2 Magpies Theatre

2 Magpies Theatre are a young theatre company who create new and exciting devised performance

Adam Sargant

Adam Sargant’s love for traditional folktales began in early childhood, growing up on the tales of King Arthur and Robin Hood. As a teenager he […]

Adrian Beckingham

Adrian Beckingham has worked in enviromental education since the 1980’s. In 1987 he won the Newcastle Herald English Prize for attaining first place in the […]

Agnis Smallwood

Agnis Smallwood is a Yorkshire based Designer, Maker, Researcher, Educator passionate about creating spaces which enable people to engage and explore with materials directly for […]

Alastair Horne

Alastair Horne is a doctoral research student based at Bath Spa University and the British Library, exploring how mobile devices are changing the relationship between […]

Alfie Moore

Alfie Moore is an English police officer, writer, stand-up comedian and radio performer. He is on a career break from the police.Alfie Moore spent eighteen years on the Humberside Police force […]

Alia Alzougbi

Alia is an award-winning, dynamic storyteller with a breadth of tales from around the world. Having grown up around the Middle East (Syria, Lebanon, Iraq […]

Alim Kamara

Alim Kamara is a Hip Hop Artist, Storyteller and Philanthropist.  Since graduating from Middlesex University in 2007 with a 1st Class Degree in Creative Writing […]

Amer Shomali

Palestinian artist, Amer Shomali, moves smoothly between various artistic practices and forms. Shomali’s academic background in architecture and animation coupled with a feverish interest in increasing knowledge of […]

Ana Maria Lines

Ana Maria Lines is a Brazilian storyteller and journalist. She was born in São PauloBrazil. Her family origins range from African to Brazilian and Portuguese. […]

Anandi Ramamurthy

Dr. Ramamurthy is a Senior Lecturer in Media at Sheffield Hallam University and public speaker. Her research has focused on critically analysing ‘race’ and postcoloniality in media and culture […]

Anna Greenwood

Anna Greenwood, from Yorkshire is a traveller, teacher and writer. Her wide ranging life experiences and interests have allowed her to travel the world and […]

Annapurna Indian Dance

Annapurna Indian Dance offer enjoyable and imaginative Indian dance programmes with a vision to achieve harmony and understanding between people of different cultures through Indian dance. […]

Arash Moradi

Arash Moradi was born in the Kurdish city of Kermanshah in Western Iran. He is the eldest son of Iran’s leading tanbour payer Ali Akbar […]

Barbarella’s Bang Bang

The sound of Barbarella’s Bang Bang is a mix of Avant-Garde, European, Gypsy Folk and Punk music. The band is made up of the following members: […]

Batty Moss Ceilidh Band

The Batty Moss Ceilidh Band is made up of 7 members, these are: Caller  Mike Benson Whistles  Rachel Benson Accordion Andrew Service Concertina  Jo Martin […]

Big Issue North

Big Issue North is a limited company employing staff to produce and distribute a weekly magazine that is sold by people who have limited other […]

Bill Mitchell

W. R. (Bill) Mitchell, MBE, Hon D.Litt, is a native of the Yorkshire Dales. His first sorties into rural Yorkshire occurred in the 1940s when […]

Bob Hartman

Bob has been a professional storyteller for 25 years. For ten years, he was a storyteller in residence for The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum and has […]

Bridget Marsden

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 […]

Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottosson

Bridget Marsden (violin) and Leif Ottosson (accordion) are two rising young stars of the Swedish folk scene.  Together they form a duo with an almost telepathic musical interplay […]

Brontë Parsonage Museum

  The Brontë Parsonage Museum is situated in Haworth, West Yorkshire and was home to one of the most remarkable literary families of all time. […]

Bryony Pritchard

Bryony is an interdisciplinary artist based in West Yorkshire with a background in visual arts and movement. Her work brings together participatory events, interactivity, play, […]

Cassandra Wye

For over 20 years, international storyteller Cassandra Wye has travelled the world telling stories from Barbados to Borneo, from the depths of the rainforest to the […]

Cath Little

Cath Little is a storyteller and singer drawing inspiration from her Irish and English heritage and her Welsh homeland. She has a rich sense of […]

