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Events: 2011

Events Brochure 2011: pdf (170kb)


Photograph from Re-enactment: Sat 30-Jul-2011  (JPG, 60Kb)

Photograph from Re-enactment: Sat 30-Jul-2011
'Coming Home: a Soldier Returns to Settle at the End of the Civil War'
Clarice and Michael Wokes
Photographs courtesy of Clarice and Michael Wokes, photographer Matthew Hunter.
For more photographs taken at the event, please see: photographs


Events 2011
Date Event
Sat 23-Apr-2011 Family Activity (1-4pm):
Hurrah for St. George!
Puppet-making for everyone to enjoy
Sat 21-May-2011

'Sumer is icumen in'
The Seeds of Time early music group perform vocal and dance music, in costume on copies of period instruments
7.30 pm / Tickets 10

The programme will include madrigals and renaissance music. The group will play all eight members of the recorder family, as well as crumhorns, sackbuts, hurdy-gurdy and other melody and percusson instruments.

Fri 10-Jun-2011 Talk:
Professor Richard Hoyle
'Settle: a Town and its Countryside at the End of the 17th Century'
7.30 pm / Tickets 6
Sat 09-Jul-2011 Tutored Photo Day:
Veronica Caperon (
Historic Town Photo-Safari
10.15 am - 4.15 pm /Tickets 35, including entrance to The Folly and afternoon tea and cakes, must be booked in advance from 01729 824537
Fri 15-Jul-2011 Talk:
Dr David Johnson
'An Improving Prospect? The Challenges of Landscape Improvement in Craven since the Late 16th Century'
7.30 pm / Tickets 6
Sat 30-Jul-2011 Re-enactment:
Clarice and Michael Wokes
'Coming Home: a Soldier Returns to Settle at the End of the Civil War'
7.30 pm / Tickets 6
Press release regarding this item: Re-enactment at The Folly (30 July 2011)
For photographs taken at the event, please see: photographs.
Tue 09-Aug-2011

Family Activity
Craven Countryside Collage
Help to create a collage using local plants and wildlife
All August Family Activities run from 2 pm - 4 pm

Tue 16-Aug-2011 Family Activity
Make the Market Place
Create a 3-D model of Settle Market Place
Continuing next Tuesday 23 August.
Sat 20-Aug-2011 Shoe Making Demonstration by Daniel Nelson: (supplementary event in addition to the published programme): visitors will be able to watch a shoemaking demonstration by Daniel Nelson. Daniel is the fifth generation to run the family business established in Settle in 1847
20 & 21 Aug 2011 only: Free admission for up to two adults on production of the voucher in the Craven Herald of 18 Aug 2011
Photograph of Daniel Nelson at work in the Folly  (JPG, 47Kb)
Tue 23-Aug-2011 Family Activity
Complete the collage and model and do some independent drawing based on 'shapes'
Model of Settle market place
Making the Market Place  (JPG, 60Kb)
Sat 10-Sep-2011 Talk:
Sue Wrathmell
'Challenge and Change: Building Styles in Skipton and North Craven'
7.30 pm / Tickets 6
Sun 11-Sep-2011 Heritage Open Days (
Free entry to The Folly
17th Century building with historic features, exhibitions and quiz
Sun 30-Oct-2011

Family Activity
The Big Draw (The Campaign for Drawing)
National annual event led by local artist Sam Dalby

What Makes a House into a Home?

Come along to this free event in The Folly, Settle on Sunday, 30th October between 1 and 4 pm and let your imagination get to work! As part of the national 'Big Draw' campaign, local artist Sam Dalby will be helping visitors to create their perfect room. Sam says, 'I will be asking people to fill in the details of their ideal room in part of a large empty house, for example with posters, ornaments, toys, pets, family members etc. We want people to be as creative as they like and no drawing experience is necessary'. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied.

Sat 26-Nov-2011

Family Activity (1-4pm):
Make a Christmas Decoration

Make a Christmas Decoration (JPG, 55Kb)

Saturday, 26 November, from 1 - 4 pm, come and meet all your friends in The Folly and make some really great Christmas decorations, including stockings to hang up for Santa! At around 3.30 pm, Giggleswick Junior School choir will join us to sing seasonal music and get everyone feeling really festive. Children must be accompanied please.

Choir carol singing (JPG, 60Kb)
Sat 10-Dec-2011

Yuletide Event
Seasonal Words and Music
Mulled wine and Mince Pies
10 am - 12 noon
Free admission / Refreshments 3

Rejoice and be Merry!

Members of Leeds Waits will be providing some seasonal entertainment in The Folly from 10 am to 12 noon on Saturday, 10 December. Wearing period costume, they will play a selection of instruments and there will be the chance for everyone to join in with carol singing. Mulled wine and mince pies alongside a roaring log fire will add to the true Christmas spirit!

Leeds Waits:

Paper copy printed with thanks to The Lion at Settle and Shire Hotels.


Details of other year's Events may be found at:

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