Settle Stories Blog

Family fun in Settle this weekend

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend in Settle at the Festival of Happiness. With 25+ events in one day (80% FREE), there’s something for everyone in Settle on Sat 27th May.

Come here Gromit, it’s starting

Animator and film director Virpi Kettu has been working with Settle Stories to create animated films with people whose lives are affected by drugs or alcohol.

Finding the beginnings of emotion

Where do our emotions come from? Janet Donnelly will help to explain at an insightful talk at the Festival of Happiness. You'll leave with an understanding of how our emotions affect our everyday lives and what we need to do to keep calm and think better.

Check-up your words

The world's first and only mobile poetic first aid service comes to Settle, with either her Nurse Verse or a trained Poemedic to run the Cold Comfort Pharmacy! A mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical, the Emergency Poet offers consultations inside her 1970’s ambulance and prescribes poems as cures, called a ‘poemcetomal’. The poet talks us through what makes her happy.

A taste of Settle from yesteryear

Have you heard of Tom Twistleton? Are you interested to know how the people of Settle lived a century ago? 

Growing older happily

People can become more isolated as they get older, as they lose their closest friends and contact with their families proves difficult. This may lead to unhappiness and insecurity abou the future; however this could change.

Do you live with good mental health?

Only 13% of people in the UK say they do.  However, Mental Health is becoming more widely discussed than ever especially now there is a Mental Health Awareness Week, in May. This year’s theme focused on 'Surviving or Thriving?'.

The Narrative of Music

Music, perhaps more efficiently than a

Review: Ventoux

  Ventoux at the Richard Whiteley Theatre, 21/04/2016. Settle Stories Spring Events Season. Reviewed by Gill O'Donnell for the Craven Herald and Pioneer.

The death of meaningful communication

If recent developments in neuroscience are credible - and the evidence seems intuitively persuasive even without research - stories, or more properly the imaginative journey that stories initiate, are of colossal importance to our wellbeing, confirming what we, and Philip Pullman, suspected all along, that - 'after nourishment, shelter and companionship, storie


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