Settle Stories Blog

A taste of Settle from yesteryear

Have you heard of Tom Twistleton? Are you interested to know how the people of Settle lived a century ago? 

Growing older happily

People can become more isolated as they get older, as they lose their closest friends and contact with their families proves difficult. This may lead to unhappiness and insecurity abou the future; however this could change.

Do you live with good mental health?

Only 13% of people in the UK say they do.  However, Mental Health is becoming more widely discussed than ever especially now there is a Mental Health Awareness Week, in May. This year’s theme focused on 'Surviving or Thriving?'.

The Narrative of Music

Music, perhaps more efficiently than a

Review: Ventoux

  Ventoux at the Richard Whiteley Theatre, 21/04/2016. Settle Stories Spring Events Season. Reviewed by Gill O'Donnell for the Craven Herald and Pioneer.

The death of meaningful communication

If recent developments in neuroscience are credible - and the evidence seems intuitively persuasive even without research - stories, or more properly the imaginative journey that stories initiate, are of colossal importance to our wellbeing, confirming what we, and Philip Pullman, suspected all along, that - 'after nourishment, shelter and companionship, storie

Poetry Competition

We've partnered up with our local secondary school, Settle College and lauched a new poetry competition.  

Review: Bed Among the Lentils

Bed Among the Lentils at the Royal Oak Settle, 31/03/2017. Settle Stories Spring  Events Season Reviewed by Gill O'Donnell for The Craven Herald and Pioneer  

A love for story meets a passion for junk

Captain Scrap, aka Ross Reynolds, has been performing for the last six years, turning a lifelong passion for junk and scrap items into a wonderfully engaging and memorable event for families. Just like one of his fantastical creations, his show combines the wonder of the imagination with art, superb storytelling, and a few items of discarded materials.

School puts the giggle into happiness festival

Staff from Settle Stories met with staff and pupils from Giggleswick School to find out what makes them happy as the organisations announced the School’s sponsorship of The Festival of Happiness, which takes place on Saturday 27 May in Settle.


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