In the era of the so-called "post-truth society", it is becoming increasingly important to enabled (and encourage) people to understand data sources in an easily accessible form, while ensuring truthfulness and accuracy. Data Stories aims to understand: (a) whether people engage more with data that is made directly relevant to them; (b) whether people engage more with data through interaction; and (c) whether people will share data more often if sharability is built into the presentation. Data must entertain as well as inform, and excite as well as educate. Data Stories aims to explore the development of new ways of presenting data, including new types of visualisation, art installations, games, and storytelling. Data Stories will deliver the tools and guidance that community and civic groups need to achieve broader participation and support for their initiatives at local and national level, and empower artists, designers, statisticians, analysts, and journalists to communicate with data in inspiring, informative ways.