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Dear Ripon U3A,

I hope this finds you well.

I am getting in touch from arts charity Settle Stories in the Yorkshire Dales. We're a leading storytelling organisation here in the UK and our key event Yorkshire Festival of Story starts this Friday and runs until the 28th November. I'm writing to invite you and your members to the event.

Owing to the pandemic last year we took the festival online and built a strong online community. This year the festival is all online again. There are over 50 events all of which are free and easy to access.

Over the years we've done many presentations to various U3A groups across the region. When a local group in Ilkley re-shared one of our posts on Twitter about the Festival it inspired me to get in touch as there is so much happening at this year's festival that I believe your members would be interested in joining.

There are masterclasses to help people develop their storytelling skills. This could help members who have grandchildren learn to tell stories in a more engaging way. There's a vocal training workshop with Barbara Houseman who has trained the likes of Jude Law! There are also many, many performances with award winning artists from across the country and panel discussions and lectures taking an indepth look at storytelling and literature.

You can find out more information here: