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Our 2018 Programme of Exhibitions and Events

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

1st March - 24th June

Farms, Flags, Forges

in collaboration with members of the 'Back in Settle' Facebook Group

Back in Settle: Farms, Flags, Forges has been inspired by a remarkable Facebook group set up around four years ago by local man, Mick Harrison to share stories and old photographs from the Settle area.   There are now almost 1,600 people involved from all over the world and the stories and photographs are ones most people will never have seen before, because up till now they have lain hidden in family albums and scrapbooks.   Mick quickly realised how many wonderful memories were disappearing into a skip as families moved away and was determined to do something about it. Thanks to his enthusiasm some amazing pictures are seeing the light of day.

Farms, Flags, Forges focuses on the area’s farming, quarrying, and associated Dales occupations. It  compares practices carried out today, with those of the past, giving visitors the chance to spot people from their own past, and perhaps share their own recollections.

 

1st March – 29th April

Challenge and Change

350 years of a house and its region

Challenge and Change follows 350 Years in the life of The Folly and its region. The changes with the first local bank appearing in Settle in 1791. The challenge of improving the local road networks so that goods (and people) could be transported in larger quantities and greater distances.  The changes for local properties with the Great Rebuilding following the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 and many more. 

The exhibition chronicles the abilities of the local communities to adapt and survive the many challenges and changes they faced.

 

1st March - 22nd December

Knitted Settle

knitted by the Crafty Knitters of Settle

Amazing knitted pictures of many of the buildings in Settle Town Centre, including The Folly.

 

1 May – 8 July

Voices from the Land

Voices from the Land brings together the faces, voices and words of farmers across the Yorkshire Dales in 2017. Captured through black-and-white portraits, colour images, audio recordings and writing, this exhibition drawn together by photographer Rob Fraser and writer Harriet Fraser gives a unique insight into farming in the Yorkshire Dales today and shares farmers’ thoughts of what the future may hold.

The collection features people of all ages, from young people still in school and aiming for a life in farming, to those who are ready to hand over or have retired, as well as images from the farming year with contributions from volunteers who helped with photography, interviews and recordings.

 Voices from the Land is a Farmer Network project supported by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Sustainability Development Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund.
 www.dalesfarmers.co.uk

 

26 June – 22 December

1918: The Long Last Mile

The final year of WWI took the greatest toll of lives among the men of our area and in this, the next in our series of commemorative exhibition as part of the Craven and the First World War project, we look at their stories, the part played by the newly formed RAF, the development of motor transport and how life was for those at home

 

10 July – 22 December

Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales

~ A Celebration ~

A celebration of 50 years since the original publication of this important work that captured the last days of a disappearing way of life. We share the background to the book by iconic Dales authors Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby – who with their foresight and passion for collecting, founded the Dales Countryside Museum at Hawes in 1979. Original notes, photographs, sketches and artefacts give a glimpse into the everyday lives of Dales people. 

This exhibition, loaned by courtesy of the Dales Countryside Museum is supplemented with items chosen from our own collections to show the distinctiveness of the Craven Dales.   It coincides with the publication by the Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society of a new edition of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales.

 

 

 

TALKS, EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

 

Friday 11th May

7.00pm

'Settle Shops of Yesteryear : Part 3'

Talk by John Reid

Tickets £7.00 in advance

 

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Friday 8th June

7.30pm

Settle Sessions
www.settlesessions.co.uk

Poets from Far Afield
Chrissie Gittins and Mary Jane Holmes

Tickets £6.00 in advance

 

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Saturday 9th June

7.30pm

'Voice from the Land'

Talk by Neil Heseltine

Tickets £7.00 in advance

 

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Friday 13th July

7.30pm

'Inns Ancient and Modern'

Talk by Alan Hemsworth

Tickets £7.00 in advance

 

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Sunday 9th September

1.00pm - 4.00pm

HERITAGE OPEN DAY

Free Entry to The Folly Museum with Guided Tours

 

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Sunday 16th September

1.00pm - 4.00pm

HERITAGE OPEN DAY

Free Entry to The Folly Museum with Guided Tours

 

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Saturday 22nd September

7.00pm

'Words and Meanings: The Yorkshire Dictionary Project'

Talk by Alexandra Medcalf

Tickets £7.00 in advance

 

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Friday 28th September

7.30pm

Settle Sessions
www.settlesessions.co.uk

2018 Competition Results Special

Readings of the Winners

Tickets £6.00 in advance

 

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Friday 5th October

7.30pm

'Women, Work, War: Women in WW1'

Talk by Robert Bullock

Tickets £7.00 in advance

 

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Friday 16th November

7.30pm

Settle Sessions
www.settlesessions.co.uk

Jim Carruth & Joan Butler

Tickets £6.00 in advance

 

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Saturday 1st December

2.30pm

Seasonal Music

by Octameron 

 

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Saturday 15th December

10.00am - 4.00pm

'Yorkshire Christmas Carols'

Workshop by Rebecca Deniff

Tickets £7.00 in advance

 

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