Events from previous Festivals

Jackie Oates and Musicians

Thursday, 7 October 2010 - 8:00pm
Settle Victoria Hall
Jackie Oates

Jackie Oates is a singer and fiddle player with a unique treatment of English ballads and songs, and a pure, haunting singing style.

Winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2009 – The Horizon Award for best newcomer & Best Traditional Track award.

Workshop with Nick Hennessy

Saturday, 8 September 2012 - 10:00am
Until 4.00 pm.
St John's Church Hall
Nick Hennessy

Nick Hennessey is back by popular demand to run an all day workshop for anyone who has told a story before. You’ll explore rhythm of language, stories and telling. You’ll learn where and how to incorporate simple rhythms to support your story. You don’t have to be an expert, just someone who’s tried to tell a story and wants to make it even better.

The workshop runs from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Tea and coffee are provided but please bring your own lunch. You can also buy lunch from many local cafes.

16+

 

Goosewing

Thursday, 11 October 2012 - 7:30pm
Settle Victoria Hall
Christine McMahon in Goosewing

A young girl is separated from her father as a result of war. Told with northern wit and warmth, “Goosewing” is a bittersweet tale of loss, hope and redemption. And there are mice involved...

Known for her ready wit, internationally renowned storyteller Christine McMahon will transport you to a world of imagination and stories. You may even discover what use is a goose.

Christine is joined by her son, tuba player Ben McMahon.

Goosewing was first commissioned and performed at Festival at the Edge, 2011.

For 8+.

 

Sugar and Spice (10am)

Friday, 12 October 2012 - 10:00am
approximately one hour.
Settle Victoria Hall
Hand drawn picture of Anansi and the crocodile

Explore the culture, myths and folktales of the Caribbean through stories, tales of Anansi the spiderman, poems, music and cartoons drawn live with Trinidadian storyteller and author Faustin Charles.

A charismatic and compelling storyteller Faustin is best known for his children’s book, The Selfish Crocodile, which has sold over 100,000 copies.

He is joined by storyteller, writer, musician and artist – Errol Lloyd.

For schools and the young at heart.

 

Sugar and Spice (1.30 pm)

Friday, 12 October 2012 - 1:30pm
approximately one hour.
Settle Victoria Hall
Hand drawn picture of Anansi and the crocodile

Explore the culture, myths and folktales of the Caribbean through stories, tales of Anansi the spiderman, poems, music and cartoons drawn live with Trinidadian storyteller and author Faustin Charles.

A charismatic and compelling storyteller Faustin is best known for his children’s book, The Selfish Crocodile, which has sold over 100,000 copies.

He is joined by storyteller, writer, musician and artist – Errol Lloyd.

For schools and the young at heart.

 

Bedtime Tales with Mara Menzies

Friday, 12 October 2012 - 6:00pm
1 hour.
Settle Play Barn
Mara Menzies with large spotty ball

Come in your pyjamas and bring your teddy bear to listen to stories from Mara Menzies before it’s time for bed. Grown-ups can snuggle in for storytime, too. 

Mara Menzies grew up on the coast of Kenya, daughter of a Scottish father and Kenyan mother, and she shares wonderful stories and songs for little ears.

Tickets includes unlimited play from 5pm. The cafe will be open too. Free drink during the show.

Under 6 years.

Please note adults are only allowed if accompanied by a child.

Newton’s Apple

Friday, 12 October 2012 - 8:00pm
1½ hours.
Settle Victoria Hall
Drawing of Newton's apple tree

Everyone knows the story of Isaac Newton and the apple tree – or do they? Prof Richard Keesing turns the history of physics into an intriguing detective story. Starting with a descendent of the original tree at Newton’s birthplace, Professor Keesing takes you on a journey to find out the historical and botanical facts behind the famous incident. 

8+

 

Friday Folk

Friday, 12 October 2012 - 8:00pm
Until late.
Settle Social Club
Jeff with guitar

The rustic charmer Jeff Wright compères an evening of music and stories featuring Bill Adair, Anna Shannon, Frank Barnes, Alan Holmes, Ro Morton, Peter Taylor, Heather & Elaine Sheldrick, Peter Robinson and a host of others. There’s an open mic slot for you to share your musical skills.

 

Tales and a Tipple

Friday, 12 October 2012 - 10:00pm
1¼ hours.
The Lion at Settle
Dave Tong

Adventurous stories and bawdy tales of times gone by mixed with plenty of wit. Guaranteed to bring a twinkle to your eye and leave you laughing in the aisles. Ticket includes a glass of mulled wine.

This is an adults only event.

 

Bookmaking Workshop

Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 10:00am
2 hours.
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Handmade books

Sold Out

Mixed media artists Jaki Bogg and Sue McKay teach you the art of making small books. You’ll learn to create and stitch a book to take home, using handmade paper.

All materials supplied.

For anyone over 8 years.

 

Defy Gravity with Responsible Fishing

Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 10:00am
From 10am to 5pm.
Friends' Meeting House Garden
Balanced stones

Unbelievable installations of naturally balanced stone sculptures that appear to defy gravity will populate the Friends' Meeting House garden.

Artists James Brunt and Timm Cleasby will show you how it’s done, so you can make your own stone sculpture.

Throughout the day they will also be running the much-anticipated 'most stones stacked on top of each other' competition, for the coveted title of Settle Stories Stone Stacking Champion 2012.

How many will you be able to stack?  

For all ages.

Makers Market and Café

Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 11:00am
From 11am to 5pm.
St John's Church Hall
Makers Market items by Louise Taylor

Specially selected artists and craftspeople from Lancashire and Yorkshire will be selling their wares at the Makers Market.

We’ve chosen vibrant and original work by artists who are passionate about their work and will be happy to tell you the stories behind each piece.

Join us for live demonstrations of spinning, knitting and pottery,

The café, selling sumptuous light snacks and teas, will be available. Enjoy.

Storytelling Walk

Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 11:00am
1 hour.
Castleberg Outdoors
Dave Tong telling stories outdoors

Sold Out

Join the Yarnsmith of Norwich, Dave Tong for an enchanting family storytelling walk. Don’t forget to bring walking shoes and all weather clothing as we walk over rough ground.

Meet at Castleberg Outdoors at 11am.

For all ages.

Aye Up!

Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 2:00pm
1 hour.
Settle Victoria Hall
Bill Mitchell sitting on a drystone wall

Come and listen to Yorkshire Stories and poems, both old and new, inspired by the WR Mitchell Archive and created by Settle Middle School students, accompanied by storyteller and musician Nick Hennessey and WR Mitchell himself.

Under 16s come for free!

 

Storytelling Masterclass with Liz Weir

Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 2:00pm
2 hours.
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Liz Weir telling stories

Sold Out

Special guest Irish storyteller Liz Weir leads a practical workshop to develop and hone your natural oral storytelling skills and ensure you go away with new found skills and confidence.

