A magical weekend...
We love stories. For five years we've brought the miracle of 'once upon a time' to Settle. We find top storytellers from around the globe and bring them here to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. You can download the brochure here (10MB). Or you can search the programme online.
This year I promise you a weekend of magic - and a bit of mayhem, too. This festival is a chance to indulge in extraordinary stories, music, science and ideas. I', really looking forward to the traditional Jack Tales of 7th generation and Grammy nominated storyteller and musician Jerry Harmon and the collision of music, songs, poetry and the arts that is the multi-media Voyage. Your favourites might be the circus folk music of Holy Moly and the Crackers or the brave young people to on a one-way Mission to Mars.
Families shouldn't miss the free rides on the Lifeboat in the market place. Children will love to develop their storytelling skills with Mara Menzies while adults spend the morning with the amazing 21st Century fool Jonathan Kay.
This year we have extra discounts online. If you spend £87 or more in a single transaction you will qualify for a further 5% off.
There is so much to choose from. I hope you enjoy planning your Festival.
You'll love it!
See you at the festival.
Sita Brand, Festival Director