Festival Program

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 (10am – 4pm)
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

Events & activities throughout the festival
Local eateries and community groups will be providing festival menus, events and activities throughout the week. Devonshire Teas at the Fishy Hall, High Tea and lunch menus at the Fish Creek Hotel, Barefoot Bowls at the Bowls Club, and the Children’s Café at the Fishy Kindergarten are some of the activities that will be on offer. More activities and events to be confirmed!

SATURDAY 19 MAY 2018
Tea Cosy Festival and Exhibition – Official Opening
When: 10:00am
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall
Info: The Tea Cosy Festival and Exhibition will be officially opened by Danny O’Brien, Member for Gippsland South.

Tea Cosy Demo with Loani Prior
When: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall
Cost: $5 (pay on the day)
Bookings (advised): 0484 586 296
Capacity: 80 participants
Info: If participants who have booked fail to show on the day, the Committee will make places available to others on a first come basis.

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.

Knit & Natter with Loani Prior
When: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Oberon Room, Fish Creek Hotel
Cost: $5 (pay on the day)
Bookings (advised): 0484 586 296
Capacity: 45 participants
Info: Participants will be able to buy refreshments at the venue.
If participants who have booked fail to show on the day, the Committee will make places available to others on a first come basis.

SUNDAY 20 MAY 2018
Tea Cosy Workshop with Loani Prior
When: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Where: Oberon Room, Fish Creek Hotel
Cost: $100 (in advance by bank deposit)
Bookings: 0484 586 296
Capacity: 12 participants

Info: Participants will be able to buy refreshments at the venue. Parking is available at the venue as well as on the street.
If the workshop is oversubscribed, a waiting list will be used to fill any cancellations. For more information and to register, please download the Workshop Registration Form.

High Tea with Bella Ciao
When: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall
Cost: $50
Bookings (essential): TryBooking or 0484 586 296
Info: You’ve heard of the Windsor High Tea and Langham Hotel High Tea – well this High Tea is not a bit like those. This is the Fish Creek High Tea! Slightly whimsical, not quite what you may expect (although you might expect to find smoked salmon, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, spinach and blue cheese tarts, and mini scones with jam and cream. Full menu to come!).
The musical entertainment will be provided by Bella Ciao, who play music from the Italian Peninsula of the 40s, 50s and 60s. Styles range from Tango and Polka to Waltz, Jazz and Tarantella.
If you have dietary requirements, let us know when you book.

MONDAY 21 MAY 2018
Tea Cosy Lunch Menu
When: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel
Cost: $25
Info: View the exhibition and enjoy a two-course lunch at the iconic hotel.

Jane Austen in Fish Creek
When: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Oberon Room, Fish Creek Hotel
Cost: $10 (TBC)
Info: Lise Rodgers is an actress who dresses in period costume and performs using excerpts from Jane Austen’s letters and novels. This short theatrical entertainment will not only amuse and delight, but also leave you feeling just a little more familiar with Jane Austen herself. Brought to you by the Friends of Corner Inlet Libraries. More info to come on how to book etc.

TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018
High Tea
When: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel
Cost: $20
Bookings (advised): 5683 2404
Info: View the exhibition and then enjoy the High Tea in Fish Creek’s Art Deco hotel, with Madame Flavour teas and local fare.

WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 2018
inTEAnational Tea Day
When: 11am – 2:00pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall
Cost: TBC (Seniors – free)
Bookings (advised): 0484 586 296
Info: Come along and sample teas from around the world and learn about the different etiquettes of serving tea. Light lunch will also be available.

Tea Cosy Lunch Menu
When: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel
Cost: $25
Info: View the exhibition and enjoy a two-course lunch at the iconic hotel.

THURSDAY 24 MAY 2018
Biggest Morning Tea
When: 10:30am – TBC
Where: Fish Creek Hotel
Cost: TBC
Info: The Biggest Morning Tea hosted by Fish Creek locals with proceeds donated to the Cancer Council.

Tea Cosy Lunch Menu
When: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel
Cost: $25
Info: View the exhibition and enjoy a two-course lunch at the iconic hotel.

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.

Childrens Café
When: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Fish Creek Kindergarten (behind the Hall)
Cost: Free
Info: Story telling and painting 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.

Festival Closing Dinner with Bruce Pascoe
Details TBC

We will update this page as festival events and activities are confirmed. A full program of events will be available for download soon.