FILMMAKER Juliet Klottrop with her film ‘Youth of Rural North’, and The Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen are amongst those taking part in this month’s Yorkshire Festival of Story.

The Settle Stories festival, which this year has writer Joanne Harris as its guest director, will be online throughout August, with more than 80 free events.

And, say organisers, it is bursting with both home-grown and international talent.

In her ‘Youth of Rural North’, Juliet shines a light on life as a young person in the countryside, while Settle born storyteller Poppy Avison-Fell retells Yorkshire stories in Ey Up Elsie.

Amanda Owen, will be inviting audiences live to her farm to discuss motherhood, farming life and her love of nature, and on the 150th anniversary of The Ribblehead Viaduct, there will be contemporary art to celebrate this iconic landmark.

There will also be a talk from The Bronte Parsonage on Anne Bronte’s fierce brilliance in Amid the Brave and the Strong .

Sita Brand, festival organiser, said: “This year we have seen our community come together

against the challenges that have been thrown at us.

I believe that now, more than ever, we need to

celebrate each other and our achievements. As international audiences are tuning in already, I am so excited to showcase Craven, and Yorkshire, to the world!”

The full Yorkshire Festival of Story programme is now available online at: .