WINTER OPENING WEEKEND
with Kirsty Hartsiotis
Saturday 12 December
at The Munnings Art Museum, Dedham, Essex
12-4pm. Step into a hidden world of green children and dragons, of will o’ the wisps, witches and the mysterious beasts, ghosts and legends that lurk over the border. These lively and entertaining folk tales from Suffolk, Alfred Munning’s home county, are vividly told by storyteller Kirsty Hartsiotis.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE'S GHOST TALES
with Anthony Nanson and Kirsty Hartsiotis
Wednesday 9 December
at The Wilson, Cheltenham's art gallery and museum
6pm: From poltergeists to white ladies and spectral bears, Gloucestershire’s hidden places are seething with spooks! A very special storytelling performance imaginatively bringing to life the creepiest and most engaging ghost stories from all over the county, from the new book Gloucestershire Ghost Tales.
STROUD OUT LOUD SPECIAL
Ghostly Tales of Gloucestershire
Friday 27 November
at Mr Twitchetts, Subscription Rooms, Stroud
7.00pm for 7.30pm start. Fire Springs storytellers Anthony Nanson and Kirsty Hartsiotis tell a spooky sample of the county’s creepiest ghost stories to launch their new book, Gloucestershire Ghost Tales, at this SOL special. Floor spots also available for stories, songs, poems, monologues. Arrive early for a slot.
STROUD SHORT STORIES
Sunday 15 November
at SVA, Stroud
7:30pm. Stroud Short Stories is a local institution! And this event, its tenth, is a special Eerie Evening - it is sure to sell out! The best authors, including Kirsty Hartsiotis, from throughout Gloucestershire have submitted their strangest, creepiest, darkest, spookiest stories to the SSS judges who have chosen ten to be read by the authors to an inevitably packed room. There is every guarantee of tales of an unexpected, unhinged and unmissable nature.
STONE, BRONZE AND IRON
Friday 14 August
at Museum in the Park, Stroud
11:30am & 12:30pm. Storyteller Kirsty Hartsiotis will take you on a journey, from Brutus the founder of Britain, to how Stonehenge was built. Discover the legendary tales behind this island’s earliest origins, find out about the people who made the barrows and standing stones that still litter our landscape, and see what happened when the Romans came. For children aged seven and above, with adults welcome. Booking is necessary, please call on 01453 763394.
SEA DRAGONS AND DEVIL'S TOENAILS
Friday 31 July
at Museum in the Park, Stroud
11:30am & 12:30pm. 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? For children aged seven and above, with adults welcome. Booking is necessary, please call on 01453 763394.
INKLINGS OF SPRING BARDIC SHOWCASE
Saturday 31 January
at Hawkwood College, Stroud
Come and join Kevan Manwaring and his special guest bards, find out about the Bard of Hawkwood contest, hear fine examples of modern bardism with storytellers Kirsty Hartsiotis, Anthony Nanson, Fiona Eadie and Josie Felce, poets including Peter Please and Gabriel Bradford Millar, and song from Chantelle Smith. Together we'll celebrate Imbolc, the festival sacred to Brighid, Celtic Goddess of poetry, smithcraft and healing. Bring an Imbolc wish and sow your seed for the coming year. Bring a candle to have it blessed at this traditional time (Candlemas). Email:firstname.lastname@example.org tel:01453 759034
Kirsty also performed at regular events such as Stroud Out Loud and the Bath Storytelling Circle, as well as at privately booked events.