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.

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.

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 he 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.

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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

Remembering Bill

Friday, 1 April 2016 - 11:00am
1 hour
The Folly Museum

Bill Mitchell on wall in DalesW.R. Mitchell was an avid collector of stories and well loved in the Yorkshire Dales. Gather at the Folly to remember him and share your stories of Bill.

 

Adults

 

This event is FREE but booking is required. Image of Bill © Yorkshire Post

The Wonderland Way

Friday, 1 April 2016 - 11:15am
All day
Settle Market Place

Love Alice in Wonderland? Then you'll love this trail. Inspired by the adventure of Alice. This trail will see you adveturing all over Settle. As you uncover clues, you'll pick up all sorts of interesting facts. If you complete the trail you'll win a prize.

A trail sheet costs just 50p - collect yours from the Festival Box Office at Victoria Hall on the day.   

4-12 years

Talking Tins

Friday, 1 April 2016 - 11:15am
All day
Settle Market Place

Children smilingAdventurers standby. Are you ready to undertake a story quest? Hidden around the Market Place are ‘Talking Tins’, find these devices, hit the 'play' button and you'll discover a story.  

All ages

Derek Setford

Friday, 1 April 2016 - 12:00pm
4 hours
Gavagan Art

EngravingSettle's new art gallery 'Gavagan Art' will be featuring wood engravings inspired by nature by the artist Derek Setford. Ideas for engravings are usually derived from things seen in the countryside.

All

W.R. Mitchell Exhibition

Friday, 1 April 2016 - 12:30pm
4 Hours
The Folly Museum

Farmer with sheep dogDr. W.R. Mitchell MBE (Bill Mitchell) joined the Dalesman in 1948 where founder Harry Scott told him 'to put people before things’; he took over as Editor in 1967 and remained a journalist for the rest of his working life. Over many decades he recorded the stories of ordinary people and their extraordinary lives.  

All

 

Terrible Tudors & their Tales

Friday, 1 April 2016 - 2:15pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

DaveTongHow much do you know about the terrible Tudors? Come and meet your ancestors. Experience a plethora of Tudor tales to transport you back in time. These stories would have been shared around the hearth at home, on the village green and market square and in the alehouses and tavern yards of long ago.

8+

 

Suitable for children over 8 years and over

Fair Tax Town

Friday, 1 April 2016 - 5:30pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Fair Tax TownFor some of the UK's biggest companies, paying corporation tax seems to be optional. Using devilishly complicated - but completely legal - accounting techniques, they can run rings around HMRC. Now, the small businesses of one Welsh town are fighting back. The local traders of Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons are fighting back.

Adults

 

Bedtime Tales

Friday, 1 April 2016 - 6:30pm
1 hour
Settle Play Barn

Child with teddyMake your dreams full of magic. Come in your pyjamas and don’t forget your favourite teddy. Settle down for bedtime stories from around the world and let your imagination run wild.

Tickets include unlimited play in Settle Play Barn from 5pm. The Cafe will be serving their usual treats. Please note adults not accompanied by a child will be refused entry.

Under 8s

 

Online sales have now closed for this event. Tickets are still available on the door at the Play Barn.

The Naked Stun

Friday, 1 April 2016 - 7:15pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

Alfie MooreFollowing a total sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and a successful UK tour, Alfie brings this critically acclaimed show to the Settle Stories Festival.

Adults

 

Photo by Idil Sukan

 

Batty Moss Ceilidh Band

Friday, 1 April 2016 - 9:30pm
1.5 hours
Settle Victoria Hall

Batty Moss BandJoin us for a good old knees up! There'll be two-stepping, promenading, swinging and waltzing. Guided by an expert caller - you're guaranteed an exhilarating night. 

For adults but children 12 years and over are welcome.

 

Image © Gaye Wollard

The Magic Carpet

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 10:00am
45 mins
Settle Victoria Hall

Magic CarpetClimb aboard the magic carpet. This flight with Rachel Rose Reid will be alive with interactive stories and songs. Where will they take us? Hold on tight and find out.

