AWARD-winning rapper and grime artist Testament is making a trip to Settle to deliver workshops for young people this August with local arts charity Settle Stories.

Testament is a Guinness World Record breaking beatboxer and his work includes the celebrated hip-hop album Homecut: No Freedom Without Sacrifice, several performances for BBC Radio and numerous television appearances on SKY, ITV, BBC.

Settle Stories is running three full-day workshops with Testament from next Monday to Wednesday in their new venue, The Joinery in Settle.

As well as being an acclaimed artist in his own right, Testament is also an experienced facilitator and workshop leader with young people.

Charles Tyrer, who works both for Settle Stories and Settle Youth Club, said: "This is such a unique opportunity for young people to engage with an artist that has performed to millions on stages across the world - somebody that is at the top of his game.

"We know there’s not enough going on for older children in this area, and this project is working to change that. "Rap and Grime is essentially a ‘cool’ form of poetry. It’s an art form young people relate to and a way for them to share their story and express themselves creatively."

Free places are being offered to all students at Settle College and those who attend Settle Youth Club. For families in the area that do not attend the college and club who may struggle to afford the full price of the workshops (£45), further free places are available.

Booking for the workshops is essential. More information can be found at or by calling 05603 845693