Settle Stories Blog

A storyteller who wanted to be an astronaut

Since 1991, Cassandra's approach to storytelling, Stories in Motion, has taken her around the globe from the heart of the rainforest to the roof of the world, to work in temples and train stations, forests and festivals, on land and at sea. Inspired by Asian interweaving artforms, she combines elements of circus, theatre and dance to create a style of storytelling that is truly her own.

Investigating the unknown

“A philosopher once asked ‘are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?’ Pointless, really . . . ‘Do the stars gaze back?’ Now, that’s a question” Neil Gaiman, Stardust

Path to Creativity

The Path to Creativity is a 3 day retreat in the centre of the peaceful and historic village of Airton in the Malhamdale countryside. This retreat will help you learn to use mindfulness as a tool to open up your ideas, park your cluttered thoughts and find your ‘Aha’ moment to help your creative ability soar.

Star Party

A meeting of storytellers & astronomers for adults and children (Sat 10th October)

The Misogyny Book Club

Radio 4 often offers its listeners a chance to listen to its suggestions of a “good read” but each day this week it offers the “Misogyny Book Club”.  This gives a chance to let listeners consider how women are represented in stories.  Why, it asks in the first episode, was it Eve who was tempted in the Garden of Eden?

Save Our Stories

Imagine if we could save Yorkshire's stories together...

A Place like Settle

WIN an £8,000 prize Always wanted to bring your story to life? Let’s make your dream come true. With £8,000 production funding guaranteed, mentoring support from us and our partners at and crowdfunding courtesy of Crowdshed; you’d be mad not to enter our competition.  

Because Mindful Artists are Better Artists

Mindfulness and meditation - the brain juice for creativity

A bold move: changing the world with stories

Settle Stories receives major investment from Arts Council England It's good news story lovers! We've been awarded our third and most substantial grant to date from Arts Council England. The grant solidifies our position as an art form leader in storytelling. This is an exciting time. Our work now has the potential to reach extended audiences - potentially world wide. 

A Punishment that led to a Career

Githanda Githae grew up in Kenya. Inspired by his culture, he tells stories of African folklore and has a well-earned reputation for elaborate, energetic and high paced storytelling.


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