Perfect for 4 - 8 year olds.

'Polished and compelling... definitely one to watch' - The Independent 

4-8 years

 

Image © Caroline Urbania

Stop Motion Animation Drop-In

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 10:00am
2 hours
The Royal Oak

Virpi with animated figuresEnter the world of stop motion animation with master animator Virpi Kettu, who helped bring Wallace & Gromit, Creature Comforts and Shaun the Sheep to our screens. Get creative and drop in to see Virpi and bring your animation alive.  

6+

 

24 Hour Comic Book Stories

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 10:15am
2 hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Get creative, help make an improvised book of comic strip stories (‘graphic novella’, if we’re feeling posh.) You’ll use old stories from the W.R. Mitchell Archive. These stories focus on life as it was in Settle & the Dales and will inspire the content of the book.

14+

 

 

The Wonderland Way

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 11:00am
All day
Settle Market Place

Love Alice in Wonderland? Then you'll love this trail. Inspired by the adventure of Alice. This trail will see you adveturing all over Settle. As you uncover clues, you'll pick up all sorts of interesting facts. If you complete the trail you'll win a prize.

4-12 years

Hunt the Storyteller

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 11:00am
2 hours
Settle Market Place

children and storytelerStorytellers are hiding in gold, glittery hats all over town. Track them down and swap a magic bean for a story.

Get your magic beans on the day at the Box Office for £2 or free with Gold Saver Passes bought in advance.

All. Our storytellers will tell tales suitable for the age group of who has hunted them down

 

Robin Hood

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 12:00pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Robin Hood

Calling all merry boys and girls, come hearken to stories of wolves' heads  and outlaws that were Robin Hood and his bold brave band. Meet outlaws like Little John, Will Scarlet, Much the Miller’s Son and many more from Sherwood forest over 800 years ago...

8+

 

Suitable for those 8 years old and above.

Derek Setford

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 12:15pm
4 hours
Gavagan Art

EngravingSettle's new art gallery 'Gavagan Art' will be featuring wood engravings inspired by nature produced by the 'hand burnishing' method. 

Image: Derek Setford. Aquilegia Buds 2007

 

Adults

W R Mitchell Exhibition

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 12:30pm
4 hours
The Folly Museum

Farmer with sheep dogDr. W.R. Mitchell MBE (Bill Mitchell) joined the Dalesman in 1948 where founder Harry Scott told him 'to put people before things’; he took over as Editor in 1967 and remained a journalist for the rest of his working life. Over many decades he recorded the stories of ordinary people and their extraordinary lives.  

 

Face Painting

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 1:00pm
2 hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Child with face paint of a tiger

Please note the new times: now from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Transform yourself into your favourite story character. Who will you be?

 

 

All. Our face-painters will paint you up however you please.

 

From £1 Please pay the make up artist directly.

38 Degrees

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 2:00pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

David Babbs

People Power Change

14+

 

We have organised additional space for this event, so some tickets are still available.

African Beats

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 2:30pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

Githanda GithaeWelcome to the African jungle. Using songs, drumming and the power of story, Kenya's Githanda Githae brings alive the animal kingdom.

6+

 

Two Parts Mischief

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 3:00pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Man reading

Sold Out

Performance Reading & book signing with Geoff Bird

4 - 8 years

This event is now sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please book a waiting list place below.

Awful Aunties and Ugly Uncles

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 4:00pm
1 hour
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Rachel Rose ReidAunt Alberta isn't the first awful aunty. They've existed since the beginning of time. Come and hear tales of how brave, cheeky and quick-witted children have outrivalled devious grown-ups. There will be poison and plotting, magic and mayhem galore.

 

 

8+

 

Chopping Chillies

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 4:00pm
1 hour
The Royal Oak

Claire with chillies‘Chopping Chillies' is Clair Whitfield’s first poetry-play and has played to sell-out shows at the Soho Theatre, the Freeword Centre in London and Camden's Theatre and made its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015.  It is poetry for people who don’t like poetry. And those that do.  

