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On May 23 there are two walks planned. The first is a 10 mile moderate walk to Smardale Nature Resers. This will depart from Kirkby Stephen Station at 10.34am. The second is from Dent to Horton in Ribblesdale. This is a 16 mile strenuous walk leaving Dent station at 10.16 am. No reservation is necessary for this walk but all participants on walks should ensure that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear. Details can also be found at


Artists from Settle and surrounding area who make up the Clapham Art Group will be holding their 64th annual exhibition in Clapham Village Hall from Saturday 23rd-Sunday 31st May. This long established group produce in the region of 80 plus new paintings for the event, using a wide range of materials and work in a variety of styles. The exhibition also incorporates a sketchbook corner to show work in development. Unframed pictures and cards are also on sale. The exhibition is open daily from 11am -6pm with admission 50p.


There’s a blues feel on Saturday 23 at Victoria Hall when the evening starts with a film entitled ” “Harlem Street Singer” about the Reverend Gerry Davis, followed by a solo performance from Woody Mann. Woody Mann is a New Yorker who plays an enticing mix of American acoustic blues, roots and jazz guitar. He’s a sublime, warm, witty and hugely talented singer/songwriter. On 29th there is a concert celebrating the music of Simon and Garfunkel, performed by singer songwriters Tim Chu and Ian Bailey .Unlike many tribute bands there is no make-up, wigs or costumes – just two great musicians performing some of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic songs in an intimate and relaxed way. On May 31st Reform Theatre take to the stage in John Godber’s play “April in Paris”. There is free admission to this event with a bucket collection on exit. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718


On 23 May there will be afternoon tea served at 44 Sandholme Close, to raise money for Nepal. This will run from 2pm and admission is £3. There will be a range of Namaste items on sale and money raised will be donated via the Esther Benjamin Charity.


The next club night will be 23 May. The club meets at 9pm in Settle Social Club with a range of floor singers and musicians. All welcome.


The group will next meet on 27 May at Townhead Court at 2pm. The speaker will be Michael Myers on the subject of “Trees and Shrubs for the Smaller Garden”. Visitors welcome, admission £3.


The next film as part of Tramps Foreign film season at Victoria Hall will be shown on 27 May at 7.45pm. Fill The Void tells the story of an Orthodox Hassidic family from Tel Aviv and how their eighteen year old daughter becomes caught in a conflict between her heart’s desire and duty to her family.


Each month The Folly has either an object or a display of the month. This month to mark the anniversary of the VE Day celebrations there is a small display of items from the archives showing Settle celebrating the VE day. Although this is a small display it contains a few quirky items to raise a smile. The Folly is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 12.30 pm – 4.30pm and on Tuesdays between10.30 am – 4.30 pm


The Friends of Settle Swimming Pool will hold their Annual General Meeting on 29 May at 7.30pm in Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate. This meeting is open to all the community and new members are always welcome.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to a coffee morning at the Old Court House on Station Road on June 6th from 10am-12.30pm. All are welcome to come along and enjoy coffee, cakes and a chat.


A car treasure hunt is being arranged for 6 June in aid of Holy Trinity Restoration Fund. The hunt will leave Wigglesworth from The Plough at 2pm and end at the Craven Arms in Giggleswick. Advance booking is essential and the cost is £5 per car, to cover one driver and passenger. £3 per additional passenger. To book contact 01729 840108.


Advance notice of the 7th annual Settle Saunter, which this year will take place on 13 June. Organised by Settle Rotary the Saunter is open to runners and walkers with checkpoints with light refreshments along the way and a hot savoury meal is provided at the end. Badges and certificates upon completion are all included in the entry fee. Free car parking is provided. There are four routes on offer (9, 12, 16 and 27 miles) to accommodate a wide range of abilities. The event is open to all-comers, with the expectation they have a reasonable level of fitness to complete their chosen route. Under 18 are most welcome on the three shorter routes. Entry forms are available on Settle Rotary website or from 01524 251215. Registration, start & finish on the day is at the Victoria Hall, with a start time of 8.30 am for both walkers and runners. Entries are £10 in advance (concessions for groups and under 18s) but entry is also possible on the day for a small additional cost. Funds raised in 2015 will be shared between Settle Swimming Pool, Settle Amateur Operatic Society and Victoria Hall, Settle.


The next meeting will take place at Townhead Court on Monday, 15 June and will commence at 7.30pm. The guest speaker for the evening will be professional photographer Toney Speight who will talk on the theme of “At Work and Leisure”.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society are delighted to announce that once again John Bowdler – Blackpool Tower Organist – has agreed to play for a fund raising dance. Tickets are now on sale for the event which will take place at Ingleton Community Centre on June 20th. Tickets cost £8, including refreshments, and can be obtained from the community centre or by contacting 01729 822364 or 01729 822959.


This year’s open gardens will take place on 20 & 21 June. A number of gardens will be open over the weekend in the Settle area. Tickets cost £6 per day or £10 for a two day ticket. Tickets are available from Settle TIC, Field and Home or via 01729 822090. The gardens are open from 11-5pm on Saturday and 12-5pm on Sunday.


On Tuesday, 30 June there will be a visit to Malham Field Studies Centre. Participants should meet at 2.00pm at the Quarry Car Park on the minor road to the west of the fen. Please car share because of limited parking Guests are very welcome- please pay £2. To become a member of NCHT and for further information, please see our


On May 23rd May the church will be serving Yorkshire, home– baked treats  from 11 am till 3pm. Why not pop in to enjoy homemade scones, a toasted teacake or cake with your morning coffee

and then  pop back later in the day for cake or a Yorkshire Strawberry Cream Tea


Saturday 27th June – Friday 15th August 2015
The Gallery on the Green
The Green
North Yorkshire

Do you remember the days before smart phones, mobiles and even landlines, when private telephone conversations had to be conducted inside a public call box? Perhaps you can recall a particular box – the clank of its door and the ever-present stink of urine inside? Can you remember the heavy dial and the struggle to push a coin into the meter before the beeps ceased? Who were you calling? How were you feeling? Were you alone or was there a queue of people waiting outside, party to your every word?

With their promise of privacy, public telephone boxes were all too often the sites of assignation or heartbreak. And yet what was really being said? Was it ever original? Like the smell, could there be a universal conversation that replayed itself in, and was absorbed by, these spaces? Ellen Bell and Jo Hamill’s new installation Call Me, at Upper Settle’s now decommissioned telephone box and reincarnated as The Gallery on the Green, poses an elegant, yet whimsical response to this question. A written collage of notable literary telephone dialogues, Bell and Hamill’s transparent book-like structure plays with the notion of a line of communication that is sometimes clear and other times obscure.

The exhibition ‘Call Me’ will run at Settle’s Gallery on the Green from 11th June until 15th August 2015. Further details are available from Settle Tourist Information or online at

For further information please contact:

Ellen Bell at /07929073810/01970358468



On Friday 5 June, we welcome Owen Murray to Giggleswick School Chapel for an evening of classical accordion music. Professor of Accordion and Chamber Music at The Royal Academy of Music, he will be joined my students from the Royal Academy and Giggleswick pupils. Admission for this event is free with a retiring collection. On June 7th there will be a showing of “Home” by Community Cinemas at 3.30pm. For tickets and details contact 01729 893180.


Strawberry Cream Teas will be served at the church on June 6 between 2.30-5pm, in aid of church funds. All welcome.

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