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Events: 2015

Events programme 2015 leaflet pdf (100kb)

Events 2015
DateEvent
Wed 01-Apr-20152-4.30pm Family Activity:
Easter Party: further information: pdf
Tickets (in advance): £5

The Folly's amazing collection of Faberge Easter eggs need decorating! Join our Easter Craft Workshop for children aged 7plus on Wednesday April 1st, 2- 4.30 in the Folly. £5.00 per child gets you unlimited gold paint and "jewels". Expert tuition on hand, prizes, our annual Bunny Hop Tournament and an Easter tea party. PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE : follyfamilyactivities@ncbpt.org.uk

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Fri 17-Apr-20157.30pm Settle Sessions:
An evening with leading poets and writers Carole Coates and Carole Bromley
Tickets (in advance): £6

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Sat 18-Apr-20157.30pm Talk:
Nigel Mussett: 'Strippers, Ostlers and Gentlemen - The Changing Pattern of Local Employment in the 19th Century'
Tickets (in advance): £7
'Strippers, Ostlers and Gentlemen' (photo) (JPG, 208Kb)

Timed to mark the publication of the Giggleswick (St Alkelda's) Parish Registers 1800 - 1999, this illustrated talk will focus attention on what the parish registers tell us of the occupations in which our predecessors were engaged in Settle and Giggleswick between the years 1840 and 1900. Some other aspects of local Victorian life, such as the impact of the cotton mills and consequent changes in population, will also be touched upon. The limitations of the parish registers in providing such details of our social history will be considered and a light-hearted quiz has been devised to round off the evening.

'Strippers, Ostlers and Gentlemen' (poster) (JPG, 104Kb)
Fri 01-May-20157pm Talk:
Fr. Paul Hypher: 'Hardy VC - The Compassionate Hero of WW1'
Tickets (in advance): £7
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The Rev Theodore Bailey Hardy VC DSO MC, Former Headmaster of Bentham Grammar School and Vicar of Hutton Roof in August 1916 at the age of 53 was sent as an Army chaplain to France soon gaining the affection and admiration of the soldiers. "It's only me lads" he would say as he arrived in the trenches with sweets cigarettes and talk. When the men went over the top he went with them tending their wounds and bringing them back on stretchers. He was fatally wounded on the 12th October 1918 and died at Rouen hospital. He was the most highly decorated non-combatant of the War.

Sun 03-May-2015
Mon 04-May-2015
Free Entry with voucher
Free Entry with voucher from the Craven Herald (edition of Thurs 30 April 2015) for 2 adults: please see voucher; terms and conditions apply pdf
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Craven Herald & Folly Museum, Settle: voucher offer: terms & conditions

  • Original vouchers from the newspaper only please: copies or versions printed from the internet will not be accepted
  • Vouchers must be handed in on entry and will be retained by the Museum
  • One voucher per visit
This offer is a promotional partnership between the Museum and the Craven Herald http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/
Fri 05-Jun-20157.30pm Settle Sessions:
An evening with leading poets and writers.
Popular local writer Jean Harrison will launch her first novel, followed by poet and literary critic Neil Curry reading from his work.
Tickets (in advance): £6
Settle Sessions 5 June 2015 (poster) (JPG, 114Kb)
Fri 12-Jun-20157.30pm Talk:
Lee Cartledge: 'The Last Potter of Black Burton': a talk by Bentham potter Lee Cartledge on the life of Richard Bateson
Tickets (in advance): £7
12 June 2015 Lee Cartledge:   Talk: 'The Last Potter of Black Burton'  (poster) (JPG, 82Kb)

Bentham potter Lee Cartledge will tell the story of Richard Bateson, the 'last Potter of Black Burton' from working a 'jigger jolly' machine to produce jam jars when aged just 13 to his later career as a skilled craftsman. Lee will explain how, as the industry declined in the 20th Century, Bateson kept the last Burton pottery working until 1944. Lee believes it was the unusual jet black colour of the processed Burton clay that gave the town its name although one of our visitors who was born there told me that she had always believed the name resulted from the reputation of the large number of pubs - at least 14.

Richard Bateson from the age of 17 was a highly skilled thrower, working with his father and uncle at Waterside Pottery. Later running Bridge End pottery before returning to Waterside and renaming it Stockbridge. Here he produced pots for Woolworths but struggled to make a living and eventually Stockbridge was forced to close. Bateson went on to teach in London and Ipswich returning to Burton in the late 70s. His extensive knowledge was passed on to the Cartledge family at their pottery in Bentham. Richard Bateson died in 1991 aged 98 but Lee Cartledge still runs the Bentham pottery today, ensuring that the Burton pottery legacy lives on.