Liz has appeared at festivals the world over including USA and Australia.

Suitable for anyone who wants to be able to hold their listeners’ interest. 

 

Sorrow and Love and other tales

Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 7:30pm
Settle Victoria Hall
Jan Blake

An old farmer promises his daughters he’ll bring them their hearts’ desire. The youngest asks for Sorrow and Love, and so begins an unexpected journey of magic and intrigue.

Join award-winning Jan Blake and fiddle player William Pearce-Smith for an evening of extraordinary storytelling and lively music from Africa, Jamaica and England.

Jan Blake is one of the world's great storytellers. She recently thrilled audiences at the Hay Festivals in Kenya and England, at the Barbican and the South Bank Centre in London.

Suitable for 9 years and above.

 

Ghost Stories at the Falcon Manor

Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 9:45pm
1½ hours.
The Falcon Manor
Bats flying in front of the moon

Liz Weir and Sita Brand have an unearthly talent for making your skin crawl. They've got but one goal - ‘to spook you out’ - and aim to do so in such convincing fashion that you must be over 12 years to attend.

Brave it if you dare.

12 years and above.
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The Tot Lord Trail

Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 11:00am
1½ hours.
Settle Tourist Information Centre
Tot Lord at Howsham Hall

Join Richard Whinray on a local history tour of Settle and find out about one of Yorkshire’s greatest characters, his grandfather Tot Lord.

Born in 1899 and a veteran of the First World War, Tot was a keen caver, archaeologist and local historian, who cut a distinctive figure in tweeds and plus fours.

A good friend of Tot Lord's will also join the walk and share a tale or two.

Meet at Settle Tourist Information Centre just before 11am.

8+

The Golden Egg

Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 2:30pm
1 hour.
Settle Library
The Golden Egg

Listen to stories from Grimm’s Fairytales and look for the Golden Egg. Make a mask of the Frog Prince and help with cooking up the magic soup. 

3 to 7 years.

Tea and Tales with Bill Mitchell and Liz Weir

Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 3:00pm
2 hours.
St John's Church Hall
Chocolate cake

Enjoy a fantastic Yorkshire tea with plenty of cake whilst you sit back and be entertained with tales from Bill Mitchell, before settling down to a captivating performance from award winning storyteller Liz Weir.

Please accept our apologies - there was an error earlier on the website:

THIS EVENT STARTS AT 3PM (AS NOTED IN THE PRINTED PROGRAMME) AND NOT 4PM.

BOX OFFICE NOW CLOSED. THE REMAINING TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR/

For all ages.

 

Includes refreshments.

Stories by the Fire

Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 8:00pm
The Folly Museum
Jamie looking through candle flame

Sold Out

Gather round a roaring fire in a 17th Century merchant’s house and enjoy a spellbinding performance of Grimm’s fairy tales from Jamie Crawford.

The evening includes an open mic for you to share your stories.

8 years and over.

 

Tickets include drinks and nibbles.

Settle Storytelling Club - Winter Stories

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 - 7:30pm
1 1/2 hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Celebrate Winter Solstice with mince pies and stories of snow and frost. Bring a tale to share or just come to listen.

Ticket includes mince pies.

We charge a small fee to cover costs. You can book your ticket here or just turn up and pay on the door.

For a mix of ticket types, please add the event to the cart multiple times.

Story Sculpture Trail

Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 9:00am
All weekend
Settle Market Place
Justin Rowe

Artist Justin Rowe brings storybooks to life in a series of intricate sculptures that combine classic tales with papercutting. Photos of his extraordinary work will be on display around Settle.

All ages

Pick up a map from the festival box office during the festival or download from the website.

Festival Launch

Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 7:30pm
2 hours
The Folly Museum
Festival Launch

Mara Menzies and Cath Little launch the 2013 festival with enchanting tales from Kenya and Scotland, exploring the myths and possibilities of places. What better way to kick off four days of storytelling?

Cath Little is a storyteller and singer drawing inspiration from her Irish and English heritage and from her Welsh homeland. Her performances explore the magic of stories and their ability to connect us to one another.

8+

 

Online booking closed. Tickets available from the venue.

The Starbird

Friday, 11 October 2013 - 1:30pm
Settle Victoria Hall
Starbird

The Starbird was a most beautiful bird with wings that sparkled like jewels, and she took great care of her little starchicks in their vibrant magical forest…

Find out what happens when the hunter arrives, bringing injustice with him, as Mara Menzies tells a tale inspired by Booker prize winning author Ben Okri. This performance from Toto Tales is suitable for anyone from 3 to 103.

All ages

 

Bedtime Tales

Friday, 11 October 2013 - 6:00pm
One hour
Settle Play Barn
Bedime Tales

It’s bedtime! That means pyjamas, songs and stories, with a favourite cuddly toy in tow. Mara Menzies will be delighting the under eights with tales and songs from around the world.

Tickets include unlimited play from 5pm, and the café will be open for refreshments too.

Please note that adults not accompanied by a child will be refused entry to this event.

Under 8 years

 

Nail Soup

Friday, 11 October 2013 - 8:00pm
90 mins
Settle Victoria Hall
Nail Soup

Fancy a bowl of nail soup? Well-known Cumbrians Taffy Thomas and celebrity chef John Crouch will be serving up a sizzling feast of entertainment, cooking live on stage as they tell stories from the UK’s Polish, Bangladeshi, Italian and Chinese communities.

All ages

 

A new commission and world premiere.

Tales and a tipple

Friday, 11 October 2013 - 10:00pm
The Lion at Settle
Tales and a tipple

Tall stories, myths and shaggy dog tales over a drink or two:

Chris Bostock will be on hand with some witty – and perhaps risqué – tales to delight and beguile.

Chris has told stories everywhere from hospitals to prisons, festivals to old people’s homes – he’s a man with a story for any situation.

Tickets include a glass of mulled wine and canapés.

Over 18s only

 

Japanese Stab Binding Workshop

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 10:00am
Two hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Japanese Stab Binding workshop

Ever wondered how to make your own book? Textile artist Jaki Bogg will guide you through the process of using the Japanese stab binding technique to create and stitch a handmade paper book to take home in this informative session.

All materials supplied.

14+

 

Stanley's Stick (10.15 a.m showing)

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 10:15am
45 minutes
Settle Victoria Hall
Stanley's stick

A humble stick can take you anywhere – it can be a magic wand, a rocket to the moon, a fishing rod, and even a dinosaur. Children and parents will love this interactive adaptation of John Hegley’s story, brought to life by the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

6 and under

 

This show is performed at 10.15 and 11.45, to book the 11.45 showing please go to the other listing of Stanley's Stick.

Stories on a Postcard Exhibition (Saturday Showing)

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 11:00am
5 hours
St John's Church Hall
Stories on a postcard

Fancy telling a story on a postcard? We're collecting stories for an exhibiion at this year's festival, which will travel to India too.

