milestone it will host a public outdoor concert on the playing fields next to the site of the first school. The concert given by Britain’s oldest symphony orchestra – the world renowned Hallé, will also feature guest soloists including soprano Sarah Fox. The programme of light classical and operatic favourites has been compiled by the concert’s Musical Director, James Burton and will include works by Tchaikovsky and Elgar, building to a rousing firework finale. So why not forget the winter and make plans to grab your picnic, table and chairs, cool box and champagne ready to head to Giggleswick for an unforgettable evening of world class music against the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales. Tickets for this event cost £30 Adults, or £27 per person for groups of 10 or more and £5 for under 16s and are available via RWT box office on email: Tel: 01729 893180



To mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible: Bradford Cathedral commissioned a new work from Saltaire writer. Nigel Schofield. Featuring traditional and original songs (with music by Helen Hockenhull), “1611: The Word – In the Beginning explores the circumstances around the creation of the Bible. The world in which the King James Bible came into being was one of daring exploration, theatrical innovation, political intrigue, terrorism, superstition and scandal. All of the above feature in the lively narrative which takes in, among other things, Shakespeare’s final years, the settlement of America, the birth of the British whaling industry, the Gunpowder Plot, the death of Henry Hudson  and the work of scandal monger John Aubrey. The production has a specially assembled cast of twenty players. In addition to original songs, it also features music by Bob Dylan. Sandy Denny, Handel, Leonard Cohen and Monteverdi. “1611” will be performed at the Parish church of Saint Alkelda at 7pm on  Saturday 12th November and tickets cost £5, available from 01729 823537.

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