Largest story festival comes to Settle

Barbarella's Bang Bang
Barbarella's Bang Bang

The Settle Stories Festival – the largest story festival in the north of England - is set to take place this weekend.

Starting out with just 10 events at their 2010 festival, they have inspired their audiences over the years.

The result is a festival that will boast more than 50 events for adults and families, all taking place in the market town of Settle.

At this festival adults can discover how global thinkers like David Babbs, the founder of 38 Degrees (the UK’s largest people power organisation), use story for radical change. Then relax into the mystery of the Arabian Nights with Arabic storyteller Alia Alzougbi or dance the night away with Gypsy folk band Barbarella’s Bang Bang.

For those who fancy a good laugh, award winning ex copper turned comedian Alfie Moore will be at the festival telling the true story of his 18 years on the beat. You can even discover the story of Matthew Wilcock – winner of televisions ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’.

Classic tales will be brought to life for little ones this year. Inspired by the tale of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, children can join storyteller Sita Brand, for a journey ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ and meet Alice’s sister Lorina. You can travel back in time to Sherwood Forest and meet Robin Hood. Taking place at different locations in Settle and to book visit www.settlestories.org.uk/festival or call 05603 845693.