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Settle Community News
11:34am Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
Cricket fundraiser: Settle Cricket Club is holding a musical fundraiser next weekend. It will feature the star of last year’s Sponsor’s Night, Lewis Birtwell, who will perform soul and swing hits from Michael Buble. The event will take place next Saturday, August 24, at 8.45pm and tickets costing £5 are available via email at email@example.com, from the Naked Man Cafe or the Settle CC clubhouse on 01729 822171.
Photography trail: Settle Photographic Group’s Town Trail in and around the centre of Settle is now under way. It will run until next Thursday, August 22, with pictures being displayed in local shop windows. The pictures cover a range of topics, including local views, wildlife and portraits, and illustrate a range of photographic techniques. A map showing participating venues will be available from the tourist information centre and some shops along the route. The group hopes that locals and visitors alike will enjoy the trail, which is aimed at being fun for all the family. Over the bank holiday weekend there will be an opportunity to view all the photographs in one venue as part of the annual exhibition. This year it will be held at Clapham Village Hall and will be open from 11am to 5pm Saturday to Monday, with refreshments available throughout. The next group meeting will take place on Monday at 7.30pm at Townhead Court and visitors and new members are welcome. Following on from the ideas explored in the June meeting, the theme for the gallery will be Motion. The second part of the evening will be a presentation by Alan Owens on the uses and possibilities of Lightroom.
Parish church: On Sunday, the church will be lending its support to the Jane Tomlinson Walk for All by selling refreshments to walkers and supporters. Call in to enjoy home-made delights and a refreshing drink, regardless of whether you have been walking or spectating. To celebrate the centenary of the Binns organ, a series of organ recitals are being held at the church. These will feature music written during the 100 years since the organ was installed in 1913. The first recital will take place next Saturday, August 24, at 7.30pm when the organist will be renowned local musician and composer Paul Fisher. The concert will include British and French music written between 1910 and 1920 and will feature pieces by Vaughan Williams, Parry, Howells, Vierne and Dupre. Admission is free with a retiring collection.
Victoria Hall: Tomorrow (Friday), there will be a performance by The Hut People, described as one of the hottest bands on the folk/world acts scene. Please note the Tarras concert cancelled earlier in the month has been rescheduled for Sunday at 8pm. Tickets cost £10. On Friday, August 30, Chris Bannister performs the music of John Denver. For details of tickets and times, contact the box office on 01729 825718 or visit settlevictoriahall.org.uk
Artisans fair: An artisans fair will take place at the Victoria Hall on Saturday, from 9am to 3pm. Many of the artisans from last month will again be present and they will be joined by others, including Yorkshire Trike Tours who will be bringing along their Boom Trike. There will be all kinds of hand-made goods and gifts on sale, as well as the return of the pop-up “hessian and lace” cafe. Author Annette Brown will also be visiting to sign and sell copies of her latest book, Escape to Africa.
Beach party: It’s time to dig out the Hawaiian shirts, find your flip-flops and head to Settle Cricket Club for the fancy dress beach party! Sun, sea and sand comes to Settle on Saturday and the beach party runs from 8pm until late. Tickets cost £3 from the cricket club.
Walk for All: The Jane Tomlinson Yorkshire Dales Walking Festival will take place in Settle on Sunday. There will be a 28-mile, 14-mile and five-mile course, with entry starting at £8 per person. Further details and information are available via walkforall.com. If you are not walking yourself, come along and support the walkers and make it a family day out by enjoying the crafts on sale and a range of stalls and activities on the rugby field throughout the day.
Strawberry tea: Age UK is holding a strawberry tea with music at St John’s Hall on Wednesday, between 2pm and 4pm. Tickets cost £3 from the Age UK shop or via 01729 823066.
Tot Lord Trail: The next two trails will be on August 22 and 29. The walks around Settle provide a chance to find out about one of the town’s most colourful characters. Participants should meet outside Settle Tourist Information Centre for a 6.15pm start, with the walk finishing at approximately 8pm. Tickets cost £4, with all proceeds going to Oxfam. For further information, contact Richard Whinray on 01524 242414
Linton Court: The current exhibition at Linton Court Gallery is entitled Norman Adams at Home and Abroad, and features watercolours of Yorkshire, Italy and Provence. The exhibition runs until September 7.
Summer Shock: Summer Shock – a free event for young people aged between 11 and 25 – will take place at Settle College Lower School on Wednesday, between 3pm and 10pm. There will be a barbecue, skate park and rodeo as well as the chance to take part in dance sessions, fencing, arts and crafts, DJ-ing, Photoshop and street art workshops.
All sorts market: The Friends of Victoria Hall have organised an all sorts market at the hall on August Bank Holiday Saturday. It will be open between 9.30am and 4pm and refreshments will be served all day. For more details, contact 01729 823867.
Darts knockout: Settle Social Club is hosting a darts knockout next Sunday, August 25, with prize money totalling £500 up for grabs. Scratch time is 3pm and details are available from 07740 178731. Entry is £2 and no current county players will be permitted.
Book fair: A second-hand book fair will be held at the Victoria Hall on Bank Holiday Monday, from 10am to 4pm. Refreshments will be available.
Tramps film: The next film showing by Tramps at the Victoria Hall will be the French classic, Manon des Sources. It will be shown on Wednesday, August 28, at 7.45pm and tickets cost £5.
Blood donors: St John’s Church Hall is hosting a blood donor session on Thursday, August 29. The first session will run from 2.30pm to 4pm, with a second session from 5pm to 7.30pm. All donors are urged to make an appointment via 0300 123 2323. New donors are always required.
Women’s Institute: At the August meeting, members enjoyed a social afternoon of light-hearted games. The winners were Pat Whitton and Mary Hindle. There will be no lunch club in August. The Walking Group will have an early start on Thursday, August 29, taking the 8.10am bus to Grassington. Further details can be obtained from Pat Whitton. The Christmas shopping trip will be to York on Wednesday, November 20, and will cost £12.50. The coach will leave Whitefriars car park at 8am and leaves York at 4.30pm. Friends and family members are welcome. At the next meeting on Wednesday, September 4, Gillian Waters will give a talk on The Bill Mitchell Archive and the competition will be for a flower arrangement in a ramekin.
Bowling Club: An enjoyable day was held at Settle Bowling Club on Sunday, August 4. Settle Social Club donated a novice shield, which was played for by non-bowlers of all ages. A record number of competitors entered the event. After a round robin competition, the first semi-final was between Ian Bullock and Mick Dugdale, against John Lassey and Chris Sharp. A keen game ensued, but Lassey and Sharp ran out as easy winners at 13x2 after nine ends. The second semi-final was between Kev and Michael Harrison and Richard and Oliver Kilburn. The Kilburns won 9x4 after nine ends. In the final, the game was evenly poised at seven points each after eight ends. At the last end, Oliver Kilburn was a yard away from the jack, but John Lassey just managed to beat it and Lassey and Sharp ran out the eventual winners. John Chambers presented the prizes, which were kindly returned by all the winners for club funds. A big thank you goes to the tea ladies, all the members who scored, measured and supported the event and the competitors, who played the game with enthusiasm and friendly banter. The format of the competition was a success and will be repeated next year.
Townhead Crafts: Join us on Thursday afternoons for handicrafts and a cuppa. Beginners and experienced crafters alike are welcome to come along for crafting activity and a chat. Bring your own project and benefit from shared ideas and the experienced tutor on hand. The group meets at Townhead Court on Thursdays, from 2pm to 4pm, and sessions cost 50p, with all proceeds going to charity.