Festival of Story

Yorkshire Festival of Story

*A Message from Settle Stories & Festival Guest Director Joanne Harris (MBE)*

In these uncertain times, we all need to utilise what connects us. Rest assured, we are going to make Yorkshire Festival of Story happen. Difficult decisions will have to be made here at Settle Stories HQ, but please know we are 100% committed to delivering a fantastic festival in whatever form necessary. We understand our responsibilities to artists, venues, audiences and staff, and will be working hard to respect these agreements. Please keep your eyes peeled for exciting updates!


With Festival Guest Director Joanne Harris (MBE)

31st July – 2nd August 2020

Yorkshire Dales

Discover ancient myths and folktales. Unlock the Stories that have shaped our world. Challenge the stories of today.

Experience the power of story with celebrity guests, award-winning storytellers, captivating performances in unexpected venues and more.

Celebrating Settle Stories 10th year, the Yorkshire Festival of Story will see us hit the road with events and installations across the county. All roads lead to Settle for our most phenomenal festival to date.

Join us to take over the idyllic Dales town of Settle as the labyrinth of ginnels, cobbled courtyards, and historic buildings come alive.  It’s time to go big! Yorkshire, are you ready?

With Festival Guest Director Joanne Harris, author of the award-winning novel and film Chocolat.
Events for all ages.

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The Details

Venue: Various venues

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