With a breathtaking range of performance experiences to his name, Githanda Githae bounds on to the Settle Stories Festival scene armed only with an electrifying presence. A Kenyan actor, teacher, theatre-group director, storyteller, and all round raconteur, Githanda breathes life into adaptations of African stories and legends as a means of breaking down inhibiting cultural barriers.
The poisoning of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko is a news story that many of us remember. The story first hit the news back in 2006. Was Litvinenko's cup of tea really posisoned? For years, the case went very quiet and most of us forgot the story. Most of us, but not all...
One of the many things that attracts people to Settle is the stunning Yorkshire Dales scenery that surrounds it, and this year’s festival will be paying tribute to the beauty, history, and folklore of the Dales with a reading, book-signing, and exhibition from a local man whose latest book is a celebration of this beautiful area.
The word 'storytelling' often conjures notions of the fanciful, the fantastical, not least the entirely fictive. Here at Settle Stories, and especially through our ongoing engagement with local schools and flagship festival we actively encourage workshops which provide outlets for creativity.