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This week there will be an 11 mile, moderately strenuous walk from Ribblehead to Clapham on Saturday 25th November, This will take in Ingleborough and Gaping Gill. This will depart from Ribblehead at 10.06. All participants in railway walks are reminded that it is their responsibility to make sure  that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear. 




A reminder that St John’s Methodist Church welcome you to the Coffee Pot every Tuesday morning between 10 -noon and is open to everyone, including visitors to the town. There is home baking, fresh coffee and a warm welcome guaranteed.   The coffee pot on the first Tuesday of the month is a charity event. On Wednesday 29th November you are invited to join Michael Cullingworth for “An Evening with the Dame: a celebration of Pantomime”. This will commence at 7.30pm and is a free event, during which Michael will give an illustrated and costumed talk on the history of pantomime dames and the joy of playing the dame.



A reminder that coffee or tea, with biscuits, scones and cake, is served every Tuesday at Settle Parish Church between 10.15 am and 12.00 noon and that soup, snacks and sweets are served every Tuesday between 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm. Do pop in and join us for a convivial meal and chat. 



 A reminder that every Tuesday there is a fundraising event at Victoria Hall. There are all-sorts stalls and a good clothes rack. Pop in and have a browse and enjoy a drink, bacon buttie or coffee and home-made cake etc. The cafe and stalls are open from 9.30 onwards.



 The Autumn concert will take place on Saturday 25 November at 7.30 pm, Christ Church, Skipton. The programme will be:Mendelssohn   “Fingal’s Cave Overture”; Saint-Saëns   “Cello concerto No. 1″ and Beethoven  ” Symphony No. 6  (Pastoral Symphony)”. Tickets cost £12 and are available from  Skipton Camera Centre, Cave and Crag in Settle, Bentham Post Office and on the door or from Orchestra members.



Banish the winter blues with the wide variety of music and entertainment on offer at Victoria Hall. Dead Man’s Uke and Friends return with swing and old blues tunes on 25th. December kicks off with a concert on 3rd by Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood who  present an intimate evening of the songs of Duke Ellington and other classic songs. On December 7th there is a live streaming from The National of Young Marx. Set in 1850 it is a new comedy based around the life of Karl Marx during his time in London.  On Friday 8th at 4pm there is a performance of Santa’s Christmas Wish, a festive, song-filled, interactive family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds. It lasts 40 minutes followed by our special meet, greet and treat with Father Christmas himself! Later in the evening there is A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel with Tim Chu and Ian Bailey. For details and tickets contact 01729 825718





 The friends of the swimming pool are holding a fund raising dinner and dance to help to raise money towards the refurbishment of the swimming pool. This will take place on 24 November at The Falcon Manor Hotel and tickets cost £35. There will be a four course meal followed by a disco. There will also be a raffle. For tickets contact 01729 825944.


 Friends of Victoria Hall invite you to join them for the All Sorts Christmas Market on 25 November from 10-3. There will be a range of arts, crafts, gift ideas and all sorts on sale as well as home made refreshments available. There are stall still available contact the Box Office or ring Barbara on 01729 822364



 There will be an information morning on Saturday, 25 November at Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on the topic of “Britain andPalestine”. There will be tea, coffee, cake, soup and snacks available between 10-3 as well as exhibitions about the campaign to support the Palestinian struggle for justice.  A collection from the refreshments will be donated to supplying medical aid forPalestine.  There will be two specific information sessions. The first of these form 10.15-145 is a film by Independent Jewish Voice, entitled “100 Years After Balfour”. The second is from 11-11.45 and is a talk by Robert Cohen on the subject, “My 72 hours inPalestine with Arthur Balfour”.


 Age UK North Craven are holding a getting connected event at The Folly on 30 November between 10-2, with the aim of allowing people to find out more about the ranges of services on offer as well as ways in which volunteers can help to deliver these services. This is a drop in event and all are welcome.



Interested in photography? Come and see what we do. What have we got on this month? We meet at 7.30pm at Townhead Courtin Settle. Further information can be found at: From Beginners to experts – all are welcome.  The next event is on Monday 4 December when the theme will be “Make Your Own Cards” with ideas and techniques for making your own cards using your own pictures. The gallery for the evening will be “People, Pets and Children”.



 The Community Christmas Day Dinner and tea will again take place this year at St John’s and commences at 11.45 on Christmas Day. This event is open to all ages and transport can be arranged for those who require assistance.  The cost for the event will be £10 per adult and £5 for children.  To book a place contact 01729 822138. Volunteers are required to help with this event and should also contact this number. There will be a volunteers meeting in November for more detailed planning.



 Settle Rugby Club is hosting an evening Fair on Friday, 1 December in aid of Sue Ryder: Manorlands. There will be a wide range of stalls with gift ideas for Christmas. The event will run from 6.30-9.39pm.




 Settle Christmas Lights Switch On this year will take place on December 2nd, and as usual the event will be co-ordinated by Settle Rotary. However, volunteers are always needed, soif you can assist in the run up to the event, or on the day or assist with the clear up then please get in touch with the co-ordinators by contacting either Derek Coultherd on 015242 51215 or Amy Robinson



The Next  Charity Dance will be at St Mary & St Michael Parish Hall  (Tillman Close off Kirkgate, Settle) and will be dedicated to the memory of Marion Casey – a long term organiser of the Charity Dances. This will take place on Saturday, December 2nd and will be a Jacob’s Join Supper. The dance will run from 8-11pm and proceeds will go to Yorkshire Air Ambulance and British Heart Foundation. If possible please contact 01729 824038/822364

 to confirm attendance by December 1st.



If you are looking for an unusual Christmas gift or simply for something the look forward to in 2018, Michael Cullingworth is again arranging a series of Theatre Trips. The cost quoted includes theatre ticket (usually a matinee) , gratuities and coach transport to and from the venue. To ensure good seats trips are planned well in advance. The first trip is to The Secret Garden on 3rd January at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick at a cost of £30 per person. On February 7th there will be a trip to see Sunset Boulevard atBradford’s Alhambra Theatre, this time costing £42. There will be a further visit to Bradford for Matthew Bourne’s Ballet Cinderella on 9th May (cost £43) and then off to Leeds’ Grand Theatre for Calendar Girls on August 29th (cost£54). In October he will be arranging a trip to Bradford once again for Miss Saigon at the Alhambra on 10 October (cost £68).  Advance booking is essential as trips are popular and all payment must be made 5 weeks prior to the performance. ” To contact Michael to book a place on a trip simply get in touch on 01729823978 or email:-





Tickets for the public are now on sale also for Giggleswick School’s production of Wendy and Peter Pan, on 29 November to 2 December. Public tickets are also now available for “A Not So Silent Night”, when pupils and staff present a Christmas celebration featuring ensembles and individuals in a range of readings and musical items. This will take place on 13 December and is a free event with retiring collection. Tickets for the more traditional school Evening of Lessons and Carols at Giggleswick Chapel on 14 December can also now be reserved. Again this is a free event with a retiring collection. Both evenings are expected to be very popular and so there is a limit of 4 seats per household.


Giggleswick Primary School invite you to join them for their Christmas Market on the evening of 24 November between 6-8pm. There will be a range of stalls including items by local producers as well as items such as Usborne Books and well known cosmetics, crafts and activities and games. Admission is free. All welcome.

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