Kirsty Hartsiotis: storyteller, writer, speaker
Kirsty Hartsiotis: storyteller, writer, speaker

Diary: special events


12pm, Saturday 16 December

Wenhaston Village Hall


Suffolk’s dark lanes and windswept beaches are seething with spooks! Join storyteller Kirsty Hartsiotis and co-author Cherry Wilkinson to  celebrate the launch of their book and hear a selection of spine-chilling tales and haunting songs.


Free! Wine and nibbles provided.



Spooky Tales of Gloucestershire

7:30pm, Friday 27 October

Stinchcombe Village Hall


Prepare for a scare! From fairy inns to Viking warriors and magical cats, Gloucestershire’s hidden places are seething with spooks! Join storyteller Kirsty Hartsiotis to discover the county’s ghosts, fairies, black dogs and the Devil himself in a selection of the county’s creepiest tales. Suitable for 7 years and above.

Tales of Supernatural Gloucestershire

6pm, Thursday 26 October

The Wilson, Cheltenham


Join Fire Springs storytellers Kirsty Hartsiotis and Anthony Nanson for an otherworldly evening this Halloween. We’ll journey into the wilder reaches of Gloucestershire to discover the fairies, demons and mythical beasts that lurk in the county’s woods and wolds and on the edges of our imagination. Suitable for adults and 12+


Storytelling Evening

7pm, Friday 13 October

The Secret Gallery, Newent


Prepare to be taken on a magical journey!
A fantastical evening of storytelling accompanied by drinks and nibbles whilst surrounded by the beautiful artworks of the FarOpen Taster Show. Your storytellers will be Kirsty Hartsiotis, Anthony Nanson, Austin Keenan and Valerie Dean.


Roman Wonders!

3.45pm, Saturday 9 September

Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester


The young god Vulcan found he could make wonderful things from metal using hot, hot fire… Vulcan’s people, the Romans, loved inventions. They created everything from robots to steam engines! Come with storyteller Kirsty Hartsiotis on a journey of discovery with tales from Roman history and mythology. For age 5 upwards.

Tales of Witchcraft and Wonder

Friday 23 to Sunday 25 June

St Briavels Castle


Following on from Inkubus Sukkubus' Tales of Witchcraft & Wonder in 2016 at Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester, they have sought out another fascinating, historic - and haunted - location for 2017. On Saturday night Kirsty Hartsiotis and Anthony Nanson will be sharing dark tales of Gloucestershire and around, before a stunning set from the Inkies! Earlier that day comes Fire Spring's Brighid's Flame with Celtic Tales. Note - SOLD OUT!

Ballad Tales Launch

7pm, Friday 9 June

British School, Stroud


Celebrating the luanch of Ballad Tales: an anthology of British ballads retold from The History Press with a lively showcase of storytelling and song from a selection of contributors including Kirsty Hartsiots, Kevan Manwaring, Anthony Nanson and Chantelle Smith.

FFI:  Kevan 01453 763703

Here be Dragons!

Sunday 23 April

3pm, Museum in the Park, Stroud


Come and be enchanted ... Mark St Georges Day and the end of the school holidays with an afternoon of wondrous dragon tales from English shores and far away lands from DCHQ agents Green and Krisa, who may or may not be Chloe of the Midnight Storytellers and Kirsty Hartsiotis. For families with children aged 5 and above. Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.


Hammerman Day

Sunday 9 April

8.30pm, The Beehive, Prospect Hill, Swindon


A celebration in song and words of Swindon's poet, writer and collector of song. Alfred Williams was a local genius, who was born into poverty and died in poverty, but inbetween led an amazing life and left us a treasury of work. Among the songs and poems, Kirsty will being telling tales collected by Williams.


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 2017:  16 Jan, 20 Feb, 20 Mar, 17 April, 15 May, 19 June, 17 July, 21 Aug, 18 Sept, 16 October, 20 Nov, 18 Dec

Stroud Out Loud!

Last Sunday of the month

7.30pm, Little Vic, Gloucester Street, Stroud


Stroud's Monthly Spoken Word Showcase: *Poetry*Storytelling*Song*Stand-up*Monologues* Celebrate free speech with this entertaining open mic showcase. Come and strut your stuff and get your 3 minutes of fame! Whatever your party piece - a new poem, a comedy routine, a folk tale, a song, a dramatic monologue, your latest artwork - come and share it.

Dates 2017: 24 September, 29 October, 26 November



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