Settle Stories Blog

The 'great Muslim debate' with a different lens- Q&A with filmmaker/producer Jin Theng Craven

It's always exciting when you meet an artist with an urgent need to share a story.  Jin-Theng-Craven is such an artist.

Autobiographical Stories - Q&A with Emma Decent

Emma Decent is a writer and performer who has over fifteen years of experience writing moving autobiographical pieces about the relationship between parents and children. She has appeared at open mic events all over the country and has been a guest poet at events in Manchester, Preston, Wakefield and beyond.

Review: Soldiers of the Empire

ANNAPURNA INDIAN DANCE COMPANY: SOLDIERS OF THE EMPIRE SETTLE STORIES: 14/7/18  Reviewed by Gill O'Donnell

Storytelling - the most inspiring history lesson

Let us cast our minds back to imagine we are in the midst of the First World War. Fighting is worldwide on the Western Front, in East Africa, Mesopotamia and Gallipoli (now modern-day Syria and Iraq). Of the 75 million men who are fighting in the war, over 1.5million of these were from Indian Army. More than 74,000 sacrificed their lives. 

An Unswerving Faith in Dance

In our divided world, some stories need to be told.

Creative Settle

A guide to creative things to do in Settle

The past - shaping our futures

Have you ever thought about why your town or village is the way it is? Here at Settle Stories we believe local history matters. It helps us understand who we are, where we come from and who we want to become as people and communities.

Making sense of life using traditional tales

Adam Sargant has a love for traditional folktales which began in his early childhood, using this he brings his passion to life by gathering various events here at Settle Stories.

History of our favorite female Disney characters

Disney Princesses are more than just fairytale maidens that sing cute songs and dance along with their cartoon friends. In fact, there are significant historical meanings for many of these characters’ names. These meanings come from the different cultures represented in many of the cartoon animations. 

Human Beings are Hard-Wired to Play

Want to have a go at writing, or refresh your writing skills? Can’t figure out how to develop to the next level? Have you ever considered using creative play?

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