Send your postcard to Settle Stories, Town Hall, Market Place, Settle, BD24 9EJ

All Ages

 

Send your postcard to Settle Stories, Town Hall, Market Place, Settle, BD24 9EJ by the 15th of September to be sure to be included in the exhibition. The exhibition is also running on Sunday, please see the Sunday listing for more information.

Mazes

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 11:00am
5 hours
Friends' Meeting House Garden
Mazes

Get lost in the gardens of the Friends' Meeting House with interdisciplinary artist Bryony Pritchard. She’s looking for your help in building a maze – all the family can get involved, and there’ll be stories and play too. Can you find your way out at the end of the day?

Bryony is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in visual arts and movement. Her work brings together participatory events, interactivity, play, performance, installation, sculpture, film and dance.

All ages

 

Makers Market

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 11:00am
6 hours
St John's Church Hall
Makers Market

Browse and buy unique and original work by artists and craftspeople from across the North of England at the Makers Market – with the makers on hand to share their passion for their creations.

Admire your new purchases over a slice of homemade cake and a cup of tea in the Market Café run by the Cave Rescue Organisation – perfect!

 

Hunt the Storyteller

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 11:00am
6 hours
Hunt the Storyteller

In the storytelling world a bag of magic beans will get you a long way – buy some from the Festival Box Office and use them to pay for a story or a riddle. Storytellers will be waiting to tell you a story, but, as with all good tales, there’s a catch – first you have to find your storyteller. Your bag of beans will come with clues to help you in your search. You could always just eat the beans instead, but where’s the fun in that?

All ages

Purchase a bag of magic beans from the box office: £2.00

People's Library

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 11:00am
4 hours
St John's Church Hall
W.R. Michell

If you wanted to read a story you might take a book out of the library – what if you could borrow a person instead? The People’s Library lets you book out a person for half an hour to hear their tale. Discover a local legend, a global traveller, or perhaps even an unlikely hero. With Tom Lord, W.R. Mitchell, Ralph Dartford and others.

8+

 

Face Painting

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 11:00am
5 hours
Friends' Meeting House Garden

Join make-up artist Lauren Foley for free face painting. Transform yourself into a tiger, an alien, a butterfly, or anything else that springs to mind.

All ages

 

Storytelling Walk

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 11:30am
60 mins
Castleberg Outdoors
Storytelling Walk

Wandering bard Dave Tong will be telling stories as he leads a walk around Settle. A great way to stretch your legs on Saturday morning.

Please note that sturdy footwear and weather appropriate clothing are recommended.

All ages

Meet inside Castleberg Outdoors. Ticket-holders will also receive a 10% discount at Castleberg Outdoors on Saturday 12th October on production of their Storytelling Walk ticket.

Stanley's Stick (11.45 am showing)

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 11:45am
45 minutes
Settle Victoria Hall
Stanley's Stick

A humble stick can take you anywhere – it can be a magic wand, a rocket to the moon, a fishing rod, and even a dinosaur. Children and parents will love this interactive adaptation of John Hegley’s story, brought to life by the Northern Chamber Orchestra – and there’s a chance to try some of the musical instruments afterwards.

6 and under

 

The Cowfoot Prince

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 2:30pm
90 mins
Settle Victoria Hall
The Cowfoot Prince

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Cow Foot Prince! Sierra Leone’s Usifu Jalloh uses songs, drumming and the power of story to share the warmth and colour of Africa as he draws you into the magic and nostalgia of childhood.

This funny and engaging show is one for all the family.

All ages

 

Festival Lecture

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 3:00pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Professor Richard Keesing

It’s the 1630s. People are still arguing about whether the earth is flat or round. How do you go about measuring its circumference? Professor Keesing tells the remarkable story of Richard Norwood, the seventeenth century mathematician who calculated the earth’s circumference to within half per cent accuracy, influencing Newton’s Principia Mathematica and the way people navigated round the world.

This lecture will appeal to fans of seemingly impossible mathematical challenges, and is suitable for anyone over ten.

10+

 

Amazing Tales

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 4:00pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House Garden
Dave Tong

Find your way to the centre of the maze for stories and song with a few twists and turns from Chris Bostock and Dave Tong.

All ages

 

Fairies in the Gutter

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 5:00pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Ursula Holden Gill

It’s not often a fairy story is described as ‘gritty’, but it’s an apt phrase for this funny and thought – provoking tale, inspired by Ursula Holden Gill’s upbringing in a Northern town in the 1980s.

Ursula has been telling stories and performing music for many years, but she might be more familiar to some audiences as one of Emmerdale’s troubled Dingles – a family who could tell a tale or two…

12+

 

Online bookings are closed. Tickets are available on the door.

The Devil's Purse

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 7:30pm
2 hours
Settle Victoria Hall
Dominic Kelly

"Compelling" - The Times

They’re waiting in the shadows and the corners, and even in the cracks in the walls. Sometimes sinister, sometimes suspiciously helpful; and on long winter evenings they have far too much time on their hands…

All ages

 

Ghost Stories

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 10:00pm
The Falcon Manor
Christ Bostock

The walls of the Falcon Manor Hotel will creak and rattle with tales of spectres, ghouls and things that go bump in the night, as storytellers Dave Tong, Chris Bostock and Sita Brand spin their haunting yarns.

12+

 

Online booking is now closed. Tickets will be available at the door.

Join the Story

Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 10:30am
3 hours
Settle Victoria Hall
Join the Story

Ever wanted to be part of the story? Role-playing games let you step right in. Join a short adventure that will stretch your imagination. Suitable for everyone from complete beginners to more experienced role players – so if you’ve ever fancied giving it a try, now’s your chance.

14+

 

£3 - includes tea and coffee. Pre-booking essential. Space limited

Tales at the Table

Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 1:00pm
1 and a half hours
The Talbot Arms
Tales at the Table

Enjoy Sunday lunch with a story at the Talbot Arms as Yarnsmith of Norwich Dave Tong entertains you with a tale or two whilst you dine.

All ages

 

The Gruffalo

Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 2:30pm
Settle Library

‘A mouse took a stroll through a deep dark wood…’ The team at Settle Library tell the family favourite about the mysterious monster in a show ideal for six to nine year olds.

 

Tea and Tales

Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 3:30pm
St John's Church Hall
Cake

The Festival’s favourite event returns with Northern tales from Christine McMahon. Join in the fun over tea and homemade cakes.

Unfortunately, Pete Morton is indisposed and so we've had to make a change to your tea-time entertainment. Fortunately, Christine McMahon has stepped in with her show of Northern tales, 'On Tenterhooks'.

All ages

 

Online booking now closed. Tickets available at the venue.

Speaking with Confidence

Saturday, 30 November 2013 - 2:00pm
2 Hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

•Are you concerned about your presentation skills?
•Do you clam up in interviews?
•Are you terrified about giving a wedding speech?
•Are you constantly being told to speak up?
•Do your struggle with any kind of public speaking?

