Settle Stories has just appointed a new Chair of the board of trustees. Douglas Adamson is a Yorkshire-based copywriter and author who has recently published his second novel, Windelton and the Bavarian Incident.
Over the last decade Britain has seen a dramatic decline in funding and usage of council libraries across the UK (BBC News). This is an aggressively debated chicken and egg scenario. Which came first, funding cuts or drop in public usage?
Storytelling as a form of therapy is increasingly being recognised by medical professionals. Settle Stories looks at the role of storytelling in well-being and how the healthcare professionals are using it.
Belgian Storyteller Iwan Kushka is coming to Settle later this month. He'll be performing 'True Moon Tales' in Settle Stories first 'Story Concert' alongside two musicians and delivering a story workshop 'Poetic Body / Playful Mind'.