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.
At 15 she started storytelling in London with the inspirational 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 Tuup, Pomme 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. Since moving to Norway in 1997 she has taught story at Oslo University. In 2002 she started the group Fortellerhuset, in 2004 founded theNorwegian Storytelling festival and recently received the Espen Award from the festival. In 2008 Fortellerhuset opened a new 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.
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