Tom Twisleton 100 Celebration

Celebrate Craven history and culture

Sat 25th November

Free events for all ages

Have you ever seen Settle's ghost? 

Have you heard the story of J.G. Owen who died on the Settle-Carlisle Railway?

Do you know about Settle’s snow castle?

Discover how Settle has changed since Craven poet and legend, Tom Twisleton died 100 years ago.

Across 2017 young people have discovered the story of Tom and the Settle of yesteryear. Now they are ready to tell his story.




The Timetable: 


10-4pm                    Exhibition open at The Folly (All ages)


10.30am                  Reading of Tom's Poetry (All ages)


11am                        Poetry reading of new poems created by local young people (All ages) 


11.30am                   Book Launch with readings from the book and a chance to purchase a book (All ages)


11.30am - 3.30pm  Family poetry writing workshop. Drop in anytime for this fun workshop inspired by Tom's poems, with a  poet  (Families) 


1.30pm                     Panel discussion - project research with speakers including Honorary Curator at the Folly, Museum of North Craven Life - Anne Read, Placement students at Settle Stories from Leeds University who worked on the project and Hazel Richardson, Heritage Project Officer who has led the Tom Twisleton 100 project at Settle Stories. (Adults)


2.00 pm                    Find your ancestors workshop. Join staff from North Yorkshire Libraries Service for this fascinating opportuity to look at your own ancestry. (Adults)


2.30 pm                    Dialect game - Call my Bluff - this is a great game for all ages. A fun way to experience oral history! There will be prizes and drinks and nibbles will be available as we're asking some local dignatories to come along and give out awards to young people who have been involved in the Tom Twisleton 100 Project.      (All ages)


4.00 pm                   Celebration service @ Parish Church, Settle - led by John Twisleton, a retired reverend and descendant of Tom Twisleton. (All ages)


Heritage Tours will take place at regular intervals from 11am-2pm (All ages)



A HUGE thank you to our season sponsor: 



Saturday, 25 November 2017 - 11:00am
Until 5pm
Something for all ages
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