Ceyda Torun

Born in Istanbul, Ceyda spent her formidable early years among the street cats while her mother worried she’d get rabies and her sister worried she’d […]

Charles Tyrer

After a 1st class degree in Drama and Performance, Charles returned to Settle passionate about making great art happen in his rural community. 6 years […]

Chris Bond

Chris Bond is The Yorkshire Post’s assistant features editor. He has been working at the newspaper for the past 14 years and for the last […]

Chris Bostock

Chris’s stories are chosen to entertain, excite and encourage listeners to dream with open eyes…. and then to become storytellers themselves. His work in Schools […]

Christine McMahon

Christine McMahon has an international reputation, having performed all over Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Costa Rica. Born to a […]

Circo Rum Ba Ba

Circo Rum Ba Ba is a well established, highly experienced women’s circus theatre company which fuses spectacular theatre with a diverse range of circus skills […]

Clair Whitefield

As well as being an Apples and Snakes associate artist, Clair has been performing spoken word from more than a decade. During this time, she’s been a resident […]

Conrad Bird

Conrad Bird (Vocalist, Guitar, Trumpet) Ring master and band leader, vocalist, guitar and trumpet! Conrad moved to Newcastle after graduating in Creative Writing at Warwick University. […]

Darius Nash

Darius is a contemporary actor, musician and writer who works across various mediums to create performances for theatre, festival and school audiences that merge theatre, […]

Dave Crane

Dave Crane is an artist writer and comic book maker, with a strong focus in recent years on improvisational approaches to the art. He has […]

Dave Martin

Dave Martin is the bass player for Holy Moly & the Crackers. Hailing from the midlands and having grown up with the music of Coventry […]

Dave Tong

Known as the Yarnsmith of Norwich, Dave has been telling since 2001 for adults and children at museums, heritage sites, festivals and fairs. He works […]

David Aldred

After two years as an Associate Artist at the Bradford Playhouse, David began an MA in Sound Design and is now commencing a PhD on […]

David Babbs

David is the founder and Executive Director of 38 Degrees. He works with other groups, charities and individuals to build our people powered movement. Sometimes […]

Derek Setford

Derek Setford was born in Liverpool in 1936 and moved with his parents to the Lake District in 1944. He later attended Leeds College of […]

Dominic Kelly

Dominic Kelly  ‘Compelling’ – The Times Dominic Kelly is a performance storyteller with an international reputation for dynamic, powerful and entertaining work. Venues include The […]

Emilie Andrade

Graduated in theater, dance and education, Emilie Andrade discovered storytelling in 2010. She performed in national and international festivals (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Iran and Mexico). […]

Emily Hennessey

Emily Hennessey is a performance storyteller dedicated to exploring the ancient art of storytelling as oral tradition within a contemporary context. Playful, imaginative and daring […]

Emily Knight

Emily graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a First Class Honours degree in Jewellery and Siversmithing. She now owns and runs ‘Studio Vault’ […]

Emma Decent

Emma Decent is based in the north west of England and has been writing and performing for over 15 years. Emma’s latest project is I […]

Errol Lloyd

Errol Lloyd is a Caribbean storyteller, writer, artist and musician.

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 […]

Father Christmas

Dressed in a familiar red suit trimmed with white fur Father Christmas is often seen carrying a large sack filled with toys on his back. He […]

Faustin Charles

A charismatic and compelling storyteller Faustin is best known for his children’s book, The Selfish Crocodile, which has sold over 100,000 copies. His poems are […]

Fiona Angwin

Fiona Angwin or “The Yarn Spinner” as she’s often known is a storyteller and puppeteer working in schools, theatres, forests, country parks and other venues […]

Francis Michael Eliot

Francis Michael Eliot is a movement practitioner, having been immersed for over 15 years in the wonderful dance meditation practice called 5Rhythms. He was trained […]

Garry Lyons

Garry Lyons – BA (York), MA (Leeds) – is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and producer, who has written for the National Theatre and extensively for […]

Gary Cordingley

Gary has a background in street theatre, drama and music. He performs extensively in museums, libraries and theatres as well as more unconventional environments like […]

Geoff Bird

Geof is an author and illustrator. Having worked as a sales rep, teacher and bookseller, Geoff turned his hand to journalism and has since produced […]

