Settle Stories Blog


FRIDAY 1/4/16, Settle Stories Festival - REMEMBERING BILL: THE FOLLY Reviewed by Gill O'Donnell for The Craven Herald and Pioneer

Yarns of Long Ago

Dave Tong, also known as the Yarnsmith of Norwich, is returning to the Settle Stories Festival this year with a selection of events for all ages and tastes, from a party in Neverland, to tales of Robin Hood and the 

Lebanese Storyteller Alia Alzougbi

If we are a product of what we see and experience, then it is no surprise to find, in Alia Alzougbi, a vision not obscured by cultural boundaries.  Born in Beirut, but growing up in Syria, Iraq and Jordan, Alia's 'world' education encompasses Social Anthropology alongside Drama as an educative tool, a deep knowledge of cultural nuance alongside an instinct for sharing.

Fancy joining us at the Ceilidh?

Rough hewn and brazen as a limestone pavement, Batty Moss Ceilidh Band are set to bring their unique and eclectic brand of music and entertainment to Settle Stories Festival on Friday 1st April.  And we can't wait !

Storytelling Meets Poetry in a Camden Kitchen

Storytelling but with rhymes and more wordplay - Clair’s description of her poetry-play Chopping Chillies doesn’t boast of rave reviews or the countless hours of hard work it’s taken to bring the show to the Settle stage.

A master craft - Emily Knight on Enameling

Emily Knight graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a First Class Honours degree in Jewellery and Siversmithing. She now owns and runs 'Studio Vault' in Settle, where she sells and makes her own jewellery which is also distributed to stockists across the UK.

‘The Stories Have Us’: Mythmaking with Martin Shaw

Dr Martin Shaw is a storyteller and expert in the oral tradition who runs the Westcountry School of Myth and Story on Dartmoor, lectures on oral tradition at Standford University in the US, and has published two books on mythology, as well as translations of Gaelic and Welsh folklore.

Creating stories with comics

It is difficult to get a reliable angle on the work of Dave Crane because so much of what he extrudes through the mill of the imagination is, by turns, mysterious, satirical, witty, profound, deeply moving and, of course, funny.


If you could choose any job, what would it be? Surely storyteller in residence would be high up the list? This week, we spoke to the storyteller in residence at York Theatre Royal Cath  Heinemeyer.

The Song of the Sderot Siren - Dror Kessler

The much travelled Israeli balladeer, Dror Kessler, is paying a visit to Airton this month, at the end of a tour of England and Wales.


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