See pottery workshop event below on 24 June 2015 by Lee Cartledge.

Wed 24-Jun-20159.30 to 12 noon Workshop:
Pottery workshop led by Lee Cartledge, of Bentham Pottery
Tickets (in advance): £20 including all materials and firing of your finished pot.
Lee Cartledge will follow up on his recent talk about the life of Richard Bateson, the Last Potter of Black Burton, by leading a workshop that will inspire you to create your very own pot in the grand traditions of the Burton potters..
Numbers limited so make sure you book early by phoning 01729 822893
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The bowl is one that people can create at the morning workshop which will be fired by Lee at his pottery in Bentham for collection later.
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pots drying (JPG, 234Kb)
On June 24th 6 novice "potters" signed up for a workshop with the Bentham potter Lee Cartledge in the Folly parlour. They were amazed at what they were able to produce. Their impressive bowls are now drying over at Bentham. The workshop tied in with the exhibition on the potteries of Black Burton at The Folly until the end of October.
Fri 10-Jul-20157.30pm Talk:
Dr. Mike Slater: 'Bertram Lambert and the Box Respirator - A Settle Man's Part in the Great War'
Tickets (in advance): £7
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A fascinating talk will tell the story of Bertram Lambert, born in Settle in 1881, son of the Settle printers James and Mary Lambert, and his contribution to the welfare of soldiers in the trenches of the First World War. Mike Slater's talk will reveal the secrets of Lambert's box respirator which helped allied troops survive poison gas attacks.

Who is this man you may be asking yourself? His name is Bertram Lambert, born in Settle in 1881, the 3rd son of local printer James Wilcock Lambert. he attended what is now Settle Primary School, won a scholarship to Giggleswick School which took him on to Merton College Oxford and a first class honours degree in Natural Sciences. In WW1, to break the deadlock in the trenches , armies of the Western front tried a new weapon, poison gas. In April 1915 the Germans released a cloud of chlorine gas on Allied troops at Ypres . The allies were horrified but in September 1915 at Loos the British launched their own gas attack. As war continued the use of gas intensified. Initially protection from these attacks was very ineffectually provided by pads or cloth hoods soaked in chemicals. Gas caused horrific injuries, but despite the agonies suffered by the men, gas was usually not lethal. In 1917 the Small Box Respirator developed by Bertram Lambert and his colleagues became standard British Army issue. The box filter contained charcoal and chemical granules that absorbed the variety of poisonous gases. Every soldier was fitted with his mask and then exposed to tear gas in a chamber for 5 minutes to make sure it worked!!. It was the most effective of all the gas masks produced during the war.

Box respirator (JPG, 151Kb)
Box respirator
Sat 01-Aug-2015 6.30pm A Yorkshire Celebration:
Marking God's Own County's Day with Food, Drink and Entertainment
Tickets (in advance): £15
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On the 1st of August we will be offering the chance to celebrate Yorkshire Day in style with Andy Swinscoe's award-winning cheeses to try, wine-tasting, and a locally sourced supper. Desserts will be inspired by those in 'Recipes down the Line', a book which celebrates some of the best food available along the route of the Settle and Carlisle railway. Places must be booked in advance and cost £15 a head which includes all food and entertainment.

Some days only a reet grand pie will do! No matter where you call home, if you are in Yorkshire on August 1st then you really should celebrate the county's special day. Where better than in Settle's 17th century mansion, The Folly? Enjoy the traditional supper of homemade meat and potato pie with mushy peas. There is also a vegetarian pie available and even garden peas for those not brave enough to swallow Yorkshire Caviar. Desserts will be from the popular book Recipes Down The Line which celebrates good food available at venues along the railway route to Carlisle. An accompanying glass of wine will be included supplied by Robert Bagot of Buon Vino who will be on hand to share his passion for good wines. You will also meet Andy Swinscoe the famous Yorkshire Cheesemonger who will bring a selection of award winning cheeses for you to taste. You can also be sure of a quiz, a silent auction, and a chance to rattle The Folly's famous windows with a chorus or two of the Battle of Sowerby Bridge, and of course Ilkley Moor. The number of tickets is limited, partly because of space and partly because of the global shortage of mushy peas so it is essential to book your place in advance, by July 24th

Wed 05-Aug-20152-4.30pm Family Event:
Junior Craft Workshop: further information: pdf
Tickets (in advance): £5
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  • We will be: Making paper; Making our own book; Marbling; Making bowls.
  • £5 per child (includes all materials and refreshments).
  • We are limited to 20 places only.
  • Early booking is essential.
  • Please contact Nancy at follyfamilyactivities@ncbpt.org.uk for more information and a booking form, or if you have any questions.
  • Please Note: As we ask you to leave your child in our care, we will require that you fill in and sign a parental permission slip when booking.