Giles Perring

Giles Perring is a musician, record producer and artist who has been working professionally in diverse areas of music and the Arts since 1980. His […]

Githanda Githae

Githanda Githae grew up in Kenya. Inspired by his culture, he uses chants, riddles and song in his his interactive contemporary storytelling performances. He specialises […]

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 […]

Gurbir Singh

Gurbir Singh believes that the long term future of humanity, if it has one, is in space. He believes that whilst Space Technology alone cannot […]

Hannah Earnshaw

Hannah Earnshaw, has been passionate about space from an early age. Hannah went on to study Physics at school and university, and is currently working […]

Ian Douglas

Ian has been telling stories at festivals, schools, libraries and on street corners both nationally and internationally for over 15 years. Originally a street theatre […]

Ian Scott Massie

Ian Scott Massie is an artist and musician and author who lives in Masham, North Yorkshire. He began painting professionally while a student. Working first […]

Ian Stephen

Ian Stephen, from the Outer Hebrides, has a B.Ed, with distinction and is a committed educator and performer as well as an internationally published writer. He […]

Ingrid Nixon

Ingrid Nixon is a world-traveling storyteller who whisks listeners away on journeys of the imagination. Exploration nail-biters, tall tales, traditional and personal stories—she tells them […]

Iwan Kushka

Iwan Kushka left his native Belgium 10 years ago for the People’s Free Republic of Totnes, Devon. He is a storyteller and musician with a […]

Jaki Bogg

Jaki Bogg is an interdisciplinary artist with an MA in Textiles from Exeter University. Jaki worked as a lecturer of art and design, fashion and […]

James Brunt

James Brunt is an artist and stone balancer based in South Yorkshire, he works both conceptually and visually with the common ground always being the […]

Jamie Crawford

Jamie began telling stories by accident to a class of teenagers when teaching overseas. After a moment’s desperation I began stumbling my way through a […]

Jan Blake

Jan is one of the world’s leading storytellers, having performed at storytelling and literature festivals worldwide for over twenty-five years. Born in Manchester of Jamaican heritage, […]

Jane Cotton

Jane is Yorkshire born and bred, but has just returned to the county after living in Scotland for over 25yrs.  During that time she both […]

Jason Hird

Jason Hird is the artistic producer for the Institute for Crazy Dancing: creating participatory events, performances and site responsive / specific work. The institute Collaborates […]

Jerry Harmon

Jerry Harmon is a musician and storyteller. He’s performed alongside many celebrated musicians: Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, and others. […]

Jessica Penrose

Jessica Penrose of Playful Being has been involved in community arts and creativity for over 15 years. An inspiring facilitator and trainer, as well as […]

Jin – Theng Craven

Jin is a Creative Producer-Director based in Leeds, UK. Her two independent feature documentaries Being and Becoming Chua Ek Kay (2013) and Edge of Obedience […]

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 […]

John Crouch

John was born in Gravesend, and spent his childhood in Kent. His father was a cobbler and his family owned shoe shops in Swanscombe. A […]

John Hegley

Mr Hegley was born in Newington Green, North London, and was educated in Luton, Bristol and Bradford University. His first public performance monies came from […]

John Namai

John is a professional storyteller. Trained in the art of storytelling Sigana, he has displayed his talents in numerous tours in Sweden, Denmark, Romania, India, […]

Jonathan Kay

Jonathan Kay is a 21st century Fool. He brings a breath of fresh air whilst his feet are rooted firmly on the ground. Jonathan has refined his […]

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 […]

Keith Donnelly

Stand-up comic, fall-down comedian, surreal snigger-songwriter, guitar-hero, performance-artist, [tall] story-teller, philophoser, scriptwriter, [none can] compere, man-of-mystery, inner-childminder, actor, stuntman, metaphysical-poet, human ping-pong ball, life and […]

Kerrin Tatman

Kerrin learnt to read musical notation before the alphabet and has been involved in the arts from an early age. In 2008 he won the […]

Kerris Casey – St.Pierre

Kerris Casey-St.Pierre is a freelance community artist. Kerris is renowned for working with a wide range of groups with varying needs and of different abilities. […]

Kirsty Law

Borders-born Kirsty Law has grown up learning traditional songs, mainly in the Scots dialect. She now combines this with her strong interests in songwriting and […]