14+

 

Party in Neverland

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 6:00pm
1.5 hours
Settle Play Barn

Peter PanCaptain Hook and Tinkerbell are having a party. Won’t you join them for magical stories and tea? This is a hurrah for children that enjoy childishness and never want to grow up (at least not at this festival).

Come in fancy dress as a pirate or fairy. The best dressed boy or girl will win a prize.

6+

 

Master Mythteller

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 7:15pm
75 mins
Settle Victoria Hall

Martin Shaw drummingMyth is a kind of swan feather cloak that has enlightened communities about how to live with dignity, depth and a little style for thousands of years. Master storyteller, Martin Shaw will have you gripped from beginning to end with this outrageous piece of magic.

Adults

 

Ghost Walk

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 9:00pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

Crow against moonDon’t be deceived by Settle’s quaint allure. Ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night are everywhere. A variety of mysterious stories to inspire the imagination. Come along, if you dare...

Meet us outside Victoria Hall

14+

Barbarella’s Bang Bang

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 9:30pm
1.5 hours
Settle Victoria Hall

Barbarella BandA cacophony of carnivalistic delights. Dust off your glad rags and don your dancing shoes. Accordion-toting five piece, Barbarella's Bang Bang are a combination of European Gyspy folk and theatrical pop musicality. With roots in Eastern and Roman Europe, Barbarella's Bang Bang will provide a soundtrack of ecstasy for a night to remember.

16+

 

Storytelling Walk

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 10:00am
1.5 hours
Settle Victoria Hall

Dave Tong

Stretch your legs as you open your mind.  Stunning scenery and stories that stimulate your senses with our wandering bard Dave Tonge. The perfect way to spend a Festival Sunday morning.

A chance to absorb both fascinating stories and discover the beauty of our beautiful and historic Yorkshire Dales town - Settle.

Adults and children 8+


Drama Workshop

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 10:00am
2 hours
Settle Library

Girl playingUnleash your inner performer with expert storyteller Githanda Githae. You’ll learn key performance techniques and have fun with riddling games, role play, tongue twisters and more. Learn new acting and storytelling techniques to enhance how you perform and communicate.

8-12 years

 

The Wonderland Way

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 10:00am
Settle Library

Love Alice in Wonderland? They you'll love this trail. Inspired by the adventure of Alice. This trail will see you adveturing all over Settle. As you uncover clues, you'll pick up all sorts of interesting facts. If you complete the trail you'll win a prize.

4-12 years

Improv Corner

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 10:00am
10am - 12pm & 1pm - 4.00pm
The Royal Oak

Dressing upDrop-In Comics and Storytelling. A good dose of improvisational lunacy.

Play with a selection of props and costumes. Be recorded  acting, improvising and being silly.  The recording of you will later be spun into a comic strip (think Alan Bennett meet Wes Anderson in Borges’ Labyrinth, and you won’t be too far off the mark!)

4+

 

The Potter's Story

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 10:15am
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

Potter carrying potsMeet Matthew Wilcock, winner of television's The Great Pottery Throw Down. Known as The Great British Bake Off's 'messier cousin', this is a show that has captivated the nation. Join us for an interview with Matthew led by esteemed artist Margaret Uttley.

For adults, but children 12 years and over welcome.

 

Design a Bag

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 11:00am
2 hours
Settle Market Place

Choose one of our exclusive Settle Stories 100% cotton tote bags. 

On the other side of your tote, create your very own design using various techniques. Artist Steven Hodges will be on hand to ensure you create a bag that you can be proud of. 

Adults & Children

 

Ticket price includes all materials including the bag to take home.

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

Tales of the Dales

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 11:00am
1 hour
Gavagan Art

Book coverReading & book signing with Ian Scott Massie

The Dales are abundant with tall tales, legends, trivia and folklore. Author Ian Scott Massie will share these from his book 'Tales from the Dales' and showcase his paintings, which they inspired.

