FROM rap and grime workshops, artist’s films, new performances, online courses and an audio exhibition, arts charity Settle Stories has announced its autumn/winter season of events.

With one of its busiest event seasons ever, the charity aims to reach larger audiences than ever before from their new venue, The Joinery, in Settle and online.

The season’s programme touches on poignant issues. Storyteller Emma Decent will bring her show I Don’t Know What I’m Supposed To Be Doing to The Joinery. This true story follows the relationship with her mother in later life and their journey through her dementia.

Settle Stories’ director, Sita Brand, will perform a new story The Turning Point, which transports audiences through Asia and Europe on a quest for wisdom through Buddhism.

The season will see Settle Stories present their first artist films. Edge of Obedience touches on issues in the Muslim world surrounding artistic expression and religious freedoms, and Poetics Of Fragility explores fragility in human life and nature.

Young people aged 13 to 17 will have an opportunity to work with acclaimed artist Testament in rap and grime workshops, and Settle Stories will welcome back award-winning storyteller Dominic Kelly with his new show The Invisibility Hat, which explores the Swedish forests and the trolls that inhabit them.

The charity’s learning programme will also feature online courses. Change your Story is aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing through understanding that we are all the authors of our own story.

The charity will offer creative writing and mindfulness retreats and will also welcome award-winning filmmaker Martina Attille to deliver a digital storytelling weekend workshop.

The charity will also launch A Sympathetic Ear, their second exhibition in The Listening Gallery, an audio gallery inside an refurbished phone box.

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