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What They Say

Stories to accompany BBC Springwatch at National Trust Sherborne Estate, May/June 2018:
'It was great to have you as part of our nature activity sessions. Everyone really enjoyed the tales…including us! Thank you for your support with the project. We appreciated it a lot.'

Lisa Edinborough, NT Visitor Experience Manager - Cotswolds

Stories on the Equinox performed at Thistledown Farm, March 20th 2016:
'We both thought the storytelling event a great success. ... you transported us to all your locations and we suspended belief effortlessly.'
J. Stuart, audience member

Epic Journeys performance with Stroud's Community Choirs, March 2016:

“It has been a delight to work with Fiona on the Epic Journeys project. She has a deep connection to the natural world and thoroughly immersed herself in the theme of the piece, taking time to choose stories that complimented the songs beautifully. These along with the poems that she learnt by heart wove seamlessly into the whole, creating a moving and unforgettable experience”

Sheila Macbeth, composer and choir leader

Autumn '15 course of evening classes - Telling Tales - comments from participants:
"I found all the sessions really useful and feel more confident about having a go at telling a story."
"Thoughtfully planned and delivered and very well held."
"Friendly, encouraging, flexible way of teaching."
March and Nov '15: Introduction to Storytelling workshops - comments from participants:

"Wonderful day ... inspirational and perfectly paced"

"I learned lots and my confidence is much improved"

"It was a great day - very well structured and organised"

"I now have some excellent tools to work with"

"Great day! Useful skills and helpful tips."

"I've really gained tools for telling stories in future."


July '15 Lichfield Festival

"Just to say that we went on Fiona Eadie's Storytelling Walk and enjoyed it enormously - she's an excellent storyteller, with such a warm personality, and it was great to see parts of Lichfield we hadn't been to before.  The stories were wonderful - we would certainly book again next year!"  B & E Hunt


  "Thank you so much for fitting into our wedding day so beautifully.  Even the band said that you and your stories were the best thing that they had seen at a wedding ... and they have been to many!

Jade, wedding at The Matara Centre, August 2014

 "Thank you so much for all your wonderful work, such a pleasure to have you back with us."

Leah Dermody, organiser of Starry Skies family camp, July 2014

"Your storytelling presentation  was wonderful at the Speakers' morning - we would like to book you and look forward to a special WI meeting."

Gloucestershire Women's Institute local group

"Well done for making what could have been such a dreary and cold evening great fun and very memorable. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk and your stories ... it is a great gift you have to weave an appropriate story into such a setting."

Nick Cole, Fontmell Down National Trust storytelling walk, May 2014

"We thoroughly enjoyed the story walk on Saturday in a group of mixed ages clearly rapt. Fiona really captured the mood and brought the landscape to life with her interwoven stories of drovers, their lives and loves and the beautiful beech-clad hilltop."

Jo and Debs Osorio, Win Green Hill National Trust storytelling walk, May 2014

"Thank you so much for today!  I thoroughly enjoyed it, as did the children.  They carried on retelling their local legends when we got back into the classroom and came up with some brilliant ideas."
Year 5 teacher, Red Oaks Primary School, Swindon, April '14

"The storyteller was fantastic – kept children and adults engaged.  Would definitely come again.”
Participant, Montacute House (National Trust) - storytelling sessions based on Elizabethan portraits, Aug '13

"Thank you for two magical storytelling sessions. We felt it all went so well and had lots of positive feedback."
Sheila Rowley, Amberley Village Events

"I think you know how much your session was appreciated ... I wish to say, on behalf of all of us, a big THANK YOU!"
Dr David Bullock, Head of Nature Conservation, The National Trust, Nov '12

"I loved your performance of Held in Place – actually you don't perform it, you are the story and embody it in a totally naturalistic way."
Elaine Hynd, audience member, 'Held in Place
', Oct 12

 “Fiona’s beautifully wrought and captivatingly told stories gave us the perfect end to our wedding day, allowing us some calm after the frantic day’s activities. It was so satisfying to just sit and listen to you taking us to a different place. Thank you so much. Our guests were captivated.”
Kevin and Diana, wedding at the Matara Centre, Aug12

“Fiona has been absolutely brilliant for our project – completely grasped what we are about and has crafted as beautiful and fanciful a story as I could have hoped for. It has worked out so well!”Dominic Hamilton, Property Manager, Snowshill Manor and Garden, National Trust

“The story teller bringing nature and place to life with imagination was riveting stuff.”Susan, participant in National Trust staff training course

“Thank you for the wonderful afternoon of stories - it was a true delight to be able to sit and listen, and be transported away from worldly worries! It was also wonderful to have themes from the exhibition explored in such an imaginative way, giving an extra dimension which could never be achieved through 'facts' and 'history lectures' - you really did weave a spell with your carefully chosen tales and your warm and welcoming presence.”  Abigail, Museum Administrator, Stroud Museum in the Park

“We had a great time and Fiona was a star! She went first and told a brilliant story which started the evening off with a real whoosh!”
Cynthia, organiser of True Stories Told Live

“Let me say a big thank you from us all at Treefest. You did a great job entertaining the family audience, holding their attention and giving them some great stories.”Sue, organiser of Treefest at Westonbirt Arboretum

“Thanks very much for the wonderful stories, which were very popular.” Miryam, organiser of HeartSound camp

“Your session was very well received, the feedback was all good and people really enjoyed your session including me.” Susan Staniforth, Manager, Library Services for Education, Gloucestershire

“... one of the most natural and charismatic storytellers I have ever heard.” Jane, workshop participant

"Huge thanks for the wonderful storytelling - I loved it and have to say I was totally gripped by the story.”  Philip, organiser of Green Party storytelling event

“Just to say thank you from us four for your lovely stories last night. We had such a wonderful time and were so glad to have been part of the magical celebration.” Annabelle, participant at Wassailing celebration, Glos

“Thank you again for this inspiring event.”

Tor-Evert, participant in ‘Storytelling and Place’ presentation, Aurland, Norway