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

Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 5:00pm
2.5 Hours every week for 8 weeks
Skipton Friends Meeting House

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

These 8 weekly sessions 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+

 

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

Myth Takes

Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 10:00am
8
The Joinery

You are a myth maker.

Yes YOU.

We all have a myth living inside us. During this day long workshop, discover how the stories we tell ourselves about what is right and wrong, what is and is not possible about the world, become the way we make sense of our experiences.

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

Preparing for Performance

Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 10:00am
7 hours
The Royal Oak

Every performer has a secret repertoire of warm-up exercises. What's yours? 

Build on it or start from scratch as Sita Brand, Founding Director or Settle Stories, guides you through the essentials of how to mentally and physically prepare for performance. 

16+

 

Creative Writing & Mindfulness Retreat

Friday, 17 November 2017 - 6:00pm
Weekend Workshop
The Joinery

The October Retreat is sold out and oversubscribed. To accomodate demand for this retreat we will run an additional retreat from 17th to 19th November 2017. Please book for this November retreat below.

Retreat posterDiscover how using mindfulness can develop your creative writing.

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

Craft your Story

Saturday, 3 March 2018 - 10:30am
Every Sat from 3rd March until 24th, 10.30 am-4.30 pm
The Joinery

More info coming on this course soon

Capture your life experiences and turn them into stories to share in this 4 day course. Facilitated by founder and Direcotor of Settle Stories Sita Brand, across four days in March, she will help you to tap into the deeper meaning of your personal story.

18+
For a mix of ticket types, please add the event to the cart multiple times.

The Quest - Retreat

Friday, 6 July 2018 - 6:00pm
Until Sun 8th July, 5pm
The Joinery
Discover your myth and learn to understand your story. Use mindfulness to step out of your everyday and into a more meaningful world. 
 
A spiritual experience. Access your deeper inner being and imagination using mindfulness techniques to allow you to unlock your myth.
 
18+

A limited number of Early Bird Tickets are available until 31 March 2018.

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

Creative Writing & Mindfulness Retreat - Oct 2018

Friday, 19 October 2018 - 6:00pm
Until Sun 21st October (5pm)
The Joinery

Creative Writing & Mindfulness Retreat

Discover how using mindfulness can develop your creative writing.

Step out of your everyday and into a place of reflection amongst like minded people in the stunning Yorkshire Dales.

18+

A limited number of Early Bird Tickets are available until 31 July 2018.

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