Kirsty Hartsiotis is a Gloucestershire-based storyteller and writer. She has been telling stories to adults and children of all ages professionally since 2000. She came to storytelling with a lifelong love of stories and history, and a background in drama, heritage and education. She has performed in theatres, bookshops, festivals, woods, castles, museums, schools, art centres, outdoor events, gatherings, sacred spaces, parties, libraries and cafes all around the country either solo or with storytelling company Fire Springs.
Kirsty combines her storytelling with writing. Specialising in folk tales, she is the author of the following collections of stories: Wiltshire Folk Tales (2011), Suffolk Folk Tales (2013), Gloucestershire Ghost Tales with Anthony Nanson (2015), and Suffolk Ghost Tales with Cherry Wilkinson (2017), and is a contributor to Ballad Tales ed. Kevan Manwaring (2017) and The Anthology of English Folk Tales (2017).
Kirsty is available to perform in theatres, schools, outdoor events, heritage sites and museums, festivals, WIs and other groups and at informal private events.
Clients have included:
The National Trust, Bath Literature Festival, Bath Fringe Festival, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Waterstones, Bath Folk Festival, Gloucester History Festival, Westonbirt Aboretum, Compton Verney, The Wilson, Cheltenham, Holburne Museum, Bath, National Waterways Museum, Gloucester, Museum in the Park, Stroud, Alfred Munnings Museum, Dedham, Suffolk Libraries, Bath and North East Somerset Libraries, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Heritage Services, Bath, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, Hawkwood College, Stroud, Berkeley Castle, Acton Court, Lydiard Park, Swindon Libraries, Stroud Wassail, Holst Birthplace Museum, private groups such as the WI, GLHA, Probus, WEA and many more.