Sita Brand

Sita Brand

Sita Brand is the founder and director of Settle Stories. After a degree in Drama at Exeter University, Sita got a job with Common Lore storytellers and musicians with whom she toured for several years. Since then she has worked as an actress, presenter, writer, director, producer and arts consultant. In 1999, she went to Singapore as Artist in Residence funded by the British Council. Here she toured her one woman show Memories of an Indian Childhood to Singapore and Malaysia and ran workshops in storytelling.

On returning to the UK in 2000, she helped set up the Rich Mix Centre in London and established the multi-million pound programme Decibel for Arts Council England. More recently she performed for the North Pennine Storytelling Festival, Lime Tree Festival and in 2016 is set to tour her show 'Memories of an Indian Childhood' across the UK.

I'm struck by how well Brand retains the attention of her young audience despite having to make herself heard above the thumping musical beats coming from outside the yurt.

Afterwards we troop into the darkness. From the conversations outside, it's apparent that many of those in the tent have returned for the second night running, reminding me of something Brand had said earlier about how, at last year's storytelling festival, many people went thinking they'd just go to one event but found themselves attending to several. Why? "That's just about the simple pleasure of listening to a damn good yarn."

- The Guardian

Upcoming Events: 

Change your Story - Workshops

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 4:00pm
2h 30 mins every Tuesday (8 workshops) until Tue 4th July 2017
The Joinery

Reframe and reshape your narrative. Transform your own patterns of behavior and create your path to success.

This 8 week programme will help you rethink the way you look at life’s difficulties, manage stress and anxiety levels. It will help you to shift your perspective and reassess your experiences.  

16+ years
For a mix of ticket types, please add the event to the cart multiple times.

Find the Story

Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 10:00am
7 hours
The Royal Oak

How do you find and choose the right material to develop your own performance piece?

Building on our February workshop What's a Story, Founding Director of Settle Stories, Sita Brand, will show you how.



For a mix of ticket types, please add the event to the cart multiple times.

Dales Resilience - A programme to help you get into work

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 10:00am
6 hours a week for 4 weeks
The Joinery

Be part of sharing the Yorkshire Dales’ fascinating story.  Learn more about the people, landscape and traditions of this place.

Local arts and heritage charity, Settle Stories, has received funding from the European Social Fund to deliver an engaging 4 week course targeted to those who are currently not working. The course will offer you a structured, fun way to improve and gain new skills to enable your successful path to employment.