Lata Mani

Lata Mani, Ph.D. is a feminist historian, cultural critic, contemplative writer and filmmaker. She is the author of The Integral Nature of Things: Critical Reflections on the […]

Laura Simms

Has been called The Queen of American storytelling.   She is a performing artist, writer,  teaching artist and advocate for storytelling since 1979. She is internationally acclaimed.  Laura sits on […]

Leif Ottosson

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 […]

Leon Lee

Director and producer Leon Lee is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker who explores stories about modern China that can’t be told within Chinese borders. His documentary Human […]


Lewis is an established artist with over 10 years expeirence focusing on identity and environment within his work. He translates thoughts and dreams into timeless […]

Liz Weir

Liz Weir is a storyteller and writer from Northern Ireland, with an international reputation. Formerly children’s librarian for the city of Belfast, she now travels […]

Louise Taylor

  Louise lives and works in West Yorkshire where she gains most of her inspiration for her illustrations, from looking at flowers, the coast and […]

Lulia Togara

Lulia Togara is a performer and spoken word artist with a background in theatre acting. After a few years in theatre she has decided to […]

Lynette Willoughby

Ghosts Publications are a group of artists working in a wide range of styles and media – their ‘artist’s books’ include simple and pretty notebooks, witty […]

Lynne Denman

Lynne’s repertoire includes songs deeply rooted in the traditions, rhythms, languages and landscapes of the Celtic countries. Lynne has sung traditional and new Welsh, English […]

Mags Walker

Mags Walker originally qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse Coopers. She moved client side to become Finance and the Marketing Director of a […]

Mara Menzies

Mara Menzies grew up on the Kenyan coast, daughter of a Scottish father and Kenyan mother. Having moved to Edinburgh, she was determined that her […]

Margaret Uttley

Margaret Uttley was born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire in 1965. After studying an Art Foundation Course at Percival Whitley College, Halifax, she went to study […]

Mark Borthwick

A storytelling apprentice with Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland, Mark focuses on the confrontation with wildness in Celtic myth as a tool for us to […]

Martin Shaw

Dr. Martin Shaw is one of the most outstanding teachers of the mythic imagination. He is a visiting fellow at Schumacher College and leads the […]

Martina Attille

Martina Attille is an independent filmmaker and educator. Attille is best known for her critically acclaimed 16mm film Dreaming Rivers, awarded in the year of […]

Matthew Wilcock

Matthew was born and educated in Preston, Lancashire; both his parents work in education and are practicing ceramicists. It therefore seemed a natural career progression […]

Mel Taylor

  Mel Taylor of Playful Being has a background in teaching English and Drama. She’s a qualified teacher and has led workshops in a number […]

Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey – is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading contemporary storytellers and appears regularly at major international festivals in Britain, Europe, North […]

Michelle Pilkington

Michelle is a jeweller who has developed her skills over a number of years, specialising in designing and making contemporary vintage wire and beadwork jewellery […]

Mini Mansell

Mini is a juggler, stilt walker, close up magician and street entertainer.

Natalie Dalkiran

Natalie is moved by the power of story to awaken the deepest feelings within us all. As a published poet with a background in performing […]

Navroze Contractor

Navroze Contractor is the cinematographer for many award winning feature films. Some of them are: ‘Duvidha’ directed by Mani Kaul, ‘22nd June 1897’, ‘Limited Mansuki’ and […]

Nick Hennessy

A singer, songwriter and storyteller Nick is a dynamic and passionate performer with skills that draw an audience in. With a love for the traditional […]

Nicolás Grandi

Nicolás Grandi is a Buenos Aires based filmmaker, interdisciplinary artist and educator. He has been teaching film theory and practice in universities, schools and community […]

Northern Chamber Orchestra

The Northern Chamber Orchestra was formed in the 1960s and has gained a formidable reputation from its engaging and exciting concerts, tackling a wide range of repertoire from Corelli through to Stravinsky and present day composers. The NCO is internationally renowned from its recordings, of which there are over forty. The members of the orchestra are distinguished chamber musicians who play as principals with other orchestras and regularly appear as soloists.