The workshops are aimed at youngsters from age 7 and our team which includes local artists will guide participants. The workshop on Wednesday 5th August will feature crafts linked to paper including paper-making, marbling and book-making. There will also be a messy fun activity. The second workshop on Wednesday 19th will inspire the youngsters to create their own traditional sweets. Both workshops run from 2.00 to 4.30 and must be booked in advance. Tickets are £5.00 each they include all materials or ingredients, full tuition, and refreshments. Please book in advance; e-mail follyfamilyactivities@ncbpt.org.uk

Wed 19-Aug-2015Event cancelled
2-4.30pm Family Event:
Junior Craft Workshop: further information: pdf
Tickets (in advance): £5
The workshops are aimed at youngsters from age 7 and our team which includes local artists will guide participants. The workshop on Wednesday 5th August will feature crafts linked to paper including paper-making, marbling and book-making. There will also be a messy fun activity. The second workshop on Wednesday 19th will inspire the youngsters to create their own traditional sweets. Both workshops run from 2.00 to 4.30 and must be booked in advance. Tickets are £5.00 each they include all materials or ingredients, full tuition, and refreshments. Please book in advance; e-mail follyfamilyactivities@ncbpt.org.uk
Fri 11-Sep-20157.30pm Settle Sessions:
An evening with leading poets and writers Meg Peacocke and Kim Moore
Please see http://www.settlesessions.co.uk/ for information
Tickets (in advance): £6
Settle Sessions 11 Sept 2015 (poster) (JPG, 90Kb)
Sun 13-Sep-201512.30-4.30pm Heritage Open Day: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/
Free entry to The Folly with special activities; guided tours of the outside 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, family activities: All Welcome!

Explore our fascinating 17th Century house with its exhibitions and museum collections free of charge on heritage Open Sunday, 12.30 - 4.30. There will special tours on the hour taking a closer look at the outside of the building. We have plenty of dressing up clothes - perhaps an interesting selfie to remind you of your afternoon?

 Heritage Open Day (poster) (JPG, 85Kb)
Sat 19-Sep-2015Event cancelled
7.30pm Talk:
Zara Smith: 'Researching a Family Archive: the People Behind History'
Tickets (in advance): £7
Sun 25-Oct-201512.30-4.30pm Family Event:
The Big Draw (http://www.thebigdraw.org/): National Annual Drawing Event (unfortunately, Sam Dalby will not be leading the event this year)
50p donation to cover the cost of materials

 

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Fri 16-Oct-20156.45pm (doors open 6.30pm) Close Enough: An Art Unpacked event
Join us for a talk from Jessica Johannesson
The talk is free but contributions to refreshments are welcome.

Jessica Johannesson will be joining us at The Folly in Settle to talk about how she makes her intricately knotted work. When is it finished? When is it 'close enough'?

Jessica is exhibiting her work as part of Textil/Juvel, a stunning and thought provoking exhibition of contemporary jewellery and textiles from seven leading makers from West Sweden. The exhibition is the latest from Art Unpacked, a series of touring exhibitions created by Chrysalis Arts and has been developed with Konsthantverkscentrum- The Crafts Centre, Sweden.

For additional information, please see:

Fri 20-Nov-20157.30pm Settle Sessions:
An evening with leading poets and writers Ann Pilling and Chris Considine
Tickets (in advance): £6
Please see http://www.settlesessions.co.uk/ for information
Settle Sessions 20 Nov 2015 (poster) (JPG, 83Kb)
Sat 12-Dec-201510am-12 noon Yuletide Event:
Seasonal music from Octameron (10.30-11): refreshments available: mulled wine and mince pies (for a small charge)
12 Dec 2015 (poster) (JPG, 100Kb)
Sat 12-Dec-20152-4.30pm Family Event:
Christmas Fun at the Folly; small donation to materials costs
12 Dec 2015 (poster) (JPG, 108Kb)

Events and programme 2015 leaflet pdf (100kb), kindly sponsored by

Please see our new brochure, kindly sponsored by The Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line http://www.foscl.org.uk/

 

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


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