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The power of storytelling in schools

Settle Stories was set up in 2010 by Sita Brand to promote literature, reading and storytelling for the local Settle and wider Yorkshire Dales community. Since then the charity has worked to increase the access to traditional and modern forms of storytelling, to encourage people of all ages to interact with storytelling and to tell their own stories.

Away with the Fairies: Goldilocks and the Three Dead Rabbits

It's official !

In a recent speech to the Berlin Literary Festival, no less a luminary than American writer Meg Rosoff threw a spanner in the certainties of scientific literalism with the brazen suggestion that the telling of fairy stories to young children might actually be beneficial to their long-term development.

The Lion in the Night - Sola Story

African traditions of storytelling are many and varied, which comes as no surprise given the size, scale and cultural diversity of the continent whence they emerge. It's a brave ethnographer who goes in search of unifying themes: the weight of myth, fable and history - all of which go to inform modern representations of this singular art form - is overwhelming.

Celebrate Craven !

At Settle Stories we take great pleasure in the rewards that our work locally, and in the wider community, yield. We hope we celebrate the whole of that community, in its wonderful, colourful diversity. 

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