This introductory workshop will give you the tools to overcome your nerves and to speak up with confidence.

16+

 

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Crafting a Story with Dominic Kelly

Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 10:00am
6 Hours
St John's Church Hall

Dominic Kell

A practical workshop for storytellers in story composition. 

A workshop to help you learn to craft a story worth telling.

A must for anyone wanting to improve and extend their storytelling skills.

About Dominic Kelly

16+

 

Early Bird tickets are now Sold Out. Standard Tickets available

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Candlelit Story Trail

Friday, 10 October 2014 - 6:00pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall
Lantern by Spiral Designs

Weave through the cobbled streets of Settle by candlelight. Festival Director Sita Brand will be spinning yarns as you go.

You will be carrying stunning hand crafted lanterns as you go - handmade by Spiral Designs - take a look at their fantastic work here.

 

12A
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Bedtime Tales

Friday, 10 October 2014 - 6:30pm
1 hour
Settle Play Barn
Bedtime Tales

Get your pyjamas on and choose your favourite teddy. Snuggle up and let your imagination run wild.

Tickets include unlimited play from 5pm and the cafe will be serving all their usual treats.

Please note adults not accompanied by a child will be refused entry.

U

 

 

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Voyage - mapping a way through stories and poems

Friday, 10 October 2014 - 7:15pm
1 hour and 30 minutes
Settle Victoria Hall
Voyage

From the imagined seascape in Homer’s Odyssey to Journeys from the Scottish Isles, 'Voyage' is an unforgettable experience of music, traditional songs, poetry and stunning digital images.

‘Voyage is performed by storyteller Ian Stephen, alongside musician/sound artist Giles Perring, traditional singer Kirsty Law, and visual artist Christine Morrison.

12A

 

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Holy Moly & the Crackers

Friday, 10 October 2014 - 9:30pm
2 hours
Settle Victoria Hall
Holy Moly & the Crackers

Get your dancing shoes on! With their folky, waltz-y fun (they call it Circus Folk), this punky, fiddle flying, Cajun dancing group will captivate your heart with their rousing hoe-downs.

15

 

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Unlock the Past - Workshop

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:00am
2 hours
The Folly Museum
Girl on a tractor - an image from the W.R. Mitchell Archive

Join oral historian and author Anna Greenwood who'll teach you how to interview family members. Come along and learn to collect stories for your family archive. 

12A
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Makers Market

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:00am
6 hours
Settle Social Club
Image of Settle by Christine Carradice - Silk Painter exhibiting at the Makers Market

Spoil yourself and enjoy retail therapy with a difference. We're bringing the most talented artists and craftspeople from the North of England to showcase the best of their work. 

U

 

Knitty Tales - Workshop

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:00am
2 hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Materials that will be used in the workshop

Individualise your own clothing. Learn intarsia, a jigsaw puzzle-like knitting technique.

Tickets include all materials. 

12A

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT Standard Tickets are still AVAILABLE

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Dry Stone Walling - 10am

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:00am
2 hours
Settle Victoria Hall
Dry Stone Walling

It’s time to get your hands dirty. Learn from skilled craftsman and uncover the stories in the stones.  

There are three sessions of this workshop. Make sure that you have chosen the time you want. Every event listing will have a different time.

Meet at Settle Victoria Hall 15 minutes before the session begins.  

18
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What would you take to Mars?

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:00am
7 Hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Planet Mars

It will take between six to eight months to get to Mars.  There won't be much room on the spaceship so as an astronaut you'd have to choose carefully what you would take.

Assuming that you had food and water. If you had 10 kilos of personal luggage. What would you take? 

Come and find out what our Mars One applicants Hannah and Ryan will take.

7+

Behind the Scenes - Voyage

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:15am
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Voyage

Meet the artists and take a peek behind the scenes. Discover how Ian and Christine created their multimedia storytelling performance and hear the untold tales of the voyages that inspired their work. 

12A

 

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Lifeboat

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:30am
6 hours
Settle Market Place
Lifeboat

Jump in, relax in a hammock, and see the world anew as the boat slowly moves round. Chat to strangers and write your story in the ship’s log.

U

 

Face Painting

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 11:00am
5 Hours
Settle Market Place
Girl with facepaint

Transform yourself into the wonders of your imagination. Who will you be?

Prices from £1. Please pay the face painters directly.

U

 

Hunt the Storyteller

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 11:00am
5 hours
Settle Victoria Hall
Hunt the Storyteller from 2013

Hiding in gold hats all over town, the storytellers are waiting to swap their stories for your magic beans.

Get your bag of magic beans from the Box Office on the day: £2.00 

U

 

Storied Out

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 11:00am
4 hours
Gateway to Health
Pestle and Mortar

The perfect break between stories. Relax, try hand massages and give Emotional Freedom Technique a go.

12A

Storied Out

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 11:00am
5 hours
Gateway to Health
Storied Out

Need a break from all the stories? Call in to see the complementary therapists at Settle Gateway to Health for a relaxing taster session.

The team will be explaining how their treatments can help you relax and cope better with life’s stresses and challenges, and about "the stories we tell ourselves and how we can move on from these."

We're all storytellers now

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 11:30am
2 hours
Settle Victoria Hall
Mara Menzies

What do we mean by storytelling in the 21st century? Chris Bond, author and assistant features editor with the Yorkshire Post, compères a lively panel discussion. Storyteller and Director of Toto Tales, Mara Menzies, Writer and former editor of the Dalesman, Bill Mitchell, Content Marketer and Managing Director of Fabl, Mags Walker and Director of MA Writing for Performance and Publication at Leeds University, Garry Lyons all give their answers.

15

 

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Peace Tales - Workshop

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 11:45am
1.5 hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Dove

To mark the centenary of WW1, come and hear little known womens' stories of peace from the war. This workshop will explore the challenging issues of peace and conflict.

Ticket Sales for this event are on hold. We will release tickets if they become available.

 

12A

 

Dry Stone Walling - Noon

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 12:00pm
2 hours
Settle Victoria Hall
Dry Stone Walling

It’s time to get your hands dirty. Learn from skilled craftsman and uncover the stories in the stones.  

There are three sessions of this workshop. Make sure that you have chosen the time you want. Every event listing will have a different time.

Meet at Settle Victoria Hall 15 minutes before the session begins.

18

PLEASE NOTE THAT EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT Standard Tickets are still AVAILABLE

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Song writing workshop with the legend

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 2:00pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Jerry Harmon

Want to write a song? Jerry’s written hundreds and performed them alongside the likes of Dolly Parton and Earl Scruggs. Learn from the master; let him inspire you to write yours. 

15

 

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Dry Stone Walling - 2pm

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 2:00pm
2 hours
Settle Victoria Hall
Dry Stone Walling

It’s time to get your hands dirty. Learn from skilled craftsman and uncover the stories in the stones.  

There are three sessions of this workshop. Make sure that you have chosen the time you want. Every event listing will have a different time.

