In 2018, we’re looking forward to work closely with local festivals, fundraisers and organisations. First up for 2018 is the Settle Stories Festival which runs from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th April in the nearby town of Settle. Keep reading to find out more about this fabulous festival in a weekend and make sure you pop along to some or all of it!
1 weekend, 1 Dales Market Town, 70+ events
Experience something new, somewhere beautiful. The idyllic Yorkshire Dales town of Settle will become a stage for international artists, this April at the 7th Settle Stories Festival.
At the heart of this innovative programme are artists who are more likely to be spotted at the Barbican, Southbank Centre and other prestigious world stages. What makes this years Settle Stories Festival different? It’s immersive and uses new technology to make your festival experience more exciting than ever before. With over 70 events taking place in just one weekend, lets take a look at some of the highlights:
Log in to the Settle Stories Festival and play Wi-Fi Wars. Heralded by national press, this is a live comedy game show where you play along on your smartphone. This Guiness World record breaking game is hosted by Steve McNeil – Team Captain on Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit.
From 21st century fun to a story that has stood the test of time. One of the North’s most loved storytellers, Ursula Holden Gill will be re telling one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Settle newest venue, the Joinery.
For those with a passion for politics, 2 Magpies Theatre present Last Resort. The show tells the story of an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay. Grab a rum cocktail and experience the show from a deck chair with sand between your toes. Don’t miss our festival talks either. We’ve got Big Issue North joining us, and a talk about how smartphones are changing us more than we might think at Interactive Fiction.
As ever there is plenty going on for families. You won’t be able to miss The Whale. Settle Market Place will be transformed by an amazing 50 foot inflatable whale. Will you dare step inside its belly? The reward will be free interactive storytelling performances with Circo Rum Ba Ba, one of the leading circus theatre companies in the UK.
Another family highlight has to be The Queen & the Jester telling the sorry tale of a Queen obsessed with the notion of love and her mischievous jester. Don’t miss The Hip Hop Griot either a fusion of hip hop and storytelling with Alim Kamara all the way from Sierra Leone. For really little ones there’s a Teddy Bears Picnic and Little Man Jack, stories from Jack and the Beanstalk.
We could go on… Check out the full 70+ events online at settlestories.org.uk or call the box office 05603 845693
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