Settle Stories Blog

Away with the Fairies: Goldilocks and the Three Dead Rabbits

It's official ! In a recent speech to the Berlin Literary Festival, no less a luminary than American writer Meg Rosoff threw a spanner in the certainties of scientific literalism with the brazen suggestion that the telling of fairy stories to young children might actually be beneficial to their long-term development.

The Lion in the Night - Sola Story

African traditions of storytelling are many and varied, which comes as no surprise given the size, scale and cultural diversity of the continent whence they emerge. It's a brave ethnographer who goes in search of unifying themes: the weight of myth, fable and history - all of which go to inform modern representations of this singular art form - is overwhelming.

Tom Twisleton 100 - A Year in Review

The ancient Greeks advocated, although were not always practiced in, the idea of moderation in all affairs.

World Mosquito Day

To celebrate World Mosquito Day here is a story about why Mosquitos buzz in your ear.

New Beginnings

Check out the Youtube Videos we made with clients from North Yorkshire Horizons here.

Poetry Competition - Judges report

As part of our year long celebration of the life of Craven legend and poet Tom Twisleton, Settle Stories ran a poetry competition for young people in the area.

Celebrate Craven !

At Settle Stories we take great pleasure in the rewards that our work locally, and in the wider community, yield. We hope we celebrate the whole of that community, in its wonderful, colourful diversity. 

Standing up for creativity in rural communities

“Everybody should have access to great art and storytelling. This is something that's at the core of Settle Stories. We're in a tiny rural town with circa 2,500 people. Yes, this has its advantages. It's a beautiful part of the world. There's a great sense of community. BUT access to the arts here is very limited.

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