Meet at Settle Victoria Hall 15 minutes before the session begins.  

18
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The King of the Things

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 2:30pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall
The King of the Things

Welcome to the world of the things, creatures that are different to everybody, even themselves. They live in the wild wood and the adults never go there. But follow one child inside for a wonderful surprise. This is a story that’s too scary for grown-ups but kids can handle it fine, so make sure you bring a child with you.

Adrian will be playing rattles, drums and a didgeridoo.

U

 

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Mission to Mars

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 3:00pm
1.5 Hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Mission to Mars

Would you leave earth and never return? Hannah and Ryan are planning to do just that on the ‘Mars One Mission’. This will be first human settlement on Mars. Astronomer Gurbir Singh joins them to talk about the space technology that could send them to Mars. This is an amazing opportunity to meet two people who may soon be training to fly to Mars. 

12A

 

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Sacred Stories

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 4:00pm
1.5 Hours
Parish Church
Sacred Stories

Guitarist, author and storyteller Bob Hartman has performed all over the world. He will be sharing his favourite Bible stories. Mara Menzies will share tales from Yoruba mythology - one of the world’s oldest and most widely practised religions in the world.

"Bob’s a tale spinner that learnt his magic as a preacher" – The Catholic Weekly

U

 

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Listen up - Workshop

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 4:30pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Listen Up - Workshop

Ever wished your teenager would listen to you? This workshop will give you the skills to listen well and be understood. You will leave knowing you’ll never be ignored again.

12A

 

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The Fool

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 5:00pm
1.5 Hours
The Royal Oak
Jonathan Kay

Jonathan is a 21st century Fool who creates ‘conversations’. He will play your Fool, and bring alive the Fool that lies sleeping in the audience. His shows are an open door to the imagination, unique and personal. Jonathan has headlined at Glastonbury Festival's Theatre and Circus field, Secret Garden Party, Brighton Fringe and the Edinburgh Festival.

“Making them laugh at themselves to understand themselves. It is what a good fool is supposed to do!”

-The Guardian

18

 

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Meet the Storyteller - Bob Hartman

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 6:00pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Bob Hartman

You’ve heard him at ‘Sacred Stories,’ now come and meet him. He’s been telling stories for 25 years and has written more than 60 children’s books, so there’ll be plenty to chat about.

U

 

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Make a wish

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 6:00pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall
Make a Wish

Wander the moonlit streets of Settle with Mara Menzies who’ll be telling magical stories of hopes and dreams.

U
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Jack Tales

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 7:30pm
2 hours
Settle Victoria Hall
Jerry Harmon

Jerry Harmon's great-great-great-grandfather Council Harmon, born in 1803, brought the Jack Tales to the United States from England. "Jack and the Beanstalk" is the only one of these most of us know but there are many more tales of the lad who lives by his wits, defeating his enemies and tricking his way into an easy life.

Join this Grammy-nominated storyteller and musician for a rare treat of stories, songs and jokes from the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.

PG

 

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Ghost Stories

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:00pm
1.5 Hours
The Royal Oak
Ghost Stories

Will you feel the ghost walk through you when it escapes from the didgeridoo? Hear a 30,000 year old aboriginal ghost story that's never been recorded and acquaint yourself with ghosts and ghouls. Come along if you dare...

15

 

Find your Fool

Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 10:00am
3 hours
St John's Church Hall
Jonathan Kay

Jonathan's teaching style is colourful, anarchic, a little bit scary and a whole lot of fun. Join this inspiring workshop to find your inner fool.

The ultimate theatre of possibility! - Time Out

 

18+

 

Please note that the print brochure is wrong. This event takes place at St John's Church Hall.

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You're a Star

Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 10:30am
2 Hours
Castleberg Scouts Drill Hall
You're a Star

Unleash the performer in you! Learn top peformance tricks and storytelling skills. Afterwards, you'll be more than ready for your storytelling performance in front of your parents.

There will be a free performance for parents at 12.00pm

U
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Thomas the Tank Engine

Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 10:45am
1 hour
Settle Library
Thomas the Tank Engine

Let's celebrate the saving of the Settle - Carlisle railway in this 25th anniversary year. Join in the fun and hear tales from this timeless classic.

No more than one adult per child - adults go free.

U

 

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Meet the Storyteller - Jonathan Kay

Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 2:00pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Jonathan Kay

You've laughed and perhaps even cried with him at his show and in his workshop. Now come and meet him. Ask questions and find out about the life of a Fool.

15+

 

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Horrid Henry

Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 2:30pm
1 hour
Settle Library
Cartoon image of Horrid Henry

We all know what Horrid Henry's like - always getting into a bother! What problems will he face this time, how will he solve them and what will Perfect Peter have to say about it all?

All

No more than one adult per child - adults go free. Please note that wheelchair places are now sold out.

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Tea and Tales

Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 3:30pm
1.5 hours
St John's Church Hall
Ana Maria Lines

Sit back with a homemade cake and a cuppa. Tales of the good old days are about to come out. Jerry Harmon's telling style will guarantee one-off stories from the floor. Once you've shared yours, grab another brew and let Brazillian storyteller Ana Maria Linds invite you into her performance of 'Barbequed Husbands.'

U

 

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Speaking with Confidence

Saturday, 15 November 2014 - 2:00am
2 hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle
Charles Tyrer

Following positive feedback from the first 'Speaking with Confidence' session in November 2013, we're running another one.

'Really enjoyed it, and Charles was a lively engaging tutor with loads of good tips to take away'

- Participant from November 2013 

13+

 

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Bedtime Tales

Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 6:00pm
1 hour

 

Wherever you are in the world, inspire your children into a world of far-away lands, other cultures and magic. Join Settle Stories for ‘Bedtime Tales’ 

This exclusive event only has 10 places. Places are offererd on a first come, first serve basis. Booking is essential.

4-8 years

 

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Rocket Workshop (11.00 - 13.00)

Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 11:00am
2 hours
Settle Victoria Hall

Build a rocket that will really fly using compressed gas.

Join Paul Neaves from Keighley Astronomical Society for this drop-in workshop

A big thanks to our Autumn / Winter events' sponsor:

Children

 

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Looking into the Stars

Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 11:00am
5.30 hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

How do the experts do it?

Discover the most groundbreaking astronomical achievements made in the last century in this exhibition curated by Bradford Astronomical Society.

This is a free event - booking is not necessary, just turn up on the day.

All

Solar Observing

Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 11:00am
5.30 hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

What will you discover?

The surface of the sun presents a uniquely different face each and every day. Our expert astronomers from Bradford Astronomical society will help you use hydrogen alpha telescopes so you can explore something extraordinary.

This is a free event - booking is not necessary, just turn up on the day.

A big thanks to our Autumn / Winter events' sponsor:

All

 

Star Bar

Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 11:00am
5 hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Come and enjoy a space smoothie or mars mocktail and some heavenly food at our Star Bar.

