The Festival Of Happiness – What’s On

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Are you happy? Or is the world getting you down?

Head to the Festival of Happiness, held by arts and heritage charity Settle Stories on Saturday 27th May.  There are over 25 events and something for everyone. Set within the rural Yorkshire Dales town of Settle, adults & families alike are sure to leave with a smile.

Award winning comedian Sofie Hagen will be flying from Denmark to give a performance of her show ‘Dead Baby Frog’. This one-off appearance is an exclusive premiere before the shown heads to London.

There’s a unique opportunity to step inside a classic 1970’s ambulance and be prescribed a poemcetomal to cure your ailment of unhappiness.

For the brave, there’s a chance to talk to strangers at the ‘Feast of Happiness’. In an hour you’ll get to know a stranger like a good friend. Sharing lunch, you’ll choose topics of conversation from the conversation menu for your starter, main, and dessert.

Bring your whole family and be transported to Africa to hear traditional tales from artists from Sierra Leone. Alim Kamara is a hip/hop rapper and storyteller and is accompanied by Usifu Jalloh, a more traditional storyteller on African drums.

Families, head to the festival Bell Tent to be whisked away to the magical fantasy world of the Flying Fairies & Whirling Witches. Puppets act out stories from around the world featuring characters ranging from Russian witches to Icelandic ogresses.

Charles Tyrer, one of the organisers of the event said: “We want the Festival of Happiness to bring people together, to connect people with the diverse range of activity already on offer in Settle and give everybody a chance to come together as a community with top quality entertainment.”
This is just a small selection of events on offer.

Alongside the professional entertainment, local groups will be offering free talks and workshops giving everybody a chance to get involved with community life and try something new.

This festival requires the support of the community which is why we want to thank Giggleswick school for their major sponsorship of the Festival of Happiness.
Settle Stories believes a stronger, better-connected community is a happier one. How could anyone disagree with that?

Booking information:
www.settlestories.org.uk/festival
Telephone booking: 05603 845693
Date and Time: Saturday 27th May 2017 (10am-11pm)
Location: Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9DZ

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