Long ago in the 1960’s, the ancient art of story had almost disappeared in London. But Georgiana’s mum told her a LOT of stories.

London, about 1983

London, 1982

At 15 she started storytelling in London with Ben Haggarty.

They said they were professional storytellers and people stared at them like they were professional fairies. At the same time there was lots of work, as if people were starved for stories. Soon they joined with TuupPomme Claytonand Hugh Lupton.

Georgiana focuses on: story and nature, story and language, story and walking. She tells a lot for children, often outside, walking and playing. She was inspirational in the setting up of storytelling education at OsloMet. In 2002 she started the group Fortellerhuset, in 2004 founded theNorwegian Storytelling festival and received the Espen Award from the festival. Fortellerhuset opened a storytelling arena, report in Norwegian: Forskningsrapport FortellerRom.

In 2015 Georgiana received the Oslo Artists prize for her outstanding contribution to the artistic life of Oslo. In 2018 she took initiative for The Storytelling Radio which broadcasts interviews with new storytellers each week – podcasts available on Itunes, Spotify and here: FortellerRadio – The Storytelling Radio

Hear Georgiana talk about Storytelling from the Cosmic Lighthouse:

Storytellings a load of rubbish