Settle Stories Blog

An Unswerving Faith in Dance

In our divided world, some stories need to be told.

A Guide to Settle for Creatives

Nestled in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle is a thriving historic Market Town surrounded by dramatic limestone crags, steep fells and walled fields. This is a land of more sheep than people, the perfect place to get away from it all. Relax and breathe, or immerse yourself with the elements and tackle the vast mountainous regions.

The past - shaping our futures

Have you ever thought about why your town or village is the way it is? Here at Settle Stories we believe local history matters. It helps us understand who we are, where we come from and who we want to become as people and communities.

Making sense of life using traditional tales

Adam Sargant has a love for traditional folktales which began in his early childhood, using this he brings his passion to life by gathering various events here at Settle Stories.

History of our favorite female Disney characters

Disney Princesses are more than just fairytale maidens that sing cute songs and dance along with their cartoon friends. In fact, there are significant historical meanings for many of these characters’ names. These meanings come from the different cultures represented in many of the cartoon animations. 

Human Beings are Hard-Wired to Play

Want to have a go at writing, or refresh your writing skills? Can’t figure out how to develop to the next level? Have you ever considered using creative play?

Dolls & their untold stories

Here at Settle Stories HQ we’ve been collecting stories, stories of people's favourite dolls and teddy bears for some time for our exhibition, My Favourite Doll at the Listening Gallery.

Could you be a creative writer?

Ever thought you’re not capable of writing? Creative writing is an art. The art of making things up. It's writing done in a way that is not academic or technical but still attracts an audience. Though the definition is rather loose, creative writing can for the most part be considered any writing that is original and self-expressive.

How mindfulness improves creativity

Interest in the  psychological effects of mindfulness-meditation has grown in the last decade. Several studies suggest that being mindful leads to better functioning and increased attention. But how can mindfulness improve our ability to be creative?

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