COME weekend and more than 70 events will be staged at the 'bigger and better' Settle Stories Festival.

Running from Friday-Sunday (April 6-8), this year's festival - now the largest of its kind in the north of England - will adapt the oldest art form of humankind, storytelling with digital technology to enhance the oral tradition.

Pioneering digital artists from far and wide will descend on the Yorkshire Dales market town, including Il Pixel Rosso with its immersive performance And the Birds Fell From the Sky.

Also in the digitally dynamic programme is Wi-Fi Wars, a record breaking live comedy game show where the audience play along on their smartphone, hosted by comedian Steve McNeil, whose team captain on Dara O Brian’s Go 8 Bit.

Plus Proto-Type Theatre's A Machine They’re Secretly Building, using film, music and sound.

The festival has plenty for young audiences, including Circo Rum Ba Ba, a 50-feet inflatable whale that will sit in Settle's market place. Festivalgoers can enter through the massive marine mammal's mouth and experience interactive storytelling.

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