Olivia Olsen

  Olivia Olsen studied physical theatre in Stuttgart, Germany and toured Britain and Scandanavia. She studied acting in London UK and toured Britain, Poland, Germany, […]

Patricia Stienstra

  Patricia has a passion for taking her audience on a journey. Storytelling is a adventure she finds rewarding as it gives insight, challenges and […]

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 […]

Pete Armstrong

Peter has a thirst for truth and a no nonsense clarity of thinking. Pete is a trained psychotherapist with a degree in English from Oxford University. As a student of […]

Pete Hogan

  Pete Hogan is the electric guitarist for Holy Moly & the Crackers. Pete has toured professionally for the last five years as a guitar technician, […]

Pete Morton

Pete Morton is a songwriter, singer and ‘folk rapper’ with a wealth of great songs and stage presence. His shows are dynamic and intense, while […]


Proto-type are a company of multi-disciplinary artists led by Rachel Baynton, Gillian Lees, and Andrew Westerside. We create original performance work that is diverse in […]

Rachel Rose Reid

Bringing together the narratives and songs of her own ancestors, and the tales shared by neighbours and friends throughout London, Rachel works to keep oral tradition dust-free and […]

Rachel Watson

  Rachel trained as an Actor at the University of Central Lancashire, and has a love for all things creative! She has toured around the […]

Rafeef Ziadah

Rafeef is a Palestinian performance poet and human rights activist based in London. Her performances of poems like ‘We Teach Life, Sir’ and ‘Shades of […]

Ralph Dartford

Ralph Dartford writes and performs stories. Sometimes they take the form of poems, sometimes not. For Settle Stories, Ralph would like to tell you of […]

Responsible Fishing

  Responsible Fishing UK is a collection of artists and creative thinkers who practice and share the art of stone balancing, natural sculpture, environmental and […]

Richard Keesing

Richard was born in London in 1939, spent a fair part of his teenage years in Norwich, returning to London to study physics at University College […]

Richard Whinray

Richard Whinray is a retired Primary School teacher with a penchant for local history. He loves telling stories of Tot Lord, one of the Yorkshire Dales greatest characters.

Rosie Bristow

When Rosie Bristow isn’t squeezing her accordion with Holy Moly & the Crackers,  she can be found juggling and/or stilt walking with the circuses of […]

Ross Reynolds

Ross is a storyteller, artists, maker, creative and junk pioneer. With a little imagination, a little experimentation and a little ‘elbow grease’, ross creates amazing […]

Ruth Patterson

Ruth Patterson is the million dollar baby of the band: she is classically trained and technically gifted at the violin and singing. Inject that that […]

Ryan McDonald

Ryan MacDonald is one of the three people within the UK that has been shortlisted for the Mars One Mission.  If selected he will enter […]

Sahar Khalieh

Sahar Khalifeh is a singer, actress and storyteller. She started her career with the Al-Hanoona folklore band in the 80’s and toured internationally with them. […]

Sarah Ford

As a teacher, Sarah does most of her storytelling in a classroom and she is interested in how stories can be used to engage, enthral […]

Sarah Peel

CoolCrafting founder Sarah Peel has a lifetime of experience within the areas of clothing and accessories design and supply.
Sarah spent her teenage years elbowing people out of the way at Jumble Sales to find precious pieces, which she would take apart at home to look at the pattern shapes, and then dutifully sew back together.

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 […]

Sarah Smout

Renowned cellist Sarah Smout hails from Craven, Yorkshire and has toured the UK, Europe, New Zealand and America. She has worked with acts including Bella, […]

Settle Library

Settle Library has taken part in the Settle Storytelling Festival for the last two years, holding successful children’s events including Grimm’s Fairy Tales and The […]

Settle Sessions

Settle Sessions bring leading poets and writers to Settle with their latest work and also offer the opportunity for local people – adults and children […]

Sheema Mukherjee

Sheema Mukherjee absorbed North Indian classical music and the western tradition side-by-side, studying sitar and Indian classical music under the tutelage of her uncle, the […]

Shrikant Subramaniam

Shrikant has been performing , teaching and conducting workshops in Bharatanatyam for over 2 decades. A passionate dancer, he has worked his way through the evolutionary […]

