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.
Well it’s that time of year again when we fill up the stockings and toy boxes of our loved little ones. But aside from the latest toys and video games, what about the books that you’ll buy your children this year?
“From One Generation to Another”: Old Stories for a Young Audience with The Snow Bear
If there is a time for seeing old friends, Christmas is it. This Christmas Settle Stories are inviting an old friend to town - Chris Bostock, who last visited us at the 2013 Settle Stories Festival.
The UK has a firmly established tradition of country writing, ranging from purveyors of wonderfully colorful narrative detail - Laurie Lee, Gavin Maxwell; to those, such as Wordsworth, who took an existential interest in the fitting of Man to landscape; to others, like Robert Macfarlane, who examine country landscapes through the sometimes mystical prism of ancient habitation and use.
Dominic Kelly has been heralded as 'Compelling' by the Times and as a 'Master Storyteller' - BBC Radio. This Sunday (22.11.15) we're welcoming him to perform 'The Hero Light' in Settle. The show has been six years in the making, it's a wild epic from Irish Mythology. We thought we'd catch up with Dominic before Sunday to find out more...