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

Diary: special events

Talk: John Ruskin and His Influence

Thursday 11 June

at The Wilson, Cheltenham


6pm. Come and join our collections team for a series of in-depth evening talks about iconic objects in the museum. Curator Kirsty Hartsiotis will be exploring the new display of books around the bicentenary of art critic, social reformer and artist John Ruskin’s birth, including Kelmscott and Doves Press books. You will have an opportunity to see additional books from the library.


A Fair Field Full of Folk

Saturday 27 April

at St Gregory's Church, Cheltenham


7.30pm. A Fair Field Full of Folk – visions of life, love, death and redemption from England’s Middle Ages, performed by Fire Springs storytellers Anthony Nanson, Kirsty Hartsiotis and David Metcalfe. Meet saints and sinners, goodwives and knights, rogues and ravens, in a colourful tapestry of tales and music that open a medieval window on today’s world. Tickets: £10.50 (students free)


Talk: The Bride

Thursday 14 March

at The Wilson, Cheltenham


6pm. Come and join our collections team for a series of in-depth evening talks about iconic objects in the museum. Curator Kirsty Hartsiotis will be talking about the ethereal veiled ceramic sculpture The Bride made by Copeland, part of our collection of Victorian parian figurines. 

A World of Stories

Friday 1 February
at Swindon Central Library

7pm. Stories unite us. Their common themes where ever they originate in the world lay bare all the strengths and frailties of the human race. They are what we tell our children and each other at home, around fires, in the pub or sitting on a park bench. This year Swindon Central Library to celebrate National Storytelling week, invites you not only to listen to three renowned storytellers, John Row, Kirsty Hartsiotis and Baden Prince, but to tell your own stories whether they be traditional or anecdotal.


Talk: Enchanted Cotswold Country

Thursday 24 January

Museum in the Park, Stroud


2pm. Discover the story of Dymock poet John Drinkwater, who had links with the Arts and Crafts Movement from his early days as a playwright in Birmingham, through to his time living in Far Oakridge, near Stroud, during the First World War.

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:  21 Jan, 18 Feb, 18 Mar, 15 April, 20 May, 17 June, 15 July, 19 Aug, 16 Sept, 21 October, 18 Nov, 16 Dec

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