Silvia Mercuriali

Silvia Mercuriali has been working in theatre since 1998, creating events, site-specific installation, experimental theatre shows and immersive performances. Her work is often created in collaboration […]

Simon Heywood

‘A gifted wordsmith who beautifully transposes story to song, combining a healthy sense of humour with a respect for mythology.’ (Ben Haggarty, Storyteller). Alongside solo […]

Simon Wilkinson

SIMON WILKINSON [CiRCA69] Simon Wilkinson’s work incorporates audiovisual, installation, VR, AR, Ai, electronic music, online and performance mediums; often combining multiple approaches simultaneously to create highly immersive […]

Simon Woolham

Simon Woolham is an artist, researcher, lecturer and curator based in Macclesfield whose primary practice is in expanded drawing. He has exhibited widely, including solo […]

Sita Brand

Sita Brand – Artistic Director/CEO, Settle Stories. Sita studied Drama at University. She came to Settle following an extensive career in the arts and founded […]

Sola Story

Sola Story AKA Olusola Adebiyi grew up in a Yoruba (Nigerian) household in which the stories and proverbs  learned from parents and relatives were’ root […]

Stacey Blythe

Stacey was classically trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she works as a musical director and repertoire coach, Stacey plays […]

Steven Hodges

Steven is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice explores his interests in sculpture, installation, printmaking and drawing. After studying BA Fine Art, Steven was short-listed for […]

Stuart Clarkson

Stuart started as a presenter on hospital radio 20 years ago, progressing to local commercial radio with Yorkshire Dales Radio, Stray FM and others. He’s […]

Sue Allonby

Sue has had a lifelong love of traditional stories and tales, beginning with those told to her as a small child by her grandparents. She […]

Sue Newby

  Sue Newby has worked at the Bronte Parsonage Museum for 12 years as Learning Officer, but has a fascination with the Brontes and the […]

Sun Yi

Sun Yi was an engineer from Xi’an, China, who began practicing Falun Gong in 1997. When the practice was brutally banned in 1999 by the […]

Taffy Thomas

Taffy Thomas trained as a Literature and Drama teacher at Dudley College of Education. He then taught for several years in Wolverhampton. He founded and […]

Tamar Eluned Williams

Tamar Eluned Williams is an award-winning storyteller and theatre maker who tells stories in Welsh and English. She has told stories in forests, festival tents, […]

Tanya Batt

Tanya Batt is a self confessed story-o-phile and frock-o-holic. Hailing from Waiheke Island, Aotearoa, New Zealand she is a green fingered witch, a word warbler […]

Thomas Lewton

  Thomas Lewton who grew up in Giggleswick, near Settle is a freelance journalist and filmmaker based between East Africa and London. For several years, […]

Tim Ralphs

Tim Ralphs is a child of the UK storytelling revolution, having fallen in love with traditional storytelling on the festival circuit at a tender age. […]

Timm Cleasby

Timm Cleasby is a photographer based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, his work covers many aspects of photography including artistic, social and commercial. Timm’s interest in […]


Godfrey Duncan (who prefers to be know as Tuup) was born in West London, of Guyanese parents. From the age of about 20 he took […]

Ursula Holden Gill

Ursula Holden Gill is a one woman tour de force. An Award Winning Actress and familiar face on screen in recent years she has established […]

Usifu Jalloh

Born in Kamakwie, Sierra Leone, Usifu is an energetic, funny, and deeply inspiring storytelling performer. Sierra Leone’s Excellence Award winner in Creative Arts, United Artists […]

Virpi Kettu

A Director – Animator working extensively in the UK and Canada. Animated for Aardman Animators on the Oscar-winning animated feature film Wallance and Gromit in […]

W.R Mitchell Archive

W.R. ‘Bill’ Mitchell was editor of The Dalesman magazine for over thirty years and has written more than 200 books on local history, such as the […]

William Pearce-Smith

William Pearce-Smith is a virtuoso fiddle player.

Xanthe Gresham-Knight

Xanthe Gresham-Knight has a distinctive, original voice and energetic performance style, whether working in a classical style with traditional epics such as Shahnameh or, in […]

Yorkshire Film Archive

The Yorkshire Film Archive is a charity which finds, preserves and provides public access to moving image made in or about the Yorkshire region.  YFA also […]

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