A big thanks to our Autumn / Winter events' sponsor:

Adults, children & families

 

Star Lab (11.30 - 12.30)

Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 11:30am
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

Step inside the Star Lab and experience state-of-the-art 360° digital planetarium projection technology. Immerse yourself in the science of the nights sky and let your imagination soar. Join an astronomer and storyteller who will guide you through the stories and science of the stars.

A big thanks to our Autumn / Winter events' sponsor:

All

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Star Lab (13.30 - 14.30)

Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 1:30pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

Step inside the Star Lab and experience state-of-the-art 360° digital planetarium projection technology. Immerse yourself in the science of the nights sky and let your imagination soar. Join an astronomer and storyteller who will guide you through the stories and science of the stars.

A big thanks to our Autumn / Winter events' sponsor:

All

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Rocket Workshop (14.00 - 16.00)

Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 2:00pm
2 hours
Friends' Meeting House Garden

Build a rocket that will really fly using compressed gas.

Join Paul Neaves from Keighley Astronomical Society for this drop-in workshop

A big thanks to our Autumn / Winter events' sponsor:

Adults, children & families

 

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Star Lab (15.30 - 16.30)

Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 3:30pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

Step inside the Star Lab and experience state-of-the-art 360° digital planetarium projection technology. Immerse yourself in the science of the nights sky and let your imagination soa. Join an astronomer and storyteller who will guide you through the stories and science of the stars.

With Bradford Astronomical Society and Manchester Metropolitan University.

All

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Introduction to Astronomy

Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 4:00pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Uncover the history of astronomy and the advances in our understanding of the universe that astronomy has made.

A talk presented by Rod Hine - president of the Bradford Astronomical Society.

A big thanks to our Autumn / Winter events' sponsor:

14 +

 

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Star Lab (18.30 - 19.30)

Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 6:30pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

Step inside the Star Lab and experience state-of-the-art 360° digital planetarium projection technology. Immerse yourself in the science of the nights sky and let your imagination soar. Join an astronomer and storyteller who will guide you through the stories and science of the stars.

With Bradford Astronomical Society and Manchester Metropolitan University.

All

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Tales from the Cosmos (18.30 - 19.30)

Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 6:30pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Tales from the Cosmos: Stories of the Night-time Sky 

As the day darkens and the moon begins to rise, now is the time for dreaming…

These evocative and enchanting stories will take you to another world where anything can happen and probably will …

Adults, children & families

 

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Star Gazing

Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 8:00pm
8 until late
Friends' Meeting House Garden

CANCELLED, UNFORTUNATELY, AS IT'S TOO CLOUDY

Detect what’s in the nights sky, with professional astronomers on hand to offer you guided tours of the (fingers crossed) twinkling sky.

Adults, children & families

 

Dreams Landing

Saturday, 17 October 2015 - 5:00pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

An exclusive event for Star Party Pass holders only.

Join a storyteller in the enchanting 'Star Lab' and go on a journey to discover your dreams.

All Ages

Myths and Legends Event in the Yorkshire Dales

Friday, 24 June 2016 - 7:30pm
2hrs
The Royal Oak

Poetry, Music and Storytelling Weekend

Are you interested in exploring the rich and mysterious world of myth and legend? If so, come and join us this Midsummer, when we are showcasing some exquisite storytelling in our atmospheric rural location - beautiful Settle in the Yorkshire Dales.

14+

 

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Poetic Body | Playful Mind - Workshop

Saturday, 25 June 2016 - 10:30am
6 hours
The Royal Oak

Learn how to tell better stories.

Following on from Friday evening's Story Concert, Iwan will lead us through a day to develop our story skills. This full-day workshop is an exciting opportunity to get started or further develop existing storytelling skills. 

16+

 

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Storytelling

Monday, 31 July 2017 - 10:00am
6 hours
The Joinery

Storytelling day with award-winning storyteller Tamar Eluned Williams

Imagine keeping your friends on the edge of their seats as you wow them with amazing stories. 

8+

Den Building

Friday, 4 August 2017 - 10:00am
6 hours
The Joinery

Den building with Paul Bateson

Today we're going outside to make dens with expert den maker Paul Bateson.

But we're not making any old dens. We're making dens totally unique to you, poetry dens. This will get you thinking about the beauty of the local area and local legend and poet Tom Twisleton.

8+

Poetry Slam

Sunday, 6 August 2017 - 10:00am
6 hours
The Joinery

Poetry Slam day with Jack Dean

Have you got what it takes to make people laugh out loud?

Be part of the worldwide movement of poetry slams. Accomplished poet Jack Dean will help you discover your comical identity as a performer and bring your own story to life.

8+

Geocaching Tale Trail

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 8:00am
24-7

Adventurers standby. Using your GPS devices, hunt around Settle to find our hidden geocaches. Find them all to uncover the hidden story.

This event is free and available to access 24-7 during the festival (we must say we wouldn't recommend doing it in the middle of the night !) 

The trail is now open.

FREE

My Favourite Doll

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 9:00am
Sat and Sun during the festival until 10pm
The Listening Gallery

We all have, or have had, a favourite doll or teddy. If I asked you about yours what stories would come to mind?

Working with artist Martina Attille, we've discovered that when you ask people about their favourite doll or teddy, fascinating stories come to light.

All ages

 

FREE Exhibition

Karvan (Sat)

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 10:00am
until 4pm
Settle Market Place

 

Take time out by visiting KARVAN, a 16ft artistically renovated caravan in which you are invited to travel around the world through fiction and poetry.

 

FREE

HiStories of Settle

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 10:00am
until 1pm & again from 2-5pm
The Royal Oak

Weave, stitch and loop with other festival goers of all ages and add your own history/story to this community collaboration. Discover a large variety of different yarns and threads, including glow in the dark materials, to weave your own personal contribution to traditional Jacquard punched cards. 

 

A Favourite Doll

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 10:00am
drop in until 1pm
Settle Community & Business Hub

FREE 

We all have, or have had, a favourite doll or teddy. If I asked you about yours what stories would come to mind?  Working with artist Martina Attille, we've discovered that when you ask people about their favourite doll or teddy, fascinating stories come to light.

 

Swim in the Deep - Family Trail

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 10:00am
all weekend
Settle Victoria Hall

Inspired by the 50ft Whale visiting Settle, and one of our favourite stories, 'The Whale & the Snail', by the creators of the Gruffalo, search all over Settle Town Centre for clues and complete this exciting trail. On your journey you'll meet some of the Whale's underwater friends. 

FREE

Film Gala

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 10:30am
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

In our community are hidden extraordinary stories. 

Over the last two years, we've been working to tell them by creating stop motion animation films with Virpi Kettu of Kettu Studios. She's animated the likes of Wallace & Gromit and Radiohead's most recent music video.

 

FREE

Artists Hang Out

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 10:30am
1 hour
Bell Tent

Meet and network with artists at the festival. Share your creative practice and learn more about each other's work.

