Festival Program

EVERY DAY – SATURDAY 19 MAY to SUNDAY 27 MAY 2018 (open daily during festival)
Tea Cosy Exhibition
When: Open daily 9.30am – 5.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall
Cost: Gold coin donation
Info: Competition entries judged by Loani Prior.

Tea Trees Talking
When: Open daily 10.00am – 4.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Community Garden (Railway Shed)
Cost: free entry
Info: Community Felted Art Installation. Visitors will be greeted by a guide in Latvian folk costume and invited to wander between the Latvian birch grove and the Australian ti-tree mural, to linger over the student-made teapot and tea cup silhouettes. Three types of Latvian herbal tea will be available for tasting and there will be information on display about Latvian herbal teas. More info

SATURDAY 19 MAY 2018
Tea Cosy Festival and Exhibition – Official Opening
When: 10.00am
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall

Tea Cosy Demo with Loani Prior
When: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall

Devonshire Teas
When: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall

Knit & Natter with Loani Prior
When: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel, Oberon Room

SUNDAY 20 MAY 2018
Tea Cosy Making Workshop with Loani Prior
When: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel, Oberon Room

Festival High Tea with Bella Ciao
When: 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall

MONDAY 21 MAY 2018
Tea Cosy Lunch Menu
When: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel

Dining with Jane Austen at Fish Creek
When: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel, Oberon Room

TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018
Delicious Devonshire Teas
When: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Bowls Club

High Tea
When: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel

WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 2018
inTEAnational Tea Day
When: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall

Tea Cosy Lunch Menu
When: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel

THURSDAY 24 MAY 2018
Fish Creek Op Shop
Visit the Op Shop at the Fish Creek Memorial Hall for sensational bargains!

Biggest Morning Tea
When: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel

Tea Cosy Lunch Menu
When: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel

FRIDAY 25 MAY 2018
Fish Creek Op Shop
Visit the Op Shop at the Fish Creek Memorial Hall for sensational bargains!

Gippsland Unwrapped – Sustainable Living
When: 10.30am – 12.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall

Nautilus Theatre Project
When: 7.30pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall

SATURDAY 26 MAY 2018

Bendigo Bank Market Day
When: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Where: Village Green
Info: A range of stalls showcasing the work of local artisans and producers, as well as entertainment by musicians and street performers.
Entertainment Schedule – Village Green
10:00am – 10:45am: The McCrackens (country, hillbilly and folk)
11:15am – 12:00pm: Ron the Clown (for both kids and adults)
12:30pm – 1:15pm: Blind Cobbler’s Thumb (wicked Irish music)
1:45pm – 2:30pm: The Dirty Stopouts (covers from the 1970s to the 1990s)

A Little Bit of Blue
When: 10.00am
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall
Cost: $10
Bookings: TryBooking
Info: Little Wing Puppets presents a detective story with puppets! Suitable for children aged 3 to 12.

Childrens Café
When: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Kindergarten (behind the Hall)
Cost: Free
Info: Craft and play activities at our age-appropriate café.

SUNDAY 27 MAY 2018
Devonshire Teas
When: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall
Cost: $5
Info: View the exhibition and enjoy a Devonshire Tea served by Fish Creek locals. If you want to learn how to knit a mug rug, Paula Thompson from Fishy CWA will be there to teach you how (no cost, materials supplied).

Festival Closing Dinner with Bruce Pascoe
When: 5.30pm (drinks) 6.00pm (dinner)
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall
Cost: $50
Bookings: This event is fully booked. More info: 0407 543 371.
Info: Bruce Pascoe was born in Victoria and has Bunurong and Tasmanian heritage. He is the author of 27 books. Dark Emu Black Seeds was published in 2014, and in it Bruce puts forward a compelling argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing – behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag.

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