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Settle Stories Festival

The biggest Settle Stories Festival yet

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A good story can make your heart go faster. A great one can make it stop. Imagination transports us to other worlds so get ready for adventure as we step into the 6th Settle Stories Festival. Come and celebrate the many ways in which story can touch and transform our lives. Lend us your ears and let us open your minds from 1st to 3rd April for a weekend to remember in the idyllic Yorkshire Dales.

Adults – discover how global thinkers David Babbs from 38 Degrees use story for radical change. Then have a good laugh with comedian Alfie Moore, 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.

Children – meet Kenyan storyteller Githanda Githae and travel across Africa. Escape to Alice’s Wonderland then party with Captain Hook and Tinkerbell.

With more events than ever before we’ve separated the brochure into adult events and family events. So it’s even easier to choose what’s for you. You’re welcome to bring your Under 18s to adult events. Remember that these events are generally not suitable for anyone under 12.

This year we’ve woven our magic so your money will go further and allow you to experience more memorable moments. We’ve introduced Online Saver Passes. Buy before March 1st for our best ever discounts of up to 60%.

See you there,



Download the festival programme here or for a overview of how to browse festival events that will appeal to you on the website, click here

One of Yorkshire’s top 5 festivalsThe State of the Arts. Settle’s main event – Welcome to Yorkshire. One of the 5 storytelling festivals to watch – Newsweek

P.S. Book online and you’ll receive a free audio download of stories and music by festival artists after the festival. So you’ll be able to relive the good times be reminded of the lovely tales that were shared.

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