From 2019 Settle Stories will be commissioning artists across different disciplines. The Settle Stories team will be sharing their plans, so come and find out how you can get involved. 

The Whale (Sat)

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 11:00am
until 4pm
Settle Market Place

A 50ft whale has landed in Settle. Circo Rum Ba Ba invite you to cast off you shoes and squeeze into its true-to-life (50ft) inflatable whale. Find yourself in a magical seascape, far, far away from our rural market town. 

Pay as you feel event

Clowning Workshop

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 11:30am
1 hour
The Royal Oak

 A fast and furious introduction to clowning. Discover the basics of clowning through the use of the red nose. Learn to play and offer ideas whilst discovering your own red nose persona.

No experience needed. Join us to find the freedom in finding your red nose. 

16+ years

 

Peak Performance

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 2:00pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Explore how story and mindfulness can motivate and empower people to make change. During this panel discussion, you'll hear why story and mindfulness can empower people in various settings, including an argument for increasing such practices in health and well-being settings.

 

The Queen & the Jester

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 2:00pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

Stupid, Stupid Songs & Some Very Sensible Stories 

A festival premiere created & performed by Keith Donnelly & Ursula Holden Gill 

 

There will be an interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing audience members at this show

Interactive Fiction

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 3:30pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Smartphones are now our constant companions, influencing how we interact with the world and with each other.

In this talk, Alastair Horne will explore how these devices might be changing not only how we talk about stories - through social media and the web - but even the sort of stories we can tell.

 

Crazy Tales

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 5:00pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

MOVED TO A BIGGER VENUE DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!

To say kids love Keith Donnelly is like saying they love chocolate, it just goes without saying! Keith's stories and songs will have children of all ages [and any grown-ups in the area!] in stitches. He specialises in infectious interactive tales and tunes, guaranteed to get everyone joining in. 

 

Reflecting Fridas

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 7:00pm
1 hour
The Royal Oak

Frida Kahlo’s soul echoes in many of us. Her diversities, love, injuries and suffering were the subject for her work. A unique life, an exceptional woman. Her life and work inspire this show, created and performed by Brazilian storyteller Ana Maria Lines.

 

For a mix of ticket types, please add the event to the cart multiple times.

WI-FI Wars

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 7:30pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

A world record breaking live comedy game show where you play along, hosted by comedian Steve McNeil - Team Captain on Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit.

Log in with your smartphone/table (make sure you've got plenty of battery) and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges to win the show, and prizes! 

 

My Favourite Doll (Sun)

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 9:00am
until 10pm
The Listening Gallery

We all have, or have had, a favourite doll or teddy.

If I asked you about yours, what stories would come to mind? We've discovered that when you ask people about their favourite doll or teddy, fascinating stories come to light.

 

FREE exhibition

Karvan (Sun)

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 10:00am
until 4pm
Settle Market Place

Take time out by visiting KARVAN, a 16ft artistically renovated caravan in which you are invited to travel around the world through fiction and poetry.

FREE 

Toast & Marmalade

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 10:00am
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

A Sunday morning cool down. The kettle’s on, the toast is popping and all you need to do is spread your marmalade. A chilled storytelling session to get the day started. Join us for an eclectic telling of folktales from around the globe, as well as your chance to tell a story as stories from the floor will be invited.

 

And the Birds Fell from the Sky

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 10:00am
each experience is 20 minutes long
Settle Social Club

BOOK NOW - 1 SEAT LEFT (at 3.30 pm)

By IL PIXEL ROSSO 

A 20 minute  joyride from the inside of your head all the way to the edge of civilisation.  

14+ years

 

Let us know your preferred time slot in the comments when you book.

For a mix of ticket types, please add the event to the cart multiple times.

Story Walk

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 10:00am
1 h 30 mins
Settle Victoria Hall

Stretch your legs as you open your mind. Join our wandering bard to experience stories that stimulate your senses surrounded by stunning Yorkshire Dales scenery.

A Private View

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 10:00am
until 5pm
Settle Community & Business Hub

A one-to-one interactive experience with you and an artist. An exploration of the geography of memory and experiences.

18+ years

 

ONLY 11AM SLOT STILL AVAILABLE

Little Man Jack

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 10:00am
45 mins
The Joinery

Join Jack on his quest to please his poor mother. Meet his magical friends and the creatures that sometimes help and sometimes hinder his journey. 

Storyteller Ursula Holden Gill transports one of England's oldest and most well-loved children's story characters firmly into the 21st century with seamlessly interwoven tale telling and heaps of interaction. 

7 years old and under

The Whale (Sun)

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 11:00am
until 4pm
Settle Market Place

A 50ft whale has landed in Settle. Circo Rum Ba Ba invite you to cast off you shoes and squeeze into its true-to-life (50ft) inflatable whale. Find yourself in a magical seascape, far, far away from our rural market town. 

FREE

Last Resort (2pm)

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 2:00pm
1 hour
The Joinery

BOOK NOW - JUST 7 SEATS REMAINING!

An alternative future for Guantanamo Bay. The waterboarding has stopped, the noise has been turned down and the military base has been reclaimed as a holiday destination.

16+

The Hip-Hop Griot

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 2:30pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

From Sierra Leone to the UK, hip-hop artist and storyteller Alim Kamara lights up the stage with his contemporary rhythmical storytelling that will leave you breathless.

All ages

 

Sufi Poetry

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 2:30pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Join international artist Sarah Sayeed for a festival premiere on a journey across Arabia and Mexico. Weaving together poetry, storytelling and song, discover the poetry of Sufi masters and influential women including Ibn Arabi and Sor Juana as Sarah brings them alive from the canon of literature, to the stage.

 

Looking Back

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 4:00pm
30 mins
The Royal Oak

Discover how life in Settle and rural Yorkshire has changed in the last 100 years. A talk by a group of local young people who have learned about temperance advocate and Craven dialect poet Tom Twisleton (1845-1911). 

 

FREE

Last Resort (4pm)

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 4:00pm
1 hour
The Joinery

BOOK NOW - 1 SEAT AVAILABLE!

An alternative future for Guantanamo Bay. The waterboarding has stopped, the noise has been turned down and the military base has been reclaimed as a holiday destination. You are the holidaymakers. 

16+ years

Change your Story 2018

Sunday, 16 September 2018 - 7:00pm
1 hour
Google Hangout

SOLD OUT. PLEASE JOIN WAITING LIST BELOW TO FIND OUT WHEN IT WILL RUN AGAIN. 

A course to improve your mental health & wellbeing

16+

 

 

For a mix of ticket types, please add the event to the cart multiple times.

Creative Writing & Mindfulness Retreat

Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 5:00pm
weekend course
The Joinery

“An experience that helps you to open up the possibilities for being creative in your writing using mindfulness.” 

- previous participant

This transformative retreat is a deep exploration of your inner landscape as a creative writer set amidst the inspiring landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.

