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A love for making

Agnis Smallwood is a Yorkshire based designer, maker, researcher and educator who in her own words “loves to create, make and teach.” Whilst studying for her degree in Contemporary Applied Arts she was gifted two looms and first discovered a passion for weaving.

Chocolate inspires her creativity - Q&A with festival artist Sarah Sayeed

Sarah Sayeed is a writer and musical artist who has written and performed nationally and internationally with shows to include Samson and Delilah, Sydney Festival, BBC Mela, Brighton Fringe and DePercussion. Trained in Indian classical techniques with maestro Swati Natekar, she has released work through Public Transit Recordings and her own single Black Is independently.

'Im not afraid to fail' - storyteller Ursula Holden Gill, interview

Ursula Holden-Gill is an award-winning storyteller, writer and educator. Described as a “one woman tour de force,” her blend of music and storytelling is captivating and sparks the imagination. 

Ursula is an enchanting, highly engaging storyteller. She takes her audience on an absorbing journey of laughter, wonder and surprise.” (BBC Writers Room, 2015)

Review: Winnie the Pooh Day

Winnie the Pooh Day in Settle, 20/01/2018. Settle Stories Autumn/Winter Events Season. Reviewed by Gill O'Donnell for the Craven Herald and Pioneer 

In recent years the variety of events and range of performers taking part in Settle Storytelling Festival have conclusively demonstrated that stories are not just an activity for children.


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