Festival 2013

Penny Lowe

Penny Lowe

Penny Lowe qualified with the British School of Reflexology in 1998 and since then has gained a wide range of experience treating clients with many different conditions.

Her interest in energy work developed during this time and she qualified as an EFT practitioner in 2006 and has the AAMET Level 3 - Advanced Practitioner Certificate.  

Jo Rhodes

Jo Rhodes

Jo Rhodes is a homeopath living and working in the Yorkshire Dales who can regularly be found foraging for wild foods and medicines. Her mum was a keen organic gardener and forager so she grew up thinking that comfrey fritters and nettle bhajis were normal… but realises now how unusual that was.

Conversations with friends have made her realise that many people have absolutely no idea about what is safe, and, if they use wild food at all, limit their foraging to very obvious things like nettles and elderflowers.

Justin Rowe

Justin Rowe

Justin Rowe is an artist and paper sculptor from Cambridge. After graduating from Norwich School of Art in 1998, he began working for Cambridge University Press as an academic bookseller.  In 2010, tasked with creating a unique and eyecatching Christmas window display, Justin began a series of book sculptures inspired by folk and fairytale imagery. The sculptures were auctioned for charity.

One day student pass (Sat 12th)

Are you ready for an adventure?

The world is coming to Settle, with tales from Kenya, Scotland and India, musicians from Sweden and so, so much more.

Settle Storytelling Festival is four days of stories, ideas, laughter, music and cake in the picturesque and historic market town of Settle.

The cost

For the first time in the festival's history a subsidised one day student pass will be available for just £12.00.

What’s included?

For a mix of ticket types, please add the event to the cart multiple times.

Bridget Marsden

Bridget Marsden (photo by Eva Karlsson)

Bridget Marsden is a violinist who walks her own path. An encounter with Swedish folk music made such a strong impression on her that she moved from England to Sweden, to study folk music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Today she works as a freelance musician and teacher. Bridget is specialised in the Bingsjö fiddle tradition, and has amongst other things produced When I Listen To Bingsjö, a unique solo project combining an exhibition with live performance.

Leif Ottosson

Leif Ottosson (photo by Eva Karlsson)

Leif Ottosson is a young accordionist on the Swedish folk music scene who is said to be the first to have transferred the traditional fiddler’s style of playing to his instrument. He challenges the conventional way of using the accordion as well as being a brilliant instrumentalist with great artistic breadth. Leif has received several well-renowned awards including the Hagström Scholarship and the Andrew Walter Scholarship for Accordionists.

Stanley's Stick (11.45 am showing)

Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 11:45am
45 minutes
Settle Victoria Hall
Stanley's Stick

A humble stick can take you anywhere – it can be a magic wand, a rocket to the moon, a fishing rod, and even a dinosaur. Children and parents will love this interactive adaptation of John Hegley’s story, brought to life by the Northern Chamber Orchestra – and there’s a chance to try some of the musical instruments afterwards.

6 and under


Glenn Bunn

Glenn Bunn

Glenn Bunn has recently graduated with a 2:1 in BA (Hons) Production at Ravensbourne in London. A filmmaker who specialises in directing and writing Glenn is also passionate about the history of film and all the processes involved in film.

Esme Brand

Esme Brand

Esme Brand is a recent Graduate from Ravensbourne with a 2.1 in BA (Hons) Production. She is an all round filmmaker with focused skills in producing, directing, editing and sound design. Esme also takes the lead acting role in the Digital Storytelling Trail.


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