Kirsty Hartsiotis: storyteller and writer
Kirsty Hartsiotis: storyteller and writer

Diary: special events

Folk Tales from the Chalk

Thursday 16 July

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust (Facebook/YouTube live stream)

 

11am. Lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties vividly told by storyteller Kirsty Hartsiotis. Part of a series of events in our Coombe Bissett Down Chalk Celebration Week. Join us for elevenses on Facebook and YouTube for a FREE live-stream.

Bedtime stories

Tuesday 9 June

Wednesday 17 June

Tuesday 30 June

Faerie & Fae World (UK)

 

7pm. Join Kirsty Hartsiotis for a twenty minute bedtime story - it might be about trees, about cats - or even a firebird! Magical stories for all! Watch again on Facebook.

Heroines!

Friday 5 June

Somerset Storyfest

 

11am. Join Gloucestershire storyteller Kirsty for tales of mighty girls and women who can fix things from Africa, Greece – and England

Expect goblins, elephants, cows where they really shouldn’t be … and strawberries out of season. Stories galore!

 

Watch now!

POSTPONED

Sea Dragons and Devil's Toenails

Friday 29 May

Museum in the Park, Stroud

 

Storyteller Kirsty Hartsiotis dives into the prehistoric seas and lands around Britain to tell tales of the fantastical creatures that lived here before us and reveals the tall stories that people have created about them over the centuries.  From the Loch Ness monster to petrified snakes what creatures are lurking there beneath our feet?

Greek Tales

Wednesday 6 May

World Storytelling Cafe

 

6pm. Kirsty's delighted to announce she's going to be debuting on the World Storytelling Cafe! She'll be joining many other storytellers in sharing tales from home in this strange time. She's chosen to do a set of Greek folk tales - so expect nereids, dhrakoi ... and mice.

Welsh Tales and Tunes
Saturday 2 May

Christian Arts Festival, Cheltenham


2pm-11pm.  Kirsty and Chantelle are taking part in this year's Christian Arts Festival in Cheltenham with a set of Welsh saints tales and beautiful tunes on the harp. Living Room Fest wants to pour hope, joy and fun into people’s homes. It'll be available to view on YouTube after the event.

POSTPONED

The Lost Words of Swindon and Wiltshire 

Tuesday 12 May

Swindon Central Library

 

7pm. Join us as we embark on a very special journey inspired by the wonderful Lost Words book by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris. Narrated through music, song and storytelling we’ll explore the rich vocabulary of words lost and stories long forgotten from Swindon and surrounds. Expect folk songs and tales with a twist, featuring the words of Alfred Williams, murders, Anglo-Saxon language, local Faeryness and other delights. This is a night not to be missed or repeated again! With musicians Sgo, Canute's Plastic Army and Chantelle Smith and storytellers John Row, Kirsty Hartsiotis and Anthony Nanson. 

POSTPONED

Talk: Gloucestershire’s Arts and Crafts Movement artists

Thursday 26 March

Museum of Gloucester

 

1pm. Inspired by the craftspeople already in the area and by the beauty of the Cotswolds, many artists came to settle in the Gloucestershire countryside. Kirsty Hartsiotis will explore these Arts and Crafts Movement artists and their friendships with William Simmonds.

Storytelling at Gloucester Folk Trail

Saturday 22 February

The Folk of Gloucester, Westgate Street, Gloucester

 

2pm. Kirsty will be telling family-friendly Gloucestershire folk tales as part of Storytelling at Gloucester Folk Trail. The event starts at 11am, with four tale-tellers spinning their yarns! All taking place in the warm and relaxing Folk Of Gloucester for an afternoon of amazing tales and folklore.

Tour: Ernest Gimson's architecture

Thursday 13 February 2020

The Wilson, Cheltenham

 

1pm. Come and join exhibition curator Kirsty Hartsiotis for an in depth look at Ernest Gimson's architecture, exploring selected objects in featured in Ernest Gimson: Observation, Imagination and Making.

 

Talks start at 1pm and will be in the exhibition with the objects. Each talk lasts about forty five minutes, with a chance to chat!

Talk: Christmas Ghosts: the tradition of winter tales

Thursday 23 January 2020

Bisley Local History Group, Bisley Village Hall

 

7.30pm. We've told supernatural tales at midwinter for a very long time. This talk by Kirsty Hartsiotis goes back to the earliest winter tales, comes up through the Victorians revisiting of the tradition, and up to the present day, with a focus on Gloucestershire's own midwinter stories.

 

 

Tour: Ernest Gimson's plaster, metalwork and embroidery

Thursday 16 January 2020

The Wilson, Cheltenham

 

1pm. Come and join exhibition curator Kirsty Hartsiotis for an in depth look at Ernest Gimson's plaster, metalwork and embroidery, exploring selected objects in featured in Ernest Gimson: Observation, Imagination and Making.

 

Talks start at 1pm and will be in the exhibition with the objects. Each talk lasts about forty five minutes, with a chance to chat!

Mid-Winter Revels

Saturday 13 January

Subscription Rooms, Stroud

 

7pm. Stroud storyteller Kirsty Hartsiotis will be part of the traditional festivities – the Wassail Bowl, the Boar’s Head Carol, mummers plays, song and comedy, and ceilidh dancing for all. A kind of medieval cabaret party. Part of the Stroud Wassail.

Talk: The Tennis Party by Charles March Gere

Wednesday 8 January 

The Wilson, Cheltenham

 

1pm. Come and join our collections team for a series of in-depth lunchtime talks about iconic objects in the museum. Curator Kirsty Hartsiotis will be talking about The Tennis Party, a painting by Arts and Crafts Movement artist, Charles March Gere. You will have the opportunity to see some of Gere's sketchbooks.

Diary: regular events

Third Monday of the month
8pm, The Raven, Bath
 
A community-based group of oral storytellers, performance poets and folk singers. We celebrate and promote the modern practice of an ancient oral tradition, through story, poetry and song - and plenty of drink! Entry free. Contact: David Metcalfe 01225 789439
Dates for 2019:  20 Jan, 17 Feb, 16 Mar, 20 April, 18 May, 15 June, 20 July, 17 Aug, 21 Sept, 19 October, 16 Nov, 21 Dec
 

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