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Events: 2012

Events Brochure 2012: pdf (1.6Mb)

Events 2012
Tue 20-Mar-2012Memorabilia event: bring your items to The Folly! information

Drop In event poster  (JPG, 59Kb)
Fri 20-Apr-2012Talk:
Dr Bill Mitchell
' Dalesman - the Early Years'
Tickets 6
7.30 pm
Sat 21-Apr-2012Family Activity:
Celebrating St. George
Come along and be creative!
1 - 4 pm
St George's Day event,21 April 2012, poster  (JPG, 28Kb)
Wed 16-May-2012

Brian Aldred
Learn how to print with moveable type using an old hand press
Tickets 6; 2 - 4 pm

'Well-known printer and print historian, Brian Aldred from Addingham, will be running a printing workshop in The Folly, Settle on Wednesday 16 May from 2 pm to 4 pm. Brian will be bringing along a pair of portable presses which he has painstakingly restored and a selection of blocks and type. Participants will be able to have a go at setting type using an old-style compositor's 'stick' and choosing ornaments from Brian's collection to produce their own personalised piece of text which they can then 'pull' on the press.

Sat 19-May-2012

Craven Herald voucher weekend: free entry with the special voucher printed in Craven Herald (17 May edition): further details to follow and in the Craven Herald. The voucher entitles 2 people to free entry on either

  • Saturday 19th May (when afternoon teas will be available for a small fee), or
  • Sunday 20th May (when well-known local printer, Brian Aldred, will be giving visitors the chance to create their own bookmarks and cards on his old parlour press)
Wed 13-Jun-2012Workshop:
Sam Dalby
Portrait Drawing
Suitable for over-16s of all abilities
Tickets 10, including materials and refreshments
2 - 4 pm
Fri 15-Jun-2012Talk:
Dr Bill Mitchell
' Dalesman - the Early Years'
Another chance to hear this popular talk
Tickets 6
Wed 20-Jun-2012Workshop:
Sam Dalby
Portrait Drawing
Suitable for over-16s of all abilities
Tickets 10, including materials and refreshments
2 - 4 pm
Sat 14-Jul-2012Talk:
Tom Lord
'Victoria Cave: a Neglected Monument of Victorian Science'
Tickets 6
'Victoria Cave: a Neglected Monument of Victorian Science', poster  (JPG, 30Kb)
Tue 07-Aug-2012Family Activity:
Our Street Party!
Add your picture to our street party scene
2 - 4 pm
Our Street Party!, poster  (JPG, 30Kb)
Tue 14-Aug-2012Family Activity:
You've Been Framed!
Decorate a frame for your self-portrait
2 - 4 pm
You've Been Framed!, poster  (JPG, 30Kb)
Tue 21-Aug-2012Family Activity:
Come and Explore our Cave!
Crawl through a tunnel and decorate a cave entrance
2 - 4 pm
Come and Explore our Cave!, poster  (JPG, 30Kb)
Fri 31-Aug-2012Settle-Carlisle railway evening: 'Along the Settle-Carlisle'; 7.30pm
Nick Jones and Alan Daltrey will be giving a presentation of their artistic and literary work relating to the line, entitled 'Along the Settle-Carlisle';.
Tickets, priced at £6, including refreshments, can be obtained direct from The Folly or by ringing 01729 822893. Owing to limited space, tickets should be booked in advance.
More details: Settle-Carlisle Railway evening: 31 Aug 2012
Settle-Carlisle railway evening: 'Along the Settle-Carlisle', poster  (JPG, 36Kb)
Sun 09-Sep-2012Heritage Open Day (
The Folly in Settle will be taking part in Heritage Open Days. On Sunday, 9 September from 12.30 to 4.30 there will be free admission, together with special quizzes and activities and a Folly Mouse Trail for children.
Heritage Open Days, Sun 9 Sept 2012, poster  (JPG, 19Kb)
Heritage Open Days, Sun 9 Sept 2012, poster
Sat 29-Sep-2012

Settle Show Case:;

  • Open 10.30 to 4.30
  • Special Offer from the Folly - £1 admission for adults (Children - Free) - and extended opening hours and other activities - collect a voucher from Victoria Hall on the day
Sat 29-Sep-2012Talk: Dr Mike Slater
' The Peopling of the Past: the Legacy of Record-Keepers'
Tickets 6 7.30pm
Mike Slater, talk ' The Peopling of the Past: the Legacy of Record-Keepers', 29 Sept 2012, poster  (JPG, 30Kb)
Sun 14-Oct-2012Settle Stories Festival Event:
Sit round the fire to hear tales of faeries, myth and mystery. Open mic included (your chance to tell a tale!)
Tickets 12/10 including drinks and nibbles
Sun 21-Oct-2012Family Activity:
The Big Draw
National annual event led by local artist Sam Dalby
12.30 - 4.30 pm
Sat 03-Nov-2012Concert:
' A 17th C Musical Entertainment'
The Leeds Waits perform a varied programme on period instruments
Tickets 10 including refreshments
Leeds Waits Concert 3 Nov 2012, poster  (JPG, 30Kb)
Sat 01-Dec-2012Family Activity:
Christmas Fun at The Folly
Before Settle lights switch-on
11 am - 3 pm
Christmas fun 1 Dec 2012, poster  (JPG, 30Kb)
Tue 11-Dec-2012Yuletide Event
Drop in for mulled wine and mince pies and a last chance to see our 2012 exhibitions
Free admission / Refreshments 3.50
10 am - 12 noon
Yuletide 11 Dec 2012, photo  (JPG, 62Kb)


Yuletide 11 Dec 2012, poster  (JPG, 30Kb)

Paper leaflet sponsored by The Lion at Settle


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

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