Festival 2011

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.

Dave Tong

Dave Tong

Known as the Yarnsmith of Norwich, Dave has been telling since 2001 for adults and children at museums, heritage sites, festivals and fairs.

Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell

W. R. (Bill) Mitchell, MBE, Hon D.Litt, is a native of the Yorkshire Dales. His first sorties into rural Yorkshire occurred in the 1940s when he was a member of the editorial staff of the Craven Herald & Pioneer. Here he met Harry J. Scott, who had founded The Dalesman magazine. Invited to join the magazine in 1948, he was associated with it for the next thirty-nine years, for the last twenty years as editor. He also edited Cumbria, the sister magazine for the Lake District.

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