Are you sitting comfortably? Then I will begin....story festival set to draw crowds

Settle Storytelling Festival
Settle Storytelling Festival
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Residents of the Ribble Valley are set to flock to Yorkshire this weekend for the Settle Story Festival.

This year the market town will play host to storytellers and and comedians alike, providing entertainment for people of all ages.

The festival, now in its sixth year, has grown from having just ten events on in 2010 to over 50 this year and has proved to be extremely popular with families from the Ribble Valley.

Sita Brand, festival director, said: “No matter what your age, stories help you look at the world differently, get more from it and give more to it

“All of this is taking place in the stunning Yorkshire Dales town of Settle, the perfect place to get away from it all - if only just for one weekend.’’

Among the performers for adults at the festival will be David Babbs, the founder of the UK’S largest people power organization, 38 Degrees, the mysterious Alia Alzougbi and his Arabic storytelling and Gypsy folk band Barbarella’s Bang Bang.

Throughout the day, children can join Sita for a journey ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’, her story inspired by ‘Alice in Wonderland’. They can also travel back in time to over 800 years to Sherwood Forest and meet Robin Hood with storyteller Dave Tonge.

For booking and information visit or call the Box Office on 05603 845693.