FOLLOWING a successful show in 2016, arts and heritage charity Settle Stories is bringing Belgian storyteller Iwan Kushka back to Settle.

A featured artist in the organisation's summer events programme, Iwan will perform a new show, Sailing to Fudaraku, tomorrow and a present a workshop in Settle on Saturday.

Sailing to Fudaraku – The Story of African Zen is a mythical-musical meeting of the music of Africa and the stories of Zen and Daoist teachings.

Iwan weaves stories and music to take the audience on a journey to somewhere in the Southern Seas, where there is an island paradise called Fudaraku.

Although it is a geographically real place, it is so remote from Japan that the journey there is impossible.

Iwan tells the story of two friends, consumed by an unreasonable yearning for the fabled paradise, who have cast themselves adrift from the Pacific coast of Japan, sealed in a cabin aboard a rudderless boat.

Multi-instrumentalist Iwan accompanies himself on the frame drum, the mbira (African thumb-piano) and other instruments; and uses loop pedals, drum machines and tech-effects to create a soundscape which underpin his stories.

Sailing to Fudaraku will take place at 7pm tomorrow at The Joinery, Settle (behind Ye Olde Naked Man Cafe).

Tickets cost £12 online via or £14 on the door or via 05603 845693

Iwan will also offer a workshop, Story Lab, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday at The Joinery. Tickets cost £35.