SETTLE Stories is gearing up for its annual Yorkshire Festival of Story with two weeks of enchanting tales, thought-provoking discussions, and well know storytellers to captivate audiences.

Due to take place in November, 'When Fairytales Speak Truth to Power' will explore how stories can achieve justice in the world.

There will be more than 40 events, both to attend in person and online, with something for everyone including family-friendly workshops to music, talks and comedy shows for adults.

The arts charity says the festival will aim to explore storytelling in all its forms while shedding light on a wide range of subjects including injustice, social change and the nature of power.

This year's guest director is Professor Jack Zipes, whose field is in folklore, fairy tales, and their social and cultural significance. His online event, 'Buried Treasures' will take the audience on a journey through enthralling stories of writers and illustrators from the 19th and 20th centuries.

He said: "I’m proud to be a part of this year’s Yorkshire Festival of Story, the line-up is incredible and I’m looking forward to be talking story, myths and speaking truth to power."

Headliners include Reg Meuross, Usifu Jalloh (The Cowfoot Prince), Amy White, and Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman.

Yorkshire Festival of Story runs from November 3 to November 19. More details at: