Festival Archive

Five facts about our festival’s history:

1. The Yorkshire Festival Of Story began back in 2010 as the Settle Storytelling Festival.

2. In 2018, the Settle Stories Festival featured a 50ft inflatable whale (pictured on this page) that audiences could step inside for free to enjoy stories.

3. In 2014, the festival recreated the solar system to scale in Settle.

4. The 2018 festival had an economic impact of over £152,000 for Settle.

5. The first festival in 2010 had just 9 events. YFOS 2020 has 60+ events. Our programme has grown year on year, as have our audiences.


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