18+
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FILM CLUB

Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 6:30pm
8 week course 2h 30 mins per session
Friends Meeting House - Skipton

Learn to create engaging stop motion animation films and bring your story to life.

This 8 week adult course will bring your story to life!

This is your opportunity to get creative and gain all the essential skills to create stop motion animation films including designing, modelling, animation and using sound design. 

18+

 

For a mix of ticket types, please add the event to the cart multiple times.

Adverse Camber presents: The Middle Yard

Friday, 8 October 2010 - 7:30pm
Settle Victoria Hall
The Middle Yard

This atmospheric evening of storytelling and music draws deeply from Irish mythology. A gripping tale of warring factions, ambitious youth, personal vendetta and family loyalties, woven between original songs, accompanied on harp and guitar. Join Nick Hennessey and Simon Heywood for a journey through the many faces of heroism, a quest to the four corners of this world and the edges of the next.

Familiar Spirit - Exhibition at Linton Court Gallery

Thursday, 11 October 2012 - 11:00am
Until 4pm.
Linton Court Gallery
Dog on head sculpture

Sculpture by artist Marjan Wouda and David Hockney’s Grimms Fairy Tales.

In European folklore it was believed that supernatural beings often assisted witches and appeared in the guise of animals. Artist Marjan Wouda’s animal familiars sit alongside examples from David Hockney’s illustrations for Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

FREE

Familiar Spirit - Exhibition at Linton Court Gallery

Friday, 12 October 2012 - 11:00am
Until 4pm.
Linton Court Gallery
Fox sculpture

Sculpture by artist Marjan Wouda and David Hockney’s Grimms Fairy Tales

In European folklore it was believed that supernatural beings often assisted witches and appeared in the guise of animals. Artist Marjan Wouda’s animal familiars sit alongside examples from David Hockney’s illustrations for Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

FREE

Familiar Spirit - Exhibition at Linton Court Gallery

Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 11:00am
Until 4pm.
Linton Court Gallery
Laughing dog sculpture

Sculpture by artist Marjan Wouda and David Hockney’s Grimms Fairy Tales.

In European folklore it was believed that supernatural beings often assisted witches and appeared in the guise of animals. Artist Marjan Wouda’s animal familiars sit alongside examples from David Hockney’s illustrations for Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

FREE

Familiar Spirit - Exhibition at Linton Court Gallery

Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 11:00am
Until 4pm.
Linton Court Gallery
Raven sculpture

Sculpture by artist Marjan Wouda and David Hockney’s Grimms Fairy Tales.

In European folklore it was believed that supernatural beings often assisted witches and appeared in the guise of animals. Artist Marjan Wouda’s animal familiars sit alongside examples from David Hockney’s illustrations for Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

OUR APOLOGIES.

DUE TO FAMILY CONCERNS IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE TO OPEN LINTON COURT GALLERY TODAY.

FREE

Digital Story Trail

Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 10:00am
All weekend
Settle Market Place
Digital Story Trial

Storytelling and technology meet in half a dozen short films from filmmakers Glenn Bunn and Esme Brand, tucked away around Settle. Use your smartphone and a dash of Augmented Reality to track them down.

All ages

Pick up a map from the Box Office during the festival and download a free app. Details will be announced just before the festival.

Continental Market

Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 10:00am
6 hours
Settle Market Place

Head to the Market Place for cheese, bread, olives and more delicious continental fare. Just the thing for an impromptu picnic (though we make no guarantees about the weather…)

 

Digital Story Trail

Friday, 10 October 2014 - 10:00am
24 hours
Settle Market Place

Uncover a tale of long lost friends on a homecoming to Settle. Use your smart phone or tablet to download the clues and let the story unfold before you.

Help sessions:

Love digital storytelling but not so sure how to use the technology? Join us 12.15 pm - 1.00 pm on either Saturday or Sunday, meet outside the main door of the town Hall - don't forget your smart phone!

U

 

Planet Trail

Friday, 10 October 2014 - 10:00am
8 hours
Settle Market Place
Planets

We've created the solar system to scale. Travel through the planets in Settle and find a treasure of stories at each planet. 

U

Stories on a Postcard Exhibition

Friday, 10 October 2014 - 10:00am
6.5 hours
Settle Train Station

Send your story around the world on a postcard. See yours displayed on the first step of its journey, before it flies away to be exhibited at a book store in Mumbai.

You can take part too. Send us your story on a 6 x 4 postcard to:

Settle Stories, Town Hall, Market Place, Settle BD24 9EJ by the 15th September to be included in the exhibition.

We've created a Facbeook group for Stories on a Postcard challenge - connect with us here.

U

 

Digital Story Trail

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:00am
24 hours
Settle Market Place
Digital Story Trial

Uncover a tale of long lost friends on a homecoming to Settle. Use your smart phone or tablet to download the clues and let the story unfold before you.

Help sessions:

Love digital storytelling but not so sure how to use the technology? Join us 12.15 pm - 1.00 pm on either Saturday or Sunday, meet outside the main door of the town Hall - don't forget your smart phone!

U

 

Stories on a Postcard Exhibition

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:00am
6.5 hours
Settle Train Station

Send your story around the world on a postcard. See yours displayed on the first step of its journey, before it flies away to be exhibited at a book store in Mumbai.

You can take part too. Send us your story on a 6 x 4 postcard to:

Settle Stories, Town Hall, Market Place, Settle BD24 9EJ by the 15th September to be included in the exhibition.

We've created a Facbeook group for Stories on a Postcard challenge - connect with us here.

U

 

Planet Trail

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:00am
8 hours
Settle Market Place

We've created the solar system to scale. Travel through the planets in Settle and find a treasure of stories at each planet. 

All

 

Train Tales

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:00am
6 hours
Settle Signal Box
The old signal box in Settle

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of saving the Settle-Carlisle railway line. Have a go at moving the signals.

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Digital Story Trail

Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 10:00am
Available all day.
Settle Market Place
Digital Story Trial

Uncover a tale of long lost friends on a homecoming to Settle. Use your smart phone or tablet to download the clues and let the story unfold before you.

Help sessions:

Love digital storytelling but not so sure how to use the technology? Join us 12.15 pm - 1.00 pm on either Saturday or Sunday, meet outside the main door of the town Hall - don't forget your smart phone!

U

 

Stories on a Postcard Exhibition

Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 10:00am
6.5 hours
Settle Train Station

Send your story around the world on a postcard. See yours displayed on the first step of its journey, before it flies away to be exhibited at a book store in Mumbai.

You can take part too. Send us your story on a 6 x 4 postcard to:

Settle Stories, Town Hall, Market Place, Settle BD24 9EJ by the 15th September to be included in the exhibition.

All

 

Planet Trail

Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 10:00am
8 hours
Settle Market Place

We've created the solar system to scale. Travel through the planets in Settle and find a treasure of stories at each planet. 

All