Settle Stories Blog

2018 Festival reviews

  SETTLE STORIES FESTIVAL 2018 All reviews by Gill O'Donnell 

Travelling Together

Emma Dawson Varughese will be wowing children and adults alike at this year’s festival with her KARVAN installation. Emma describes this experience as: 

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.

'Art should be social' - Q&A with Mhairi Lockett

This year the Settle Stories Festival programme illustration was created by a local young artist, illustrator Mhairi Lockett. We're proud to have supported local, young talent and increadibly blow away with the fantastic result! She's come up  one of our most powerful, eye catching festival covers to date.

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.

Other people fuel my creativity - Interview with Darius Nash

  Darius Nash is a new face at this years Settle Stories Festival and one we're very excited to see. 

'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)

Alim Kamara - Hip-hop artist | Storyteller

Alim Kamara is an award-winning lyricist; he is a hip-hop artist, storyteller and poet who is based in the UK and will be joining us in April for the Settle Stories Festival.

Value your everyday life, its fascinating

Brazillian storyteller Ana Maria Lines will once again be joining us in the Yorkshrie Dales. She blew audiences away at the 2014 Settle Stories Festival and we're expecting great things of her at the 2018 Settle Stories Festival.

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