Adults - min age 14+

This event is free but booking is essential.

Jack Tales and other Antics

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 12:00pm
1 hour
Settle Library

Jack and the BeanstalkWe've all heard of Jack and the Beanstalk right? But did you hear about the day his mum called him a lazy lump and sent him into town for some fish for their supper? Or when she made him go out to work and couldn’t believe he could be such a silly lad when he came home?

7+

 

Magic Lantern Show

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 12:15pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

magic lanternTHIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED

Travel back to Victorian times with our ‘magic lantern’ showman, back to the era of the magic lantern’s heyday, when it was a dynamic tool for storytelling, sharing knowledge and ideas.

For adults. Children 12 years and over are welcome

 

W.R. Mitchell Exhibition

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 12:30pm
4 hours
The Folly Museum

Farmer with sheep dogDr. W.R. Mitchell MBE (Bill Mitchell) joined the Dalesman in 1948 where founder Harry Scott told him 'to put people before things’; he took over as Editor in 1967 and remained a journalist for the rest of his working life. Over many decades he recorded the stories of ordinary people and their extraordinary lives.  

All

 

This exhibition is free. There is no need to book a ticket. Just turn up on the day.

Derek Setford

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 12:30pm
4 hours
Gavagan Art

EngravingSettle's new art gallery 'Gavagan Art' will be featuring wood engravings inspired by nature produced by the 'hand burnishing' method. 

Image: Derek Setford. Aquilegia Buds 2007

 

 

Adults

Face Painting

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 1:30pm
2 hours
Friends' Meeting House - Settle

Child with facepaintTransform yourself into your favourite story character. Who will you be?

If you're too busy with other festival events on Sunday, you can always get your face painted on Saturday.

All. Our face-painters will paint you up however you please.

 

From £1. Please pay the make-up artist directly.

Hunt the Storyteller

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 2:00pm
2 hours

Children looking at dragonStorytellers are hiding in gold, glittery hats all over town. Track them down and swap a magic bean for a story.

All. Our storytellers will tell tales suitable for the age group of who has hunted them down

 

Down the Rabbit Hole

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 2:15pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

Alice down rabbit holeYou know the story of Alice. Imagine Lorina, Alice's older sister, went down the rabbit hole. Find out who she met on a surreal adventure where things are never what they seem. Meet the crazy characters who mesmerise Lorina with fairy tales to guide her on her journey.

10+

 

Tales at the Table

Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 3:15pm
1 hour
The Talbot Arms

Man smilingThe place for pints and ponderings. Let our roving storyteller entertain you at your table for an afternoon of inquiry and delight.

Our roving storyteller will tell tales suitable for the age group of your table

 

This is a free event. No need to book, just turn up

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+

 

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

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+

 

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

Change your Story 2018

Sunday, 5 February 2017 - 2:30pm
2.5 Hours every week for 8 weeks
Skipton Friends Meeting House

Girl enjoyingReframe and reshape your narrative. Transform your own patterns of behaviour and create your path to success. 

16+

 

Please book a waiting list place to be the first to hear about the next course.

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

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+

Play in a Day

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 10:00am
6 hours
The Joinery

Play in a day with Ursula Holden Gill

Join storyteller and actress Ursula Holden Gill for a one off special Play in a Day. 

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+

Book Making

Tuesday, 8 August 2017 - 10:00am
6 hours
The Joinery

Book making with Jessica Nash

Inspired by how artists, designers and illustrators are telling stories today. In this exciting workshop you will be exploring new ways to book bind, draw and illustrate stories all ending up in your own self made and self published artist book!

8+

Geocaching Tale Trail

Friday, 1 December 2017 - 12:00am
Running until 14th January

Discover the story of Christmas! 

Hidden all over Settle are secret geocaches. Get your detective's hat on and use your GPS device to uncover a hidden story.

The Geocaches are hidden all over Settle. Thank you for participating in our Geocaching Tale Trail.

All

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

 

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.

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

 

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