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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



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.



Enthusiasts of Settle- Carlisle line will be delighted to learn that author and fellow rail enthusiast Bob Swallow will be presenting an audio-visual presentation on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line at Hellifield Station Tea Room on November 4th.  This will commence at 7.30pm and costs £3.50, including tea and biscuits.


The next charity dance will take place at Settle College on 5 November and run from 7.30-11.30. To reserve a place please contact 01729 823259 by Thursday, 3rd November. The proceeds of this event will be donated to the local Scouts.


There will be a concert on 6 November at Victoria Hall at 7.30pm.  All seats are £6 on the door and doors will open at 7pm. The event is being held by Friends of Victoria Hall



The group will meet at Friends Meeting House on November 7th at 7.30pm when the speakers will be local wildlife photographers, Carol and Tony Dilger. They will be showing examples of their work from their recent African Safari in a presentation entitled “ Big Game, Small Month”. All welcome.


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.


This Year’s Christmas Shopping Trip is on Wednesday 16th November to The Trafford Centre, leaving Whitefriars Car Park at 9.30am.  Cost £10, non-WI members are welcome to join us.  Contact Joy Calvert (824340) to book.



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.



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.  On November 6 there will be a showing of “127 hours”, at 3pm. Tickets cost £4.70 and doors open at 2.30pm.


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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